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University Communications Records,

 Record Group
Identifier: UA-5015

Scope and Contents

These materials contain records related to the Office of Public Affairs. They consist of faculty and staff biographical files, photographs and slides, press releases, audio-visual materials, correspondence, annual reports, and financial information. Other subjects included in these records include: board of trustees, Appalachian Consortium, Appalachian Summer, Cannon Music Camp, Overseas Study Program, Phi Kappa Phi Society, Upward Bound, and the College of Business.


  • circa 1920-2008
  • Majority of material found within 1960 - 2000


The materials are in English.

Access Restrictions

This collections is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room without restrictions. An appointment for research is recommended.

Historical Note

University Communications, in the University Advancement Division, seeks to share the unique essence and energy of Appalachian and its people through strategic, creative and dynamic communications that promote the University and its many constituents. This office continues the work of the News Bureau and Public Affairs, both of which were under the Office of Development until 2006, when University Communications was created.Though the office has undergone restructuring and name changes, this collection contains records of the News Bureau component of the Office of Public Affairs and currently University Communications.


134.5 Linear Feet (215 boxes, 1 box containing a hard drive of photographs, 34 archival boxes containing photographs, slides and negatives, 12 record cartons containing audiovisual materials, 3 oversize boxes)


These materials contain records related to the Office of Public Affairs, formerly known as the News Bureau. They consist of faculty and staff biographical files, photographs and slides, press releases, audiovisual materials, correspondence, annual reports, and financial information.


This collection is divided into six series: Faculty and Staff Biographical Files, News Bureau Press Releases, Correspondence, Subject Files, Photographs, Negatives, and Slides, and Audio-Visual Materials. Series V: Photographs, Negatives, and Slides, is divided into four subseries and Series VI: Audio-Visual Materials is divided into seven subsries.

Acquisitions Information

This collection consists of 81 different accessions, all transferred from the Records Center: UA.2002.004, UA.2003.052, UA.2003.081, UA.2003.137, UA.2003.169, UA.2004.037, UA.2004.040, UA.2004.094, UA.2004.145, UA.2004.148, UA.2004.177, UA.2004.200, UA.2004.206, UA.2004.227, UA.2004.238, UA.2004.265, UA.2004.271, UA.2004.272, UA.2005.009, UA.2005.010, UA.2005.011, UA.2005.012, UA.2005.013, UA.2005.031, UA.2005.197, UA.2005.201, UA.2005.204, UA.2005.271, UA.2005.274, UA.2005.464, UA.2005.488, UA.2005.489, UA.2006.009, UA.2006.084, UA.2006.152, UA.2006.241, UA.2006.249, UA.2006.253, UA.2006.266, UA.2006.272, UA.2006.278, UA.2006.297, UA.2006.303, UA.2006.305, UA.2006.309, UA.2006.330, UA.2006.331, UA.2006.335, UA.2006.336, UA.2006.338, UA.2006.344, UA.2006.364, UA.2007.014, UA.2007.015, UA.2007.043, UA.2007.051, UA.2007.115, UA.2007.116, UA.2007.118, UA.2007.134, UA.2007.138, UA.2007.140, UA.2007.141, UA.2007.147, UA.2007.151, UA.2008.013, UA.2009.028, UA.2010.019, UA.2010.036, UA.2010.087, UA.2011.004, UA.2011.007, UA.2011.009, UA.2011.010, UA.2011.020, UA.2011.021, UA.2011.023, UA.2011.024, UA.2011.030, UA.2011.031, UA.2011.043.

Processing Information

Processed by Kelly Grimm, Grant Maher, 2011.

UA.5015: University Communications Records, circa 1920-2008
Kelly Grimm and Grant Maher
September 2011
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository