Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History

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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Rubenstein Library Closed July 1 - August 23, 2015!

We will be closed to research visits Wednesday, July 1 through Sunday, August 23.  During this time staff offices and collections will be moving.  We will reopen in our newly renovated building on Monday, August 24.  We may still be able to reply to limited email queries during this time, but collections will be innaccessable. 

Please get in touch with us if you have any questions.

J. Walter Thompson Company Interactive Timeline Available Online

To celebrate 150 years of JWT accomplishment and contribution to the advertising industry the Hartman Center has created an interactive, online timeline tracing events in the company's history: long-standing client relationships, key personnel, office openings, innovations, and more. The timeline is broken up into two parts. Part one traces the company's history from it's founding in 1864 through 1930. Picking up where the first leaves off, part two brings users up to the 2000s.