Fonds RG 75.1 - Inside Canada Public Relations Ltd. fonds

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Inside Canada Public Relations Ltd. fonds

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ON00028 RG 75.1

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  • 1951-1987 (Creation)

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2.31m of textual records (7 cartons) 56 photos: col., b&w 7 negatives The colletcion is in good condition.

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Materials related to public relations within Canada and Internationally (New York and London, England), from the early 1950s to late 1980s. Due to the large nature of this collection most duplicates were removed. A sampling of clippings were retained within the correspondence, the majority which were retained are referred to within the correspondence itself. The collection is grouped chronologically by year, however not by month or date. The bulk of the material is Series I, Correspondence; which contains typed and handwritten letters, clippings, press releases, speeches, and rough drafts of publications as they are often accompanied by or referred to within letters. Series II, Meetings and Minutes contains conferences, seminars, speeches and meetings which were removed from correspondence. Series III, Reference Materials, is anything the company produced about themselves or for others. A sampling was retained to avoid repetition. This collection touches on the history of public relations throughout Canada. Inside Canada’s companies have unique histories that contribute to a national documentary record. Some of the topics which affected the group, as well as Canada; include Bill 22 and language issues in Quebec, Hydro-Quebec, 1977, International markets (Japanese) in Vancouver 1970s, National Elevator dispute, oil in Alberta, Royal and Papal visits among others. Fonds is comprised of the following series: Series I, Correspondence, 1952-1984, n.d. Series II, Meetings and Minutes, 1951, 1957-1987, n.d. Series III, Reference Materials, 1970-1986, n.d.

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This collection is part of the Ontario Editorial Bureau fonds, donated by Lou Cahill in November 1997.


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Open for education and research.

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A finding aid is available from Brock University Archives.

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Ontario Editorial Bureau, Public Relations in the Making: A review of significant events in Canadian communication (Toronto:1976?). [spcl FC 3140.7 P82056].

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No further accurals are expected.

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By definition Public Relations are “the management function which evaluates public attitudes, identifies the policies and procedures of an individual or an organization with the public interest and plans and executes a program to earn public understanding and acceptance” (letter box 5 folder 18, 1983). Formal public relations are often used by organizations to promote a positive perception of their company. Public relations do not refer to advertising although some aspect of advertising may be involved. Public Relations can be accredited and given the distinction of APR (Accredited, Public Relations). This simply means the accredited has worked in public relations for at least five years, successfully completed an examination and abides by the Society’s Code of Professional Standards.

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