Strouse, Norman H.

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Norman H. Strouse was born in Olympia, Washington in 1906. Strouse worked for forty years at the J. Walter Thompson Advertising Agency, then the world's largest. In 1955 he was promoted to president, and was made chief executive in 1960. He served as chairman from 1964 until he retired in 1968. He was also chairman of the American Association of Advertising Agencies and the recipient of the Gold Medal Award in advertising. After retiring in 1968, Strouse focused on collecting rare books, fine printing, and bindings. He specialized in books by Thomas Carlyle, works bound by Thomas Bird Moser, and 12th-16th-century illuminated manuscripts. He and his wife, Charlotte, founded the Silverado Museum in St. Helena, dedicated to Robert Louis Stevenson, with more than 6,000 books and other items. Strouse also wrote four books, including How to Build a Poor Man’s Morgan Library .

From the guide to the Norman H. and Charlotte Strouse collection of letters of the presidents, 1780-1990, (Free Library of Philadelphia: Rare Book Department)

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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn J. Walter Thompson Company. Frankfurt Office. Peter Gilow Papers, 1960-1978 David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn J. Walter Thompson Company. Treasurer's Office Records, 1929-1952 Duke University. David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History
referencedIn Papers, 1853-2005 (inclusive), 1939-2003 (bulk). Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
referencedIn J. Walter Thompson Company. Dan Seymour Papers, 1951-1974 David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn J. Walter Thompson Company. Frankfurt Office. Denis Lanigan Papers, 1958-1964 David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
creatorOf H.M. Fletcher,. Temple of Muses : photograph album of double fore-edge paintings, 1954. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Uchiyama, Ukai, 1907-. Specimens of Japanese calligraphy, 1950-1960. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn J. Walter Thompson Company. Dan Seymour Papers, 1951-1974 David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
creatorOf Norman H. and Charlotte Strouse collection of letters of the presidents, 1780-1990 Free Library of Philadelphia: Rare Book Department
referencedIn Papers, 1853-2005 (inclusive), 1939-2003 (bulk). Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
referencedIn J. Walter Thompson Company. Edward G. Wilson Papers, 1906-1991, bulk 1946-1971 David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn J. Walter Thompson Company. Sidney Ralph Bernstein Company History Files, 1873-1964 David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn J. Walter Thompson Company. Writings and Speeches, 1912-2000 and undated David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
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associatedWith Adams, John, 1735-1826 person
associatedWith Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848 person
associatedWith Arnold, Isaac Newton, 1815-1884 person
associatedWith Arthur, Chester Alan, 1829-1886 person
associatedWith Barkley, Alben William, 1877-1956 person
associatedWith Bingham, John Armor, 1815-1900 person
associatedWith Buchanan, James, 1791-1868 person
associatedWith Bush, Barbara, 1925- person
associatedWith Bush, George, 1924- person
associatedWith Caldwell, John, 1819-1868 person
associatedWith Camp, Benjamin Franklin, 1852-1929 person
associatedWith Clarke, Sidney, 1831-1909 person
associatedWith Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908 person
associatedWith Collamer, Jacob, 1791-1865 person
associatedWith Coolidge, Calvin, 1872-1933 person
associatedWith Curtin, Andrew Gregg, 1815-1894 person
correspondedWith Eccles, Mary Hyde. person
associatedWith Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969 person
associatedWith Fillmore, Millard, 1800-1874 person
associatedWith Forbes, Wm. (William), d. 1877 person
associatedWith Ford, Gerald R., 1913-2006 person
associatedWith Garfield, James A. (James Abram), 1831-1881 person
associatedWith Goodwin, John Noble, 1824-1887 person
associatedWith Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885 person
associatedWith Harding, Warren G. (Warren Gamaliel), 1865-192 person
associatedWith Harrison, Benjamin, 1833-1901 person
associatedWith Harrison, William Henry, 1773-1841 person
associatedWith Hayes, Rutherford Birchard, 1822-1893 person
associatedWith H.M. Fletcher, corporateBody
associatedWith Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964 person
associatedWith Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845 person
associatedWith Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 person
associatedWith Johnson, Andrew, 1808-1875 person
associatedWith Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973 person
associatedWith Judah, Henry Moses, 1821-1866 person
correspondedWith J. Walter Thompson Company. corporateBody
associatedWith J. Walter Thompson Company. Frankfurt Office. corporateBody
associatedWith Kellogg, Francis William, 1810-1879 person
associatedWith Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963 person
associatedWith Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 person
associatedWith Madison, James, 1751-1836 person
associatedWith Markey, Morris, 1899-1950 person
associatedWith McKinley, William, 1843-1901 person
associatedWith Monroe, James, 1758-1831 person
associatedWith Moore, William Yorke, 1806-1890 person
associatedWith Motley, John Lothrop, 1814-1877 person
associatedWith Nixon, John T. (John Thompson), 1820-1889 person
associatedWith Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994 person
associatedWith Pierce, Franklin, 1804-1869 person
associatedWith Polk, James K. (James Knox), 1795-1849 person
associatedWith Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962 person
associatedWith Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945 person
associatedWith Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919 person
associatedWith Strouse, Charlotte person
associatedWith Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930 person
associatedWith Taylor, Zachary, 1784-1850 person
associatedWith Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972 person
associatedWith Tyler, John, 1790-1862 person
associatedWith Uchiyama, Ukai, 1907- person
associatedWith United States. President. corporateBody
associatedWith Van Buren, Martin, 1782-1862 person
associatedWith Washington, Bushrod, 1762-1829 person
associatedWith Washington, George, 1732-1799 person
associatedWith Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924 person
associatedWith Yates, Richard, 1815-1873 person
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