Check out our books about advertising in the library catalog.
We also have several consumer magazines with advertisements; all are current and some include back issues:
- New Yorker
- Our State
PSA Central offers public service announcements in several categories, including newspaper, magazine, and outdoor. Free registration required.
Browse advertisements by category (jewelry
) or decade. 1940’s to present. Guest access only; searching isn't permitted.
- CLIO Awards
International competition winners in all areas of advertising (billboards, design, direct mail, posters, print, etc). See also their shortlist
- Communication Arts Print Ad Exhibit
Annotated examples of print ads from noted magazine Communication Arts (available in print in the Park Library).
- D&AD Yellow Pencil Awards
Current and past winners. Categories include digital, graphic design, illustration, outdoor advertising, and more.
- Multicultural Excellence Awards
Outstanding multicultural print and television advertising campaigns from the Association of National Advertisers / Advertising Educational Foundation. 2005-current.
- One Show Award Winners
Examples of award-winning full page ads in newspapers, magazines, trade publications, and more. 1991-present.
- One Show Design
Examples of annual reports, award-winning booklets, logos, campaigns, and more. 1991-present.
Duke University’s extensive collection of over 7,000 magazine advertisements. 1911-1955.
Vintage ads covering cars to military propaganda to wrist-watches. 1900s-1970s.
Miscellaneous ads ranging from soap to liquor to the New York subway. Search for "advertising and YOURTOPIC" or browse thousands of advertisements by searching for "advertising" alone. Check out this collection of 50 ads
collected randomly. Tech Note: enable pop-ups in your browser. Contact Stephanie for assistance.
- Emergence of Advertising in America
Duke University’s collection of the early days of American advertisements. 1850-1920.
- Gallery of Graphic Design
Advertisements from a variety of magazines. View all advertisements at once or choose by year, product, magazine, advertiser, illustrator, or keyword. 1930-1969.
Links to print advertisement collections around the world. Browse by topic. 1800’s to present; most from the the 1950s, 60s, and 70s.
- Vintage Ad Browser
Ads from a variety of sources. Browse by topic (alcohol
) or search. Sources include book and magazine scans, CD-Roms, web sites, reader submissions, and more.