Series 8
Writings about Robert W. Woodruff, 1940-1979
Boxes 497-505; OP 237-242

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of notes, drafts, typescripts and proofs, and reviews of published works by others about Robert W. Woodruff. It includes materials relating to Charles Elliot's books Ichauway Plantation (1974), A Biography of the Boss (1979) and "Mr. Anonymous," Robert W. Woodruff of Coca-Cola (1982) (a second edition of A Biography of the Boss with additions), as well as Ely Jacques (E.J.) Kahn's Robert Winship Woodruff (1969). This series also contains drafts of articles about Robert W. Woodruff written by Ralph McGill.

Of special interest are the drafts prepared by various collaborators for the chapter "You in a Career of Selling," published under Woodruff's name in the book Listen to Leaders in Business (1963).

In addition, this series includes correspondence about the creation and production of these works; as well as original illustrations. The original illustrations include watercolor paintings by Keats Petree, which were used in Elliots' Ichauway Plantation, and charcoal drawings for Kahn's Robert Winship Woodruff.

Arrangement Note

Arranged in alphabetical order by author of work.

Restrictions on Access

Special restrictions apply: This series is stored offsite. Researchers must contact MARBL in advance for access to this material.

Elliott, Charles. A Biography of the Boss (1979)
Box Folder Content
497 1 Author's Note and Prologue
497 2 Chapter I [1of 2]
497 3 Chapter I [2of 2]
497 4 Chapter II
497 5 Chapter III
497 6 Chapter IV [1 of 2]
498 1 Chapter IV [2 of 2]
498 2 Chapter V
498 3 Chapter VI [1 of 2]
498 4 Chapter VI [2 of 2]
498 5 Chapter VII
499 1 Chapter VIII
499 2 Chapter IX
499 3
499 4 Correspondence, 1978
499 5 Correspondence, 1979-1985 [1 of 7]
499 6 Ccorrespondence, 1979-1985 [2 of 7]
499 7 Correspondence, 1979-1985 [3 of 7]
500 1 Correspondence, 1979-1985 [4 of 7]
500 2 Correspondence, 1979-1985 [5 of 7]
500 3 Correspondence, 1979-1985 [6 of 7]
500 4 Correspondence, 1979-1985 [7 of 7]
500 5 Distribution list, undated
500 6 Galleys
OP237 - Proofs
500 7 "Perennial Giant" [Draft of "Ever the Boss", added to second edition Mr. Anonymous]
500 8 Second edition, Mr. Anonymous, reviews, 1982
Elliott, Charles. Ichauway Plantation (1974)
501 1 Ichauway Plantation, 1975-1983
501 2 "An Unforgettable Friend," 1971
501 6 Artwork, undated
501 3 Correspondence, 1973
501 4 Correspondence, 1974
501 5 Correspondence, 1975 [1 of 5]
501 6 Correspondence, 1975 [2 of 5]
501 7 Correspondence, 1975 [3 of 5]
501 8 Correspondence, 1975 [4 of 5]
502 1 Correspondence, 1975 [5 of 5]
502 2 Correspondence, 1976-1985
502 3 Distribution list, 1975-1985
502 4 Galleys
502 5 Manuscript [typescript], undated
502 6 Notes
502 - Illustrations by Keats Petree [pages 1-9]
503 - Illustrations by Keats Petree [pages 13-106]
OP238 - Ichauway Plantation, Illustrations by Keats Petree [pages 11, 53]
Kahn, E.J. [Ely Jacques], Jr., Robert Winship Woodruff (1969)
504 1 Typescript, pp. 1-89
504 2 Typescript, pp. 90-212
504 3 Typescript [complete]
504 4 Correspondence, 1970-1975
Kahn, E.J. [Ely Jacques], Jr., Robert Winship Woodruff (1969), Lay-outs [Original artwork: Drawings in charcoal unless otherwise noted]
OP239 - Illustrations [pages 1-17]
OP240 - Illustrations [pages 27-66]
OP241 - Illustrations [pages 79-116]
OP242 - Illustrations [pages 136-159]
Love, Albert, and James Saxon Childers, eds., You in a Career of Selling" By Robert W. Woodruff, in Listen to Leaders in Business (1963)
504 5 "You in a Career of Selling," 1961-1967 [1 of 3]
504 6 "You in a Career of Selling," 1961-1967 [2 of 3]
504 7 "You in a Career of Selling," 1961-1967 [3 of 3]
McGill, Ralph
505 1 "Bob Woodruff: Born to Wealth but, He Took the Hard Way," [1940] [1 of 2]
505 2 "Bob Woodruff: Born to Wealth but, He Took the Hard Way," [1940] [2 of 2]
505 3 "Robert Woodruff of Coca-Cola", in Metropolitan Life Home Office, 1963
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