Saturday, January 29, 2011

Hagley Launches Avon Historical Archive

The Hagley Museum and Library this month unveiled the "Avon Historical Archive," a digital collection of materials on the history of the well-known cosmetic company. Created with the cooperation of Avon in commemoration of the company's 125th anniversary, the web exhibit "provides insights into the development of the business and touches on important issues around the history of women as both consumers and entrepreneurs. The collection will be a treasure trove for historians interested in women’s history, as well as the development of packaging, advertising, and branding." The searchable materials can be accessed by topic—advertising, catalogs, representatives, the company—and by time period.