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Overview of the Collection

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Detailed Description of the Collection

Mitchell Defense Industry Advertisement Collection



Overview of the Collection

Accession No.: 05-9
Repository: Texas/Dallas History & Archives, Dallas Public Library
1515 Young St
Dallas, TX 75201
Creator: Bill Mitchell
Dates: ca. 1950-1990
Quantity: .5 cubic feet
Language: The records are in English.

Biographical Note

Bill Mitchell was an advertising employee and executive for various ad agencies in Dallas from 1953 until the early 1990s.

Chronology of Advertisements & Ad Agencies

Mid 1950s Plebe promotional brochure - Tracy-Locke Advertising
Mid 1950s Vought Vignettes - Tracy-Locke Advertising
Late 1950s Vought Community Relations Ads - Tracy-Locke Advertising
Late 1950s Vought Institutional Ads - Tracy-Locke Advertising
Late 1950s Vought Vocabulary Ads - Tracy-Locke Advertising
Ca. 1968-1972 Bell Helicopter (to businesses) - Wyatt & Williams Advertising
Ca. 1968-1972 Bell Helicopter (to military) - Wyatt & Williams Advertising
Early 1970s Bell Helicopter (Air Evac Market) - Wyatt & Williams Advertising
1970s Bell Helicopter (212 Twin) - Wyatt & Williams Advertising
1970s Bell Helicopter - "It's a Job for a Bell" - Freelance Work
1970s Bell Helicopter/ Don Teel - Freelance Work
Mid 1970s Bell Helicopter - Unpublished Ad Drawing
Mid 1970s Texas Instruments - Freelance Work
Late 1970s Bell Helicopter (businesses) - Freelance Work
1980s E-Systems (reports)
1982 The 4500 Year Flight - A special guide to the UT-Dallas History of Aviation Collection - Point Communications
1983 Mitsubishi Aircraft Magazine - Mitchell & Thomas Company
Early 1980s Sabre Data Traffic Control - Freelance Work

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Scope and Contents

The collection consists of approximately fifty advertisements pertaining to Dallas-based companies involved in the defense industry. The ads are from as early as 1953, when Mitchell worked for Tracy-Locke Advertising, and as current as the early 1990s, when he moved from Dallas. The materials are a good representation of how technology-based Dallas companies were reaching out to their consumers and the public in the 1950s through 1980s.

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Related Material

Vertical File: Aviation - Advertising

Vertical File: Business & Industry - Advertising

Vertical File: Business &Industry - Bell Helicopter

Vertical File: Business & Industry - Mitsubishi Aircraft International

Vertical File: Business & Industry - TEMCO

Vertical File: Business & Industry - Texas Instruments

Vertical File: Business & Industry - Vought Aircraft

Vertical File: Business & Industry - Point Communication (Ad Agency)

Vertical File: Business & Industry - Tracy Locke (Ad Agency)

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Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Persons:

Mitchell, Bill, 1922-

Places:

Dallas (Tex.)

Subjects:

Defense Industries - Texas - History - 20th Century

Occupations:

Advertising - Texas - History - 20th Century

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

MA 05-9 Mitchell Defense Industry Advertisement Collection, Texas/Dallas History & Archives Division, Dallas Public Library

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Box Folder
1 1 Plebe (TEMCO Promotional Brochure) - mid 1950s
2 Vought Vocabulary Ads - late 1950s
Time, page 59, 20 January 1958
3 Bell Helicopter (to businesses) - ca. 1968-1972
4 Bell Helicopter (Air Evac Market) - early 1970s
5 Bell Helicopter - "It's a job for a Bell" - 1970s
6 Bell Helicopter (businesses) - late 1970s
7 Texas Instruments (recruitment) - mid 1970s
At a time when skilled and educated workers were in high demand, TI published this material promoting employment opportunities available in the technology field.
8 E-Systems (reports) - 1980s
9 Mitsubishi Aircraft Magazine - 1983
10 "The 4500 Year Flight" - 1982
11 Sabre Data Traffic Control - early 1980s
12 Bill Mitchell
Description of advertisements - 2005
Resume' - ca. 1990
2 1 Vought Vignettes - mid 1950s
2 Vought Community Relations Ads - late 1950s
Dallas Morning News, Part 1 Page 13, 21 August 1957
Dallas Morning News, Part 1 Page 7, 21 May 1958
3 Vought Institutional Ads - late 1950s
4 Bell Helicopter (to military) - ca. 1968-1972
5 Bell Helicopter (212 Twin) - 1970s
6 Bell Helicopter/ Don Teel - 1970s
7 Bell Helicopter - Unpublished Ad Drawing - mid 1970s