A resource for the worldwide advertising community.
A digital archive of vintage television commercials created by D'Arcy Masius Benton & Bowles (DMB&B) dating from the 1950s to the 1980s. Produced in part by Duke University and the Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History.
Advertising Hall of Fame
A virtual museum celebrating the extraordinary men and women who have made significant contributions to advertising and society.
Advertising Icon Museum
An incredible collection of more than 900 advertising icons spanning a century of American history.
Commercial Closet Association's Ad Library
The archive surveys gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender representations in TV, online and print advertisements spanning 35 countries since 1917, complete with ratings, consumer feedback, and other resources.
The D'Arcy collection documents the social, economic, and cultural changes in America over key historical periods.
Duke University, The Hartman Collection
Ebony Magazine Archives
Ebony has partnered with Google to offer their entire 65-year archive for free browsing. Each issue appears just as it did at its original time of publication, complete with period advertisements. It's an amazing resource that beautifully encapsulates their ongoing fascination with the future, and science and technology's incredible potential to improve our lives.
Emergence of Advertising in America: 1850-1920
The Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History of Duke University presents over 9,000 images relating to the early history of advertising in the United States.
Gaslight Advertising Archives
Gaslight Advertising Archives, Inc. maintains one of the largest collections of OLD ADS in the world. Our collection of old print ads date back from today to the 1880's.
Established by the Magazine Publishers of America in 1982, the Kelly Awards recognize and reward outstanding magazine advertising.
Library of Congress, American Memory
Medicine and Madison Avenue
Available through Duke University, this project is a database of over 600 health-related ads from newspapers and magazines which appeared between 1911 and 1958.
Radio-Mercury Grand Prize Winners
Listen to past Grand Prize winning radio commercials from their Audio Library.
The Advertising Council/Campaigns That Have Made A Difference
The Eisner American Museum of Advertising & Design
The Eisner Museum is an interactive educational center focusing on advertising and design, and their impact on our culture. View the print, radio and television promotions for some of the most popular vehicles between the 1920s and the 1960s. Then learn how the advertising efforts of this time came to influence automotive consumer behavior as much as automotive engineering.
The Woodward Collection of Advertising, is the world's largest with approximately 4 million ads.