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Guide to the Charlie Steinmann Papers, 1937-1988 and undated

Abstract

Charlie Steinmann was an executive in the outdoor advertising industry, primarily in the Pennsylvania region, working with Superior Sign Systems, Penn-York Advertising and Lamar Outdoor Advertising. He was inducted into the Outdoor Advertising Association of America (OAAA) Hall of Fame in 1995. The Charlie Steinmann Papers span the years 1937-1988 and include printed materials, photographs, videocassettes, correspondence, financial reports and maps. Companies represented in the collection include Bishop-Holder Advertising, Lamar Outdoor Advertising, Penn Adams Advertising and Penn-York Advertising, all of which operated in the central Pennsylvania region. Collection also contains files on the Reserve Officer Association after World War II. Acquired as part of the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History.

Descriptive Summary

Collection Number
RL.01248
Title
Charlie Steinmann papers
Date
1937-1988 and undated
Creator
Steinmann, Charlie
Extent
0.4 Linear Feet, 280 Items
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Material in English

Collection Overview

The Charlie Steinmann Papers span the years 1937-1988 and include printed materials, photographs, videocassettes, correspondence, financial reports and maps. Companies represented in the collection include Bishop-Holder Advertising, Lamar Outdoor Advertising, Penn Adams Advertising and Penn-York Advertising, all of which operated in the central Pennsylvania region. Collection also contains files on the Reserve Officer Association after World War II.

Arrangement

Collection is arranged into 4 series: General Files, Outdoor Advertising Companies, Printed Material, and Audiovisual Materials.

Restrictions on Access & Use

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warning Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

However, original audiovisual materials are closed to research until a use copy can be produced. Contact Research Services for further information.

Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection.

All or portions of this collection may be housed off-site in Duke University's Library Service Center. The library may require up to 48 hours to retrieve these materials for research use.

Please contact Research Services staff before visiting the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library to use this collection.

warning Use Restrictions

The copyright interests in this collection have not been transferred to Duke University. For more information, consult the copyright section of the Regulations and Procedures of the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library.

Contents of the Collection

Charlie Steinmann biography, undated
Box 1
Memoranda, 1942-1977
Box 1
Photographs, 1937-1971
Box 1
Bishop-Holder Advertising, 1964-1966
Box 1
Penn Adams Advertising, 1963
Box 1
Penn-York Advertising
Balance sheets, 1950-1954
(4 folders)
Box 1
Miscellaneous papers, 1984-1988
Box 1
Reserve Officers Association, 1947-1948
Box 1
Shop photographs, 1960s-1972
(2 folders)
Box 1
United Advertising Company, 1960s-1980s
Box 1
American National Standards Institute (ANSI), Building Code Requirements for Sign and Outdoor Display Structures, 1975
Box 1
Highway Research Board, Control of Highway Advertising Signs: Some Legal Problems, 1971
Box 1
National Highway Users Conference (NHUC), Highway Highlights, 1948 Jan.
Box 1
U.S. Department of Labor, Recordkeeping Requirements, 1971
Box 1
U.S. Public Roads Administration, Public Control of Highway Access and Roadside Development, 1947
Box 1

4. Audiovisual Materials, undated

Conditions Governing Access note

[Original audiovisual materials are closed to use. Use of these materials may require production of listening or viewing copies. Please contact Research Services before coming to use this collection.]

Penn Advertising--New Employee Orientation. Undated. Format: VHS. Undated. TRT: 30:00
Box 2

Historical Note

Chronology List

Date Event(s)
1954 Joined Superior Sign Systems
1966 Joined Penn-York Advertising
1973 Corporate Operations Manager, Penn-York Advertising
1991-1997 General Manager, Penn-York Advertising
1995 Inducted into Outdoor Advertising Association of America (OAAA) Hall of Fame
1997-1999 Director, Northern Region Operations, Lamar Outdoor Advertising (Lamar acquired Penn-York in 1997)
1999 Safety Director, Lamar Outdoor Advertising

Charlie Steinmann has also served on the Board of Directors of the Better Business Bureau; as CEO of Lancaster Youth for Christ; and as a member of the International Association of Lions Clubs.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Charlie Steinmann Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University

Provenance

The Charlie Steinmann Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 2003.

Processing Information

Processed by Richard Collier, February 2011

Encoded by Richard Collier, February 2011

Accession 2003-0172 is described in this finding aid.