This series consists of annual reports and stockholder leaflets and is divided into two subseries: Subseries 2.1: United Shoe Machinery, 1927-1975 and Subseries 2.2: Emhart Corporation, 1976-1984.
Subseries 2.1: United Shoe Machinery, 1927-1975, consists of stockholder leaflets, annual reports, directors meetings and operational reports. The stockholder leaflets were created in 1927 to keep the stockholders informed about the "nature, variety, and scope of business" of the corporation. Some leaflets cover a wide range of topics such as lasting machines, sewing machines, shoe making, and buildings. The annual reports were published by United Shoe Machinery and are arranged chronologically. Additional annual reports for 1914-1915 and 1917-1918 can be found within the D. S. Knowlton Scrapbooks in Series 16: Advertising and Marketing Materials.
Subseries 2.2: Annual Reports of Emhart, 1976-1984, consists of annual reports published by Emhart and arranged chronologically, a report to stockholders and an Analyst Up-Date, 1977 that provided a status report for the progress made by the company.
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United Shoe Machinery Corporation Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.