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Established in 1997, The Museum of Public Relations is an educational institution housing a collection of original books, interviews and artifacts documenting both the history of the profession and the profession's impact on history.

Our facility is located at Baruch College CUNY, 151 East 25th Street, New York, NY 10010, and is open to the public by appointment only.

As a chartered library and museum by the New York State Board of Regents and a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, The Museum is supported entirely by donations and volunteers.

At the opening of The Museum of Public Relations at Baruch College on September 23, 2014, panelists Muriel Fox, Herb Schmertz and Harold Burson discussed the intersection between their careers and public relations. Watch the video

Harold Burson, Herb Schmertz and Muriel Fox at The Museum of Public Relations opening, September 23, 2014

"Museum to Hone Image of P.R. Profession" article in The New York Times, Sept. 14, 2014 by Christine Haughney

Freud's Nephew and the Origins of Public Relations
by Alix Spiegel

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Edward L. Bernays, often referred to as the "father of public relations," began practicing public relations during WWI. He counseled actors, presidents, large corporations, and government.
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Bernays reflects on his career and the public relations profession

The first African-American to acquire major accounts such as Coca-Cola and Carnation, Moss Kendrix set the stage for the breakdown of ethnic and cultural stereotypes in advertising. His PR campaigns left an imprint on the world that is seen everywhere.
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Representing the Cuban government in the 1920s and the German Tourist Information Office in the 1930s left Carl Byoir's reputation with no shortage of controversy. After years in travel PR, Byoir enjoyed many successes in industrial PR.
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Arthur W. Page, who at the height of his career was Vice President of Public Relations for AT&T, pioneered innovative public relations practices that are still used today.
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Chet Burger, a pioneer not only of modern public relations practices, but of television journalism. He was regarded as the first public relations practitioner to use that "new"medium for telling the corporate story.
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Chet Burger discusses the earliest days of TV news [New York University, March 2, 2010]

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