J. Walter Thompson Company. Treasurer's Office Records, 1928-1952
In the Antwerp Office Subseries, 1930-1947, employees Rene-P. Jeanneret and L.R. Coleman reported to Sam Meek on conditions in occupied France. The Bombay Office Subseries, 1929-1949, describes JWT's operations in India during World War II. The Bombay Office was profitable throughout the war, but not without many hardships, including Japanese air raids, the threat of conscription of key personnel, and low morale due to the postponement of home leave. The political instability surrounding India's post-war partitioning also created unfavorable working conditions for JWT's employees in India. Several letters from employee Fielding to New York deal at length with the impact of domestic and international politics upon both advertising interests, and the staff's health and safety. The Bucharest Office Subseries, 1932-1940 shows the difficulties of international travel during the war in Europe. Also included is information concerning one of the local office manager's employees, Andre B. Kalman, being forced to leave Romania because of growing anti-Jewish sentiment, and that JWT helped to arrange his safe passage (L.R. Coleman's letter to Foote 1-4-38, and the file titled "International Travel," 1940-1941).