Gordon E. Cole Advertising History Papers, 1879-1899; 1926-1964
Cole, Gordon E (advertising executive)
Cannon Mills, Inc
Can Manufacturers Institute
Pedlar & Ryan Ad Agency
Wartime Ad Council
Association of National Advertisers
2.0 cu. ft
2 flat oversize boxes
Gordon E. Cole's advertising career spanned thirty years, and this collection documents his work and interests.
Correspondence, speeches, clippings, unpublished manuscripts, scrapbooks related to advertising.
In addition to Cole's professional work, the collection documents his involvement in professional associations, including the Association of National Advertisers, the Advertising Research Foundation, and the Advertising Council. Also includes the published findings of three ANA-commissioned surveys of wartime advertising and the proceedings of wartime ANA conferences; and a scrapbook of advertising ephemera, including late nineteenth-century trade cards and pamphlets.
Gordon E. Cole Advertising History Papers, 1879-1964, Archives Center, National Museum of American History