Guide to the Stan Freberg Advertising Collection

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0444
Creators:
Freberg, Stan, 1926-
Dates:
1958-1991
Languages:
English
Collection is in English.
Physical Description:
0.3 Cubic feet
1 box
Repository:
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
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
Arrangement
The collection is arranged in one series.
Series 1: Audiovisual, 1958 -1991

Biographical / Historical
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.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
The Best of Stan Freberg, 1958, digitized. See repository for details.
Processing Information
Collection processed by Mimi Minnick, 1992
Author
Mimi L. Minnick
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Collection donated by Stan Freberg in 1991.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
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.
Preferred Citation
Stan Freberg Advertising Collection, 1958-1991, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
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.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Compact discs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Commercials Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Radio -- advertising -- 1950-2000 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Radio programs Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Videotapes Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Television advertising Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Television programs Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Broadcast advertising Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Audiocassettes Type 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