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Public Relations Society of America, San Diego and Imperial Counties Chapter Records, 1959-2011Add to your cart. | Special Collections & University Archives

Title: Public Relations Society of America, San Diego and Imperial Counties Chapter Records, 1959-2011Add to your cart.
ID: MS-0522
Extent: 2.75 Linear Feet
Predominant Dates: 1976-2009
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The San Diego Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) was founded in 1959 by six local public relations professionals.  More than 50 years later, the chapter has expanded to include the Imperial Valley and has grown to its current membership of approximately 250 members. Members represent a wide range of experience levels, and their practice areas include corporate, nonprofit, government, agency, education and counseling.

The object of the San Diego County Chapter, according to its bylaws, is to “advance the art and science of public relations in the public interest.”  To this end, the San Diego/Imperial Counties Chapter of PRSA (PRSA SD/IC) maintains a broad range of professional development activities to strengthen the professionalism of its members. Events are held nearly every month and feature speakers and topics of professional interest. Other services include a job board, bimonthly member newsletter, public service program, annual awards program, a new professionals group, social events, accreditation (APR) program and liaison to the student chapter at San Diego State University.

The chapter is led by a board of directors consisting of the president, president-elect, secretary, treasurer, immediate past president, assembly delegate(s) and 10 directors-at-large.

PRSA SD/IC is one of more than 100 chapters within the Public Relations Society of America, the largest organization of public relations professionals in the world. PRSA SD/IC is a member of the national organization’s Western District, which includes nine other chapters: California Inland Empire, Colorado, Hawaii, Las Vegas Valley, Los Angeles, Orange County, Phoenix, Pikes Peak and Southern Arizona.

In 2009, the chapter celebrated its 50th anniversary.

Author: Kira Hall
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Acquired: 02/14/2012. 2012-003
Restrictions: This collection is open for research.
Rights: The copyright interests in some of these materials have been transferred to or belong to San Diego State University. The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections means that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine. Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. Requests for permission to publish must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. When granted, permission is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish.  Materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.
Acquisition Note: Anne Stephany, President, Public Relations Society of America, San Diego and Imperial Counties Chapter
Preferred Citation: Identification of item, folder title, box number, Public Relations Society of America, San Diego and Imperial Counties Chapter Records, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.
Collection Material Type: Official Records
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