Frankfurt Office, 1970-1973

8 boxes
Scope and content:

Includes material relating to Harry Clark's career at the J. Walter Thompson GmbH advertising agency while he was Managing Director of the Frankfurt, Germany office, 1970-1973. The papers document Clark's work with major clients at JWT's Frankfurt office. The materials primarily concern his work with international clients such as De Beers, Pan American, and Unilever, and provides insight into the close coordination and cooperation among JWT's international offices when working with such clients. The papers consist of correspondence, telexes, memoranda, notes, reports, photoboards, advertisements, photographs, clippings, and printed materials. Clients of the company represented in the collection include Braun, De Beers, Gl├╝cksklee, S.C. Johnson, Kellogg, Pan Am, and Unilever. Correspondents include clients such as Burda Du Pont, Eilebrecht, Ford, Maggi, Pan Am, and Wick Pharma; other JWT Offices; and JWT executives including Don Johnston, Peter Durham, and Myron R. May. The majority the collection (approximately 70%) is in English, and the remainder is in German.

For related material, see the papers of other Frankfurt office executives, Frankfurt print advertisements, and the Frankfurt video collection.


The series has been arranged into four subseries: Client files, Correspondence, International offices, and New business. The original organization of the material has been retained in large parts. The only change that was made was to break up the strictly chronological arrangement of all records by business year so that the individual series could be brought together and would cover the entire range of years for which records exist. No documents have been removed. The client names have also been retained according to the filing system of the Frankfurt Office. All newsletters from other JWT Offices have been transferred to the newsletter collection.


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