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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Radios

Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, d. 1969  Search this
Extent:
2.44 Cubic feet (consisting of 4.5 boxes, 1 folder, 5 oversize folders, 2 flat boxes (partial), 1 map case folder.)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Business ephemera
Business letters
Publications
Receipts
Business cards
Trade literature
Logs (records)
Sales catalogs
Print advertising
Ephemera
Catalogs
Advertising mail
Commercial catalogs
Invoices
Trade cards
Technical reports
Trade catalogs
Advertising
Manuals
Reports
Manufacturers' catalogs
Commercial correspondence
Catalogues
Printed materials
Illustrations
Bulletins
Technical manuals
Printed material
Transcripts
Letterheads
Printed ephemera
Advertisements
Advertising cards
Radio scripts
Correspondence
Advertising fliers
Business records
Date:
1893-1992
Summary:
A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. The Warshaw Collection of Business Americana: Accounting and Bookkeeping forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Subseries 1.1: Subject Categories. The Subject Categories subseries is divided into 470 subject categories based on those created by Mr. Warshaw. These subject categories include topical subjects, types or forms of material, people, organizations, historical events, and other categories. An overview to the entire Warshaw collection is available here: Warshaw Collection of Business Americana
Scope and Contents:
The radio category contains material primarily related to radio company products, radio broadcasts and programs, technical documentation on the use of radios, and material documenting the effect of radio on modern life. The bulk of the material covers sales catalogues and advertisements, though no complete records for single companies are present.

The radio broadcast transcripts and programs include fictional or anecdotal stories, transcripts of contests, interviews, or speeches, and notifications about future broadcasts.

Literature concerning the effect of radio on modern life includes brief radio historiographies, discussions about the need for advanced education for the radio field, and documentation of the use of radio in leisure time or in rural life. Additional publications address the uses and effects of radio during times of war. While no extensive documentation exists on any one topic, the publications may provide general histories of the radio with snapshots of specific facets of radio history.
Arrangement:
Radio is arranged in three subseries.

Business Records and Marketing Material

Genre

Subject
Forms Part Of:
Forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana.

Series 1: Business Ephemera

Series 2: Other Collection Divisions

Series 3: Isadore Warshaw Personal Papers

Series 4: Photographic Reference Material
Provenance:
Radio is a portion of the Business Ephemera Series of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Accession AC0060 purchased from Isadore Warshaw in 1967. Warshaw continued to accumulate similar material until his death, which was donated in 1971 by his widow, Augusta. For a period after acquisition, related materials from other sources (of mixed provenance) were added to the collection so there may be content produced or published after Warshaw's death in 1969. This practice has since ceased.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
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:
Radio -- History  Search this
Radio -- Receivers and reception  Search this
Radio  Search this
Radio -- Transmitters and transmission  Search this
Radio -- Apparatus and supplies  Search this
Radio broadcasting  Search this
Radio broadcasts  Search this
Radio in politics  Search this
Radio advertising  Search this
Radio -- Receivers and reception -- Design and construction  Search this
Radio audiences  Search this
advertising -- Business ephemera  Search this
Consumer goods -- Catalogs  Search this
Periodicals  Search this
Broadcast advertising  Search this
Radio comedies  Search this
Broadcasting  Search this
Broadcasting -- United States  Search this
War  Search this
Retail trade  Search this
Radio programs  Search this
Transmission of culture  Search this
Radio -- 1930-1940  Search this
Radio -- Antennas  Search this
Genre/Form:
Business ephemera
Business letters
Publications -- Business
Receipts
Business cards
Trade literature
Logs (records)
Sales catalogs
Print advertising
Ephemera
Catalogs
Advertising mail
Commercial catalogs
Invoices
Trade cards
Technical reports
Trade catalogs
Advertising
Manuals
Reports
Manufacturers' catalogs
Commercial correspondence
Catalogues
Printed materials
Illustrations
Bulletins
Technical manuals -- 20th century
Printed material
Transcripts
Letterheads
Printed ephemera
Publications
Advertisements
Advertising cards
Radio scripts
Correspondence
Advertising fliers
Business records
Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Radios, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Radios
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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Radios
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-radios

[Radiola advertisements : photoprint,]

Topic:
Radiola (brand name)
Photographer:
Knight, Thomas Coke  Search this
Advertiser:
Radio Corporation of America.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Clark, George Howard, 1881-1956  Search this
Collection Source:
Electricity and Modern Physics, Division of, NMAH, SI.  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (8" x 10".)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
1920-1930
Scope and Contents:
Photograph of 3 framed RCA advertisements: RCA Radiola 28, "Theatre of the Air, and RCA Loud Speaker Model 100 ("A Triumph!"). No. 2113 in file.
Local Numbers:
99-381 (OPPS Neg. No.)
General:
From Series A, subseries 7, box 14, "advertisements" folder.
Rubber stamp imprint on verso: "Credit line 'Radio Corporation of America' / Photo supplied by Information Bureau / Radio Corporation of America / 233 Broadway, New York/ Thos. Coke Knight, Photographer, N.Y."
Rubber stamp on verso of print: CREDIT LINE "RADIO CORPORATION OF AMERICA" / PHOTO SUPPLIED BY / INFORMATION BUREAU / RADIO CORPORATION OF AMERICA / 233 BROADWAY, NEW YORK / THOS. COKE KNIGHT, Photographer, N.Y.
Some yellowing and staining of unmounted print.
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use on site by appointment. Unprotected photographs must be handled with cotton gloves.
Rights:
Copy prints available. Reproduction restrictions due to copyright. Order from neg. no. 99-381.
Topic:
Radio -- advertising -- 1920-1930  Search this
Radio -- Apparatus and supplies -- advertising -- 1920-1930  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1900-1950
Collection Citation:
George H. Clark Radioana Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
George H. Clark Radioana Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0055-ref3645

Electricity and Modern Physics Photonegatives

Creator:
Information, Technology and Society, Division of, NMAH, SI.  Search this
Names:
Radio Corporation of America.  Search this
Bell, Alexander Graham, 1847-1922  Search this
Farnsworth, Philo Taylor, b. 1906  Search this
Marconi, Guglielmo, Marchese, 1874-1937  Search this
Marconi, Maria, Marchesa  Search this
Tesla, Nikola, 1857-1943  Search this
Correspondent:
Edison, Thomas A. (Thomas Alva), 1847-1931  Search this
Extent:
6 Cubic feet (34 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1890 - 1930
Summary:
Photographic negatives and some glass plate negatives depicting subjects relating to the Division of Electricity and Modern Physics' artifact collections and research interests. Negatives include portrait photographs of engineers (Marconi, Tesla, Bell, and Zworykin), images of radios, telegraphy equipment, and phonographs.
Scope and Contents:
Photographic negatives and some glass plate negatives depicting subjects relating to the Division of Electricity and Modern Physics' artifact collections. Negatives include portrait photographs of engineers (Marconi, Tesla, Bell, and Zworykin), images of radios, telegraphy equipment, radio equipment, inventors, and phonographs. The Radio Corporation of America (RCA) engineers and some equipment are especially well represented. Many of the negatives are unidentified and undated.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into one series and are arranged by topics. The folder titles in the container list were taken from the image enclosures.
Related Materials:
Materials held in the Archives Center, National Museum of American History

George H. Clark Radioana Collection, circa 1880-1950 (AC0055)

Thomas Alva Edison Photo Prints, 1890s-1933, (AC0299)

Kenneth M. Swezey Papers, 1891-1982 (AC0047)
Provenance:
Source unknown. Found in collections.
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:
Radio -- Apparatus and supplies  Search this
Radio -- History  Search this
Engineers  Search this
Phonograph  Search this
Telegraph, Wireless  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white negatives
Citation:
Electricity and Modern Physics Photonegatives, 1898-1953, undated, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0715
See more items in:
Electricity and Modern Physics Photonegatives
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0715
Additional Online Media:

[Trade catalogs from Central Scientific Co.]

Company Name:
Central Scientific Co.  Search this
Related companies:
Cenco; Educational Service Dept.; Cenco Instruments Corp. ; Central Scientific Co. of California (Los Angeles, CA) ; Central Scientific Co. of Canada, Ltd. (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) ; Refinery Supply Co. (Tulsa, OK)  Search this
Notes content:
Physics, chemistry and general science apparatus and supplies for secondary school and laboratories. Balances and weights; glassware; thermometers and hydrometers; gas and air pollution analysis; hydrogen ion measurement; industrial testing; spectrophotometry and colormetry; refinery supply specialties; bacteriological and clinical; school sciences and agriculture; magnifiers, microscopes, and projectors; physical chemistry; chromatography; physics and electronics instruments and measuring instruments ; tools and raw materials; high vacuum equipment; high vacuum pumps ; constant temperature devices; chemicals. Wireless telegraphy apparatus; rheostats; drying ovens; water stills; ozonator; electro-titration apparatus. Cenco's Manometric Blood Gas Apparatus ; laboratory burners and attachments ; "Photelometer" ; electric incubators ; constant temperature ovens. Issues of "Cenco News Chats." (No. 39, December 1942) ; Evans Equipment (progressive electro-dynamic)for teaching current electricity in schools and colleges ; catalog J-200, J-300; catalog 1975 ; thermo-regulators ; self attaching spigot ; barogroaphs ; thermographs ; tubing ; sillimanite ; laboratory amplifiers ; radio tube testing apparatus ; "Gilley-Gramme Machines" ; "Miller-Cowan Dynamo Electric Machines" ; microwave apparatus
Includes:
Trade catalog and price lists
Black and white images
Physical description:
149 pieces; 27 boxes
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Chemicals and chemical products  Search this
Department store; dry goods and mail order catalogs  Search this
Educational institutions; equipment and supplies (includes playground equipment)  Search this
Laboratories and laboratory supplies and equipment  Search this
Measuring; calculating and testing devices  Search this
Pumping machinery and air compressors  Search this
Refinery equipment  Search this
Topic:
"Laboratories -- Furniture, equipment, etc."  Search this
"Schools -- Furniture, equipment, etc."  Search this
Air-compressors  Search this
Calculators  Search this
Chemicals  Search this
Commercial catalogs  Search this
Department stores  Search this
Dry-goods  Search this
Measuring instruments  Search this
Oil field equipment and supplies industry  Search this
Petroleum industry and trade  Search this
Playgrounds  Search this
Pumping machinery industry  Search this
Weighing instruments  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_10287
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_10287

[Trade catalogs on radio apparatus and supplies : Audion tubes and accessories, short wave receiver, Audion control boxes, storage batteries ... ]

Author:
Wireless Improvement Company  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries American History Trade Literature Collection DSI  Search this
Physical description:
<1> v. : ill
Type:
Catalogs
Trade catalogs
Date:
194u
[194-?]-
Topic:
Radio--Equipment and supplies  Search this
Wicony (Brand name)  Search this
Call number:
054319
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_739822

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