John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History


The Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History in the David M. Rubenstein Library acquires and preserves printed material and collections of textual and multimedia resources and makes them available to researchers around the world. Through these collections and related programming, the Center promotes understanding of the social, cultural, and historical impact of advertising, marketing, and sales.

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Upcoming Event

Join us on Wednesday, February 22 at 3:30 PM. Dr. Judy Foster Davis will present Pioneering African-American Women in the Advertising Business, Biographies of Mad Black Women. Click here for more information.

Summer Research Job Opportunity for Duke Students!

Check out the Duke Story+ job opportunity related to Race & Ethnicity in Advertising for Duke undergrads and graduate students. Work this summer with our great collections to create an illustrated web resource for researchers!

New Digital Project!

The JWT Ford Motor Company ads are now digitized and live! Features almost 12,000 ads from 1944 to 2007 created by J. Walter Thompson for Ford Motor Company.