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Vice President for University Relations records

 Record Group
Identifier: UA-8

Scope and Contents

The collection is divided into 6 series.; Series 1. Office of the Director of University Relations The records consist of annual reports (1948-1968), and subject files on events, people, and achievements associated with the university, (1950-1970).

Series 2. James Denison James Denison’s papers as Director of the department which contains correspondence and subject files on various prominent and controversial topics including, Ramparts magazine, SDS, communism, and racial discrimination. Other topics include ROTC and the MSU Men’s Club.

Series 3. Subject Files The files deal with various University media responses to events and people on campus during the most violent period of student protests. Series 4. Photographs The collection contains photographs, including President Hannah giving speeches and visiting Okinawa. Also, there are images from the U.S. Bicentennial celebrations on campus, Pewabic Pottery, and United States Commission on Civil Rights hearings.

Series 5. Annual Reports Includes published and unpublished annual reports.

Series 6. Serials

The Electronic Resources include correspondence in the form of e-mail memos and attachments, and photos and logos from the 2004 Michigan State University Sesquicentennial Press Conference.


  • 1948 - 2016


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

Historical Note

The office was formally established in 1970. Prior to this the unit was known as the Special Assistant to the President for Public Relations (1948-1959), and Assistant to the President and Director of University Relations (1959-1969). In 2012, the unit was renamed Communications and Brand Strategy.


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Legal Status

Copyright: Michigan State University.

Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Vice President for University Relations Records
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Repository Details

Part of the Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

Conrad Hall
943 Conrad Road, Room 101
East Lansing MI 48824 US