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RG3578.AM:  Advertising-Selling League of Omaha (Omaha, Neb.)



Records:  ca. 1920-1932

Omaha, Douglas County, Neb.:  Business club

Size:  1 folder



BACKGROUND NOTE



The Advertising-Selling League of Omaha was established in 1920 as a means for businessmen who bought or sold advertising to gather, make connections and discuss various business opportunities. As membership grew, the League started to bring in new speakers each week. At first, the speakers were mainly leaders in business and industry. The popularity of the League increased, and the speakers series expanded to include authors, artists, politicians, and professional athletes. By 1927, with a membership of over 1,400, the Advertising-Selling League of Omaha was the largest business club in the United States. Speakers series programs in the collection show that some of the noted speakers that came to Omaha included William Jennings Bryan, coaching legend Knute Rockne, Prince William of Sweden, and noted adventurer Richard Halliburton.



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



This collection consists of records of the Advertising-Selling League of Omaha. Included in the collection are pamphlets, newsletters, correspondence, event programs, etc. The correspondence includes letters from Nebraska politician William Jennings Bryan; Sidney Smith, cartoonist for the Chicago Tribune; and poet and humorist Strickland Gillilan, among others.



DESCRIPTION



Misc. pamphlets, publications, correspondence, etc.



 



ADDED ENTRIES:



Advertising-Selling League of Omaha (Omaha, Neb.)

Bryan, William Jennings, 1860-1925

Gillilan, Strickland, 1869-1954

Omaha (Neb.) — Societies and clubs

Smith, Robert Sidney, 1877-1935



 



TMM   01-27-2011

Encoded TMM   01-28-2011