Collection ASU0052 - University of Miami Office of Media Relations photograph collection

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ASU0052

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University of Miami Office of Media Relations photograph collection

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11 Boxes

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The Office of Media Relations is responsible for communicating information regarding the University’s achievements, faculty research, programs, and events to the local, regional, national, and international news media. The staff also responds to daily media requests for information and faculty experts. The Media Relations staff works closely with the Department of Public Safety to manage all external communications in emergency situations and play a key role in crisis contingency planning.

The Office of Media Relations is responsible for communicating information regarding the University’s achievements, faculty research,  programs, and events to the local, regional, national, and international news media. The staff also responds to daily media requests for information and faculty experts. The Media Relations staff works closely with the Department of Public Safety to manage all external communications in emergency situations and play a key role in crisis contingency planning.

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The majority of the items found in this collection are photographs, negatives, and contact sheets of university buildings, its people, and events taken by the Office of Media Relations from the 1940s to the 1990s. Press releases, university publications, and other materials created by the department are also available in the collection.

The Office of Media Relations is a department of the University Communications, and they are responsible for communicating information regarding the University’s achievements, faculty research, programs, and events to the local, regional, national, and international news media.

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Series I - Buildings 1943-1994 (pres releases, clippings and photographs of UM buildings) [Box 1-3]

Series II - Citizens Board 1974-1988 (photographs of members and events) [Box 4]

Series III - Faculty and Staff 1962-1994 (photographs of administrators, faculty, and staff) [Box 5]

Series IV - Photographs 1971-1989 (of UM schools and departments) [Box 6-8]

Series V - Topical Files (publications, press clippings and correspondence on UM-related subjects) [Box 9-11]

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  • English

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Universtiy of Miami Historical Photograph Collections [1920s to 1970s]

Information about related materials is available at http://merrick.library.miami.edu/digitalprojects/photographs.php

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