Locations served, line names, and vessels in fleet have been noted when available to aid in those researching by geographical and name parameters, although these details should not be considered complete and exhaustive as other locations and routes may have also been served. None of the supplemental information should be considered exhaustive as the materials represent only a sampling of operations records and advertising produced by the companies listed.
Materials may include promotional and marketing circulars, bills of lading, receipts for services, time tables and schedules, price lists, correspondence, tickets, baggage tags, company history, menus, passenger lists, travel and tour guides, etcetera. Some effort has been made to identify certain items when present, such as passenger lists.
These folders are marked LINES. Arranged alphabetically by company or line in bulk folders; material within each folder is not ordered. Companies with significant brand recognition or a volume of material have been foldered individually.
Some documents have been affixed together and contain receipts for multiple lines; these have been foldered separately in Bundled Documents at the end of the subseries.
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
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.
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Ships, Boats, and Vessels, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Funding for partial processing of the collection was supported by a grant from the Smithsonian Institution's Collections Care and Preservation Fund (CCPF).