University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the International Association of Business Communicators Records, 1938-1994



Descriptive Summary

Creator: International Association of Business Communicators
Title: International Association of Business Communicators Records
Dates: 1938-1994
Abstract: The International Association of Business Communicators Records, 1938-1994, contain organizational records and classified files related to chapter membership, officers, conferences and board meetings, committee and chapter activities, evaluation and awards programs, and organizational finances.
Accession No.: 84-062; 85-042; 85-180; 85-298; 86-051; 86-166; 87-001; 87-042; 87-291; 87-309; 88-422; 89-189; 90-063; 90-304; 91-332; 92-045; 93-442; 94-244
Extent: 57 ft.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Historical Sketch

Founded in 1970, the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) is a worldwide professional association dedicated to the use of strategic communication to improve the effectiveness of professionals, businesses, and organizations. Members of the IABC work in fields such as public relations, government relations, corporate communications, public affairs, community relations, writing, editing, and human resources, to name a few. The association provides assistance to members in job searching and placement as well as skill enhancement, and forms a network for the sharing of ideas and solving of problems. The IABC, active in over 80 countries, is split into districts and facilitates the networks of approximately 15,000 working professionals. United States District 5 includes cities in Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Missouri, and Kansas.

Source:

International Association of Business Communicators. "About IABC." International Association of Business Communicators (accessed July 22, 2010).


Scope and Contents

The International Association of Business Communicators Records, 1938-1994, contain organizational records and classified files related to chapter membership, officers, conferences and board meetings, committee and chapter activities, evaluation and awards programs, and organizational finances. Additionally, the records include correspondence, minutes, reports, bylaws and a constitution, surveys, lists, financial records, brochures, programs, manuals, trade newsletters and magazines, scrapbooks, audio and video materials, and photographs.

Contained in the collection are organizational records and classified files pertaining to the association’s chapters in District Five, including San Antonio, Texas; South Colorado; Topeka, Kansas; Tucson, Arizona; Wichita, Kansas; Tulsa, Oklahoma; Phoenix, Arizona; New Mexico; Amarillo, Texas; Houston, Texas; Kansas City, Missouri; Austin, Texas; the Brazos Valley, Texas; Central Oklahoma; Colorado; Dallas, Texas; and Fort Worth, Texas. Furthermore, the records are comprised of materials pertaining to budgets, finances, goals, dues, itineraries and meetings, mailing lists, membership, committees, other districts, resolutions, and responsibilities. Various correspondence, newsletters, awards, and committee materials also document the day-to-day activities and dealings of the association, particularly within District Five.


Restrictions

Use Restrictions

The collection is open for research.


Index Terms

Subjects (Organizations)
International Association of Business Communicators--Archives.
Subjects
Business--United States
Commerce--United States
Communications--United States
Professional associations--United States
Places
Arizona
Colorado
Kansas
Missouri
New Mexico
Oklahoma
Texas

Separated Material

Some material has been separated to the Artifact Collection and to the Library Unit.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

International Association of Business Communicators Records, 1938-1994, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Karen Schoenfeld, September 1987. Subsequent revisions were made by Deborah Bloys, January 1994.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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