Bernays, Edward L., 1891-1995

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Public relations consultant. Died 1995.

From the description of Edward L. Bernays papers, 1777-1994 (bulk 1920-1990). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70979988

Public relations counselor.

From the description of Reminiscences of Edward L. Bernays : oral history, 1971. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309728613

Biographical Note

  • 1891, Nov. 22: Born, Vienna, Austria
  • 1908: Graduated, DeWitt Clinton High School, New York, N.Y.
  • 1912: A.B., Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.
  • 1913 - 1915 : Newspaper reporter, New York, N.Y.
  • 1918 - 1919 : Served with the United States Commission on Public Information at the Peace Conference, Paris, France
  • 1919 - 1963 : Public relations counsel, New York, N.Y.
  • 1922: Married Doris E. Fleischman
  • 1923: Published Crystallizing Public Opinion. New York: Boni and Liveright
  • 1925: Assistant commissioner, Commerce Department, Paris, France, Exposition
  • 1928: Published Propaganda. New York: H. Liveright
  • 1940: Published Speak Up for Democracy: What You Can Do--A Practical Plan of Action for Every American Citizen. New York: Viking Press
  • 1945: Published Take Your Place at the Peace Table. New York: Gerent Press
  • 1952: Published Public Relations. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press
  • 1955: Editor, Engineering of Consent. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press
  • 1961: Published Your Future in Public Relations. New York: Richards Rosen Press
  • 1965: Published Biography of an Idea: Memoirs of Public Relations Counsel Edward L. Bernays. New York: Simon and Schuster
  • 1968 - 1969 : Adjunct professor, School of Public Relations, Boston University, Boston, Mass.
  • 1970: Editor, Case for Reappraisal of U.S. Overseas Information Policy and Program. New York: Praeger
  • 1970 - 1975 : Consultant, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, State Department Consultant, Mental Health Department of Massachusetts
  • 1976: Consultant, Department of Health, Education and Welfare
  • 1977: Consultant, Commerce Department
  • 1979: Published Your Future in a Public Relations Career. New York: Richards Rosen Press
  • 1986: Published Later Years: Public Relations Insights. Rhinebeck, N.Y.: H&M Publishers
  • 1995, Mar. 9: Died, Cambridge, Mass.

From the guide to the Edward L. Bernays Papers, 1777-1994, (bulk 1920-1990), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Paul Federn Papers, 1864-1975, (bulk 1895-1950) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Freud, Harry, 1909-1968. Papers, 1910-1969. Library of Congress
referencedIn Erik Barnouw Papers, 1920-1990. Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf House, Floyd Nelson, 1893-1975. Papers of Floyd Nelson House [manuscript], 1919-1974. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Bernays, Doris Fleischman, 1891-. Papers, 1914-1978 (inclusive). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Raymond Leslie Buell Papers, 1915-1984, (bulk 1920-1946) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn John Collier papers Yale University Library
referencedIn Cooper mss. II, ca. 1905-1985 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
creatorOf Bernays, Edward L., 1891-1995. Correspondence to Van Wyck Brooks, 1936. University of Pennsylvania Library
creatorOf Bernays, Edward L., 1891-1995. Correspondence file, 1929, from Horace Liveright, Inc. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn John Bartlow Martin Papers, 1900-1986, (bulk 1939-1983) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Hanson Weightman Baldwin papers, 1900-1988 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Barnouw, Erik, 1908-2001. Erik Barnouw papers, 1920-1990. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Simkhovitch, Mary K. (Mary Kingsbury), 1867-1951. Papers, 1852-1960 (inclusive). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
creatorOf Edward L. Bernays Papers, 1777-1994, (bulk 1920-1990) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Martin, John Bartlow, 1915-1987. Papers, 1900-1986 (bulk 1939-1983). Library of Congress
referencedIn Lesly, Philip, 1918-. Philip Lesly papers, 1946-1993. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Harry Freud Papers, 1910-1970, (bulk 1938-1968) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Morris, Lloyd R., 1893-1954. Lloyd Morris papers, 1916-1954, bulk (1944-1954). New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Mezes, Sidney Edward, 1863-1931. Sidney Edward Mezes papers, 1918-1931 (inclusive), 1918-1919 (bulk). Yale University Library
creatorOf Parton, James, 1912-. James Parton papers, 1914-1986. Houghton Library
referencedIn Marshall, Lenore, 1897-1971. Papers, 1887-1980. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Bernays, Edward L., 1891-1995. Reminiscences of Edward L. Bernays : oral history, 1971. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Collier, John, 1884-1968. John Collier papers, 1910-1987 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Chester Bowles papers, 1924-1982 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Rogers, James Harvey, 1886-1939. James Harvey Rogers papers, 1904-1963 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Martin B. Duberman papers, 1917-1992 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Aronson, Robert Louis, 1917-. Robert Louis Aronson. Associated Actors and Artistes of America merger study papers, 1924-1960, bulk 1950-1957. Cornell University Library
creatorOf [Edward L. Bernays, biographical materials] University of Wisconsin - Madison, General Library System
referencedIn Daniel J. Boorstin Papers, 1882-1995, (bulk 1944-1994) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Bliven, Bruce, 1889-1977. Bruce Bliven papers, 1906-1985. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
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associatedWith Allied Chemical & Dye Corporation. corporateBody
associatedWith American Nurses' Association. corporateBody
associatedWith American Psychological Association. corporateBody
associatedWith American Tobacco Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Aronson, Robert Louis, 1917- person
associatedWith Baldwin, Hanson Weightman, 1903-1991. person
associatedWith Ballets russes. corporateBody
associatedWith Bank of America. corporateBody
associatedWith Barnouw, Erik, 1908-2001. person
correspondedWith Bernays, Doris Fleischman, 1891- person
associatedWith Bernays family. family
associatedWith Bernays family. family
correspondedWith Bern, Paul, 1889-1932 person
correspondedWith Black, Sam, 1915- person
associatedWith Bliven, Bruce, 1889-1977. person
correspondedWith Bolton, Frances Payne Bingham, 1885-1977 person
associatedWith Book Publishers Research Institute. corporateBody
correspondedWith Boomer, Lucius M. (Lucius Messenger), 1878-1947 person
correspondedWith Boorstin, Daniel J. (Daniel Joseph), 1914-2004 person
associatedWith Bowles, Chester, 1901-1986. person
associatedWith Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen. corporateBody
correspondedWith Buell, Raymond Leslie, 1896-1946. person
correspondedWith Capehart, Homer E. (Homer Earl), 1897-1979 person
associatedWith Cartier (Firm) corporateBody
correspondedWith Cartier, Jacques, d. 1941 person
correspondedWith Chesley, Willoughby S. person
associatedWith Collier, John, 1884-1968. person
associatedWith Columbia Broadcasting System, inc. corporateBody
associatedWith Committee for America Self-Contained. corporateBody
associatedWith Committee on the Cost of Medical Care. corporateBody
associatedWith Cooper, Kent, 1880-1965 person
correspondedWith Cowen, Myron M. (Myron Melvin), 1898-1965 person
correspondedWith Creel, George, 1876-1953 person
associatedWith Duberman, Martin B. person
associatedWith Edison, Thomas A. (Thomas Alva), 1847-1931 person
associatedWith Edward L. Bernays Foundation. corporateBody
associatedWith Exposition internationale des arts décoratifs et industriels modernes (1925 : Paris, France) corporateBody
associatedWith Exposition internationale des arts décoratifs et industriels modernes (1925 : Paris, France) corporateBody
correspondedWith Federn, Paul. person
correspondedWith Filene, E. A. (Edward Albert), 1860-1937 person
associatedWith Freud family. family
associatedWith Freud family. family
correspondedWith Freud, Harry, 1909-1968. person
correspondedWith Freud, Sigmund, 1856-1939 person
correspondedWith Geddes, Norman Bel, 1893-1958 person
associatedWith General Motors Corporation. corporateBody
correspondedWith Gerard, James Watson, 1867- person
correspondedWith Giannini, Amadeo Peter, 1870-1949 person
correspondedWith Goldman, Eric Frederick, 1915-1989 person
correspondedWith Hill, George W. (George Washington), 1884-1946 person
associatedWith Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964. person
associatedWith House, Floyd Nelson, 1893-1975. person
correspondedWith Humphrey, Hubert H. (Hubert Horatio), 1911-1978 person
associatedWith Jacques Seligmann & Co. corporateBody
correspondedWith Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973 person
correspondedWith Kahn, Otto Hermann, 1867-1934 person
correspondedWith Klaw, Marc, 1858-1936 person
correspondedWith Knopf, Alfred A., 1892-1984 person
correspondedWith Lee, Gypsy Rose, 1914-1970 person
correspondedWith Lee, Ivy L. (Ivy Ledbetter), 1877-1934 person
correspondedWith Leinsdorf, Erich, 1912-1993 person
associatedWith Lesly, Philip, 1918- person
correspondedWith Lewis, Sinclair, 1885-1951 person
associatedWith Light's Golden Jubilee (1929) corporateBody
correspondedWith Luce, Clare Boothe, 1903-1987 person
correspondedWith Luce, Henry Robinson, 1898-1967 person
associatedWith Mack Trucks, inc. corporateBody
associatedWith Madow, Pauline, person
associatedWith Marshall, Lenore, 1897-1971. person
correspondedWith Martin, John Bartlow, 1915-1987. person
correspondedWith Martin, William McChesney person
correspondedWith Martin, William McChesney person
correspondedWith McKee, Joseph V., d. 1956 person
correspondedWith Mencken, H. L. (Henry Louis), 1880-1956 person
associatedWith Mezes, Sidney Edward, 1863-1931. person
associatedWith Morris, Lloyd R., 1893-1954. person
associatedWith Nehru, Jawaharlal, 1889-1964. person
associatedWith New York (N.Y.). Mayor's Committee for the Commemoration of the Golden Anniversary of the City of New York. corporateBody
correspondedWith Page, David, 1892-1989 person
correspondedWith Paley, William S. (William Samuel), 1901- person
correspondedWith Pandit, Vijaya Lakshmi, 1900-1990 person
associatedWith Parton, James, 1912- person
correspondedWith Phelps, George H. (George Harrison), 1883-1945 person
associatedWith Philco Radio and Television Corp. corporateBody
associatedWith Rogers, James Harvey, 1886-1939. person
associatedWith Simkhovitch, Mary K. (Mary Kingsbury), 1867-1951. person
correspondedWith Spanel, A. N. (Abram Nathaniel), 1901-1985 person
correspondedWith Spingarn, Arthur B. (Arthur Barnett), 1878-1971 person
correspondedWith Spivak, Lawrence E. (Lawrence Edmund), 1900-1994 person
correspondedWith Terhune, Albert Payson, 1872-1942 person
associatedWith United Brewers Industrial Foundation. corporateBody
associatedWith United Fruit Company. corporateBody
associatedWith United States Information Agency. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. President's Emergency Committee for Employment. corporateBody
associatedWith United States Sugar Beet Association. corporateBody
correspondedWith Wagner, Robert F. (Robert Ferdinand), 1910- person
correspondedWith Wallace, Henry A. (Henry Agard), 1888-1965 person
associatedWith Ward Baking Company. corporateBody
correspondedWith Ward, William B. (William Breining), 1884-1929 person
correspondedWith Whitman, Edmund S. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
New York (N.Y.)
United States
New York (N.Y.)
New York (State)--New York
United States
Administrative agencies
Administrative agencies
Automobile industry and trade
Bread industry
Brewing industry
Electric lighting
Financial institutions
Health facilities
Human ecology
Industrial relations
Korean War, 1950-1953
Public opinion polls
Public relations
Public relations
Public relations
Public relations and politics
Public relations consultants
Radio broadcasting
Stock Market Crash, 1929
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
World politics
World War, 1939-1945
Public relations consultants


Birth 1891-11-22

Death 1995-03-09





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