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Office of Information Services records

Identifier: 1SD

Scope and Contents

Collection consists of the records of the Office of Information Services, dating from 1965-1980. Includes profiles in Barron's magazine, bulletins from Wellesley College, the Alumnae Office, and the Student Aid Society, the Wellesley College By-Laws, maps of Wellesley College, brochures and speeches, orientation schedules, student newspapers, event posters, the Library Handbook, and the college's withdrawal policy. Also includes subject files on conferences and Boston school desegregation.


  • 1965-1980


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.


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Related Materials

See also: 1SP Press Releases collection, and 1SD-1912-1969 Records of the Publicity Office.
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Repository Details

Part of the Wellesley College Archives Repository