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Preliminary Guide to the Thomas F. Garbett Papers, 1951-1992 and undated, bulk 1975-1985

Collection Overview

Collection consists mainly of research files on various topics in corporate advertising and those prepared for Garbett's book, Corporate Advertising: the What, the Why, and the How (1981). Also contains miscellaneous files reflecting his work at Brouillard Communications, including advertisements for Textron, inc., and Eaton Corporation, as well as unsorted examples of corporate advertising taken from U.S. magazines and newspapers. Acquired as part of the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History.

Descriptive Summary

Collection Number
RL.00431
Title
Thomas F. Garbett papers
Date
1951-1992 and undated, bulk 1975-1985
Creator
Garbett, Thomas F.
Extent
7.6 Linear Feet, 3450 Items
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
English.

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warning Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

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warning Use Restrictions

The copyright interests in this collection have not been transferred to Duke University. For more information, consult the copyright section of the Regulations and Procedures of the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library.

Contents of the Collection

Contents of Boxes 1-4:

[Attention: Box 1 contains pictorial materials.]

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Box 1-4
Research material - Book Chapters
Box 1-4
Content of Boxes 5-9:

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Box 5-9
Miscellaneous Research Material

Includes articles, printed material including several issues of the Public Relations Journal from the 1980s, reports, speeches, and advertisements (some mounted on foam board).

Box 5-9
Content of Boxes 10-11:

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Box 10-11
Numbered Research Material

Miscellaneous material on corporate advertising organized by chapter number, including articles, clippings, reports, advertisements, and notes.

Box 10-11
Content of Boxes 11-15:

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Box 11-15
Alphabetical Research Material

Miscellaneous material on corporate advertising, organized by topic, e.g., Advocacy Advertising, Measuring Effectiveness, Mission Statements, and Company Name Changes.

Box 11-15
Contents of Boxes 16-17:

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Box 16-17
Advertisements for Eaton Company and Textron
Box 16-17
Contents of Boxes 18-19:

[Attention: Box 19 contains pictorial materials.]

[Technical Services staff may need to reformat newsprint in Boxes 18-19 before use.]

Box 18-19
Miscellaneous Advertisements

Includes some advertisements mounted on foam board and clippings from numerous publications, including the Saturday Evening Post.

Box 18-19

Historical Note

Advertising executive and author whose career included work at the Doyle Dane Bernbach agency, where he was Senior Vice President, and Brouillard Communications, Inc. (a division of the J. Walter Thompson Company).

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Thomas F. Garbett Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University

Provenance

The Thomas F. Garbett Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 2003.

Processing Information

Processed by Kate Crassons

Completed May 2, 2003

Encoded by Elizabeth Arnold

This accession is unprocessed: materials may have not been ordered and described beyond their original condition.