From the Archives: I Miss Letterhead

How old are you? Do you remember stationery with big, fancy letterheads? In my research this week at the Billy Graham Center Archives at Wheaton College, I’m digging through thick files of letters from the 1920s through the 1980s.

And so many of the letters come on pages with enormous, elaborate letterhead designs. Just for fun, I’ll share some of the best images from today’s work. These are mainly from a network of conservative evangelical institutions, dating from the 1940s through the 1970s.

c. 1955

c. 1955

letterhead from BGC 1letterhead from BGC 2letterhead from BGC 3letterhead from BGC 4letterhead from BGC 5letterhead from BGC 6letterhead from BGC 7

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  1. It’s really neat to see how our culture has evolved over time and how that evolution expresses itself in things like letterhead, fashion, advertising, and other things.

  2. Agellius

     /  October 22, 2014

    Very cool! I hadn’t realized it, but now that you mention it, yes, I do miss letterhead.

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