University of Texas Arlington

University of Texas at Arlington. News and Information Service Records:

A Guide



Descriptive Summary

Creator: University of Texas at Arlington. News and Information Service.
Title: University of Texas at Arlington. News and Information Service Records
Dates: 1950-1976
Abstract: The News & Information Service office was responsible for communicating news and information concerning the University of Texas at Arlington. Records contain correspondence, news releases, newspaper clippings, photographs, reports, lists, minutes, and cartoons pertaining to University of Texas at Arlington news and events, 1950-1976. Prominent topics included in the newspaper clipping files are the Rebel Theme Controversy and the 75th anniversary celebration at the University of Texas at Arlington. Also included are items concerning UTA sports and the Pioneer Conference.
Identification: AR274
Extent: 25 boxes (10.41 linear ft.)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library

Historical Note

The News & Information Service office was responsible for communicating news and information concerning the University of Texas at Arlington. The office underwent several name changes and was called the Public Information Office and the Office of Public Information prior to 1967. When Arlington State College became the University of Texas at Arlington, the Office of Public Information was initially continued but later changed to News & Information Service. In early 1976, it was changed to News Service. Ken Whitt was head of this office for much of the period.


Scope and Contents

Records contain correspondence, news releases, newspaper clippings, photographs, reports, lists, minutes, and cartoons pertaining to University of Texas at Arlington news and events, 1950-1976. Prominent topics included in the newspaper clipping files are the Rebel Theme Controversy and the 75th anniversary celebration at the University of Texas at Arlington. Also included are are items concerning UTA sports and the Pioneer Conference.


Organization

Records consist of 328 folders arranged in 6 series.
Series I. Correspondence and memoranda, 1952-1972 (16 folders)
Series II. Miscellaneous, 1950-1969 (5 folders)
Series III. Newspaper Clippings, 1964-1976 (160 folders)
Series IV. Newspaper Clippings-Special Topics, 1965-1971 (6 folders)
Series V. News Releases, 1950-1976 (130 folders)
Series VI. News Releases-Pioneer Conference, 1953-1959 (11 folders)

Restrictions

Access

Open for research.


Index Terms

These materials are indexed under the following headings in the catalog of The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
Persons
Whitt, Kenneth L., 1935-,--Archives.
Organizations
University of Texas at Arlington. News & Information Service--Records and correspondence.
University of Texas at Arlington--Rebel theme controversy, 1965-1971--Sources.
University of Texas at Arlington--Anniversaries, etc.--Sources.
University of Texas at Arlington--Public relations--History--Sources.
University of Texas at Arlington--History--Sources.
Subjects
Universities and colleges--Public relations--History--Sources.
College sports--Texas--Arlington--History--Sources.
Places
Arlington (Tex.)--History--Sources.
Alternate Titles
University Archives

Related Material

AR299: University of Texas at Arlington. News Service Collection (1922-1986)

AR232: Rebel Theme Controversy Collection (1968-1971)

AR281: University of Texas at Arlington. Dean of Student Life Papers (1965-1970)


Separated Material

The following materials were removed and discarded: purchase requests, bills, disbursement statements, budget requests, data on new faculty members, Texas A&M News, duplicates, and miscellaneous printed material.


Administrative Information

Citation

University of Texas at Arlington, News and Information Service Records, AR274, Box Number, Folder Number, Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries.

Acquisition

Transfer, 1976.


Administrative Information

Grant Support

The retrospective updating and conversion of this finding aid was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications & Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Special Collections "Documenting Democracy: Access to Historical Records" project, 2014-2015.


Container List

Series I. Correspondence and Memoranda (16 folders), 1952-1972

Box Folder
1 1 Correspondence, memoranda, contract October 1952-September1954, 1955.
2 Correspondence, memoranda October 1955-September 1956.
3 Correspondence, memoranda, contracts, notes, roster, proposal September 1956-June 1957.
4 Correspondence, memoranda, contract July 1957-June 1959.
5 Correspondence, memoranda, application 1960-1962.
6 Correspondence, memoranda, mailing list January-August 1963.
7 Correspondence, memoranda, questionnaire September 1963-May 1964.
8 Correspondence and memoranda September 1965-August 1966.
9 Correspondence and memoranda August 1967-August 1968.
10 Correspondence and memoranda September 1968-August 1969.
11 Correspondence and memoranda 1970-1972.
Box Folder
2 1 Correspondence and memoranda December 1964-August 1965.
2 Correspondence and memoranda September 1965-August 1966.
3 Correspondence and memoranda, newsletters, minutes September 1966-August 1967.
4 Correspondence, memoranda, agenda, news bulletins September 1967-August 1968.
5 Correspondence and memoranda September 1968-August 1969.



Series II. Miscellaneous (5 folders), 1950-1969

Box Folder
2 6 Arlington State College 1954, 1960, 1964-1965, 1967-1968.
Copies of reports, report on Senior College Status, statement on faculty payroll, statements on enrollment, copy of statement, proposal, statement of land, questionnaire, copy of newspaper article, list of committee members, summary, admission requirements, photographs, cartoon advertisements.
7 Football Stadium 1950-1951.
Lists of supporters and pledges, letter.
8 Minutes 1958.
9 Texas A and M University 1951-1959.
Annual reports.
10 University of Texas at Arlington 1967-1969.
Copies of reports, background information, copies of newspaper clippings.



Series III. Newspaper Clippings (160 folders), 1964-1976

Box Folder
2 11 July-August 1964.
12 September 1964.
13 October 1964.
14 November 1964.
15 December 1964.
16 January 1965.
Box Folder
3 1 February 1-12, 1965.
2 February 13-28, 1965.
3 March 1-16, 1965.
4 March 17-31, 1965.
5 April 1965.
6 May 1965.
7 June 1965.
8 July 1965.
9 August 1965.
10 September 1965.
11 October 1965.
12 November 1965.
13 December 1965.
14 January 1966.
15 February 1966.
16 March 1966.
17 April 1966.
Box Folder
4 1 May 1966.
2 June 1966.
3 July 1966.
4 August 1966
5 September 1966.
6 October 1966.
7 November 1966.
8 December 1966.
9 January 1967.
10 February 1967.
11 March 1967.
12 April 1967.
13 May 1967.
14 June 1967.
15 July-August 1967.
16 September 1967.
17 October 1967.
Box Folder
5 1 November 1967.
2 December 1967.
3 January 1968.
4 February 1968.
5 March 1968.
6 April 1968.
7 May 1968.
8 June 1968.
9 July 1968.
10 August 1968.
11 September 1968.
12 October 1968.
13 November 1968.
14 December 1968.
15 January 1969.
16 February 1969.
17 March 1969.
Box Folder
6 1 April 1969.
2 May 1969.
3 June 1969.
4 July 1969.
5 August, 1969.
6 September 1969.
7 October 1969.
8 November 1969.
9 December 1969.
10 January 1970.
11 February 1970.
12 March 1970.
13 April 1970.
14 May 1970.
Box Folder
7 1 June 1970.
2 July 1970.
3 August 1970.
4 September 1970.
5 October 1970.
6 November 1970.
7 December 1970.
8 January 1971.
9 February 1971.
10 March 1971.
11 April 1971.
12 May 1971.
13 June, 1971.
Box Folder
8 1 July 1971.
2 August 1971.
3 September 1971.
4 October 1971.
5 November 1971.
6 December 1971.
7 January 1972.
8 February 1972.
9 March 1972.
10 April 1972.
11 May 1972.
Box Folder
9 1 June 1972.
2 July 1972.
3 August 1972.
4 September 1972.
5 October 1972.
6 November 1972.
7 December 1972.
8 January 1973.
9 February 1973.
10 March 1973.
11 April 1973.
Box Folder
10 1 May 1973.
2 June 1973.
3 July 1973.
4 August 1973.
5 September 1973.
6 October 1-15, 1973.
7 October 16-31, 1973.
8 November 1-13, 1973.
9 November 14-31, 1973.
10 December 1973.
11 January 1974.
Box Folder
11 1 February 1974.
2 March 1974.
3 April 1974.
4 May 1974.
5 June 1974.
6 July 1974.
7 August 1974.
8 September 1974.
9 October 1974.
Box Folder
12 1 November 1974.
2 December 1974.
3 January 2-19, 1975.
4 January 20-31, 1975.
5 February 1-19, 1975.
6 February 20-28, 1975.
7 March 1-15, 1975.
8 March 16-31, 1975.
Box Folder
13 1 April 1-11, 1975.
2 April 12-20, 1975.
3 April 21-30, 1975.
4 May 1-12, 1975.
5 May 13-30, 1975.
6 June 1-17, 1975.
7 June 18-30, 1975.
8 July 1-19, 1975.
9 July 20-30, 1975.
10 August 1-15, 1975.
Box Folder
14 1 August 17-31, 1975.
2 September 1-14, 1975.
3 September 15-30, 1975.
4 October 1-15, 1975.
5 October 16-31, 1975.
6 November 1-12, 1975.
7 November 13-30, 1975.
8 December 1-10, 1975.
9 December 11-29, 1975.
Box Folder
15 1 January 1-19, 1976.
2 January 20-31, 1976.
3 February 1-15, 1976
4 February 16-29, 1976.
5 March 1-15, 1976.
6 March 16-31, 1976.
7 April 1-15, 1976.
8 April 16-30, 1976.



Series IV. Newspaper Clippings - Special Topics (6 folders), 1965-1971

Box Folder
15 9 The Black Spring March-May 1969.
10 Constitutional Amendment October-November 1965.
11 Merger of Colleges September-December 1968.
12 Rebel Theme August 1969-January 1971.
13 Seventy-fifth Anniversary March 1970.
14 The University of Texas - Dallas Bill January-June 1969.



Series V. News Releases (130 folders), 1950-1976

Box Folder
16 1 August 1950-March 1951.
2 September-December 1951.
3 January-April 1952.
4 May-August 1952.
5 September-December 1952.
6 January-June 1953.
7 July-August 1953.
8 September 1953-February 1954.
9 March-August 1954.
10 September-October 1954.
11 November-December 1954.
12 January-February 1955.
13 March 1955.
Box Folder
17 1 April-May 1955.
2 June-August 1955.
3 September-October 1955.
4 November-December 1955.
5 January-February 1956.
6 March 1956.
7 April-May 1956.
8 June-August 1956.
9 September-December, 1956.
10 January-February 1957.
11 March-April 1957.
12 May-June 1957.
13 July-August 1957.
Box Folder
18 1 September-December, 1957.
2 January-February 1958.
3 March 1958.
4 April 1958.
5 May-August 1958.
6 September-October 1958.
7 November-December, 1958.
8 January-February 1959.
9 March-April 1959.
10 May-June 1959.
11 July-August 1959.
12 September-December 1959.
13 May-June 1961.
14 August 1960-August 1964 (scattered)
Box Folder
19 1 September-December 1964.
2 January-May 1965.
3 June-August 1965.
4 September-December 1965.
5 January-February 1966.
6 March-April 1966.
7 May-June 1966.
8 July-August 1966.
9 September-October 1966.
10 November-December 1966.
11 January-March 1967.
12 April-May 1967.
Box Folder
20 1 June-August 1967.
2 September-October 1967.
3 November-December 1967.
4 January-February 1968.
5 March-April 1968.
6 May-June 1968.
7 July-August 1968.
8 September-October 1968.
9 November-December 1968.
10 January-February 1969.
11 March-April 1969.
12 May-June 1969.
13 July-August 1969.
14 September-October 1969.
Box Folder
21 1 November-December 1969.
2 January-February 1970.
3 March 1970.
4 April 1970.
5 May 1970.
6 June 1970.
7 July-August 1970.
8 September 1970.
9 October 1970.
10 November-December 1970.
11 January-February 1971.
12 March 1971.
13 April 1971.
14 May 1971.
15 June 1971.
16 July-August 1971.
Box Folder
22 1 September-October 1971.
2 November-December 1971.
3 January 1972.
4 February 1972.
5 March 1972.
6 April 1972.
7 May 1972.
8 June 1972.
9 July-August 1972.
10 September 1972.
11 October 1972.
12 November 1972.
13 December 1972.
14 January 1973.
15 February 1973.
Box Folder
23 1 March 1973.
2 April 1973.
3 May 1973.
4 June 1973.
5 July 1973.
6 August 1973.
7 September 1973.
8 October, 1973.
9 November-December 1973.
10 January 1974.
11 February 1974.
12 March 1974.
13 April 1974.
14 May 1974.
Box Folder
24 1 June 1974.
2 July 1974.
3 August 1974.
4 September 1974.
5 October 1974.
6 November 1974.
7 December 1974.
8 January 1975.
9 February 1975.
10 March 1975.
11 April 1975.
12 May 1975.
Box Folder
25 1 June 4-11, 1975.
2 June 12-30, 1975.
3 July-August 1975.
4 September 1975.
5 October 1975.
6 November 1975.
7 December 1975-January 1976.



Series VI. News Releases - Pioneer Conference (11 folders), 1953-1959

Box Folder
25 8 February 1953, March, September-November 1955.
9 January-March 1956.
10 August-October 1956.
11 November 1956.
12 January-March 1957.
13 April-July 1957.
14 August-October 1957.
15 November-December 1957.
16 January-May 1958.
17 July-December 1958.
18 February-March 1959.