Jessica Burch on the development of direct sales

In this interview, Jessica Burch discusses her research into direct sales, the Amway and Avon corporations, and her use of materials from the collections in the Hagley Library for her dissertation project, including trade literature and sales ephemera.

Ms. Burch is a PhD candidate in history at Vanderbilt University.

Related Information:

Avon material at Hagley via our online catalog

Avon Digital Archive

Banner Image: From the cover of the October 1939 issue of Avon Outlook. The full issue is available online in the Hagley Digital Archives