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Gene Federico Papers, 1918-2003
The collection primarily documents Federico's creative output as a graphic designer, art director, and advertising executive at a number of agencies. During World War II, Federico served in the United States Army where he supervised graphics for Plans and Operations. The Personal Files Series contains war materials, including US Army publications, posters, and sketchbooks produced by Federico during that time period.
Kensinger Jones Papers, 1934-2001
The Kensinger Jones Papers document his primary career as an executive for several major advertising agencies and his second career as a professor of advertising at Michigan State University. Within the Writing and Speeches Series is a file titled "Miscellaneous World War II writings, 1945-1946, 1982" located in Box 66. This contains information about Jones's military career as a member of Company E-138th Infantry. The folder also includes articles written by Jones about his military career. One publication, American Unity: A Monthly Education Guide, from the Council Against Intolerance in American, features an article by Jones about a Mexican American in the United States army during World War II.
John Paver Papers, 1920 -1979
John Paver was president of the National Outdoor Advertising Bureau (NOAB) and worked on a textbook on the outdoor advertising medium. In addition, he served as a Major-Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Air Force during World War II. In his work, Paver collected writings and speeches from others in the advertising industry. Topics in the immediate post-war period include supporting democracy and capitalism, minimizing unemployment, and dealing with the cancellation of war contracts at companies like General Motors. Many of these are found, by date, in the Writings and Speeches by Others Subseries.
Ben Rosen Papers, 1936- 2006
Ben Rosen is an American graphic designer and visual communications consultant. Rosen worked as a designer for J. Gordon Carr and Associates and the Blaine Thompson Company before founding his own firm, Ben Rosen Associates, in 1952, which specialized in corporate identity programs. The Personal Files Series contains materials documenting Rosen's service during World War II, primarily related to a proposal designed by Rosen and fellow servicemen to convert U.S. military bases in England into housing for British citizens.
Garrett Orr Papers, circa 1873-1994
Garrett Orr was a graphic artist, billboard designer, and director with Outdoor Advertising, Inc. (OAI) for over 30 years (1938-1968). The Artists and Illustrators Series, 1929-1951 has a particularly strong emphasis on World War II-era illustrations. The Product File Series contains clippings, tear sheets and photographs of advertisements and periodical illustrations from the war era as well; however, the majority of items in this series are not dated.
Howard Scott Papers, 1921-1984
Howard Scott worked in outdoor advertising and was one of the foremost graphic artists from the 1930s-1950s. During World War II, Scott served in the United States Navy and produced patriotic billboard and poster designs for a number of wartime efforts. Box 5 and oversize folders 2-3 contain billboard art and poster designs from the era.