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87-M31--87-M158

Advertising Women of New York. Additional records of the Advertising Women of New York, 1935-1987: A Finding Aid

Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: 87-M31--87-M158
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: Advertising Women of New York
Title: Additional records of the Advertising Women of New York, 1935-1987
Date(s): 1935-1987
Quantity: 1.83 linear feet (1 carton, 2 file boxes) plus electronic records)
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Addenda to the records (B-29) of Advertising Women of New York.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Accession numbers: 87-M31, 87-M158
These records of the Advertising Women of New York were given to the Schlesinger Library by Advertising Women of New York in February and October 1987.

Processing Information:

Preliminary inventory: August 1989
By: Joseph Lau

Access Restrictions:

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.

Preferred Citation:

Advertising Women of New York Additional records, 1935-1987; item description, dates. 87-M31--87-M158, folder #. Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University.

Related Material:

There is related material at the Schlesinger Library; see Advertising Women of New York Records, 1912-1970 B-29, Advertising Women of New York Additional records, 1912-1983 (inclusive), 1962-1982 (bulk) 86-M216, and Advertising Women of New York Additional records, 1917-1988 (inclusive), 1975-1985 (bulk) 90-M90.

HISTORY

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 1930's 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.

SCOPE AND CONTENT

The folders are listed in the order in which they were received from Advertising Women of New York. Folder headings are those used by Advertising Women of New York, with information provided by the processor in square brackets. The Advertising Women of New York web site is being captured periodically as part of Harvard University Library's Web Archive Collection service (WAX); searchable archived versions of the web site will be available through this finding aid in 2010.

Container List

Additional Index Terms

Advertising--Study and teaching
Clubs--New York (State)--New York
Electronic records
Minutes
Web sites
Women in the advertising industry--United States
Women--Societies and clubs
League of Advertising Women

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