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  • Organization
  • Scope and Contents
  • Biographical Note
  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Preferred Citation
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
  • Processing Information

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: USC Libraries East Asian Library
    Title: Jack Whitehouse papers
    creator: Whitehouse, Jack, 1924-2005
    Identifier/Call Number: 3017
    Identifier/Call Number: 937
    Physical Description: 17 Linear Feet 16 boxes
    Date (inclusive): 1957-1998
    Abstract: Jack Whitehouse was a public relations executive, consultant, writer, and editor. This collection comprises primarily film reels and video recordings relating largely to the Japanese Steel Industry, one of Whitehouse's clients. It also contains correspondence, speeches, annual reports, press kits, presentations, and articles relating to the clients of Whitehouse's firms (International Public Relations Co., Ltd and Jack Whitehouse Associates), general press and publicity materials, slides and photographs, and audio cassettes and sound recordings.


    The collection is organized into the following six series: 1. Films; 2. Videos; 3. International Public Relations Co. Ltd. and Jack Whitehouse Associates; 4. Press, publicity, and printed materials; 5. Slides and photographs; 6. Audio cassettes and sound recordings. Arrangement within each series is alphabetical.

    Scope and Contents

    The Jack Whitehouse papers, 1957-1999, consist of films, videos, correspondence, clippings, articles, reports, speeches, press kits, presentations, printed materials, slides, photographs, audio cassettes, and sound recordings pertaining to Whitehouse's career as a public relations executive, consultant, president, and owner of both International Public Relations Co., Ltd. and Jack Whitehouse Associates. The majority of the material is comprised of 16mm acetate film reels, super 8s, and video cassettes regarding the Japanese Steel Industry (largely Nihon Kōkan Kabushiki Kaisha).
    There are also paper materials consisting of press kits, remarks, presentations, correspondence, annual reports, and programs pertaining to Whitehouse's other clients, including the Consulate General of Japan, Fugi Bank, and Mitsubishi. The collection also contains general press, publicity, and printed materials in the form of clippings, flyers, brochures, pamphlets, press kits, seminars, and journals relating to various business and organizations with which Whitehouse was associated. Among those included are the International Student Center, the Japan Business Association of Southern California, Jetro, Japan America Society of Southern California, and Whitehouse's involvement with UCLA and USC as a frequent guest lecturer.
    The remainder of the collection comprises numerous slides and a few photographs relating to various meetings and clients of Whitehouse's public relations firms, and magnetic tape sound recordings and audio cassettes largely of speeches and seminars.

    Biographical Note

    Jack Pendleton Whitehouse was a public relations executive and consultant, born in Los Angeles on August 18, 1924. He was a UCLA graduate, writer for the UCLA Office of Public Information from 1945 to 1949, and an editor of the Los Angeles Independent Publishing Company from 1946 to 1948.
    From 1951 to 1953, Whitehouse was the managing editor of the Daily Sun in Yuma, Arizona. In 1958, he launched Jack Whitehouse Associates out of L.A., of which he was owner, president, and public relations counsel. In 1959, Whitehouse also established International Public Relations Co. Ltd. His clients included the Japanese Steel Industry (particularly Nihon Kōkan Kabushiki Kaisha), Fuji Bank, and the L.A. Consulate General for Japan.
    Whitehouse was a frequent guest lecturer at colleges and universities, including USC and UCLA. He was the author of "International Public Relations", published in 1978, a member of the Los Angeles World Affairs Council, advisor of the Japan Philharmonic Society, director of the Japan Steel Information Center, executive council of the Japan America Society, and recipient of the Foreign Minister's award of the government of Japan in 1994. He passed away in 2005.

    Conditions Governing Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. Advance notice required for access.

    Conditions Governing Use

    All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Curator of the East Asian Library. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the East Asian Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

    Preferred Citation

    [Box/Folder# or Item name]. Jack Whitehouse papers, Collection no. 3017, East Asian Library, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Jack Whitehouse.

    Processing Information

    Acetate film reels were separated from the rest of the materials and placed in their own archival boxes. These five boxes were then transfered for housing at USC's Moving Image Archives.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Businessmen -- California -- Los Angeles -- Archival resources
    Journalism and public relations -- California -- Los Angeles -- Archival resources
    Public relations -- California -- Los Angeles -- Archival resources
    Public relations consultants -- California -- Los Angeles -- Archival resources
    Public relations firms -- California -- Los Angeles -- Archival resources
    Steel industry and trade -- Japan -- Archival resources
    Acetate film
    Press kits
    Slides (photographs)
    Sound recordings
    Whitehouse, Jack, 1924-2005 -- Archives
    Fuji Ginkō -- Archives
    International Public Relations Co. -- Archives
    Japan Steel Information Center -- Archives
    Nihon Kōkan Kabushiki Kaisha -- Archives