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Tobacco Advertising: Introduction

Materials related to the advertising of tobacco products in the Hartman Center

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Guide to Tobacco Advertising

 John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising, and Marketing History


As one of the largest advertising history collections in the world, the Hartman Center has built a reputation for its resources documenting advertising, sales and marketing. The Center maintains the records of several advertising agencies and trade organizations, the professional papers of a number of marketing executives, collections of advertising ephemera created by private collectors, and a growing library of related books and periodicals. Information about advertising and tobacco is contained throughout many of our collections and identified in the following guide. For more information, many of the Hartman Center collection guides are searchable on the web.

The Rubenstein Library holds a large number of books and pamphlets on tobacco's natural history, marketing and consumption as well as the papers of several tobacco plantations and growers.  Tips for searching these more general documents may be found under the "More Info" tab in this guide.