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Guide to Collections Related to Pan American World Airways: Outdoor Advertisements

Selected collections and materials in Duke University Libraries related to Pan American World Airways.

Outdoor Advertisements

While most of the advertisements in the Hartman Center's collections are in print format, there are materials documenting outdoor ads as well. Outdoor ads largely comprise billboards and subway signs.

Garrett Orr Papers, circa 1873-1994, bulk 1890s-1914, 1935-1965

The Garrett Orr Papers document the artistic output and personal files of advertising executive Garrett Orr. The Product Files Series of this collection contains two photographic prints of Pan Am billboard ads.

J. Walter Thompson Company. Domestic Advertisements Collection, 1875-2001

This extensive collection of print ads from JWT includes numerous boxes of Pan Am advertising from 1942 to 1974. Materials include advertisements prepared for both domestic and international consumers. Also included are scaled-down versions of billboard, subway, and airport signs.

Resource of Outdoor Advertising Descriptions (Road 2.0)

This digital collection contains images of outdoor advertising. The collection contains several advertisements from Pan Am, including billboards and subway posters.