Libby Rodgers Advertising Collection - 1950s-1970s

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Libby Rodgers Advertising Collection - 1950s-1970s


  • 1950s-1970s (Creation)


5.00 Boxes

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Catherine Elizabeth "Libby" Rodgers worked as an executive in several Miami Advertising agencies.

Born May 17, 1922 in Cleveland, Ohio, Catherine Rodgers moved to Miami in her youth. She attended Duke University and later graduated from the University of Michigan. In Miami she worked as an advertising executive in several advertising agencies. Her employers included Advertising & Marketing Associates, Inc. (A&MA) and Arthur L. Gray and Associates. She was an avid bird-watcher and opera lover.

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Advertising industry materials from layouts and proofs to the finished product. The bulk represents work done for the hotel industry in Florida (particularly Miami Beach), the Caribbean, Cuba and South America. Also represented are jobs for commericial enterprises, and some public sector work for the Florida Department of Commerce (notably tourism and economic development).  Information on the Interama complex is also included.

This collection deals almost exclusively with advertising, spanning the design process from layouts and proofs to finished brochures and magazine advertisements. The majority of the brochures are for hotels in Florida (particularly on Miami Beach) and in the Caribbean and South American (most notably for the Intercontinental chain). Other ads relate to local businesses, including banks, electronic firms and travel companies. Public sector advertisements were commissioned by the Florida Department of Commerce (including the Divisions of Tourism and Economic Development) and the City of Miami Department of Publicity and Tourism. Finally, to a lesser extent there is information on the proposed Interama complex, the Greater Miami Opera Guild and southern Florida commerce and development (such as the Miami Beach Convention Center, Dade County Port Authority, Orlando International Free Zone). A few of the brochures are in Spanish.

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Finding Aid Authors: Brooke Roberts-Webb.

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