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Guide to the T. S. Ferree, Jr. Papers, 1940-1989 and undated

Abstract

T. S. Ferree Jr. was a commercial artist, graphic designer and advertising executive based in Raleigh, N.C.

The T. S. Ferree, Jr. Papers span the years 1940-1989 and include drawings and sketches, proofs and tear sheets of printed advertisements, clippings, photographs, slides, speeches, brochures and pamphlets, direct marketing mailers and collateral literature that document Ferree's and the Ferree Studios' advertising and commercial design work. Clients consist mainly of businesses located in the Virginia-North Carolina-South Carolina tri-state region, including Branch Banking and Trust (BB&T), BTR Management, Ciba-Geigy, General Electric, McLean Trucking, Newport News Shipbuilding, Reckitt Benckiser (Glass Plus, Spray 'n Wash), Smith Transfer Company, Sweetheart Cups (Maryland Cup Corporation), Tobacco Associates and The Washington Group. The collection also includes materials relating to the Ferree School of Art, the Raleigh Ad Club, and the Advertising Federation of America. Acquired as part of the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Ferree, T. S. (Thaddeus S.) Jr., d. 1990.
Title
T. S. Ferree, Jr. papers, 1940-1989 and undated
Language of Material
English
Extent
8.0 Linear Feet, 3000 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

The T. S. Ferree, Jr. Papers span the years 1940-1989 and include drawings and sketches, proofs and tear sheets of printed advertisements, clippings, photographs, slides, speeches, brochures and pamphlets, direct marketing mailers and collateral literature that document Ferree's and the Ferree Studios' advertising and commercial design work. Clients consist mainly of businesses located in the Virginia-North Carolina-South Carolina tri-state region, including Branch Banking and Trust (BB&T), BTR Management, Ciba-Geigy, General Electric, McLean Trucking, Newport News Shipbuilding, Reckitt Benckiser (Glass Plus, Spray 'n Wash), Smith Transfer Company, Sweetheart Cups (Maryland Cup Corporation), Tobacco Associates and The Washington Group. The collection also includes materials relating to the Ferree School of Art, the Raleigh Ad Club, and the Advertising Federation of America.

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Contents of the Collection

T. S. Ferree, Jr. biographical materials, undated
Box 1
Advertising Federation of America (AFA), 1964
Box 1
Correspondence, 1961-1975
Box 1
Ferree School of Art, 1950-1952
Box 1
Raleigh Ad Club, 1983 and undated
Box 1
Suttles (Bill): billing examples and correspondence, circa 1978
Box 1
Gold Medal Award, 1964
Box 1
How to Get Along With an Artist, undated
Box 1
PTA, Mount Vernon School, 1957
Box 1
Raleigh revitalization, undated
Box 1
Sertoma Club, 1959
Box 1
Logos, undated
Mailings, undated
Portfolios and booklets, undated
(3 folders)
Sample sketches, 1985 and undated
(2 folders)
Studio services outline, 1968
T. S. Ferree Jr. examples of art including early work, 1947-1982 and undated
27605.0505, undated
Box 2
Aeroglide, undated
Box 2
Aerotron, undated
Box 2
Alderman, undated
Box 2
Aluminum Ladder Company, undated
Box 2
American Diabetes Association, Select-A-Meal, 1978
Box 2
American Tobacco Company, Lucky Strike, undated
Box 2
Amoco, undated
Box 2
Apparel, Inc., undated
Box 2
Aqua-Aid, undated
Box 2
Association for N.C. Regional Medical Program, Select-A-Meal, 1970
Box 2
Baptist State Convention, 1977
Box 2
Barnett Bank, 1978
Box 2
Bassett-Walker, 1968
Box 2
BB&T (Branch Banking and Trust), 1965 and undated
Box 2
Bluegill Tackle, undated
Box 2
BTR management, undated
Box 2
Carolina Population Center, undated
Box 2
Carolina Power & Light, 1947, 1970
Box 2
Carolina Solar Systems, undated
Box 2
Cavalier Hotel, undated
Box 2
CCB (Central Carolina Bank), circa 1963
Box 2
Charles Wm. Holland, undated
Box 2
Ciba-Geigy, 1970-1976
Box 2
City of Raleigh, N.C., 1965-1967 and undated
Box 2
Coachette, undated
Box 2
Colonial Williamsburg, 1982
Box 2
Colorcraft, undated
Box 2
Consolidated Shoe, 1972
Box 2
Country House, undated
Box 2
Daniel International, undated
Box 2
Deer Creek (Smith Williams & Associates), undated
Box 2
D.R. Allen & Son, undated
Box 2
Duff-Norton, undated
Box 2
Exide Electronics, 1989 and undated
Box 2
FCX (Farmers' Chemical Association), annual report, 1975
Box 2
Fieldcrest Mills, undated
Box 2
Financial Fitness, Inc. (Occidental Life), undated
Box 2
First Securities, undated
Box 2
Fishel & Taylor, 1974
Box 2
Gauld Equipment, undated
Box 2
General Electric, 1967-1970 and undated
Box 3
Guest Quarters, undated
Box 3
Globe Industries, undated
Box 3
Hackney Bros. Body Co., undated
Box 3
Hanes, 1972 and undated
Box 3
IBM, 1967 and undated
Box 3
J. Teague, undated
Box 3
J.B. Long, Inc., undated
Box 3
John Erwin Ramsay, undated
Box 3
Life of Virginia, 1966
Box 3
Long Mfg. N.C. Inc., undated
Box 3
Lyles, Bissett, Carlisle & Wolff, 1955
Box 3
Mallinckrodt, 1978-1979 and undated
Box 3
Metropolitan Structures, undated
Box 3
Microfilming Corporation of America, 1982 and undated
Box 3
Millbrook, undated
Box 3
Milree Publications, The Truth About Venereal Diseases, 1946
Box 3
Mitchell's Academy (hair styling school), undated
Box 3
Newport News Shipbuilding, 1977-1980s
Box 3
North Carolina Association of Broadcasting, 1986-1987
Box 3
North Carolina Equipment Co., 1971
Box 3
North Carolina Natural Gas, 1973-1987
Box 3
North Carolina Police Olympic Association, 1988
Box 3
Northern Telecom, 1977
Box 3
Oakwood Mobile Homes, 1980
Box 3
Parkway Homes, 1985
Box 3
Pembroke Meadows, undated
Box 3
Perma-Tubes, undated
Box 3
Public Service Company of North Carolina (PSNC), annual report, 1977
Box 3
Quail Hollow, undated
Box 3
Raleigh-Durham Aviation, undated
Box 3
Reynolds Aluminum, undated
Box 4
R.J. Reynolds, 100th Anniversary, 1975
Box 4
Security Life and Trust, undated
Box 4
Shriver & Holland, undated
Box 4
Simpson Lee Paper Co., undated
Box 4
Slim Jim (Goodmark Inc.), undated
Box 4
Smallwood, undated
Box 4
Smith-Douglass Nutro (Borden Chemical), undated
Box 4
Snackpacker (United Snacks of America), undated
Box 4
Southern States Cooperative, annual report, 1972
Box 4
Squire Store, undated
Box 4
Stark Brothers, undated
Box 4
Tega Cay, undated
Box 4
Texasgulf, undated
Box 4
Texize, Luther Leopard coloring book, 1971
Box 4
Textile World, 1974
Box 4
Tides Inn, undated
Box 4
Tobacco Associates, American Tobacco publication (hard and soft cover), undated
Box 4
Tobacco Associates, miscellaneous pamphlets, 1988 and undated
Box 4
Triad Life Insurance, undated
Box 4
Union Carbide, 1982
Box 4
U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare, Environmental Health Sciences, 1968
Box 4
U.S. Olympic Festival, Opening Ceremony program, 1987
Box 4
Vann Industries, undated
Box 4
Village Green, undated
Box 4
Virginia Press Association, 1959
Box 4
Wachovia, 1973 and undated
Box 4
Washington Group, annual reports and other publications, 1973-1976 and undated
Box 4
Weller, 1973
Box 4
Westminster-Canterbury, undated
Box 4
Westinghouse, undated
Box 4
WITN-TV7, rate card, 1968
Box 4
Woodrun, undated
Box 4
Collateral literature examples, 1987 and undated
Box 5
ARH Realty, undated
Box 5
Bigelow-Sanford, with correspondence and other papers,1979-1983 and undated
Box 5
Book project, The Ordinary Becomes Extra Ordinary, 1979-1980
Box 5
For Members Only (advertising subscription service), banking industry examples, undated
Box 5
Graphicsgroup Inc., Whistlin', 1975
Box 5
Hangchow Restaurant information for copy Wallace Kirby, undated
Box 5
Hanson portfolio, undated
Box 5
Module Builder notes, undated
Box 5
People's Bank, undated
Box 5
Snackpacker catchphrases, undated
Box 5
South Carolina Electric & Gas, My Teacher's Got Me Stuck, comic book, with correspondence, 1957
Box 5
TGI Fridays, undated
Box 5
Triangle Ice, undated
Box 5
Food, undated
Box 5
Historical, undated
Box 5
Houses and furnishings, undated
Box 5
Industrial, undated
Box 5
Logos and typography, undated
Box 5
Nature, undated
Box 5
People, undated
(3 folders)
Box 5
Tools and appliances, undated
Box 5
Miscellaneous, undated
Box 5
Direct marketing examples, undated
Box 5
Labels, Kingsdown, undated
Box 6
Explorer Club, undated
Box 6
Grill, undated
Box 6
Pinehurst Hotel and Country Club, wine list, undated
Box 6
RJ's, wine list, undated
Box 6
Trade Mark Restaurant, undated
Box 6
Wharf, Tampa General Hospital, undated
Box 6
Agricultural, undated
Box 6
Business and institutional, undated
Box 6
Display and packaging, undated
Box 6
Industrial, undated
Box 6
Miscellaneous, undated
Box 6
People, undated
Box 6
Slides, Bigelow figures, circa 1979-1983
Box 6
A-G, 1973-1980 and undated
Box 6
H-K, 1974-1976 and undated
Box 6
L-P, 1969 and undated
Box 6
R-S, 1976 and undated
Box 6
Shakespeare (fishing equipment), undated
Box 6
Slim Jim, undated
Box 6
Target Flea and Tick, undated
Box 6
Tobacco Associates, undated
Box 6
U-W, 1984-1987 and undated
Box 6
Stationery examples, undated
Box 6

Arranged alphabetically by format and title. Items are housed according to approximate size to prevent damage during storage.

Apparel, Inc., Peaches 'n Cream catalogs, 1963-1965
(2 folders)
Box LF1
Carolina Population Center, How People Plan Pregnancy, undated
Box LF1
Carolina Population Center, Why People Plan Pregnancy, undated
Box LF1
Anytime Foods/Hobo, undated
Box LF1
Hanes, undated
Box LF1
Snackpacker, undated
Box LF1
Quality Mills/Tog-a-longs, undated
Box LF1
Topstyle lingerie, undated
Box LF1
Afex, undated
Box LF1
Hangchow Restaurant, undated
Box LF1
People's Bank, undated
Box LF1
Miscellaneous, undated
Box LF1
Dukes of Hazzard, undated
Box LF1
Raleigh Renaissance, undated
Box LF1
Miscellaneous, undated
(2 folders)
Box LF1
People, undated
(4 folders)
Box LF1
Carolina Country Club
Box LF1
Hangchow Restaurant, undated
Box LF1
RJ's of Chapel Hill, undated
Box LF1
RJ's Volkskeller, undated
Box LF1
Wharf, Tampa General Hospital, undated
Box LF1
Miscellaneous, undated
Box LF2
People, undated
Box LF2
Political/editorial cartoons, undated
Box LF3
G105-FM, undated
Box LF3
Glass Plus cartoons, undated
Box LF3
May Queen panty hose, undated
Box LF3
Spray-n-Wash cartoons, undated
Box LF3
Tobacco Associates, undated
Box LF3
Logos/typography, undated
Box LF4
Miscellaneous designs, undated
Box LF4
People, undated
Box LF4
Bosch, undated
Box LF4
McLean Trucking, undated
Box LF4
Apparel Inc., undated
Box LF5
Brook Hollow, undated
Box LF5
Citizens and Southern, undated
Box LF5
Colt Industries/Elox, undated
Box LF5
Fort Bragg, undated
Box LF5
General Electric, undated
Box LF5
Heritage Furniture, undated
Box LF5
James C. Greene Co., undated
Box LF5
Jesse Jones, undated
Box LF5
John Crosland Co., undated
Box LF5
Kersey Manufacturing Co., undated
Box LF5
Kings Down mattresses, undated
Box LF5
L&L Machinery, undated
Box LF5
McDonald's, undated
Box LF5
McLean Trucking, undated
Box LF5
Newport News Shipbuilding, undated
Box LF5
North Carolina Mission, undated
Box LF5
Reynolds Chemicals, undated
Box LF5
Smith-Douglass, undated
Box LF5
Smith's Transfer Company, undated
Box LF5
Tobacco Associates, 1976 and undated
Box LF5
Tog-a-Longs, undated
Box LF5
Union National Bank, undated
Box LF5
Victoria Place, undated
Box LF5
Wachovia, undated
Box LF5
Wadsworth Greenwood Associates, undated
Box LF5
Wellco boots, undated
Box LF5
Wellington Hall, undated
Box LF5
North Hills Shopping Center, undated
Box OV1
Office scene, undated
Box OV1
Ferree School of Art, article, 1950
Box OV1
Layout for a booklet, undated
Box OV1
A Day of Solidarity with the Polish Nation, 1982
Box OV1
BTR Management, undated
Box OV1
Colonial Chevrolet, undated
Box OV1
Colorcraft, undated
Box OV1
Dunedin, undated
Box OV1
Ferree Studios, undated
Box OV1
Forefathers (Williams Furniture), undated
Box OV1
International Literacy Year, 1989
Box OV1
Liggett & Myers, 1976
Box OV1
McLean Trucking, undated
Box OV1
NCNB (North Carolina National Bank), undated
Box OV1
Northern Telecom, 1986
Box OV1
Nutro (Borden Chemical), 1967
Box OV1
Pembroke Meadows, undated
Box OV1
Religious--American Bible Week, 1977
Box OV1
Religious--Scripture, undated
Box OV1
Sweetheart Cups, 1974
Box OV1
Wellington Hall, undated
Box OV1
Cardinal Corporation, 1974
Box OV1
Carolina Power & Light, 1944
Box OV1
FCB (First Citizens' Bank), 1975
Box OV1
Jesse Jones sausage, 1970
Box OV1
North Carolina Lawyers' Weekly, 1988
Box OV1
Parkwood Homes, undated
Box OV1
Pembroke Meadows, 1987 and undated
Box OV1
Pet Milk and Ice Cream, 1977 and undated
Box OV1
Rose's Department Store, undated
Box OV1
Wachovia, undated
Box OV1
Ferree Studios, Christmas wrapping paper design, undated
Box OV1 Folder 1
American Bible Week, 1977
Box OV1
Busch Gardens, 1983
Box OV1
Liggett & Myers, 1978
Box OV1
North Carolina Building and Loan League, 1940
Box OV1
Pickering sportswear, undated
Box OV1
Sweetheart Cups, 1974
Box OV1
Target Flea and Tick, undated
Box OV1
Wachovia, undated
Box OV1
Wellington Hall, undated
Box OV1

Historical Note

T. S. Ferree Jr. was born circa 1922 near Ashboro, N.C. and educated at N.C. State College, the American Academy and Art Institute of Chicago. He opened Ferree Studios in 1934, serving primarily advertising agencies in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. During World War II he served as Consultant on Health Education for the Surgeon General, producing printed materials on tropical and venereal diseases. In 1947 he opened the Ferree School of Art which he operated until 1953. Ferree was active in Toastmasters and regional advertising organizations, serving a term as District Governor for the Advertising Federation of America. His design for the North Carolina Bicentennial medallion won a competition sponsored by the Franklin Mint.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], T. S. Ferree, Jr. Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University

Provenance

The T. S. Ferree, Jr. Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 1993.

Processing Information

Processed by Richard Collier, March 2011

Encoded by Richard Collier, March 2011

Accessions 93-034, 93-035 were merged into one collection, described in this finding aid.

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.