Highlights of the Collection

Highlights of the Collection consists of approximately 25 items that appropriately encapsulates the purpose of the archive as a whole. It contains items that uniquely cover all sides of the tobacco issue and in turn demonstrate the historically ironic relationship between the medical profession and the tobacco industry.

Other items highlight the general history of the issue and how society has (or has not) dealt with tobacco-related problems over time. Each item in this collection has a story, and further represents a significant time or event in tobacco history.

Mayo Clinic Cig Box wm

Mayo-Clinic Cigarette Case

Signed Surgeon Generals Report on Smoking wm

Reproduction of New York Times headline on Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health, signed by US Surgeon General Luther Terry

Kent Famous Micronite Filter wm

Kent Micronite Filter Cigarette

Advertisement and Cigarettes

Candy Cig Bank wm

Miner-Matic Candy Cigarette Bank

Crica Mid 20th Century

Dr Waterhouse Lecture Evil Tendencies wm

Dr Benjamin Waterhouse’s Lecture on Tobacco’s Evil Tendencies


Time Camel Mellow Ad wm

Women and Heart Disease with accompanying Camel Ad 


Camel Briefcase wm

Camel Suitcase Promotional

NYSJM Cigarette Underworld wm

New York State Journal of Medicine
Cigarette Underworld: A Front Line Report on the War Against Your Lungs


1998 Pioneer Press Tobaccos Effects Little Media Coverage wm

“Tobacco’s effects historically given little attention”

Pioneer Press
January 25, 1998