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Guide to the J. Walter Thompson Company. 16mm microfilm Accounting Department records, 1942-1954

Summary

Founded in 1864, the J. Walter Thompson Company (JWT) is one of the oldest and largest enduring advertising agencies in the United States. It is headquartered in New York. Collection includes lists of cancelled checks, petty cash vouchers and invoices, summaries of advertising production expenses and labor costs and other financial data. Main JWT offices represented include New York, Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles and San Francisco. Acquired as part of the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History.

Collection Details

Collection Number
RL.11717
Title
J. Walter Thompson Company. 16mm microfilm Accounting Department records
Date
1942-1954
Creator
J. Walter Thompson Company
Extent
3.0 Linear Feet
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Materials in English

Collection Overview

Collection includes lists of cancelled checks, petty cash vouchers and invoices, summaries of advertising production expenses and labor costs and other financial data. Main JWT offices represented include New York, Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles and San Francisco. Acquired as part of the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History.

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Arrangement

Organized into the following series: Checks Cancelled; Petty Cash; Production Billing

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How to Cite

[Identification of item], J. Walter Thompson Company. 16mm microfilm Accounting Department records, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

Checks cancelled, 1949

Irving Trust Feb.-June

Reel 954
Checks cancelled, 1949

Irving Trust June-Oct.

Reel 955
Checks cancelled, 1949

Irving Trust Oct.-Dec.; tab checks Jan.-Feb.

Reel 956
Checks cancelled, 1949

Tab checks Feb.-May

Reel 957
Checks cancelled, 1949

Tab checks May-Sept.

Reel 958
Checks cancelled, 1949

Tab checks Sept.-Dec.

Reel 959
Checks cancelled, 1949-1950

Irving Trust 1950 Mar.; tab checks 1949 Dec.

Reel 960
Checks cancelled, 1950

Irving Trust Mar.-Aug.

Reel 948
Checks cancelled, 1950

Irving Trust Aug.-Dec.

Reel 949
Checks cancelled, 1950

Irving Trust Dec.; tab checks Jan.-Mar.

Reel 950
Checks cancelled, 1950

Tab checks Mar.-June

Reel 951
Checks cancelled, 1950

Tab checks June-Sept.

Reel 952
Checks cancelled, 1950

Tab checks Sept.-Nov.

Reel 953
Checks cancelled, 1950-1951

Irving Trust 1950 Jan.-Mar.; tab checks 1951 Nov.-Dec.

Reel 947
Checks cancelled, 1951

Irving Trust Mar.-July

Reel 941
Checks cancelled, 1951

Irving Trust July-Oct.

Reel 942
Checks cancelled, 1951

Irving Trust Oct.-Dec.; tab checks Jan.-Feb.

Reel 943
Checks cancelled, 1951

Tab checks Feb.-June

Reel 944
Checks cancelled, 1951

Tab checks June-Sept.

Reel 945
Checks cancelled, 1951

Tab checks Sept.-Nov.

Reel 946
Checks cancelled, 1951-1952

Irving Trust ; tab checks

Reel 940
Checks cancelled, 1952

Irving Trust regular and branch banks Jan.-Apr.

Reel 933
Checks cancelled, 1952

Irving Trust regular and branch banks Apr.-Sept.

Reel 934
Checks cancelled, 1952

Irving Trust regular and branch banks July, Sept.-Dec.; tab checks Jan.-Feb.

Reel 935
Checks cancelled, 1952

Tab checks Feb.-Apr.

Reel 936
Checks cancelled, 1952

Tab checks Apr.-July

Reel 937
Checks cancelled, 1952

Tab checks July-Oct.

Reel 938
Checks cancelled, 1952

Tab checks Oct.-Dec.

Reel 939
Petty cash, 1950
Reel 632
Petty cash billable, 1949
Reel 528
Petty cash billable, 1949
Reel 533
Petty cash billable, 1949
Reel 534
Petty cash billable, 1951
Reel 534
Petty cash billable, 1951
Reel 542
Petty cash billable, 1951
Reel 544
Petty cash billable, 1951
Reel 554
Petty cash billable, 1951-1952
Reel 581
Petty cash billable, 1952
Reel 584
Petty cash billable, 1952
Reel 599
Petty cash billable, 1952
Reel 628
Petty cash billable, 1952
Reel 634
Petty cash billable, 1952
Reel 637
Petty cash billable, 1952
Reel 641
Petty cash billable, 1952
Reel 651
Petty cash billable, 1952
Reel 653
Petty cash billable, 1952
Reel 656
Petty cash billable, 1952
Reel 671
Petty cash billable, 1952
Reel 683
Petty cash billable, 1952
Reel 692
Petty cash billable, 1952
Reel 693
Petty cash billable, 1952
Reel 696
Petty cash billable, 1952
Reel 698
Petty cash billable, 1952
Reel 702
Petty cash billable, 1952
Reel 706
Petty cash billable, 1952
Reel 714
Petty cash billable, 1952

Ford truck direct mail; Ford Hi-Lo

Reel 715
Petty cash billable, 1952
Reel 721
Petty cash billable, 1952

Miscellaneous; Kraft TV

Reel 723
Petty cash billable, 1952
Reel 730
Petty cash billable, 1952
Reel 750
Petty cash billable, 1952
Reel 768
Petty cash billable, 1952
Reel 772
Petty cash billable, 1952
Reel 774
Petty cash billable, 1952
Reel 778
Petty cash billable, 1952
Reel 779
Petty cash billable, 1952

384-539 plus 95, 423, 424, 523, 524-535; Detroit expense; general journal (Douglas); Sept. 1952 1-21: miscellaneous, radio and television production talent, publicity, receivables 22-82/83 (72-76 missing)

Reel 780
Petty cash billable, 1952
Reel 781
Petty cash billable, 1952
Reel 782
Petty cash billable, 1952
Reel 784
Petty cash billable, 1953
Reel 787
Petty cash billable, 1953
Reel 790
Petty cash billable, 1953
Reel 796
Petty cash billable, 1953
Reel 797
Petty cash billable, 1953
Reel 807
Petty cash billable, 1953
Reel 809
Petty cash billable, 1953
Reel 812
Petty cash billable, 1953
Reel 813
Petty cash billable, 1953
Reel 814
Petty cash billable, 1953
Reel 818
Petty cash billable, 1953
Reel 825
Petty cash billable, 1953
Reel 833
Petty cash billable, 1953
Reel 835
Petty cash billable, 1953
Reel 838
Petty cash billable, 1953
Reel 842
Petty cash billable, 1953
Reel 847
Petty cash billable, 1953
Reel 855
Petty cash billable, 1953
Reel 859
Petty cash billable, 1953
Reel 862
Petty cash billable, 1953
Reel 866
Petty cash billable, 1953
Reel 867
Petty cash billable, 1953
Reel 881
Petty cash billable, 1953
Reel 884
Petty cash billable, 1953
Reel 885
Petty cash billable, 1953
Reel 886
Petty cash billable, 1953
Reel 889
Petty cash billable, 1953
Reel 890
Petty cash billable, 1953
Reel 893
Petty cash billable, 1953
Reel 894
Petty cash billable, 1953
Reel 898
Petty cash billable, 1953
Reel 899
Petty cash billable, 1953
Reel 901
Petty cash billable, 1954
Reel 902
Petty cash billable, 1954
Reel 904
Petty cash billable, 1954
Reel 905
Petty cash billable, 1954
Reel 907
Petty cash billable, 1954
Reel 914
Petty cash billable, 1954
Reel 916
Petty cash billable, 1954
Reel 918
Petty cash billable, 1954
Reel 920
Petty cash billable, 1954
Reel 921
Petty cash billable, 1954
Reel 924
Petty cash billable, 1954
Reel 927
Petty cash billable, 1954
Reel 931
Petty cash billable, 1954
Reel 935
Petty cash billable, 1954
Reel 938
Petty cash billable, 1954
Reel 947
Petty cash billable, 1954
Reel 951
Petty cash billable, 1954
Reel 957
Petty cash billable, 1954
Reel 961
Petty cash billable, 1954
Reel 963
Petty cash billable, 1954
Reel 964
Petty cash billable, 1954
Reel 965
Petty cash billable, 1954
Reel 966
Petty cash billable, 1954
Reel 967
Petty cash billable, 1954
Reel 969
Petty cash billable, 1954
Reel 971
Petty cash billable, 1954
Reel 972
Petty cash billable, 1954
Reel 973
Petty cash billable, 1954
Reel 974
Petty cash billable, 1954
Reel 975
Petty cash billable, 1954
Reel 977
Petty cash billable, 1954
Reel 978
Petty cash billable, 1954
Reel 979
Petty cash billable, 1954
Reel 981
Petty cash billable, 1954
Reel 982
Petty cash billable, 1954
Reel 983
petty cash miscellaneous, 1951
Reel 533
petty cash miscellaneous, 1951
Reel 534
Petty cash vouchers, 1951
Reel 449
Petty cash vouchers, 1951
Reel 450
Production bill journal, 1947
Reel 353
Production billing, 1952

296-491

Reel 785
Production billing, 1952

491-708

Reel 786
Production billing, 1952

708-end (production journal)

Reel 787
Production billing, 1953

131-296

Reel 784
Production billing, new project, 1952

Records in numbered envelopes 1-172; number 12 and 95 missing, 51 misfiled with the 70s

Reel 778
Production billing carbons, 1944

Miscellaneous; New York sundries; P. Lorillard; Mentholatum; Northam Warren (Odorono, Cutex); Owens-Illinois Glass; Lever Brothers (Vimms); RCA

Reel 410
Production billing carbons, 1944

RCA; Reader's Digest Association; Rheem Research Products; Shell Oil (West Coast); Skol; Putnam Trust of Greenwich; Reader's Digest international edition; Standard Brands; United Church Canvass; United Cut Flowers; Universal Pictures; U.S. Playing Card; U.S. Lines; War Advertising Council; Ward Baking; J.B. Williams; U.S. Lines; Webb Young Trader; W.F. Young (Absorbine Jr.); Kodak

Reel 411
Production billing carbons, 1946

Standard Brands: Chase & Sanborn; Fleischmann's Yeast

Reel 378
Production billing carbons, 1946

Standard Brands (Royal, Stox); Textron; U.S. Brewers Foundation; United Cut Flowers; U.S. Lines; U.S. Playing Card; Universal Pictures; Vimms; Mentholatum; Cutex; Western Union; J.B. Williams; W.F. Young; Webb Young; miscellaneous

Reel 379
Production billing carbons, 1948

Kodak; Ford; Ford Dealers Advertising Association

Reel 412
Production billing carbons, 1948

Ford Dealers Advertising Association; petty cash vouchers

Reel 413
Production billing carbons, 1948

Ford; Ford Dealers

Reel 414
Production billing carbons, 1949

Ford; Ford Dealer

Reel 693
Production billing carbons, 1949

Ford Dealer

Reel 694
Production billing carbons, 1949-1950

Ford Dealer; American Weekly; Anthracite Institute; Asphalt Tile Institute; Atlantic Refining; Atlantis Sales; Ballantine

Reel 695
Production billing carbons, 1950

Ford

Reel 692
Production billing carbons, 1950

Berkshire; Brillo; Buxton; Carreras; Carter's Ink; Caterpillar; Devoe & Raynolds; Champion; Eastman Kodak

Reel 696
Production billing carbons, 1950

Eastman Kodak; Fanny Farmer; Farrell Lines; Florida Citrus Commission; General Cigar; Institute of Life Insurance; John Irving Shoe; Irving Trust; Johns-Manville; Kroy Wool Processors; Lever; Committee for Community Auto Rates; Massachussetts Mutual; Metropolitan Motor Coach; Mentholatum; Michigan Hospital Service; NBC; National Fisheries Institute; New Holland Machine; Oneida; Owens-Illinois Glass; Oxford University Press

Reel 697
Production billing carbons, 1950

Oxford University Press; Pacific Mills; Pan Am; Penick & Ford; Pepsodent (Rayve); Pharma-Craft; Pond's; Purolator; RCA

Reel 698
Production billing carbons, 1950

RCA; Reader's Digest; Rototiller; Rystan; Scott Paper

Reel 699
Production billing carbons, 1950

Scott Paper; Shell Oil; Scranton Lace; Squibb; Standard Brands; Staze; Textron; U.S. Lines; United Artists; U.S. Playing Card; Ward Baking; Western Union; J.B. Williams; W.F. Young; Webb Young Trader; New York sundries

Reel 700
Production billing carbons, 1950

New York sundries; New York financial; Ford Dealer Association

Reel 701
Production billing carbons, 1950

Ford Dealer Association

Reel 702
Production billing carbons, 1950

Ford Dealer Association; Ford Motor

Reel 703
Production billing carbons, 1950

Swift; Trailer Coach Manufacturers; Weco Products; Chicago sundries

Reel 706
Production billing carbons, California, 1945

NBC

Reel 304
Production billing carbons, California, 1947

Extras for November

Reel 353
Production billing carbons, California and Chicago, 1944

California: starting with Safeway Stores; Chicago: Weco

Reel 297
Production billing carbons, Chicago, 1945-1946

Ford; Ford Rocky Mountains; Illinois Power; Kent Products; Kraft; Libby McNeil & Libby; Millers National Federation; National Dairy Products; New York Subway; Noma Inc.; Norther Trust; Parker Pen; Public Health Institute; Science Associates; Seven-Up

Reel 327
Production billing carbons, Chicago, 1947

Libby McNeil & Libby; Millers National Federation; National Association of Independent Tire Dealers; National Dairy Products; New York Subways; Northern Trust; Parker Pen; Safeway Stores; Science Association; Seven-Up; Standard Fabrications; Storkline Furniture; Sundries; Swift

Reel 351
Production billing carbons, Chicago, 1948

Kraft; Lever Brothers; Libby McNeil & Libby petty cash vouchers; Millers National Federation; National Dairy Products Co.; New York Subways; Northern Trust; Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance; Parker Pen; Seven-Up; Weco Products; Window Shade Institute

Reel 400
Production billing carbons, Chicago, 1949-1950

Kraft; petty cash vouchers; Libby McNeil & Libby; Millers National Federation; National Dairy Products Co.; New York Subways; Northern Trust; Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance; Parker Pen; Rayve Home Permanent;

Reel 440
Production billing carbons, Chicago, 1949-1950

Rayve Home Permanent; Pepsodent; petty cash vouchers; Safeway; Kitchen Craft Flour (Famous Flours); Seven-Up; Shellmar Products; Storkline Furniture; Swift; petty cash vouchers; Trailer Coach Manufacturers Association; Vono Ltd.; Window Shade Institute; Weco Products

Reel 441
Production billing carbons, Chicago, 1950

Kraft; Libby McNeil & Libby; Millers National Foundation; Northern Trust; Northwestern Mutual; Parker Pen; Seven-Up; Shellmar; Storkline Furniture; Swift

Reel 705
Production billing carbons, Chicago, 1951

Arnold Schwinn; Borg-Warner; Bowman Dairy; Famous Flours; Elgin; Indiana Bell Telephone; International Minerals and Chemical; Kraft

Reel 768
Production billing carbons, Chicago, 1951

Kraft; Libby; Metropolitan Housing and Planning Council; Millers National Foundation; National Trailways; Northern Trust; Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance; Parker Pen; Shellmar; Seven-Up; Swift

Reel 769
Production billing carbons, Chicago, 1951

Swift; Trailer Coach Manufacturers; Weco Products; West Coast

Reel 770
Production billing carbons, Chicago, 1953

Borg-Warner; Bowman Dairy; Carolina Coach; Chicago Show Printing; Credit Union; Famous Flours; Fund for Adult Education; Illinois State Chamber of Commerce; Indiana Bell Telephone; Kraft; Indiana Motor Truck Association; Libby McNeil & Libby; Northern Trust; Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance; Parker Pen; Quaker Oats

Reel 922
Production billing carbons, Chicago, 1953

Quaker Oats; Arnold Schwinn; Seven-Up; Sophie May Candy; Sta-Nu; Swift; Trailer Coach Manufacturers Association; Union Stock Yards; Weco Products

Reel 923
Production billing carbons, Chicago and California, 1945

Chicago: Libby McNeil & Libby; California: NBC

Reel 303
Production billing carbons, Chicago and California, 1947

Chicago: Swift; Verifine Foods; Weco Products; California: Apparel Inc.; Arizona Grapefruit Program Committee; Bateman-Richler; Bechtel International; Boyle-Midway; Calavo Growers of California; California Baking (Langendorf); California Desert Grapefruit Industry Board; California Lima Bean Growers Association; Cruttendon & Co.; Design Associates; Douglas Aircraft; Garrett Corp.; Erle P. Halliburton; Hanford Milk; J.T. Hardeman Hat Co.; Holly Sugar; Hollywood Reporter; Hotel Last Frontier Las Vegas; Kaiser Fleetwings; Kraft; Las Vegas Nevada Chamber of Commerce; Lawrence Warehouse; Los Angeles Times Mirror; Mabs of Hollywood; McClatchy Broadcasting; Panama Pacific Line; RCA Victor Division; Leo J. Meyberg; Mutual Orange Distributions; Northrop Aircraft; Puget Sound Navigation; Safeway Stores; Skyway International Luggage; Spreckels Sugar; Sunset Magazine; Swift; Threkald; Television Distributors of Southern California; Trolls; United Artists; Washington State Apples; Western Growers Association; Wine Advisory Board

Reel 352
Production billing carbons, Chicago and New York, 1942
Reel 285
Production billing carbons, Chicago and New York, 1942

After Ballentine, see 3 bills (Chicago) Bauer & Black; New York Office through Lamont-Corliss

Reel 286
Production billing carbons, Chicago and New York, 1943

Chicago starting with Swift; New York

Reel 289
Production billing carbons, Chicago and New York, 1944

Chicago: Kraft; New York: Financial

Reel 293
Production billing carbons, Chicago and New York, 1942-1943

New York: Fulton (?) Trust; Chicago through Seven-Up

Reel 288
Production billing carbons, Chicago and New York, 1943-1944

New York: Sharp & Dohme; Chicago: Kraft

Reel 292
Production billing carbons, Chicago and New York, 1944-1945

Chicago: Weco; New York: Window Shade Institute, Financial

Reel 298
Production billing carbons, Chicago and New York, 1946-1947

Chicago: Seven-Up; Storkline Furniture; Swift; Toni; Union Central Life Insurance; Weco; James D. Woolf (Navajo Silvercraft); New York: American Weekly; Anthracite Institute; Ariston; Fred Astaire Dance Studios; Atlantis Sales; P. Ballantine; Brame-Domar Motors; Brillo; Buxton; Carter's Ink; Kodak

Reel 339
Production billing carbons, Chicago and New York, 1951

West Coast; New York: American Weekly; Atlantis Sales; Anthracite Institute; Ballantine; Brillo; Buxton; Carreras; Carter's Ink; Carter's Products; Caterpillar; Champion Spark Plug; Church & Dwight

Reel 771
Production billing carbons, Chicago and West Coast, 1952

Chicago: Libby McNeil & Libby; National Trailways; Northern Trust; Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance; Parker Pen; Seven-Up; Sophie May Candy; Sta-Nu; Swift; Trailer Coach Manufacturers Association; Weco Products; West Coast: Bishop-Conklin; California Lima Bean; California Raisin Advisory Board; Douglas Aircraft; Eisenhower-Nixon campaign; Northwest Ford Dealers (Seattle); Ford Dealers (San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Marino); Friden Calculating Machings; Garrett

Reel 899
Production billing carbons, Detroit, 1951

Ford Dealer Association

Reel 886
Production billing carbons, Detroit, 1951

Ford Dealer Association, Ford Motor

Reel 887
Production billing carbons, Detroit, 1952

Ford Dealer Association

Reel 896
Production billing carbons, Detroit, 1952

Ford Dealer Association, Ford Motor, Ford direct mail

Reel 897
Production billing carbons, Detroit and Chicago, 1950

Ford direct mail service; Chicago: Borg-Warner; Bowman Dairy; E.J. Brach; Elgin; Famous Flours; Indiana Bell Telephone; International Minerals and Chemical

Reel 704
Production billing carbons, Detroit and Chicago, 1952

Detroit: Ford; Chicago: American Trucking; Arnold Schwinn; Borg-Warner (Norge); Bowman Dairy; Chicago Heart Association; Citizen's Traffic Safety Board; Credit Union National Association; Famous Flours; Fund for Adult Education; Indiana Bell Telephone; Kraft; Libby McNeil & Libby

Reel 898
Production billing carbons, Detroit and New York, 1951-1952

Detroit: Ford, Ford Dealer; New York: Atlantis Sales; Associated Hospital Service; Anthracite Institute; Ballantine; Berkshire Fine Spinning Association; Bio Research; Brillo; Burroughs Adding Machine

Reel 888
Production billing carbons, Detroit and New York, 1952-1953

Fleischmann's Yeast; Ford Dealers; New York: Atlantis Sales; Ballantine; Brillo; Burroughs Adding Machine

Reel 915
Production billing carbons, New York, 1942

Lamont-Corliss

Reel 287
Production billing carbons, New York, 1943

Brewing Industry Foundation; Lamont-Corliss

Reel 290
Production billing carbons, New York, 1943

Lamont-Corliss; more Lamont-Corliss and Lorillard after Pan-American; Sharp & Dohme

Reel 291
Production billing carbons, New York, 1944

Financial; through Lux, American Weekly, Atlantis Sales; Ballantine

Reel 294
Production billing carbons, New York, 1944

Ballantine; Block Drug; Brewing Industry Foundation; Irving Trust; Johns-Manville; National Broadcasting-on a;phabetical run`

Reel 295
Production billing carbons, New York, 1945

Financial from Sept.; Atlantis Sales after Institute of Life; Kraft

Reel 299
Production billing carbons, New York, 1945

Kraft, Reynolds

Reel 300
Production billing carbons, New York, 1945

Reynolds Metals, sundries

Reel 301
Production billing carbons, New York, 1946

Absorbine Jr.; "Happy Endings" sample radio script by John A. Carter; Reader's Digest; Shell; P. Ballantine & Sons "His Honor the Barber" by Barry Fitzgerald; U.S. Brewers Foundation; Eastman Kodak spots Feb. through Dec.; Fanny Farmer Candies; Ford Motor Company: "Bob Crosby Show" and "The Ford Show"

Reel 305
Production billing carbons, New York, 1946

Fanny Farmer; American Weekly; Anthracite Institute; Atlantis Sales; P. Ballantine; Brillo; Buxton; Carter's Ink; Kodak

Reel 320
Production billing carbons, New York, 1946

Fanny Farmer; Ford; Ford Dealer

Reel 321
Production billing carbons, New York, 1946

Ford Dealer; General Cigar; Gillette; Arthur Guinness; Associated Hospital Service; Institute of Life Insurance; Ford; Irving Trust; Johns-Manville; Kellogg; Lamont-Corliss; Lever Brothers (Lux Flakes)

Reel 322
Production billing carbons, New York, 1946

Lever Brothers (Lux Flakes, Lux Pearls); Massachusetts Hospital Service; Mentholatum; National Broadcasting Company; Omega Watch; Owens-Illinois Glass; Oxford University Press; Pan-American Airways

Reel 323
Production billing carbons, New York, 1945

Lamont Corliss; Pond's Extract; Lever Brothers (Lux Flakes, Lux Toilet Soap); Massachusetts Hospital Service; Mentholatum; National Broadcasting;

Reel 431
Production billing carbons, New York, 1945-1949

NBC; Owens-Illinois Glass; Pan Am; Northern Trust; American Weekly; Anthracite Intsitute; Atlantic Refining; Atlantis Sales; P. Ballantine

Reel 432
Production billing carbons, New York, 1946

Penick & Ford; Pennsylvania Central Air Lines; Pepsodent; Pharma-Craft; Planters Nut and Chocolate; Putnam Trust of Greenwich; RCA

Reel 324
Production billing carbons, New York, 1946

RCA; Reader's Digest international edition; Reynolds Metals; Rheem; Rystan; Scott Paper; Scranton Lace; Sharp & Dohme; Shell Oil (Eastern territory, West Coast)

Reel 325
Production billing carbons, New York, 1947

Kodak; Equitable Life Association Society; Fanny Farmer Candy Shops; Ford

Reel 340
Production billing carbons, New York, 1947

Ford; General Cigar

Reel 344
Production billing carbons, New York, 1947

Gillette; Arthur Guinness; Associated Hospital Services; Horlick's; Institute of Life Insurance; Irving Trust; Johns-Manville; Kroy Wool Processors; Lamont-Corliss; Lever (Lux Flakes, Lux Toilet Soap, Vimms); Massachusetts Hospital Service; Mentholatum

Reel 345
Production billing carbons, New York, 1947

Mentholatum; Nashua Manufacturing; National Broadcasting; National Fisheries; National Peanut Council; New York Yankees; Omega Watch; Owens-Illinois Glass; Oxford University Press; Pan Am; Penick & Ford; Pharma-Craft; RCA

Reel 346
Production billing carbons, New York, 1947

RCA; Reader's Digest international edition; Reynolds Metals

Reel 347
Production billing carbons, New York, 1947

Reynolds Metals; Rystan; Sarfert Hosiery Mills; Scott Paper; Scranton Lace; Sharp & Dohme; Shell Oil (East Coast, West Coast); E.R. Squibb & Sons; Standard Brands; Sundries; Textron; Tupman Motors; United Cut Flowers; U.S. Brewers Foundation

Reel 348
Production billing carbons, New York, 1947

U.S. Brewers Foundation; U.S. Lines; U.S. Playing Card; Ward Baking; Northam Warren; Western Union; J.B. Williams; Whizzer Motor; W.F. Young; Webb Young Trader; N.Y. financial

Reel 349
Production billing carbons, New York, 1948

P. Ballantine; Brillo; Buxton; Carter's Ink; Deglin-Wood; Fanny Farmer Candy Shops; General Cigars

Reel 391
Production billing carbons, New York, 1948

Gillette; Arthur Guinness; Horlick's; American Hospital Association; Institute of Life Insurance; Irving Trust; Johns-Manville; Kellogg; Kroy Wool Processors; Lamont Corliss; Lever Brothers; Mentholatum; Nashua Mills; petty cash vouchers

Reel 392
Production billing carbons, New York, 1948

National Broadcasting; National Fisheries Institute; National Peanut Council; New Holland Machine; Omega Watch; Oneida; Owens-Illinois Glass; Glass Container Manufacturing Institute; Oxford University Press; Pan Am; Penick & Ford; Pharma-Craft

Reel 393
Production billing carbons, New York, 1948

RCA petty cash vouchers; Reader's Digest international edition; Rystan; Sarfert Hosiery Mills; Scott Paper; Scranton Lace

Reel 394
Production billing carbons, New York, 1948

Shell Oil; E.R. Squibb; Standard Brands; Textron; Thompson-toledo Vitameter; U.S. Brewers Foundation; U.S. Lines; U.S. Playing Card; Ward Baking; Western Union; Whizzer Motor; J.B. Williams; W.F. Young; Webb Young Trader; New York sundries

Reel 395
Production billing carbons, New York, 1948

New York sundries; New York financial

Reel 396
Production billing carbons, New York, 1949

P. Ballantine; Brillo; British Export Trade Association; Buxton; Caterpillar Tractor; Carter's Ink; Church & Dwight; Christais Prado Ltd (Sao Paulo Brazil); Devoe & Raynolds; Kodak; petty cash vouchers; Fanny Farmer Candy Shops; Farrell Lines; General Cigar; Gillette; Institute of Life Insurance

Reel 433
Production billing carbons, New York, 1949-1950

Irving Trust; John Irving Shoe; Johns-Manville; Kroy Wool Processors; Lamont Corliss; Lever Brothers; Mentholatum; Metropolitan Motor Coaches; Michigan Hospital Service; Nashua Mills; National Broadcasting; National Fisheries Institute; New Holland Machine; petty cash vouchers

Reel 434
Production billing carbons, New York, 1949-1950

Omega Watch; Oneida; Owens-Illinois Glass; petty cash vouchers; Oxford University Press; Pan Am; Penick & Ford; Pharma-Craft; Purolator Products

Reel 435
Production billing carbons, New York, 1949-1950

Purolator Products; RCA; petty cash vouchers; Reader's Digest; Rystan; Scranton Lace; Shell Oil

Reel 436
Production billing carbons, New York, 1949-1950

Shell Oil; petty cash vouchers; E.R. Squibb; Reader's Digest; New York sundries; Standard Brands; Textron; Thompson Products; U.S. Brewers Foundation; U.S. Lines; U.S. Playing Card

Reel 437
Production billing carbons, New York, 1949-1950

Ward Baking; Western Union; Whizzer Motor; petty cash vouchers; J.B. Williams; W.F. Young; Webb Young Trader; New York sundries; New York financial; petty cash vouchers

Reel 438
Production billing carbons, New York, 1951

Columbia Mills; Devoe & Raynolds; Kodak; Farrell Lines; Florida Citrus Commission; General Cigar; Institute of Life Insurance

Reel 772
Production billing carbons, New York, 1951

Institute of Life Insurance; Irving Trust; Kroy Wool Processors; Lever; Johns-Manville; Massachusetts Mutual; Mentholatum; Michigan Hospital Service; NBC; New Holland Machine; Luscon Laboratories; Glasco Products; National Office Management Association; Office Equipment Manufacturers Institute; Owens Illinois Glass

Reel 773
Production billing carbons, New York, 1951

Owens-Illinois Glass; Oneida; Oxford University Press; Pacific Mills; Pan Am; Penick & Ford; Pepsodent; Pharma-Craft; Pond's

Reel 774
Production billing carbons, New York, 1951

Pond's; Purolator; RCA Victor Division

Reel 775
Production billing carbons, New York, 1951

RCA Victor Division; Reader's Digest; Rystan; Scott Paper; Scranton Lace; Shell Oil; Seth Thomas; Squibb; Staze

Reel 776
Production billing carbons, New York, 1951

Standard Brands; U.S. Playing Card; U.S. Lines; U.S. Brewers Foundation; Truck Renters of New York; Ward Baking; J.B. Williams; W.F. Young; Advertising Council

Reel 777
Production billing carbons, New York, 1952

Burroughs; Carreras Ltd.; Carter's Ink; Carter Products; Caterpillar; Champion Spark Plug; Church & Dwight

Reel 889
Production billing carbons, New York, 1952

Church & Dwight; Columbia Mills; Devoe & Raynolds; Kodak; Empire City Savings Bank; Fanny Farmer; Farrell Lines; Florida Citrus Commission; Happy Productions; Institute of Life Insurance; Irving Trust

Reel 890
Production billing carbons, New York, 1952

Irving Trust; Indian Jute Mills; Jerclaydon; Johns-Manville; Lever; Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance; Mentholatum; Michigan Hospital Service; NBC; National Fisheries Institute; New Holland Machine; Oneida; Owens-Illinois Glass

Reel 891
Production billing carbons, New York, 1952

Owens-Illinois Glass; Pan Am; Penick & Ford; Pepsodent-Chlorodent (Rayve); Pharma-Craft; Pond's; Purolator; Putnam Trust; RCA

Reel 892
Production billing carbons, New York, 1952

RCA; Reader's Digest international edition; Scott Paper; Shell Oil

Reel 893
Production billing carbons, New York, 1952

Shell Oil; Alexander Smith; Squibb; Stand Corp.; Standard Brands; Staze; Seth Thomas; U.S. Brewers Foundation; U.S. Lines; U.S. Playing Card; U.S. Treasury (Savings Bonds); Ward Baking; J.B. Williams; W.F. Young

Reel 894
Production billing carbons, New York, 1952

New York sundries

Reel 895
Production billing carbons, New York, 1953

Burroughs; Carter Products; Champion Spark Plug; Church & Dwight; Columbia Mills; Delson Candy; Devoe & Raynolds; Kodak; Empire City Savings Bank; Fanny Farmer; Farrell Lines; Florida Citrus; Indian Jute Mills; Institute of Life Insurance; Irving Trust; Jercladon

Reel 916
Production billing carbons, New York, 1953

Johns-Manville; Lever; Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance; Mentholatum; Michigan Hospital Insurance; Mosler Safe; NBC; National Fisheries; New Holland Machine; Office Equipment Manufacturers Institute; Oneida; Owens-Illinois Glass

Reel 917
Production billing carbons, New York, 1953

Owens-Illinois Glass; Pacific Mills; Pan Am; Penick & Ford; Pepsodent-Chlorodent (Rayve); Pharma-Craft; Pond's; Purolator; RCA

Reel 918
Production billing carbons, New York, 1953

RCA; Reader's Digest; Scott Paper; Shell Oil

Reel 919
Production billing carbons, New York, 1953

Shell Oil; Alexander Smith; Squibb; Stand Corp.; Standard Brands; Staze; Seth Thomas; U.S. Brewers Foundation; U.S. Lines; U.S. Marine Corps; U.S. Playing Card; U.S. Treasury (Savings Bonds); Upholstery Leather Group; Ward Baking

Reel 920
Production billing carbons, New York and California, 1944

New York: alphabetical from Reynolds Metals; California starting with Ayde Medical Products

Reel 296
Production billing carbons, New York and Chicago, 1944-1945

New York: sundries; Chicago: Libby McNeil & Libby

Reel 302
Production billing carbons, New York and Chicago, 1945-1946

Shell Oil (West Coast); Shell Chemical; Chicago: Appliance Corporation of America; Borg-Warner; Bowman Dairy; Chicago Tribune; H.C. Cole Milling; Elgin National Watch; Ford

Reel 326
Production billing carbons, New York and Chicago, 1949-1950

New York financial; Chicago: American Red Cross; Arnold Schwinn; Borg-Warner; Bowman Dairy; E.J. Brach; Chicago Heart Association; Crown Jewel Ware; Elgin Natonal Watch; Illinois Bronze Powder; Illinois Power; Indiana Bell Telephone; petty cash vouchers; International Minerals and Chemical; Kistler Radar Sandwich; Kraft

Reel 439
Production billing carbons, New York and San Francisco, 1948

New York financial--petty cash vouchers; San Francisco: Bateman-Eichler; F.W. Boltz; Douglas Aircraft; Garrett; Glass Container Manufacturing of California; Holly Sugar; Home Builders Council of California; Judy Crib Sheet Co.; Kraft (See also Chicago office); Langendorf United Bakeries; Lawrence Warehouse; Mabs of Hollywood; Magna Engineering; Leo J. Meyberg; Mayflower Doughnut; McClatchy Broadcasting; NBC

Reel 397
Production billing carbons, New York, Detroit, Chicago, 1947

N.Y. financial; Detroit sundry, painted bulletins; Chicago: Appliance Corporation of America; Borg-Warner; Bowman Dairy; H.C. Cole Milling; Elgin Watch; Hixson Products; Illinois Power; Kellogg; Kent Products; Kraft; Libby McNeil & Libby

Reel 350
Production billing carbons, New York, West Coast and Chicago, 1953

Ward Baking; J.B. Williams; W.F. Young; New York sundries; West Coast offices; Chicago: American Medical Association; American Trucking Association; Blue Cross; Borg-Warner

Reel 921
Production billing carbons, San Francisco, 1946

Downtown financial; Apparel; Bateman Eichler; Boyle-Midway; Calavo Growers of California; California Desert Grapefruit; California Lima Beans; J.E. Coberly; Douglas Aircraft; Garrett; E. Green; E.P. Halliburton; Hollywood Magazine; J.P. Hardemann; Hotel Last Frontier; Kraft; Los Angeles Times; Los Vegas Chamber of Commerce; Mabs of Hollywood; McClatchy Newspapers; Mutual Orange District; Northrop Aircraft; Northrop Gaines; Puget Sound; Rheem; Safeway Stores

Reel 385
Production billing carbons, San Francisco, 1948

Pan Am; Panama Pacific Line; Puget Sound Navigation; Parlyn Ltd.; RCA Victor Division; Safeway Stores; Sunset Magazine; Southern California Citrus Foods; Seven-Up; Sellmar Products; Storkline Furniture; sundries; Swift

Reel 398
Production billing carbons, San Francisco and Chicago, 1948

San Francisco: Times Mirror; United Artists; Veloz & Yolander; Washington State Apple Advisory Commission; Washburn-Wilson Seed Co.; Wine Advisory Board; Chicago: Arnold Schwinn; Borg-Warner; Bowman Dairy petty cash vouchers; Crown Jewel Ware; Elgin National Watch; Famous Flours; Hixson Products; Illinois Power; Indiana Bell Telephone; International Minerals and Chemical; Kraft (see also San Francisco office)

Reel 399
Production billing carbons, San Francisco and New York, 1946-1948

Safeway Stores; Spreckels; Sunset Magazine; Swift; Threlkeld; Todd Pacific Shipyards; J.T. Troll; Tupman Motors; Twentieth Century Frocks; Washington State Apples; Western Growers; Wine Advisory Board; miscellaneous; American Weekly; Anthracite Institute; Atlantis Sales; P. Ballantine

Reel 386
Production billing carbons, West Coast, 1952

Garrett; Garrett Supply; Henderize; Halley Sugar; Kraft; Lawrence Warehouse; Los Angeles Mirror; Lucerne Milk; McClatchy Newspapers; Lee J. Meyberg; Millstream Cereal; Mutual Savings and Loan; NBC Western Network; NBC-KNBC; Old Fashion Products; Olive Advisory Board; Pan Am; Pineapple Growers Association of Hawaii; Puget Sound Navigation; Raisin Advisory Board; Real Gold Citrus; Safeway Stores; San Francisco Chronicle; Shell Chemical; Southwest Airways; Sunset Magazine; Tuna Research Foundation; Washington State Apples; Washington State Dairy Products; Washington State Ferries; Wine Advisory Board; Yellow Cab of Los Angeles

Reel 900
Talent pay cards, 1950-1951

1950: A-Z; 1951: A-F

Reel 879
Talent pay cards, 1951-1952

1951: F (Forrest)-Z; 1952: A-P

Reel 880
Talent pay cards, 1952

1952: Q-Z; models; rights and independent contractors

Reel 881
Talent pay cards, 1952

Refilmed see reel 881; Woodruff (Nancy), Wyatt (dana), Wymore (Patrice)

Reel 884
 

Historical Note

Founded in 1864, the J. Walter Thompson Company (JWT) is one of the oldest and largest enduring advertising agencies in the United States. It is headquartered in New York.

Beginning in the 1930s, documents from several JWT departments and functions were microfilmed, including Legal Department, Treasurer's Office, As Broadcast Scripts and Commercials for Radio and Television, Investigations, Publicity Department, Artwork, Consumer Panel, and Radio/Television Department. Documents were microfilmed in no order, and typed and hand-written indices were produced for the microfilms. It is believed that once microfilmed, most of the original documents were destroyed.

Related Material

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

J. Walter Thompson Company. Alun Jones papers;

J. Walter Thompson Company. Corporate documentation;

J. Walter Thompson Company. Edward G. Wilson papers;

J. Walter Thompson Company. Glen Dell papers;

J. Walter Thompson Company. Treasurer's Office records


Click to find related materials at Duke University Libraries.

Provenance

The J. Walter Thompson Company. 16mm microfilm Accounting Department records were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 1987.

Processing Information

Processed by Richard Collier, Mar. 2019