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Guide to the J. Walter Thompson Company. Commodore Club Records, 1990-1995 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. The Commodore Club was a network of honorably retired directors and executives of the agency. The collection spans 1990-1995 and includes reunion planning documents, texts of speeches and presentations, photographs and biographical sketches of retired JWT executives. Acquired as part of the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History.

Collection Details

Collection Number
RL.11011
Title
J. Walter Thompson Company. Commodore Club records
Date
1990-1995 and undated
Extent
0.6 Linear Feet
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Materials in English

Collection Overview

The collection spans 1990-1995 and includes reunion planning documents, texts of speeches and presentations, photographs and biographical sketches of retired JWT executives. Acquired as part of the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History.

Arrangement

Organized chronologically.

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How to Cite

[Identification of item], J. Walter Thompson Company Commodore Club Records, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

JWT at Duke, Retired Directors' Meeting, 1990
(3 folders)
Box 1
Photographs, 1993 and undated
(2 folders)
Box 1
Remarks by Ellen Gartrell, JWT Board Meeting, Duke University, 1992
Box 1
Reunion at Duke, 1990
Box 1
Reunion, Duke University (second annual), 1991
Box 1
Reunion, Stratford, England, 1992
Box 1
Reunion, Stratford, England, 1992
Box 2
Reunion, Troutbeck N.Y., 1993
Box 2
Reunion, Mas de Torrent, Spain, 1994
Box 2
Reunions, 1994-1995
Box 2
Reunion, 1995
Box 2
 


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Provenance

The J. Walter Thompson Company. Commodore Club Records were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 1990-1995

Processing Information

Processed by: Richard Collier, Mar. 2015