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Sperry Rand Corporation. Remington Rand Division records, Subgroup III. Advertising and Sales Promotion Department

Accession 1825.III

Manuscripts and Archives Department, Hagley Museum and Library


PO Box 3630
Wilmington, Delaware, 19807
302-658-2400
research@hagley.org

Finding aid prepared by Michael H. Nash, 1986

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-02-14T16:18-0500

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Cite items for this collection in the following format:
[Description and dates], Box/folder number, Sperry Rand Corporation. Remington Rand Division records, Subgroup III. Advertising and Sales Promotion Department (Accession 1825.III), Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Sperry Rand Corporation. Remington Rand Division records, Subgroup III. Advertising and Sales Promotion Department
Dates: 1830-1975, bulk 1920-1955
Accession Number: 1825.III
Creator: Sperry Rand Corporation. Remington Rand Division.
Extent: 30 linear feet
Language of Material: Most materials are in English. Export sales literature in Chinese, Swedish, and Spanish. Keyboard diagrams in about 100 languages and scripts.
Repository: Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Abstract: Remington Rand Inc. was incorporated in 1927 as a merger of the Remington Typewriter Company and the Rand Kardex Bureau, Inc. It merged with the Sperry Corporation to form the Sperry Rand Corporation in 1955. The collection contains a large quantity of advertising literature, trade catalogs, and public relations material which the company used to promote its major products, including typewriters, typewriter supplies, record control and storage systems, fire-proof safes, duplicator supplies, punch-card tabulating machines, adding and bookkeping machines.
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Administrative Information


Provenance

Deposit of Unisys Corporation, 1982

Processing Notes

This collection contains a number of photographs which are now located in the Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department. Photocopies of some photographs were made and retained by the Manuscripts and Archives Department.

Many trade catalogs, books and journals from this collection have been sent to the Published Collections Department and maybe be found in our library catalog.

Use Restrictions

Literary rights retained by depositor.

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Historical Note

Remington Rand Incirca, was incorporated in Delaware on January 25, 1927, as a merger of the Remington Typewriter Company and the Rand Kardex Bureau, Incirca It merged with the Sperry Corporation to form the Sperry Rand Corporation on June 30, 1955. Remington Rand operations were continued as the Remington Rand Division.

E. Remington & Sons of Ilion, N.Y., began as a manufacturer of sewing machines in 1873. In 1876 the company purchased the rights to manufacuture and sell typewriters from C. Latham Sholes, who had invented the machine three years before. The company exhibited them for the first time at the Philadelphia Centennial Exposition. Sales were slow at first, but during the 1880s the company began an aggressive world-wide marketing campaign, opening offices in England, Germany, France and Russia.

In 1927 Remington merged with the Rand Kardex Bureau, Incirca, which had developed the Kardex, the Rand ledger, and a number of other office record control systems. Under the leadership of James H. Rand, Jr., Remington Rand became the largest American producer of business machines and office equipment. Within a few years, however, it began to face aggressive competition from Thomas Watson's International Business Machines. By the mid-1930s, Remington Rand was losing market share to its younger rival. In 1938 it sought new markets by manufacturing electric shavers and later diversifying into other domestic electrical appliances.

The post-World War II move into the computer industry was a natural strategy for a company committed to office automation and represented an attempt by Remington to reverse its long decline. In the early 1950s, the company quickly established a lead in the area by purchasing two of the nation's pioneering electronic data processing companies. In 1950 it bought the Philadelphia-​based Eckert-Mauchly Computer Corporation. On March 31, 1951, Remington Rand delivered UNIVAC I, the first commercial computer system, to the Census Bureau. In 1952 Remington absorbed Engineering Research Associates of St. Paul, Minn. The two firms were consolidated as the UNIVAC Division.

Remington Rand merged with the Sperry Corporation in 1955, becoming the Sperry Rand Corporation. It continued, however, to lose market share to IBM and by the early 1960s was in a distant second place with only 10 per cent of the market. In 1986 Sperry Rand was purchased by the Burroughs Corporation in a hostile takeover. The merged company was renamed Unisys Corporation.

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Scope and Content

The Advertising & Sales Promotion Department records contain a large quantity of advertising literature, trade catalogs, and public relations material which the company used to promote its major products, including typewriters, typewriter supplies, record control and storage systems, fire-proof safes, duplicator supplies, punch-card tabulating machines, adding and bookkeping machines. Of particular interest are two files on the history of the typewriter and the history of Remington Rand which include advertisements, letters written on early typewriters, and information on typewriter inventors. The file includes several letters typed by C. Latham Sholes and a letter written by Mark Twain on a Remington Model 1 in 1882. There is also information on Remington's participation in world's fairs from 1876 to 1939.

The advertising also documents the changing image of women office workers between the 1890s and the 1950s. The company history file also contains information on the 1947 motion picture, "The Shocking Miss Pilgrim," in which Betty Grable portrayed Lillian Sholes, the daughter of C. Latham Sholes and, supposedly, the first woman office worker. There is also some information on the role of the YWCA in training young women as typists.

Sales letters and bulletins can be used to trace Remington Rand Advertising strategies. School Dept. records document the company's program of providing materials and curriculum support to typing classes to develop brand loyalty.

Records postdating the 1955 Sperry merger include background research and articles for in-house periodicals and trade journals. Press releases and fact sheets describe new products, particularly the Remington Division's line of copiers.

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Access Points

Advertising, Direct-mail.
Advertising.
American Kardex Company, Incirca
American Writing Machine Company.
Baker-Vawter Company.
Blickensderfer Manufacturing Company.
Bookkeeping machines.
Burroughs Adding Machine Company.
Burt, William Austin, 1792-1858.
Business enterprises--History.
Calculators.
Card systems in business.
Centennial Exhibition (1876: Philadelphia, Pa.).
Copying machines.
Dalton Adding Machine Company.
E. Remington &; Sons.
Filing systems.
Grable, Betty, 1916-1973.
Index Visible, Incirca
Kalamazoo Loose-Leaf Binder Company.
Library Bureau, Incirca
New York World's Fair (1939-1940).
Noiseless Typewriter Company.
Office equipment and supplies industry.
Office equipment and supplies.
Office layout.
Office management.
Office practice.
Posters.
Punched card systems.
Rand Company.
Rand Kardex Bureau, Incirca
Rand, James H. (James Henry), 1886-1968.
Remington Typewriter Company.
Royal Typewriter Company.
Safe-Cabinet Company.
Safes.
Sales management--Office equipment and supplies industry.
Sholes, Christopher Latham, 1819-1890.
Smith Premier Typewriter Company.
Sperry Rand Corporation. Remington Rand Division.
Sperry Rand Corporation. UNIVAC Division.
The Shocking Miss Pilgrim (Motion picture).
Twain, Mark, 1835-1910.
Typewriter industry.
Typewriters.
Typewriting--Study and teaching.
Underwood Corporation.
Varitype Incorporated.
Women in advertising.
Women white collar workers.
World's Columbian Exposition (1893: Chicago, Ill.).
Wyckoff, Seamans &; Benedict.
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Series Descriptions and Inventory

I. Typewriter Division
A. Historical Files, 1830-1970
Scope and Content
This subseries is comprised of records collected by the Advertising and Sales Promotion Department for their history files. The subseries has been further divided into two parts: 1. History of the Typewriter and 2. Remington Rand History. Because the history of Remington Rand is integral to the overall history of the typewriter, there is naturally some overlap in these two sections. Files categorized as Remington Rand History refer solely or predominately to the company.
1. History of the Typewriter
Scope and Content
Includes advertisements, letters written using early typewriters, articles, radio scripts, information about typewriter prototypes, their inventors, and early typewriter manufacturers. Included is a March 23, 1882 letter written by Mark Twain on a Remington Model 1. Twain's letter was the cornerstone of Remington Rand's popular history-theme typewriter ad campaign (See Subseries C., Box 5, Folder 30.) Also of note is correspondence relating to acquisition of the typewriter used by President Harrison's secretary for the Remington Rand historical collection. There are several letters type-written by C. Latham Sholes, inventor of the Remington typewriter.
Box Folder
1 1 Advertisements, 1876-1945
Oversize Folder
16 1 Advertisement, 1889
Box Folder
1 2 Articles, 1886-1968
1 3 Articles by Remington Rand, 1925-1966
1 4 Blickensderfer Manufacturing Company, undated-1938
1 5 Brady Correspondence, 1892-1940
1 6 Burt, William A., 1830-1950
1 7 Clippings, 1891-1968
1 8 Manuscripts, 1918-1953
1 9 Miscellaneous Typewriters, 1886-1967
1 10 Pamphlets, 1892-circa 1950
1 11 Patent Specifications, 1901
1 12 President Harrison's Typewriter Correspondence and Clippings, 1933-1952
1 13 Press Releases and Fact Sheets, 1942-1968
1 14 Scripts, 1940-1951
1 15 Sholes Letters, 1872
1 16 60th Anniversary, 1933-1934
1 17 Twain Letter, 1882-1965
1 18 Varityper Incorporated, 1927
1 19 Miscellany, undated-1914
2. Remington Rand History
Scope and Content
Contains advertisements, information about typewriter manufacturers which were acquired by the Remington Typewriter Company or Remington Rand, the 1927 merger which created the company, and miscellaneous subjects such as the interrobang, a new punctuation used on some Remington Rand typewriters after 1967. This section also includes files relating to the 1947 motion picture The Shocking Miss Pilgrim starring Betty Grable which told the story of the Lillian Sholes, daughter of Christopher Latham Sholes and, according to Remington Rand, the first woman to enter the office workplace. The Remington Rand History files contain materials from world's fairs and international expositions which featured Remington typewriters--the Centennial Exposition, Columbian Exposition and the 1939 New York World's Fair. Correspondence files consist mainly of research questions and the department responses and are likely to be useful to researchers seeking information about typewriter and company history.
Box Folder
1 20 Advertisements, 1892-1948
1 21 American Writing Machine Company, Correspondence, 1934-1940
1 22 American Writing Machine Company, Miscellany, 1930-1943
1 23 Awards and Conventions, 1922-1930
1 24 Caligraph (Typewriter), 1882-1970
1 25 Centennial Exposition, 1876-1947
1 26 Columbian Exposition, 1888-1893
1 27 Correspondence, 1929-1957
1 28 Correspondence, 1967-1970
1 29 Fires, Clippings, 1930-1931
1 30 Hoyle's Office Machineorama, 1963-1968
1 31 Illustrations, 1867-1967
1 32 Interrobang, Clippings, 1968-1969
1 33 Interrobang, Publicity, 1967-1969
1 34 Interrobang, Rahtid, 1968
1 35 Interrobang, Miscellany, 1968-1970
1 36 Manuscripts, undated
1 37 Merger, Articles, 1927-1928
1 38 Merger, Clippings, 1925-1927
Box Folder
2 1 Monarch Typewriter, 1932-1969
2 2 New York World's Fair, 1939
2 3 Rand, James H., Jr. Obituary, 1968
2 4 Sales Contests, 1940-1941
2 5 Sales Contests, 1948-1949
Oversize Folder
15 1 Sales Contest Posters, 1940-1948
Box Folder
2 6 The Shocking Miss Pilgrim, Correspondence, 1946-1947
2 7 The Shocking Miss Pilgrim, Publicity Photographs, 1947
2 8 The Shocking Miss Pilgrim, Publicity, 1947
Oversize Folder
17 1 The Shocking Miss Pilgrim, Posters, 1947
Oversize Folder
15 2 The Shocking Miss Pilgrim, Tearsheets, 1947
15 3 The Shocking Miss Pilgrim, Tearsheets, 1947
Box Folder
2 9 The Shocking Miss Pilgrim, Tearsheets, 1947
2 10 Smith-Premier Typewriter, 1893-1968
2 11 Speed Contests, 1888-1966
2 12 Sperry, Elmer Ambrose, Jr. Obituaries, 1969
2 13 Strike, 1936
2 14 Tolstoy Foundation Correspondence, 1960-1961
2 15 Trademark Regulations, 1966
2 16 Miscellany, 1924-1968
B. Remington Typewriter Company, 1878-1963, bulk 1910-1929
Scope and Content
This subseries includes over 2000 diagrams of keyboards used on Remington and Smith-Premier typewriters (which were manufactured by Remington). The company specially designed keyboards for specific business applications, foreign languages and regional polyglots. Trade catalogs, instruction manuals, sales literature and other materials are arranged by the typewriters they advertised. Records for typewriter supplies manufactured by Remington Typewriter Company are located in Series II. Remtico Division. The subseries contains materials from Wyckoff, Seamans & Benedict including W.O. Wyckoff's scrapbook with typing samples dating to 1878.
1. Advertisements
Box Folder
3 1 Advertisements, 1892
2. Exports
Box Folder
3 2 Operating Manuals, 1914
3 3 Trade Catalogs, circa 1915
3 4 Miscellany, 1912-1916
3. Instruction Manuals
Box Folder
3 5 Instruction Manuals, 1882-1926
4. Keyboards
Box Folder
4 1 Keyboards, nos. 1-100, circa 1898-1902
4 2 Keyboards, nos. 101-200, 1902-1906
4 3 Keyboards, nos. 201-300, 1906-1907
4 4 Keyboards, nos. 301-400, 1907-1909
4 5 Keyboards, nos. 401-500, 1909-1910
4 6 Keyboards, nos. 501-600, 1909-1912
4 7 Keyboards, nos. 602-700, 1912-1913
4 8 Keyboards, nos. 701-800, 1913-1923
4 9 Keyboards, nos. 801-899, 1914-1918
4 10 Keyboards, nos. 1100-1200, 1916-1919
4 11 Keyboards, nos. 1201-1300, 1919-1920
4 12 Keyboards, nos. 1301-1400, 1920-1921
4 13 Keyboards, nos. 1401-1500, 1921-1922
4 14 Keyboards, nos. 1501-1600, 1921-1924
4 15 Keyboards, nos. 1601-1700, 1922-1923
4 16 Keyboards, nos. 1701-1800, 1923
4 17 Keyboards, nos. 1801-1900, 1923-1925
Volume
I Keyboards 1 thru 699 (Bound), circa 1898-1913
Volume
II Keyboards 700 thru 1399 (Bound), 1913-1923
Volume
III Keyboards 1400 thru 1999 (Bound), 1921-1925
Box
4 Smith Premier Keyboards (Bound), circa 1910-1923
5. Keyboards and Typestyles
Box Folder
3 6 Correspondence, 1906
3 7 Miscellany, undated-1927
5. Products - Electric Typewriter
Box Folder
3 8 Trade Catalog, 1927
6. Products - Model 20 (Special) Typewriter
Box Folder
3 9 Trade Catalogs, circa 1925
7. Products - Model 30 (Complete) Typewriter
Box Folder
3 10 Specifications Sheet, circa 1925
3 11 Trade Catalogs, 1925-1927
8. Products - Multiple Model Promotions
Box Folder
3 12 Tearsheets, 1918-1926
3 13 Trade Cards, circa 1915
9. Products - Noiseless Typewriter
Box Folder
3 14 Sales Manuals, 1925
3 15 Trade Catalogs, circa 1924-1927
10. Products - Portable Typewriter
Box Folder
3 16 Operating Manual, 1926
3 17 Trade Catalogs, 1924-1927
11. Products - Standard Typewriters
Box Folder
3 18 Instruction Manual, circa 1890
3 19 Operating Manuals, 1906-1908
3 20 Sales and Service Manuals, 1904-undated
3 21 Trade Catalogs, undated-1927
12. Products - Wahl Machines
Box Folder
3 22 Operating Manuals, 1907-circa 1925
3 23 Sales Manuals, circa 1910
Box Folder
4 24 Service Manual, undated
13. Products - Miscellany
Box Folder
4 25 Trade Catalogs, circa 1905-1926
14. Sales
Box Folder
4 26 Manuals, 1926-1927
15. School Program
Box Folder
4 27 Catalog, 1926
16. Miscellany
Box Folder
4 28 Miscellany, 1878-1963
C. Remington Rand Typewriters, 1928-1970, bulk 1930-1959
Scope and Content
This subseries is arranged primarily by product. Included are many trade catalogs, sales manuals, operating manuals, posters and advertisements. Of particular interest are the sales letters and bulletins which can be used to trace Remington Rand advertising strategies. Sales letters and bulletins were issued from the Advertising and Sales Promotions Department to salesmen and district managers. The letters explained the ideas behind individual advertising pieces or groups of advertising, the goals and planning of each campaign and the recommended follow-up by the sales force. The popular history-theme campaign which included a letter written by Mark Twain is part of the Model 17 materials in this subseries. Materials relating to Noiseless typewriters include literature about the harmful effects of noise. A Federal Trade Commission stipulation to cease and desist certain advertising for portable models is noteworthy.
The history of the Remington Typewriter Company and Remington Rand closely reflects the history of women working outside the home. Images of women in offices exist throughout this record collection, but are richest in this subseries and Series II. Remtico Supplies.
1. Employment Agency
Box Folder
5 1 Trade Catalogs, 1930
2. Keyboard Information
Box Folder
5 2 Keyboard Information, 1934-circa 1957
3. Lease Program
Box Folder
5 3 Miscellany, undated
4. Products - (New) Electric
Box Folder
5 4 Operating Manual, circa 1952
5 5 Tearsheets and Trade Catalogs, 1928-1953
5 6 Miscellany, 1950-1953
5. Products - Electric DeLuxe
Box Folder
5 7 Operating Manual, 1949
Oversize Folder
15 4 Posters, circa 1949
Box Folder
5 8 Sales Literature, 1948-1950
5 9 Tearsheets, 1949
5 10 Trade Catalogs, circa 1949
5 11 Miscellany, circa 1949
6. Products - Electri-conomy
Box Folder
5 12 Articles, 1950-1951
5 13 Flyers, circa 1951
Oversize Folder
16 2 Folder, circa 1950
Box Folder
5 14 Mailers, circa 1951
5 15 Operating Manuals, circa 1951
5 16 Sales Manual, circa 1951
5 17 Sales Miscellany, 1951-1956
5 18 Tearsheets, 1949-1953
5 19 Trade Catalogs, circa 1951
Oversize Folder
16 3 Tearsheet, 1950
Box Folder
5 20 Miscellany, circa 1951
7. Products - Model KMC
Box Folder
5 21 Clippings, 1946
5 22 Operating Manuals, circa 1948
5 23 Sales Literature, 1946
5 24 Tearsheets, 1946-1948
5 25 Trade Catalogs, circa 1948
5 26 Miscellany, 1946-1948
8. Products - Model L-25 Electric
Box Folder
5 27 Miscellany, 1968
9. Products - Model 17
Box Folder
5 28 Operating Manuals, 1939-1940
Oversize Folder
15 5-6 Posters, 1944
Box Folder
5 29 Sales Literature, 1939-1940
5 30 Tearsheets, 1939-1944
5 31 Trade Catalogs, 1939-1945
5 32 Miscellany, 1939-1940
10. Products - Model 24 Standard
Box Folder
5 33 Sales Letters, 1969
11. Products - Model 25 Electric
Box Folder
5 34 Miscellany, 1968-1970
12. Products - Models 26 Electric and 713 Compact
Box Folder
5 35 Specifications Manual, 1972
13. Products - Model 100e Electric
Box Folder
5 36 Specifications Manual, 1975
14. Products - Model 611 Electric Portable
Box Folder
5 37 Miscellany, 1969
15. Products - Model 666
Box Folder
5 38 Miscellany, 1968
16. Products - Model 713 Compact
Box Folder
5 39 Miscellany, 1969
17. Products - Multiple Model Promotions
Box Folder
5 40 Advertisements, 1939-circa 1950
5 41 Government Catalogs, 1947-1949
5 42 Sales Literature, 1928-circa 1948
5 43 Trade Catalogs, 1930-1955
18. Products - Noiseless
Box Folder
6 1 Clippings, 1930-1954
6 2 Correspondence, 1928-1948
6 3 Displays, 1935
6 4 Operating Instructions, circa 1930-1937
6 5 Proceedings, 1957
Oversize Folder
15 7 Posters, undated
Box Folder
6 6 Sales Literature, 1929-1955
6 7 Sales Literature, undated-1932
6 8 Sales Manuals, 1928-undated
6 9 Sales Manual Inserts, 1938-1957
6 10 Specifications Sheets, circa 1938
6 11 Tearsheets, 1929-1957
6 12 Trade Catalogs, 1928-1939
6 13 Trade Catalogs, 1929-1940
Oversize Folder
16 4 Trade Catalogs, 1934
Box Folder
6 14 Miscellany, 1930-1941
19. Products - Portables
Box Folder
6 15 Clippings, 1930-1932
6 16 Operating Manuals, 1928-1964
6 17 Sales Literature, 1928-1944
6 18 Tearsheets, 1930-1932
6 19 Trade Catalogs, 1932-undated
6 20 Miscellany, 1931-1944
20. Products - Rebuilts
Box Folder
6 21 Clippings, 1930-1932
Oversize Folder
15 8 Posters, undated
Box Folder
6 22 Sales Literature, circa 1939
6 23 Trade Catalogs, 1930-1941
624 Miscellany, 1930
21. Products - Standard Models
Box Folder
6 25 Operating Manuals, 1934-1954
6 26 Sales Literature, 1928-1956
6 27 Tearsheets, 1930-circa 1943
6 28 Trade Catalogs, 1928-1956
6 29 Miscellany, 1929-1968
22. Products - Super-riter
Box Folder
6 30 Operating Manuals, circa 1950
6 31 Reprints, 1950-1953
6 32 Sales Literature, 1950
6 33 Tearsheets, circa 1950
6 34 Trade Catalogs, circa 1950
23. Sales Education
Box Folder
6 35 Manuals, circa 1940
24. Service Program
Box Folder
6 36 Trade Catalogs, undated
6 37 Miscellany, undated
25. Trade-In Program
Oversize Folder
15 8 Posters, circa 1942
Box Folder
6 38 Miscellany, 1942
26. Miscellany
Box Folder
6 39 Miscellany, 1929-1949
Oversize Folder
16 5 Miscellany, 1933
16 6 Miscellany, 1945
D. School Department, 1934-1955
Scope and Content
Advertising of the School Department focused on selling office products to schools and vocational programs. The department reached classroom teachers and students by providing curriculum support materials and advertising in business education trade journals. The company also encouraged students to rent or buy Remington Rand typewriters through special programs. Marketing to schools was an important part of the company's overall advertising strategies since the brand preferences of typists were often developed while they were still in school.
Box Folder
7 1 Advertisements, 1934-1952
7 2 Articles, 1941-1952
7 3 Curriculum Support Literature, 1925-1945
7 4 Pamphlets, circa 1935-1945
7 5 Tearsheets, 1939-1955
7 6 Miscellany, 1930-1942
II. Remtico Division, 1914-1963, bulk 1930-1959
Scope and Content
The Remtico Division manufactured typewriter supplies. The main products of this division were ribbons, carbon papers and the Line-A-Time, which held the texts from which typists copied. Brand names include Remtico, Rembrandt, TopFlight, Patrician, Beautyrite, Red Seal, Paragon, Everlasting, Remrandco and Cello-Clik. Products manufactured by the Remtico Division were at times marketed under the auspices of the Typewriter, Typewriter Supply and Line-A-Time divisions. Materials in this series include trade catalogs, displays, product tags, promotional give-aways like eraser shields, sample folders, sales letters, sales and operating manuals, etcirca
A. Products - Carbon Paper
Box Folder
7 7 Flyers, 1937-1950
7 8 Sales Literature, 1952-1960
7 9 Tearsheets, 1954-1960
7 10 Trade Cards, 1932-circa 1945
7 11 Trade Catalogs, 1924-1956
7 12 Miscellany, 1934-circa 1956
B. Products - Line-A-Time
Box Folder
7 13 Flyers, 1937-1961
7 14 Inserts, 1937-1939
7 15 Operating Manuals, 1930-1962
Oversize Folder
15 10 Posters, circa 1925
Box Folder
7 16 Sales Education Manual, undated
7 17 Sales Literature, 1953-1960
7 18 Tearsheets, 1930-1959
7 19 Trade Catalogs, 1928-1959
7 20 Miscellany, circa 1929-1968
C. Products - Mixed Products
Box Folder
7 21 Manuals, 1914-1932
7 22 Miscellany, 1934-1950
D. Products - Papers
Box Folder
7 23 Sample Books, 1916-1930
E. Products - Ribbons
Box Folder
7 24 Clippings, 1949-1950
Oversize Folder
15 11 Charts, 1950
Box Folder
7 25 Sales Literature, 1932-1959
7 26 Tearsheets, 1929-circa 1956
7 27 Trade Cards and Displays, 1934-1951
7 28 Trade Catalogs, 1926-circa 1956
7 29 Miscellany, circa 1925-circa 1956
F. Products - Ribbons and Carbon Paper
Box Folder
7 30 Sales Literature, 1932-1960
7 31 Sales Manual, undated
7 32 Sales Training Manual, 1963
7 33 Trade Catalogs, 1926-circa 1956
7 34 Miscellany, 1931-1950
G. Products - Miscellany
Box Folder
7 35 Miscellany, 1929-1939
H. Sales
Box Folder
7 36 Miscellany, 1932-1955
I. Miscellany
Box Folder
7 37 Miscellany, 1928-circa 1956
III. Systems Division, 1911-1974, bulk 1920-1949
Scope and Content
The Systems Division produced and marketed record control and storage systems. The division's predecessors included the Rand Kardex Company, which was comprised of James H. Rand Sr.'s Rand Company and James H. Rand Jr.'s American Kardex Company, the Index-Visible Company, the Baker-Vawter Company, the Kalamazoo Loose-Leaf Binder Company and the Safe-Cabinet Company. Many of the records in this series are from these companies before they merged to become Remington Rand in 1927. Safe-Cabinet, whose favorite sales tactic was to capitalize on fear of fire, comprises the largest part of this series. Safe-Cabinet devoted much of their promotions to teaching customers the importance of their records and thus, the value of protecting those records. Series records consist of scrapbooks, trade catalogs, product samples, information about laboratory testing (Safe-Cabinet), sales literature, blueprints, etcirca Products in the Systems Division have also been under the auspices of the Kardex and Safe-Cabinet Divisions.
A. Products - Index Visible
Box Folder
8 1 Blueprints, undated
8 2 Card Samples, undated
8 3 Installation Instructions, undated
8 4 The I-V-I Newsletter, circa 1922
Oversize Folder
15 12 Poster, undated
Box Folder
8 5 Product Samples, undated
8 6 Report, 1924
8 7 Sales Literature, 1922-circa 1930
8 8 Sales Manual, circa 1930
8 9 Tearsheets, 1921-1925
8 10 Trade Catalogs, 1924-undated
8 11 Trade Catalogs, 1923-1928
8 12 Miscellany, 1914-undated
B. Products - Kalamazoo
Box Folder
8 13 Accounting Advisory Department Books, undated
8 14 Forms, 1927
8 15 Sales Literature, 1927
8 16 Sales Manual, 1927
8 17 Tearsheets, 1925-1932
8 18 Trade Catalogs, circa 1925
8 19 Trade Catalogs, undated
8 20 Trade Catalogs, undated
C. Products - Rand Company
Box Folder
8 21 Articles and Clippings, circa 1920-1928
8 22 Blueprints, 1922-1928
8 23 Illustrations, undated
8 24 Price Lists, 1911-1927
8 25 Product Samples, undated
8 26 Sales Literature, 1921-1924
8 27 Sales Training Extension Course, undated
8 28 Tearsheets, 1924-1930
8 29 Trade Catalogs, circa 1912-1930
8 30 Trade Catalogs, circa 1912-1930
8 31 Miscellany, 1923-1931
D. Products - Randtriever
Box Folder
8 32 Trade Catalogs, undated
E. Products - Safe-Cabinet
Box Folder
9 1 Ammunition Journal, 1913-1915
9 2 Certificate of Inspection, 1939-1940
Fire Reports (Bound), 1951-1957
Box Folder
9 3 Fire Struck Your Neighbor Brochure, circa 1938-1940
9 4 Fire Struck Your Neighbor Brochure, circa 1940
9 5 Fire Struck Your Neighbor Brochure, circa 1948-1950
9 6 Fire Struck Your Neighbor Brochure, circa 1948-1950
9 7 Fire Struck Your Neighbor Brochure, circa 1948-1950
9 8 Flaming Facts Newsletter, 1925
9 9 Flaming Facts Newsletter, 1925-1930
9 10 Flyers, 1924-1928
9 11 Grawl Survey Method, 1928
9 12 Heat Logs, 1917-1930
9 13 Heat Test Miscellany, undated-1930
9 14 Laboratory Testing, 1921-1931
9 15-16 Laboratory Testing Report, 1931
9 17-19 Laboratory Testing Report, 1931
Box Folder
10 1 Locks, 1929-1939
10 2 Personnel Policies, 1929-1930
10 3-5 Photographic Negative Log, undated
10 6 Price Lists, 1918-1933
10 7 Records Newsletter, 1923-1925
10 Records: Their history, purpose, cost, classification and value.
10 8 Report, 1932
10 9 Sales Commission Schedule, 1926
10 10 Sales Literature, undated
10 11 Sales Literature, 1922-1924
10 12 Sales Literature, 1925-1926
10 13 Sales Literature, 1929
10 14 Sales Literature, 1932-1933
10 15 Sales Literature, 1925-1934
10 16 Sales Literature, 1924-1939
10 17 Sales Literature, circa 1919-1926
10 18-19 Sales Literature, 1931-1937
10 20 Sales Training Manual, 1931
Box
18 Scrapbook (Bound), circa 1920-1929
18 Scrapbook (Bound), 1925-1931
Box Folder
11 1-2 Scrapbook, 1917-undated
11 3 Scrapbook, 1919-1920
11 4-6 Scrapbook, 1921
11 7-8 Scrapbook, 1923
11 Scrapbook (Bound), 1932-1934
11 9-11 Scrapbook, 1935-1940
Box Folder
18 1 Specifications, 1931-1932
18 2 Tearsheets, 1928
18 3 Trade Catalogs, 1924-1936
18 4 Trade Catalogs, 1915-1928
18 5 Miscellany, 1922-1935
F. Products - Safe-Cabinet, Card File
Box Folder
18 6 Correspondence, 1948-1949
G. Products - Safe-Cabinet, Certi-File
Box Folder
18 7 Heat Log, 1917-1923
18 8 Sales Literature, 1936
18 9 Specifications, 1935
18 10 Trade Card, 1935-1938
18 11 Miscellany, 1933-1938
H. Products - Safe-Cabinet, Filler Units
Box Folder
18 12 Blueprints, 1939-1949
18 13 Correspondence, 1946-1951
I. Products - Safe-Cabinet, Museums
Box Folder
18 14 Blueprints, 1928-1934
Oversize Folder
17 2 Blueprints, 1930-1932
Box Folder
18 15 Correspondence, 1934-1937
18 16 Miscellany, 1914-1937
J. Products - Safe-Cabinet, 2 hr. Record Desk
Box Folder
18 17 Correspondence, 1936
K. Miscellany
Box Folder
18 18 Miscellany, 1926-1974
IV. Adding, Bookkeeping and Calculating Division, 1924-1970, bulk 1930-1959
Scope and Content
This series is arranged by product. Records include tearsheets, posters, banners, trade catalogs, sales literature, operating manuals, etcirca Much of the advertising of this division was targeted toward specific industries such as building trades, retailing and insurance.
A. Products - Adding Machines
Box Folder
12 1 Dealer Sales Literature, circa 1939
12 2 Operating Manuals, circa 1948
Oversize Folder
15 14 Posters, 1938
Oversize Folder
16 7 Poster, 1933
Box Folder
12 3 Press Releases, undated
12 4 Sales Literature, circa 1941
12 5 Specifications Sheets, undated
12 6 Tearsheets and Clippings, 1932-1968
12 7 Trade catalogs, circa 1932-51
B. Products - Bookkeeping Machines
Box Folder
12 8 Operating Manual, 1940-1941
12 9 Sales Manuals, 1930-1948
12 10 Trade catalogs, 1926-1972
C. Products - Cash Registers
Box Folder
12 11 Advertisements, 1938-1958
12 12 Operating Manual, undated
Oversize Folder
16 8 Banner, undated
Box Folder
12 13 Specifications Sheet, undated
D. Products - Dalton Machines
Oversize Folder
16 9 Banner, circa 1925
Box Folder
12 14 Instruction Manuals, circa 1925-1930
12 15 Operating Manuals, 1925-circa 1935
12 16 Sales Manuals, undated
12 17 Sales Training Manual, circa 1925
12 18 Specification Sheets, undated
12 19 Trade Catalogs, undated-1927
12 20 Trade Catalogs, 1927-1941
12 21 Miscellany, circa 1928
E. Products - Electronic Desk Calculators
Box Folder
12 22 Dealer Sales Literature, 1968-1970
12 23 Operating Manual, 1968
12 24 Press Releases and Product Profiles, 1969-1970
12 25 Tearsheets, Clippings and Reprints, 1968-1969
12 26 Trade Catalogs and Specifications Sheets, 1969-undated
12 27 Miscellaneous Publicity, 1968-1970
F. Products - Fanfold Machine
Box Folder
12 28 Trade Catalogs, 1930-undated
G. Products - Monarch Adding Machines
Box Folder
12 29 Operating Instructions, undated
12 30 Trade Catalogs and Postcard, 1932-1940
H. Products - Printing Calculators
Box Folder
12 31 Dealer Sales Literature, undated-1956
12 32 Dealer Sales Literature, 1941-undated
12 33 Flyers, 1952-1957
12 34 Operating Manuals, 1940
Oversize Folder
15 15 Posters, undated
Box Folder
12 35 Specifications Sheet, undated
12 36 Tearsheets, circa 1950-1954
12 37 Trade Catalogs, circa 1949-undated
12 38 Miscellany, 1950
I. Products - Printing Calculator, Model 96
Box Folder
13 1 Operating Manuals, circa 1955
J. Products - Printing Calculator, Model 98
Box Folder
13 2 Operating Manuals, 1954
13 3 Sales Literature, 1951-1954
K. Products - Printing Calculator, Model 99
Box Folder
13 4 Dealer Sales Literature, 1954
13 5 Operating Manuals, 1956-1957
13 6 Tearsheet and clipping, 1957-1968
13 7 Trade Catalogs, 1954
L. Products - Printing Calculators and Adding Machines
Box Folder
13 8 Script, undated
13 9 Trade Catalogs, undated
13 10 Miscellany, 1953-1957
M. Products - Topflight Adding Machine
Box Folder
13 11 Advertisements, 1949-1954
Oversize Folder
16 10 Banners, 1950-1952
Box Folder
13 11 Banners, 1950-1952
13 12 Broadsides, 1951
13 12 Dealer Sales Literature, 1950-1956
13 13 Dealer Sales Literature, 1949-1954
Oversize Folder
15 16 Dealer Sales Literature, Posters, 1950-1955
Box Folder
13 14 Displays, 1950
13 15 Displays, 1950
13 16 Trade Catalogs, 1950
N. Products - Topflight Cash Registers
Box Folder
13 17 Advertisements, undated-1951
13 18 Sales Manuals, 1952-1954
O. Products - Miscellany
Box Folder
13 19 Miscellany, 1975
P. Sales Education
Box Folder
13 20 Instruction Manuals, undated-1957
13 21 Training Manuals, undated-1945
13 22 Training Manual, 1949
13 23 Training Manual, 1950
13 24 Training Manuals, undated
R. Sales
Box Folder
13 25 Program, 1938
13 26 Reference Manual, 1946
13 27 Sales Manuals, undated
S. Miscellany
Box Folder
13 28 Forms, undated
13 29 Instructional Manuals, undated
13 30 Report, 1968
13 31 Sales Manual, 1952
13 32 Miscellany, undated
V. Management Controls (Tabulating - Accounting) Division, 1929-1957
Scope and Content
This series consists of five folders of materials about the Management Controls Division, also known as the Accounting, Tabulating or Accounting and Tabulating Division. The main products of this division were punch card tabulating machines and punch cards.
Box
14 Keeping Tabs Newsletter (Bound), 1925-1934
Box Folder
14 1 Instruction Manuals, undated
Box Folder
14 2 Operating Manuals, undated
Box Folder
14 3 Reprints, 1953-1955
Box Folder
14 4 Sales Literature, circa 1935-1955
Box
14 Sales Manual (Bound), 1934
Box Folder
14 5 Trade Catalogs, 1929-1952
Box Folder
14 6 Miscellany, 1932-1957
Box
14 Miscellany (Bound), 1931
VI. Duplicator Supplies, 1935-1968, bulk 1950-1959
Scope and Content
Included in this series are trade catalogs, sales literature, flyers and tearsheets for Rem-Masters, stencils, and Plastiplates.
A. Products - Model 170
Box Folder
14 7 Miscellany, 1968
B. Products - Multiple Products and Promotions
Box Folder
14 8 Miscellany, 1935-circa 1956
C. Products - Plastiplate
Box Folder
14 9 Clippings, 1950
14 10 Flyers, 1952
14 11 Government Price Lists, 1958-1963
14 12 Instruction Manuals, 1953-1959
14 13 Reprints, 1955-1958
14 14 Sales Literature, 1953-1962
14 15 Tearsheets, 1954-1957
14 16 Trade Catalogs, undated-1954
14 17 Miscellany, 1945-1962
D. Products - Rem-Masters
Box Folder
14 18 Miscellany, undated
E. Products - Stencils
Oversize Folder
16 13 Display, 1950
Oversize Folder
15 17 Poster, undated
Box Folder
14 19 Sales Literature, undated
14 20 Trade Catalogs, undated-1950
14 21 Miscellany, 1950-1952
F. Reprints
Box Folder
14 22 Reprints, 1951-1952
G. Sales Education
Box
14 Manual, circa 1956
VII. Export Division, 1929-1940
Scope and Content
Four folders of materials from the Export Division constitute this series. Included are sales literature, tearsheets and trade catalogs in English, Chinese, Swedish and Spanish.
Box Folder
14 23 Sales Literature, 1932
Box Folder
14 24 Tearsheets, 1930-1940
Box Folder
14 25 Trade Catalogs, undated
Box Folder
14 26 Miscellany, 1929-1940
VIII. Mixed Division Materials, 1928-1952
Scope and Content
This series contains promotional materials which advertised products from multiple Remington Rand Divisions. Records include tearsheets, trade catalogs and an Employment Relations Manual.
Box Folder
14 27 Employment Relations Manual, 1952
Box Folder
14 28 Tearsheets, 1931-1940
Box Folder
14 29 Trade Catalogs, 1941-1950
Box Folder
14 30 Miscellany, 1928-undated
IX. Sperry-Rand Corporation, 1959-1975
Scope and Content
Many of the records in this series were generated by the Publications and Publicity staff after the 1955 Sperry merger. Records include background research and articles produced for in-house periodicals and trade journals. Many press releases and fact sheet detail new products, especially the Remington division's line of copiers.
Box Folder
2 17 Book Copier Attachment - Publicity, 1969-1970
Box Folder
2 18 Browder Center Donation, 1968
Box Folder
2 19 Copiers - Publicity, 1969
Box Folder
2 20 Copiers - Publicity, 1969-1970
Box Folder
2 21 Copiers - Publicity, 1969-1970
Box Folder
2 22 Copiers - Publicity, 1970
Box Folder
2 23 Copiers - Publicity, undated
Box Folder
2 24 Copiers - Sales Literature, 1967-1969
Box Folder
2 25 Customer Engineering Division, 1968
Box Folder
2 26 Edu-Center, 1967-1968
Box Folder
2 27 Ilion Inklings, 1964
Box Folder
2 28 Impressions, 1966-1969
Box Folder
2 29 Imprint - Frykman Article, 1970
Box Folder
2 30 Indexes, 1959-1960
Box Folder
2 31 Miscellaneous Company Periodicals, 1967-1969
Box Folder
2 32 National Training Center - Articles, 1966
Box Folder
2 33 National Training Center - Correspondence, 1966-1969
Box Folder
2 34 National Training Center - Press Releases, 1966
Box Folder
2 35 National Training Center - Miscellany, 1966
Box Folder
2 36 Price List, 1965
Box Folder
2 37 Product Profiles, 1970
Box Folder
2 38 Publicity Miscellaneous, 1965-1969
Box Folder
2 39 Sales Manual, 1964
Box Folder
2 40 Trade Catalogs, 1974-1975
Box Folder
2 41 Miscellany, 1962-1969
Oversize Folder
15 1 Remington Rand History - Sales Contest Posters, 1940-1948
Oversize Folder
15 2 Remington Rand History - The Shocking Miss Pilgrim - Tearsheets, 1947
Oversize Folder
15 3 Remington Rand History - The Shocking Miss Pilgrim - Tearsheets, 1947
Oversize Folder
15 4 Remington Rand Typewriters - Electric DeLuxe - Posters, circa 1949
Oversize Folder
15 5 Remington Rand Typewriters - Model 17 - Posters, 1944
Oversize Folder
15 6 Remington Rand Typewriters - Model 17 - Posters, 1944
Oversize Folder
15 7 Remington Rand Typewriters - Noiseless - Posters, undated
Oversize Folder
15 8 Remington Rand Typewriters - Rebuilts - Posters, undated
Oversize Folder
15 9 Remington Rand Typewriters - Trade-In Program - Posters, circa 1942
Oversize Folder
15 10 Remtico - Line-A-Time - Posters, circa 1925
Oversize Folder
15 11 Remtico - Ribbons - Charts, 1950
Oversize Folder
15 12 Systems Division - Index Visible - Poster, undated
Oversize Folder
15 13 Adding, Bookkeeping and Calculating Machines Division - Adding Machines - Posters, 1938
Oversize Folder
15 14 Adding, Bookkeeping and Calculating Machines Division - Printing Calculators - Posters, undated
Oversize Folder
15 15 Adding, Bookkeeping and Calculating Machines Division - Topflight Adding Machine - Dealer Sales Literature, Posters, 1950-1952
Oversize Folder
15 16 Duplicator Supplies - Stencils - Poster, undated
Oversize Folder
16 1 History of the Typewriter - Advertisements, 1889
Oversize Folder
16 2 Remington Rand Typewriters - Electri-conomy - Folder, circa 1950
Oversize Folder
16 3 Remington Rand Typewriters - Electri-conomy - Tearsheet, 1950
Oversize Folder
16 4 Remington Rand Typewriters - Noiseless - Trade Catalogs, 1934
Oversize Folder
16 5 Remington Rand Typewriter - Miscellany, 1933
Oversize Folder
16 6 Remington Rand Typewriters - Miscellany, 1945
Oversize Folder
16 7 Adding, Bookkeeping and Calculating Machines Division - Adding Machines - Poster, 1933
Oversize Folder
16 8 Adding, Bookkeeping and Calculating Machines Division - Cash Registers - Banner, undated
Oversize Folder
16 9 Adding, Bookkeeping and Calculating Machines Division - Dalton Machines - Banner, circa 1925
Oversize Folder
16 10 Adding, Bookkeeping and Calculating Machines Division - Topflight Adding Machine - Banners, 1950-1952
Oversize Folder
16 11 Adding, Bookkeeping and Calculating Machines Division - Topflight Adding Machine - Banners, 1950-1952
Oversize Folder
16 12 Adding, Bookkeeping and Calculating Machines Division - TopFlight Adding Machine - Broadsides, 1951
Oversize Folder
16 13 Duplicator Supplies - Stencils - Display, 1950
Oversize Folder
17 1 Remington Rand History - The Shocking Miss Pilgrim - Posters, 1947
Oversize Folder
17 2 Systems Division - Safe Cabinet - Blueprints, 1930-1932