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Remington Rand History

Accession: 1825-IIIIdentifier: 1825-III-I. -A. -2.


  • From the Sub-Series: Creation: 1830-1970

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.


From the Collection: 30 Linear Feet

Additional Description

Access Restrictions

No restrictions on access; this collection is open for research.

Litigators may not view the collection without approval.

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Repository Details

Repository Details

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

PO Box 3630
Wilmington Delaware 19807 USA