North Carolina State University, Office of Public Affairs, News Services Records 1896-2007

Creators
North Carolina State University. Office of Public Affairs; North Carolina State University. News Services Division
Size
144.7 linear feet (95 cartons, 2 boxes, 1 legal box, 1 cardbox, and 1 flatfile)
Location

For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Special Collections Research Center Reference Staff.

Call number
UA 014.011
Access to materials

Portions of this collection have restricted access; the remainder of this collection is open for research; access requires at least 48 hours advance notice. Use copies of VHS/cassettes/etc. must be made prior to patron viewing.

This subgroup is composed of a variety of materials related to News Services' work promoting North Carolina State University. The textual records include news releases, clippings, correspondence, university reports, university publications, and files and press information on faculty. The records also contain a number of audiovisual formats, including photographs, slides, and video cassettes of various types (VHS, Betacam SP, MBU 5s, UCA60), documenting broadcasts, press conferences, public service announcements and other media presentations. The materials date from 1896 to 2007.

As of 2013, the Office of Public Affairs consisted of three divisions: Communications Services, News Services, and Web Communications. The News Services division uses a wide variety of methods to promote NC State University on local, national, and international levels. Staff members utilize traditional press releases, news tips, and direct contact with journalists to give the university, its scholarship and its research more visibility. They also distribute news stories electronically on listservs and web pages and distribute a list of faculty experts to assist the media and university representatives.

Biographical/historical note

Prior to its renaming and reorganization in 1994, North Carolina State University's Office of Public Affairs operated as the Office of University Relations and consisted of four main areas: the Office of Information Services worked with the news media and provided information in response to requests from the public; the Office of Broadcast Services provided video and audio productions to on-campus units and off-campus organizations; University Events supported and supervised various aspects of on-campus events, including catering, reservations, and protocol; and the Publications Office designed, wrote, and supervised the printing of a number of publications and periodicals. As of 2007, the Office of Public Affairs consisted of three divisions: News Services, Marketing, and Creative Services. As of 2013, the Office of Public Affairs consisted of three divisions: Communications Services, News Services, and Web Communications.

Like its predecessors, the News Services division of Public Affairs has used a wide variety of methods to promote NC State University on local, national, and international levels. Staff members have utilized traditional press releases, news tips, and direct contact with journalists to give the university, its scholarship and its research more visibility. They also have distributed news stories electronically on listservs and web pages and distribute a list of faculty experts to assist the media and university representatives.

Scope/content

This subgroup is composed of a variety of materials related to News Services' work promoting North Carolina State University. The textual records include news releases, clippings, correspondence, university reports, university publications, and files and press information on faculty. The records also contain a number of audio-visual formats, including photographs, slides, and video cassettes of various types (VHS, Betacam SP, MBU 5s, UCA60), documenting broadcasts, press conferences, public service announcements and other media presentations. The materials date from the 1896 to 2007.

Physical description

95 cartons, 2 archival boxes, 1 archival legal box, 1 card box, 1 flat file folder

Arrangement

The records of the Office of Public Affairs, News Services Records are arranged in five series:

  • 1. Topical Files
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  • 2. Campus Units
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  • 3. Faculty/Staff Files
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  • 4. Photographs
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  • 5. Audiovisual Materials

Use of these materials

The nature of the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NCSU Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which North Carolina State University assumes no responsibility.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], North Carolina State University, Office of Public Affairs, News Services Records, UA 014.011, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Related material

Source of acquisition

Transferred from the North Carolina State University Office of Public Affairs.

Processing information

Processed by Jennifer McElroy, 2007 and Vivian Phinizy, 2011, and by Flora Blackley and Liz Bell 2013. Encoded by Jennifer McElroy, 2007 Updated by Karen Paar, 2007, and Vivian Phinizy, January 2011, and by Flora Blackley and Liz Bell 2013. Finding aid written by Todd Kosmerick, Flora Blackley, and Liz Bell

The collection is organized into five principal series:

Access to the collection

Portions of this collection have restricted access; the remainder of this collection is open for research; access requires at least 48 hours advance notice. Use copies of VHS/cassettes/etc. must be made prior to patron viewing.

For more information contact us via mail, phone, or our web form.

Mailing address:
Special Collections Research Center
Box 7111
Raleigh, NC, 27695-7111

Phone: (919) 515-2273

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], North Carolina State University, Office of Public Affairs, News Services Records, UA 014.011, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Use of these materials

The nature of the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NCSU Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which North Carolina State University assumes no responsibility.