Guide to the S. Watson Dunn Advertising Ephemera Collection

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0366
Creators:
Dunn, S. Watson (Samuel Watson), -1997 (Professor)
Dates:
1840-1986, undated
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
1 Cubic foot
2 boxes
Repository:
Collection primarily consists of advertisements, ephemera, and promotional materials collected by S. Watson Dunn. In addition, there is literature relating to advertising history, correspondence, phonograph records, and unpublished papers.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Collection primarily consists of advertisements, ephemera, and promotional materials collected by S. Watson Dunn. In addition, there is literature relating to advertising history, correspondence, phonograph records, and unpublished papers. This collection represents a small amount of material relating to Dunn's work as a professor and author. The University of Illinois holds the bulk of his papers. The collection is arranged into four series: Series 1, Advertising Materials and Literature, 1840-1986, undated; Series Series 2, Advertising History File, 1859-1986, undated; Series 3, Correspondence, 1961-1970; and Series 4, Unpublished Papers, 1976.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Collection is organized in four series:
Series 1, Advertising Materials and Literature, 1840-1984, undated
Series 2, Advertising History File, 1859-1986, undated
Series 3, Correspondence, 1961-1970
Series 4, Unpublished Papers, 1976, undated

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Samuel Watson Dunn was a professor, consultant, and author. He was born on August 24, 1918 in Vanderbilt, Pennsylvania. He held many faculty positions teaching advertising and marketing and served as an industry consultant for major companies including Pacific Telephone & Telegraph, Southwestern Bell, Leo Burnett Company, and Young & Rubicam. He was published widely in scholarly and trade journals and wrote or edited several books. In 1988, among his many awards he was named Distinguished Advertising Educator by the American Advertising Federation. Dunn died on November 24, 1997 at the age of seventy-nine.

Administration
Author
Vanessa Broussard-Simmons
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated to the Archives Center by S. Watson Dunn, December 1989.
Processing Information
Processed by Vanessa Broussard-Simmons, archivist, 1990.

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
S. Watson Dunn Advertising Ephemera Collection, 1840-1986, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
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.

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Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Gladys Reid Holton Ephemera Collection (AC0466)
Materials at Other Organizations
University of Illinois Archives
S. Watson Dunn Papers, 1923, 1937-40, 1943, 1946-96

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Catalogs Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Brochures Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Advertising cards Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
advertising Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Postcards Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fans (costume accessories) Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ephemera Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
College teachers Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
archivescenter@si.edu
https://americanhistory.si.edu/archives