The archive of the International Public Relations Association (IPRA) was acquired by Bournemouth University in early 2011. It contains papers, newsletters, books and photographs from 1953 to the early 2000s. Preliminary cataloguing of the archive has been undertaken by Prof Tom Watson of the Faculty of Media & Communication. The catalogue was updated in May 2015.

Summaries have been made of the Executive Minutes and Agendas, Conferences and Meetings correspondence, and Congresses correspondence. Also other elements of the archive are listed. The summary of the archive is available in a PDF file on this site.

Scholars interested in accessing the archive should contact Prof Watson via


2 Responses to “IPRA archive”

  1. Lori Bogle 30 January 2013 at 2:34 pm #

    I am very interested in having access to the archives. I am working on a book regarding 19th century public relations in the U.S.

    Dr. Lori Bogle
    History Department
    United States Naval Academy

    • twatson 1 February 2013 at 8:09 am #

      Lori: Thanks for your interest. The archive guide has been placed in the Resources section of the IHPRC website, too. We have had a few problems recently but these should have been fixed. If you can’t access it, email and we will send the PDF to you. TOM WATSON

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