1 Reply Latest reply on Sep 29, 2020 9:46 AM by Jason Atkinson

    Seeking "Guide to Drug Abuse Education & Information Materials” display ads

    Caio Fernandes Barbosa Newbie

      Where can I find the display ads from the NIMH publication “A Guide to Drug Abuse Education and Information Materials” (1971)? Thanks,

        • Re: Seeking "Guide to Drug Abuse Education & Information Materials” display ads
          Jason Atkinson Pioneer

          Dear Mr. Barbosa,

           

          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!

          We searched online and located A Guide to Drug Abuse Education and Information Materials

          By National Institute of Mental Health (U.S.) on Google books which has black-and-white images of print ads and drug abuse posters as well as various other types of drug education material. According to this publication newspaper, journal, and print display ads were distributed by the National Clearinghouse for Drug Abuse Information operated by the National Institute of Mental Health.

           

          We also searched the National Archives Catalog and located 28 record series relating to the National Institute of Mental Health in the 1970s. For more information about these records, please email the reference unit listed in each of the series descriptions.

           

          Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and pursuant to guidance received from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), NARA has adjusted its normal operations to balance the need of completing its mission-critical work while also adhering to the recommended social distancing for the safety of NARA staff. As a result of this re-prioritization of activities, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgement as well as a substantive response to your reference request from various NARA units. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.

           

          In addition, you may wish to contact the National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information (NCADI), which is the successor organization to the National Clearinghouse for Drug Abuse Information. Plus, the National Institutes of Health Library may have holdings relating to 1970s anti-drug advertisements.

           

          Lastly, we noted that some of the advertisements listed in the guide were distributed by the Ad Council. You may wish to contact them as well as the Advertising Council Archives at the University of Illinois.

           

          We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your research!

           

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