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University of Chicago Library

Guide to the University of Chicago Office of Public Information Records. 1972-1974

© 2006 University of Chicago Library

Descriptive Summary

Title:

University of Chicago. Office of Public Information. Records

Dates:

1972-1974

Size:

.1 linear ft. (1 folder)

Repository:

Special Collections Research Center
University of Chicago Library
1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.

Abstract:

The University of Chicago, Office of Public Information Records consist of correspondence, minutes, and reports compiled by Al Weisman while he served as assistant vice-president for public affairs at the University of Chicago and director of the University's Office of Public Information.

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Citation

When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: University of Chicago. Office of Public Information. Records, [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library

Historical Note

Albert P. Weisman was born in 1915 in St. Louis. He became a reporter for the St. Louis Globe-Democrat in 1932. From 1942 to 1943 he served in the Army as a combat correspondent.

In 1947, Weisman moved to Chicago , working as both press representative for the Chicago Community Fund and Chicago correspondent of the St. Louis Post –Dispatch. After a two-year stint as public relations director of the Los Angeles Community Chest, Weisman returned to Chicago to become director of public relations for Ebony magazine. He left to work on Adlai Stevenson's 1952 presidential campaign. After the campaign, Weisman went on to become vice-president in charge of public relations for Foote, Cone and Belding Communications. In 1973, Weisman was appointed Assistant Vice-President for public affairs at the University of Chicago, as well as director of the University's Office of Public Information.

Weisman was the founder of the community group, the Wellington-Oakdale Old Glory Marching Society. He helped establish Chicago's first public television station. He also served as a trustee at Columbia College, and as a director of the Lincoln Park Zoological Society.

Albert P. Weisman died on March 23, 1974.

Scope Note

The University of Chicago, Office of Public Information Records consist of correspondence, minutes, and reports compiled by Al Weisman while he served as assistant vice-president for public affairs at the University of Chicago and director of the University's Office of Public Information.

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Subject Headings

INVENTORY

Box 1   Folder 1

Records

  • "Observations About and Suggestions For Changes in the Public Relations
  • Activities of the University of Chicago," typescript, 1972
  • Harold Hutchins to APW, August 10, 1973
  • APW to Harold Hutchins, (on back side of above letter) n.d.
  • APW to Sidney R. Yates, August 22, 1973
  • Sydney R. Yates to APW, July 17, 1973
  • Richard J. Daley to APW, July 19, 1973
  • Bert Frankel to APW, July 24, 1973
  • Bob Fleming to APW, July 30, 1973
  • Tandy C. Thompson to APW, July 30, 1973
  • Harry Barnard to APW, August 8, 1973
  • Willard Benner to APW, August 15, 1973
  • APW to Bert Frankel, August 20, 1973
  • APW to Harry Barnard, August 22, 1973
  • APW to Willard Benner, August 22, 1973
  • APW to Charles Champlain, August 22, 1973
  • APW to Richard J. Daley, August 22, 1973
  • Mitchell S. Rieger to APW, August 31, 1973
  • Charles F. Harrison to APW, December 28, 1973
  • Matthew Dillon to APW, January 13, 1974
  • Phyllis Kirz to APW, n.d.
  • Jean Allard to APW, January 16, 1974
  • Fairfax M. Cone to APW, February 14, 1974
  • Jean Allard to APW, January 17, 1974
  • Edwin Diamond to APW, February 21, 1974
  • D. J. R. Bruckner to Saul Bellow, February 26, 1974
  • APW to Jonathon Kleinbard, February 26, 1974
  • James W. Vice to Charles D. O'Connell, March 6, 1974
  • Sheldon Cooper to Weisman, March 6, 1974
  • D. J. R. Bruckner to Peg Keilholz, March 7, 1974
  • D. J. R. Bruckner to Carl W. Larsen, March 7, 1974
  • D. J. R. Bruckner to William Shawn, March 7, 1974
  • Howard Bimson to D. J. R. Bruckner, July 17, 1974
  • APW to D. J. R. Bruckner, August 9, 1974
  • Adeline Diamond to D. J. R. Bruckner, August 20, 1974
  • Marty to APW, January 14, c. 1973-1974
  • Report on "California Programs", typescript, 1974
  • "Staff Meeting, July 23, 1974...," typescript, 1974
  • "Memorandum to: Public Information Office Staff...," typescript, July 1, 1974