This collection of Miss America Pageant programs is part of the Joseph Bancroft and Sons collection in the Hagley Library. Bancroft was a primary sponsor of the Miss America Pageant. The programs include information about the Pageant and contestants as well advertising from businesses in Atlantic City and the surrounding area.
The collection includes thirty-two official yearbooks and preliminary programs from contests held between 1945 and 1967.
Image: Cover, "Official Yearbook of the Miss America Pageant, 1948." Click to view