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Guide to the Porter Advertising Billboard Sketches, 1950s-1970s

Abstract

Porter Advertising, founded in 1945, is an out-of-home advertising company based in Richmond, Indiana.

Porter Advertising Billboard Sketches date between the 1950s and 1970s and document the company's poster designs for a wide range of businesses in the region around Richmond, Indiana. The collection includes rough and developed sketches; design drawings for specific businesses and campaigns; generic designs; and billboard mockups for local businesses such as car dealerships; banks and financial institutions; funeral homes; hospitals and clinics; motels; retail stores; restaurants; and others. Acquired as part of the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Porter Advertising.
Title
Porter Advertising Billboard Sketches, 1950s-1970s
Language of Material
English
Extent
7 Linear Feet, 200 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

Porter Advertising Billboard Sketches date between the 1950s and 1970s and document the company's poster designs for a wide range of businesses in the region around Richmond, Indiana. The collection includes rough and developed sketches; design drawings for specific businesses and campaigns; generic designs; and billboard mockups for local businesses such as car dealerships; banks and financial institutions; funeral homes; hospitals and clinics; motels; retail stores; restaurants; and others.

Administrative Information

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Collection is open for research.

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Contents of the Collection

Automotive A-Z, 1950s-1970s
(3 folders)
Box 1
Banking A-D, 1950s-1970s
(2 folders)
Box 1
Banking F, 1950s-1970s
(4 folders)
Box 2
Banking F-W, 1950s-1970s
(5 folders)
Box 3
Events, 1950s-1970s
Box 4
Finance, 1950s-1970s
Box 4
Funeral and mortuary services, 1950s-1970s
(2 folders)
Box 4
Furniture and appliances, 1950s-1970s
Box 5
Grocery, 1950s-1970s
Box 5
Health industry, 1950s-1970s
Box 5
Hotel and motel, 1950s-1970s
Box 5
House and garden supplies, 1950s-1970s
Box 6
Insurance, 1950s-1970s
Box 6
Office supplies, 1950s-1970s
Box 6
Political, 1950s-1970s
(2 folders)
Box 7
Real Estate, 1950s-1970s
Box 7
Religion, 1950s-1970s
Box 7
Restaurants, 1950s-1970s
Box 7
Retail, 1950s-1970s
Box 7
Miscellaneous poster designs, 1950s-1970s
Box 7

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Porter Advertising Billboard Sketches, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University

Provenance

The Porter Advertising Billboard Sketches were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 2008.

Processing Information

Processed by Richard Collier, October 2009

Encoded by Richard Collier, November 2009

Accession 2008-0127 is described in this finding aid.

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.