Fonds AR206 - Communications fonds

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Communications fonds

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  • 1957-2022 (Creation)
    University of Victoria (B.C.). Communications

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16 m of textual records; 200+ videocassettes / DVDs; 4 audio reels; photographs.

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The office of Public Relations and Information Services was established in 1988; the name was changed to UVic Communications in 1998. Previous to 1988, the function of information services was part of several departments, including: Media and Technical Services, 1974-79; Supply and Technical Services, 1979-82; Community Relations and Development, 1982-85; and University Extension and Community Relations. The Directors include: Evelyn Samuels, 1988-94; Ken Farris (acting), 1994-95; and Bruce Kilpatrick, 1995-present. Major functions of the unit include issuing media releases, advertising and videotaping special lecture series and events, and production of UVic newsletter, Around the Ring. Previous publications include: Gazette of the University of Victoria, 1963-1972; and Newsletter of the University of Victoria, 1965-72.

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The fonds consists of General office files; Media releases; Newspaper clippings of UVic advertisements; Special lectures correspondence and posters; Lansdowne Lecture videos; Photographs from The Ring; and UVic Speakers Bureau records.

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Copies of lecture videos have been catalogued with the Film Library collection.

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Restrictions may apply to certain materials. Review prior to access.

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1980-014, 1986-041, 1987-004, 1988-049, 1988-079, 1989-063, 1989-071, 1990-030, 1990-045, 1991-047, 1994-047, 1996-097, 1998-025, 2004-007, 2006-018, 2008-007, 2011-062, 2012-017, 2015-003, 2017-023, 2018-026, 2019-029, 2020-049, 2021-055, 2022-036.

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2022-11-23 rev. - JS

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  • English

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