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Advertising Ephemera collection, 1850s-1980s 35 Linear Feet — 9,279 items

The Advertising Ephemera Collection is composed of single advertisements, product and trade catalogs, advertising pamphlets, and broadsides. The advertisements are primarily American and from the late 19th and early to mid 20th century.

The Advertising Ephemera Collection is composed of single advertisements, product and trade catalogs, advertising pamphlets, and broadsides. The advertisements are primarily American and from the late 19th and early to mid 20th century. The collection is divided into broad subject categories, based on the primary type of product or service being advertised, which are arranged in alphabetical order. Within each subject category material is divided based upon the form of the material; leaflets, letters, and sheets printed on both sides; trade cards (mechanical, metamorphic, see-thru, shape, fabric inserts, unusual feature, postcards and insert cards); booklets; special categories; and miscellaneous. A subseries of foreign advertising material consists predominately of travel related literature and is arrange alphabetically by country. The arrangement of oversize materials parallels the original arrangement.

The researcher should note that trade catalogs that are pamphlets may be found in several places in the Perkins Library: this collections; individually in the stacks as fully cataloged items; or as part of groups of old pamphlets for which the cataloging was by main entry only. Advertising broadsides may also be found in the Broadsides Collection and many collections of manuscripts also contain advertising materials.

Some useful reference sources for gathering further information on this type of material include:

Romaine, Lawrence B., "A Guide to American Trade Catalogs," 1944-1900 (New York, 1960).

Hammond, Dorothy, "Advertising Collectibles of Times Past," (Des Moines, Iowa, 1974).

Kaduck, John M., "Advertising Trade Cards," (Des Moines, Iowa, 1976).

McQuarry, Jim, "Collectors Guide to Advertising Cards," (Gas City, Indiana, 1975).

Additions to the collection have not been processed and therefore to do reflect the arrangement of the rest of the collection. Please refer to the detailed description below for more information about their content.

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Businessman who sold household appliances and radios in Wernersville, Pa., during the 1930s-1940s. Collection spans 1930-1968 and includes memos, service and repair bulletins, newsletters, sales and product manuals, price and product lists, blueprints and photographs. Companies represented include Edison Electric, General Electric, Hotpoint, Maytag, Metropolitan Edison, Raymond Rosen, Stromberg-Carlson, Sylvania and Westinghouse. Acquired as part of the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History.

Collection spans 1930-1968 and includes memos, service and repair bulletins, newsletters, sales and product manuals, price and product lists, blueprints and photographs. Companies represented include Edison Electric, General Electric, Hotpoint, Maytag, Metropolitan Edison, Raymond Rosen, Stromberg-Carlson, Sylvania and Westinghouse. Acquired as part of the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History.

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Lore Parker papers, 1950-1979 and undated 12 Linear Feet — 1251 Items

Lore Lionel Parker was a copy writer for Doyle Dane Bernbach and other advertising agencies. She was part of the creative team at Bernbach credited with leading the advertising industry's Creative Revolution of the early 1960s. The Lore Parker Papers include proofs, tear sheets and radio and television broadcast scripts for advertising campaigns Parker worked on for Doyle Dane Bernbach, Dowd Redfield & Johnstone, and other advertising agencies. Topics include alcoholic beverages, cosmetics, housewares, snack foods, swimwear, tourism, and women's clothing and undergarments. Major companies or products represented include Alitalia airlines, Barton's Bonbonniere, the British Tourist Authority, Celanese Fibers, Cole of California, General Telephone/GTE, Lees Carpets, and Salada Junket foods.

The Lore Parker Papers span the years 1950 to 1979 and include proofs, tear sheets and radio and television broadcast scripts for advertising campaigns Parker worked on for Doyle Dane Bernbach (DDB); Dowd, Redfield & Johnstone; and other advertising agencies. Topics include alcoholic beverages, cosmetics, housewares, snack foods, swimwear and bathing suits, tourism, and women's clothing and undergarments. Major companies or products represented include Alitalia airlines, Barton's Bonbonniere, the British Tourist Authority, Celanese Fibers, Cole of California, General Telephone/GTE, Lees Carpets, and Salada Junket foods. Also included are some print advertisements for Ohrbach's, written by DDB Copy chief Phyllis Robinson, which Parker credited as her inspiration to seek employment at DDB.

The collection is arranged into two categories by size: Large Format Items and Small Format Items, and therein alphabetically by company name.

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Collection includes black and white photographs of clothing, department, furniture, grocery, hardware, household appliance, music and musical instrument, shoe and other retail store window displays, signs and interior merchandise displays of businesses in the San Jose, California area. Photographs also depict clerks and store employees at work as well as storefront street scenes. Companies represented include Albers, Armour Star, Bauer & Black, Best Foods, Hart Schaffner & Marx, Montgomery Ward, Pacific Gas, Standard Oil (Calol, Pearl Oil, Red Cross gasoline, Zerolene Oil), Sunkist, Vellumoid and Victor records. Acquired as part of the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History.

Collection includes black and white photographs of clothing, department, furniture, grocery, hardware, household appliance, music and musical instrument, shoe and other retail store window displays, signs and interior merchandise displays of businesses in the San Jose, California area. Photographs also depict clerks and store employees at work as well as storefront street scenes. Companies represented include Albers, Armour Star, Bauer & Black, Best Foods, Hart Schaffner & Marx, Montgomery Ward, Pacific Gas, Standard Oil (Calol, Pearl Oil, Red Cross gasoline, Zerolene Oil), Sunkist, Vellumoid and Victor records. Acquired as part of the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History.