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John Thomas Collection of TV Commercials

Donor:
Thomas, John E.  Search this
Extent:
11 Cubic feet (11 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Motion pictures (visual works)
Commercials
Date:
1960s-1970s
Scope and Contents:
The collection consists of approximately 1,700 television commercials on 16mm film, for products including cars and trucks; food and beverages, including snack foods, convenience foods and soft drinks; cleaning products; pet food; clothing; candy; tobacco products; airlines; toiletries; household products and other things.
Arrangement:
1 series.
Biographical / Historical:
A retired teacher of English and Media Studies, Thomas amassed his collection by asking local television stations to save the commercials for him as they prepared to discard them. He also purchased some commercials and public service announcements (PSAs).
Provenance:
John E. Thomas
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research and access on site by appointment.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
advertising  Search this
Advertising, Public service  Search this
Television advertising  Search this
Television  Search this
Marketing  Search this
Genre/Form:
Motion pictures (visual works) -- 20th century
Commercials
Citation:
John Thomas Collection of TV Commercials, ca. 1960s-1970s, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1324
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John Thomas Collection of TV Commercials
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1324

Audiovisual Records

Creator:
National Museum of the American Indian, Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Extent:
5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Videotapes
Audiotapes
Date:
1989-2003
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of audiovisual records collected or created by the Office of Public Affairs of press coverage and publicity in regards to the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI). Subjects covered include the groundbreaking and construction of the Washington, D.C. museum; the National Powwow; press conferences; public service announcements; interviews with NMAI staff; and the exhibition, "Pathways of Tradition: Indian Insights into Indian Worlds." Materials include VHS tapes, Betacam-SP tapes, U-matic tapes, and audiocassettes.
Topic:
Advertising, Public service  Search this
Indians of North America -- Museums  Search this
Museum buildings  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Museums -- Employees  Search this
Museums -- Press coverage  Search this
Museums -- Public relations.  Search this
Powwows  Search this
Press conferences  Search this
Genre/Form:
Videotapes
Audiotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 10-199, National Museum of the American Indian, Office of Public Affairs, Audiovisual Records
Identifier:
Accession 10-199
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Audiovisual Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa10-199

Audiovisual Records

Creator::
National Portrait Gallery. Office of Exhibitions  Search this
Extent:
11 cu. ft. (11 record storage boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Motion pictures (visual works)
Sound recordings
Date:
circa 1970-1988
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of audio and visual recordings of National Portrait Gallery exhibitions and announcements used for broadcast. Major exhibitions documented within this collection include: "American Colonial Portraits: 1700-1776," and "Champions of American Sport." Materials consist of 16mm film and magnetic audio tracks.
Topic:
Video recordings -- Production and direction  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Advertising, Public service  Search this
Art museums  Search this
Genre/Form:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Sound recordings
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 16-323, National Portrait Gallery. Office of Exhibitions , Audiovisual Records
Identifier:
Accession 16-323
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Audiovisual Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa16-323

Audiovisual Records, 1989-2003

Creator:
National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.) Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Subject:
National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.)  Search this
National Museum of the American Indian Building (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
National Powwow (1992: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
National Powwow (2002: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Pathways of Tradition: Indian Insights into Indian Worlds (Exhibition) (1992-1993: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Physical description:
5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Type:
Videotapes
Collection descriptions
Audiotapes
Date:
1989
1989-2003
Topic:
Advertising, Public service  Search this
Indians of North America--Museums  Search this
Museum buildings  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Museums--Employees  Search this
Museums--Press coverage  Search this
Museums--Public relations  Search this
Powwows  Search this
Press conferences  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 10-199
See more items in:
Audiovisual Records 1989-2003 [National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.) Office of Public Affairs]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_293002

Audiovisual Records, 1970-1988

Creator:
National Portrait Gallery (U.S.) Office of Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
10 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
Type:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Sound recordings
Date:
1970
1970-1988
Topic:
Video recordings--Production and direction  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Advertising, Public service  Search this
Art museums  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS01807
See more items in:
Audiovisual Records 1970-1988 [National Portrait Gallery (U.S.) Office of Exhibitions]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_381295

Service bulletin

Author:
Public Service Company of Northern Illinois  Search this
Small Journal Collection (National Postal Museum (U.S.). Library) DSI  Search this
Type:
Periodicals
Place:
Illinois
Date:
1932
Topic:
Advertising, Public service  Search this
Call number:
SJu Met
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1019568

How McGruff and the Crying Indian changed America : a history of iconic Ad Council campaigns / Wendy Melillo

Author:
Melillo, Wendy  Search this
Subject:
Advertising Council History  Search this
Physical description:
226 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
2013
Topic:
Advertising, Public service--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1015325

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