How do I find advertisements from the 1940s?
If you are looking for information on to do your Ad Analysis paper on an ad from the 1940s, you first have to decide what cultural aspects of the 40s you are going to discuss in your paper.
You can also search for historical information on your time period to get an idea on what to search. So you would search either "1940s" or "nineteen forties".
For articles, check the databases below. To get to the Find Articles and Databases page, start at the Library Home Page and click on History/Geography/World Culture. If you are off-campus you will need to use your 14 digit Library Card number, which can be found on your ID Card or in SOLAR.
- American History Online (Facts on File)
- Gale Virtual Reference Library- type in "1940s"
- American Women's History Online (Facts on File)
- African-American History Online (Facts on File)
For more resources, try this research guide: http://guides.baker.edu/culture. On this guide, use the "find ads" tab.
You may wish to also try this webesite.Vintage Ad Browser
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