Harper News Collection
Scope and Contents
The collection consists of standard format press releases issued by the Department of Publications and Communications to promote Harper College. The department was previously known as Institutional Communications (through 1980), and then College Relations (1980-1990). A small number of press releases are available for the years 1973, 1975, 1976, 1979, 2000, and 2001. There are significant gaps in the collection, but it is mostly comprehensive for the years 1981 through the academic year 1991-92. Distributed to local papers, the press releases are promotional in nature and pertain to Harper College programs and public events. Other subjects include notable accomplishments of Harper students and faculty, updates on Harper’s growth and development, and administrator news. Title indexes were created by the issuing department and cover most of the collection. Researchers should note that press releases relating to sports were issued by a separate department and are not included in the collection.
- Majority of material found within 1981-1991
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research use.
Biographical / Historical
A small number of press releases are available for the years 1973, 1975, 1976, 1979, 2000, and 2001. The collection is mostly comprehensive for the years 1981 through the academic year 1991-92, and academic years 1997-98 and 1998-99.
13 Linear Feet (10 letter size manuscript boxes and 6 slim letter size manuscript boxes)
Language of Materials
The collection contains official Harper College press releases printed on “Harper News” letterhead. In addition to announcements publicizing events taking place at the college, the press releases contain information about new programs and offerings, student and faculty achievements of note, and news about the college as a whole.
The original order was maintained. Press releases are arranged by calendar year for the years 1973- June 1989, and then by academic year starting in July 1989. After year, the press releases are arranged in numeric order; where press releases are unnumbered they are arranged in date order.
- Harper News Collection
- Julia Olsen Spataro and Bridget T. Lerette
- 2018 May 18
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
Part of the William Rainey Harper College Archives Repository
1200 W. Algonquin Road
Palatine IL 60067 United States