Guide to the Erol's Video Club Collection

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0687
Creators:
Wiener, Tom
Erol's Video Club.
Dates:
1984-1991
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1 Cubic foot
3 boxes
Repository:
Advertising and promotional materials for Erol's Video Club. Includes a calendar with advertising and coupons, two binders of member newsletters, newspapers, original design drawings for advertising, and posters.

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
The collection consists of advertising and promotional materials for Erol's Video, Inc. Materials include Series 1: The Erol's Video Club Newsletter, 1984-1985, which contains features of the month and items for sale.
Series 2: The Erol's Video Club Newspaper, 1986-1988, features video rentals, tapes for sale, video services, a gift tape guide, rental guide, and coming attractions.
Series 3: Advertising Materials, 1991, undated consist of a calendar, posters, original artwork, and one black and white photo promoting Erol's and it's video products.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Divided into 3 series: (1) Erol's Video Club Newsletter; (2) Erol's Video Club Product Newspaper; (3) Advertising Materials.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
A Washington, D.C. area videocassette rental club, founded in 1963. It was later sold to Blockbuster Video.

Administration
Processing Information
Collection processed by Alison Oswald, 2003.
Author
Alison Oswald
Immediate Source of Acquisiton
Collection donated by Erol's Video Club.

Using the Collection
Restrictions on Access
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment.
Preferred Citation
Erol's Video Club Collection, 1984-1991, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
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.

Ownership and Custodial History
Ownership and Custodial History
Gathered by Tom Wiener, a former Archives Center employee, who had also worked for Erol's.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Advertisements -- 1980-2000 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Design drawings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Catalogs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Video recordings industry Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Posters -- 20th century Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Newsletters 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