Crown Central Petroleum Advertising Collection

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1398
Creators:
Crown Central Petroleum Corporation
Dates:
1949 - 1996
Languages:
English
Collection is in English.
Physical Description:
0.66 Cubic feet
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The collection includes advertising materials for Crown Central's credit card and credit check programs, for gifts (cameras, kitchenware) offered by its service station to repeat customers; a set of posters and a design drawing for them, exhorting drivers to drive safely, featuring images of governors of states, President Dwight Eisenhower, FBI Director J.Edgar Hoover, and others; and a 1955 letter to Eisenhower requesting that he appear on one of the posters.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Collection is arranged into one series.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
The oil company Crown Central Petroleum developed its Governor's Highway Safety Program in the late 1940s.

Administration
Processing Information
Collection is unprocessed.
Author
NMAH Staff
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Collection donated by Crown Central Petroleum. 2016

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Preferred Citation
Crown Central Petroleum Advertising Collection, ca.1949-1996, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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
Posters -- 1950-2000 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Design drawings -- 1950-2000 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Marketing -- 1950-2000 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Advertisements -- 1950-2000 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Service stations Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Letters (correspondence) -- 1950-2000 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Advertising history -- 1950-2000 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gasoline Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Credit cards Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Petroleum industry and trade Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Marketing Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
advertising Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Credit Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Point-of-purchase displays -- 1950-2000 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hoover, J. Edgar (John Edgar), 1895-1972 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969 Personal 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