Recent Scholarship

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Here is some recent scholarship in public relations history, listed from most recent to least recent. You can also search through these using the wiki search tool in the upper right corner of this page. Be sure to add your own or others that you know about. 

Lee, Mordecai. Congress vs. the Bureaucracy: Muzzling Agency Public Relations. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2011.


Lamme, Margot Opdycke. "Shining a Calcium Light: The WCTU and Public Relations History." Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly 88, no. 2 (2011): 245-266.


Cecil, Matthew. "Friends of the Bureau: Personal Correspondence and the Cultivation of Journalist-adjuncts by J. Edgar Hoover's FBI." Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly 88, no. 2 (2011): 267-284.


Lee, Mordecai. "Historical Milestones in the Emergence of Nonprofit Public Relations in the United States, 1900-1956." Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly 40 (2011):  318.


Lee, Mordecai. "Herman Beyle and James McCamy:  Founders of the Study of Public Relations in Public Administration, 1928-1939." Public Voices 11:2 (2010): 26-46.


Lamme, Margot Opdycke, and Karen Miller Russell.  "Removing the Spin:  Toward a New Theory of Public Relations History." Journalism & Communication Monographs 11 (2010).


Lamme, Margot Opdycke.  "The Brewers and Public Relations History, 1909-1919." Journal of Public Relations Research 21 (2009):  455-477.


Russell, Karen Miller, and Carl O. Bishop.  "Understanding Ivy Lee's Declaration of Principles:  U.S. Newspaper and Magazine Coverage of Publicity and Press Agentry, 1865-1904," Public Relations Review 35, (2009):  91-101.


Patterson, Suzannah. "Examining the Role of Women in the Development of Public Relations," Public Relations Journal 3, no. 1 (Winter 2009).


Adams, Katherine H., and Michael L. Keene. Alice Paul and the American Suffrage Campaign. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2008.


Anderson, William B. "Pete Rozelle:  A Historical Review of How the NFL Commissioner," Public Relations Review 34, no. 2 (2008): 151-155.


Croft, Robin, Trevor Hartland, and Heather Skinner. "And Did Those Feet?  Getting Medieval England 'On-Message.'" Journal of Communication Management 12, no. 4 (2008):  294-304.


Curtin, Patricia A. "Fred Harvey Company Public Relations and Publicity (1876-1933)." Journal of Communication Management 12, no. 4 (2008):  359-373.


Gower, Karla K. "U.S. Corporate Public Relations in the Progressive Era." Journal of Communication Management 12, no. 4 (2008):  305-318.


Jaques, Tony. "Howard Chase:  The Man Who Invented Issue Management." Journal of Communication Management 12, no. 4 (2008):  336-343.


Lamme, Margot Opdycke, and Jennifer Matthews. "Launching PRimary Source:  A Clearinghouse for Public Relations History." Journal of Communication Management 12, no. 4 (2008):  374-377.


Lee, Mordecai. "The Short Life of the Government Public Relations Association in the U.S., 1949-1958." Public Relations Review 34, no. 3 (2008):  279-281. 


L'Etang, Jacquie. "Writing PR History:  Issues, Methods and Politics." Journal of Communication Management 12, no. 4 (2008):  319-335.


Pennington, Timothy. "First Impressions:  U.S. Media Portrayals of Public Relations in the 1920s." Journal of Communication Management 12, no. 4 (2008):  344-358.


Murphree, Vanessa, and Karla K. Gower. “Margaret Sanger and The National Committee on Federal Legislation for Birth Control, 1929-1937.” American Journalism 25, no. 2 (2008): 7-32.


Salcedo, Natalia Rodriguez. "Public Relations Before 'Public Relations' in Spain:  An Early History." Journal of Communication Management 12, no. 4 (2008):  279-293.


Watson, Tom. "Creating the Cult of a Saint: Communication Strategies in 10th Century England." Public Relations Review 34, no. 1 (2008): 19-24. 


Cone, Stacey. “The Pentagon’s Propaganda Windmills: How ‘Arkansas’ Quijote’ Tilted Against Militarism and Challenged the Marketplace of Ideas in America.” Journalism History 33, no. 1 (2007): 24-41.


Gower, Karla K. Public Relations and the Press: The Troubled Embrace. Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 2007.


Hoffman, Richard C. “Corporate Social Responsibility in the 1920s: An Institutional Perspective. Journal of Management History 13, no. 1 (2007): 55-73.


Hoy, Peggy, Oliver Raaz, and Stefan Wehmeier. "From Facts to Stories or From Stories to Facts? Analyzing Public Relations History in Public Relations Textbooks." Public Relations Review 33, no. 2 (2007): 191-200. 


Lamme, Margot Opdycke. “Alcoholic Dogs and Glory for All.” Social History of Alcohol and Drugs 21, no. 2 (2007): 138-159.


Lamme, Margot Opdycke. “Outside the Prickly Nest: Revisiting Doris Fleischman.” American Journalism 24, no. 3 (2007): 85-107.


Lee, Mordecai. "The Astronaut and Foggy Bottom PR: Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs Michael Collins, 1969-1971." Public Relations Review 33 (2007): 184-190. 


Martinelli, Diana Knott, and Jeff Mucciarone. "New Deal Public Relations: A Glimpse into FDR Press Secretary Stephen Early's Work." Public Relations Review 33, no. 1 (2007): 49-57. 


Russell, Karen M., Janice Hume, and Karen Sichler. “Libbie Custer's ‘Last Stand’: Image Restoration, the Press, and Public Memory.” Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly 84, no. 3 (2007): 582-99.


Straughan, Dulcie Murdock (ed.). Women's Use of Public Relations for Progressive-Era Reform: Rousing the Conscience of a Nation. Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen Press, 2007.


Wang, Jian. "Telling the American Story to the World: The Purpose of U.S. Public Diplomacy in Historical Perspective." Public Relations Review 33, no. 1 (2007): 21-30. 


Ziaukas, Tim. “E. H. Heinrichs: Profile of a Founding Practitioner.” American Journalism 24, no. 2 (2007): 35-59.




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