Answered By: Jeremy Darrington
Last Updated: May 19, 2017     Views: 13

UCLA Film & Television Archive - "with over 300,000 films and television programs, and 27 million feet of newsreel footage, the UCLA Film & Television Archive is the world's largest university-held collection of motion pictures and broadcast programming."

In the Archive catalog, search for commercials in the title field.  Add the specific product as a keyword.

Duke University AdViews

"Provides access to thousands of historic commercials . . . 1950s - 1980s."

Library of Congress collections of television commercials

"Primarily intended for viewing in our reading room by patrons working on research projects."

Finding aids to three of their largest commercial collections, the Karr, Dartmouth College, and Robert Gitt gifts

Copies of commercials received as copyright deposits can be searched in the Library of Congress Online Catalog.

Search television commercials  or commercials combined with the name of the product or sponsor.

The Paley Center for Media (Previously known as The Museum of Television & Radio)

"Permanent media collection contains nearly 150,000 television and radio programs and advertisements, available both in New York and Los Angeles."

Collection Advanced Search

Select TV Advertising for Category.

Internet Archive - search for a specific commercial or view the commercial collections in the Television category

Digital Public Library of America - search for a specific commercial or enter the word "commercial" in the search box and filter results by Format: moving image

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