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Adolph "Bud" Mayer Papers

 Collection
Identifier: M011

Adolph ''Bud'' Mayer (1919-1999) came to the University of Denver in 1949 as a member of the Division of Public Relations and Development. With a background in journalism, broadcasting, and public relations, he was named Director of Public Relations. He held this position from 1954 to 1989, when he retired. The Adolph ''Bud'' Mayer papers contain awards, citations, correspondence, reports, speeches, newspaper clippings, photographs, publications, and financial information, highlighting his career at the University of Denver, Division of Public Relations and Development. There are also papers relating to the University of Denver Faculty Senate Meetings.

Dates

  • 1942-1989

Creator

Extent

1.5 Linear Feet (3 letter document boxes)

Scope and Contents

The Adolph ''Bud'' Mayer papers contain awards, citations, correspondence, reports, speeches, newspaper clippings, photographs, publications, and financial information, highlighting his career at the University of Denver, Division of Public Relations and Development. There are also papers relating to the University of Denver Faculty Senate Meetings.

Biographical / Historical

Adolph ''Bud'' Mayer was born on February 16, 1919 in Denver, Colorado. He received a B. A. in journalism in 1941 from the University of Colorado. After graduation, he worked for the Max Goldberg Advertising Agency as an account executive. In 1942 he began work as a reporter for the Rocky Mountain News and continued there until 1944. He and his wife Eileen Barnett then moved to San Francisco. While in San Francisco he worked for the San Francisco Examiner and then joined the National Broadcasting Company where he was a member of the News and Special Events Department. He left NBC to set up and direct a news special events department at KFBK, the largest radio chain in Sacramento, California.

In the summer of 1949, he returned to Denver and directed the publicity for the Central City Opera Festival. Mayer came to the University of Denver in 1949 as a member of the Division of Public Relations and Development and was soon promoted to the Director of Public Relations. He held this position from 1954 to 1989, when he retired. Mayer passed away on April 8, 1999.

Arrangement

The collection is partially arranged.;

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Adolph "Bud" Mayer. in 1979 and 1980.

Accruals

No further accruals are expected.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

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