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Clark Maddock Collection, 1931-1994

Creator:
Maddock, Clark 1912-1988
Donor:
Frederick, Jeffry A
Advertiser:
General Motors Corporation
Physical description:
1.5 cu. ft
Type:
Letters
Collection descriptions
Advertising
Awards
Clippings
Design drawings
Fliers (printed matter)
Photographs
Sketchbooks
Storyboards
Watercolor drawings
Date:
1931
1931-1994
20th century
Notes:
Maddock was an artist who worked for several decades in the advertising industry. He graduated from the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts, worked on campaigns for GM, Dow, Goodrich, Sohio, and other, while employed by several ad agencies. After retirement he lived in Hawaii where he edited a local newspaper and devoted more time to his watercolors, which were exhibited in local galleries.
Summary:
The collection documents the life and career of Clark Maddock, from his early years as a bandleader, through his work in the advertising industry and subsequent retirement. There are clippings and a few photographs relating to his musical career, but most of the collection relates to his work in the advertising industry for several ad agencies, and includes original artwork for print advertisements (especially GM's "Mr. Goodwrench" campaign) letters, flyers, a sketchbook, drawings, storyboards, photographs, and awards.
Cite as:
Clark Maddock Collection, 1931-1994, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Advertising
Commercial art
Local number:
Pending (NMAH Acc.)
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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