Preliminary Inventory of the J. Walter Thompson Company. Roy Glah Papers, 1976-2002 and undated
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.
- David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
- J. Walter Thompson Company.
- J. Walter Thompson Company. Roy Glah Papers, 1976-2002 and undated
- Language of Material
- 10 Linear Feet, 6000 Items
- For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
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.
Collection is restricted.
Materials are closed to non-JWT researchers for 15 years from date of creation.
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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.
Includes presentations, memos, development materials and reports related to strategic planning for J. Walter Thompson, WPP, and various departments within JWT.
Series contains reports, memos and other files related to JWT management and financial meetings.
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.
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.
|1935 Dec.||Born, Philadelphia, Penn.|
|1957||BFA, Cornell University|
Began work with JWT New York Office, Creative Department
|Circa 1958-1960||Military service|
|1960||Media Department, JWT New York|
|1963||Account Representative, JWT New York|
|Circa 1967||General Manager, JWT Amsterdam|
|1968||Account Supervisor, JWT New York|
|1972||Senior Vice President and Deputy Manager, JWT Tokyo|
|1974||Manager, JWT San Francisco|
|1977||Assistant to the Chairman, JWT New York|
|1982||Senior Vice President, Operations, JWT New York|
|1984||Deputy General Manager, JWT New York|
|1987||Elected Director, JWT|
|1988||Elected Executive Vice President, Finance and Administration, JWT/USA|
elected to U.S. Board of Directors
|1990||Management Director, JWT|
- Glah, Roy, 1935-
- Manning, Burt, 1931-
- J. Walter Thompson Company.
- J. Walter Thompson Company. Amsterdam Office.
- J. Walter Thompson Company. New York Office.
- J. Walter Thompson Company. San Francisco Office.
- J. Walter Thompson Company. Tokyo Office.
- Advertising agencies.
- Advertising agencies--Management.
- Advertising agencies--United States.
- Advertising executives.
- Advertising executives--United States.
- Speeches, addresses, etc., American.
- Presentations, Sales.
- John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History.
Related materials may be found in the following Hartman Center collections of the J. Walter Thompson Company Archives:
[Identification of item], J. Walter Thompson Company. Roy Glah Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.
The Roy Glah Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as gifts in 1999, 2000, 2004 and 2005.
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.