Lew Shalett, the donor of the collection, founded the Sheldon-Claire Company during the 1930s to provide employee motivational materials to industry. The posters and other materials were used by a wide range of companies, associations, government agencies, municipalities and other organizations.
Employee motivational materials, ca. 1926-1980, produced by the Sheldon-Claire Company. Materials include posters, pamphlets, manuals and other materials, in addition to the papers documenting the development and promotion of these products.
Posters: Many are reproductions of work by famous photographers, such as Russell Lee. Some reflect World War II themes or constitute wartime propaganda.
Sheldon-Claire Company Records, 1926-1980, Archives Center, National Museum of American History