This collection of The Weekly News newspaper spans from August 7, 1909 to December 11, 1909, and measures 1.6 linear feet. The Washington, DC-based paper was "Devoted to the East Section of the Anacostia River," with the stated motto of "A Paper in Every Home." The Weekly reported on church news and society events, contained advertisements for neighborhood businesses, and listed places of interest, such as the Frederick Douglass Home and the Fort Stanton Civil War Fort.
The collection documents the life and career of comedian Imogene Coca.
The Marlboro Oral History and Documentation Project is the result of a two-year effort supported in part by a gift from Philip Morris, Inc. Sixty oral history interviews and a variety of television commercials, print advertising, promotional materials, packaging, and industry publications were gathered to document Marlboro cigarette advertising. T...
The collection documents the work of Dolores Valdes-Zacky and her advertising firm Valdes-Zacky Associates, who specialize in the Hispanic consumer market.
The collection documents Sumner Hosiery Mill through articles, newspaper clippings, publications, advertisements, and photographs.
The collection documents the development and marketing of the Chef's Choice brand of knife sharpeners.
Archival material, including advertising and business records from the "Call Carl" chain of Washington, DC, automotive service stations. The collection includes photographs of Washington, DC streets in the years before automobiles; photographs of the building exterior; photographs of the interior, including employees at work in the garages as well...
Materials trace the evolution of product packaging and advertising of Whitman's Chocolates. Includes business records and photographs of early product displays.
Correspondence, patents, photographs, newspaper clippings, and subject files about various inventors and ideas. Collection documents women inventors, American culture, 1950s-1970s, and products designed for women and the home. Donovan's papers offer a near complete invention record, including both successes and failures, as well as patent and trademark correspondence.
The Sherman Poppen Papers document the snurfer, the predecessor of the snowboard that he invented in 1965. The snurfer, a sled that was ridden while standing up, originally consisted of two skis bound together. Snurfer competitions fueled the development of the snowboard as a piece of sporting equipment. This collection contains material describing the snurfer's place in snowboarding history, and the associated business and legal aspects.