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Guide to the J. Walter Thompson Company. Edward G. Wilson Papers, 1906-1991, bulk 1946-1971

Abstract

The J. Walter Thompson Company (JWT), founded in 1864, is one of the oldest and largest enduring advertising agencies in the United States. Edward G. Wilson was an executive with JWT from 1930 until his retirement in 1971, and held the positions of General Counsel, Executive Vice-President and Secretary of the Company.

The Edward G. Wilson Papers span the period 1906-1991 and includes clippings, correspondence, inter-office memoranda, reports, writings, speeches and personal diaries that highlight Wilson's 40 year career (1930-1971) as an executive with the J. Walter Thompson Company (JWT). The bulk of materials fall between 1946 and 1971, and covers the period from Wilson's return to JWT following military service in World War II until his retirement. As General Counsel and head of JWT's Legal Department, Wilson oversaw contractual relations pertaining primarily to the sponsorship of radio and television programs for a number of clients--including DeBeers Consolidated Mines, Ltd., the Eastman Kodak Company, the Ford Motor Company, the Scott Paper Company and Unilever. The collection reveals JWT's relationships with radio and television personalities--such as Fred Allen and Edgar Bergen--and professional organizations including the Radio Writers Guild and the Television Writers of America. In addition, materials in the collection touch on the anti-communist movement and blacklisting within the U.S. entertainment industry of the 1950s--involving personalities such as Jean Muir and John Henry Faulk, among others. The collection also includes records from a number of JWT international offices, with heavier representation from offices in London; Bombay (Mumbai), India; and Johannesburg, South Africa, along with records kept by some of Wilson's predecessors, such as Donald Foote and Sam Meek, and the South African advertising executive and politician James Hamilton Russell.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
J. Walter Thompson Company.
Title
J. Walter Thompson Company. Edward G. Wilson papers, 1906-1991, bulk 1946-1971
Language of Material
English
Extent
43 Linear Feet, 30,500 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

The Edward G. Wilson Papers cover the period 1906-1991 and highlight Wilson's 40 year career (1930-1971) as an executive with the J. Walter Thompson Company (JWT). The bulk of materials fall between 1946 and 1971, and covers the period from Wilson's return to JWT following military service in World War II until his retirement, and includes Wilson's writings and speeches, clippings, correspondence and memoranda. As General Counsel and head of JWT's Legal Department, Wilson oversaw contractual relations pertaining primarily to the sponsorship of radio and television programs for a number of clients--including DeBeers Consolidated Mines, Ltd., the Eastman Kodak Company, the Ford Motor Company, the Scott Paper Company and Unilever. The collection reveals JWT's relationships with radio and television personalities--such as Fred Allen and Edgar Bergen--and professional organizations like the Radio Writers Guild and the Television Writers of America. In addition, materials in the collection touch on the anti-communist movement and blacklisting within the U.S. entertainment industry of the 1950s--involving personalities such as Jean Muir and John Henry Faulk, among others. The collection also includes records from a number of JWT international offices, with heavier representation from offices in London; Bombay (Mumbai), India; and Johannesburg, South Africa, along with records kept by some of Wilson's predecessors, such as Donald Foote and Sam Meek, and the South African advertising executive and politician James Hamilton Russell.

The papers are organized into twelve series--International Offices (Restricted), Trip Files, Client Files, Chronological Files (Restricted), Legal Files (Restricted), Subject Files, Financial Files (Restricted), Personnel Files (Restricted), Domestic Policy and Procedures, International Policy and Procedures, Writing & Speeches, and Personal Files. The bulk of materials is contained in three large series--International Offices, Chronological Files, and Legal Files. Large-format materials have been located in Oversize Materials. Sensitive personnel materials pertaining to individual employee matters are closed to non-JWT users until 2045, and have been physically removed to Restricted Materials.

The International Offices Series (Restricted) contains files documenting Wilson's tenure as head of JWT's international operations, including information on the England, India and South African offices. The bulk of the records date from the 1950s and 1960s.

The Trip Files Series contains clippings, correspondence, and memoranda detailing trips Wilson made during his tenure as the head of JWT's international operations. Also includes Wilson's reports on the regional offices as well as their clients.

The Client Files Series contains correspondence between Wilson and the managers of individual JWT offices relating to specific clients, such as Caltex, the Campbell Soup Company, S.C. Johnson, Kraft, Pan American Airlines, and the Shell Oil Company and Unilever.

The Chronological Files Series (Restricted) consists of letters and memoranda that reflect the company's routine operations.

The Legal Files Series (Restricted) contains files relating to entertainment law--contract negotiations between the professional unions such as the Radio Writers Guild and the advertisers and agencies; and contractual and billing information pertaining to radio personalities like Fred Allen and Edgar Bergen. Legal actions, disputes, lawsuits, and the blacklisting of entertainers--as well as to corporate affairs, such as stock ownership, profit-shairing, client relations, and lawsuits against JWT are also represented.

The Subject Files Series consist of Wilson's office files and include reports, correspondence, articles and printed materials that cover topics such as Agent-Client relationships, employee evaluations and recruitment, management meetings, and client records, especially for the Eastman Kodak Company, the Ford Motor Company and the Scott Paper Company.

The Financial Files Series (Restricted)include Finance Committee minutes and background materials, along with organizational information on regional offices.

The Personnel Files Series (Restricted) consists of statistical records of departmental personnel, as well as biographical information, clippings, and correspondence relating to transfers, promotions, and job responsibilities of individual executives and office managers.

The Domestic Policies and Procedures Series and International Policies and Procedures Series document the operational guidelines for JWT's domestic and international offices.

The Writing and Speeches Series contains primarily speeches given by Wilson, including several made after his retirement.

The Personal Files Series includes correspondence, interviews and articles about Wilson that reflect in large part Wilson's ongoing relationship with JWT after his retirement.

Administrative Information

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Collection is restricted.

Sensitive personnel materials pertaining to individual employment are closed to non-JWT users for 75 years from the date of the file creation.

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Contents of the Collection

Contains files documenting Wilson's tenure as head of JWT's international operations, including information on the England, India, and South Africa offices (dating back to the 1930s). The England files include account planning and review boards. Also includes files from Australia, Brazil, Canada, etc., offices that include the files of Sam Meek, Wilson's predecessor. The South Africa records include those created by Donald Foote and James Hamilton Russell, in particular, correspondence and printed material related to the latter's anti-apartheid political efforts during the 1950s-1960s. Arranged in alphabetical order by name of country in which the office is located.

Sensitive personnel materials pertaining to individual employee matters are closed to non-JWT users until 2045. Those items have been physically removed to Restricted Materials. A note indicating the removal of restricted materials appears at each relevant folder.

Deferred compensation plan, 1950-1951, 1960-1962 (Restricted materials removed)
(4 folders)
Box 1
Deferred compensation plan, Ted Jarvis, 1960-1961 (Restricted materials removed)
Box 1
Correspondence, 1961 May - 1961 Aug. (Restricted materials removed)
Box 1
Correspondence (Sam Meek's files), 1957-1961 (Restricted materials removed)
(2 folders)
Box 1
Office space, 1960-1963
Box 1
Correspondence, 1960-1966 (Restricted materials removed)
(2 folders)
Box 1
Correspondence, 1952-1967 (Restricted materials removed)
(3 folders)
Box 1
Salaries, 1965 Jan.-Apr. (Restricted materials removed)
Box 1
Association with Maguary, 1963-1965
Box 1
Correspondence, 1955-1962 (Restricted materials removed)
Box 1
1961-1962 (Restricted materials removed)
Box 1
1969-1971 (Restricted materials removed)
Box 2
Vol. I, 1961-1962 (Restricted materials removed)
(2 folders)
Box 2
Vol. II, 1962-1967 (Restricted materials removed)
(2 folders)
Box 2
Sam Meek's files, 1945-1961 (Restricted materials removed)
(2 folders)
Box 2
Office space, 1961-1966
Box 2
Background information, 1965
Box 2
1954-1959
Box 2
1960-1963 (Restricted materials removed)
Box 3
Correspondence, 1956-1965 (Restricted materials removed)
Box 3
Background information, 1963 Oct. (Restricted materials removed)
Box 3
General, 1960-1965 (Restricted materials removed)
Box 3
Sam Meek's files, 1943-1961 (Restricted materials removed)
Box 3
Correspondence, 1953-1966 (Restricted materials removed)
Box 3
Report on trip by W. Lee Preschel, 1965 Oct. (Restricted materials removed)
Box 3
Correspondence, 1955-1966
Box 3
Acquisition of another business, 1964-1965 (Restricted materials removed)
Box 3
1939-1953 (Restricted materials removed)
(4 folders)
Box 3
1954-1962 (Restricted materials removed)
(11 folders)
Box 4
French brochure (Sam Meek's files), 1958-1960
Box 5
Personnel resignations and problems, 1962-1964 (Restricted materials removed)
Box 5
Reorganization of company, 1962-1967 (Restricted materials removed)
(3 folders)
Box 5
Correspondence, vol. II, 1963-1967 (Restricted materials removed)
(3 folders)
Box 5
Office space, 1963 Oct.
Box 5
Pension, profit-sharing, salaries, insurance, 1960-1965 (Restricted materials removed)
Box 5
Articles of Association, 1933-1951
Box 5
Billing procedure, 1965 Nov.
Box 5
Board meetings, 1968 Feb.
Box 5
British Market Research Bureau, 1965
Box 5
Corporate documentation, 1933-1966
Box 5
General, 1946-1971 (Restricted materials removed)
(5 folders)
Box 6
Sam Meek's files, 1948-1958
(5 folders)
Box 6
Sam Meek's files, 1959-1962
(5 folders)
Box 7
Description of JWT London and British Market Research Bureau, 1957 Dec.
Box 7
Diversification, office administration, 1964-1965
Box 7
Exchange of stock (London for New York), 1958-1964 (Restricted materials removed)
Box 7
Vol. I, 1955-1961
(2 folders)
Box 8
Vol. II, 1961-1969
(4 folders)
Box 8
Holidays, 1965-1966
Box 8
Office space, 1954-1964
Box 8
Organization, 1959-1965 (See also Oversize Folder 1)
Box 8
Pension plan, 1961-1966 (Restricted materials removed)
Box 8
Personnel selection (Sam Meek's files), 1947 Apr. (Restricted materials removed)

Discussion of pre-employment testing, with some sample psychological tests and questionnaire guidelines.

Box 8
Public relations for advertising (Lexington International), 1963-1966
Box 8
1946-1960 (Restricted materials removed)
(12 folders)
Box 9
1961-1964 (Restricted materials removed)
Box 10
Research policy, 1964-1965
Box 10
Review Board, 1965 May
Box 10
Royal Commission on the Press, 1961
Box 10
Top Hat pensions, 1958
Box 10
Articles of Association and Certificates of Incorporation, 1938-1946
Box 10
Board of Directors, 1966
Box 10
Correspondence, 1967-1970
Box 10
Foreign Exchange Act, 1965-1966
(3 folders)
Box 10
Indianization, 1965-1967
Box 10
1965-1966
(3 folders)
Box 10
1967-1971
(2 folders)
Box 11
Outline of a plan for the future, 1966 Oct.
Box 11
Printed materials, 1965 Mar.
Box 11
Restriction on advertising expenditure, 1965-1966
(3 folders)
Box 11
Union matters, 1951-1966
Box 11
Vol. I, 1947-1965 (Restricted materials removed)
(3 folders)
Box 11
Vol. II, 1966 (Restricted materials removed)
(Folders 1-2 of 3)
Box 11
Vol. II, 1966 (Restricted materials removed)
(Folder 3 of 3)
Box 12
Vol. III, 1966-1969 (Restricted materials removed)
(3 folders)
Box 12
Future of JWT in India, 1961-1962
Box 12
Krishna Mohan (consultant), 1966 Aug.
Box 12
Proposed Articles of Association, 1939
Box 12
Correspondence (Sam Meek's files), 1953-1962
(8 folders)
Box 12
David James, 1951-1963 (Restricted materials removed)
Box 13
Report and agenda, 1971 Aug.
Box 13
Correspondence, 1963-1966
(4 folders)
Box 13
Retirement allowance report, 1962-1965
Box 13
Correspondence, 1956-1962
Box 13
Correspondence, 1955-1966
(3 folders)
Box 13
Proposals for establishing JWT facilities, 1963 July
Box 13
Correspondence, (Sam Meek's files), 1954-1962
(3 folders)
Box 13
1957-1962
Box 13
1963-1967 (Restricted materials removed)
(4 folders)
Box 14
Office space, 1961-1964
Box 14
Pension plan, 1963-1965
Box 14
Correspondence, 1962
Box 14
Correspondence (Sam Meek's files), 1955-1962
(3 folders)
Box 14
Correspondence, 1953-1968 (Restricted materials removed)
(3 folders)
Box 14
Correspondence (Sam Meek's files), 1959-1961
Box 14
Donald Foote's files (Corporation agreement), 1933-1957
(3 folders)
Box 14
1957-1961 (Restricted materials removed)
(3 folders)
Box 14
1963-1967
Box 15
Operation of company, 1956-1966
(4 folders)
Box 15
Re: agreement, 1955-1971
(3 folders)
Box 15
Sam Meek's files, 1943-1962
(3 folders)
Box 15
Vol. I, 1942-1956
(2 folders)
Box 15
Vol. I, 1957-1964
(2 folders)
Box 16
Vol. II, 1965-1971
(2 folders)
Box 16
Documentary evidence regarding commitments, 1948
Box 16
Financial statements, 1954-1961
Box 16
Information on South Africa, 1956
Box 16
Memorandum of Association, Article of Association, Certificate of Incorporation, 1954
Box 16
Printed materials, 1969
Box 16
Printed materials (Caltex), 1955-1962
Box 16
Printed materials (James Hamilton Russell), 1964-1968
Box 16
Balance sheet (removed from sec. 8), 1954
Box 16
Early draft, 1956
Box 16
Final draft, 1956
Box 16
Sec. II, key correspondence, 1933-1954
(Folder 1 of 4)
Box 16
Sec. II, key correspondence, 1933-1954 (Restricted materials removed)
(Folders 2-4 of 4)
Box 17
Report, vol. II, 1956-1957
Box 17
Correspondence (Donald Foote's files), 1932-1946
(6 folders)
Box 17
Correspondence, sale of S.A. business (Donald Foote's files), 1933
(3 folders)
Box 17
Correspondence (Donald Foote's files), 1932-1934
(2 folders)
Box 17
Vol. I, 1954-1964
(Folder 1 of 3)
Box 17
Vol. I, 1954-1964
(Folders 2-3 of 3)
Box 18
Vol. II, 1965-1971
(5 folders)
Box 18
Establishment of office, 1965-1967
Box 18
Century Lausanne, 1963-1967
(2 folders)
Box 18
Establishment of office, 1963-1965
(Folders 1-2 of 3)
Box 18
Establishment of office, 1963-1965
(Folder 3 of 3)
Box 19
Correspondence, 1964-1966
Box 19
An Examination of a Company Opportunity, 1969 Aug.
Box 19
Correspondence, 1961
Box 19
Correspondence, 1961-1965
Box 19
Correspondence, 1958-1967
(4 folders)
Box 19
Office space, 1962-1963
Box 19
Correspondence, 1966-1967
Box 19

Contains clippings, correspondence, and memoranda detailing trips Wilson made during his tenure as the head of JWT's international operations. Also includes Wilson's reports on the regional offices as well as their clients. Arranged chronologically and therein by place.

1954 Feb.: Europe (See also Oversize Box 89)
Box 19
1958 Mar.: Europe
Box 19
1960 July: Europe
Box 19
1961 July: Europe (See also Oversize Box 89)
Box 19
Feb.: Europe
Box 19
Mar.: South America
Box 19
May: Europe
Box 20
July: Europe (See also Oversize Box 89)
Box 20
Oct.: Australia, Japan, Philippines
Box 20
Jan.: Europe (See also Oversize Box 89)
Box 20
Apr.: Europe (See also Oversize Box 90)
Box 20
June: Europe (See also Oversize Box 90)
Box 20
July: Detroit and Montreal
Box 20
Aug., Detroit (Ford Dealer Association meetings)
Box 20
Oct.: South America, Washington, D.C., Honolulu
(2 folders)
Box 20
Nov.: Europe (See also Oversize Box 90)
Box 20
Feb.: Europe (See also Oversize Box 90)
Box 20
Mar.: India, Pakistan, Tokyo (See also Oversize Box 90)
Box 20
Apr.: Europe
Box 21
June: Europe
Box 21
Oct.: Europe
Box 21
Nov.: Europe
Box 21
Jan.: Far East and Europe
Box 21
July: Europe
Box 21
Nov.: Europe
Box 21
May: Denver and Europe
(2 folders)
Box 21
Sept.: London, Beirut, Far East
Box 21
Jan.: Europe
Box 21
Apr.-Dec.: Washington, D.C.
Box 21
May: Montreal
Box 21
Aug.: Montreal
Box 21
Nov.: Europe
Box 21
1968 June: London, Paris
Box 21

Contains correspondence between Wilson and the managers of individual JWT offices relating to specific clients. The Unilever files contain information about Unilever's "house" agency, Lintas, and its efforts to develop worldwide advertising principles, as well as specific information about Thompson's business. Other key clients represented in the series include Caltex, the Campbell Soup Company, S.C. Johnson, Kraft, Pan American Airlines, and the Shell Oil Company. Arranged alphabetically.

Alberto-Culver, 1963-1966
Box 21
Burroughs, 1961-1967
Box 21
Corporate, vol. I, 1962-1964
Box 21
Corporate, vol. II, 1965-1967
Box 21
Prototype advertising, 1965-1966
Box 22
General, 1958-1964
Box 22
Marketing plan, 1958
Box 22
Cervecerias (C.C.U.), 1964-1965
Box 22
Champion Spark Plug Company, 1947-1967
Box 22
Chesebrough-Ponds ( South Africa), 1962-1965
Box 22
Chunky Corp., 1967
Box 22
De Beers, 1962-1966
Box 22
Eastman Kodak, 1961
Box 22
Esso, 1961-1966
Box 22
Findus, 1962-1965
Box 22
Ford, 1967-1971
Box 22
International Wool Secretariat, 1962-1965
Box 23
Kellogg, 1960-1966
(2 folders)
Box 23
Charges for services, 1963-1965
Box 23
General, 1963-1966
Box 23
National Biscuit Company, 1962-1965
Box 23
Nestle, 1965-1966
Box 23
New Holland Machine Company, 1965-1966
Box 23
Pan American, 1962-1968
(2 folders)
Box 24
Pepsi-Cola, 1962-1966
Box 24
RCA, 1959, 1963-1966
Box 24
Remington Rand, 1958-1966
(2 folders)
Box 24
General, 1962-1965
Box 24
Program, Art USA Now, 1963-1964
Box 24
Scott Paper Company, 1957
Box 24
Seven-Up, 1965-1966
Box 24
General, 1964
Box 24
Response to agency questionnaire, 1960
Box 25
Conference on creative advertising, 1962
Box 25
Europe and miscellaneous, 1965-1967
(2 folders)
Box 25
Lintas, 1962-1964
Box 25
Lux Toilet Soap, 9 Out of 10, 1962-1966
(2 folders)
Box 25
Marketing data (K. Hinks), ca. 1960s
Box 25
Marketing Group visit, 1962
Box 25
Philippines, 1962-1964
Box 25
Plan for good advertising, 1964
Box 25
Questionnaire, 1965
Box 26
South and Central America, 1961-1966
Box 26
South Africa, 1965
Box 26
Warner Lambert, 1962-1965
Box 26

Letters and memoranda that reflect the company's routine operations. Arranged chronologically.

Sensitive personnel materials pertaining to individual employee matters are closed to non-JWT users until 2045. Those items have been physically removed to Restricted Materials. A note indicating the removal of restricted materials appears at each relevant folder.

1951-1968, index
Box 26
1951 Jan.-June
(2 folders)
Box 26
1951 July-Dec.
(2 folders)
Box 27
1953 Jan.-Sept.
(3 folders)
Box 27
1954 Jan.-Dec. (Restricted materials removed)
(4 folders)
Box 28
1956 Jan.-1957 Mar. (Restricted materials removed)
(5 folders)
Box 29
1957 Apr.-1958 June (Restricted materials removed)
(5 folders)
Box 30
1958 July-1959 Sept. (Restricted materials removed)
(5 folders)
Box 31
1959 Oct.-1961 Mar. (Restricted materials removed)
(6 folders)
Box 32
1961 Apr.-1962 Mar. (Restricted materials removed)
(4 folders)
Box 33
1962 Apr.-1963 Mar. (Restricted materials removed)
(4 folders)
Box 34
1963 Apr.-Dec. (Restricted materials removed)
(4 folders)
Box 35
1963 Oct.-1964 June (Restricted materials removed)
(4 folders)
Box 36
1964 Apr.-Dec. (Restricted materials removed)
(5 folders)
Box 37
1965 Jan.-May (Restricted materials removed)
(4 folders)
Box 38
1965 June-Dec. (Restricted materials removed)
(5 folders)
Box 39
1966 Jan.-Sept. (Restricted materials removed)
(5 folders)
Box 40
1966 July-1967 June (Restricted materials removed)
(6 folders)
Box 41
1967 Apr.-1968 Mar. (Restricted materials removed)
(5 folders)
Box 42
1970 Oct.-Dec. (Restricted materials removed)
Box 42
1971 Jan.-Dec. (Restricted materials removed)
(4 folders)
Box 43

Correspondence, reports, and news clippings documenting JWT's legal activities, primarily from the New York office, but other offices are also mentioned. Topics include the stockholder rights, the Profit-Sharing Trust, the transfer of Stanley and Helen Resor's controlling interest in the company, lawsuits that involved JWT, letters of terms for individual clients, compensation and contract disputes with radio and television personalities and their programs, contract negotiations with the Radio Writers Guild and the Television Writers of America, and lists of actors and actresses approved to work during the period of Hollywood blacklisting. Lawsuits represented in the series include Sartoris and Laemmar vs. JWT, in which the former charged the company for forcing them to sell back their stock in 1964. Another lawsuit related to the company's "going public" is that of Jardine vs. JWT. Both suits provide information about Thompson's efforts to provide incentives to senior management and to finance operations.

The letters of terms for individual clients contain copies of client agreements and often include internal memoranda, correspondence with the client, Dun & Bradstreet reports, financial statements, and press clippings announcing the acquisition or loss of the account. Major clients represented in the series include the Eisenhower-Nixon presidential campaign of 1952, Ford, the Johns-Manville Corporation, Kellogg, Lever Brothers and Sylvania. Radio and television personalities and programs represented in the series include Fred Allen (1947-1948 only), Edgar Bergen (Charlie McCarthy), the Fred Allen Ford Dealers show, Eastman Kodak and Kodak Family Adventure, Oriental-International Films, James Melton and Ford Motor Company TV advertisements. The Fred Allen materials include clippings that describe the switch of sponsors from Standard Brands to the Ford Dealers Association, as well as Allen's reaction to the popularity of the "giveaway" beginning in 1947. The name-check lists of Hollywood actors and actresses include clippings and subject files documenting notable cases of blacklisting and libel actions that challenged accusations of communist affiliation, including those of actress Jean Muir and broadcasting personality John Henry Faulk. Arranged alphabetically.

Sensitive personnel materials pertaining to individual employee matters are closed to non-JWT users until 2045. Those items have been physically removed to Restricted Materials. A note indicating the removal of restricted materials appears at each relevant folder.

AAAA Questionnaire, 1968-1970
Box 43
Advertising controls, 1947
Box 43
Advertising Council, 1947-1948
Box 43
Alcoholic beverages, 1936-1949
Box 43
Annual reports--Legal Department, 1938-1949, 1972-1974
(Folders 1-2 of 4)
Box 43
Annual reports--Legal Department, 1938-1949, 1972-1974
(Folders 3-4 of 4)
Box 44
Anti-discrimination laws, 1943-1950
(2 folders)
Box 44
Art work, 1949
Box 44
Association of the Bar in New York, 1943-1950
Box 44
Claims experience, 1939-1946
Box 44
Clark, Earle, 1941-1985
Box 44
Company data, 1943
Box 45
Contracts for officers, 1975
Box 45
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), network study questionnaire, 1956
Box 45
Fashion Academy of Design, 1949-1953
Box 45
Northam Warren, 1931-1932
Box 45
Financial incentives, vol. II, 1951-1960 (See also Oversize Box 90)
Box 45
Kohl, Howard, 1938-1939 (Restricted materials removed)
Box 45
Lea-Vandenberg Act, 1946-1948
Box 45
Leases, 1946-1959
Box 45
Legal aspects of advertising, 1958
Box 45
Legal/ethical standards compliance program, 1975
Box 45
Letters of resignation, 1960-1968
Box 45
Radio Corporation of America (RCA) poison pen letter, 1969

Concerns an investigation into a string of fictitious press releases that involved RCA and several other corporations and advertising agencies.

Box 46
Finances, 1940-1943
Box 46
Presidential campaign, 1940-1942
Box 46
Sociological approach to voting problem, 1940
Box 46
[Standard contracts: see Oversize box 93]
Box 46
Stanley and Helen Resor trusts--indentures and amendments, 1927-1960 (See also Oversize Box 90)
Box 46
Taxes: Revenue Acts of 1943 and 1948, 1943-1950
Box 46
Former name check lists, 1951-1957
Box 87

During the McCarthy era, check lists were compiled of entertainment industry figures--actors, directors, etc.--who were not blacklisted or under investigation for communist affiliation or sympathies.

American Security Council, 1958-1960 and undated
Box 87
Clippings, 1948-1961

Clippings relating to anti-communism and blacklisting.

(2 folders)
Box 87
Education for American Freedom, Inc., 1961
Box 87
Faulk libel suit, 1962

John Henry Faulk, a radio and television personality, was blacklisted based on an article published by Aware, Inc. linking him to a communist conspiracy. Faulk sued for libel and won $3.5 million judgment, believed to be the largest award for libel damages up to that time.

Box 87
Jean Muir incident, 1950-1951

Blacklisting of actress Muir.

Box 87
Brillo, 1955
Box 88
Ford Motor Company, 1957
Box 88
Correspondence, 1952-1956
Box 88
John Foster (Kraft Syracuse) files, 1946-1955
Box 88
Lever Brothers, 1953-1956
Box 88
Norby Productions, Inc., 1954 & undated
Box 88
Schlitz Playhouse, 1954-1957
Box 88
Scott Paper Company, 1958 and undated
(2 folders)
Box 88
General, 1950-1955
Box 88
Extra copies (sic), 1954-1958
Box 88
Un-American Activities Committee, 1955-1957
Box 88

Issues related to stock ownership. JWT initially issued two forms of common stock--Class A, or "voting stock," which entitled the shareholder to vote on company decisions, and Class B which paid dividends but did not include shareholder voting rights.

1942-1959
Box 46
1968-1974
Box 46
Public offering, 1968-1975
Box 46
Recapitalization, 1968 Aug.
Box 46
Resor stock, 1959-1960
Box 46
Class A shares, 1960
Box 47
Class A stock, 1959-1960
Box 47
Class B stock, 1960
Box 47
Purchase of Mrs. Resor's class B stock, 1960
Box 47
Stock incentive plan, 1969
Box 47
Stock listing brochures, 1969
Box 47
Vol. I, 1951-1953
Box 47
Vol. II, 1954-1955
Box 47
Vol. III, 1954-1955
Box 47
Underwriting agreement, 1969
Box 47
Vol. I, 1951-1956
Box 47
Vol. II, 1957-1960
Box 48
General, 1945-1955 (See also Oversize Box 90)
(Folders 1-2 of 3)
Box 48
General, 1945-1955
(Folder 3 of 3)
Box 48
American Federation of Musicians, 1940-1949
Box 48
Puerto Rico NLRB ruling, 1953-1954
Box 48
Union matters, 1946-1951
Box 48
Ambook Enterprises vs. JWT, etc., 1972
Box 48
Barnum vs. JWT, 1975
Box 48
Farlowe, Arthur C. vs. U.S.A., 1965-1972
Box 48
Jardine vs. JWT, 1970
Box 48
Vol. I, 1969-1971
(2 folders)
Box 49
Vol. II, 1971
(2 folders)
Box 49
Briefs and reply memorandum, 1972
Box 49
Correspondence, 1969-1972
Box 49
Brundage, Howard D., 1971
Box 49
Devin, John F., 1971
Box 49
Jardine, Theodore R., 1971
Box 49
Laemmar, Jack W., 1971
Box 49
Litlig, C. Ross, 1971
Box 50
Parker, Hugh F., 1971
Box 50
Sartoris, Ada, 1971
Box 50
Seymour, Dan, 1971
Box 50
Strouse, Norman H., 1971
Box 50
Taylor, William C., 1971
Box 50
Weise, Ward L., 1972
Box 50
Wilson, Edward G., 1969
Box 50
Hypothetical conversion of stock, 1971-1972
Box 50
Post-trial memorandum, 1972 May
Box 50
Parker, Hugh F., 1961-1971 (Restricted materials removed)
Box 50
Laemmar, Jack, 1971 (Restricted materials removed)
Box 50
Sartoris, Ada, 1971 (Restricted materials removed)
Box 50
Stock repurchase plan, 1963-1971
Box 50
Strouse, Norman letters, 1965
Box 50
Supporting documents taken to trial, 1972 May
Box 51
Vol. I, 1972
Box 51
Vol. II, 1972
Box 51
Worksheets of stock purchases, 1964-1969
Box 51
O'Neill, Ryan vs. JWT
Box 51
U.S. vs. AAAA, 1955
Box 51
Administrative general, 1964-1975
Box 51
American South African Lines, Inc., 1947
Box 51
Aquascutum, Ltd., 1954-1956
Box 51
Association of Casualty and Surety Companies, 1946-1953
Box 51
Blue Cross public relations, 1945
Box 51
Bossart Victor, 1957
Box 51
Chun King Sales, Inc., 1953-1959
Box 51
Church and Dwight Company, Inc., 1948-1951
Box 51
Citizens Traffic Safety Board, 1953
Box 51
Committee for Community Automobile Rates, 1950
Box 51
Eisenhower-Nixon Campaign, 1952-1953
Box 51
Elgin National Watch Company, 1956-1961
Box 51
Famous Flours Company, 1947-1948
Box 51
Farrell Lines, Inc., 1947-1959
Box 51
First America Corp., 1958
Box 51
Folding Paper Box Association of America, 1958-1959
Box 51
Ford, 1958-1965
Box 52
Friden, Inc., 1950-1958
Box 52
Fund for Adult Education, 1953
Box 52
General Air Conditioning Corp., 1952-1959
Box 52
Indiana Bell Telephone Company, 1948-1949
Box 52
Indianapolis & Southeastern Trailways, Inc., 1952-1960
Box 52
Ironrite, Inc., 1960-1961
Box 52
Johns-Manville Corp., 1930-1959
(3 folders)
Box 52
Kellogg, 1937-1943
(2 folders)
Box 52
Kellogg Canada, 1938
Box 52
Kellogg indemnity correspondence, 1938-1945
Box 53
Kellogg London, 1938
Box 53
Lever, 1958-1965
Box 53
McClatchy Newspaper, Inc., 1944-1957
Box 53
Mytinger & Casselberry, Inc., 1956-1959
Box 53
National Association of Investment Companies, 1954
Box 53
National Outdoor Advertising Company, 1942-1956
Box 53
New York Central System, 1955-1959
Box 53
Oneida, Ltd., 1947-1960
Box 53
Pacific Mills, Inc., 1949-1956
Box 53
Pharma-Craft Company, 1945-1960
Box 53
Skol Company, 1938-1945
Box 53
Stouffer Corp., 1957-1960
Box 53
Sunset Magazine, 1959
Box 53
Superior Paper Company, 1958
Box 53
Sylvania-Corning Nuclear Corp., 1957 (See also Oversize Box 90)
Box 53
Sylvania Electric Products, 1954-1959
Box 54
Sylvania Mountain View Labs, 1959
Box 54
Transamerica Corp., 1956-1958
Box 54
Tuna Research Foundation, 1952-1953
Box 54
Ward Baking Company, 1941-1959
Box 54
Wool Bureau, 1949-1959
Box 54
Yellow Cab Company of California, 1950-1961
Box 54
1946-1947
Box 54
1959-1969
Box 54
Brochures, 1953-1971
Box 54
Correspondence, 1958-1972
(2 folders)
Box 54
Financial agreement with staff Members, 1968-1972
Box 55
Financial statements, 1938-1946, 1968-1972
(3 folders)
Box 55
General Fund statements, 1967-1971
(2 folders)
Box 55
Investment Committee minutes, 1953-1957
Box 55
Investment policy, 1966-1969
Box 55
Minutes, 1952-1967
Box 56
Performance, 1955-1961
Box 56
Phases in the investment history of the JWT Profit-Sharing Trust, 1968-1976
Box 56
Public offering of stock, 1969
Box 56
Retirement trust, 1967-1976
Box 56
Trust agreement, 1947-1948, 1950-1955, 1971-1973
(3 folders)
Box 56
Edgar Bergen Standard Brands show, 1941-1942 (See also Oversize Box 90)
Box 56
Bond against give-away shows, 1948
Box 57
Vol. I, 1947
Box 57
Vol. II, 1947-1958
Box 57
Delmar, Kenny, contracts, 1947-1949
Box 57
Estimates and orders, 1947-1949
Box 57
FDA field memorandum, 1948-1949
Box 57
Payments to dealers, 1947-1949
Box 57
Signed and confirmed documents, 1947-1957
Box 57
Clippings, 1940-1947
Box 58
Consent election, 1948-1951
Box 58
Contract with networks, 1947-1948
Box 58
Vol. I, 1947
Box 58
Vol. II, 1948 Jan.
Box 58
Vol. III, 1948 Feb.-May
Box 58
Vol. IV, 1948 Jan.-Aug.
Box 58
Vol. V, 1948 Sept.-Oct.
Box 58
Vol. VI, 1948 Nov.-1949 Jan.
(Folder 1 0f 2)
Box 58
Vol. VI, 1948 Nov.-1949 Jan. (continued)
(Folder 2 0f 2)
Box 59
Vol. VII, 1949 Feb.-July
(2 folders)
Box 59
Vol. VIII, 1949 Aug.-1950 July
Box 59
Vol. IX, 1950 Aug.-1951 Jan.
Box 59
Vol. X, 1951 Feb.-Apr.
Box 59
Vol. XI, 1951 May-July
Box 59
Vol. XII, 1951 Aug.-1954 Apr.
Box 60
Spencer, A.K. files, 1945 Dec.-1946 Oct.
(2 folders)
Box 60
Independent package producers, 1949
Box 60
Lists of freelance writers, 1946-1950
Box 60
Printed materials, 1947-1949
Box 60
Miscellaneous and general material, vol. 1-2, 1947-1954
(2 folders)
Box 60
Vol. I, 1944-1948 (Restricted materials removed)
(2 folders)
Box 61
Vol. II, 1949 Jan.-June
Box 61
Vol. III, 1949 July-Oct.
Box 61
Correspondence ( Richard de Rochemont's files), 1953-1954
Box 61
J.K. McEldowney Correspondence, 1952-1954 (Restricted materials removed)
Box 61
Client correspondence, 1952-1954
Box 61
Correspondence, 1953-1954
Box 62
Reports and news, 1953-1954
Box 62
Contract, vol. I, 1953
Box 62
Contract, vol. II, 1953
Box 62
Contract data, 1953 (Restricted materials removed)
Box 62
Vol. I, 1948-1953 Apr. (Restricted materials removed)
Box 62
Vol. II, 1953 May-Dec. (Restricted materials removed)
(2 folders)
Box 62
Vol. III, 1954-1956 (Restricted materials removed)
(2 folders)
Box 63
Vol. IV, 1958-1959 (Restricted materials removed)
(2 folders)
Box 63
NBC, 1946-1950 (Restricted materials removed)
(2 folders)
Box 63
Others, 1948-1952
(Folders 1-2 of 3)
Box 63
Others, 1948-1952 (Restricted materials removed) (continued)
(Folder 3 of 3)
Box 64
Advertisements, 1951-1952
Box 64
Vol. I, 1951
Box 64
Vol. II, 1951
Box 64
Vol. III, 1951
Box 64
Vol. IV, 1951-1952
Box 64
Vol. V, 1951-1952
Box 64
Screen Publicists Guild, 1949-1950
Box 64
Code, 1950-1952
(2 folders)
Box 64
Negotiations, 1950-1951
(2 folders)
Box 65
Correspondence, 1951-1954
Box 65
Film negotiations, 1952-1953
Box 65
National Labor Relations Board, 1953 (See also Oversize Box 90)
Box 65
Newspaper clippings, 1953-1954
Box 65
Correspondence, 1940-1949
(3 folders)
Box 65
People magazine, 1936-1957
Box 65

Reports, correspondence, articles, speeches, company statements and printed materials comprising Wilson's office files. Topics include agent-client relationships, employee evaluation and recruitment, regional managers' meetings, and client records, especially for the Eastman Kodak Company, the Ford Motor Company and the Scott Paper Company. Wilson solicited descriptions of a typical day in an international office, which are included in this series. The run of files for the Managers' Meetings (1959-1970) does not include the 1965 European manager's meeting in Milan, Italy, during which Tom Sutton was named as Wilson's successor as head of international operations. Arranged alphabetically.

Account changes (international), 1963-1964
Box 65
Advertising and women, 1975
Box 65
Vol. I, 1929-1963
Box 66
Vol. II, 1957-1971
Box 66
Commission vs. fee, 1956-1970
Box 66
Commission vs. fee ( Shell-Ogilvy), 1960-1965
Box 66
General, 1955-1970
(3 folders)
Box 66
Agency practice and structure, 1947-1970
Box 66
Agency service standards, 1956
Box 67
Analysis of agency costs, 1970
Box 67
Annual meetings and conferences, 1949-1970
Box 67
Committee of the Board on Government, 1970-1971
Box 67
Labor Subcommittee, 1953-1954
Box 67
Objectionable advertising, 1952-1966
Box 67
Art awards, 1967
Box 67
Advertisements and brochures, 1967-1969
Box 67
Clippings, 1967-1969
Box 67
Correspondence, 1966-1969
Box 67
Minutes of meetings, 1967-1969
Box 67
New letters, 1968-1969
Box 67
Personnel (contact lists), ca. 1969
Box 67
Reports, 1967-1969
Box 68
Solicitation, 1969
Box 68
Board of Directors meeting, 1972
Box 68
Case for Advertising, 1975
Box 68
International Department, 1964
Box 68
Office move, 1964
Box 68
Cole & Weber, Inc. (possible merger), 1958-1961
Box 68
Company Fund, merit scholarship, 1969
Box 68
Corporate public relations, 1968
Box 68
Dun & Bradstreet report, 1967-1970
Box 68
Ethikos (later Deltakos), 1968-1969
Box 68
European annual marketing report, 1970
Box 68
1959-1961
(2 folders)
Box 68
1962-1964 May
(3 folders)
Box 69
Opening talk
Box 69
Planning
Box 69
Working documents
Box 69
1964 Dec.-1965
(2 folders)
Box 69
1967
Box 70
Evaluation program, 1965-1970
Box 70
Exchange visitors program, 1964-1967
Box 70
Agenda, 1958-1972
(2 folders)
Box 70
Kohl, Howard, 1958-1963 (See also Oversize Box 90)
(4 folders)
Box 70
Wilson, E.G., 1962-1964 (See also Oversize Box 90)
(2 folders)
Box 70
Eyes on Thompson program, 1965
Box 71
General information book about JWT, 1949-1961
Box 71
Getting On in Advertising, undated
Box 71
House agencies, 1958
Box 71
Hunter Richley's Hundred Rules for Being a Business Man, undated
Box 71
Improvement program for JWT, 1963 (See also Oversize Box 90)
Box 71
Information Center, 1964
Box 71
Interlease, 1971
Box 71
International agency competitors, 1965
Box 71
International brochure, 1965
Box 71
International organization of JWT, 1942-1967
Box 71
JWT in Southeast Asia, 1966
Box 71
Correspondence, 1962-1968
Box 72
Survey, 1950-1964
Box 72
Latin American managers' meeting, 1968
Box 72
McDonald's investment, 1968-1970
Box 72
Management Committee: H. Kohl's notes, 1955-1958 (See also Oversize Box 90)
(2 folders)
Box 72
Managers' meetings, 1969-1970
(2 folders)
Box 72
Market research: Italy, 1969
Box 72
Meek, Sam: claim to office furnishings, 1963-1972
Box 72
Myth and Reality in the Advertising Agency Business, JWT presentation, 1978
Box 72
National Business Council for Consumer Affairs, 1971
Box 72
Nature of Advertising Knowledge, speech by James Webb Young, 1954
Box 72
New York office position report by accounts, 1970
Box 73
New York Operation Committee, 1960-1963
Box 73
Objectives and principles of operation, 1949-1966
Box 73
Population and its Distribution, 1960-1961
Box 73
Price Waterhouse recommendations, 1962-1971
Box 73
Profit planning, 1968
Box 73
Promotion Group operating plan, 1969
Box 73
Puerto Rican-American Insurance Company, 1965-1968
Box 73
Review Board, 1949-1968
Box 73
Speeches of Rena Bartos, 1976
Box 73
Talks on Building Advertising, ca. 1920
Box 73
Thompson Man, story by Chris Cross, 1968
Box 73
Volunteer accounts, 1966-1968
Box 74

Includes Finance Committee minutes and background materials. The files listed under foreign accounting practice reveal the operation as well as the organization of the regional offices. Arranged alphabetically by topic.

Sensitive personnel materials pertaining to individual employee matters are closed to non-JWT users until 2045. Those items have been physically removed to Restricted Materials. A note indicating the removal of restricted materials appears at each relevant folder.

Billings, 1961-1968
Box 74
Breed, Abbot & Morgan, Time on JWT matters, 1963-1971
Box 74
Consolidated balance sheet, 1961-1970 (See also Oversize Box 91)
(2 folders)
Box 74
Diversification, 1962-1968
Box 74
Finance Committee minutes, 1962-1965
(5 folders)
Box 74
Financial Department organization, 1957-1969
Box 74
Audited, 1966-1970
Box 74
JWT Fund, 1966-1970
Box 74
Argentina, 1934-1944 (See also Oversize box 91)
Box 75
Australia, 1943-1944
Box 75
Correspondence, 1931-1934
Box 75
Export media, 1944
Box 75
India, 1946
Box 75
Local expenses, 1930-1931
Box 75
London reorganization, 1946-1952 (See also Oversize Box 91)
(2 folders)
Box 75
1959-1964, A-V
(3 folders)
Box 75
1968-1970
(2 folders)
Box 75
Profit sharing, 1932-1945
Box 75
Formula price of common stock, 1944-1954
Box 75
Furniture and improvements, 1943-1954
Box 75
Memberships, 1968-1969
Box 75
Out-of-pocket costs, 1970
Box 75
Profitability trends, 1967-1968(See also Oversize Box 91)
Box 75
Reorganization, 1947-1955
Box 75
Salaries, 1945 (Restricted materials removed)
Box 76

Divided into three categories--General, Individuals, and Offices. The General category includes materials on organization and management, employee statistics and salary expenditures. The Individuals category, containing biographical information, clippings, and correspondence, is arranged in alphabetical order by last name. The Offices category, listing biographical information for office managers and staff, is arranged in alphabetical order by name of the country in which the office is located.

Sensitive personnel materials pertaining to individual employee matters are closed to non-JWT users until 2045. Those items have been physically removed to Restricted Materials. A note indicating the removal of restricted materials appears at each relevant folder.

Apprentices and trainees, 1949
Box 76
Basic management objectives in personnel administration, undated
Box 76
Board of Directors and Executive Committee, 1950-1969
Box 76
Board resolutions (retirement and death), M-Y, 1952-1969
Box 76
Citizenship of personnel in international offices, 1964
Box 76
Management group, 1949
Box 76
Medical services (JWT Clinic operations), 1968-1971
Box 76
Military leaves of absence, 1968-1971 (Restricted materials removed)
Box 76
Domestic, 1906-1970
Box 76
International, 1930-1956
Box 76
Number by office, 1906-1963
Box 76
Number of officers and directors, 1945-1971
Box 76
Officer lists, 1947-1970
Box 76
Domestic, 1952-1959
Box 76
Domestic, 1960-1969
(2 folders)
Box 77
International, 1958-1969
Box 77
Personnel in New York Office with overseas experience, 1965
Box 77
Chicago, 1924-1946
Box 77
Cincinnati, 1932
Box 77
Detroit, 1946 (Restricted materials removed)
Box 77
New York, 1906-1924, 1929-1945
(3 folders)
Box 77
St. Louis, 1932-1939
Box 77
West coast, 1932-1950
Box 77
Personnel statistics, 1968-1970
Box 77
Physical examination for executives, 1950-1967

Preventive medicine benefits plans

Box 77
Black, George, 1963-1965
Box 77
Brundage, Howard D., 1972
Box 77
Campbell-Harris, David, 1962
Box 77
Castilo, Branc, R.P., 1965-1968
Box 77
Clark, Howard F., 1959-1964
Box 77
Doyer, Bob, 1964-1968
Box 77
Dunham, Peter, 1961
Box 78
Erskina, William H., 1965
Box 78
Fedderman, Marjorie, 1967-1968
Box 78
Glah, Roy, 1964-1968
Box 78
Johnston, G. Donald, 1959-1966
Box 78
Kinney, Gilbert, 1941
Box 78
Lanigan, Denis, 1963-1964
Box 78
Moskowitz, Milton, 1966-1968
Box 78
Morrison, Alexander, 1964
Box 78
Morrison, Julian, 1965
Box 78
Perdomo, Luis A., 1965
Box 78
Pettingrew, John A., 1965
Box 78
Saunders, Douglas, and Rodgers, John, 1958-1960
Box 78
Senior, Raimond, 1965
Box 78
Sharman, Jenn L., 1964-1965
Box 78
Souhami, Gerald, 1962-1965
Box 78
Stridsberg, Albert, 1963-1968
Box 78
Thayer, John E., 1963-1965 (See also Oversize Box 91)
Box 78
Wallace, Robert D., 1964
Box 78
Watt, Andrew MacLean, 1963-1965
Box 78
Webster, J.G.O., 1965
Box 78
Young, James W., 1956
Box 78
Argentina, 1962
Box 78
Australia, 1962
Box 78
Brazil, 1962
Box 78
Canada, 1962
Box 78
Chile, Colombia, 1962
Box 78
France, 1962
Box 78
Germany, 1962
Box 78
Great Britain, 1962
Box 78
Holland, 1962
Box 78
India, 1962
Box 78
Italy, 1962
Box 79
Japan, 1962
Box 79
Mexico, 1962
Box 79
Pakistan, Panama, 1962
Box 79
Peru, 1962
Box 79
Philippines, 1962
Box 79
Puerto Rico, 1962
Box 79
Venezuela, 1962
Box 79

Includes procedures and guidelines for the operation of JWT North American offices. Arranged alphabetically.

Account team procedures, 1963-1987
Advertising budget requirement, 1962
Advertising controls, 1942-1947
Attendance guidelines, 1970
Audience measurement standards, 1963
Bank accounts, 1942
Billings and compensation, 1947-1965
Client authorization, 1949-1957
Clients' products, 1956
Collateral work, 1950-1959
Common stock distribution, 1954-1970
Communications, 1949-1964
Consumer proposition, 1957
Contributions, 1957-1961
Creative procedures, 1960-1965
Data processing, 1941-1973
Employee evaluation program, 1966
Field representatives, 1956
General expenses, 1948-1958
Group health insurance, 1957-1970
Hard-liquor accounts, 1956-1963
History of accounts, 1960-1971
Box 80
Holidays, 1961-1965
Box 80
JWT forward planning, 1964
Box 80
Leave of absence, 1959-1961
Box 80
Loans to employees, 1970
Box 80
Marketing-merchandising activities, 1948-1963
Box 80
Media contracts, 1942-1950
Box 80
Media operations, 1956-1957
Box 80
Military leaves of absence, 1959-1970
Box 80
Miscellaneous office policies, 1946-1966
Box 80
New business presentations, 1957-1966
Box 80
Officers, 1942-1971
Box 80
Petty cash vouchers, 1960
Box 80
Plan & data record, 1960
Box 80
Policy decisions, 1955
Box 80
Political activities, 1960-1968
Box 80
Profit-Sharing Trust, 1955-1967
Box 80
Public relations, 1957-1968
Box 80
Purchasing, 1963
Box 80
Representatives, 1956-1957
Box 80
Research, 1956-1966
Box 80
Research projects, 1948-1966
Box 81
Retirement, 1962-1972
Box 81
Review Board, 1956-1964
Box 81
Sale of obsolete printing plates, 1950
Box 81
Salary payments, 1971
Box 81
Speeches and articles, 1953-1963
Box 81
Taxes, 1942
Box 81
Television terminology, 1963
Box 81
Trade conventions, 1961-1963
Box 81
Traffic Department, 1960
Box 81
Travel expenses, 1946-1966
Box 81
Unsolicited ideas, 1962
Box 81
Vacations, 1957-1971
Box 81

Includes procedures and guidelines for the operation of JWT international offices. Arranged alphabetically.

Agency-client relationships, 1966-1967
Awards & contests, 1950-1965
Competitive accounts, 1959-1960
Corporate advertising, 1964
Creative philosophy, 1966
Foreign accounting practices, 1930-1934
Large vs. small agencies, 1955-1957
Policy control in World-Wide business, 1958
Stock, 1957-1962
Unsolicited ideas, 1962
World-wide advertising, 1958-1964

Contains primarily speeches given by Wilson, including several made after his retirement. Arranged alphabetically.

Speeches, 1941-1987
(5 folders)
Box 82
1963 Mar.
(Folder 1 of 2)
Box 82
1963 Mar.
(Folder 2 of 2)
Box 83
1967 Jan.
Box 83
Year-end talks, 1960-1963 (See also Oversize Box 91)
Box 83

Primarily correspondence, interviews and articles about Wilson, clippings, and personal financial records. Much of the material reflects Wilson's ongoing relationship with JWT after his retirement. Arranged alphabetically by topic.

1088 Park Ave. Corporation, 1972
Box 83
Application for employment, 1930
Box 83
Appraisal of N. Strouse books sent to Duke, 1990
Box 83
Birthday greetings, 1971-1979
Box 83
Collated, 1971-1987
(3 folders)
Box 83
Collated, 1988-1990
Box 84
Duke University, 1987-1991
Box 84
JWT archives, 1978-1982
Box 84
Kuhl, Cal, 1972
Box 84
Swank, Cynthia, 1989-1990
Box 84
Wilson, Jane, 1949-1971
Box 84
Criminal background report for immigration to France, 1962
Box 84
1938-1940
(2 folders)
Box 84
1941-1942
Box 85
Effect of Current and Future Economic Developments on Advertising and Marketing, 1974
Box 85
Hinks, K., 1979-1982
Box 85
Kohl, H., 1979
Box 85
Wilson, E.G., 1979
Box 85
Annual meetings notices, 1973-1985
Box 85
CIA link, 1975
Box 85
Historical project, 1972-1978
Box 85
TV syndication unit scandal, 1982
Box 85
United States Stamps, undated

[Album of postage stamps designed by JWT artists.]

Box 85
Miscellaneous notes, 1971-1990 (See also Oversize Box 91)
Box 86
News clippings, 1982-1989
Box 86
Correspondence, 1940-1974
Box 86
Statements, 1934-1972
Box 86
Published articles about E.G. Wilson, 1972-1987
Box 86
Records transfer memos, 1967-1977
Box 86
Tributes to Norman Strouse, 1969-1990
Box 86
WPP takeover, 1989
Box 86
Articles of Association, 1933-1951
Box 89
Corporate documentation, 1933-1966
Box 89
Pension plan, 1965 Sept.
Box 89
Public relations for advertising (Lexington International), 1966 June
Box 89
Reorganization, 1956-1961
Box 89
Royal Commission on the Press, 1961
Box 89
Articles of Association and Certificate of Incorporation, 1938 Mar.
Box 89
Restriction on advertising expenditure, 1965 Mar.- Apr.
Box 89
Proposed Articles of Association, 1939
Box 89
Correspondence (operation of company), 1956 Aug.-Dec.
Box 89
Financial statements, 1954-1961
Box 89
Memorandum of Association, Articles of Association, Certificate of Incorporation, 1954
Box 89
Correspondence, vol. II, 1965 Mar.-July
Box 89
1954 Feb.: Europe
Box 89
1961 July: London
Box 89
1962 July: Europe
Box 89
Jan.: Europe
Box 89
Apr.: Europe
Box 90
June: Europe
Box 90
Nov.: Europe
Box 90
Feb.: Europe
Box 90
Mar.: India, Pakistan, Tokyo
Box 90
Financial incentives, vol. II, 1951-1960
Box 90
Resor stock interests (purchase of Mrs. Resor's B stocks), 1960
Box 90
Brief and depositions, 1969-1971
Box 90
Supporting documents taken to trial, 1972 May
Box 90
Worksheets of stock purchases, 1964-1969
Box 90
Labor matters, 1950-1953
Box 90
Sylvania-Corning Nuclear Corp., 1957
Box 90
Edgar Bergen, Standard Brands show, 1941-1942
Box 90
S. & H. Resor trusts (indentures and amendments), 1927-1960
Box 90
Ford Motor Company, James Melton package, vol. III, 1951
Box 90
Labor Relations Board, 1953
Box 90
Kohl, Howard, 1958-1959
Box 90
Wilson, E.G., 1964
Box 90
Improvement program for JWT (hiring of H. Schacte), 1963
Box 90
Kohl, H. Notes, 1955-1958
Box 90
JWT organization and management, 1960-1961
Box 90 Oversize folder 1
Consolidated Balance sheet, 1959-1970
Box 91
Foreign accounting practice: London reorganization, 1946-1952
Box 91
Profitability trends, 1967-1968
Box 91
Numbers and salaries (domestic), 1906-1963
Box 91
Thayer, John E., 1963-1965
Box 91
Year-end talks, 1960-1963
Box 91
Miscellaneous notes, 1971-1974
Box 91
Retirement gift (poster), Notes for a Yellow Legal Pad, 1972
Box 91 Oversize folder 2
Argentina, 1934-1944
Box 91
Local expenses, 1930-1931
Box 91
Numbers and salaries (domestic), 1906-1962
Box 91
Standard contract paragraph index, 1942-1946
Box 92

Sensitive personnel materials pertaining to individual employee matters, pulled from other series. Closed to non-JWT users until 2045. Arranged according to the original series and folder order.

Brisbane--Correspondence, 1961 May-Aug.

Items pulled from Box 1.

Box RS1
Deferred compensation plan, 1960-1962

Items pulled from Box 1.

(2 folders)
Box RS1
Melbourne--Sam Meek files, 1957-1961

Items pulled from Box 1.

Box RS1
Correspondence, 1960-1964

Items pulled from Box 1.

Box RS1
Correspondence, 1960-1964

Items pulled from Box 1.

Box RS1
Salaries, 1965

Items pulled from Box 1.

Box RS1
Rio de Janeiro correspondence, 1955-1962

Items pulled from Box 1.

Box RS1
General, 1961-1962

Items pulled from Box 1.

Box RS1
General, 1969-1971

Items pulled from Box 2.

Box RS1
Volume I, 1949-1962

Items pulled from Box 2.

Box RS1
Volume II, 1963-1967

Items pulled from Box 2.

Box RS1
Sam Meek files, 1957-1961

Items pulled from Box 2.

Box RS1
Sam Meek files, 1954-1959

Items pulled from Box 2.

Box RS1
Sam Meek files, 1960-1963

Items pulled from Box 3.

Box RS1
Vancouver correspondence, 1956-1965

Items pulled from Box 3.

Box RS1
Background information, 1963

Items pulled from Box 3.

Box RS1
Correspondence, 1960-1965

Items pulled from Box 3.

Box RS1
Sam Meek files, 1943-1961

Items pulled from Box 3.

Box RS1
Correspondence, 1953-1966

Items pulled from Box 3.

Box RS1
Report on trip by W. Lee Preschel, 1965

Items pulled from Box 3.

Box RS1
Acquisition of another business, 1964-1965

Items pulled from Box 3.

Box RS1
Correspondence--Sam Meek files, 1944-1953

Items pulled from Box 3.

Box RS1
Correspoondence--Sam Meek files, 1954-1962

Items pulled from Box 4.

(10 folders)
Box RS1
Personnel resignations and problems, 1962-1964

Items pulled from Box 5.

Box RS1
Reorganization of company, 1962-1967

Items pulled from Box 5.

(3 folders)
Box RS1
Correspondence, 1962-1967

Items pulled from Box 5.

(2 folders)
Box RS1
Pensions, profit-sharing, salaries, and insurance, 1960-1965

Items pulled from Box 5.

Box RS1
Correspondence, 1946-1958

Items pulled from Box 6.

Box RS2
Exchange of stock, 1963

Items pulled from Box 7.

Box RS2
Pensions, 1956-1965

Items pulled from Box 8.

Box RS2
Reorganization, 1957-1959

Items pulled from Box 9.

Box RS2
Reorganization, 1961-1965

Items pulled from Box 10.

Box RS2
Correspondence, 1960-1966

Items pulled from Box 11.

Box RS2
Correspondence, 1966-1968

Items pulled from Box 12.

Box RS2
David James correspondence, 1951-1953

Items pulled from Box 13.

Box RS2
Correspondence, 1963-1965

Items pulled from Box 14.

(2 folders)
Box RS2
Correspondence, 1961

Items pulled from Box 14.

Box RS2
Correspondence, 1961

Items pulled from Box 14.

Box RS2
Donald Foote files, 1934-1943

Items pulled from Box 17.

Box RS2
1954-1964

Items pulled from Box 28-37.

Box RS2
1965-1971

Items pulled from Boxes 38-43.

Box RS3
Kohl, Howard, 1938-1939

Items pulled from Box 45.

Box RS3
Hugh F. Parker materials, 1961-1971

Items pulled from Box 50.

Box RS3
Salary and financial data of Jack Laemmar, 1971

Items pulled from Box 50.

Box RS3
Salary and financial data of Ada Sartoris, 1971

Items pulled from Box 50.

Box RS3
Correspondence, Volume I, 1944-1945

Items pulled from Box 61.

Box RS3
J.K. McEldowney correspondence, 1952-1954

Items pulled from Box 61.

Box RS3
Oriental International Films, 1948-1958

Items pulled from Boxes 62-63.

(5 folders)
Box RS3
Facilities, 1949-1951

Items pulled from Boxes 63-64.

(2 folders)
Box RS3
James Melton Package, 1951

Items pulled from Box 64.

Box RS3
Salaries, 1945

Items pulled from Box 76.

Box RS3
Military leaves of absence, 1968-1971

Items pulled from Box 76.

Box RS3
Personnel lists, Detroit, 1946

Items pulled from Box 77.

Box RS3
Physical examination for executives, 1950-1967

Items pulled from Box 77.

Box RS3

Historical Note

DateEvent(s)
1909 Mar. 23Born Edward George Wilson, Richmond, Ind.
1930Received AB Degree, Earlham College, Richmond, Ind.
1930Joined J. Walter Thompson Company (JWT), Treasurer's Office
1934Received JD from New York University Law School, New York, N.Y.
1936-1938Left JWT to join Donovan, Leisure, Newton & Lumbard (law firm)
1938Returned to JWT as Assistant Secretary and Head of Legal Department
1942-1943Assistant Secretary and Assistant Treasure, JWT
1943-1945Military service during World War II (U.S. Naval Reserve, OSS Middle East and Asia); discharged as Lieutenant
1945Awarded Legion of Merit, U.S. Army Forces in the Middle East
1946-1960General Counsel, JWT
1946-1966Member, Finance Committee, JWT
1949Awarded Santimala (Peace) Medal from the King of Thailand
1954Vice President and Trustee of Company Profit Sharing Trust, JWT
1957Director, JWT
1959Treasurer and member of Executive Committee, JWT
1961Senior Vice President, JWT
1962Succeeded Sam Meek as Executive Vice President (EVP) in charge of international operations
1965Executive Vice President-Corporate and Secretary of the Company, JWT
1967Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Earlham College
1971Director, Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges
1971Retired from JWT
1976Honorary Doctorate, Earlham College
1977Honorary Lifetime Trustee, Earlham College
1987Presented Distinguished Service Award in Trusteeship by the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges
1993 July 24Died in Sharon, Conn.

Subject Headings

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Related Material

Related materials may be found in other collections within the J. Walter Thompson Company Archives--including the Corporation Vertical Files, Account Files Collection, Information Center Records, and Review Board Records, along with the papers of JWT executives--the George Black Papers, the Harry Clark Papers, the Denis Lanigan Papers, the Samuel Meek Papers, the Dan Seymour Papers, the Albert Stridsberg Papers, the Norman Strouse Papers, and the James Webb Young Papers. For materials relating to JWT's international operations, see also the Shirley Woodell Papers, the Greg Bathon Papers, and the Don Johnston Papers. For materials relating to the legal aspects of advertising, see the American Association of Advertising Agencies Records and the McGraw-Hill Marketing Information Center Collection. For additional information on television advertising within the J. Walter Thompson Company, see the John Devine Papers and the Maury Holland Papers.

Preferred Citation

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

Provenance

The J. Walter Thompson Company. Edward G. Wilson Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 1987.

Processing Information

Processed by Richard Collier, Ginny Daley, Margaret Miller, Brooke Stanley, Ashley Urquhart, August 2006

Encoded by Richard Collier, Ginny Daley

Completed August 2006

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