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Guide to the J. Walter Thompson Company. Advertising Columnists Articles, 1985-1999

Collection Overview

Collection of photocopies of thousands of daily columns on advertising and closely related subjects appearing in major newspapers, primarily the Chicago Sun-Times, the Chicago Tribune, and the New York Times. The most frequently represented authors are: George Lazarus ( Tribune, 1985-1999), Nancy Millman ( Sun-Times, until 1992), and Philip H. Dougherty ( NYT, died 1988 September), as well as Randall Rothenberg, Kim Foltz, and Stuart Elliott, who succeeded Dougherty at the Times. Various guest columnists also wrote occasionally for the NYT. For the time period covered, the files appear to contain most or all of the columns that were published in the three papers. The collection also includes several folders of articles and columns from the Wall Street Journal and other business publications, especially concerning management turmoil and succession at J. Walter Thompson Company in 1987. Acquired as part of the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising, and Marketing History.

Descriptive Summary

Title
J. Walter Thompson Company. Advertising Columnists Articles, 1985-1999
Creator
J. Walter Thompson Company.
Extent
6 Linear Feet, 3600 Items
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Language
English.

Administrative Information

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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

Nancy Millman, 1985 January-1985 August, 1986 January-1992 May
Box 1
George Lazarus, 1985 January-1999 August
Box 1-2
Philip H. Dougherty, 1986 May-1988 September
Box 2-3
Randall Rothenberg, 1988 October-1990 September
Box 3
Kim Foltz, 1990 October-1991 May
Box 3
Stuart Elliott, 1991 June-1999 August
Box 3-4
A variety of columnists including Joann Lipman, 1987 January-December 1987

Includes a range of articles addressing upheaval at the J. Walter Thompson Company.

Box 4
A variety of columnists, 1987 May-1987 June

Includes various articles addressing the WPP takeover of the J. Walter Thompson Company.

Box 4

Historical Note

Advertising columnists wrote daily newspaper columns on advertising and closely related subjects.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], J. Walter Thompson Company. Advertising Columnists Articles, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Advertising Columnists Articles were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library from the Information Center of J. Walter Thompson Company, Chicago Office as a gift in 2000.

Processing Information

Processed by Kristen Kramer

Completed July 7, 2001

Encoded by Kristen Kramer and Ruth E. Bryan

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.

This collection is minimally processed: materials have not been ordered and described beyond their original condition.