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Publicity Office records

Identifier: 1SD-1969-1975

Scope and Contents

Records of the Information Services Office; which became the new title for the Publicity Office in 1969; dating from 1962-1976; composed of accessions received on separate dates from Information Services, combined with existing files, and arranged alphabetically by subject; including correspondence, minutes, reports, procedures, speeches, proposals, press releases, clippings, programs, schedules, invitations, brochures and other publications, questionnaires, statistics; concerning student, alumnae, College organizations and activities, special events, college life, funds, donors, clubs, conferences, intercollegiate cooperation, College operation and services, trustees, faculty, unions, committees, with items of particular interest on Academic Council, Alumnae Clubs, Alumnae Council, the Commission on the Future of the College, Many Roads Career Conferences, Museum exhibits, Regional Council, student activism, honors, theatre, Upward Bound Program, Women Administrators Conference, and concerns of minorities.


  • 1962-1976


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. To make an appointment to view materials, please contact the Archives staff by email at or by phone at (781) 283-3745.

Conditions Governing Use

The Wellesley College Archives welcomes researchers to use materials in the public domain, to make fair use of copyrighted materials as defined by copyright law, and to request permission to use works whose copyright is held by Wellesley College. All materials from the Archives, regardless of copyright status, should be attributed to the Wellesley College Archives, Library and Technology Services when cited, quoted, or reproduced.

Biographical / Historical

This office has undergone various name changes; in chronological order, they are the Publicity Office (circa 1920s-late 1960s), Information Services (late 1960s-late 1970s), Media Relations (late 1970s-circa 1990s), the Office for Public Affairs (circa early 2000s-early 2010s), and most recently Communications and Public Affairs (mid-2010s-present day). The earliest mention of the work of the Publicity Office in the Wellesley News is a November 25, 1926 article "Miss Johnson Explains the Functions of Press Board" (page 2). The article describes how the Press Board was housed in the Administration Building, in the Office of Publicity, and was tasked with managing distribution of college news to newspapers and making public statements, all under supervision of the Director of Publicity.


10.4 Linear Feet (26 boxes)

Language of Materials



Collection is arranged in alphabetical order by folder title.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred from the Information Services Office.
Wellesley College. Publicity Office records. Publicity Office records, 1962-1976: a container list.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Wellesley College Archives Repository