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At the Park Library

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:

  • Atlantic
  • Newsweek
  • New Yorker
  • Our State
  • Time
  • Wired

Ad Collections

Current Ads

  • AdCouncil
    PSA Central offers public service announcements in several categories, including newspaper, magazine, and outdoor. Free registration required.
  • AdFlip
    Browse advertisements by category (jewelry, motorcycles) 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 and archives.
  • 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.

Historic Ads

  • Ad*Access
    Duke University’s extensive collection of over 7,000 magazine advertisements. 1911-1955.
  • Adclassix.com
    Vintage ads covering cars to military propaganda to wrist-watches. 1900s-1970s.
  • ARTstor
    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.
  • Retrolounge
    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 race) or search. Sources include book and magazine scans, CD-Roms, web sites, reader submissions, and more.
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