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Descriptive Summary

Historical Note

Scope and Content Note

Organization of Collection

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Separated Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

1. News Releases, 1972-2003

2. Daily News Clippings, 1972-2002

3. Audiovisual Materials, 1977

4. Other Materials, 1983

University of Texas San Antonio

A Guide to the University of Texas at San Antonio. Office of University Communications Records, 1972-2003



Descriptive Summary

Creator: University of Texas at San Antonio. Office of University Communications
Title: University of Texas at San Antonio. Office of University Communications Records
Dates: 1972-2003
Creator Abstract: The Office of University Communications at the University of Texas at San Antonio was formed following the dissolution of the News and Information Office circa 1988. The News Information Office, and later the Office of University Communications, was responsible for all official UTSA news reporting and photography. As of October 2008, University Communications is overseen by the Office of the Vice President for University Advancement and comprises three departments: University Publications, Public Affairs, and Web and Multimedia Services.
Content Abstract: The collection spans the years 1972 through 2003 and comprises news releases generated by the UTSA Office of University Communications, daily newspaper clippings collected by University Communications documenting news coverage of UTSA, and institutional commercials for UTSA from 1977. Also included is a memorandum regarding the placement of a time capsule.
Identification: UA 16.01
Extent: 27.9 linear feet (25 Boxes + 3 oversize Boxes)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Historical Note

The Office of University Communications at the University of Texas at San Antonio was formed following the dissolution of the News Information Office circa 1988. The News and Information Office, and later the Office of University Communications, was responsible for all official UTSA news reporting and photography. As of October 2008, University Communications is overseen by the Office of the Vice President for University Advancement and comprises three departments: University Publications, Public Affairs, and Web and Multimedia Services.

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Scope and Content Note

The collection spans the years 1972 through 2003 and comprises news releases generated by the UTSA Office of University Communications, daily newspaper clippings collected by University Communications documenting news coverage of UTSA, institutional commercials from 1977, and a memorandum regarding a 1983 time capsule. The records are arranged into four series: News Releases, Daily News Clippings, Audiovisual Materials, and Other Materials.

Audiovisual materials in the collection comprise seven commercials, created by local ABC affiliate KSAT TV, advertising the university in 1977. The 30- and 60-second commercials were intended to advertise both the university and individual programs including Environmental Studies, Bicultural-Bilingual Studies, and Applied Science. The commercials were recorded on a single 2-inch quad videotape, which is available for use in the collection in DVD (MJPEG2000) format.

Also included in the collection is a memorandum written by a News and Information Office staff member and dated 1983, regarding the placement of a time capsule in commemoration of UTSA's tenth anniversary. The time capsule was buried by the Student Representative Assembly "for exhumation on the 50th anniversary of UTSA's founding" (presumably referring to the 50th anniversary of classes beginning at the university in 1973, as the university was established in 1969). The memorandum includes the location of and combination for the time capsule.

This collection is housed at UTSA's HemisFair Park Campus and must be accessed via the Institute of Texan Cultures Special Collections Reading Room. To request access, please use our Collections Request Form.

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Organization of Collection

Series 1. News Releases, 1972-2003
1.1. General, 1972-2003
1.2. Public Service Announcements, Special Releases, and Fillers, 1973-1989
Series 2. Daily News Clippings, 1972-1993
Series 3. Audiovisual Materials, 1977
Series 4. Other Materials, 1983

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Original audiovisual materials are closed to patron use. Use copies are available in the collection.

Usage Restrictions

Permission to publish items from this collection must be obtained from the University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections.

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Index Terms

Organizations
University of Texas at San Antonio. Office of University Communications.
University of Texas at San Antonio--History.
Subjects
Universities and colleges--History.
Reporters and reporting--Texas--San Antonio.
Locations
San Antonio (Tex.)--History--20th century.
Genres/Formats
Press releases.
Clippings.
Audiovisual materials.
Videotapes.
DVDs.
Local Subjects
UTSA History
UTSA Records

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Related Material

Photographs generated by the Office of University Communications may be found in UA 16.01.01: University of Texas at San Antonio: Office of University Communications Photographs.

News releases and clippings from 2005-2006 are available in UA 16.01.02: University of Texas at San Antonio: Office of Public Affairs Records.

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Separated Material

The e-newsletter UTSA Update was separated to UA 01.02.01: University Publications Collection: University Serials and Journals Collection in July 2009.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], University of Texas at San Antonio: Office of University Communications Records, 1972-2003, UA 16.01, University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections.

Acquisition Information

Transferred from the Office of University Communications in 1998-2005 (Acc. 1998-028y, 1994-024, 2003-039, 2004-039, 2005-055).

Processing Information

Processed by Angela McClendon Ossar, University Archivist, October 2008, July 2009.

A videotape containing UTSA institutional commercials from 1977 was transferred to the digital formats MJPEG2000 and MPEG2 in July 2009 by The Media Preserve (Cranberry Township, Penn.) A DVD of the seven commercials is available for patron use with the identifier UC-UA1601/1.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

1. News Releases, 1972-2003

This series contains press releases, requests for coverage, media advisories, news release distribution records, news releases for public service announcements, and some related correspondence.
Arranged chronologically.
1.1. News Releases - General, September 1972-2003
Box
1 News releases, September 1972-August 1977
Box
2 News releases, September 1977-January 1980
Box
3 News releases, February 1980-April 1982
Box
4 News releases, May 1982-May 1984
Box
5 News releases, June 1984-September 1986
Box
6 News releases, October 1986-September 1989
Note: folders dated September 1988 through February 1989 are additionally given the folder label "Public Affairs."
Box
7 News releases, March 1990-July 1993
Box
19 News releases, January 1993-August 1999
Box
20 News releases, September 1999-December 2003
1.2. Public Service Announcements, Special Releases, and Fillers, 1973-1989
Box
20 Special releases and fillers, September 1973-April 1975
Box
21 Special releases and fillers, May 1975-June 1982
Box
7 News releases (for public service announcements), May 15, 1986-February 15, 1989

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2. Daily News Clippings, 1972-2002

This series contains news clippings documenting daily news coverage of UTSA by other, usually local, newspapers. Clippings from 1972 to 1986 are original newspaper clippings. Clippings from 1987 to 2002 were photocopied and compiled into a packet entitled "Daily News Service," which was distributed by the Office of University Communications.
Arranged chronologically. Original order has been maintained. From 1972 to 1986, the original clippings are housed in envelopes, then arranged by subject categories, and filed by month in chronological order. From 1987 to 2002, the clippings are arranged chronologically with no further subject subcategories.
Box
7 Daily news clips, December 1972-December 1975
Box
9 Daily news clips, December 1975-March 1977
Box
10-11 Daily news clips, April 1977-April 1980
Box
12-13 Daily news clips, May 1980-September 1982
Box
14-15 Daily news clips, October 1982-June 1984
Appointments
Bilingual/Bicultural Studies
Calendar listings
Center for Archaeological Research
Center for Economical Development
Clubs
Computer-related
Continuing Education
Dora Hauser
Editorials
Education
Employment
Engineering
Enrollment/Admissions
Film
Financial Aid
Gallery
Gifted/Talented Students
Graduates
Grants
Library
Magazines (monthly)
Music
Photos
Professors
Registration
ROTC
Scholarships
Sports
Students
UTSA Mention
Box
16-17 Daily news clips, July 1984-August 1986
Business
Calendar listings
Center of Archeaology
Center for Economical Development
Computer-related
Education
Employment
Engineering and Prep.
Gifted/Talented
Gallery
Graduates
Grants
Dora Hauser
Library
Monthly magazines
Music
Tom Peters
Professors
Public Administration
Registration
Roadrunner Club
Sports
Students
UTSA Building
UTSA Mention
Box
18 Daily news clips, September 1986-December 1986
Box
21 Daily News Service, January 1987-September 1987
Box
22 Daily News Service, October 1987-February 1990
Box
23 Daily News Service, March 1990-October 1992
Box
24 Daily News Service, November 1992-October 1995
Box
25 Daily News Service, November 1996-October 1999
Box
26 Daily News Service, November 1999-December 2000
Box
27 Daily News Service, January 2001-December 2002

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3. Audiovisual Materials, 1977

This series contains seven commercials, created by San Antonio ABC affiliate KSAT TV, advertising the university in 1977. The 30- and 60-second commercials were intended to advertise both the university and individual programs including Environmental Studies, Bicultural-Bilingual Studies, and Applied Science. The dates accompanying each title are assumed to indicate the dates during which the commercial aired, as all commercials were created in 1977. Item suffixes, assigned by the creator of the videotape, indicate the length of each commercial (e.g., "77-1-30" is a 30-second commercial).
Original audiovisual materials are closed to patron use. Use copies, designated by the prefix "UC," are available for patron use.
Titles of commercials have been transcribed from the descriptions written on the video tape reel.
Box Item
OM1 VT-UA1601/1 UTSA commercial reel, 1977
Box Item
OM2 UC-UA1601/1 UTSA commercial reel, 1977
77-1-30: Registration Spring, November 1-30, 1977
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77-3?-30: Registration Summer, April 1-28, 1978
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77-2-30: Registration Fall, June 1-July 31, 1978
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77-4-30: Environmental Studies, December 20-April 1, 1978
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77-5-30: Bicultural-Bilingual Studies, December 20-April 1, 1978
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77-6-30: Applied Science, December 20-April 1, 1978
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77-7-60: Institutional, December 20-April 1, 1978
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Assorted UTSA-related news and video footage
Box
OM3 UTSA CD-ROM, "Come Here, Go Far," undated
KSAT interview, "Library theft", 2004-05-05
KMOL, "Chisholm Hall mold remediation ", undated
KABB-TV, " UTSA tuition", 2004-08-11
KENS TV, "Brooke Richie report: theft of technology at UTSA and other universities" [2 copies], undated
UTSA: The rising star of Texas: 30 second television spot, copy #: UTSA-040530, undated
President's scholarship and awards dinner, 2004
Conversations with Maya Angelou, undated
MTVU affiliate tape wo#738944, undated
Carlos Fuentes: Mexico in a nutshell [speech given at UTSA], undated
KSAT interview, PREP program protests, undated
2003-2004 Roadrunner roundup, undated

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4. Other Materials, 1983

This series comprises a memorandum, written by a News and Information Office staff member and dated 1983, regarding the placement of a time capsule in commemoration of UTSA's tenth anniversary. The time capsule was buried by the Student Representative Assembly "for exhumation on the 50th anniversary of UTSA's founding" (presumably referring to the 50th anniversary of classes beginning at the university in 1973, as the university was established in 1969). The memorandum includes the location of and combination for the time capsule.
Box
27 Memorandum regarding time capsule, 1983 August 10

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