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Office of College Advancement, Communications and Media Relations records

 Collection
Identifier: CA05.02

Scope and Content Note

This is a large collection which includes news releases, correspondence, subject files, and other materials relevant to the functions of the Office of Communications and Media Relations. The publications of the office, including the Bates College Bulletin and the alumni magazine are herein contained. A substantial portion of this collection is made up of subject files kept by CMR staff. Another significant part of this collection is a chronological run of Bates News Releases. Smaller series relate to presidents of the College, commencement, funds and grants, and trustees.

Dates

  • 1902-[ongoing]

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

The collection is the physical property of Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library. Bates College holds literary rights only for material created by College personnel working on official behalf of the College, or for material which was given to the College with such rights specifically assigned. For all other material, literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. Researchers are responsible for obtaining permission from rights holders for publication or other purposes that exceed fair use.

Historical Note

Records of public relations office of College, including news releases and accompanying materials such as press clippings, administrative records, calendars made available to members of College community and general public, and booklets issued by office.

The College News Bureau was established in 1948 to provide a systematic conduit of information on College events and activities of students, faculty and staff, to arrange contacts between College community members and media outlets, and to provide advice on media relations. The News Bureau became the Office of College Relations in 1995.

Extent

283 manuscript_boxes

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

This is a large collection which includes news releases, correspondence, subject files, and other materials relevant to the functions of the Office of Communications and Media Relations.

Organization and Arrangement

This collection is divided into twelve series: I. Bates Alumni Magazine II. Bates Bulletin III. Subject Files IV. Publications V. Calendars VI. Commencement VII. News Releases VIII. Directories IX. Presidents X. Funds & Grants XI. Administrative Materials XII. Trustees

Related Archival Materials

Title
Guide to the Office of College Advancement, Communications and Media Relations records, 1902-[ongoing]
Status
Edited Full Draft
Author
Special Collections Staff
Language of description
English
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Description is in: English
Edition statement
©2012

Repository Details

Part of the Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library Repository

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