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Advertising Club of Baltimore photograph and ephemera collection

 Collection
Identifier: PP 0307

Abstract

This collection contains photographs of Advertising Club of Baltimore events collected by various members. This includes the club’s annual Maypole Dance, Man of the Year award ceremony, and other events from the 1950s to the 1980s.

Dates

  • 1909-1988

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

The reproduction of materials in this collection may be subject to copyright restrictions. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine and satisfy copyright clearances or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections. For more information visit the MCHC’s Rights and Permissions page.

Biographical / Historical

The Advertising Club of Baltimore was founded in 1909 as the Advertisers’ Round Table. The founders’ aim was to promote truth in advertising, and the group eventually expanded its focus promote Baltimore City’s business and cultural attributes. The club became known for its annual banquets which featured antics and celebrity appearances. The club bestowed “Outstanding Television Personality” awards on such notables as Jim Nabors and Art Linkletter. The organization also hosted an annual “Man of the Year” gala to honor those who had positively contributed to Baltimore and the community-at-large.

Extent

3.0 Linear Feet (3 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement

The collection is arranged into four series which are representative of content: Albums, Robert Welch Photographs, Advertising Club events, and Ephemera. The photographs in Series II: Robert Welch photographs appear to be from Welch’s personal collection, as many of the headshots are autographed to him or include him in the photographs. Most of the images in Series III: Advertising Club Events are of President Ronald Reagan’s speech at a Flag Day ceremony at Fort McHenry in Baltimore, Maryland. The photographs are generally arranged in chronological order and/or retain the original order. Multiple copies have the same photograph have been given the same image identification number.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Reed Hunter, June 20, 2013.

Scope and Contents

The collection contains photographs of Advertising Club of Baltimore events collected by various members. This includes the club’s annual Maypole Dance, “Man of the Year” award ceremony, and other events from the 1950’s to the 1980’s. Most of the photographs are unlabeled, but some events and people could be determined. Several celebrities are represented in the collection, including Andy Griffith, Milton Berle, Johnny Unitas, and Brooks Robinson.
Title
Guide to the Advertising Club of Baltimore photograph and ephemera collection
Status
Under Revision
Author
Lara Westwood
Date
2015-12
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English

Revision Statements

  • 2020-03-10: Manually entered into ArchivesSpace by Mallory Herberger.

Repository Details

Part of the H. Furlong Baldwin Library Repository

Contact:
H. Furlong Baldwin Library
Maryland Center for History and Culture
610 Park Avenue
Baltimore MD 21201 United States
4106853750