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.
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.
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of historical archival and manuscript collections means that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine.
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must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. When granted,
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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.
This collection is open for research.