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COLLECTION Identifier: HUM 306

Jeffrey Robert Chapman personal archive

Overview

Jeffrey Robert Chapman, advertising executive, graduated from Harvard University (AB 1986), where he was a writer and issue editor for the Harvard Lampoon while studying forest ecology. The collection documents Jeffrey R. Chapman’s affiliation with the Harvard Lampoon, a school humor magazine, and includes a Lampoon letterman jacket, original artwork for Lampoon magazine covers, and a Lampoon USA Today parody issue.

Dates

  • 1985-1986

Reseacher Access

Open for research.

Extent

1.81 cubic feet (2 flat boxes, 1 portfolio folder)
The collection documents Jeffrey R. Chapman’s affiliation with the Harvard Lampoon, a school humor magazine. The collection contains two original covers created by Chapman for the Lampoon, Tough Guys (1985 December), and Recreational Vehicles (1986 June). Also included is Chapman’s Lampoon letterman jacket, a Lampoon USA Today parody issue which Chapman helped design, and an invitation to a birthday party thrown by the USA Today in New York City (1986 September) printed on an imitation record.

Biographical note

Jeffrey Robert Chapman, advertising executive, graduated from Harvard University (AB 1986), where he was a writer and issue editor for the Harvard Lampoon while studying forest ecology. Chapman also received his MBA from Northwestern University (1990). Chapman spent over thirty years in the advertising industry.

Acquisition information

The Jeffrey Robert Chapman personal archive was donated to the Harvard University Archives by Jeffrey Robert Chapman.
  1. Accession number: 2018.278; 2017 November 7.

Related Material

In the Harvard University Archives
Harvard/ Yale: 1988 Lampoon program parody, 1988 (HUK 510.71).

References

Harvard College Class of 1986, Twenty-fifth Anniversary Report. Jeffrey Robert Chapman. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Office of the University Publisher, 2011.

Processing Information

The Jeffrey Robert Chapman personal archive was processed in January 2018 by Dominic P. Grandinetti. Processing included rehousing the records into appropriate containers and the creation of this finding aid. Folder titles were supplied by the archivist.
Link to catalog
Title
Chapman, Jeffrey R. Jeffrey Robert Chapman personal archive, 1985-1986: an inventory
Description rules
dacs
EAD ID
hua01018

Repository Details

Part of the Harvard University Archives Repository

Holding nearly four centuries of materials, the Harvard University Archives is the principal repository for the institutional records of Harvard University and the personal archives of Harvard faculty, as well as collections related to students, alumni, Harvard-affiliates and other associated topics. The collections document the intellectual, cultural, administrative and social life of Harvard and the influence of the University as it emerged across the globe.

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