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GJA
Session #1
Interviewee: Frank Stanton
Interviewer: Mary Marshall Clark
New York, New York
Date: March 5, 1991

Q:

This is March 5, 1991 and I am in the office of Dr. Frank Stanton on Fifth Avenue. Good morning, Dr. Stanton.

Stanton:

Good morning.

Q:

We'd like to start the first session by asking you a few questions about your background and your life in Dayton, Ohio, and how you think that may have influenced what happened after Dayton, your family, your education, your work experience. Anywhere you'd like to start --

Stanton:

Probably the strongest influence in Dayton came from the work I did as a kid at a men's clothing company called The Metropolitan Company -- no longer in existence. There I worked after school and on Saturdays when I was in grade school. And when I was in high school I worked as well at the company. But about halfway through my high school years I became involved in display advertising and did a lot of work with the group that took care of trimming the windows and setting up the shops in the store. And also did all the typesetting and so forth for the display advertising. That became a home away from home for me because a lot of the work in the windows was done after closing hours and I did my homework and a lot of work at the store -- frequently and past midnight. It was a career in itself and even when I went off to college I returned weekends to work at that particular



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