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Guide to the J. Walter Thompson Company. London Office. Miles Colebrook papers, 1981-2001

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. Miles Colebrook was an account executive and manager at JWT London, Europe and Asia-Pacific regional offices. Collection includes correspondence, speeches, account reports and other printed materials. Companies represented include Allied Breweries, Ansells, British Rail, Canary Wharf, Findus, Harris Queensway, Kellogg's, Mattesson Wall's, Muscular Dystrophy Association, Nestle, Pepsi, Rowntree Mackintosh, Sancella and Thomson Holidays. Acquired as part of the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History.

Collection Details

Collection Number
RL.11428
Title
J. Walter Thompson Company. London Office. Miles Colebrook papers
Date
1981-2001
Extent
6.0 Linear Feet
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Materials in English

Collection Overview

Collection includes correspondence, speeches, account reports and other printed materials. Companies represented include Allied Breweries, Ansells, British Rail, Canary Wharf, Findus, Harris Queensway, Kellogg's, Mattesson Wall's, Muscular Dystrophy Association, Nestle, Pepsi, Rowntree Mackintosh, Sancella and Thomson Holidays. Acquired as part of the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History.

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Arrangement

Organized into three series: General Office Files; Chronological Files; and Account Files.

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How to Cite

[Identification of item], J. Walter Thompson Company. London Office. Miles Colebrook papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

Biographical information, circa 2001
Box 1
Carlos Fuentes, 1992-1993
Box 1
International, 1993
Box 13
JWT Asia Pacific Managers' Meeting Bali, 2000
Box 13
JWT Athens, 1993
Box 13
JWT Food Services, 1985-1987
Box 1
JWT Frankfurt, 1993
Box 13
JWT Lisbon, 1992
Box 1
JWT New York, 1993-1994
(2 folders)
Box 1
JWT Paris, 1993
Box 1
JWT South Africa, 1993
Box 13
JWT Stockholm, 1990-1994
Box 13
Miscellaneous speeches, 1986-1997
Box 1
Owl to Hawk One Year On, 1989
Box 1
South Africa, 1993
Box 1
South Africa--Aide Memoire, 1993
Box 1
Thompson Day, 1990
Box 2
Thompson Way, 1989
Box 2
William Eccleshare/PPGH, 1993
(2 folders)
Box 2
Worldwide Operating Group (WWOG), 1992-1993
Box 2
Correspondence, 1988 Feb.-1989 July
(17 folders)
Box 3
Correspondence, 1989 Aug.-1990 July
(13 folders)
Box 4
Correspondence, 1990 Aug.-1991 May
(10 folders)
Box 5
Allied Breweries, 1987-1989
(2 folders)
Box 5
Ansells Limited, 1987-1988
(2 folders)
Box 5
Arthur Guinness, 1987
Box 5
Aspirin Foundation, 1986
Box 5
Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI), 1985-1987
Box 5
Barbican Health & Tennis (Holiday), 1988
Box 6
Berry Bush, 1993
Box 6
British Bakeries, 1989
Box 6
British Rail, 1986-1987
(2 folders)
Box 6
British Telecom, 1988
Box 6
Brooke Bond Oxo, 1985-1988
Box 6
Burger King, 1985-1988
Box 6
Canary Wharf, 1986
(2 folders)
Box 6
Canary Wharf, 1986-1988
(2 folders)
Box 7
Central Office of Information (COI), 1985-1989
Box 7
Client/Agency Performance Evaluation, 1988
Box 7
Client/Agency Performance Evaluation, 1988
Box 7
Computerland, 1984
Box 7
Crown Point, 1985-1988
Box 7
Danepak, 1987
Box 7
DRG Stationery, 1984-1985
Box 7
Duracell, 1986
Box 7
Electricity Council, 1988
Box 8
Elida Gibbs, 1987-1988
Box 8
Findus, 1987-1989
(2 folders)
Box 8
Gallaher, 1988-1989
Box 8
Golden Wonder, 1989
Box 8
Harris Queensway, 1986-1988
(3 folders)
Box 8
Hola!/Hello! Limited, 1988
Box 9
Imperial Group, 1985-1986
Box 9
International Computers Limited (ICL), 1985-1988
Box 9
International Computers Limited (ICL), 1982-1985
Box 14
Irish Tourist Board, 1988-1989
Box 9
ITV Association, 1988
Box 9
Kellogg's, 1988
(5 folders)
Box 9
Kodak, 1987
Box 9
London Regional Transit--London Against Litter, 1989
Box 9
Manor Bakeries, 1988-1989
Box 10
Mattessons Wall's, 1985-1989
(2 folders)
Box 10
Muscular Dystrophy, 1985-1987
(2 folders)
Box 10
National Caravan Council, 1987
Box 10
National Westminster (Nat West), 1989
Box 10
Nestle, 1988
(2 folders)
Box 10
Nestle, 1985-1988
Box 14
The Observer, 1988
Box 10
Pepsico Inc., 1985-1987
(2 folders)
Box 11
Philips, 1989
Box 11
Philips, 1988
Box 14
Prontaprint, 1985
Box 11
Red Cross, 1985-1987
Box 11
Richardson-Vicks, 1985-1986
Box 11
Rowntree Mackintosh, 1988
(2 folders)
Box 11
Royal Mail, 1989
Box 11
Royal Opera House, 1988-1989
Box 14
Sancella, 1985-1989
(2 folders)
Box 12
Scott Limited (Scott Paper), 1988
Box 12
Scott--The Green Issue, 1989
Box 14
St. Ivel, 1987-1988
Box 12
Swaddler's Limited, 1987-1989
Box 12
Thomson Holidays, 1981-1987
(2 folders)
Box 12
Thomson Travel, 1984-1985
Box 12
Warninks Advocaat, 1989
Box 12
 

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. Miles Colebrook was an account executive and manager at JWT London, Europe and Asia-Pacific regional offices.

Biographical: 1966-1985: JWT London (Media buyer, account executive, Account Director); 1986 Managing Director--JWT London, and Senior Vice President--JWT International; 1987: elected member, JWT Worldwide Board; 1988: Regional President--JWT Northern and Western Europe and Co-President--JWT Europe; 1989: Regional President--JWT Europe; 1997: Group President--JWT International, Regional President--JWT Asia-Pacific, and Global Business Director--Diageo and Nestle accounts; 2001: Chairman, JWT Asia-Pacific. 2004: retired from JWT.

Related Material

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

J. Walter Thompson Company. International Advertisements J. Walter Thompson Company. London Office records


Click to find related materials at Duke University Libraries.

Provenance

The J. Walter Thompson Company. London Office. Miles Colebrook papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 2007-2008.

Processing Information

Processed by Carmen Pharr, March 2017

Accessions described in this collection guide: 2007-0107, 2008-0270