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WGST 3450 Feminist Methodologies: Advertising

Magazines

Here are just a few examples of our magazine collection. Magazines are a great way to find old advertisements.

Recent Ads

AdForum
AdForum is an internationally focused database provides access to over 35,000 advertisements in all media, including audio and video. AdForum also provides access to advertising agency information, news, and other information related to the advertising industry

YouTube
YouTube has many TV and radio ads.  Try searches like "radio ad" diamonds.

Historic Ads: Databases

Ad*Access
Over 2,800 advertising items and publications dating from 1850 to 1920, illustrating the rise of consumer culture and the birth of a professionalized advertising industry in the United States.

AdForum
AdForum is an internationally focused database provides access to over 35,000 advertisements in all media, including audio and video. AdForum also provides access to advertising agency information, news, and other information related to the advertising industry.

Emergence of Advertising in America: 1850-1920
Over 2,800 advertising items and publications dating from 1850 to 1920, illustrating the rise of consumer culture and the birth of a professionalized advertising industry in the United States. Produced freely by Duke University.

Historic Ads: Periodicals

These databases allow you for search the ads in the newspapers and periodicals involved for your search term.

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All-American Ads Books

All-American Ads is a wonderful source of various old advertisements. Each book is separated by decade.