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Advertising Ephemera

Identifier: 003-MS 425

Scope and Contents

16 items.


  • 1874-1936
  • Other: Date acquired: 03/06/2012

Conditions Governing Access

Archives and Special Collections of Ganser Library will reproduce Special Collections material to the extent that physical condition and copyright or other legal restrictions permit. Reproduction is available in the form of photocopies and digital images. All reproduction requests must be approved by a member of the professional staff. Decisions will take into account the type and condition of the binding, the brittleness of the paper, the size and the general size and fragility of the item.

Conditions Governing Use

Archives and Special Collections adheres to the provisions of the 1976 Copyright Act and amendments, and follows the minimum standards of educational fair use established under Section 107. In applying these standards, Archives and Special Collections will copy up to 10% of a copyrighted work if the copy is to be used for the purpose of private study, scholarship or research. The department will not copy for the purpose of public performance. Physical condition permitting, the department will copy more than 10% of a copyrighted work only with the written permission of the copyright holder. Multiple copies are not permitted under fair use. For authored works created since 1978, copyright lasts from the creation of the work until 70 years after the author's death. The expiration term for corporate, anonymous, or pseudonymous works is 95 years from publication or 120 years from creation, whichever occurs first. For works published before 1978, with a copyright notice, the maximum duration of copyright protection is 75 years. Works published before 1978 without a copyright notice are assumed to be in the public domain. Since March 1, 1989, a copyright notice is no longer necessary. Archives and Special Collections reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.


16.00 folders

Language of Materials



Collection contains brochures advertising medicines and remedies, broth, support garments, baby food, and stoves as well as cookbooks advertising and providing recipes using Jello, baking powder, tapioca, and cornstarch and other corn products.  Included are: Hurst's standard remedies;  As I appeared when a child [Shaker extract of roots (Seigel's syrup) manufactured by A.J. White]; Cleveland's superior receipts [Cleveland's Superior Baking Powder]; Medical reports on Valentine's meat-juice as a nutrient in pneumonia and bronchitis; Net price-list to physicians : G.W. Flavell & Bro., elastic stockings, knee caps, anklets, etc.; What 5000 doctors say [Royal Pepsin Comp.];  Index of diseases in which Aletris Cordial has been found useful; Baby is king [Carnrick's Lacto-Preparata; Carnrick's Soluble Food; and Kumysgen];  The Detroit jewel cook book [Detroit Jewel oven heat control]; Ladies' note book and calendar [World Dispensary Medical Association];  The minute man : a brief account of the battles of Lexington and Concord / by Wayne Whipple with recipes for minute tapioca, minute gelatine (plain) and minute gelatine (flavored) / by Janet McKenzie Hill, Marion H. Neil, Ella A. Pierce and other culinary authorities; "New Process" cook book [New Process range]; The value of Peacock's bromides in general practice; Corn products recipes; [Jell-o]; Sara and Aggie's party line cook book [Dr. Caldwell's syrup pepsin].

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Technical Access Requirements

The processing fee for photocopying or scanning requests is $10.00/request. There is no charge for Millersville University students, faculty, or staff.

Custodial History

Purchased through the Conestoga Auction Company. Auction was held to sell items for The Book Haven, Lancaster, Pa., held 28 May 2011.

Source of Acquisition

Jay Parrish

Method of Acquisition


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Repository Details

Part of the Millersville University Special Collections Repository

9 North George Street
McNairy Library, PO Box 1002
Millersville University
Millersville 17551-302 US