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Guide to the Joan Lipton papers, 1963-2001 and undated

Summary

Advertising executive who worked for a number of New York agencies, including Benton & Bowles and McCann Erickson. Collection includes clippings, proof pages, storyboards, writings, speeches and other printed materials that primarily document Lipton's career at McCann Erickson during the 1970s and 1980s. Advertisements relate to a variety of personal consumer products including lotions and other cosmetics, baby care, contraception and family planning. Companies represented include Gillette, Johnson & Johnson, Mennen (now part of Colgate-Palmolive), Ortho, Pepperell, and Tampax. Acquired as part of the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History.

Collection Details

Collection Number
RL.11560
Title
Joan Lipton papers
Date
1963-2001 and undated
Extent
0.2 Linear Feet
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Materials in English

Collection Overview

Collection includes clippings, proof pages, storyboards, writings, speeches and other printed materials that primarily document Lipton's career at McCann Erickson during the 1970s and 1980s. Advertisements relate to a variety of personal consumer products including lotions and other cosmetics, baby care, contraception and family planning. Companies represented include Gillette, Johnson & Johnson, Mennen (now part of Colgate-Palmolive), Ortho, Pepperell, and Tampax. 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], Joan Lipton papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

Advertisements with scores, undated
Box 1
Advertiser's Weekly (U.K.) clippings, 1965
Box 1
Awards, 1974-1984

Includes nomination materials for Ad Woman of the Year.

Box 1
Press and publicity, 1975-2001
Box 1
Proofs and storyboards--Johnson & Johnson baby products, 1980-1981
Box 1
Proofs and storyboards--Mennen (Balm Barr), 1981 and undated
Box 1
Proofs and storyboards--Miscellaneous, 1963-1984 and undated

Includes Beech Nut baby cereal, Campbell Soup, Coffee Mixer, Erasermate, Florida Citrus, L'Oreal, Tavern Key, Wall Street Journal

Box 1
Proofs and storyboards--Ortho (Conceptrol, Gynol II contraceptives, Fact home pregnancy test), 1976-1982
Box 1
Proofs and storyboards--Pepperell, undated
Box 1
Proofs and storyboards--Tampax, undated
Box 1
Speech--Advertising Women of Los Angeles: Women Who Work, 1977
Box 1
Speech--Communicating to Women Through Advertising, undated
Box 1
Speech--Headline Award acceptance remarks (Women in Communications, Inc.), 1976
Box 1
Speech--Someone to Watch Over Me (Matrix Awards), 1980
Box 1
Writings--Career Overview, undated
Box 1
Writing--My Dinner at Rao's, approximately 1998
Box 1
 

Historical Note

Advertising executive who worked for a number of New York agencies, including Benton & Bowles and McCann Erickson. Born 1927; BA Barnard College 1948; Young & Rubicam: Television and radio writer, 1948-1952; Robert Orr & Associates: Supervisor of Television Advertising and Programming 1952-1957; Benton & Bowles: Copy Group Head 1957-1964, Associate Director and Copy Chief 1964-1967; McCann Erickson: Vice President and Creative Director 1968-1985; Martin & Lipton: President 1985-1990. Died 2015. Awards: Advertising Woman of the Year 1974, 1984; Matrix Award 1979.

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Provenance

The Joan Lipton papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 2017.

Processing Information

Processed by Richard Collier, Dec. 2017;

Accessions described in this collection guide 2017-0208