St. Louis Advertising and Public Relations Photograph Collection

Accession Number: MA uu:120
MA 90:19
MA 94:04
MA 14:07
MA uu:145
Location: Manuscript stacks, row 12 & Map drawer A-14
Dates: 1930s – 1990s
Size: 1 slim Hollinger
Creator/Collector: Collected by Frank Absher/St. Louis Media History Foundation.
Ralston Purina
Bea Adams
Acquisition info:

First accession of photos was donated from Frank Absher/St. Louis Media History Foundation between 1987– July 2013.

The second accession of photos came by donation from Sr. Yvonne Meyer on February 23, 1990. 

The third accession was donated by Ralston Purina on February 5, 1994.

The fourth accession was donated by Frank Absher of the St. Louis Media History Foundation on March 18, 2014. 

An accession of two photos of the Gridiron Dinner of the Women’s Ad Club came by donation from Bea Adams at an unknown date. 

Accruals: Few accruals expected
Custodial history: Collection created in Special Collections, May 2014 
Language: English
Processed by: Sarah Cain, May 2014. 
Conservation notes: All items placed into acid-free folders. Photos housed in Mylar sleeves.
Scope and Content: The collection contains photos of persons in St. Louis advertising and public relations as well as some examples of advertisements and company logos.
Arrangement:

The collection arranged into subseries:

Subseries 1: Individuals
Subseries 2: Advertising/PR agencies and organizations Subseries
3: Advertisements 

Within subseries, arrangement is alphabetical (by ad/PR agency, and then alphabetically by the photo descriptor/last name in subseries 2)

Restrictions: Photos may be under copyright.
Permission required to reproduce images.  
Remarks: Jean Gosebrink accession numbers included with appropriate items.

St. Louis Advertising and Public Relations Photograph Collection
1930s – 1990s
1 slim letter Hollinger; 0.2 cu. ft.

Box/Folder Description
 1/1  Finding aid
  Subseries 1: Individuals
1/2 Sister Yvonne M. Meyer (3). Ge-01020a-c MA 90:
1/3 George L. Stemmler; Guin Stemmler, ca. 1988-1991; 2000 (4)
1/4 Helen Weiss. Ge-001211
  Subseries 2: Advertising/PR agencies and organizations
1/5 Agency logos (8) [slides]
1/6 D’Arcy (3). MA 14:07
1/7 Gardner, Christmas, ca. 1930. Ge-001494
1/8 Gardner, Joseph Creaturo (2). Ge-001369, Ge-001369a
1/10 Public Relations Society of America, St. Louis Chapter. Ge-001270
  Map drawer A-14
[oversize] Women’s Advertising Club of St. Louis, Midwest Inter-City Conference of Women’s Advertising Clubs, November 5-6, 1938. MA uu:145
[oversize] Women’s Advertising Club of St. Louis, “April Fooleries” Annual Spring Party, Coronado Hotel St. Louis, April 1, 1937
[oversize] Women’s Advertising Club of St. Louis, 7th Annual Gridiron Dinner, Bone Pickers Jamboree, Hotel Jefferson, March 20, 1941
[oversize]

Women’s Advertising Club of St. Louis, 12th Annual Gridiron

Dinner, presenting the “Rumor Girls”, Hotel Jefferson, March 19, 1946 (2). Ph-166/MA uu:145

  Subseries 3: Advertisements
1/12 Anheuser-Busch, advertisement on boxcar
1/13 Ozark Air Lines
1/14 Busch Bavarian billboard, 1956-1957 (7 acetate negatives). Ge-001504
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