Gordon E. Cole Advertising Papers

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0371
Creators:
Cole, Gordon E. (advertising executive)
Dates:
1879-1899; 1926-1964
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
2 Cubic feet
3 boxes
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Correspondence, speeches, clippings, unpublished manuscripts, scrapbooks related to advertising.
Scope and Contents note
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. There is a letter in Box 1, folder 1, correspondence from Cole to Barry Goldwater noting he would not be voting for Goldwater in the 1964 Presidential Election due to Goldwater's stand on Civil Rights.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is divided into four series.
Series 1: Correspondence, 1926-1964 Series 2: Unpublished Papers, 1942-1957
Series 3: Wartime Proceedings of the Association of National Advertisers, 1941-1944
Series 4: Advertising Ephemera, 1879-1964

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Gordon E. Cole's advertising career spanned thirty years, and this collection documents his work and interests.

Administration
Processing Information
This collection was processed by Mimi L. Minnick, archivist, 1991.
Author
Mimi L. Minnick
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Collection donated by Madelene Cole, 1990.

Using the Collection
Restrictions on Access
Collection is open for research.
Preferred Citation
Gordon E. Cole Advertising History Papers, 1879-1964, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Copyright or trademark restrictions may be in effect for some material.

Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Advertising cards Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
advertising -- World War, 1939-1945 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Business letters Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Clippings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
advertising Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Trade cards Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Speeches Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Pamphlets Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Ephemera Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wartime Ad Council. Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pedlar & Ryan Ad Agency. Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cannon Mills, Inc. Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Can Manufacturers Institute. Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Association of National Advertisers Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Advertising Council Corporate Name 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
http://americanhistory.si.edu/archives