Additional records of the Advertising Women of New York, 1917-1988 (inclusive), 1975-1985 (bulk)
Addenda to the records (B-29) of Advertising Women of New York.
- Majority of material found within 1975-1985
Language of Materials
Materials in English.
Access. Collection is open for research. An appointment is necessary to use any audiovisual material.
Conditions Governing Use
Copyright. Copyright in the records created by the Advertising Women of New York as well as copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.
Copying. Records may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.
Extent2.09 linear feet ((5 file boxes) plus 5 audiotapes and electronic records)
These additional records of the Advertising Women of New York include minutes; financial records; mailings and publicity; board records; membership lists; and event files, including the College Career Conference and luncheons for members, reflecting both the club's activities and the progress of women's careers in advertising. Folder headings are those used by Advertising Women of New York, with information provided by the processor in square brackets. The folders are listed in the order in which they were received from Advertising Women of New York. The Advertising Women of New York web site is being captured periodically as part of Schlesinger Library's web archiving program.
The Advertising Women of New York, Inc., founded in 1912, by Mr. and Mrs. J. George Frederick as the League of Advertising Women of New York, was the first club for women in advertising in America and one of the first in the world. Organized as an answer to discriminating men's clubs, the League had as its objectives the further education in advertising of its members, and the encouragement towards the greater involvement of women in advertising. From the 1930s on, classes were given by the club and scholarships awarded to girls to enable them to pursue a degree in advertising. Annual dinners and dances had speakers on good advertising practices and the future of the business.
The club has a long history of social consciousness. It helped on the economizing campaign of World War II, and has always been concerned with consumer work.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Accession number: 90-M90
These addenda to the records of the Advertising Women of New York were given to the Schlesinger Library by Advertising Women of New York in June 1990.
- Box 1: 1-3a
- Box 2: 4-16
- Box 3: 17-42
- Box 4: 43-56
- Box 5: 57-68
Preliminary inventory: June 1990
By: Natasha Tarpley
- Advertising Women of New York. Additional records of the Advertising Women of New York, 1917-1988 (inclusive), 1975-1985 (bulk): A Finding Aid
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