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GAF Records

Source:
GAF Corporation  Search this
Names:
Agfa (Firm)  Search this
Ansco Company  Search this
Anthony, Edward A.  Search this
Anthony, Edward A.  Search this
Former owner:
GAF Corporation  Search this
Extent:
3 Cubic feet (3 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Black-and-white photographs
Business records
Clippings
Histories
Legal documents
Newsletters
Price lists
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Date:
1939-1963
Summary:
The collection consists of historical and business records for ANSCO, a company now owned by GAF (General Aniline and Film Corporation).
Content Description:
Collection includes business correspondence, some of it regarding a collection of Matthew B. Brady photographs; photographs, mostly of the company's products, biographical information on Edward A. Anthony, who started Anthony & Scovill, which merged with AGFA in 1928; multiple written accounts of the history of the company; trade literature; catalogs; price lists; company newsletters; scholarly journals; legal documents; and clippings. There is a small number of papers relating to Edward A. Anthony's first company, Anthony and Co., dating back to 1877.
Provenance:
Collection donated to the Photographic History Collections of the National Museum of American History, by GAF. Transferred to the Archives Center in 2019.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
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.
Topic:
Camera industry  Search this
Letters (correspondence) -- 20th century  Search this
Photographic film industry  Search this
Scholarly periodicals  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white photographs
Business records -- 20th century
Clippings -- 20th century
Histories
Legal documents -- 20th century
Newsletters -- 20th century
Price lists
Trade catalogs
Trade literature -- 20th century
Citation:
GAF Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1476
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1476

[Trade catalogs on photographic equipment and materials : cameras, motion picture cameras, photographic and motion picture film (black-and-white, color; positive, negative), lenses, processing machinery, developing materials and chemicals, dyes, photo printing apparatus, photographic papers, plates, lighting equipment, flash units, set-up equipment ... ]

Author:
Agfa (Firm)  Search this
General Aniline & Film Corporation  Search this
E. & H.T. Anthony (Firm)  Search this
Anthony E. Scovill Company  Search this
Agfa Ansco (Firm)  Search this
Scoville & Adams Co  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries American History Trade Literature Collection DSI  Search this
Physical description:
<716> v. : ill. (some col.)
Type:
Catalogs
Trade catalogs
Date:
1871
[1871]-
Topic:
Photographic industry  Search this
Cameras  Search this
Motion picture cameras  Search this
Photography--Equipment and supplies  Search this
Photographic chemistry  Search this
Call number:
054103
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_733669

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