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University of Arkansas Division of Information Services Records

Manuscript Collection 752

Special Collections
University of Arkansas Libraries

365 N. McIlroy Avenue
Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701-4002
Phone: 479-575-8444
specoll@uark.edu

Machine-readable finding aid encoded in EAD by Heath Robinson, 2014

Materials are in English.

Table of Contents

Descriptive Summary

Creator
University of Arkansas. Division of Information Services
Title
University of Arkansas Division of Information Services Records
Inclusive Dates
1952-1987
Identification
Manuscript Collection 752
Extent
2.5 linear feet (6 boxes)
Repository
Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries

Access Information

Please call (479) 575-8444 or email specoll@uark.edu at least two weeks in advance of your arrival to ensure availability of the materials.

Use Information

All materials in box 6 are restricted.

No Interlibrary Loan.

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Acquisition Information

The University of Arkansas Division of Information Services Records were donated to Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries on February 26, 1989 by the Division of Information Services.

Processing Information

Processed by Amy Allen and Heath Robinson; completed in October 2014.

Preferred Form of Citation

"University of Arkansas Division of Information Services Records (MC 752), Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville.

See Special Collections Citation Guide for more detailed information on how to cite specific documents from the collection."

Historical Note

Early in the history of the University of Arkansas, news service and publicity duties were handled by instructors of journalism. J. Wainwright Evans, Murray Sheehan, J. Wymond French, and Victor Portman all served as instructors of journalism in the English department of the University and were all tasked by the president of the University with publicizing the institution. When French left the University, President Futrall hired Walter J. Lemke who was charged with organizing a department of journalism and serving as director of the University News Bureau. Lemke was the director of the bureau until that position was separated from the Department of Journalism in 1939, and Sam Schwieger was hired as director. Schwieger was also field manager for the Arkansas Press Association and ran the two organizations as one unit from 1941 until his departure in 1943. Schwieger was succeeded by William J. Good who held the position until the creation of the Division of Information Services in 1958. The Division of Information Services was created in 1958 with the purpose of controlling the release of University of Arkansas news to the public. The hope was that an organized program of public information would facilitate public understanding and support of the institution. The first Director of the Division of Information Services was Storm Whaley who served for only one year. In 1959, William (Bill) Hughes became the Director and he would serve in that position until 1986. In the 1960s, the university expanded with the incorporation of campuses at Fayetteville, Little Rock, and Pine Bluff. This organizational shift led to the focus of the Division of Information to be split between promoting the Fayetteville campus and promoting the University of Arkansas System as a whole. The Division was responsible for any news which affected multiple campuses or the system as a whole or which originated from system-wide officers such as the President or the Board of Trustees. News which affected only one campus was handled by different on-campus information offices. The Division of Information Services was reverted back to a campus division in the 1980s. In 1989 the division was renamed the Office of University Relations. This office carries on the duties of releasing news and providing information to the public.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of materials and publications.

Arrangement of the Papers

The collection is arranged with subject files first, arranged alphabetically by file title followed by the Board of Trustees materials which are arranged in chronological order. Folders have been renamed and rearranged for ease of use. Items within the folders retain their original arrangement.

Detailed Description of the Collection

The following contains a detailed list of the materials in the collection

Box 1

Box 1 Folder 1

Act 10 Materials, 1959-1964

Box 1 Folder 2

Archaeology and University Museum Materials, 1959-1961

Box 1 Folder 3

Arkansas A and M College Materials, 1965-1969

Box 1 Folder 4

Arkansas Advocate Newspaper, March 1965

Box 1 Folder 5

Arkansas Gazette Newspaper, August 3, 1979

Box 1 Folder 6

Arkansas Public Awareness Program Materials, 1979-1980

Box 1 Folder 7

Arkansas State University Materials, 1957-1969

Box 1 Folder 8

Campus Planning and Development Materials, 1952-1967

Box 1 Folder 9

Case Currents Magazine, 1977

Box 2

Box 2 Folder 1

Case Currents Magazine, January 1978-May 1978

Box 2 Folder 2

Case Currents Magazine, July 1978-December 1978

Box 2 Folder 3

Case Currents Magazine, 1979

Box 2 Folder 4

Education Funding Shortfalls Materials, 1969-1971

Box 2 Folder 5

Land Grant Centennial Materials, 1966-1969

Box 2 Folder 6

Newspaper Clippings, 1966

Box 2 Folder 7

President's Annual Report , 1980-1981

Box 3

Box 3 Folder 1

Preview Magazine Controversy Materials, 1966-1967

Box 3 Folder 2

Public Information Commission Materials [1 of 2], 1960-1969;n.d.

Box 3 Folder 3

Public Information Commission Materials [2 of 2], 1960-1969;n.d.

Box 3 Folder 4

Public Information Committee Materials, 1968-1973

Box 3 Folder 5

Public Information Project Financial Materials, 1969-1973

Box 3 Folder 6

Speaker Policy Materials, 1965-1966

Box 3 Folder 7

Speaker Policy - Student Reaction to Gary Coe Incident Materials, 1965

Box 3 Folder 8

Student Grievances Materials, 1965-1966

Box 3 Folder 9

Support Newspaper, 1984-1985

Box 4

Box 4 Folder 1

U of A in the News Newsletter, 1967-1968

Box 4 Folder 2

UALR Review, 1987

Box 4 Folder 3

University Library Dedication Materials, October 1969

Box 4 Folder 4

University Library Materials, 1969

Box 4 Folder 5

Board of Trustees Meeting Materials, November 1967

Box 4 Folder 6

Board of Trustees Meeting Materials, May 1970

Box 4 Folder 7

Board of Trustees Meeting Materials, September 11, 1970

Box 4 Folder 8

Board of Trustees Meeting Materials, September 25, 1970

Box 4 Folder 9

Board of Trustees Meeting Materials, November 1970

Box 4 Folder 10

Board of Trustees Meeting Materials, January 1971

Box 4 Folder 11

Board of Trustees Meeting Materials, April 1971

Box 4 Folder 12

Board of Trustees Meeting Materials, May 1971

Box 4 Folder 13

Board of Trustees Meeting Materials, June 1971

Box 4 Folder 14

Board of Trustees Meeting Materials, September 1971

Box 4 Folder 15

Board of Trustees Meeting Materials, October 1971

Box 4 Folder 16

Board of Trustees Meeting Materials, May 1972

Box 4 Folder 17

Board of Trustees Meeting Materials, November 1972

Box 4 Folder 18

Board of Trustees Meeting Materials, January 1973

Box 4 Folder 19

Board of Trustees Meeting Materials, February 1973

Box 4 Folder 20

Board of Trustees Meeting Materials, May 1973

Box 4 Folder 21

Board of Trustees Meeting Materials, August 1973

Box 5

Box 5 Folder 1

Board of Trustees Meeting Materials, September 1973

Box 5 Folder 2

Board of Trustees Meeting Materials, November 1973

Box 5 Folder 3

Board of Trustees Meeting Materials, December 1973

Box 5 Folder 4

Board of Trustees Meeting Materials, February 1974

Box 5 Folder 5

Board of Trustees Meeting Materials, January 1975

Box 5 Folder 6

Board of Trustees Meeting Materials, February 1975

Box 5 Folder 7

Board of Trustees Meeting Materials, May 1975

Box 5 Folder 8

Board of Trustees Meeting Materials, June 1975

Box 5 Folder 9

Board of Trustees Meeting Materials, August 1975

Box 5 Folder 10

Board of Trustees Meeting Materials, October 1975

Box 5 Folder 11

Board of Trustees Meeting Materials, November 1975

Box 5 Folder 12

Board of Trustees Meeting Materials, December 1975

Box 5 Folder 13

Board of Trustees Meeting Materials, January 1976

Box 5 Folder 14

Board of Trustees Meeting Materials, July 1976

Box 5 Folder 15

Board of Trustees Meeting Materials, 1987

END OF COLLECTION