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Steuart Henderson Britt (1907-1979) Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 12/1/6

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The Steuart Henderson Britt Papers comprise ten boxes and consist of: biographical material, correspondence, teaching material, research material, speeches, and writings.

The biographical material includes curricula vitae and reports of teaching, speaking, and writing activities; certificates and citations from various organization, and twelve folders of clippings relating to Britt's speeches, writings, and interviews.

The correspondence deals mainly with Britt's speaking and seminar engagements, his publications, and various meetings he attended.

The teaching material includes a small amount of class material from his work at Northwestern but most pertains to his off campus arena, especially the first thirteen years (1958-1970) of Advertising Age's Summer Workshop.

The speeches consist primarily of mimeographed texts of speeches Britt gave before business organizations.

The research materials include a small number of paper tapes showing the tonal sensitivity of white rats.

The writings consist almost entirely of reprints of articles by Britt and reviews of his books. Included are drafts of a few articles.

Dates

  • 1927-1980

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is stored off-site and requires 48 hours advance notice for retrieval. Please contact us at archives@northwestern.edu or 847-491-3136 to schedule an appointment to view the collection.

Extent

10.00 Boxes

Abstract

Steuart Henderson Britt was born in Fulton, Missouri, on June 16, 1907. In 1957 Britt received a dual appointment at Northwestern University as Professor of Marketing in the School of Commerce and Professor of Advertising in the Medill School of Journalism. In 1971 Britt and one of his former students founded the Britt and Frerichs marketing research firm in Chicago. Throughout his career Britt was a prolific author and editor.
The Steuart Henderson Britt Papers comprise ten boxes and consist of: biographical material, correspondence, teaching material, research material, speeches, and writings.
The biographical material includes curricula vitae and reports of teaching, speaking, and writing activities.
The correspondence deals mainly with Britt's speaking and seminar engagements, his publications, and various meetings he attended.
The teaching material includes a small amount of class material from his work at Northwestern but most pertains to his off campus affairs.
The speeches consist primarily of mimeographed texts of speeches Britt gave before business organizations.
The research materials include a small number of paper tapes showing the tonal sensitivity of white rats.
The writings consist almost entirely of reprints of articles by Britt and reviews of his books. Included are drafts of a few articles.

Arrangement Note

The Steuart Henderson Britt Papers comprising ten boxes are arranged in six main subseries: biographical material, correspondence, teaching material, research material, speeches, and writings. Arrangement within the subseries is chronological where possible.

Method of Acquisition

These materials were donated to the University Archives by Mrs. Steuart Henderson Britt on August 16, 1979, as Accession #79-158 and on November 30, 1979, as Accession #79-231, through the offices of Rolf Erickson.

Separated Materials

A scrapbook of photographs taken during Britt's tour of the Philippines in November and December, 1964, has been dismantled and filed in the Archives photograph collection. An audiocassette, The Marketing Exchange - Consumer Series - Advertising - “Unsnarling Your Message”, has been assigned the number AC 40 and is stored with the audiocassette collection.

One Gaylord oversize folder containing the following certificates, diplomas, and awards:

1. BA diploma, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, 1931. 2. Associate in Arts, Junior College of Kansas City, Missouri, 1926. 3. Diploma, American Board of Examiners in Professional Psychology (Industrial Psychology), 1948. 4. Membership Certificate, American Marketing Association for the Advancement of Science in Marketing, 1946. 5. Ateneo de Manila University - Graduate School of Economics and Business Administration Certificate for attending course on Marketing Management and Advertising Strategy conducted by Dr. Steuart Henderson Britt, November 9-20, 1964. 6. American Sociological Association Fellow Certificate, 1959. 7. Archdiocese of Chicago Project; Renewal Memorial Donor's Certificate, n.d. 8. Legal Fraternity of Phi Delta Phi, Cooley Inn, Certificate of Initiation, 1928. 9. Sigma Xi, Yale, Diploma, 1934. 10. Pontifical Society for the Propagation of the Faith Membership, 1966. 11. Association of National Advertisers, Certificate of Appreciation for Contribution to Seminar on Advanced Advertising Management, 1969. 12. Public Schools of Kansas City, Missouri; Certificate for completing prescribed courses in elementary schools, June 11, 1920. 13. Washington University, Chancellor's Committee of Five Hundred, June 1964. 14. Certificate of Merit for a Creative Public Statement Concerning Advertising Media (Annual Media Awards), December 12, 1963. 15. Certificate of Membership…0rateurs de Mont Royal… April 6, 1955.

Processing Information

William K. Beatty, May-June 1982.
Title
Guide to the Steuart Henderson Britt (1907-1979) Papers
Author
William K. Beatty
Date
01/05/1982
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository

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