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Guide to the Fuller Smith & Ross advertising agency new employee biographical sketches, 1940s-1950s

Summary

Now-defunct advertising agency based in Cleveland, Ohio. Comprised of a set of biographical sketches of new employees with accompanying photographs. Sketches relate educational background, previous work experience, departmental affiliation or account assignments, outside interests and hobbies, as well as anecdotal and character information. Acquired as part of the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History.

Collection Details

Collection Number
RL.11666
Title
Fuller Smith & Ross advertising agency new employee biographical sketches
Date
1940s-1950s
Extent
0.2 Linear Feet
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Materials in English

Collection Overview

Comprised of a set of biographical sketches of new employees with accompanying photographs. Sketches relate educational background, previous work experience, departmental affiliation or account assignments, outside interests and hobbies, as well as anecdotal and character information. 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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Collection is open for research.

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How to Cite

[Identification of item], Fuller Smith & Ross advertising agency new employee biographical sketches, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

Contents of binder, 1940s-1950s
Box 1
 

Historical Note

Now-defunct advertising agency based in Cleveland, Ohio. Fuller & Ross agency founded 1907; merged with J.R. Ross Agency 1930 as Fuller & Smith & Ross; merged into Creamer Colarossi Basford 1976; absorbed as Creamer Inc. 1978. Fuller Smith & Ross specialized in industrial and business-to-business advertising. Main clients included ALCOA, Westinghouse, Owens-Corning, Pennzoil.

Related Material

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

American Association of Advertising Agencies records;

J. Walter Thompson Company. Advertising vertical files;

J. Walter Thompson Company. Biographical files;

J. Walter Thompson Company. James Kennedy papers;

J. Walter Thompson Company. Personnel records


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Provenance

The Fuller Smith & Ross advertising agency new employee biographical sketches were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a purchase in 2018.

Processing Information

Processed by Richard Collier, Sept. 2018;

Accessions described in this collection guide: 2018-0067