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Phyllis Diller’s Gag File

Manufacturer:
Art Steel Company, Inc.  Search this
Maker:
Diller, Phyllis  Search this
Art Steel Company, Inc.  Search this
Physical Description:
steel (overall material)
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
adhesive (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 48 in x 40 in x 17 1/4 in; 121.92 cm x 101.6 cm x 43.815 cm
Object Name:
file
Place made:
United States: New York, New York City
Date made:
ca 1962 - 1994
Subject:
Humor  Search this
Comedians  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Phyllis Diller
ID Number:
2003.0289.01.01
Accession number:
2003.0289
Catalog number:
2003.0289.01.01
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1218385
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Clark Maddock Collection

Topic:
Mr. Goodwrench
Advertiser:
General Motors Corporation  Search this
Creator:
Maddock, Clark, 1912-1988  Search this
Donor:
Frederick, Jeffry A.  Search this
Extent:
1.5 Cubic feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Letters
Sketchbooks
Photographs
Watercolor drawings
Storyboards
Clippings
Awards
Fliers (printed matter)
Design drawings
Date:
1931 - 1994
Scope and Contents:
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.
Arrangement:
1 series.
Biographical / Historical:
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.
Provenance:
Donated to the Archives Center in 2015 by Maddock's grandson, Jeffry Frederick.
Restrictions:
UNPROCESSED COLLECTION.
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment.,Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Occupation:
Band directors  Search this
Commercial artists  Search this
Topic:
advertising  Search this
Commercial art  Search this
Genre/Form:
Letters
Sketchbooks
Photographs -- 20th century
Watercolor drawings
Storyboards
Clippings
Awards
Fliers (printed matter)
Design drawings -- 20th century
Citation:
Clark Maddock Collection, 1931-1994, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1346
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1346

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