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Office of Communications Records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: LU-RG07-004
This collection consists of records of the Office of Communications, previously known as the Office of Publicity, the Office of Public Relations, and the Office of Public Affairs, dating from 1925 to the present. Records include correspondence and reports, documentation of special events, news media guides, samples of publications produced for other offices and departments, and press releases.


  • 1925-2019


Conditions Governing Access

Any materials not produced for widespread distribution in this collection are classified as General University Records and closed for 20 years beyond the date of creation. Widely distributed materials are open for use. Contact the Archives for more information.

Conditions Governing Use

Property rights and copyright reside with Lawrence University. For uses beyond those allowed for fair use under U. S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.), please contact the University Archivist.


26.7 Linear Feet (30 boxes)

410 Megabytes

Method of Acquisition

Event files transferred August 2006. Press releases (1995-2005) and job samples (1996-2008) transferred 2008-01-04. Additional job samples (1996-2008) transferred 2011-01-31. Job samples (2008-2010) transferred 2014-12-30. Job samples (2011-2012) transferred 2015-02-11. Job samples (2012-2013) transferred 2016-01-22. Press releases (2007-2010) transferred 2018-08-20. Rick Peterson files and press releases (1991-1995) transferred 2019-01-15. Job Samples (2017-2019) transferred Summer 2019. Other materials in this collection were received prior to 2005.

Related Materials

Many University press releases are filed with collections of related subject matter in the Archives. Copies of publications produced for other offices and departments are often housed with the records of those offices and departments. See also collections classified under LU-RG14, including University Publications Collection and Recruitment Publications Collection. For information pertaining to special events and visitors, see Artist and Jazz Series Collection as well as the Lawrence University People Files.

Processing Information

Portions of the collection processed prior to 2015. Processing and finding aid completed by Erin Dix, 2015. Additional processing completed by Lina Rosenberg Foley and McKinley Breen, 2019.



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Revision Statements

  • 2015-07-31: Revised to incorporate "Files concerning Richard Warch, circa 1979-2004"
  • 2016-12: Box numbers revised
  • 2019-02-06: Revised to incorporate accession 2019-01

Repository Details

Part of the Lawrence University Archives Repository

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