Irving B. Gerson papers, 1937-2007 and undated

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Irving B. Gerson papers 1937-2007 and undated

Collection #RL.11716 | 23.0 Linear Feet; 0.05 Gigabytes

Marketing executive and author based primarily in Chicago. Collection includes correspondence, autobiographical writings, research reports, short stories, manuscripts of memoirs and novels, clippings and other printed materials, as well as audiovisual materials (videocassettes, microfilm, audiotape reels, phonograph record) and electronic records on floppy disks. Topics include Gerson's work history in advertising, marketing and consulting; personal and family life; reflections on aging and career changes; and reminiscences of Gerson's experiences in the military during World War II. Companies represented include Elgin, Gerson Howe & Johnson, Hammond Organ, Irving B. Gerson Company, Robert Haas Advertising, Sears, W.T. Grand, Whirlpool and Young & Rubicam. Acquired as part of the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History.

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