Description: The collection consists of thousands of tearsheets containing press advertising, taken from a range of British consumer magazines (1880s to 1970s).
Level: Sub-collection (Sub-fonds)
Alt Ref No.: Hatrecord
Extent: 20 boxes
Admin History: The collection was originally purchased from Colin McArthur by Middlesex University in 1997. Colin was a former teacher of film studies at the University and an avid collector of printed advertisements. He ran his collection as a business called 'Half-Brick' which involved the accumulation of press advertisements for a particular company, which were then sold back to the company.