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UH News Releases

Identifier: 1969-067

The UH News Releases include official university news releases, advertisements, correspondence, and administrative records, dating from 1947-1954. This collection is arranged into series based primarily on how it was originally received.

The News Release series is the largest in the collection, containing 56 folders. Materials date from May 1950 to August 1954 and are divided by month of the release. These releases cover almost every aspect of the University including announcements of events, articles published by faculty, building openings, Frontier Fiesta, workshops, classes, and many additional topics. Files have been arranged chronologically.

The Advertisement series contains 3 folders of advertisements issued by the University, relating to a variety of topics that include registration, course offerings, child care, and many others. The materials include tear-sheets, working drafts of advertisements, and a few final drafts run in local newspapers.

The Correspondence series contains 8 folders of material that date between 1947 and 1954. This series is arranged chronologically. The correspondence primarily relates to issues that concern the athletic program including its membership in the Missouri Valley Conference, football schedules, information used in brochures, and a tentative copy of the constitution of the Missouri Valley Press Association. There is also a large variety of other correspondence found in this series including material related to Frontier Fiesta, educational conferences, and career days held at the university.

The Administrative Record series is arranged alphabetically and contains 47 folders. This series contains a wide range of materials relating to the administration of the department. Materials include monthly reports, cartoons, and negative lists.

For preservation and access reasons the collection has been re-boxed and re-foldered. New folder titles conform, as closely as possible, to original folder titles, except when the original was obviously incomplete, incorrect, or confusing. Original folder and item order has been maintained whenever possible. Exceptions were made when folders were obviously misfiled or when no order was apparent.


  • 1947-1954


Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Special Collections owns the physical items in our collections, but copyright normally belongs to the creator of the materials or their heirs. The researcher has full responsibility for determining copyright status, obtaining permission to publish from copyright holders, and abiding by current copyright laws when publishing or displaying copies of Special Collections material in print or electronic form. For more information, consult the appropriate librarian. Reproduction decisions will be made by Special Collections staff on a case-by-case basis.


4.00 linear feet


Guide to the UH News Releases
Samantha Herber, Mikaela Selley, Vanco Hua, Lanchi Pham, Syed Chowdhury, and Bobby Marlin
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Houston Libraries Special Collections Repository

University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
MD Anderson Library
4333 University Drive
Houston TX 77204-2000 USA