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Preliminary Guide to the J. Walter Thompson Company. Roy Glah Papers, 1976-2002 and undated

Abstract

Founded in 1864 the J. Walter Thompson Company (JWT) is one of the largest and oldest enduring advertising agencies in the United States. Roy Glah was an executive with JWT beginning in 1957, holding positions of Vice President and Director of Finance and Administration.

Includes presentations, memos, development materials and reports related to advertising and the strategic planning for J. Walter Thompson, WPP, and various departments within JWT. Collection largely documents the latter part of Glah's career with JWT, as an executive in the New York Office. Also includes photographs, slides, audiocassettes, and videocassettes. 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. Roy Glah papers 1976-2002 and undated
Language of Material
English
Extent
10 Linear Feet, 6000 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

Includes presentations, memos, development materials and reports related to advertising and the strategic planning for J. Walter Thompson, WPP, and various departments within JWT. Collection largely documents the latter part of Glah's career with JWT, as an executive in the New York Office. Also includes photographs, slides, audiocassettes, and videocassettes.

Administrative Information

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warning Access Restrictions

Collection is restricted.

Materials are closed to non-JWT researchers for 15 years from date of creation.

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

Accession (16,435 items, dated 1991-1998) features primarily administrative files for the World Wide Executive Group, a division of J. Walter Thompson responsible for executive training. The accession also includes orientation and motivational slide and video presentations, meeting minutes, as well as financial records and copies of speeches made by Burt Manning in 1992.

Series contains scripts of speeches and presentations given at meetings and special events, by Roy Glah, Burt Manning, Peter Schweitzer, Craig Davis and Adam Owett, among others. Also includes memos and other files related to JWT strategic plans. Original order of items was maintained.

AAAA acceptance speech, 1995 Apr.
Box 1
American Business Press, electronic media speech, 1995 May
Box 1

Includes presentations, memos, development materials and reports related to strategic planning for J. Walter Thompson, WPP, and various departments within JWT.

WPP, 3 year plan, 1993
Box 1
JWT, 3 year plan, 1994-1996
Box 1
JWT, 3 year plan, 1993-1995
Box 1
Strategic plan summary, undated
Box 2
WWEG strategic plan, 1996
Box 2
JWT strategic plan, 1995-1996
(2 folders)
Box 2
JWT strategic plan, staff memos, undated
Box 2
Long range plan, 1991-1996
Box 2
Long range planning strategy, 1991
Box 2
Board of Directors meeting, 1992 Nov.
Box 3
Mid-summer speech, 1995 Aug. (Davis)
Box 3
Ascent of Woman, 1994
Box 3
JWT kids presentation, 1994 (Goltz)
Box 3
Beyond Trend, Search for the New, 1994 (Owett)
Box 3
Big Idea, BOD, 1994
Box 3
It's A Small World, 1993 (Schweitzer)
Box 3
Electronic Superhighway, 1993
Box 3
Human Resources, 1993 (Burns)
Box 3
Globe, BOD/WWOG, 1993
Box 3
Benefits program, 1993
Box 3
Nestle, 1993 (Manning)
Box 3
Asia Pacific managers speech, 1993
Box 3
European general managers speech, 1993 (Manning)
Box 3
HR conference, 1993 (Glah)
Box 3
Asia Pacific general managers speech, 1993 (Manning)
Box 3
Asia Pacific trip, 1993 (Schweitzer)
Box 3
London Office, management and staff, Banner Year, 1993
Box 3
Miscellaneous speech material on Change, undated
Box 3
Abruption, 1995
Box 3
Abruption in Coffee Advertising, 1995 (Manning)
Box 3
(Includes presentation slides, development materials, videocassettes of Burt Manning speech Abruption, in Cebu, Philippines, 1995 Nov., and in Madrid, Spain, 1994 Oct.)
Box 4
Board of Directors meeting, closing remarks, 1996 (Manning)
Box 5
Abruption, address to UNIACC University, 1996 (Manning)
Box 5
Abruption, Address to Chilean-American Chamber of Commerce, 1996 (Manning)
Box 5
You Are Part of the Plan, 1996 (Manning)
Box 5
Keynote Address, Club Circulo Creativo, Mexico City, 1996 (Manning)
Box 5
Clean Slate: Lesson About Brand Building from the World's Newest Markets, 1996 (Berndt)
Box 5
WPP, Board of Directors meeting, presentation materials, 1996, July 13
Box 5
Good, the Bad, and the World Wide Web, 1996 (Manning)
Box 5
You Are Part of the Plan
Box 6
Good, the Bad, and the World Wide Web
Box 6
Duffs & Phelps presentation, 1996 (Manning)
Box 6
AAF's silver medal, 1996 June (Manning)
Box 6
WPP annual general meeting, 1996 June (Manning)
Box 6
AAAA annual meeting, 1996 (Manning)
Box 6
Branding of an Emotion: Kodak, 1996 (Manning)
Box 6
AAAA annual meeting, chairman's address, 1996 (Manning)
Box 6
San Miguel, Hong Kong Speech, 1995 (Manning)
Box 6
Advertising in the Electronic Age, Oppenheimer Group, 1995
Box 6
Creating Max Bandwidth, European tour version, 1996 (Manning)
Box 6

Series contains reports, memos and other files related to JWT management and financial meetings.

JWT management memos, 1988-1996
Box 1
JWT management projects, 1994-1997
Box 2
1997 (1995-1998)
Box 3
1996-1997
Box 4
1998
Box 5
WPP annual reports and data, 1987-1999, JWT Rolex International advertising books, 1995-1997
Box 6
JWT financial analyst presentation at WPP meetings, 1992-1994
Box 7
JWT financial analyst presentation at WPP meetings, 1994-1996
Box 8
JWT WWEG meeting issues human resources, 1994-1995
Box 9
JWT miscellaneous company documents, JWT public relations-Frohlinger's report, 1991-1997
Box 10

Accession contains action summaries for 1994-1998 (.4 lin. ft.) of J. Walter Thompson Management Meetings covering Corporate and North America.

This accession contains 5250 items (8.4 lin. ft.) and includes primarily documents relating to the worldwide agency's meetings, including the OCE (Office of the Chief Executive), WEG (Worldwide Executive Group), and the Creative Council. Also contains files of speeches by JWT executives, presentations, credentials, videotapes, and materials relating to company CEO Burt Manning's projects.

Restrictions on access: This accession is closed pending review by Technical Services.

Paper files
Box 1
Paper files
Box 2
Slides
Box 3
VHS
Box 4
Slides
Box 5
Paper files
Box 6
Slides, Umatic tape
Box 7
Paper files
Box 8
Slides, Umatic tapes
Box 9
Umatic tapes
Box 10
Audio cassette, VHS, Umatic tapes
Box 11
Slides
Box 12
Umatic tapes
Box 13
Umatic tapes
Box 14

Accession includes 3377 Items (9.9 lin. ft.) and comprises primarily speeches given by JWT CEOs Burt Manning and Chris Jones. Accession also contains presentations, slides, videos, and other files Roy Glah kept as part of his role in supporting JWT CEOs.

Restrictions on access: This accession is closed pending review by Technical Services.

British-American Chamber of Commerce; Kodak, Shell, Global Marketplace speeches
Box 1
JWT Strategic Plan 1999, Cuernavaca; WPP 3 YR Plan
Box 2
General Reports, WPP Group Hopkins-WACL files
Box 3
Miscellaneous files; Speeches; Audiotapes, video, book, floppy disc
Box 4
Video tapes (2 formats)
Box 5
Videotapes (2 formats)
Box 6
Person files; Comparative Advertising
Box 7
Person files; Speeches
Box 8
Bound files; loose papers
Box 10
Abruption; Speeches; Loose files
Box 11
Videotapes; Slide reel; Books; Magazines
Box 12
Video tapes
Box 13
Video tapes
Box 14
Video tapes
Box 15

Historical Note

Biographical Chronology

DateEvent(s)
1935 Dec.Born, Philadelphia, Penn.
1957BFA, Cornell University
Began work with JWT New York Office, Creative Department
Circa 1958-1960Military service
1960Media Department, JWT New York
1963Account Representative, JWT New York
1964JWT Amsterdam
Circa 1967General Manager, JWT Amsterdam
1968Account Supervisor, JWT New York
1972Senior Vice President and Deputy Manager, JWT Tokyo
1974Manager, JWT San Francisco
1977Assistant to the Chairman, JWT New York
1982Senior Vice President, Operations, JWT New York
1984Deputy General Manager, JWT New York
1987Elected Director, JWT
1988Elected Executive Vice President, Finance and Administration, JWT/USA
elected to U.S. Board of Directors
1990Management Director, JWT

Subject Headings

Related Material

Related Material

Related materials may be found in the following Hartman Center collections of the J. Walter Thompson Company Archives:

Biographical Information

Writings and Speeches

Loy Baxter Papers

Thomas Sutton Papers

Edward G. Wilson Papers

Preferred Citation

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

Provenance

The Roy Glah Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as gifts in 1999, 2000, 2004 and 2005.

Processing Information

Partially processed by Christian Ferney, 2005

Encoded by Jessica Wood, March 2009

Accessions 99-057, 99-141, 99-360, 00-117, 04-049, and 05-076 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.