Skip to main content Smithsonian Institution

Search Results

Collections Search Center
179 documents - page 1 of 9

Television Advertising

Collection Interviewer:
Ellsworth, Scott, Dr.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1973-1989
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
The Federal Express Advertising History Collection, 1972-1989, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smiithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0306, Series 4
See more items in:
The Federal Express Advertising History Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0306-ref17

Print, Radio and Television Advertising

Collection Creator:
Short, Bobby  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1976-1997
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research use.

Physical Access: Researchers must handle unprotected photographs with gloves. Researchers must use reference copies of audio-visual materials. When no reference copy exists, the Archives Center staff will produce reference copies on an "as needed" basis, as resources allow. Researchers must use photocopies of scrapbooks due to the fragility of the originals, unless special access is approved.

Technical Access: Listening to sound recordings requires special appointment; please inquire.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Bobby Short Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0946, Subseries 4.4
See more items in:
Bobby Short Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0946-ref564

Television Advertisements

Collection Creator:
Eskimo Pie Corporation.  Search this
Nelson, Christian Kent, 1893-1992  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1948-1992
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Copyright and trademark restrictions.
Collection Citation:
Eskimo Pie Corporation Records, 1921-1996, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0553, Subseries 7.3
See more items in:
Eskimo Pie Corporation Records
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0553-ref443

L&M Close-up television advertising

Collection Manufacturer:
Liggett & Myers Tobacco Company.  Search this
Collection Collector:
Rangeloff, Evan  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 20
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1966-09
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
Collection Rights:
Probable copyright and trademark restrictions.
Collection Citation:
Evan Rangeloff Collection of Punchboards and Liggett & Myers Tobacco Sales Materials, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Evan Rangeloff Collection of Punchboards and Liggett & Myers Tobacco Sales Materials
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0716-ref537

Television advertising, schedules for Florida markets, September 8

Collection Creator:
Eskimo Pie Corporation.  Search this
Nelson, Christian Kent, 1893-1992  Search this
Container:
Box 25, Folder 14
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1969
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Copyright and trademark restrictions.
Collection Citation:
Eskimo Pie Corporation Records, 1921-1996, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Eskimo Pie Corporation Records
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0553-ref449

Television Advertisements (1988)

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Productions  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 2
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 05-165, Smithsonian Productions, Administrative Records
See more items in:
Administrative Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa05-165-refidd1e1162

Music used in many popular television commercials and their sponsors [sound recording] / Bosworth Ensembles

Performer:
Bosworth Ensembles  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Type:
Phonograph records
Date:
1974
1970-1980
Topic:
Television musicY1970-1980  Search this
Television advertising  Search this
Local number:
FW06109
Folkways 6109
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access
See more items in:
Folkways Records Collection 1948-1986
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_232458
Additional Online Media:

The new icons? : the art of television advertising / Paul Rutherford

Author:
Rutherford, Paul 1944-  Search this
Physical description:
x, 270 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1994
C1994
Topic:
Television advertising  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_537760

Men & Women: Costume and Gender TV Commercials Collection

Creator:
National Museum of American History (U.S.)  Search this
Names:
Men and Women: A History of Costume, Gender and Power (Exhibition) (Washington, D.C.: 1989)  Search this
Extent:
2 Cubic feet (6 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Commercials
Videotapes
Date:
1988-1989.
Scope and Contents:
A collection of television advertisements, used in the research for and in some cases, in the exhibition "Men and Women: A History of Costume, Gender and Power". Both U-Matic and VHS video formats are included.
Arrangement:
1 series.
General:
Videotape cassettes, 3/4", U-Matic.
Videotape cassettes, 1/2", VHS.
Provenance:
Transferred from the Office of Telecommunications in 2002.
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment.,Unprotected films must be handled with gloves.
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:
Broadcast advertising  Search this
Television advertising  Search this
Sex role in advertising  Search this
Costume -- advertising  Search this
Exhibitions -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Commercials
Videotapes -- 1980-1990
Citation:
Men & Women: Costume and Gender TV Commercials Collection, 1988-1989, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0529
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0529

Revlon, Incorporated Advertising Collection

Manufacturer:
Revlon, Inc.  Search this
Donor:
Stevens, Martin  Search this
Stevens, Martin  Search this
Extent:
2 Cubic feet (4 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Tear sheets
Advertisements
Commercials
Compact discs
Date:
1936-1986
Summary:
Collection consists of commercial advertisements and promotional materials created by Revlon Incorporated, 1936-1986.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of advertising and promotional materials of Revlon Incorporated from 1936 to 1986. Revlon's print and television advertisements, semi-annual promotions, and techniques of planned obsolescence helped it become one of the leading brands of the cosmetics industry. The materials provide insight into the depiction and importance of beauty throughout the decades. Additionally, the names of models and photographers are identified throughout the collection.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged in two series.

Series 1, Revlon Advertisements, 1936-1986

Series 2, Other Revlon Incorporated Brand Advertisements, 1965-1986
Historical:
In 1932, brothers Charles, Joseph and Martin Revson, and chemist Charles Lachman founded the Revlon company with the goal of creating a mainstream market for nail polish. The introduction of new colors each year branded the product and created a dedicated market. In 1940, Revlon introduced lipstick and by 1952, it achieved tremendous success with its "Fire and Ice" campaign. The Revlon Company continues to expand its product line including beauty tools, skincare, make-up, hair color, and fragrance lines simultaneously advancing the careers of models.
Related Materials:
Materials in the Archives Center

Warshaw Collection of Business Americana (NMAH.AC.0060)

Albert W. Hampson Commercial Artwork (NMAH.AC.0561)

Cover Girl Advertising Oral History and Documentation Project (NMAH.AC.0374)

NW Ayer Advertising Agency Records (NMAH.AC.0059)
Provenance:
This collection was donated by Martin Stevens in 2007
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use 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:
Beauty culture  Search this
Women in advertising  Search this
Cosmetics  Search this
Broadcast advertising  Search this
Television advertising  Search this
Cosmetics -- advertising  Search this
Genre/Form:
Tear sheets
Advertisements -- 20th century
Commercials
Compact discs
Citation:
Revlon Advertising Collection, 1936-1986, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Gift of Martin Stevens.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0939
See more items in:
Revlon, Incorporated Advertising Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0939
Additional Online Media:

Sayre Lockett, television advertisment, Wilson, number 169

Collection Creator:
National Cotton Council  Search this
Extent:
1 motion picture film
Container:
Reel AC1177
Type:
Archival materials
Motion picture films
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
National Cotton Council of America Photographs and Film, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
National Cotton Council of America Photographs and Film
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1177-ref395

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
See more items in:
John Thomas Collection of TV Commercials
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1324

Scrubbing Bubble Still Bank

Physical Description:
yellow (overall color)
ceramic (overall material)
light blue (overall color)
Measurements:
overall: 5 in x 5 3/8 in x 5 1/2 in; 12.7 cm x 13.6525 cm x 13.97 cm
Object Name:
coin bank
Credit Line:
Gift of SC Johnson through Greg Anderegg
ID Number:
2014.0177.01
Catalog number:
2014.0177.01
Accession number:
2014.0177
See more items in:
Work and Industry: Retail and Marketing
American Enterprise
Advertising
Exhibition:
American Enterprise
Exhibition Location:
National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1465495

Pan American World Airways Film Footage and Slide Presentations

Creator:
Pan American World Airways, Inc.  Search this
Names:
Pan American World Airways, Inc.  Search this
Extent:
2.63 Cubic Feet ((1 legal document box) (2 records center boxes))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Motion pictures (visual works)
Slides (photographs)
Audiotapes
Date:
1958-1980
bulk [ca. 1960s-1970s]
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of 25 16 mm films, four tape/slide sets on travel, seven individual slides and a tape of Pan American 'Theme' music. The film footage includes the history of the company; promotional films for travel and services; television commercials; introduction to Boeing 747 service; and training films for employees.
Biographical / Historical:
Pan American World Airways was active in the airline industry from 1927, when it established a regular scheduled international service, to its bankruptcy in late 1991. Pan American was the first American airline to operate a permanent international air service. From its first route between Key West and Havana, Pan Am extended its routes into the rest of the Caribbean, Central America and South America. In 1936, Pan Am inaugurated passenger service in the Pacific, and began service in the Atlantic in 1939. Pan Am started around-the-world commercial air service in 1947. Besides setting many 'firsts' with routes, Pan Am also established 'firsts' in the aircraft technology they chose, such as being the first to use Boeing 747s in regular scheduled services.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Pan American World Airways, Inc., gift, 1992, 1992-0027, NASM
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
Television advertising  Search this
Boeing 747 Family  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial -- United States  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Airlines  Search this
advertising -- Airlines  Search this
Air travel  Search this
Travel  Search this
Genre/Form:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Motion pictures (visual works)
Slides (photographs)
Audiotapes
Identifier:
NASM.1992.0027
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1992-0027

Stan Freberg Advertising Collection

Creator:
Freberg, Stan, 1926-  Search this
Extent:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Compact discs
Commercials
Videotapes
Audiocassettes
Date:
1958-1991
Summary:
Stan Freberg (1926-2015) was a writer, performer, and satirist who pioneered the use of comedy in radio and television commercials during advertising's creative revolution in the 1960s. The collection includes examples of his work including his radio and television shows as well as some of his best known television commercials.
Scope and Contents:
The Stan Freberg Advertising Collection contains commercially available recordings of Freberg's radio series, "The Best of the Stan Freberg Shows" (1958), his satire, "Stan Freberg Presents the United States of America" (1961), and the New Stan Freberg Show (1991). It also includes a compiliation reel of his television shows as well as commercials produced for Chung King, Jeno's Pizza, and Encyclopedia Britannica among others during the 1960s.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged in one series.

Series 1: Audiovisual, 1958 -1991
Biographical / Historical:
Stan Freberg (1926-2015) was a writer, performer, and satirist who pioneered the use of comedy in radio and television commercials during advertising's creative revolution in the 1960s. The collection includes examples of his work including his radio and television shows as well as some of his best known television commercials.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Stan Freberg in 1991.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Only reference copies may be used. Digital reference copy available in the Smithsonian Institution Digital Asset Management System (DAMS). See repository for details.
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:
Radio -- advertising -- 1950-2000  Search this
Radio programs  Search this
Television advertising  Search this
Television programs  Search this
Broadcast advertising  Search this
Genre/Form:
Compact discs
Commercials
Videotapes
Audiocassettes
Citation:
Stan Freberg Advertising Collection, 1958-1991, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0444
See more items in:
Stan Freberg Advertising Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0444

Washington Lawyer's Committee, Denny's suit, radio/television advertisements

Collection Creator:
Jones, Caroline Robinson, 1942-2001 (advertising executive)  Search this
Container:
Box 57, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1994
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection 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.
See more items in:
Caroline R. Jones Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0552-ref711

British television advertising : the first 30 years / edited by Brian Henry

Author:
Henry, Brian  Search this
Physical description:
528 p., xxxii p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Great Britain
Date:
1986
Topic:
Television advertising--History  Search this
Call number:
HF6146.T42B675 1986X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_355076

Effective television advertising : a study of 1000 commercials / David W. Stewart, David H. Furse

Author:
Stewart, David W  Search this
Furse, David H  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 178 p. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1986
C1986
Topic:
Television advertising  Search this
Call number:
HF6146.T42S845 1986X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_373815

Y & R and broadcasting : radio and television advertising growing up together

Title:
Radio and television advertising growing up together
Y and R broadcasting
Author:
Museum of Broadcasting (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
Y & R Media Research  Search this
Physical description:
93 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1988
C1988
Topic:
Advertising agencies--History  Search this
Radio advertising  Search this
Television advertising  Search this
Call number:
HF6181.Y36 Y36 1988
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_542322

Brought to you by : postwar television advertising and the American dream / Lawrence R. Samuel

Author:
Samuel, Lawrence R  Search this
Physical description:
xxi, 266 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
2001
Topic:
Television advertising--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_714218

Modify Your Search






or


Narrow By