Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0397
Creators:
Crocker, Judith A.
Faust, Herbert M. (salesman, manager)
Dates:
1918-1949.
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1.5 Cubic feet
4 boxes
Repository:
Papers relate to Mr. Faust's diverse career, including information on advertising in the 1920s, including two marketing studies from 1920 1922 of Sabetha, Kansas; his War Production Board experience, 1943-1944, which demonstrates the magnitude of that operation, its contribution to the war effort, and the extensive involvement of the American public in the salvage effort; and correspondence relating to his employment with and retirement from the Mutual Broadcasting Company, 1945-1948. These papers constitute a personal record of a successful career which reached its peak with important wartime civilian service.

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
These papers all relate to Mr. Faust's career and readily divide into three series: (1) his years with the Curtis Publishing Company, 1918 1943, which contains information on advertising in the 1920s; (2) his War Production Board experience, 1943 1944, which demonstrates the magnitude of that operation, its contribution to the war effort, and the extensive involvement of the American public in the salvage effort; and (3) correspondence relating to his employment with and subsequent retirement from the Mutual Broadcasting Company, 1945 1948. Some of his other papers undoubtedly became part of the final records of both the Curtis Publishing Company and the War Production Board. Mr. Faust's papers constitute a personal record of a successful career which reached its peak with important wartime civilian service.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Divided into 3 series: 1) Curtis Publishing Company, 1918-1943; 2) War Production Board, 1943-1944; 3) Mutual Broadcasting Company, 1945-1948.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Herbert M. Faust spent more than 24 years with the Curtis Publishing Company, from 1918 to 1943. Starting as a salesman in Chicago for Country Gentleman, a magazine published by Curtis, he later became manager of the Cleveland office of the Saturday Evening Post, manager of Curtis' Detroit Advertising Branch, and then manager of the New York Advertising Branch. His final position with the company was as Advertising Manager.
He left Curtis in September 1943 to join the War Production Board as a "dollar a year" man but was quickly transferred to the Federal payroll. The function of the War Production Board was to exercise general direction over the war procurement and production programs of all Federal departments and agencies. Mr. Faust served as Director of the Salvage Division of the War Production Board. During his tenure, there was a very heavy emphasis on paper salvage and much of the material in his papers relates to it.
In November 1944, Mr. Faust left the War Production Board to assume a position as manager of the central division of the Mutual Broadcasting System in Detroit, Michigan. He was employed there until his resignation in January 1949, following which he and his wife moved to California.

Administration
Processing Information
This collection was processed by Grace M. Angle, Archives Center volunteer.
Author
Grace M. Angle
Immediate Source of Acquisiton
Collection donated by Judith A. Crocker, July 1, 1991.

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Herbert M. Faust Papers, 1918-1949, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
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.
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.

Ownership and Custodial History
Ownership and Custodial History
Gift of Judith A. Crocker, Mr. Faust's granddaughter.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Broadcasting -- 1940-1950 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
advertising Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Clippings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Correspondence -- 1930-1950 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Market surveys Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kansas Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Marketing Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sabetha (Kansas) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Scrapbooks -- 1900-1950 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
World War, 1939-1945 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States. War Production Board. Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Saturday Evening Post. Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Curtis Publishing Company. Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mutual Broadcasting Company. Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
archivescenter@si.edu
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