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Guide to Commercial Closet, Ad Respect, and Michael Wilke LGBT Advertising Archive MSS.495

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Creator: Wilke, Michael
Title: Commercial Closet, Ad Respect, and Michael Wilke LGBT Advertising Archive
Dates [inclusive]: 1975-2017
Abstract: Founded in 2001, the Commercial Closet Association, renamed AdRespect, began as a way to track and document lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) themed advertisements globally. Michael Wilke, the founding executive director of the Commercial Closet Association, has researched and written about LGBT issues in advertising for over twenty years. The collection is comprised of two series: print and media publications and photographs. The print and media publications’ series consists of mostly earmarked magazines and newspaper articles that were a part of Michael Wilke and the Commercial Closet Association’s research ranging from 1975-2017. The photograph series is comprised of Wilke’s personal photographs of family reunions, vacations and LGBT community events.
Quantity: 20.5 Linear Feet in 19 record cartons, 1 manuscript box, and 1 oversize flat box
Location: Materials are stored offsite and advance notice is required for use. Please contact at least two business days prior to your research visit to coordinate access.
Language: Materials primarily in English, with some publications in German and French.
Call Phrase: MSS.495