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Volume: 13 Number: 13

Title: Legacy Tobacco Documents Library

Source/Sponsoring Agency: University of California, San Francisco


Date Checked: 2/20/2008      Status: Active

Date Annotated: 2/20/2008

Topics: Consumer Protection Law; Food and Drug Law; Products Liability

Other keywords: Health; Health Law; Tobacco; Cigarettes

Contents: The Legacy Tobacco Documents Library (LTDL) is a digital collection within the Tobacco Control Archives at the University of California at San Francisco. With more than forty-three million pages, the LTDL offers documents "created by major tobacco companies related to their advertising, manufacturing, marketing, sales, and scientific research activities." The collection provides documents dating from the late 1800s, with the bulk of the material from the latter half of the twentieth century. The collections in the library are organized by company or industry group, including Lorillard, Philip Morris, and the Tobacco Institute. The site offers basic, advanced, and expert searching options with all three allowing searches to be narrowed by collection. Basic searches can be limited to author, document type, text, metadata, and title. Advanced searching provides additional features of basic Boolean operators and date restrictions. Expert searching allows more complex search queries with the notable addition of searching by field. The number of fields available is extensive so users will want to consult the Field Descriptions page. Another way to access material is through the Popular Documents section. In this section, selected documents are made available under the categories of Industry Activity, Marketing to Women, Secondhand Smoke, and Smoking in Movies.

Author of Annotation: M. Morrison

Last Modified: 6/20/2012