Series 20 - Public Relations Manager's Files

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Public Relations Manager's Files

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SCA207-GA186-20

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  • 1949-1992 (Creation)
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    Electrohome

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167.5 cm of textual records
238 photographs : b&w and col. ; 26 x 21 cm or smaller
174 slides, mounted : col. ; 35 mm
66 transparencies : col. ; 26 x 21 cm or smaller
34 negatives : b&w and col. ; 26 x 21 cm or smaller
16 contact prints : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm and 6 x 6 cm
8 technical drawings : blackline and blueline prints ; 44 x 56 cm or smaller
7 printing proofs : b&w ; 37 x 25 cm or smaller
1 architectural drawing : blueline print ; 44 x 58 cm

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Series consists of records accumulated and used mainly by Robert Lovell in his role as Public Relations Manager (from 1963 to ca. 1988). Series includes correspondence files (including correspondence with community organizations, shareholders, and customers); subject files; records relating to the preparation and distribution of annual reports and the planning of annual meetings; records relating to the publicity of products, events, and board and management appointments; and other records relating to publicity of Electrohome.

Includes correspondence; memoranda; news releases (including some drafts); press clippings; draft speeches prepared for Carl A. Pollock, John A. Pollock, and other senior managers; reports to shareholders; product literature; photographs and other visual material; internal publications; and other material.

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Linear extent of series does not include oversized materials.

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  • English
  • French
  • German

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The Public Relations department, once formed, was in the Division of Industrial and Public Relations (managers of the division included W.G. Scott, Norman J. Long, C. Allgeir, Maurice Monteith). In 1962, J.R. Boehmer was Public Relations Manager. On July 8, 1963, Robert Lovell became Public Relations Manager and remained in the position for 25 years (until 1988). At this time the company underwent organizational change and the public relations activities may have been distributed among the business sectors rather than a centralized function. The history and evolution of the public relations function over the life of the company is unclear from the series/fonds, and it is also unclear when Lovell retired.

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