John Okolowicz collection of publications and advertising on radio and consumer electronics

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Advertising, both print and radio, developed as a prominent industry in the early decades of the twentieth century as popular magazine circulation exploded and the radio became ubiquitous in American households. This collection consists of digital access copies of publications and magazine advertisements for radios and other related household electronics dating from 1912 to 1980. Of note are 141 issues dating from 1945 to 1962 of Philco News, which was the employee newsletter for the Philco Corporation, as well as fifteen issues of Good News about RCA Radiotrons. For a detailed description of the collection, click here to view the finding aid.

    Image: Cover of October 1960 issue of Philco News. Click to view.

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