Indiana University. University Relations. Assistant to the Chancellor and.
Records of Charles M. Coffey, 1971-1982.

Collection #17
(1.2 cu. ft.)

Historical Note

Responsibilities as the assistant to the chancellor for University Relations for Indiana University Southeast developing and maintaining media relations in the region, preparing and disseminating new releases and feature stories, preparing brochures, assisting with the preparation for the annual bulletin, publishing newsletters, public-speaking, fundraising, and representing the University at meetings and events.

Responsibilities as the Director of Special Events include coordinating plans for all major ceremonies, programs, and visitations making arrangements for hosting distinguished visitors and serving as special events consultant to all IU campuses. In addition, served as general assistant to the vice president for university relations.

Charles M. Coffey succeeded Major-General Joseph O. Butcher in the post of Director of SpecialEvents.

Coffey first became affiliated with Indiana University in 1971 as a part-time telecommunications instructor. He served as Assistnat to the Chancellor for University Relations from 1972- 1977 at IUS and as Director of Special Events, where he served all IU campuses, from 1977-1982. Prior to his positions at IU, Coffey was a radio and television newsman with WHAS, Inc. in Louisville, KY.


Scope and Content Note

The records of Charles M. Coffey document his work in the office of University Relations, where he served as Assistant to the Chancellor For University Relations from 1972-1977 and Director of Special Events from 1977-1982.

The 46 files date from 1971-1982 and are arranged alphabetically. A large portion of this material relates to federal and state legislation for the University between 1971- l974. The I.U. Art Museum file contains plans for the 1982 dedication plus xerox copies of an application for an NEH grant with the signatures of House of Representatives Dan Quayle, John Meyers, Lee H. Hamilton, and Senator Birch Bayh. There are also records concerning cases of Legionnaire's Disease that were reported after a real estate conference at the Memorial Union.


Folder List
 
Box   Folder   Folder Title                            Dates

1     1        John W. Ashton Center                   1980       
                          
      2        Charles M. Coffey/Jan-Mar.              1982
      3        "                /Apr.,May              1982
      4        "                /Oct-Dec               1981
      5        "                /July-Sept             1981
      6        "                /Feb-July              1981
      7        Collins Living Learning Center          1981
      8        Correspondence/general                  1974
      9        Correspondence/general                  1973
      10       Correspondence/general                  1971-1972
      11       Dedication/Blmgtn,Wright Education Bdg. 1979
      12       Dedication/Ft. Wayne,Clssrm,Lab,office  1979-1980
      13       Ded./FT.Wayne,Clssrm,off,athletic cntr. 1982
      14       Dedication/IUPUI,SPEA                   1981
      15       Dedication/Kokomo,clssrm,lab,office     1980
      16       Dedication/Athletic Center,Ft. Wayne    1982       
      17       Government/Federal                      1974
      18       Government/Federal                      1973
      19       Government/state, action calendar       1974
      20       "         /state legislature            1974
      21       "         / "      "                    1974
      22       "         / "      "                    1973
      23       "         / "      "                    1972-1974
      24       "         / "      "  (pre-legislative) 1972
      25       "         / "      "                    1972
      26       "         / "      "                    1971-1975
      27       "         / "  Repub.governors' conf    1971
      28       "         / "  Hilton reservations      1971-1975
      29       "         / "  IU Foundation payments   1971
      30       Groundbreaking/Blmgtn,Business schl     1979
      31       Groundbreaking/Ft.Wayne,clss,lab,off    1979-1980
      32       Groundbreaking/Ft.Wayne,rec.bldg.       1980
      33       Groundbreaking/Gary                     1978
      34       Groundbreaking/IUPUI,SPEA               1978
      35       Groundbreaking/IUPUI,clssrm             1979-1980
      36       Groundbreaking/Kokomo                   1978-1980  
      37       Guest list/Hoosier Heritage Center      1980
      38       Hoosier Heritage Hall                   1980 
      39       IU Art Museum                           1978-1982
      40       Legionnaire's Disease # 3               1979-1980
      41       "                     legal             1978-1979

2     1        "                     # 2               1978
      2        "                     # 1               1977-1979  
      3        Re-dedication/Coleman Hall              1981
      4        Univ. Foundation/charges                1973
      5        "      "        /payments               1973 

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