The Museum of Public Relations is a 501(c)(3) educational institution chartered by the New York State Board of Regents to serve the world's growing community of public relations students, educators, researchers and practitioners. Founded in 1997, the museum is considered the field’s primary repository for documents covering the evolution of the field over the last century. Its archives include more than 600 significant books (many first editions and signed); dozens of artifacts; correspondence; photographs of historically significant people and events; examples of old media technologies; and a digital archive of video taped oral histories. It is considered the world’s largest collection of materials documenting PR history.
The museum resides at Baruch College’s Newman Library Archives and Special Collections, where it is open to the public by appointment for tours, guest lectures and research. The museum also has a strong educational presence online, featuring both a popular website and a Facebook page that has more than 4,000 followers from 50 countries.
On March 15, Shelley Spector was Mike Schwager’s guest on “The Enrichment Hour” on WS Radio. Listen to the interview here.
Interview with Shelley Spector at Book Marketing Buzz Blog about the creation the PR Museum. Read the blog
Raluca Mihalachioiu, General Manager, Founder at The Public Advisors in Bucharest, Romania, writes about her journey to The Museum of Public Relations from in January. Read Raluca's article.
Just How Contemporary is the PR Industry? National Press Club member Adam Konowe spoke with Shelley Spector about what today’s communicators can learn from earlier practitioners. Click here to listen to the podcast.
The Museum of Public Relations thanks its founding sponsors.