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News and Communication Services Records, 1940-2004

President James H. Jensen and Dean Vera Brandon (at left) at the dedication of Wilson Hall dormitory, 1965. Jensen served as President of Oregon State University from 1961-1969.

Information and Credits

RG 203

The News and Communication Services Records document the public relations activities of Oregon State University, especially with the news media. The records consists primarily of biographical files for faculty, staff, administrators, alumni, and others affiliated with Oregon State and press releases.

Historical Note 

Scope and Content Note


14.7 cubic feet, including 129 sound recordings; 19 boxes; 2 microfilm reels


The records are arranged in 7 series: I. Policy and Historical Correspondence, 1952-1970; II. Policies and Procedures, 1942; III. Scripts, 1980; IV. Biographical Files, 1940-2000; V. Sound Recordings, 1966-1987; VI. News and Press Releases, 1941-2004; and VII. Subject Files, 1952-1987.

Related Papers

Earlier records documenting public and news relations are part of the Information Department Records (RG 010); an extensive collection of news articles about Oregon State College published in Oregon newspapers is part of the Journalism Department Records (RG 091). News and Communication Services Photographs (P 057) include photographs separated from biographical and subject files as well as extensive photographic files created and assembled by the department. The News and Communication Services Motion Picture Films and Videotapes (FV P 057) consist of raw footage and final productions of news releases and public service announcements documenting and promoting Oregon State University. Biographical information for faculty, staff, and alumni is also available in the Memorabilia Collection, Alumni Association Records (RG 035), and Extension and Experiment Station Communications Records (RG 069) as well as many academic department records. The College of Forestry (RG 139) and College of Home Economics and Education (RG 141) Records also include extensive biographical files for faculty.

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