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00000177-6edd-df44-a377-6fff43890000WUNC publishes the latest "Mad Men Monday" column written by the Hartman Center. A part of Duke University's Rubenstein Library, the Hartman Center studies advertising history, and each Monday they dig through their archive to find ads for items referenced in the latest Mad Men episode. Here are all the columns, from WUNC & Hartman Center (originally posted here):

Duke's Hartman Center Uses 'Mad Men' To Explore Ad History

AMC’s new Mad Men season debuted in April and has a lot of people talking. Locally, it’s creating a buzz at the Hartman Center, part of Duke's Rubenstein Library which specializes in advertising and marketing history. The center is an international resource for all things ad-related, and their archives are full of the sort of ads seen on Mad Men. In fact, the AMC show even consulted with them earlier this year to ask about the program for the 1968 ANDY Awards, which was featured in last week’s episode.

Hoping to have a little fun and also provide some historical context for the ads seen on the show, the Hartman Center decided to run a weekly column on their blog called “Mad Men Mondays.” In it, they recap the show, note any marketing references, and post a variety of images of ads from their archive that correspond to references made on the episode. Jacqueline Reid Wachholz, director of the Hartman Center, says that the weekly hunt for Mad Men material “has become a regular Monday morning activity” there. In the past, they’ve dug up references to Heinz ketchup, Dow Chemical, Sheraton Hotels in Hawaii, Jaguar, Avon, and other companies mentioned in Mad Men.

Starting Monday, WUNC will make the “Mad Men Mondays” column available on, along with the archival ad images that the Hartman Center finds. If you’d like to read their previous Mad Men Mondays columns, you can find them here:

The Hartman Center also maintains an image gallery of all the historical ads they’ve posted in reference to Mad Men episodes on their Pinterestand Flickr pages. 

Laura moved from Chattanooga to Chapel Hill in 2013 to join WUNC as a web producer. She graduated from the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies in the spring of 2012 and has created radio and multimedia stories for a variety of outlets, including Marketplace, Prairie Public, and Maine Public Broadcasting. When she's not out hunting stories, you can usually find her playing the fiddle.
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