Advertising Club of St. Louis Collection

Accession Number:  MA 13:06
Location:  Manuscript Stacks, Row 12 & 13
Dates:  1901-2013
Size:  13 boxes; 3 shelves of bound volumes
Creator/Collector:  Collected by the Ad Club of Greater St. Louis
Acquisition info:  Donated by Ken Ohlemeyer on the behalf of the Advertising Club of Greater St. Louis
Accruals:  No accruals expected
Custodial history:  The collection was assembled over time by the Advertising Club of St. Louis and donated in several boxes. The materials were separated by series, and some of which were in order by year (i.e., Minutes and the Ad Club magazine).
Language:  English
Processed by:  Sarah Cain, February 2014
Conservation notes:  Most items placed in acid-free folders or tissue paper within archival boxes. Staples and metal paper clips were removed and replaced with vinyl-coated paper clips.
Scope and Content: The Advertising Club of St. Louis Collection contains the Advertising Club of St. Louis’ archive that was donated on October 31, 2013, including the groups papers—rosters, financial statements, meeting minutes (June 1915-1991; April 1992-Summer 1994)—, member photos, issues of the Ad Club magazine (Oct 5, 1925-1985), and Addy Award documents. Memorabilia such as the gavel and Ad Club seal are also part of the collection.
The idea of having a national association for advertising was conceived in St. Louis and born in Chicago. The Advertising Club of Saint Louis was original founded as the Advertising Men’s League (aka The Asbestos Club) who held their first meeting on March 1, 1901 at their downtown quarters on Seventh and Pine. The Ad Club is St. Louis’ official advertising and marketing industry organization and a top source for advertising and marketing information, events, networking opportunities, and careers since its establishment. On June 1, 1988 the Advertising Club of Greater Saint Louis and the Advertising Federation of Saint Louis combined to form the Ad Club of Saint Louis, which is now an affiliate of the American Advertising Federation (AAF).
Arrangement: Collection organized into subseries.
Subseries 1: Addy Awards
Subseries 2: Financial records
Subseries 3: Rosters
Subseries 4: Minutes
Subseries 5: Ad Club magazine (Ad Club Weekly; Monthly; Bulletin; Ad/Mag; St. Louis Advertising)
Subseries 6: Publications and Ephemera
Subseries 7: Photos
Subseries 8: Oversized
Within series, arrangement is by date. When date cannot be ascertained, arrangement is alphabetical.
Restrictions:  Copyright held by Ad Club of St. Louis. Permission required to reproduce images.
Remarks: Some fragile items.
See the Bob Kochan Collection (MA 13:14) for more Ad Club items.
**Most of the photos in boxes 9 and 10 need to be rehoused in acid-free folders**

Advertising Club of St. Louis Collection
1901 - 2013
1 slim Hollinger, 5 letter Hollingers, 2 legal Hollinger, 3 Paige boxes, 2 flat folio boxes; 19 cu. ft.

Box/Folder Description
 1/1  Finding aid
Subseries 1: Addy Awards
Box 1: Addy Awards Programs, 1987-2013
 1/-  1987 Program
 1/-  1990 Program
 1/-  1991 Program
 1/-  1992 Program
 1/-  1993 Program
 1/-  1994 Program
 1/-  1995 Program
 1/-  1996 Program
 1/-  1997 Program
 1/-  1998 Program
 1/-  1999 Program
 1/-  2000 Program
 1/-  2001 Program
 1/-  2002 Program
 1/-  2004 Program
 1/-  2006 Program
 1/- 2012-2013 Program
   Box 2: Addy Awards—call for entries, invites, posters, etc,
1994-2000; Financial Records, 1968-1991
 2/-  Addy Winner pin
 2/1  1994-1995 Addy Awards, Advertising Supplement of the St. Louis Business Journal, July 10, 1995
 2/2  Addy Awards, Call for Entries 1996-2000
 2/3  Addy Awards Invites 1999
 2/4  1999-2000 Addy Awards, February 4, 2000
 2/5  Poster. 2000 Addy Awards at Zoo’s Living World
   Subseries 2: Financial Records
 2/-  1968
 2/-  1969
 2/-  1971
 2/-  1973
 2/-  1974
 2/-  1975
 2/-  1976
 2/-  1977
 2/-  1978
 2/-  1979
 2/-  1980
 2/-  1981
 2/-  1982
 2/-  1983
 2/-  1984
 2/-  1986
 2/-  1987
 2/-  1988
 2/-  1989
 2/-  1991
   Subseries 3: Rosters
Box 3: Rosters, 1915-2008
 3/-  1915
 3/-  1916
 3/-  1930
 3/-  1942
 3/-  1944
 3/-  1945
 3/-  1986
 3/-  1987
 3/-  1988
 3/-  1989
 3/-  1990
 3/-  1991
 3/-  1992
 3/-  1993
 3/-  1994
 3/-  2001
 3/-  2004
 3/-  2008
   Subseries 4: Minutes
 -/-  Bound volumes of minutes from June 1915-1985 are in the Manuscripts stacks in row 13, shelves D3-D4
   Box 4: Minutes, 1986-1995
 4/1  1986-1987
 4/2  1987-88
 4/3  1988-89
 4/4  1990-91
 4/5  1991-92
 4/6  1992-93
 4/7  1993-94
 4/8  1994-95
 4/9  Strategic planning August, 8, 1995
   Box 5: Minutes, 1996-2006; Memorabilia
 5/1  1996-97
 5/2  2002-03
 5/3  2003-04
 5/4  2004-05
 5/5  2005-06
 5/-  Acrylic diamond
 5/-  Round seal embosser
 5/-  Metal Ad Club directional sign
   Subseries 5: Ad Club magazine (Ad Club Weekly; Monthly; Bulletin; Ad/Mag; St. Louis Advertising)
 -/-  Bound volumes of the Ad Club magazine from Oct 5, 1925-1985 are in the Manuscripts stacks in row 13, shelves D1-D2
   Box 6: Ad Club Weekly, 1925-1926, 1948-1959
 6/-  Oct 5, 1925
 6/-  Oct 11, 1926
 6/-  Dec 20, 1926
 6/-  Dec 20, 1948
 6/-  Dec 19, 1949
 6/-  Dec 18, 1950
 6/-  June 10-13, 1951, Fiftieth Anniversary Issue
 6/-  Ad Club Weekly, 1955
 6/1  Ad Club Weekly, 1955
 6/2  Ad Club Weekly, 1956
 6/3  Ad Club Weekly, 1959
 6/-  Envelope, June 10-13, 1951, Fiftieth Anniversary Issue
   Box 7: Ad/Mag / St. Louis Advertising, Jul/Aug 1985-May 1991, April 1992-Summer 1994
 7/-  Jul/Aug 1985
 7/-  Sept 1985
 7/-  Oct 1985
 7/-  Nov1985
 7/-  Dec 1985
 7/-  Jan 1986
 7/-  Feb 1986
 7/-  Mar 1986
 7/-  Apr 1986
 7/-  May 1986
 7/-  June 1986
 7/-  Jul/Aug 1986
7/-  Sept 1986
 7/-  Oct 1986
 7/-  Nov1986 (2)
 7/-  Dec 1986
 7/-  Jan 1987
 7/-  Feb 1987
 7/-  Mar 1987
 7/-  Apr 1987
 7/-  May 1987
 7/-  June 1987
 7/-  Jul/Aug 1987
 7/-  Sept 1987
 7/-  Oct 1987
 7/-  Nov1987
 7/-  Dec 1987
 7/-  Jan 1988
 7/-  Feb 1988
 7/-  Mar 1988
 7/-  Apr 1988
 7/-  May 1988
 7/-  June 1988
 7/-  Jul/Aug 1988
 7/-  Sept 1988
 7/-  Oct 1988
 7/-  Nov1988
 7/-  Dec 1988
 7/-  Jan 1989
 7/-  Feb 1989
 7/-  Mar 1989
 7/-  Apr 1989
 7/-  May 1989
 7/-  June 1989
 7/-  Jul/Aug 1989
 7/-  Sept 1989
 7/-  Oct 1989
 7/-  Nov1989
 7/-  Dec 1989 (2)
 7/-  Jan 1990
 7/-  Feb 1990 (2)
 7/-  Mar 1990
 7/-  Apr 1990
 7/-  May 1990
 7/-  June 1990 (2)
 7/-  Jul/Aug 1990
 7/-  Sept 1990 (2)
 7/-  Oct 1990 (2)
 7/-  Nov1990 (2)
 7/-  Jan/Feb 1991 (2)
 7/-  Mar 1991 (2)
 7/-  Apr 1991 (2)
 7/-  May 1991 (2)
 7/-  Apr 1992 (2)
 7/-  June 1992 (2)
 7/-  Aug 1992 (2)
 7/-  Oct/Nov 1992 (2)
 7/-  Jan/Feb 1993 (2)
 7/-  Mar/Apr 1993
 7/-  Jul/Aug/Sept 1993 (2)
 7/-  Nov/Dec 1993 (2)
 7/-  Spring 1994 (2)
 7/-  Summer 1994 (2)
   Subseries 6: Publications and Ephemera
Box 8: Publications and ephemera, 1927-2001
 8/-  1988 Ad Club Auction, Kaleidoscope of Treasures program
 8/-  Presenting…The Advertising Club of St. Louis booklet (6 copies)
 8/1  Ad Club 100th Anniversary Gala, October 12, 2001
 8/2  Ad Club 100th Anniversary Survey, 2001
 8/3  Ad Club—clippings, 1942-2001
 8/4  Ad Club—Gridiron Dinner 1948-1950, 1953-1955, 1960 (2 copies of 1950)
 8/5  Ad Club—Historical documents
 8/6  Advertising Federation of America, Charter of Membership, May 1, 1930
 8/7  Campbell House Foundation by-laws, September 29, 1943
 8/8  Christmas Party programs, 1985-1990; Committees, 1955
 8/9  Invitation, First Annual Gridiron Dinner, November 15, 1932
 8/10  Junior Ad Club Rosters, November 1951, January 1954
 8/11  Membership booklets
Officers, 1927
 8/12  Postcards—Events
 8/13  Souvenir Program, Ad Club 75th Anniversary, 1977 (3 copies) 
  Subseries 7: Photos
Box 9: Photos, 1920s- ca. 2005
 9/1  Ad Club—photos, 1920s-1950s.
9/2   Ad Club—photos, 1960s-1980s. Includes Brass Hats Award winners Ethel Merman, Carol Channing, Robert Norse, Florence Henderson, Vincent Price, Mitzi Gaynor and Shirley Jones. The plaques were inscribed as "In Recognition of His/Her Ability to Show Business that St. Louis Knows Show Business The Advertising Club of St. Louis Has Elected [name] to Membership in the Exclusive Order of Brass Hats"
 9/-  Miscellaneous (1 of 7)
 9/-  Miscellaneous (2 of 7)
 9/-  Miscellaneous (3 of 7)
 9/-  Miscellaneous (4 of 7)
 9/-  Miscellaneous (5 of 7)
 9/-  Miscellaneous (6 of 7)
 9/-  Miscellaneous (7 of 7)
   Box 10: Photos, 2001-2005
 10/-  General Memorial Mr., January 26, 2005
 10/-  Ad Stock VI, April 7, 2005
 10/-  Steinberg Skating Rink, February 23, 2005
 10/-  SqWires, August 31, 2005 (1 of 2)
 10/-  SqWires, August 31, 2005 (2 of 2)
 10/-  Miscellaneous [photo CD], May 3,2005
 10/-  Kitchen K, May 25, 2005
 10/-  Mardi Gras, February 5, 2005
 10/-  Addys, 2005
 10/-  Carondelet Grill, March 30, 2005
 10/-  The Pepper Lounge, April 27, 2005
 10/-  Schneithorst's, Network Wednesday, May 26, 2004
 10/-  Cheshire Wine Garden, June 30, 2004
 10/-  Carondelet Grill, July 28, 2004
 10/-  Bar Napoli, April 28, 2004
 10/-  609 & U. Lounge, September 29, 2004
 10/-  Stadium Club, August 2004
 10/-  Café Eau, June 25, 2003
 10/-  Core, May 29, 2002
 10/-  Smith & Slays, August 28, 2002 (1 of 2); Schneithorst's, September 25, 2002
 10/-  Smith & Slays, August 28, 2002 (2 of 2)
 10/-  SqWires, June 26, 2002
 10/-  Harry’s, October 2002
 10/-  Café Diablo, September 26, 2001; King Louie’s July 31, 2002
 10/-  Miscellaneous, April 2003
 10/-  Ad Stock V, April 8, 2004
 10/-  Network Wednesday, Patrick’s at West Port, February 25, 2004
 10/-  Network Wednesday, Tejas, March 31, 2004
 10/-  M. P. O’Reilly’s, August 27, 2003
 10/-  Golf 2002, Landings at Spirit, September 9, 2002
 10/-  Club Candela, July 30, 2003
 10/-  Rue 13, May 28, 2003
 10/-  Miscellaneous, March 2003
 10/-  Miscellaneous [photo CD], February 2005
 10/- Miscellaneous [photo CD], February 2005
   Box 11: Photos, Ad Club Presidents, 1901-1995
 11/1  Presidents Hall of Fame wall plate
 11/2 Presidents, 1901-1920
Harry Meyer, 1901-1903
Robert E. Lee, 1907-1908
Vincent L. Price, Sr., 1913-1914
M. Palmer Linn, 1915-1917
John Ring, Jr., 1917-1919
M. E. Holderness, 1919-1920
 11/3 Presidents, 1920-1930Daniel A. Ruebel, 1920-1921
Edward T. Hall, 1921-1922
Walter B. Weisenburger, 1922-1923
Carl F. Meyer, 1923-1924
R. Fullerton Place, 1924-1925
Norman Lewis, 1925-1926
Harry T. Bussmann, 1926-1928
Arthur E. Schanuel, 1928-1929
Joseph P. Licklider, 1929-1930
 11/4 Presidents, 1930-1941Hubert J. Echele, 1930-1932
E. H. McReynolds, 1932-1934
Frank C. Hamilton, 1934-1936
G. Gordon Hertslet, 1936-1937
Douglas J. Murphey, 1937-1938
E. Lansing Ray, Jr., 1938-1939
Ray Maxwell, 1939-1941
 11/5 Presidents, 1941-1950
G. J. Lehleitner, 1941-1942
Carl F. G. Meyer, III, 1942-1943
William King, Jr., 1943-1944
Al Maescher, Jr., 1944-1945
Charles C. Tapscott, 1945-1946
Franklin J. Cornwell, 1946-1947
Walter G. Heren, 1947-1948
James B. Wilson, 1948-1949
C. L. (Chet) Thomas, 1949-1950
 11/6 Presidents, 1950-1960
Don O. Pyke, 1950-1951
Richard C. Lynch, 1951-1952Robert G. Stolz, 1952-1953
Louis J. Hoffman, 1953-1954
Wilson W. Condict, 1954-1955
Elzey M. Roberts, Jr. 1955-1956
Orville R. Goerer, 1956-1957Hugo G. Autz, 1957-1958Bill McDade, 1958-1959Edward J. Doody, 1959-1960
 11/7 Presidents, 1960-1970
Peter J. Nikolaisen, 1960-1961
John M. Lamoureux, 1961-1962
Robert Hyland, 1962-1963
Gerard T. Connors, 1963-1964
Robert Hillman, 1964-1965
James Nevins, 1965-1966
G. L. Halenkamp, 1966-1967
Gene Wilkey, 1967-1968
Mary Lou Hess, 1968-1969
Donald E. Hamel, 1968-1969
George L. Stemmler, Jr., 1969-1970
 11/8 Presidents, 1970-1980
Ralph M. Hansen, 1970-1971
Charles L. Crowe, 1971-1972
Emmett A. Capstick, 1972-1973
Tom L. Perryman, 1973-1974
Earl E. Bowman, Jr., 1974-1975
Robert W. Kelly, 1975-1976
C. Richard Desselman, 1976-1977
Ray A. Karpowicz, 1977-1978
George A. Speer, 1978-1979
James R. Bridwell, 1979-1980
 11/9 Presidents, 1980-1990
William F. Miller, 1980-1981
Allyn F. Glaub, 1981-1982
Michael P. Duffy, 1982-1983
Norm Stewart, 1983-1984
Joseph T. Donovan, 1984-1985
Kennett C. Johnson, 1985-1986
Larry D. Bayliss, 1987-1988
Roy E. Saunders, Jr., 1988-1989
David C. Erich, 1989-1990
 11/10 Presidents, 1990-1995
Glennon D. Jamboretz, 1990-1991
Edward C. Barnidge, Jr., 1991-1992
John J. Gutbrod, 1992-1993
Patricia Bolling, 1993-1994
Gary Holt, 1994-1995
   Subseries 8: Oversized
Box 12: Manuscripts and Memorabilia
 12/-  Resolution, signed by Executive Committee, 1925 [framed] 12/- Minutes of the First Meeting of St. Louis Advertising Men’s League, March 1, 1901 [framed]
 12/-  Minutes of the First Meeting of St. Louis Advertising Men’s League, March 1, 1901 [framed]
 12/-  Plaque, Adverting Club of Greater St. Louis and Advertising Federation of St. Louis merged on June 1, 1988 [with gavels of Ad Club and Women’s Ad Club]
 12/- Proclamation of the St. Louis County, MO for St. Louis Ad Club Centennial Day, October 12, 2001 [1 in official folder]
 12/-  Seal of the Adverting Club of Greater St. Louis
   Box 13: Photos, Publications and Memorabilia
 13/-  The AAF G.D. Crain, Jr. Public Services Advertising Award
 13/-  Founder of Campbell House Museum declaration, September 24, 1982 [framed]
 13/-  Proclamation of the St. Louis County, MO for St. Louis Ad Club Centennial Day, October 12, 2001 [removed from frame in folder]
13/1  Photo. Historical reenactment? [n.d.]
13/2  Photo, First Annual Gridiron Dinner, November 15, 1932
 13/3  Associated Advertising Clubs of the World, Charter of Membership, February 16, 1922
 13/4 Photo. St. Louis Ad Club, 1927 in Pueblo, Colorado
 13/5 Advertising Club Weekly, Member of the Board of Governors, 1928-1929
 13/6  Photo. First Gridiron Committee – Advertising Club of St. Louis, 1932
 13/7  Certificate, Knights of Haymakers, September 2, 1932
 13/8  Gridiron Edition, St. Louis Star-Times. January 22, 1935
 13/9  Gridiron Special, St. Louis Globe-Democrat. March 29, 1955; April 8, 1954
 13/10  Photo. Ad Club with Missouri Senator, May 1981

Oversized (not in boxes)
Seal of the Advertising Club of Greater St. Louis (25”x25”)

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