University of Alaska Anchorage Records
Guide to the Office of Public Affairs Soundings newsletter
Collection number: UAA-0188.
Creating office: University of Alaska, Anchorage. Office of Public Affairs.
Series title: UAA. Office of Public Affairs Soundings newsletter.
Volume of series: 0.2 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Series summary: Weekly staff and faculty newsletter for the University of Alaska, Anchorage.
In June 1976 the Office of Publications and Information became the Office of Public Affairs. It had three divisions at that time: information services, publication services, and promotion services.
The Office of Public Affairs served as the public relations unit for the University of Alaska, Anchorage.
The newsletter was started in December 1973 as the Faculty and Staff Newsletter. It was called the Regional News for a few issues and by the end of January 1974 had been named Southcentral Soundings. Initially published by an office known as the UAA News Service, by the fall of 1974 it was published by the Office of Publications and Information. Starting in fall 1976, it was published by the Office of Public Affairs. The Soundings was mostly issued on a weekly basis during the fall and spring semesters. It includes administrative announcements, event listings, personnel announcements, and other informational articles related to university operations.
Arrangement: The newsletters are in chronological order.
Digitized copies: This collection has not been digitized. For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.
Preferred citation: UAA. Office of Public Affairs Soundings newsletter, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.
Custodial history: The records were transferred to the Archives most likely between 1982 and 1984. The exact date of transfer is unknown.
Processing information: This collection was described by Arlene Schmuland in 2023.