Advertising, Public Relations, Propaganda, and Mass Communications


John Ball (1911-1988). Manuscripts and other items from the recognized music critic and author, including texts and printed record jackets created by Ball while working for Columbia Records (ca. 1946-1949), several examples of Ball's work for the advertising firm of Lewis and Gilman (ca. 1952), and numerous pages of "market intelligence reports" written by Ball for the publishing company D.M.S., Inc. (ca. 1961-1963).

Eric Clark (1937- ). Manuscripts, correspondence, and other material from the noted British journalist and author, including drafts, research, and correspondence regarding Clark's expose The Want Makers: The World of Advertising - How They Make You Buy (Viking, 1989).

Tom Glazer (1914-2003). Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, audio recordings, film and video recordings, and other items from the popular songwriter and musician, including several audio recordings of advertising jingles by Glazer.

Alan Baer Green (1906-1975). Manuscripts, correspondence, and other material from the noted author, advertising executive, and co-founder of the agency Green Brodie Co.

Edward Hannibal (1936- ). Manuscripts, correspondence, notebooks, and other material from the author and advertising executive, including manuscripts and audio/visual recordings of various advertisements developed by Hannibal.

Charlotte MacLeod (1922-2005). Manuscripts, correspondence, diaries, and other items from the acclaimed mystery and suspense writer, including a scrapbook pertaining to MacLeod's advertising career with Stop and Shop supermarkets.

David Williams (1926-2003). Manuscripts, diaries, correspondence, notes, and other items from the recognized Welsh mystery novelist and veteran advertising executive, including his manuscript for a book on advertising.

Mladin Zarubica (1917-1995). Manuscripts and other material from the American author,, including extensive material regarding Bozell and Jacobs, Inc., a New York advertising and public relations firm where Zarubica was an account executive; items include correspondence, budgets, reports, publicity, memos, and other items dating from 1952 to 1969.

Public Relations

Edward L. Bernays (1891-1995). Letters from the legendary father of the field of public relations; in various collections, including the papers of Elie Abel, Charles Angoff, Max Ascoli, and Christopher Lehmann-Haupt.

Richard Condon (1915-1996). Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, research material, audio, and other material from the popular novelist, including several letters regarding Condon's early career as film publicist in the 1940s.

Edwin (1924- ) and Michael (1924-1988) Gifford. Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, posters, audio recordings, and other items from the husband-and-wife founders of the New York public relations firm Gifford-Wallace, Inc.; for twenty years they were among the premier press agents for Broadway shows, as well as for the famed nightclub Studio 54, the revitalized South Street Seaport, and several restaurants in the area of Rockefeller Center.

Zelda Popkin (1898-1993). Manuscripts, correspondence, research, and other material from the groundbreaking novelist, including several letters and other items regarding Popkin's career in public relations in the 1950s.


George Bailey (1919-2001). Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, audio, and other material from the reporter, broadcaster, author, and director of Radio Liberty from 1982 to 1985, including extensive material regarding Radio Liberty and Radio Free Europe.

Faith Baldwin (1893-1978). Manuscripts, correspondence, professional material, printed material, personal memorabilia, photographs, audio recordings, and film from the popular and prolific novelist, including texts for broadcasts into Germany for the Office of War Information during World War II; manuscripts of articles by Baldwin for the Writers' War Board; and letters to Baldwin from various officials at the American National Red Cross, the Office of Price Information, the Office of War Information, the Treasury Department, the Writers' War Board, and others.

William Bennett Lewis (1904-1977). Manuscripts, correspondence, diaries, journals, scrapbooks, posters, and other material from the television and advertising executive, including numerous documents regarding his work administering the Office of War Information during World War II.

Lawrence Martin-Bittman (1931- ). Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, and other items from the former Deputy Director of the Disinformation Department of Czech intelligence and founder and Director of the Program for the Study of Disinformation at Boston University.

Propaganda posters. A large collection of propaganda posters from World War I and World War II, as well as some examples from the Russian Revolution.

Mass Communications

Elie Abel (1920-2004). Manuscripts, correspondence, and other items from the Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, broadcaster, educator, and author, including extensive material regarding his work for NBC radio and television.

Jack Ansell (1925-1976). Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, memorabilia, and other material from the noted author and ABC television executive, including many documents regarding ABC from the 1960s and 1970s.

Arthur Arent (1904-1972). Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, film, memorabilia and other material from the acclaimed playwright, author, and producer of radio and television programs, best known as managing editor and head writer of the Living Newspaper, a program of the Federal Theatre Project in the 1930s.

Alexander Graham Bell (1847-1922). Correspondence from the great Scottish inventor, father of the telephone, and Boston University professor.

Richard Clurman (1924-1996). Manuscripts, journals, diaries, and other material from the influential journalist and editor, including his media criticism and work for Time, Inc.

Norman Corwin (1910- ). Manuscripts, correspondence, and much more from the esteemed journalist, producer, screenwriter, director, author and teacher, known for his pioneering and influential radio broadcasts.

Marshall McLuhan (1911-1980). Letters from the groundbreaking media theorist; in the Frances FitzGerald, Robert Lewis Shayon, and Leslie Fiedler Collections.

Hugh Parry (1916-1997). Manuscripts, correspondence, and other material from the noted author and sociologist, including Parry's writings on public opinion and propaganda.

Robert Louis Shayon (1912-2008). Manuscripts, audio and video recordings, correspondence, and much more from the legendary radio and television producer, director, broadcaster, media historian, and critic.

George W. S. Trow (1943-2006). Manuscripts, correspondence, audio recordings, photographs, memorabilia, and other items from the recognized author and critic, including his influential essay Within the Context of No Context and his memoir/essay My Pilgrim's Progress: Media Studies, 1950-1998.