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University News Services Records

Identifier: RG23.0005.001

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Scope and Contents

The collection consists of eight series: Subject, Department, Issues, Student Organizations, External Organizations, Educational Institutions, Board of Regents, and Government. Folders in each series are arranged alphabetically by title, with contents within each folder arranged chronologically. Files generally consist of news releases prepared by University News Service staff, supplemented with related newspaper clippings and other published material. Files pertaining to campus buildings and landmarks may be found in the Department series.


  • Creation: 1942-2004


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research. This collection is stored at an offsite location. When requesting materials, please allow two business days for items to arrive at the Special Collections reading room.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright restrictions may apply; please consult Special Collections staff for further information.

Biographical / Historical

The University News Service, as of 2008, is a program of the Office of University Relations. Its purpose is to help OUR fulfill its mission of "promoting awareness, understanding, and support for the University's missions of teaching, research, and service, both within the University community and among the general public." UNS staff members supply news and information about the University to print, broadcast, and electronic media.

An office of external communications has existed in some form at the University since 1896, the first year in which the annual general catalog refers to university publications. Since then, the office has undergone numerous organizational changes.


163.00 Linear Feet

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Method of Acquisition

Records of the University News Service were transferred to the University Archives as Accessions 2001-19 and 2006-94. Guide posted to the Internet 2001; updated September 2008.

Related Materials

University News Service Photographs Collection (RG30.0001.006)

David McCartney, Melissa Vetter, 2001; David updated in 2008.
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Iowa Archives Repository

100 Main Library
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City IA 52242