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Advertising Icon Museum 

The Advertising Icon Museum in Kansas City, MO, is dedicated to advertising characters that have taken on pop-cultural status.

Advertising Museum Tokyo

In addition to exhibits tracing the history of advertising in Japan and rotating displays of advertising from around the world, the museum also houses a library with a vast collection of literature on advertising and marketing.

Baker Library/Bloomberg Center

The Baker Library at Harvard University has a collection of rare and unique materials that focus on the evolution of business and industry.  The collection includes manuscripts, rare books, pamphlets broadsides, photographs, broadsides, advertising ephemera, and corporate reports.

Billboard Museum

The Museum collects, preserves and exhibits collections relating to roadside advertising.

Consumer Movement Archives

The CMA preserves and documents the history of the consumer movement in the United States by providing a repository for the papers and records of consumer leaders, activists, and organizations.

DeGolyer Library

The DeGolyer Library at Southern Methodist University has the professional papers of Liener Temerlin, member of the Advertising Federation Hall of Fame and partner of Dallas-based  Termerlin McLain ad agency. The DeGolyer also has other business related collections.

Hagley Museum and Library

The Hagley Library furthers the study of business and technology in America through diverse collections that include individuals' and companies' papers, ranging from eighteenth-century merchants to modern telecommunications. Includes the archives of BBDO and Ernest Dichter.

History of Advertising Trust

The HAT houses the largest collection of British advertising in the world with collections that date from the early nineteenth-century to the present.

Museum of Broadcast Communications

The Museum of Broadcast Communications collects, preserves, and presents historic radio and television content.

National Museum of American History

The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History Archives Center has preserved the advertising campaigns for Marlboro, Nike, and Alka-Seltzer, among others.  The Center also houses the records of the N.W. Ayer & Son advertising agency.

The Paley Center for Media 

With locations in New York and Los Angeles, the Paley Center holds a permanent media collection of nearly 150,000 television and radio programs and advertisements.

Political Communication Center

The Political Communication Center at the University of Oklahoma houses the Julian P. Kanter Political Commercial Archive, the most comprehensive collection of political advertising in the world.

St. Louis Public Library Media Archives

The St. Louis Media Archives houses and preserves local media-related materials on journalism, broadcasting, advertising, and public relations.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The U of I has two main advertising collections, the D'Arcy Advertising Collection, located in the Communications Library, and the Ad Council Archives, located in the University of Illinois Archives.