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Julian P. Kanter Political Commercial Archive

The Political Commercial Archive is recognized internationally as a major source for political research and considered to be one of the major sources for political commercials in the world.

Mission Statement:

The Julian P. Kanter Political Commercial Archive at The University of Oklahoma is committed to the discovery, acquisition, preservation, and dissemination of America’s modern political discourse from the beginning of the 20th century to present day.

Through the collection of television and radio political advertisements, film, social media and other sources, the archive seeks to expand the knowledge and understanding of political communications, and the growth and changes in this field across the most significant and prolific era in world history.

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Please contact the following for assistance with requests:

JA Pryse, Senior Archivist
Jami Hunter, Archivist

You may also email or call the Center at (405) 325-6372 for assistance.