Timeline

The Outdoor Advertising Timeline chronicles almost 150 years of innovation, company and organizational creations and mergers, and selected individuals who played a major part in the formation of the outdoor advertising industry.

All the corporate and individual names which appear in bold throughout the timeline indicate that materials relevant to these items may be found in the records of the Outdoor Advertising Association of America here at Duke University.  Select from the list of dates below, or the arrows at the bottom of each page will guide you through the timeline.  Background research and the text of the timelines are by Dr. Richard Collier, staff member of the Hartman Center.