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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Textiles

Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Extent:
12.77 Cubic feet (consisting of 26.5 boxes, 1 folder, 7 oversize folders, 2 map case folders, 1 flat box (partial), plus digital images of some collection material.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Print advertising
Periodicals
Publications
Advertising cards
Advertising mail
Printed ephemera
Patterns
Catalogues
Designs (textile)
Sales catalogs
Business cards
Legal records
Contracts
Textiles
Trade catalogs
Exhibition catalogs
Advertising
Advertisements
Mail order catalogs
Business records
Designs
Printed material
Labels
Instructional materials
Trademarks
Legal documents
Trade cards
Legislation (legal concepts)
Ephemera
Samples
Manuals
Sample books
Design patents
Advertising fliers
Illustrations
Catalogs
Sales letters
Business letters
Correspondence
Manufacturers' catalogs
Commercial correspondence
Letterheads
Invoices
Photographs
Sales records
Printed materials
Fabrics
Trade literature
Business ephemera
Receipts
Commercial catalogs
Date:
1784-1970
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:
This material is concentrated on the 19th century United States textile manufacture and trade, and the sale of textiles in the form of bale, bolt, roll, and fabric to commercial vendors or consumers as source material to make other goods. The first series contains day-to-day records of dealers and vendors, plus advertising and marketing material. Artisan and home production of goods are virtually not covered but are a couple of incidental publications related to arts, crafts (rugs, weaving, looms), and more refined work such as tapestry. The import/export of textiles is well represented with a large volume of records, which may also provide some insight into the shipping industry.

There is not much on the infrastructure of the industry in the way of directories, trade journals, trade associations, along with manufacturing and plants, though there are a few examples of each. There are virtually no catalogues, except for a few thin ones that were filed by company name. While not extensive, the sample books and swatches offer a glimpse into product lines. Material types offers limited, specific information on certain varieties such as cotton, wool, linen, rayon, etc. Thread might be incidentally present but is not specifically included since there is already a dedicated subject category for it.

There is a healthy sampling of product labels. A handful of intellectual property related documents cover protections of designs, plus patents and trademarks. There is a small bulk of publications related to tariffs and the wool industry.

Clothing patterns, home economics, sewing and seamstresses, household use of textiles (furniture covering, as a cleaning tool, bedding/pillows, etc.) are not covered within this category. Researchers should also look at any of a number of other Warshaw categories, particularly those related to clothing, hosiery, dry goods, furniture, curtains, etc. for period popularity of certain materials and patterns.
Arrangement:
Textiles is arranged in three subseries.

Business Records and Marketing Material

Genre

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

Missing Title

Series 1: Business Ephemera

Series 2: Other Collection Divisions

Series 3: Isadore Warshaw Personal Papers

Series 4: Photographic Reference Material
Provenance:
Textiles 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:
Trade associations  Search this
Patents  Search this
Cotton textile industry  Search this
Fabrics, including spinning and weaving  Search this
Tapestry  Search this
Cotton  Search this
Textile manufacture  Search this
Textile design -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Sources  Search this
Textile crafts  Search this
Textile  Search this
Retail trade  Search this
Tapestry -- Design  Search this
Textiles -- India  Search this
Labels -- Design  Search this
Textile fabrics in art  Search this
Textile fibers, Synthetic -- Equipment and supplies  Search this
Cotton picking machinery  Search this
Wool, Artificial  Search this
Cotton manufacture  Search this
Textile fabrics  Search this
Cotton picking  Search this
Textile fabrics -- 20th century  Search this
Textile fibers, Synthetic  Search this
Trademarks -- Design  Search this
Silk industry  Search this
Textile fibers, Synthetic Dyeing  Search this
Textile industry  Search this
Cotton industry  Search this
Tapestry -- Technique  Search this
Cotton growing  Search this
Cotton -- 1890-1910  Search this
Textile mills  Search this
Synthetic fabrics  Search this
Consumer goods -- Catalogs  Search this
Textile industry -- 1900-1910  Search this
Genre/Form:
Print advertising
Periodicals
Publications
Advertising cards
Advertising mail
Printed ephemera
Patterns
Catalogues
Designs (textile)
Sales catalogs
Business cards
Legal records
Contracts
Textiles
Trade catalogs
Exhibition catalogs
Advertising
Advertisements
Mail order catalogs
Business records
Designs
Printed material
Labels
Instructional materials
Trademarks
Legal documents
Trade cards
Legislation (legal concepts)
Ephemera
Samples
Manuals
Sample books
Design patents
Advertising fliers
Illustrations
Catalogs
Sales letters
Business letters
Correspondence
Manufacturers' catalogs
Commercial correspondence
Letterheads
Invoices
Photographs
Sales records
Printed materials
Fabrics
Trade literature
Business ephemera
Publications -- Business
Receipts
Commercial catalogs
Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Textiles, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Textiles
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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Textiles
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8452a33db-9793-45c0-890c-a0dc6c7e8893
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-textiles
Online Media:

DuPont Nylon Collection

Creator:
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company  Search this
Names:
DuPont, Eleuthere Irenee  Search this
Extent:
1 Cubic foot (4 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Clippings
Memorandums
Photographs
Bulletins
Date:
1939-1977
Summary:
Promotional booklets and pamphlets, 1940-1963, regarding nylon; catalogues on the industrial use of nylon; 25th anniversary book on nylon; photographs, and a variety of other documents. Includes memo to DuPont employees concerning the company's wartime involvement in the development of the atomic bomb.
Scope and Contents:
The collection consists of promotional booklets and pamphlets, 1940-1963, regarding nylon; catalogues on the industrial use of nylon; a 25th anniversary book on nylon; World War II Christmas card of the Nylon Division of Dupont; pamphlets describing the wartime uses of nylon; technical reprints, a cartoon and a plant magazine about the Martinsville, Virginia nylon plant, 1941-1946; an employee handbook, Dupont Nylon Division, circa 1940; newsclippings and historical material for the Chattanooga plant, 1948; news clippings, initial production orders for nylon and typescript on uses and manufacture of nylon at Seaford plant, 1939-1947; publications concerning Delrin Acetal Resins; and photographs of machines for making nylon plastics of the Washington Works, 1947, with a letter from 1977 explaining this material.
Arrangement:
Collection materials are divided into three series.

Series 1: Nylon Production, 1939-1948

Subseries 1.1:Seaford, Delaware Plant, 1939-1940

Subseries 1.2: Martinsville, Virginia, 1941-1946

Subseries 1.3: Chattanooga, Tennessee Plant, 1948

Subseries 1.4: Nylon in War, circa 1942-1945

Subseries 1.5: Photographs, 1940-1977

Series 2: Publications, 1940-1963

Subseries 2.1: Dupont Public Relations Department, 1940-1963

Subseries 2.2:Technical Reprints, News clippings and Magazine Articles About Nylon, 1940-1945

Series 3: "Delrin" Acetal Resin, 1957-1962
Biographical / Historical:
The E.I. DuPont De Nemours and Company was founded on July 19, 1802, by Eleuthere Irenee DuPont on Brandywine Creek for the purpose of manufacturing gunpowder. In 1804 the first DuPont powder went on public sale. In 1902 a new corporation was formed by three great grandsons of the founder, to more effectively compete with the changing technical field and the expanding scale and complexity of business.

During the twentieth century the corporation moved into the research and manufacture of thousands of products and processes, and consequently developed and expanded within many markets. Synthetic fibers is one of a family of products of the Dupont Corporation. In 1930, Dr. Wallace H. Carothers, working with Dr. J.W. Hill in DuPont's Fundamental Research Laboratory at Wilmington, produced the first synthetic fiber forming "superpolymer." This was the forerunner of nylon.

In 1938, the development of nylon was announced. It's first use was in brush bristles. Hosiery filaments were developed in 1939, and offered commercially in 1940. In 1941, nylon was applied to the molding industry. From l942 to 1944, nylon production was allocated completely to war uses. The best known outgrowth of the company's resarch progress, nylon is one of the most important developments in Dupont's long history. It was the result of the chemical industry's first large scale fundamental research program. And it proved to be the first of a whole family of synthetics for consumer consumption. The product was bought into commercial production at a new plant in Seaford, Delaware.

No other major chemical development had the spontaneous reception accorded to nylon. It not only changed the hosiery market but was soon developed into a multiplicity of textile applications including: tooth brushes, hair brushes, household brushes, tennis racquet strings, catheters, surgical sutures, fishing leader material, musical strings, wire insulation, self lubricating bearings for machinery, umbrellas, undergarments, shower curtains, parachutes, and rope.
Provenance:
Immediate source of acquisition unknown.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
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:
Electric insulators and insulation -- Nylon  Search this
Gunpowder  Search this
Nylon  Search this
Textile fibers, Synthetic  Search this
Chemistry  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Economic & industrial aspects -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Clippings -- 20th century
Memorandums
Photographs -- 20th century
Bulletins
Citation:
DuPont Nylon Collection, 1939-1977, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0007
See more items in:
DuPont Nylon Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8a0dac461-8ef1-4e86-96dc-d40c43007dab
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0007
Online Media:

The synthetic '70s : fabric of the decade / Constance Korosec & Leslie Piña

Author:
Korosec, Constance Johnson  Search this
Piña, Leslie A. 1947-  Search this
Physical description:
111 p. : col. ill.. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1999
C1999
Topic:
Textile fibers, Synthetic  Search this
Synthetic fabrics  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_740929

Fibre failure and wear of materials : an atlas of fracture, fatigue, and durability / J.W.S. Hearle ... [et al.]

Author:
Hearle, J. W. S  Search this
Physical description:
454 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1989
Topic:
Textile fibers, Synthetic--Testing  Search this
Textile fabrics--Testing  Search this
Call number:
TS1548.5.F52 1989X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_383917

Opening, cleaning, and picking / by Dr. Zoltan S. Szaloki

Author:
Szaloki, Zoltan S  Search this
Institute of Textile Technology  Search this
Physical description:
iii, 170 p. ; ill. 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1976
C1976
Topic:
Cotton machinery  Search this
Cotton machinery--Design and construction  Search this
Cotton manufacture--Technological innovations  Search this
Textile machinery--Design and construction  Search this
Textile fibers--Technological innovations  Search this
Textile fibers, Synthetic--Technological innovations  Search this
Textile industry--Technological innovations  Search this
Call number:
TS1583 .S99
TS1583.S99
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_90209

Kodel

Title:
Kodel, Chromspun, and Estron catalog
Eastman Chemical Company polyester product catalog
Author:
Eastman Kodak Company  Search this
Subject:
Eastman Kodak Company  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (unpaged) : chiefly col. ill. ; 20 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Trade catalogs
Date:
1966
[1966?]
Topic:
Polyester fibers  Search this
Polyesters  Search this
Textile fibers, Synthetic  Search this
Call number:
TS1548.7.P58 E27 1958
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1057116

Rayon and Melliand textile monthly

Physical description:
4 v. ill. 30 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Date:
1933
1936
1933-1936
Topic:
Rayon--Periodicals  Search this
Textile fibers, Synthetic--Periodicals  Search this
Call number:
TS1300 .M689
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_499456

Colorants and auxiliaries : organic chemistry and application properties / edited by John Shore

Author:
Shore, John  Search this
Society of Dyers and Colourists  Search this
Physical description:
2 v. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1990
Topic:
Color  Search this
Chemistry, Organic  Search this
Dyes and dyeing--Chemistry  Search this
Dyes and dyeing--Textile fibers, Synthetic  Search this
Dyes and dyeing--Wool  Search this
Call number:
TP893 .C718 1990
TP893.C718 1990
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_447620

Modern textiles magazine

Physical description:
18 v. ill., ports. 30 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Place:
United States
Date:
1952
1969
Topic:
Textile industry  Search this
Textile fibers, Synthetic--Periodicals  Search this
Call number:
TS1300 .M689
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_497215

Basics of dyeing and finishing of natural and synthetic fibers : AATCC workshop November 19-20, 1985, Raleigh Hilton, Raleigh, North Carolina

Author:
American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists  Search this
Physical description:
164 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1985
1985?]
Topic:
Dyes and dyeing--Textile fibers  Search this
Dyes and dyeing--Textile fibers, Synthetic  Search this
Call number:
TP897 .B311 1985
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_476703

Rayon textile monthly

Physical description:
13 v. ill. 30 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Date:
1936
1948
1936-1948
Topic:
Rayon--Periodicals  Search this
Textile fibers, Synthetic--Periodicals  Search this
Call number:
TS1300 .M689
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_499457

Chemical principles of synthetic fibre dyeing / S.M. Burkinshaw

Author:
Burkinshaw, S. M  Search this
Physical description:
viii, 223 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1995
Topic:
Dyes and dyeing--Textile fibers, Synthetic  Search this
Call number:
TP904 .B87 1995
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_498234

Dictionary of fiber & textile technology

Author:
Hoechst Celanese Corporation  Search this
Celanese Corporation Man-made fiber and textile dictionary  Search this
Physical description:
v, 218 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Type:
Dictionaries
Date:
1990
C1990
Topic:
Textile fabrics  Search this
Textile fibers  Search this
Textile fibers, Synthetic--Dictionaries  Search this
Synthetic fabrics--Dictionaries  Search this
Textile industry  Search this
Call number:
TS1309 .D55 1990
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_470886

Silk journal and rayon world

Title:
Silk journal & rayon world
Physical description:
22 v. : ill. ; 31 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Date:
1928
1949
1928-1949
Topic:
Silk industry--Periodicals  Search this
Rayon--Periodicals  Search this
Textile fibers, Synthetic--Periodicals  Search this
Call number:
TS1640 .S58
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_502249

Kunstseide und Zellwolle

Physical description:
4 v. : ill. ; 31 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Date:
1937
1940
1940.]
Topic:
Rayon--Periodicals  Search this
Wool, Artificial--Periodicals  Search this
Textile fibers, Synthetic--Periodicals  Search this
Call number:
TS1688.A1 K96
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_499465

Die Kunstseide

Physical description:
v. ill. 32 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Date:
1925
1936
Topic:
Rayon--Periodicals  Search this
Wool, Artificial--Periodicals  Search this
Textile fibers, Synthetic--Periodicals  Search this
Call number:
TS1688.A1 K96
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_499467

Rayon and synthetic textiles

Physical description:
5 v. ill. 30 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Date:
1948
1952
1948-
Topic:
Rayon--Periodicals  Search this
Textile fibers, Synthetic--Periodicals  Search this
Call number:
TS1300 .M689
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_499458

Artificial fibres

Author:
Moncrieff, R. W  Search this
Physical description:
x, 313 p. illus. 23 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1950
Topic:
Textile fibers, Synthetic  Search this
Call number:
TS1548.5 .M73 1950
TS1548.5.M73 1950
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_403549

[Trade catalogs on synthetic fibers and yarns, synthetic resins, Vinyon]

Author:
Wellington Sears Company  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries American History Trade Literature Collection DSI  Search this
Physical description:
<3> v. : ill. (some col.)
Type:
Catalogs
Trade catalogs
Place:
New York (State)
New York
Date:
1940
1940-
Topic:
Synthetic fibers industry--Catalogs  Search this
Textile fibers, Synthetic  Search this
Fibers  Search this
Gums and resins, Synthetic  Search this
Synthetic gums and resins industry--Catalogs  Search this
Vinyon (Brand name)  Search this
Call number:
46362
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_430247

The artificial silk handbook / compiled and edited by the technical staff of the Silk journal

Author:
Nasmith, Frank  Search this
Physical description:
143 p. : ill. ; 19 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1927
[1927]
Topic:
Textile fibers, Synthetic  Search this
Call number:
TS1540 .N256 1927
TS1540.N256 1927
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_407002

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