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Berklee College of Music Media Relations records, 1969-2018

 Collection
Identifier: BCA-045

Scope and Contents

The Berklee College of Music Media Relations records reflect the operations and impact of the Media Relations team. The records are made up primarily of press releases distributed by Media Relations, press clippings about Berklee, news articles about Berklee alumni, and news media clippings about Berklee on VHS, CD, and DVD. The Berklee College of Music Media Relations records are notable for their ability to provide details about campus events, such as who performed and where performances took place. It is also the primary collection for information about Berklee from the mid-2000s through the 2010s.

Dates

  • 1969-2018
  • Majority of material found within 1992 - 2013

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research by appointment. Advance notice is required for access because materials are stored offsite. Use of audiovisual materials may require production of listening or viewing copies.

Biographical / Historical

Media Relations, part of Berklee's Office of External Affairs, "connects reporters to the music, teaching, student affairs, enrollment strategies, community outreach, global initiatives, entrepreneurship, and technology that define Berklee as the world's leading college for contemporary music education."

Extent

14 Cubic Feet

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement

The Berklee College of Music Media Relations records are divided into four series.

Series 1, Press Clippings: The Press Clippings series contains articles from newspapers about Berklee College of Music and Berklee events. This series is arranged chronologically.

Series 2, Berklee Affiliates: The Berklee Affiliates series contains clippings about individuals associated with Berklee, including alumni and board members. This series is arranged alphabetically by last name.

Series 3, Audiovisual Materials: Similar to series 1, the Audiovisual Materials series contains video clips about Berklee College of Music and Berklee events on VHS and DVD; this series also includes a few photo CDs. This series is arranged chronologically.

Series 4, Operational Files: The Operational Files series contains records that document Media Relations' activities and events. This series is arranged chronologically.

Related Materials

Related materials providing similar information about Berklee affiliates, events, and celebrations from Berklee's founding as Schillinger House in 1945 through the late 1990s may be found in the Berklee Office of Public Information collection by Alma Berk (BCA-013), https://archives.berklee.edu/_archives/archives_content/FindingAids/BCA-013_OPI.html. The Berklee Office of Public Information collection by Alma Berk is also informally known as OPI; references to "OPI" can be found throughout the Media Relations records.

Title
Berklee College of Music Media Relations records, 1969-2018
Status
Completed
Author
Amanda Axel
Date
2018/11/27
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English
Edition statement
Revised November 2021 by Ashley Gray

Repository Details

Part of the Berklee Archives Repository

Contact:
Berklee College of Music
1140 Boylston St
Boston MA 02215 USA
617-747-8001