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Seattle University Office of Public Relations Photographs

Identifier: RG 010-01

Scope and Contents note

The collection of photographs is exclusively in black and white and in a variety of sizes. Selected smaller photographs are captioned for yearbook layouts. Some proofs are also included.


  • 1950-1989
  • Majority of material found within 1950 - 1975


Conditions Governing Access note

The collection is open for research.

Biographical/Historical note

This collection of historic photographs was assembled by the Office of Public Relations under John Talevich, Professor of Journalism, who was faculty supervisor to the Aegis yearbook and the Spectator student newspaper. Forde Photographers, Seattle, produced the majority of images which were published in the Aegis, Spectator, Seattle U Reports, alumni newsletters, advancement and admissions brochures and all external public relations. The Office of Public Relations transitioned into the administrative offices of University Advancement and Marketing and Communications.


15 Linear Feet (15 boxes)

Language of Materials



This collection of photographs broadly chronicles Seattle University history from 1950-1989, including student life in classrooms, dormitories, clubs and social events; student athletes and sporting events, faculty, special campus events, ceremonies and dedications; buildings and grounds (aerial and landscape); and visiting dignitaries.

General Physical Description note

15 linear feet (15 boxes)

Guide to the Seattle University Office of Public Relations Photographs
Mary Linden Sepulveda
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Funding for preparing the finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Repository Details

Part of the Seattle University, Lemieux Library and McGoldrick Learning Commons, Special Collections Repository

901 12th Avenue
Seattle WA 98122-1090 USA