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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Office Equipment

Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, d. 1969  Search this
Names:
IBM (International Business Machines)  Search this
Xerox Corporation  Search this
Extent:
3.21 Cubic feet (consisting of 7 boxes, 3 oversize folders.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Advertising
Advertisements
Catalogues
Advertising fliers
Advertising mail
Sales letters
Print advertising
Invoices
Ephemera
Commercial catalogs
Printed materials
Printed ephemera
Publications
Sales catalogs
Photographs
Business records
Advertising cards
Sales records
Mail order catalogs
Business letters
Printed material
Reports
Commercial correspondence
Correspondence
Trade cards
Business ephemera
Catalogs
Business cards
Trade literature
Letterheads
Trade catalogs
Receipts
Periodicals
Manufacturers' catalogs
Illustrations
Date:
1833-1975
Summary:
A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. The Warshaw Collection of Business Americana: Office Equipment 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 collection includes devices and systems such as typewriters, calculation machines, mimeographs and copiers, punches and canceling machines, coin counters, telephonics, addressing and indexing systems, recording and message transmission, stamping, perforating, records storage and files, and also some consumable products like fasteners, ledgers, erasures. A few product samples are present.

Some product information contains suggestions and information on good business business practices or increasing efficiency and accuracy in the office or workplace environment.

A small amount of material related to furnishings, such as desks, bookcases, lockers, and trade show displays is present.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into three subseries.

Business Records and Marketing Materials

Genre

Subject
Brand Name Index:
The following is a list of brand names for various office equipment and related names that appear on this list is a compilation of those found on materials in the vertical document boxes. It is not a complete list of all the brand names for office equipment. The list is intended to assist researchers locate desired materials when only the brand name is known.

Brand Name Index

Efficiency -- Watson Mfg. Co.

Flatpakit -- American

Multigraph -- American Multigraph Sales Co.

Portland -- Southworth Machine Co.

Wiz -- American Sales Book Co.

Y & E -- Yawman & Eube Mfg. Co.
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:
Office Equipment 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:
Mail-order business  Search this
Mail-order business -- Catalogs  Search this
Punched card systems -- Machinery  Search this
Filing cabinets  Search this
Furniture  Search this
Information display systems  Search this
Typewriters -- 1890-1900  Search this
Office equipment and supplies  Search this
Office equipment and supplies industry  Search this
Office equipment and supplies industry -- United States  Search this
Printing machinery and supplies  Search this
Patents  Search this
Display of merchandise  Search this
Sound recording machines  Search this
Retail trade  Search this
Bookkeeping  Search this
Calculators  Search this
Accounting -- Data processing  Search this
Sales accounting -- 19th century  Search this
Pneumatics  Search this
Telephone answering and recording equipment industry  Search this
Account books  Search this
Consumer goods -- Catalogs  Search this
Business  Search this
Typewriters -- 1880-1910  Search this
Magnetic recorders and recording  Search this
Typewriters  Search this
Merchandise displays  Search this
advertising -- Business ephemera  Search this
Genre/Form:
Advertising
Advertisements
Catalogues
Advertising fliers
Advertising mail
Sales letters
Print advertising
Invoices
Ephemera
Commercial catalogs
Printed materials
Printed ephemera
Publications -- Business
Sales catalogs
Photographs
Business records
Advertising cards
Sales records
Mail order catalogs
Business letters
Printed material
Reports
Publications
Commercial correspondence
Correspondence
Trade cards
Business ephemera
Catalogs
Business cards
Trade literature
Letterheads
Trade catalogs
Receipts
Periodicals
Manufacturers' catalogs
Illustrations
Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Office Equipment, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Office
See more items in:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Office Equipment
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-office
Online Media:

The tape-recorded interview a manual for field workers in folklore and oral history Edward D. Ives

Author:
Ives, Edward D http://viaf.org/viaf/19723987/ http://dbpedia.org/resource/Edward_D._Ives  Search this
Physical description:
xiv, 130 pages illustrations 22 cm
Type:
Books
Oral histories
Date:
1980
Topic:
Folklore--Fieldwork  Search this
Oral history  Search this
Magnetic recorders and recording  Search this
Folklore--Methodology  Search this
Folklore--Travaux pratiques  Search this
Histoire orale  Search this
Magnétophones  Search this
History  Search this
Interviews as Topic--methods  Search this
Tape Recording--instrumentation  Search this
Call number:
GR45.5 .I93 1980X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_125152

S. Joseph Begun Papers

Creator:
Begun, S. Joseph (Semi Joseph), 1905-1995  Search this
Extent:
21 Cubic feet (46 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Memorandums
Patents
Personal papers
Photographs
Business records
Professional papers
Reports
Speeches
Awards
Biography files
Correspondence
Date:
1888-2000
bulk 1927-1995
Summary:
Semi Joseph Begun was a pioneer in magnetic recording. The papers document Begun's professional career in the field of magnetic recording.
Scope and Contents:
The S. Joseph Begun papers contain correspondence, memoranda, patents, printed matter, reports, speeches and writings, awards, biographical materials, and autobiographical and historical material documenting the life and career of S. Joseph Begun.

Series 1: Personal Papers, 1927-1998, is arranged alphabetically by general subject and contains materials related to Begun's education, biographical files and obituaries, and awards.

Series 2: Professional Files, 1924-1992, is organized in general chronological order. Following broad subdivisions covering his early activities in Germany and America, these materials are grouped by corporate affiliation: Brush, the National Defense Research Committee, Clevite, Gould, Science and Management, Inc., and Auctor Associates, Inc. It should be noted that Begun's involvement with various organizations often overlaps; his continuous employment with Brush, Clevite, and Gould means that similar letterheads may be found under different corporate bodies.

Series 3: Writings and Speeches, 1930-1988, documents Begun's publications and presentations, and includes drafts, correspondence, programs, printed matter, magazines, and reprints. It should be stressed that this series is not a bibliography. The series is arranged chronologically.

Series 4: Autobiographical and Historical Materials, 1888, 1930-2000, reflects Begun's efforts in his last years to write his autobiography. He wrote drafts, interviewed former co-workers such as Al Dank and Otto Kornei from the Brush Development Company, and accumulated a considerable number of articles and other materials on the history of magnetic recording. Additional materials include a copy of Begun's autobiography, My Years in Magnetic Recording: Dr. Semi Joseph Begun, as edited by Dr. Mark Clark.
Arrangement:
The collection is organized into four series.

Series 1: Personal Papers, 1927-1998

Subseries 1, Academic Records, 1927-1933

Subseries 2, Awards, 1929-1994, undated

Subseries 3, Biographical files, circa 1935-1994; 1998

Subseries 4, Correspondence, 1946-1992

Subseries 5, Diary fragments, 1969-1970

Subseries 6, Wire Recorder, 1983-1994

Subseries 7, Financial Records, 1960

Subseries 8, Obituaries, 1995

Subseries 9, Photographs, circa 1940s-1987

Series 2: Professional Files, 1924-1992

Subseries 1, Early Career in Germany, 1929-1949

Subseries 2, Early Career in America, 1935-1948

Subseries 3, Brush Development Company, 1936-1960s

Subseries 4, National Defense Research Committee, 1942-1948

Subseries 5, Electro-Sonic Laboratories, Inc., circa, 1924, 1938, 1953-1962

Subseries 6, Clevite, 1952-1979

Subseries 7, Gould, Inc., 1968-1989

Subseries 8, Science and Management, Inc., circa, 1969-1970

Subseries 9, Auctor Associates, Inc., circa, 1968-1992

Series 3: Writings and Speeches, 1930-1988

Series 4: Autobiographical and Historical Materials, 1888 (bulk 1930-2000)
Biographical / Historical:
Semi Joseph Begun, a pioneer in magnetic recording, was born in the Free City of Danzig (now Gdansk, Poland) on December 2, 1905. He earned an M.S. in Engineering in 1929 and a doctorate in 1933 from the Institute of Technology in Berlin for work related to magnetic recording. In 1929, he began working for Schuchhardt A.G., where he designed the first commercially successful magnetic recorder. Later, he worked for Echophon A.G. and C. Lorenz A.G., where he designed the first magnetic tape recorder for use by the German Broadcasting System. Begun emigrated to America in 1935 and worked in New York City both for the Guided Radio Corporation and independently. He and Sidney Wolf formed two companies Acoustic Consultants and Magnetone, a holding company for Begun's patents. In 1938, he joined the Brush Development Company in Cleveland, Ohio. During World War II, Begun served as a member of the National Defense Research Committee. After the war, he wrote Magnetic Recording (1949), the first textbook on the subject. In 1952, the Brush Development Company merged with the Cleveland Graphite Bronze Company to form the Clevite Corporation. Begun held several executive positions at Clevite, including Director of Advanced Development and Vice President for International Operations. He was a member of Clevite's Board of Directors and assisted in the merger between Clevite and Gould National Battery in 1968. In 1969, Begun formed Science Management, Inc., (SMI) to serve investment groups and other interested clients with the evaluation of new and existing products and to appraise management ability of new ventures with high technology products. In 1971, Begun founded Auctor Associates, Inc., a consulting firm focused on high technology markets. In 1983, he founded the Society for Prevention of Violence, a non-profit educational organization. Begun held over 50 patents and was the recipient of numerous professional awards. He died in Cleveland on January 5, 1995.
Provenance:
The bulk of the collection was donated by the widow of S. Joseph Begun, Mrs. Ruth W. Begun, in July 1995.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning intellectual property rights. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Magnetic recorders and recording  Search this
Genre/Form:
Memorandums
Patents
Personal papers -- 20th century
Photographs -- 20th century
Business records -- 20th century
Professional papers
Reports
Speeches
Awards
Biography files
Correspondence -- 20th century
Citation:
S. Joseph Begun Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0535
See more items in:
S. Joseph Begun Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0535
Online Media:

[Trade catalogs on light bulbs, laboratory equipment, ovens, tape players, gauges, vacuum tubes, motors, magnetic amplifiers, radio telescopes, electronic timers, telecommunications components, lathe controls, train traction motors, rotary switches, oscillographs, magnetic field measurers, cameras ... ]

Author:
Allgemeine Elektricitäts-Gesellschaft (Germany)  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries American History Trade Literature Collection DSI  Search this
Physical description:
<12> v. : ill. (some col.)
Type:
Catalogs
Trade catalogs
Date:
1900
1900-
Topic:
Light bulbs  Search this
Stoves  Search this
Magnetic recorders and recording  Search this
Vacuum-tubes  Search this
Oscillographs  Search this
Call number:
053862
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_714956

[Trade catalogs on amplifiers, phono cartidges, portable tape recorders, flutter meters, bulk tape erasers, portable sound systems, tubes, microphones, plugs, speakers, speaker cable ... ]

Author:
Amplifier Corp. of America  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries American History Trade Literature Collection DSI  Search this
Physical description:
<21> v. : ill
Type:
Catalogs
Trade catalogs
Date:
1938
[1938]-
Topic:
Audio amplifiers  Search this
Phonograph cartridges  Search this
Magnetic recorders and recording  Search this
Loudspeakers  Search this
Microphone  Search this
Call number:
053802
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_715014

[Trade catalogs on magnetic tape recorders, amplifiers, loudspeakers, memory systems, continuous tape reproducers ... ]

Author:
Ampex Corporation  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries American History Trade Literature Collection DSI  Search this
Physical description:
<9> v. : ill
Type:
Catalogs
Trade catalogs
Date:
1951
1951-
Topic:
Magnetic recorders and recording  Search this
Audio amplifiers  Search this
Loudspeakers  Search this
Memory management (Computer science)  Search this
Call number:
053805
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_715015

[Trade catalogs on radios and radio equipment (speakers, tubes, accessories, replacement parts, testing equipment, laboratory equipment, amateur equipment, shortwave apparatus, tools), televisions and television equipment (antennas, tubes, replacement parts), record players and recorders, tape recorders, electronics, converters, shop tools, batteries ... ]

Author:
Allied Radio Corporation  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries American History Trade Literature Collection DSI  Search this
Physical description:
<92> v. : ill. (some col.)
Type:
Catalogs
Trade catalogs
Date:
1929
1929-
Topic:
Radio  Search this
Television  Search this
Phonograph  Search this
Electronic apparatus and appliances  Search this
Magnetic recorders and recording  Search this
Call number:
052167
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_680590

Magnetic storage handbook / C. Denis Mee, editor, Eric D. Daniel, editor

Author:
Mee, C. Denis  Search this
Daniel, Eric D  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (various pagings) : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1996
C1996
Topic:
Magnetic recorders and recording--Equipment and supplies  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_541713

Polymers in information storage technology / edited by K.L. Mittal

Author:
American Chemical Society Symposium on Polymers in Information Storage Technology (1988 : Los Angeles, Calif.)  Search this
Mittal, K. L. 1945-  Search this
Physical description:
ix, 457 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1989
C1989
Topic:
Optical storage devices--Materials--Congresses  Search this
Polymers--Congresses  Search this
Magnetic recorders and recording--Congresses  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_542638

Mechanics and reliability of flexible magnetic media / Bharat Bhushan

Author:
Bhushan, Bharat 1949-  Search this
Physical description:
xiv, 564 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1992
C1992
Topic:
Magnetic tapes--Reliability  Search this
Magnetic disks--Reliability  Search this
Magnetic recorders and recording  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_542639

Magnetic recording technology / C. Denis Mee, Eric D. Daniel, [editors]

Author:
Mee, C. Denis  Search this
Daniel, Eric D  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (various pagings) : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1996
C1996
Topic:
Magnetic recorders and recording  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_542640

Digital magnetic recording / Albert S. Hoagland, James E. Monson

Author:
Hoagland, Albert S  Search this
Monson, James E  Search this
Physical description:
xviii, 230 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1998
1991
Topic:
Computer storage devices  Search this
Magnetic recorders and recording  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_542666

The complete handbook of magnetic recording / Finn Jorgensen

Title:
Magnetic recording
Author:
Jorgensen, Finn  Search this
Physical description:
xv, 806 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1996
C1996
Topic:
Magnetic recorders and recording  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_542667

The foundations of magnetic recording / John C. Mallinson

Author:
Mallinson, John C  Search this
Physical description:
xv, 217 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1993
C1993
Topic:
Magnetic recorders and recording  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_545024

Theory of magnetic recording / H. Neal Bertram

Author:
Bertram, H. Neal  Search this
Physical description:
xvi, 356 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1994
Topic:
Magnetic recorders and recording  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_545281

Magnetic tape essentials : storing digital information / Devora L. Molitor

Title:
Storing digital information
Author:
Molitor, Devora L  Search this
National Media Laboratory  Search this
Physical description:
iii, 77 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Type:
Handbooks, manuals, etc
Date:
1996
Topic:
Magnetic tapes--Handbooks, manuals, etc  Search this
Magnetic recorders and recording  Search this
Information storage and retrieval systems--Handbooks, manuals, etc  Search this
Call number:
TK5984 .M65 1996
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_549127

Magnetic recording : the first 100 years / edited by Eric D. Daniel, C. Denis Mee, Mark H. Calrk

Author:
Daniel, Eric D  Search this
Mee, C. Denis  Search this
Clark, Mark H. 1961-  Search this
Physical description:
xvii, 341 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1999
C1999
Topic:
Magnetic recorders and recording--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_553102

The tape recorder as an instrumentation device / Paul J. Weber

Author:
Weber, Paul J  Search this
United States Navy Department Bureau of Ships  Search this
Physical description:
61 p. : ill. ; 27 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1956
Topic:
Magnetic recorders and recording  Search this
Call number:
TK5981 .W33 1956
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_562179

Magnetic recording handbook / Marvin Camras

Author:
Camras, Marvin  Search this
Physical description:
xi, 718 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Handbooks, manuals, etc
Date:
1988
C1988
Topic:
Magnetic recorders and recording  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_593663

The physics of magnetic recording / by C. D. Mee

Author:
Mee, C. Denis  Search this
Physical description:
xv, 270 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1964
Topic:
Magnetic recorders and recording  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_593666

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