Political Commercial Archive

The Political Commercial Archive (PCA) is the world's largest collection of political commercials and is nationally and internationally recognized as a major research resource. The archive is a part of the Political Communication Center (PCC) in the Department of Communication at the University of Oklahoma. The original collections in the archive were purchased from a private collector, Mr. Julian Kanter, and established at the University of Oklahoma in 1985. Kanter had operated the archive out of his home in Highland Park, Illinois, and at the time it was purchased by the University of Oklahoma, the collection contained about 20,000 items.

Under the supervision of the PCC's founding director, Lynda Lee Kaid, the collection grew to more than 50,000 in 2000. Kaid and Library and Information ...

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