Guide to the J. Walter Thompson Company. Sidney A. Olson Papers, 1957
The papers of Sidney A. Olson date to 1957. They consist of reports and artwork created during a trip to identify production locations in Asia and the Middle East for the Ford Motor Company television campaign, Proved and Approved Around the World. The reports describe highlights of the areas visited and include observations of local political and social conditions.
The Reports include descriptions of Phnom Penh and Angkor Wat, Cambodia; Rangoon, Burma; Bangkok, Thailand; Agra, Calcutta and Benares, India; Baghdad, Iraq; Istanbul, Turkey; and Paris, France. The Artwork includes production sketches of Rangoon and Bangkok only. Olson was accompanied by J. Walter Thompson Company writer Finley Hunt. The reports were written to Robert Maitland of the New York office of the J. Walter Thompson Company.
For related papers in the J. Walter Thompson Company Archives, see a reference archivist.
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- J. Walter Thompson Company. Sidney A. Olson papers
- J. Walter Thompson Company
- 9 Linear Feet, 100 Items
- David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
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How to Cite
[Identification of item], J. Walter Thompson Company. Sidney A. Olson Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.
Includes reports written by Sidney A. Olson during a trip to identify production locations for a Ford Motor Company campaign. Some reports are missing or incomplete.
Arranged by report number.
Includes original production sketches made by Olson of various locations to which he traveled. There are also copies in various formats of the sketches.
Arranged by format, then by sketch number with unnumbered sketches in alphabetical order at the end.
|1908, April 30||
Born, Salt Lake City, Utah
Attended the University of Utah
House Correspondent and City Editor, Washington Post
Senior Editor, Time,
Life and Fortune magazines, Time, Inc.
Creator of the Ford Motor Company The American Road show
Copy Supervisor, Kenyon and Eckhardt.
Copy group head, J. Walter Thompson Company, New York office
Vice President, J. Walter Thompson Company, New York office
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The Sidney A. Olson Papers were transferred to the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library from the J. Walter Thompson Company in 1987.
Processed by: Donna Longo DiMichele
Completed October 1, 1992
Encoded by Stephen Douglas Miller
Processing of this collection was supported in part by gifts from the J. Walter Thompson Company Fund and the John and Kelly Hartman Foundation.