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Norman R. Glenn Papers


Norman R. Glenn Papers
Glenn, Norman R.
Collection number:
LAB 96-69
2.50 linear feet
Bulk dates:
Inclusive dates:
1933-1998 and undated
Collection Area:
Mass Media and Culture
Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries, Hornbake Library, College Park, MD 20742. Tel: 301-405-9212, Fax: 301-314-2709, Email:

Norman R. Glenn (born in 1909 as Norman R. Goldman) was the founding editor and publisher of Sponsor and Marketing and Media Decisions. Glenn createdSponsor in 1946 as a publication geared towards the broadcasting advertiser. The magazine wrote well known and influential commentary, including a series of editorials on McCarthyism and blacklisting entitled "Red Channels" which earned the magazine a George Polk Memorial Award for distinguished journalism. Glenn created another trade magazine Marketing and Media Decisions which provided guidance to advertisers during the television era. The Norman R. Glenn Collection spans the years 1933 to1998. The collection contains two scrapbooks, correspondence, and publications.

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