J. Walter Thompson Company. Nan Findlow papers, 1930-1995 and undated, bulk 1959-1967 4.6 Linear Feet — 405 Items
The Nan Findlow Papers span the years 1930-1995, the bulk of which document the period 1959-1967, and include clippings, photographs, advertising scripts for television commercials, print advertisements, story boards, marketing reports, correspondence, corporate memoranda, trade literature, speeches, and company newsletters. The bulk of the materials represents Findlow's time as an executive at the J. Walter Thompson Company (JWT), where her client assignments included American Home Products (Boyle-Midway), Chesebrough-Pond's, Lever Brothers Company, McCall's, Prince Matchabelli perfume, Revlon, and Scott Paper Company. In addition, there are brochures from Macy's and Georg-Jensen Inc., proofs, tear sheets, and artwork from L. Bamberger & Co. and Ross Roy of New York. The collection also includes writings, press releases, and account-history reports prepared by Nan Findlow Creative Services, the marketing consultant firm Findlow founded upon leaving JWT.
The collection is organized into two series: General Files, including correspondence, clippings, and memoranda, which represents Findlow's career in market research and advertising; and Proofs & Tear Sheets, which represents some of the print advertising campaigns Findlow generated, primarily while working at JWT.