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M-135: Mallinckrodt Company Advertising Scrapbooks

DATE: 1940 - 1965

CREATOR: Mallinckrodt Company Advertising Scrapbooks

SCOPE: The collection covers advertising art from the 1940's through the early 1960's, approximately over a twenty-five-year period of growth for the company during the war and post-war era.

EXTENT: Approximately 35 linear feet of archival material, arranged chronologically.

HISTORY: This century-old chemical company based in St. Louis has competed for years in business internationally. The collection of advertising designs, mock-ups and tear sheets was donated by the company to the Mercantile Library in 1990. It helps document the growth of corporate public relations for a major United States industrial firm, and it offers a portion of the history of two important aspects of St. Louis business, its chemical industry, and the development of its advertising profession.

ACCESS: This collection is available for on-site use only in the Rare Book and Manuscripts Reading Room. Some of the material in Special Collection M-135 may be photocopied, digitally scanned or photographed, subject to condition. For collections marked limited access, researchers are advised to contact the library at least three business days in advance of their visit to submit a request to view the physical material.

Special Collection M-135 is accessible through a brief inventory.

 Researchers are advised to call ahead concerning changes in hours due to University intersessions and holidays. The St. Louis Mercantile Library is located on levels one and two of the Thomas Jefferson Library building.

In observance of security procedures, certain services may not be available shortly before the daily closing time.

Preferred Citation: When citing the material from this collection, the preferred citation is: From the Special Collections of the St. Louis Mercantile Library at the University of Missouri – St. Louis.