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Information Office Records

Identifier:  - 03-00-INFO

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of materials from the NCAR Information Office. The collection contains press releases, article reprints, research notes, clippings, brochures, films and audio recordings, slides, background materials used by Information Office staff to perform their job functions, planning documents and records documenting the 20th and 25th anniversaries of NCAR, records covering the functions of the Information Office, and several files that detail NCAR research and science.


  • 1960 - 1995
  • Majority of material found in 1970-1985
  • Other: Date acquired: 1985-01-15


Conditions Governing Access

There are no access restrictions on this collection.

Conditions Governing Use

Not all of the material in the collection is in the public domain. Researchers are responsible for addressing copyright issues.


40.00 Boxes

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This collection is arranged in six series, and records are arranged in chronological order in each series, except where otherwise noted: Series 1: Anniversaries Series 2: Information Office Records Series 3: Research Records Series 4: Information Releases and Article Reprints Series 5: Films and Audio Recordings Series 6: Photographic Materials (arranged alphabetically by subject)

Physical Access Requirements

The collection must be viewed in the Archives during normal business hours.

Technical Access Requirements

Many of the films are original copies. Some may not be viewable due to preservation concerns if a copy does not exist. A projector is needed to view films.

Custodial History

This collection came from the UCAR Information Office, now UCAR Communications.

Source of Acquisition

Information Office

Appraisal Information

This collection originally contained numerous duplicates, most of which were removed. In cases where multiple copies were present, one duplicate was kept.

Accruals and Additions

Accruals/additions are expected.

Related Materials

Information Office Digital Collection

Processing Information

This collection was processed in various stages beginning in February 2010 and ending in September 2012.

Nick Schwartz, Chris Kirchhof, and Samuel Schiller. Updated by Shelley Nayak and Laura Hoff.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Script of description
Code for undetermined script
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Repository Details

Part of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) Archives Repository