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Biographic and bibliographic recollections re: collections and contributions

Biographic and bibliographic recollections re: collections and contributions Purpose – This paper aims to examine the role played by collecting in a productive academic career. Design/methodology/approach – The methodology is autobiographic and bibliographic recollections about the collecting of advertising books, notes, advertisements, documents and ephemera. Findings – Collecting facilitated diverse forms of activities and academic contributions: many scholarly papers, archives, illustrated presentations, museum displays, documentary films, art gallery shows, theatrical productions, governmental reports, CDs, DVDs, web sites, and much involvement in litigation and regulatory hearings. Research limitations – The scale and variety of results may be limited to domains with a clear public interest and contemporary regulatory activity. Originality/value – The paper offers a unique demonstration of the potential for antiquarian interests and hobbies to be of academic value and public interest. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Historical Research in Marketing Emerald Publishing

Biographic and bibliographic recollections re: collections and contributions

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2011 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
1755-750X
DOI
10.1108/17557501111183644
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Abstract

Purpose – This paper aims to examine the role played by collecting in a productive academic career. Design/methodology/approach – The methodology is autobiographic and bibliographic recollections about the collecting of advertising books, notes, advertisements, documents and ephemera. Findings – Collecting facilitated diverse forms of activities and academic contributions: many scholarly papers, archives, illustrated presentations, museum displays, documentary films, art gallery shows, theatrical productions, governmental reports, CDs, DVDs, web sites, and much involvement in litigation and regulatory hearings. Research limitations – The scale and variety of results may be limited to domains with a clear public interest and contemporary regulatory activity. Originality/value – The paper offers a unique demonstration of the potential for antiquarian interests and hobbies to be of academic value and public interest.

Journal

Journal of Historical Research in MarketingEmerald Publishing

Published: Nov 8, 2011

Keywords: Advertising; Archives; Collecting; Cigarettes; Patent medicines; Collections management; Ephemera

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