This autobiography details his life as public relations
executive and consultant as well as salesman, business executive, educator, researcher,
lecturer, and author. Several chapters deal with his teaching career at Stanford and the
Stanford Public Relations Institute. The collection also includes his correspondence
with Howard Chase, 1982, who wrote the introduction.
Rex F. Harlow earned his doctorate in education at Stanford in 1937 and was on the
faculty from 1938 to 1944. He was a major figure in the development of the public
relations profession and a founder of the Public Relations Society of America. His
published works include SOCIAL SCIENCE IN PUBLIC RELATIONS, PRACTICAL PUBLIC RELATIONS,
and PUBLIC RELATIONS IN WAR AND PEACE, as well as many other books on education,
history, and children's fiction. He died in 1993.
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