North Carolina State University, Office of Public Affairs Publications 1929-2007

Creator
North Carolina State University. Office of Public Affairs
Size
12.79 linear feet
Call number
UA 014.200

This sub-group contains various internal and external publications produced by the Office of Public Affairs and its subordinate units. This includes newsletters, magazines, bulletins, and other publications. Included are Statelog, The Journal of North Carolina State University, High School Newsletter, and The Bulletin (also called the Official Bulletin). The materials date from between 1929 and 2007.

As a part of the larger division of University Advancement, the Office of Public Affairs helps NC State accomplish its mission by building sound relationships with the university’s constituencies and public groups. In 2007 the Office of Public Affairs consisted of two main components--Marketing and Creative Services and News Services--and focused on four main goals: projecting the distinctive benefits and accomplishments of NC State, monitoring and responding to public issues and perceptions, involving alumni, faculty, staff, students and constituents in reaching the university's goals, and helping the university recruit and retain students, secure public and private resources and garner support. As part of their ongoing endeavors in support of these goals, the member groups and programs of the Office of Public Affairs have produced a number of internal and external publications.

Biographical/historical note

The Office of Public Affairs has been known previously as the Office of Foundations and Development, the Office of University Relations, and the Office of Development. Immediately prior to its reorganization and renaming in 1994, it operated as the Office of University Relations and consisted of four main areas: the Office of Information Services, which worked with the news media and provided information in response to requests from the public; the Office of Broadcast Services, which provided video and audio productions to on-campus units and off-campus organizations; University Events, which supported and supervised various aspects of on-campus events, including catering, reservations, and protocol; and the Publications Office, which designed, wrote, and supervised the printing of a number of publications and periodicals.

In 2007, the Office of Public Affairs consisted of two main components: Marketing and Creative Services and News Services. The primary responsibility of Creative Services is "to support University Advancement by producing print, electronic and broadcast materials for public distribution, providing campus footage for stations and networks and assisting with any assigned projects that enhance the image of North Carolina State University." (quote taken from the Creative Services website) As part of these pursuits, it oversees Photographic Services, Production Services, Video Presentation and Support Services, and administers the Cooperating Raleigh Colleges' Education Channel, a cable channel serving the Raleigh area. Special Events, formerly a separate component within Public Affairs, is also now a part of Creative Services. The News Services component of the Office of Public Affairs works to gain media coverage for the university and distributes news releases to the media.

As a part of the larger division of University Advancement, the Office of Public Affairs "helps NC State accomplish its mission by building sound relationships with the university’s constituencies and public groups." (quote taken from the What is the Office of Public Affairs? website) According to their informational website, Public Affairs focuses on four main goals: projecting the distinctive benefits and accomplishments of NC State, monitoring and responding to public issues and perceptions, involving alumni, faculty, staff, students and constituents in reaching the university's goals, and helping the university recruit and retain students, secure public and private resources and garner support. As part of their ongoing endeavors in support of these goals, the member groups and programs of the Office of Public Affairs have produced a number of internal and external publications.

Scope/content

This sub-group contains various internal and external publications produced by the Office of Public Affairs and its subordinate units. This includes newsletters, magazines, bulletins, and other publications. Included are Statelog, The Journal of North Carolina State University, High School Newsletter, and The Bulletin. The materials date from between 1929 and 2007.

The Official Bulletin, later just titled the Bulletin, began publication in 1929. It was originally a form of memo to faculty and staff, and it was printed on blue 8.5 x 11 inch sheets of paper until September 1983. From September 1983 through October 1994 it was issued on cream-colored paper with a red masthead, and issues occassionally contained images. Beginning in November 1994 it was first published in tabloid format, which continued until 2007 when it became an exclusively online publication. It was distributed with varying frequency but usually two or more times per month.

The Journal of North Carolina State University was for many years simply titled The Journal. It began publication on a monthly basis and in tabloid format in September 1969. It continued until at least 1984.

Statelog commenced publication in November 1952 in newsletter format but on glossy paper and with images. It was originally published twice per month, but this was later reduced to seasonally (4 times per year). A note in the files indicates it ceased publication with the Fall 1993 issue, but a Winter 1993 issue also exists there.

Physical description

19 archival boxes, 4 archival flat boxes

Arrangement

The contents of this subgroup are organized alphabetically according to the publications' titles.

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 Publications, UA 014.200, 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 and Todd Kosmerick;machine-readable finding aid created by: Jennifer McElroy and Todd Kosmerick; Finding aid updated by Cate Putirskis, 2010 August; Todd Kosmerick, 2013 July.

Bulletin 1929-1937 Aug.
Box 1
Bulletin 1937 Sept.-1942 Sept.
Box 2
Bulletin 1942 Sept.-1946 Sept.
Box 3
Bulletin 1946 Sept.-1950 Aug.
Box 4
Bulletin 1950 Sept.-1954 Aug.
Box 5
Bulletin 1954 Sept.-1958 Aug.
Box 6
Bulletin 1958 Sept.-1962 Aug.
Box 7
Bulletin 1962 Sept.-1966 Aug.
Box 8
Bulletin 1966 Sept.-1970 Aug.
Box 9
Bulletin 1970 Aug.-1974 Aug.
Box 10
Bulletin 1974 Aug.-1979 Aug.
Box 11
Bulletin 1979 Aug.-1983 Sept.
Box 12
Bulletin 1983 Sept.-1986 Aug.
Box 13
Bulletin 1986 Aug.-1990 Aug.
Box 14
Bulletin 1990 Aug.-1994 Oct.
Box 15
Bulletin 1994 Nov.-1998 June
Oversize flat box 16
Bulletin 1998 July-2002 June
Oversize flat box 17
Bulletin 2002 July-2003 June
Oversize flat box 18
Bulletin 2003 July-2004 June

Incomplete issues.

Oversize flat box 18
Bulletin 2004 July-2005 June
Oversize flat box 18
Bulletin 2005 July-2007 Aug.

Incomplete issues.

Flat box 23
Journal 1969-1981
Box 19
Journal 1982-1984 Jan.
Box 20
Miscellaneous Publications 1960-1998

Includes pamphlets on the university (1960s - 1980s), NC State Experts Reporter's Guide (1994-1997), North Carolina State University High School Newsletter (1968-1969), Communications Manual (1998), the Trustee Newsletter (1979 -1985), and NCSU in the News (Feb. 1990)

Box 20
Statelog 1952-1993
Box 21
The Journal: North Carolina State University 1969-1984
Box 22

Access to the collection

This collection is open for research; access requires at least 48 hours advance notice.

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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 Publications, UA 014.200, 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.