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

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Collection Overview

Title: Public Relations Society of America, San Diego and Imperial Counties Chapter Records, 1959-2011Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1976-2009

Primary Creator: Public Relations Society of America, San Diego/Imperial Counties Chapter

Extent: 2.75 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 02/14/2012. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: Public Relations

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Public Relations Society of America, San Diego and Imperial Counties Chapter Records (1959-2011) document the organization’s activities and services from its founding through 2011. Materials in this collection include chapter board meeting minutes, bylaws, newsletters, membership directories, chapter award programs and special events, news releases, audio/visual materials, and photographs. The collection also includes annual records binders, which contain board member lists, meeting minutes, notes, correspondence, and press clippings. This collection is organized alphabetically.

Biographical Note

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.

Subject/Index Terms

Public Relations

Administrative Information

Repository: Special Collections & University Archives

Accruals: 2012-003

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: 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 Source: 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.


Box and Folder Listing


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[Box 2],
[Box 3],
[Box 4],
[Box 5],
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Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: 30th Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) National Conference, San Diego, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 2: 50th Anniversary Celebration, San Diego County Chapter, 2009Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Accreditation for Public Relations (APR) Professional Program, 1990-1997Add to your cart.
Folder 4: America's Cup, 1988-1992Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Annual Records: Binder, 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Annual Records: Binder, 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Annual Records: Binder, 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Annual Records: Binder, 1983Add to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Annual Records: Binder, 1995-1996Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Annual Records: Binder, 1995-1996Add to your cart.
Item 3: Annual Records: Binder, 1995-1996Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Annual Records: Binder, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Annual Records: Binder, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Annual Records: Binder, 2009Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Awards and Events, 1987-2010Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Board of Directors, 1981-2002Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Bylaws and Revisions, 1959, 1981, 2001-2002Add to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Correspondence, 1980-1988, 2001Add to your cart.
Folder 2: International Conference, San Diego, November 2009Add to your cart.
Folder 3: JJ Associates Web Site Development Contract, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 4: "Journey Into Self" Documentary, 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Magazine Articles About Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), 2004, 2009Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Meeting Notices, 1980-1996Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Member Recruitment, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Membership Directories, 1976-1985Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Membership Directories, 1985-1990Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Membership Directories, 1991-1993, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 11: New Professionals Group: Networking Happy Hour Invitation, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Newsletters, 1979-1998Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Nuffer, David: Obituary, 2011Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Photographs, 1964, 1985-1987Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Press Clippings About Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), 1980-1995Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Proposed Merger with Public Relations Club of San Diego, 1995Add to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Public Relations Achievements in San Diego, Celebrating 50 Years: Binder, 2009Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Research Studies and Reports, 1977-1991Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Strategic Planning Sessions, 1995-1997Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Treasurer and Board of Directors: Binder, 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Treasurer and Board of Directors: Binder, 1980Add to your cart.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Item 1: 50th Anniversary Photo Gallery, ca. 2009Add to your cart.
Format: flash drive
Item 2: 50th Anniversary Photo Website, ca. 2009Add to your cart.
Format: flash drive
Item 3: “American Expressions” Republican Convention, 2009Add to your cart.
Format: DVD-R
Item 4: “Celebrating 50 Years: PRSA San Diego Golden Anniversary”, ca. 2009Add to your cart.
Format: DVD-R
Item 5: The Friends of Balboa Stadium present “A Glory Once Remembered”, n.d.Add to your cart.
Format: DVD-R
Item 6: KPBS San Diego Footage, PRSA Anniversary Video, ca. 2009Add to your cart.
Format: DVD-R
Item 7: Operation Thin Mint Photographs, n.d.Add to your cart.
Format: CD-R
Item 8: Operation Thin Mint Video Compilation, 03/2006Add to your cart.
Format: DVD-R
Item 9: PRSA San Diego 5[0]th Anniversary-Interviews w/Elizabeth Pesci and Tom Sprague-Tape 5, 07/07/2009Add to your cart.
Format: compact disc
Item 10: PRSA San Diego 5[0]th Anniversary-Interviews w/Tom Sprague, Randall Mitchell, and Scott McGaugh-Tape 6, 07/07/2009Add to your cart.
Format: compact disc
Item 11: PRSA San Diego 5[0]th Anniversary- B-Roll of Seaport Village, the Gas Lamp, F Street Book Store, Blood Bank, Power Lines and America’s Cup Dock-Tape 7, 07/07/2009Add to your cart.
Format: compact disc
Item 12: PRSA 50th Anniversary jpegs, ca. 2009Add to your cart.
Format: DVD-R
Item 13: PRSA 50th Anniversary Scans, ca. 2009Add to your cart.
Format: CD-RW
Item 14: PRSA 50th Anniversary, 07/20/2009Add to your cart.
Format: compact disc
Item 15: PRSA San Diego Golden Anniversary: Celebrating 50 Years, ca. 2009Add to your cart.
Format: compact disc
Item 16: San Diego Architecture in Time Historical ScenesAdd to your cart.
Format: DVD-R
Item 17: San Diego Zoo- Tape 2. Glen Broom, Chris Wall, and Mary Schmidt interviews, 06/24/2009Add to your cart.
Format: compact disc
Item 18: San Diego Zoo- Tape 3. Mary Schmidt, Donna Alm, and Tom Gable interviews, 06/24/2009Add to your cart.
Format: compact disc
Item 19: San Diego Zoo- Tape 4. Tom Gable, Lynn Stedd Interviews, 06/24/2009Add to your cart.
Format: compact disc
Item 20: Sea World Historical, 19 jpegs, n.d.Add to your cart.
Format: CD-R
Item 21: Sea World “Video Clips for PRSA”, 06/11/2009Add to your cart.
Format: Betacam SP
Item 22: “U.S.S. Midway Magic: Live the Adventure, Honor the Legend”, n.d.Add to your cart.
Format: DVD-R
Item 23: U.S.S. Midway, Stills, n.d.Add to your cart.
Format: CD-R
Box 6Add to your cart.
Item 1: San Diego Zoo Footage for PRSA Video, 06/11/2009Add to your cart.
Format: Betacam SP
Item 2: Sea World and Embry Travel, n.d.Add to your cart.
Format: VHS
Item 3: “WD-40 Fan Club” VNR Nuffer, Smith, Tucker. First Cut, 01/22/2001Add to your cart.
Format: VHS
Item 4: “WD-40 Industrial Video”, n.d.Add to your cart.
Format: VHS

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