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Guide to the J. Walter Thompson Company. Glen Dell Papers, 1969-1989

Abstract

Established in 1864, the J. Walter Thompson Company (JWT) is one of the oldest and largest enduring advertising agencies in the United States. Glen Dell served 1984-1986 as an executive in finance and administration with JWT Group.

Collection spans the years 1969-1989 and includes financial reports, correspondence, acquisition and investment information, as well as materials on JWT's subsidiaries and international operations (including Canada, China, Europe and South Africa). Companies referenced in the papers include Carl Byoir, Gray and Company, Hill & Knowlton, Lord Geller Federico & Einstein, and Ogilvy & Mather. 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
J. Walter Thompson Company.
Title
J. Walter Thompson Company. Glen Dell papers 1969-1989
Language of Material
English
Extent
4.5 Linear Feet, 3,000 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

Collection spans the years 1969-1989 and includes financial reports, correspondence, acquisition and investment information, as well as materials on JWT's subsidiaries and international operations (including Canada, China, Europe and South Africa). Companies referenced in the papers include Carl Byoir, Gray and Company, Hill & Knowlton, Lord Geller Federico & Einstein, and Ogilvy & Mather.

Administrative Information

A majority of collections are stored off site and must be requested at least 48 business hours in advance for retrieval. Contact Rubenstein Library staff before visiting. Read More »

warning Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection.

All or portions of this collection may be housed off-site in Duke University's Library Service Center. The library may require up to 48-hours to retrieve these materials for research use.

Please contact Research Services staff before visiting the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library to use this collection.

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

Board of Directors Meeting, 1986
Box 1
Capital charge, 1985
Box 1
Carl Byoir acquisition, 1986
Box 1
Chicago Office, 1985
Box 1
Emery Worldwide, 1985
Box 1
Expense account policy, 1985-1986
Box 1
Finance chronological files, 1985-1986 Oct.
Box 1
Finance chronological files, 1985-1986
Box 2
Finance chronological files, 1985-1986
Box 3
Finance--full year results, 1985
Box 3
Finance--JWT Group vs. Ogilvy Group and Interpublic, Competitor Highlights, 1986
Box 3
Gray & Company acquisition, 1984-1986
Box 3
Gray & Company acquisition, 1984-1986
Box 4
Gray/Hill & Knowlton merger, 1986
Box 4
Gray merger--Project Neutral, 1986
Box 4
Hill & Knowlton, 1981-1986
Box 4
Hill & Knowlton, 1981-1986
Box 5
International Paper Company, 1986
Box 5
International transfer cost reports, 1985
Box 5
J. Walter Thompson Fund, 1985-1986
Box 5
Job description, 1985
Box 5
Joseph O'Donnell remarks to Board of Directors, 1986
Box 5
JWT Corporate Committee, 1986
Box 5
JWT Group finance manual, 1986
Box 5
Jwt Group incentive compensation plans, 1985
Box 5
JWT Operations Review of Selected Accounting and Administrative Areas, 1985
Box 5
JWT Retirement Program and Trust Agreement, 1985
Box 5
JWT U.S. Employees' Payroll-Based Stock Ownership Plan and Trust Agreement, 1983-1984
Box 5
Lord Geller Federico & Einstein, 1986
Box 6
Management Information Services (MIS), 1984-1986
Box 6
Management performance evaluation, undated
Box 6
Margins, 1985
Box 6
Marketing plan for 1985-1987, 1984
Box 6
MRB Group (London), 1986
Box 6
Office automation, 1986
Box 6
Office Finance Manager, 1985-1986
Box 6
Performance Incentive Program (PIP), 1985-1986
Box 6
Planning cycle, 1986
Box 6
Public relations, 1985
Box 6
Spot buying, 1985-1986
Box 6
Spot system, 1985-1986
Box 6
Stock incentive plans, 1969-1981
Box 6
Stock options, 1980-1986
Box 6
Strategic Plan for the Years 1986-1988, 1985
Box 7
Strategic planning process, 1985-1987
Box 7
Succession planning, 1985
Box 7
Take-over, 1986
Box 7
Tampa Office relocation, 1986-1987
Box 7
Tax review, 1984
Box 7
Thompson Achievement Awards Program (TAAP), 1983-1986
Box 7
Thompson Achievement Awards Program (TAAP), 1983-1986
Box 8
Thompson Incentive Plan (TIP), undated
Box 8
Thompson Plan, 1985
Box 8
Thompson Recruitment, 1985-1986
Box 8
Thompson Trust, 1986
Box 8
Three-Year plans, 1985-1989
Box 8
Treasury Department, 1985
Box 8
Victor Gutierrez, 1985-1986
Box 8
Asia/Pacific, 1985
Box 8
Australia, 1982-1986
Box 8
Australia, 1982-1986
Box 9
Belgium (Brussels), 1982-1987
Box 9
Brazil, 1985
Box 9
Canada, 1985-1986
Box 9
China--Citibank Introduction to Investment in China, undated
Box 9
China--memoranda, 1985
Box 9
China--Review of advertising market, 1985
Box 9
Denmark (Copenhagen), 1986
Box 9
Dubai, 1985-1986
Box 9
France, 1985-1986
Box 10
Greece, 1985-1986
Box 10
Hong Kong, 1985
Box 10
India, 1985
Box 10
Italy (Milan), 1984-1986
Box 10
Japan, 1985-1986
Box 10
MERAC (Middle East Research and Consulting), 1986-1990
Box 10
Multinational, 1983-1986
Box 10
Netherlands (Amsterdam), 1985
Box 10
New Zealand, 1985-1986
Box 10
Philippines, 1985-1986
Box 10
South Africa, 1979-1989
Box 10
South Africa, 1979-1989
Box 11
South Africa--Divestment (publication), 1985 June
Box 11
South Korea, 1985
Box 11
Taiwan, 1986
Box 11
Thailand (Bangkok), 1985-1986
Box 11
United Kingdom, 1985-1986
Box 11

Historical Note

Chronology List

DateEvent(s)
1935Born
1957BA, Amherst College
1957-1971Financial Analyst and Treasurer, General Electric Corporation
1958Military service, U.S. Army Reserve
1971-1984Treasurer, Group Executive, Vice President, International Paper Company.
1985-1987Executive Vice President--Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer, JWT Group
1992-1997President, Investors Management Services
1995-Board of Directors, Forbes Magazine
1998-2007Partner, MapleWood Equity Partners PL
2011Director, Verisk Analytics

Subject Headings

Related Material

Related Material

Related materials may be found in the following JWT collection in the Hartman Center

Corporate Documentation

Herbert Eames Papers

Penney Burnett Papers

Treasurer's Office Records

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], J. Walter Thompson Company. Glen Dell Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The J. Walter Thompson Company Glen Dell Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 1993.

Processing Information

Processed by Richard Collier, October 2013

Encoded by Richard Collier, October 2013

Accession 93-010 is described in this collection guide.

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