Brigham Young University. News Bureau

Established around 1952, the News Bureau was responsible for overseeing university news publications. In 1978 Press Relations was renamed Public Communications. Directors for the News Bureau included Edwin J. Butterworth (1952-1978).


Established: 1952

Abolished: 1978

Location: Provo, Utah (1952-1978)


The main functions of News Bureau was to oversee University newspapers, TV and Radio Stations, and National Wire Services and maintain a professional appearance for the University within these units.

Assets and Administrative Structure

The director of News Bureau reported to the director of University Relations.

Associated Units

Superior unit: Brigham Young University. University Relations Division (1973-1983)

Earlier unit: Brigham Young University. Press Relations (1973)

Later unit: Brigham Young University. Public Communications (1978)

Associated Archival Materials

Records of the Public Communications Department, 1951-1979 (UA 586)

Faculty Biographical File, 1900-2000 (UA 909)


Brigham Young University Annual Catalog 1952-1953 p. 9 (first mention of Ed Butterworth and something resembling the News Bureau)

Brigham Young University Annual School Catalog, 1983-1984: p. 353 (Public Communications)

Faculty Biographical File, 1900-2000, Edwin J. Betterworth (functions to oversee newspaper, TV and Radio Stations, and National Wire Service)

Maintenance Information

Record ID: EAC-2010-00355

Creator: ANG/ARC