Wayne State University Photograph Collection

Accession Number: 
WSAV002643
Userestrict: 
Patrons must make an appointment with the AV Department prior to visiting.
Extent: 
130 linear feet (30 file cabinets, 35 OS). Contains prints and negatives.
Date: 
circa 1945-2003

The University Relations Division dates back to the early days of the university and reflects the activities of WSU's public relations offices. Undergoing several name changes (Community Relations), reporting structures, and unit services, it maintained a focus on communication and interpretation of the university's work both internal and external to the university. By 1961, photography had become a major facet of public awareness programs. Sixteen years later as part of the Media Services and Information Services units it became integral to conveying university related activities, events, and higher education to the general public through mass media. The collection is largely the output of communications, community, and university relations work conducted under the auspices of the University Relations Division. Depicted are activities, events, and places on or around the university's Detroit campus as well as the people associated with its academic and administrative functions. Student life, from classroom learning to sports; the built environment and physical growth of the campus; and portraits of faculty and staff are particularly well represented.

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