Identifier

UA 40

Dates

1929-2013

Extent

5.23 linear feet (5 boxes) moving image materials

Abstract

Marketing and Communications supports the advancement activities of its Foundation, Alumni Association, and Admissions Office. The collection is composed of items published by University Relations, with the bulk of the material consisting of Today At State, Faculty Bulletin, University Bulletin, SDSU Update, and E-Connect. Also included is a small amount of material dealing with the graphic identity of the university.

Historical Note

The primary role of the Marketing and Communications (formerly known as University Relations) unit at South Dakota State University is to support the advancement activities of its Foundation, Alumni Association, and Admissions Office. Toward these ends, Marketing and Communications operates a news bureau and publications office, helps plan and coordinate many special events, and advises and assists the administration and other relevant members of the university community on matters pertaining to external and internal university relations issues.

The News Bureau unit serves as the source in media communication for SDSU. Marketing and Communications works with and for the college, divisions, and departments to advance their activities by the preparation and release of information to the print media. The Publications Office unit prepares the majority of the publications for the campus by offering photography and design services, helping in the writing of publications, and by working with the Printing Laboratory.

Content Notes

This collection is composed of items published by Marketing and Communications, with the bulk of the material consisting of Today At State, Faculty Bulletin, University Bulletin, SDSU Update, and E-Connect. Also included is a small amount of material dealing with the graphic identity of the university.

The Faculty Bulletin, University Bulletin, SDSU Update, E-Update, E-Connect and SDSU Newsline are basically the same publication with several title changes over the years. The audience for these publications was campus faculty and staff. These were published weekly and contained information about happenings on the campus, such as lectures, celebrations, personnel related announcements and job openings. The changed in title are as follows:

  • 1944-1970: The Faculty Bulletin
  • 1971-1977: University Bulletin
  • 1978-2004: SDSU Update -The format varied between 1978-1984 between newspaper style newsletter to a one-sheet newsletter which remained the format until the format became web/online only in 2004.
  • 2000-2004: E-Update - This was printed briefly in December 2000-January 2001 and was available in an online only.
  • 2004-2001: E-Connect - online only
  • 2007- : SDSU Newsline - online only

SDSU Newsline is the most current form of this publication. It is emailed weekly to faculty and staff but can also be accessed on the university's website.

Today At State was a publication printed on a daily basis throughout the academic year. It was aimed at campus, staff, and faculty and contained information about daily happening on campus. These were published from 1971-2007.

SDSU Archives and Special Collections

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https://www.sdstate.edu/sdsu-archives-and-special-collections/university-archives

Language

English

Publisher

South Dakota State University Archives and Special Collections, Hilton M. Briggs Library, Brookings, South Dakota.

Rights

Copyright restrictions apply in different ways to different materials. Many of the documents and other historical materials in the Archives are in the public domain and may be reproduced and used in any way. There are other materials in the Archive carrying a copyright interest and must be used according to the provisions of Title 17 of the U.S. Code. The Archive issues a warning concerning copyright restrictions to every researcher who requests copies of documents. Although the copyright law is under constant redefinition in the courts, it is ultimately the responsibility of the researcher to properly use copyrighted material.

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