Ray E. Hiebert, a faculty member and dean in the College of Journalism, wrote a book on Ivy Lee, publicity agent for the Pennsylvania Railroad, entitled Courier to the Crowd: the Story of Ivy Lee and the Development of Public Relations. The book was published in 1966 by Iowa State University Press. During the drafting of that book, Hiebert obtained control over a collection of official press releases of the Pennsylvania Railroad during the first fifty years of its existence. These press releases, known as "Matter sent out," are arranged chronologically in scrapbooks and range in date from 1910 until 1960. Gaps in this collection of Pennsylvania Railroad press releases may be filled by consultation with other archival institutions, including Hagley Museum and Library (Greenville, DE). Other unprocessed items in the Hiebert papers include personal and professional correspondence.
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The Ray E. Hiebert papers cover the period from 1910-1995; the bulk of the materials date from 1970-1993. The collection consists of Public Relations Review administrative files and Pennsylvania Railroad publicity files (scrapbooks) used by Hiebert while writing Courtier to the Crowd: the story of Ivy Lee and the Development of Public Relations. The Hiebert papers also include professional correspondence related to Hiebert's activities as a faculty member and dean in the College of Journalism and personal correspondence.
This collection was donated to the University of Maryland Libraries by Ray E. Hiebert on April 22, 1999.