University of Houston Libraries, Special Collections

Guide to the UH News Releases



Overview of the Collection

Creator University of Houston
Collection Title UH News Releases
Dates 1947-1954
Identification 09/1969-067
Physical Description 4.00 linear feet
Repository University of Houston Libraries M.D. Anderson Library 4333 University Drive Houston, TX, 77204-2000 URL: http://info.lib.uh.edu/ Email: rmrichardson@uh.edu Phone: 713-743-9229

Scope and Contents

Forms part of the University Archives. The U.H. 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 and relate 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.

Overall, the original folder order has been maintained. This Collection 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.


Restrictions

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, locating 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.


Access Terms

This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Corporate Name:
University of Houston
Genre/Form of Material:
Advertisements
Correspondence
Press releases
Records (documents)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation:

U. H News Releases, Courtesy of Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries.


Detailed List of Contents

News Releases

Scope and Contents
This is the largest series in the collection containing 56 folders. Materials date from May 1950 to August 1954 and are divided in most cases 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 other topics. Files in this series have been arranged chronologically.
Box Folder
1 1 May 1950
2 June 1950
3 July 1950
4 August 1950
5 September 1950
6 October 1950
7 November 1950
8 December 1950
9 January 1951
10 February 1951
11 March 1-22, 1951
12 March 26-31, 1951
13 April 1951
14 May 1951
15 June 1951
16 July 1951
17 August 1951
18 September 1951
19 October 1951
20 November 1951
21 December 1951
22 1951
Box Folder
2 1 January 1952
2 February 1952
3 March 1952
4 April 1952
5 May 1952
6 June 1952
7 July 1952
8 August 1952
9 September 1952
10 October 1952
11 December 1952
12 January 1953
13 February 1953
14 March 2-11, 1953
15 March 12-24, 1953
16 March 25-31, 1953
17 April 1953
18 May 1953
19 June 1953
20 July 1953
21 August 1953
Box Folder
3 1 September 1953
2 October 1953
3 November 1953
4 December 1953
5 Frontier Fiesta 1953
6 January 1954
7 February 1954
8 March 1954
9 April 1954
10 May 1954
11 June 1954
12 July 1954
13 August 1-20,1954
14 August 21-30,1954
15 1954



Advertisements

Scope and Contents
This series contains 3 folders of advertisements issued by the University relating to a variety of topics including registration, course offerings, child care, topics concerning Veterans and many others. The materials include tear-sheets, working drafts of advertisement along with the final drafts run in local newspapers.
Box Folder
3 16 1950-Spring 1951
17 1951-1952
18 1953-1954



Correspondence

Scope and Contents
This series contains 8 folders of correspondence dating between 1947 and 1954 and arranged chronologically. Much of the correspondence relates to issues concerning the athletic program at the university 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 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.
Box Folder
3 19 1947-1949
20 May-August, 1950
21 September-December, 1950
Box Folder
4 1 January-May,1951
2 June-December, 1951
3 1952
4 1953
5 1954



Administrative Records

Scope and Contents
Arranged alphabetically, this series contains 47 folders. Overall, the original folder order has been maintained. This series contains a wide range of materials relating to the administration of the department. Materials include monthly reports, cartoons, and negative lists.
Box Folder
4 6 Agriculture Department
7 Applications News Service
8 Athletic Negative List
9 Broom, Sir Robert-Photograph
10 Caps and Gowns
11 Cartoons
12 Distributive Education
13 Ellington Air Force Base Branch
14 Encyclopedia-Houston
15 Foreign Language Department
16 Frontier Fiesta Negative Lists 1947-1951
17 Guidance Program
18 Houstonians
19 Houston Post, The
20 Jones Nursing School Scholarship-Photograph
21 Law School
22 Medical Office
23 Monthly Reports June-August 1950
24 Monthly Reports September 1950-August 1951
25 Monthly Reports 1952-1953
26 Negative Lists 1948-1949
27 Negative Lists 1950
28 Negative Lists 1951
29 Negative List 1952
30 Petty Cash
31 Pharmacy School-Photographs 1947
32 Photography Department
33 Photography Equipment and Supplies
34 Photography Invoices
35 Placement Office
36 Public Relations - Directory
37 Public Relations - Expenses
38 Public Relations - Faculty Members Schedule
39 Public Relations - General
40 Public Relations - Photograph Assignments
41 Public Relations - Staff Meeting Notes
42 Franklin Delano Roosevelt
43 R.O.T.C
44 Special Poll Photographs
45 Speech Department
46 Stores - Stationary and Office Supplies
47 Summer Centers
48 University of Houston - Information for Book
49 University of Houston - Rules and Regulations
50 University of Houston - Songs
51 Visual Education
52 Yearbook Management and Finance