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Guide to the J. Walter Thompson Company. JWT Corporate Archives records, 1971-1987 and undated

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 correspondence, accession records, collection inventories and finding aids, reports on JWT company and office histories, and transcripts of interviews with JWT executives. Acquired as part of the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History.

Collection Details

Collection Number
RL.11404
Title
J. Walter Thompson Company. JWT Corporate Archives records
Date
1971-1987 and undated
Extent
3.5 Linear Feet
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Materials in English

Collection Overview

Includes correspondence, accession records, collection inventories and finding aids, reports on JWT company and office histories, and transcripts of interviews with JWT executives. Acquired as part of the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.

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How to Cite

[Identification of item], J. Walter Thompson Company. JWT Corporate Archives records, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

Accession logs, 1979-1980
Box 1
Accession records, 1979-1986
(8 folders)
Box 1
Accession records, 1987
Box 2
Accessions project, undated
(2 folders)
Box 2
Advertisement collections (binder), undated
(2 folders)
Box 2
Archives chronological correspondence and memos, 1982-1984
(7 folders)
Box 2
Archives progress reports, 1979-1987
Box 2
Finding aids (binder), undated
(2 folders)
Box 2
Finding aids (binder), undated
(5 folders)
Box 3
General collection inventories (binder), undated
(5 folders)
Box 3
General collection inventories (binder), undated
(5 folders)
Box 4
Inquiries, 1983-1987
(3 folders)
Box 4
JWT Detroit Office history presentation, 1985
Box 4
JWT History and heritage presentation, undated
(3 folders)
Box 4
JWT West history presentation, undated
Box 4
Nancy Fitzpatrick files: Archives, JWT history, 1977-1980
Box 4
Oral history interviews transcripts, 1987
Box 4
Oral history interviews transcripts, 1987
(8 folders)
Box 5
Procedures and policy manual for Archives, 1984 and undated
(3 folders)
Box 5
Radio and TV accessions, undated
Box 5
Shelf lists, 1983-1986
(3 folders)
Box 5
Stanley Resor file, undated
Box 5
Transfer of archives to Duke, 1987
Box 5
Card files and backup computer disks (obsolete format), undated

Card Files: Index to JWT Seminars; RG7 Artifacts and Memorabilia location guides; Radio/TV microfilm

Box 6
 


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Provenance

The J. Walter Thompson Company. JWT Corporate Archives records were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 1987.

Processing Information

Processed by Carmen Pharr, Richard Collier, March 2017