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Guide to the John W. Crawford papers, 1935-1940

Summary

Advertising copywriter and executive with Leo Burnett agency in Chicago, Ill. Consists of scripts for radio spots, and a scrapbook of promotional work for the Toronto Daily Star newspaper want ads section. Companies represented include Libby, McNeill & Libby, Nash-Kelvinator and Pure Oil. Acquired as part of the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History.

Collection Details

Collection Number
RL.11516
Title
John W. Crawford papers
Date
1935-1940
Creator
John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History
Extent
0.2 Linear Feet
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Materials in English

Collection Overview

Consists of scripts for radio spots, and a scrapbook of promotional work for the Toronto Daily Star newspaper want ads section. Companies represented include Libby, McNeill & Libby, Nash-Kelvinator and Pure Oil. Acquired as part of the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History.

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Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.

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How to Cite

[Identification of item], John W. Crawford papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

Libby, McNeill & Lilbby--Libby's Short Short Stories, 1938
Box 1
Nash-Kelvinator--National Radio Program, Grace Moore and Vincent Lopez, 1937
Box 1
Pure Oil Company--Kaltenborn Program on CBS, 1939-1940
Box 1
Toronto Daily Star--Promotional ideas for want-ad service, 1935-1936
Box 1
 

Historical Note

Advertising copywriter and executive with Leo Burnett agency in Chicago, Ill. Worked at Allis-Chalmers and Toronto Daily Star newspaper before joining Leo Burnett as a copywriter in 1938. Promoted to copy supervisor in 1956 before moving to Kenyon & Eckhardt.

Related Material

Related materials may be found in the following Hartman Center collections:

J. Walter Thompson Company. 16mm Microfilm Investigations;

J. Walter Thompson Company. 35mm Microfilm Proofs;

J. Walter Thompson Company. Norman H. Strouse papers;

J. Walter Thompson Company. Shirley F. Woodell papers;

Sheldon B. Sosna papers


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Provenance

The John W. Crawford papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 2012. Gift of Elaine Eisner.

Processing Information

Processed by Richard Collier, Sept. 2017.