Digital Archive of Vintage Television Commercials

adviewsThanks to Duke Uni­ver­si­ty, you can now access a dig­i­tal archive of vin­tage tele­vi­sion com­mer­cials dat­ing from the 1950s to the 1980s. Even­tu­al­ly, this col­lec­tion will fea­ture close to 12,000 dig­i­tized com­mer­cials, and it will let you see how Amer­i­ca’s tra­di­tion­al brands (IBM, Maxwell House, Amer­i­can Express, Avis, etc) evolved through the medi­um of main­stream com­mer­cial tele­vi­sion. You can learn more about this col­lec­tion called Adviews with this intro­duc­to­ry video or via the Adviews web­site, and you can watch the vin­tage com­mer­cials through iTunes. (Unfor­tu­nate­ly, I don’t see a way to access these clips via oth­er means. Sor­ry about that.) Via @LibrarySecrets

Relat­ed Con­tent:

The Aus­tralian Screen Archive

Rewind the Video­tape: Mike Wal­lace Inter­views 1950s Celebri­ties …

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