Table of Contents
Collection Overview +/-
Collection Inventory +/-
box 1, folder 1: 1961-1962
box 1, folder 2: 1972-1973
box 1, folder 3: 1979
box 1, folder 4: 1980 January-June
box 1, folder 5: 1980 July-December
box 1, folder 6: 1981 January-March
box 1, folder 7: 1981 April-June
box 1, folder 8: 1981 July-September
box 1, folder 9: 1981 October-December
box 2, folder 1: 1983
box 2, folder 2: 1984
box 2, folder 3: 1985
box 2, folder 4: 1986
box 2, folder 5: 1987
box 2, folder 6: 1988
box 2, folder 7: 1989
box 3 , folder 1: 1990
box 3 , folder 2: 1991
box 3 , folder 3: 1992
box 3 , folder 4: 1993
box 3 , folder 5: 1994
box 3 , folder 6: 1995
box 3 , folder 7: 1996
box 4 , folder 1: 1997
box 4 , folder 2: 1998
box 4 , folder 3: 1999
box 4 , folder 4: 2000
box 4 , folder 5: 2001
box 4 , folder 6: 2002
box 4 , folder 7: 2003
box 4 , folder 8: 2004
box 4 , folder 9: 2005
box 4 , folder 10: 2006
Biographical Note/Historical Note +/-
In 1928, Westminster College began collecting newspaper articles about its activities, faculty, and students. The articles were first placed in scrapbooks, then photocopied and placed in binders. The earlier compilations were microfilmed as part of the collection entitled "Westminster College Communications Department newspaper clipping and scrapbooks, 1928-1997" (ACC-081). Since 2004, articles have been posted on the Westminster website.
The overall mission of the Office of Communications is to promote the college and its president and to disseminate information about the college.
Publications: External communications include annual publications consisting of three magazines targeted to alumni, donors, and friends: two Reviews in spring and fall (the alumni magazine) and the President's annual report at the end of each year. In addition, the office promotes all cultural and educational events presented at the college that are open to the public, such as theater productions, concerts, poetry readings, and a wide variety of lectures. The office's goal is to provide constituents and the public access to a variety of college information and resources. Internal communications include electronic newsletters: the Westminster Update, a monthly newsletter and the Westminster Events eNewsletter a weekly newsletter for faculty and staff. Graphic design and production services are available to staff and faculty.
The Westminster College Office of Communications maintains online press releases and Westminster in the news articles, official college graphics and images, a list of media experts by discipline, department, and research interest.
Media relations: The Westminster College Office of Communications is responsible for increasing the visibility of Westminster College nationally, regionally, and locally and for communicating key messages such as the quality of Westminster's faculty and students and the value of a Westminster College education, increasing the visibility of Westminster and enhancing appreciation of the College among alumni, parents, current and prospective students, current and potential contributors, professional colleagues, and the local community.
The Office website includes links to college publications such as:
Content Description +/-
This collection consists of news/press releases distributed between 1961-2006 to the various local media outlets (newspapers, television, radio) by the Office of Communications, Westminster College, Salt Lake City, Utah. Each release includes the date, a contact name and telephone number for further information, a title of the event, and the announcement. The announcements are for an upcoming event, honors received by students or faculty, promotions or the hiring of new faculty or administrators, and other news-worthy information. The releases are titled as briefings, news bulletins, news releases, etc. They also include draft releases with handwritten corrections and other comments.
Gaps in the collection: 1963-1971, 1974-1978, 1982
Collection Use +/-
Restrictions on Access:
Open to public research.
Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.
Twenty-four hours advance notice is encouraged.
Restrictions on Use:
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances.
Permission to publish material must be obtained from the director of the Giovale Library.
Westminster College Office of Communications press releases, 1961-2006, ACC-053, Giovale Library Archives, Westminster College, Salt Lake City, Utah.
Administrative Information +/-
Arranged chronologically by date.
Minimally processed in May 2007 by Patricia Lyn Scott.
Westminster College (Salt Lake City, Utah : 1902-1983). Office of Communications
Westminster College of Salt Lake City. Office of Communications
Westminster College (Salt Lake City, Utah : 1998- ). Office of Communications
Collection materials are in English.
1.3 linear feet
Language of the Finding Aid:
Author of the Finding Aid:
Finding aid written by Patricia Lyn Scott, May 2007.
EAD Creation Date:
2012 May 11 by Sarah Shaw
Describing Archives : A Content Standard (DACS)
Related collections in Giovale Library Archives:
Westminster College (Salt Lake City, Utah : 1902-1983)--History--Sources
Press releases--Utah--Salt Lake City
Form or Genre Terms:
Salt Lake City (Utah)--History--Sources