Company Manuals , 1912-1965

Scope and content:

Contains manuals written and compiled by Charles W. Hoyt and by his sons. They detail Charles's philosophy of advertising, describe the Hoyt Company's practices and standards of operation, and provide biographical information about employees and their responsibilities. The manuals are comprised of clippings, memoranda, printed materials, and writings of Charles W. Hoyt. Some contain biographical data on Charles, Winthrop, and Everett Hoyt, and other executives. Only two client plans survive in the collection -- one for Merck and Co. and the other for ABC Manufacturing Company. Arranged chronologically.


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Access to one scrapbook in the Charles W. Hoyt Papers is closed for preservation reasons; a photocopy is available for use. Two Nazi Medals may be used only with staff supervision. For further information, consult a reference archivist.

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