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Adhesives [series], circa 1845-1928

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Collector:
Warshaw, Isadore d. 1969
Physical description:
1 box
Type:
Advertising
Articles
Bills of lading
Correspondence
Customs records
Pamphlets
Patents
Publications
Receipts
Trade cards
Trade catalogs
Place:
United States
Date:
1845
1928
circa 1845-1928
Summary:
Materials relating to adhesives and the adhesive industry, circa 1845-1928. Materials primarily include advertising, bills and receipts, pamphlets, shipping documents, catalogs and correspondence from manufacturers and distributors of adhesives. Also publications geared towards the homemaker.
Cite as:
Adhesives, Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, box X, folder XX, digital file XXX
Topic:
Adhesives industry
Adhesives
Adhesive tape
Cements, Adhesive
Glue
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Afro-Americana (series), circa 1754-1963

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Collector:
Warshaw, Isadore d. 1969
Physical description:
4 boxes
Culture:
African Americans
Type:
Advertising
Place:
United States
Date:
1754
1963
circa 1754-1963
Civil War, 1861-1865
Summary:
Primarily information related to significant events in the history of African Americans in the U.S., including slavery, abolition, colonization, Reconstruction, Civil War, and the Civil Rights movement. Minimal advertisements.
Cite as:
Afro-Americana series, Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, ca. 1790-1945, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Abolition
Civil war
Reconstruction
Civil rights
Slavery
History
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Agriculture [series], 1786-1971

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Collector:
Warshaw, Isadore d. 1969
Physical description:
8.66 cubic feet (21 boxes)
Type:
Advertisements
Advertising cards
Almanacs
Bills of sale
Books
Calendars
Contracts
Correspondence
Leaflets
Lithographs
Manuals
Photographs
Price lists
Publications
Receipts
Reports
Tickets
Trade catalogs
Place:
United States
Date:
1786
1971
1786-1971
Summary:
Primarily trade catalogs, printed advertisements, correspondence on letterhead stationery, price lists, bills, receipts, addresses, envelopes, advertising cards, reports, manuals, memorandum books, fair tickets, lithographs, photographs, almanacs, etc., from manufacturers and distributors of farming machinery and implements. Many agricultural tools and products are represented. Also includes material from agricultural societies, such as the American Agricultural Association and the Livestock Society of America, and from experiment stations, along with general publications and periodicals.
Cite as:
Agriculture, Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, box #, folder ##, digital file ###
Topic:
Agriculture
Agricultural exhibitions
Agricultural experiment stations
Agricultural implements
Agricultural machinery
Agricultural machinery industry
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Dry goods series, Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, 1814-1973

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Collector:
Warshaw, Isadore d. 1969
Creator:
Woolworth, F. W
John Wanamaker (Firm)
Sears, Roebuck and Company
Woodward & Lothrop
Macy's
Montgomery Ward
Physical description:
14.52 cubic feet (44 boxes)
Type:
Advertisements
Advertising cards
Almanacs
Books
Business cards
Calendars
Correspondence
Customs records
Greeting cards
Handbills
Invoices
Leaflets
Pamphlets
Photographs
Postcards
Receipts
Samples
Trade catalogs
Date:
1814
1973
1814-1973
Summary:
Primarily correspondence, invoices and receipts, advertisements, trade catalogs, handbills, pamphlets, advertising cards, photographs, cloth samples, leaflets, books, prospectuses, order forms, chromolithographs, clippings, seals, postcards, business cards, greeting cards, almanacs, calendar, cardboard standups, fans, paper bag samples, and import/export documents from businesses referred to loosely as department or variety stores. Generally these stores sold a variety of products, including clothing and accessories, home furnishings, stationery, groceries and novelties. Contains numerous images, especially of children. Businesses represented include Macy's, Woodward & Lothrop, Woolworth's, Sears Roebuck & Company, Montgomery Ward and Wanamaker's.
Cite as:
Dry Goods, Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, box #, folder ##, digital file ###
Topic:
Retail trade
Department stores
Dry-goods
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Hotels (series), Warshaw Collection of Business Americana

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Collector:
Warshaw, Isadore d. 1969
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Summary:
Materials relating to inns and hotels in the United States and abroad.
Cite as:
Hotels, Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, box #, folder ##, digital file ###
Topic:
Hotels
Taverns (Inns)
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Soap series, Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, 1838-1953

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Collector:
Warshaw, Isadore d. 1969
Physical description:
3 cubic feet (9 boxes)
Type:
Advertising cards
Customs records
Patents
Photographs
Date:
1838
1838-1953
Summary:
Miscellaneous business ephemera and advertising material related to soap, from the period ca.1838-1953. Includes substantial material from larger soap manufacturers, such as Procter & Gamble, Lever Brothers, and Colgate. Also, patents, trademarks, general correspondence, material on soap machinery, soap recipes, soap premiums, photographs of soap bars and wrappers, bills and receipts, and a checkerboard advertising lye products. Since many soap manufacturers also made candles, candles and related products are found in this series: e.g., baking powder, baking soda, yeast, polish, leather preservatives, grease neets foot oil, hides, tallow, wool skins, etc.; also products associated with the laundry, including starch, bluing, washing powders, and washing fluids. Images on advertising cards often depict ethnic groups in stereotypical fashion. Materials are organized alphabetically by name of manufacturer or distributor. Some general materials are arranged by type, including official documents, patents, trademarks, recipes, photographs, and import/export documents. A listing of the major brand names is also included, along with the respective manufacturers.
Cite as:
Soap, Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, box #, folder ##, digital file ###
Topic:
Soap
Stereotypes (Social psychology) in advertising
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Hair [series], circa 1809-1940

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Collector:
Warshaw, Isadore d. 1969
Physical description:
1 cubic foot (3 boxes)/
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Date:
1809
1940
circa 1809-1940
Summary:
This portion of the Warshaw collection has been processed; however, at this time, a complete finding aid for the materials is not available. Researchers interested in these materials should consult the survey forms for the collection. Any questions should be directed to the reference archivist or collection specialist.
Cite as:
Hair, Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, box #, folder ##, digital file ###
Topic:
Shampoos
Hair
Hair--Dyeing and bleaching
Hair dyes
Hair preparations
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Patent medicines [series], circa 1800-1965

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Collector:
Warshaw, Isadore d. 1969
Physical description:
24 cubic feet (74 boxes)
Type:
Account books
Advertising blotters
Advertising cards
Advertisements
Almanacs
Articles
Blotters (writing equipment)
Booklets
Business cards
Calendars
Caricatures
Circulars
Cookbooks
Correspondence
Customs records
Invoices
Journals (periodicals)
Labels
Leaflets
Lithographs
Order forms
Pamphlets
Photographs
Postcards
Receipts
Reports
Reviews (documents)
Songbooks
Date:
1800
1965
circa 1800-1965
Summary:
Consists primarily of advertising cards, pamphlets, leaflets, booklets, calendars, postcards, advertisements, articles, blotters, almanacs, cookbooks, correspondence, import/export documents, reports, medical journals, labels, invoices and receipts, business cards, order forms, circulars, lithographs, photographs, caricatures, songbooks and clippings from manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers of proprietary medicines and other drugs. Contains a substantial amount of material from James C. Ayer, Foster Milburn Company, C.T. Hood, Johnson and Johnson, Lehn and Fink, Lyons Manufacturing Company, Miles Medical Company, Parke Davis, Lydia Pinkham, Power Taylor Drug Company, Rumford Chemical Works, S.T.W. Stanford and Son, Seabury and Johnson, W.H. Schieflein and Company, E.R. Squibb and Sons, and H.H. Warner. The bulk of the material dates from the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Cite as:
Patent Medicines, Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, box #, folder ##, digital file ###
Topic:
Drugs, Nonprescription
Medicine
Patent medicines
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Washington, D.C. [series], circa 1844-1976

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Collector:
Warshaw, Isadore d. 1969
Physical description:
0.68 cubic feet (2 boxes)
Type:
Business ephemera
Guidebooks
Maps
Periodicals
Receipts
Souvenirs
Timetables
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1844
1976
circa 1844-1976
Summary:
The Washington, D.C. series contains items related to tourism in the area. Materials date from circa 1844-1976 and include images, receipts, periodicals, guidebooks, business ephemera, maps, souvenirs, and railroad timetables.
Cite as:
Washington, D.C., Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Tourism
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Alabama [series], circa 1851-1939

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Collector:
Warshaw, Isadore d. 1969
Physical description:
0.23 cubic feet (8 folders)
Type:
Correspondence
Legal documents
Deeds
Place:
Alabama
Date:
1851
1939
circa 1851-1939
Summary:
The items in this series are primarily business-related and include legal documents, correspondence, images and materials concerning government, tourism and industry.
Cite as:
Alabama, Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, box X, folder XX, digital file number XXXX
Topic:
Industries
Tourism
Politics and government
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Caribbean (series), circa 1793-1932

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Collector:
Warshaw, Isadore d. 1969
Physical description:
.23 cubic feet (9 folders)
Type:
Guidebooks
Publications
Souvenirs
Place:
Caribbean Area
Barbados
Bermuda Islands
Dominican Republic
Puerto Rico
Date:
1793
1932
circa 1793-1932
Summary:
Contains materials on and from Barbados, Bermuda, the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico, including tourist literature and other publications.
Cite as:
Caribbean, Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, box X, folder XX, digital file number XXXX
Topic:
Tourism
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Hawaii (series), circa 1869-1938

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Collector:
Warshaw, Isadore d. 1969
Physical description:
.23 cubic feet (6 folders)
Type:
Almanacs
Correspondence
Publications
Place:
Hawaii
Date:
1869
1938
circa 1869-1938
Summary:
This series contains materials relating to the territory as a recent acquisition of the United States.
Cite as:
Hawaii, Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, box X, folder XX, digital file number XXXX
Topic:
Tourism
Annexation to the United States
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Maine (series), circa 1831-1932

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Collector:
Warshaw, Isadore d. 1969
Physical description:
.9 cubic foot (1 box, 5 folders)
Type:
Business records
Guidebooks
Maps
Periodicals
Photographs
Postage stamps
Publications
Souvenirs
Place:
Maine
Date:
1831
1932
circa 1831-1932
Summary:
This series deals primarily with tourism in Maine, but also includes material on business, government and development.
Cite as:
Maine, Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, box X, folder XX, digital file number XXXX
Topic:
Tourism
Politics and government
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Maryland (series), circa 1839-1925

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Collector:
Warshaw, Isadore d. 1969
Physical description:
.9 cubic feet (2 boxes)
Type:
Business records
Correspondence
Guidebooks
Maps
Receipts
Place:
Maryland
Date:
1839
1925
circa 1839-1925
Summary:
Contains material relating to government, business and development in Maryland, as well as business receipts for various items and services.
Cite as:
Maryland, Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, box X, folder XX, digital file number XXXX
Topic:
Commerce
Tourism
Politics and government
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Massachusetts (series), circa 1823-1962

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Collector:
Warshaw, Isadore d. 1969
Physical description:
1.65 cubic feet (5 boxes)
Type:
Almanacs
Correspondence
Guidebooks
Legal documents
Maps
Periodicals
Publications
Receipts
Souvenirs
Place:
Massachusetts
Boston (Mass.)
Date:
1823
1962
circa 1823-1962
Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775
Summary:
A significant part of this series deals with Boston. The General subseries is largely concerned with colonial history.
Cite as:
Massachusetts, Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, box X, folder XX, digital file number XXXX
Topic:
Banks and banking
Education
Religion
Tourism
History
Politics and government
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Cosmetics (series), circa 1813-1964

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Collector:
Warshaw, Isadore d. 1969
Physical description:
2 cubic feet (6 boxes, 11 oversized folders)
Type:
Advertising
Bookmarks
Business cards
Calendars
Catalogs
Circulars
Correspondence
Display cards
Handbooks
Labels
Leaflets
Pamphlets
Postcards
Price lists
Publications
Packaging
Receipts
Date:
1813
1964
circa 1813-1964
Summary:
Contains a variety of materials relating to perfumes, colognes, shaving creams, hair preparations, manicure supplieds, soaps, creams, lotions, powders, makeup, bath products and other beauty and personal care products, most of which were for the use of female consumers. Trade materials are directed towards scalp specialists, hairdressers, dermatologists, beauty culturists and manicurists.
There are a number of materials from female-owned establishments. Other materials include publications, such as catalogs produced for consumers and the trade. Cosmetic appliances, formulas, labels, trademarks and patents, and import/export documents are also present. Most of this material dates from the late 19th century. Also present are images of women and of flowers.
Cite as:
Cosmetics, Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, box ##, folder ###, digital file number ####
Topic:
Beauty culture
Beauty, Personal
Cosmetics industry
Cosmetics
Toilet preparations
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Plays (series), 1708-1938

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Collector:
Warshaw, Isadore d. 1969
Subject:
Tams-Witmark Musical Library
Physical description:
8 cubic feet (23 boxes)
Type:
Advertising
Catalogs
Contracts
Correspondence
Financial records
Librettos
Photographs
Prompt books
Publications
Scripts (documents)
Scores
Date:
1708
1938
1708-1938
Summary:
This series contains materials relating to plays, operas and their production. The material is especially strong in providing actual copies of plays and operas dating from 1708-1924. Contains items created in the United States and in foreign countries, with some materials in French and Italian.
Cite as:
Plays, Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, box ##, folder ###, digital file number ####
Topic:
Acting
Costume
Music publishers
Opera
Plays
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Wild West (series), circa 1889-1940

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Collector:
Warshaw, Isadore d. 1969
Subject:
Buffalo Bill 1846-1917
Oakley, Annie 1860-1926
Cheyenne Frontier Days
Physical description:
1 box
Type:
Advertising
Correspondence
Illustrations
Magazines (periodicals)
Photographs
Postcards
Programs
Publications
Songs
Place:
West (U.S.)
Date:
1889
1940
circa 1889-1940
20th century
Summary:
Contains materials relating to the Wild West, including popular literature, photographs, postcards and programs. This portion of the Warshaw Collection remains partially processed. At this time, there is no finding aid available. Researchers interested in these materials should consult the survey forms for the colection. Any questions should be directed to the reference archivist or collection specialist.
Cite as:
Wild West, Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, box ##, folder ###, digital file number ####
Topic:
Frontier and pioneer life
Rodeos
Wild west shows
Social life and customs
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Automobile industry (series), circa 1860-1965

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Collector:
Warshaw, Isadore d. 1969
Subject:
Ford Motor Company
General Motors Company
Packard Motor Car Company
Studebaker Corporation
Physical description:
8.58 cubic feet (26 boxes)
Type:
Articles
Books
Catalogs
Clippings
Correspondence
Guidebooks
Handbooks
Illustrations
Manuals
Maps
Pamphlets
Periodicals
Photographs
Publications
Advertising
Date:
1860
1965
circa 1860-1965
Summary:
Contains material related to automobiles and the automobile industry, with the bulk of the items dating from the late 19th and early 20th century. A large amount of the material comes from pioneer manufacturers including Ford, Reo, Duryea, Packard, Auburn, Studebaker, Hupmobile, Franklin, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Oldsmobiles, and Buick. There is also a substantial amount of material from manufacturers and dealers of parts and accessories for automobiles, as well as companies that provided services such as car rentals, garages and maintenance. Images are also present, including photographs and illustrations in catalogs which document the development of automobiles.
Cite as:
Automobile Industry, Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Automobiles
Automobiles--Design and construction
Automobile industry and trade
Automobile supplies industry
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Ivory (series), circa 1843-1893

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Collector:
Warshaw, Isadore d. 1969
Physical description:
.33 cubic feet (1 box)
Type:
Receipts
Business cards
Price lists
Booklets
Advertisements
Articles
Business records
Customs records
Invoices
Date:
1843
1893
circa 1843-1893
Summary:
Contains materials relating to the manufacture and sale of ivory and imitation-ivory goods. The bulk of the material is from companies in the northeast United States and dates from the mid to late 19th century.
Cite as:
Ivory series, Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, box ##, folder ###, digital file number ####
Topic:
Ivory
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