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Guide to the J. Walter Thompson Company. Jack Stevens papers, 1971-1990

Summary

Founded in 1864, the J. Walter Thompson Company (JWT) is one of the oldest and largest enduring advertising agencies in the United States. Jack Stevens was Chairman and CEO of Deltakos, a JWT subsidiary focused on the science and medical industries. Deltakos, later known as the JWT Healthcare Group, was absorbed in a merger with Ferguson Communications in 1993.

Collection Details

Collection Number
RL.11165
Title
J. Walter Thompson Company. Jack Stevens papers
Date
1971-1990
Creator
J. Walter Thompson Company
Extent
6.0 Linear Feet
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Materials in English

Collection Overview

Collection spans 1970-1990 and includes correspondence, memoranda, press releases, client contact reports and other printed materials relating to the management of JWT Healthcare/Deltakos and relations with its clients including Eli Lilly. 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], J. Walter Thompson Company. Jack Stevens papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

Chronological, 1974-1979
Box 1
Chronological, 1980-1983
Box 2
Chronological, 1984-1989
Box 3
Chronological, 1990
Box 4
Correspondence, 1971-1974
Box 4
Correspondence, 1975
Box 5
Day book, 1978
Box 5
Eli Lilly contact reports, 1989
Box 5
 

Historical Note

John (Jack) Stevens. BA 1956, Fairfield University; JD 1966 Chase College. Sales and marketing, Pfizer, c. 1960-1967. Joined JWT 1967 as account representative for Eli Lilly; Account Supervisor for Oral-B c. 1969; President, Deltakos 1975. Retained position when Deltakos merged with Ferguson Communications 1993.

Related Material

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

J. Walter Thompson Company Frankfurt Office George Black papers; J. Walter Thompson Company Frankfurt Office Herbert Brungs papers; J. Walter Thompson Company Frankfurt Office Burkhard Schwarz papers; J. Walter Thompson Company Hugh Connell papers; J. Walter Thompson Company Don Johnston papers; J. Walter Thompson Company Information Center records; J. Walter Thompson Company Review Board records; J. Walter Thompson Company Account Files; J. Walter Thompson Company Domestic Advertisements; J. Walter Thompson Company International Advertisements; J. Walter Thompson Company Brouillard Communications Vertical Files; Arthur Einstein papers.


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Provenance

The J. Walter Thompson Company. Jack Stevens papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 1993.

Processing Information

Processed by Richard Collier, March 2016

Accessions described in this collection guide: 1993-084