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Subject Source: TGM II, Genre and physical characteristic terms

Found in 32 Collections and/or Records:

1939 New York World's Fair officially licensed scrapbook

Identifier: 2005-227
Abstract: World's Fairs or International Expositions are large-scale exhibitions that highlight technology, agriculture and other innovations of national or cultural significance. The New York World's Fair took place in Flushing Meadows, Queens from April 30, 1939 to October 31, 1940. The theme was "The World of Tomorrow." This item is a paper-bound scrapbook with empty pages.
Dates: 1939

Allen D. Cardwell Manufacturing Corporation records

Identifier: 2333
Abstract: The Allen D. Cardwell Manufacturing Corporation was a major producer of radio and telecommunications equipment during the twentieth century. Cardwell sold its products to the United States Government, major corporations, and individual consumers. The records contain technical information such as patents and design drawings, as well as a vast array of sales and promotional material from the 1920s.
Dates: 1897-1960; Majority of material found within 1920-1960

Centennial Exhibition photographs and ephemera

Identifier: 2003-255
Abstract: The Centennial International Exhibition of 1876 celebrated the one hundreth anniversary of American Independence. Held in Fairmount Park in Philadelphia, it was the first major U.S. world's fair. This collection contains Centennial Exhibition photographs, albums, scrapbooks, and ephemera
Dates: circa 1872-1877

Centennial scrapbook

Identifier: 2016-297
Abstract: The Centennial Exhibition of 1876 celebrated the one hundredth anniversary of American Independence. Held in Fairmount Park in Philadelphia, it was the first major U.S. world's fair. This item is an empty scrapbook with a decorative cover celebrating the Centennial Exhibition.
Dates: circa 1876

Charles B. Jennings photographs, scrapbook boards, and other materials

Identifier: 2464-21
Abstract: Charles Jennings (1916-2006) served for more than forty years as RCA Global Communications’ primary liaison in Japan, figuring prominently in the development of post-World War II Japanese communications systems. The collection consists primarily of black and white and color photographs, albums, advertising posters, papers, and unbound scrapbook boards of photographs and ephemera. The images predominantly relate to Jennings’ business and personal life during his time in Japan, addressing the themes of Japanese and trans-Pacific telecommunications activities, particularly relating to RCA; postwar Japanese-American business and informal diplomatic relations; and life in postwar Tokyo.
Dates: 1863-2006; bulk 1946-1999

Charles Lee Reese papers

Identifier: 1590
Abstract: Charles Lee Reese, Sr. (1862-1940) was a chemist and scientist at the E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Company from 1902 to 1931. The Charles L. Reese papers are a group of material from his student days, the texts of lectures and articles, biographical materials and genealogical notes.
Dates: 1831-1947; Majority of material found within 1880-1936

Curtis family miscellany

Identifier: 2105
Abstract: Members of the Curtis family were paper manufacturers at Newton Lower Falls, Massachusetts, and Newark, Delaware. Alfred A. Curtis (1848-1945) was president of the family paper company from 1911 to 1926. The papers consist of personal and family items collected by Alfred A. Curtis. Included in the collection is a scrapbook of photographs and newspaper clippings, a number of loose papers and clippings, and several histories of the Curtis Paper Company. The papers also contain some letters and notes of Alfred A. Curtis, many connected with genealogy and family history.
Dates: 1835-1991

DuPont Company's Chestnut Run Laboratories albums

Identifier: 2009-219
Abstract: E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company is a chemical company more commonly referred to as the DuPont company, established in 1802. DuPont's Chestnut Run Laboratories was opened in 1954 near Wilmington, Delaware. This collection consists of two albums documenting the history of the Chestnut Run facility between 1954 and 1961. One album contains primarily photographs taken of the facilities exteriors between 1955 and 1958. The second album contains mostly newspaper clippings between 1954 and 1961.
Dates: 1954-1961, 1965, 1979

Edith Marion DeBlois collection of Expo 67 publications and ephemera

Identifier: 2329
Abstract: Edith Marion DeBlois (1920-2000) was a native Canadian with an interest in foreign travel and a season pass to the Expo 67. Expo 67 was an international exposition that took place in in Montréal, Québec from April 27 to October 29, 1967 to celebrate Canada's centennial. The theme was "Man and his World." These materials were collected by DeBlois while attending Expo 67. This small collection includes many of the official guides and maps issued by the fair, as well as specialized pamphlets dealing with particular themes or exhibits. DeBlois also compiled a series of scrapbooks documenting her attendance at various exhibits and performances.
Dates: 1966-1967

Ellis Leroy Hawk, Jr. polypropylene plant construction scrapbook and travel memoir

Identifier: 2015-284
Abstract: Ellis Leroy "Lee" Hawk, Jr. (1926-2012) was a chemical engineer with Hercules Inc., and later the engineering director at Himont. He was involved in establishing polypropylene plants all over the world during the 1950s through the 1980s. This small collection consists of a scrapbook of photographs showing plant construction and a travel memoir written by Hawk about his career in the chemical industry. The memoir provides context for the scrapbook and an interesting portrait of an American businessman during the early stages of globalization.
Dates: circa 1990; 2005

Erie City Iron Works records

Identifier: 0905
Abstract: The Erie City Iron Works was founded by Pennsylvania capitalist Bethuel Boyd Vincent (1803-1876) as the Presque Isle Foundry in 1840. The Works was a major manufacturer of boilers, stationary and portable engines and machinery for sawmills and steam riveting as well as railroad freight and passenger cars. Their records are largely comprised of accounting records.
Dates: 1864-1937

Francis Victor du Pont family papers

Identifier: 0351
Abstract: Francis Victor du Pont (1894-1962) was a civil engineer and political figure in Delaware and Maryland. This collection combines papers and memorabilia of Francis Victor du Pont and those of his parents and ancestors.
Dates: 1804-1961, bulk 1915-1960

General Correspondence

Identifier: 1984-IV.
Scope and Content: This series includes letters from political and business associates. Of particular note is Reed's extensive correspondence with Eisenhower, beginning in 1951 and continuing with some regularity until Eisenhower's death in 1969. The correspondence reflects their personal friendship and important political association. (See Series Five, “Scrapbooks,” for more Eisenhower correspondence.) Reed wrote personal congratulations to all Eisenhower appointees, which are filed in this series with other political correspondence. Also included in this series are letters between Reed and Dean Acheson, Averell Harriman, Jacob Javits, and Archibald MacLeish.

There are also papers on several trips Reed made as General Electric CEO in Series Four. In 1958, he traveled to the Soviet Union with other electrical industry representatives, visiting plants during a two-week period. This file includes Reed's personal notes, as well as correspondence relating to the trip.
Dates: 1927-1989

Hay's Fruit Juice Company album

Identifier: 1989-239
Abstract: The Hay’s Fruit Juice Company produced “Hay’s Five Fruit,” fruit juice syrup used to make and flavor beverages and desserts. The company was founded in 1900 in Portland, Maine. The Hay’s Fruit Juice Company album contains photographs and advertisements. The photographs are primarily of the factory’s interiors.
Dates: 1923

Hiebler family papers

Identifier: 2593
Abstract: The Hiebler family papers include documents pertaining to four generations. The bulk of the collection consists of letters written by Alfred I. du Pont to his grandsons Bayard Hiebler and Benno Hiebler, dated 1927 to 1935.
Dates: 1911-1982; Majority of material found within 1927-1935

Levi C. Stang scrapbook

Identifier: 2697
Abstract: Levi C. Stang (1890-1962) was an electrical engineer and general manager of several electric companies throughout the Midwest. His scrapbook chronicles his career and employment as an electrical engineer through selected letters and correspondence, newspaper and other clippings, blueprints, and photographs.
Dates: 1911-1945

Marshall B. Johnson papers, 1909-2018, bulk 1938-2018

Identifier: 2268-I.
Scope and Content: This series consists of 5 subseries. Subseries A contains Johnson's files from the various companies for whom he worked. Subseries B are the files of the professional associations to which he belonged, such as the Industrial Designers Society of America, and files on his professional activities. Subseries C are scrapbook binders of photographs and ephemera Johnson had compiled from business trips he took, meetings and shows he attended, portfolios of his products and projects for the various companies, and other activities.

Subseries D are files pertaining to Johnson's personal life. There are files on and photographs of his parents, his wife and children, his education, and his many interests and activities.

Subseries E are many of the actual products that Johnson designed as well as his hand-carved wooden models and prototypes of those products.
Dates: 1909-2018; bulk 1938-2018

National Association of Manufacturers Radio Division scrapbook

Identifier: 2491
Abstract: John Drake Fitzgerald (1902-1969) was the chief of the Radio Division at the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) in the early 1940s. While at NAM, Fitzgerald oversaw the “Defense for America” radio series that aired on NBC Red Network and “Your Defense Reporter” series which aired on Mutual Network. This scrapbook (digital copy), created by Fitzgerald, documents some of the work the Radio Division of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) did in 1941. Particular emphasis is on two radio programs: "Defense for America" and "Your Defense Reporter." Fitzgerald was the chief of the Radio Division.
Dates: 1941-1942

N.W. Ayer and Son, Inc. flying golf publicity for the Kellett Aircraft Corporation booklet

Identifier: 2015-299
Abstract: N.W. Ayer & Son, Inc. lays claim to being the first and oldest advertising agency in the United States. Established in Philadelphia by Francis Ayer (1848-1923) in 1869. The Kellett Aircraft Corporation was a manufacturer of airplanes, specifically autogiros, helicopters, and aircraft for the U.S. military. This item is a thin booklet style scrapbook containing newspaper articles about a publicity stunt where a golfer flew a Kellet autogiro to each hole on the golf course at Locust Grove Country Club in Westfield, New Jersey. The demonstration was arranged by N.W. Ayer & Son to promote the Kellet autogiros. All of the articles include a photograph image.
Dates: 1931

Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR) scrapbook of inter-state rates

Identifier: 2423
Abstract: The Pennsylvania Railroad Company was the largest railroad in the United States in terms of corporate assets and traffic from the last quarter of the nineteenth century until the decline of the northeast's and midwest's dominance of manufacturing. This item is a scrapbook kept by a railroad station agent(s) somewhere near or south of Philadelphia between 1887 and 1888. The purpose of the volume was to enable the agent to make out waybills for freight by containing updated information as to the rates to be charged on various specific goods, the division of rates with other companies for interline movements, and any embargoes or restrictions on routings. The volume offers a snapshot of the types of traffic, mostly iron and steel, livestock and agricultural products, most common to this territory and of the various through routings common at this time.
Dates: 1887-1888

Publicity and scrapbooks, 1933-1978

Identifier: 2460-II.
Scope and Contents: Series 2, Publicity and Scrapbooks, consists of two subseries: Subseries A includes fashion catalogs and publicity scrapbook;. Subseries B contains loose files that included clippings, advertisements, photographs, and loose scrapbook pages.
Dates: 1933-1978

R. Douglas Caney scrapbook on the atomic bomb

Identifier: 2604
Abstract: Richard Douglas Caney (1918-1994) was a chemical engineer with E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, working in the Explosives Department on the Manhattan Project. To remember his participation in the Manhattan Project, Caney prepared a scapbook of newspaper clippings of articles that flooded the media after the atomic bombs were dropped and the secrecy around the project ended.
Dates: 1945

Richard C. du Pont and Summit Aviation scrapbooks and photographs

Identifier: 2009-211
Abstract: Richard C. du Pont (1911-1943) was an aviator and businessman. In 1938, he purchaseds stock of an inactive company called All American Aviation, Inc. and became PresidentThis collection encompasses the time of Richard C. du Pont's marriage to his death, with a particular focus on his work with gliders. The establishment and growth of Summit Aviation, his son's private air transportation company, is heavily documented from the early 1960s onward. The majority of the collection consists of newspaper clippings and photographs.
Dates: 1930-2002

Richard C. du Pont miscellany

Identifier: 2571
Abstract: This collection includes materials related to Richard C. du Pont (1911-1943), pioneer in early aircraft and gliders and includes news clippings, official governmental documents related to his work as well as the logbook of his yacht, Nahma.
Dates: 1932-1997

Ruth Leverenz Avon Products scrapbook

Identifier: 2014-259
Abstract: Ruth (Bury) Leverenz (1912-2006) was a top Avon Sales Representative for twenty years, from 1958 to 1978. Avon Products, Inc. is a manufacturer and direct selling company of beauty products. For many years Leverenz was the number one sales representative in her district and won numerous sales campaigns. During Leverenz's time as an Avon Representative, she compiled sixty pages of historical communications from the company into a scrapbook. The collection provides insight into methods of direct selling, the daily work of an Avon representative, and the experience of women in small business.
Dates: 1958-1978; 1980

Schlumbohm/Chemex Scrapbooks, 1928-1979, bulk: 1939-1956

Identifier: 2193-III.
Scope and Content: This series consists of papers created by Dr. Schlumbohm that were preserved by industrial designer Marc Harrison and included among his own papers. Harrison augmented the papers with additional clippings related to Schlumbohm and his own photographs of Schlumbohm's products during the 1970s. Most of the material remains in scrapbooks, although some has been removed and rehoused.

The scrapbooks contain correspondence, newspaper clippings, magazine articles, brochures, advertisements and photographs dealing with Schlumbohm's activities and products. The great majority of the pieces deal with the Chemex coffee maker, including rejection letters from companies that Schlumbohm tried to interest in manufacturing it, letters of endorsement from cartoonist Charles Addams, Lyndon Johnson, and Bess Truman, gift catalogs that included the Chemex, and photographs of the Chemex in the famous 1959 American kitchen exhibit in Moscow, scene of the "kitchen debate" between Nixon and Khrushchev.

Other products include the Chemobile, a radically simplified boxy compact car that was the antithesis of the low-slung, voluptuous American cars of the period, the "Mixarium" cocktail shaker, the "Fahrenheitor" wine or beer-bottle cooler, the "Pre-vue" color-correcting mirror, a German water pump, and mobile refrigeration units. There is also material dealing with Schlumbohm's work with dry ice, correspondence relating to Schlumbohm's patents, and candid photos of Schlumbohm and his friends.
Dates: 1928-1979; Majority of material found within 1939-1956

Strawbridge & Clothier records

Identifier: 2117
Scope and Content: The Strawbridge & Clothier records are not a complete corporate archive but rather a mix of corporate and legal documents and materials collected for a two-volume anniversary history. Nevertheless, they give a good overall picture of the evolution of retailing in the Philadelphia area, particularly in the twentieth century.The Corporate records include incorporation papers, board and committee minutes, and annual reports, which give an overall view of the firm's operations.The Management records are limited to very fragmentary correspondence of the corporate secretaries and president Herbert J. Tily. Much of it concerns bank financing, authorizations, and accounts. There are also executive payrolls (1931-1950), employment contracts for top executives, and notes on executive development programs.Financial and accounting records include fragmentary runs of journals and ledgers, including a sales ledger (1881) and a sales & salaries ledger (1903-1906); financial statements for S&C and the rival Lit Brothers chain; and tax papers.Legal records include trial records relative to the failed hostile takeover attempt made by Ronald Baron in 1985-1986. There are transcripts of testimony from the major parties on both sides. This subgroup also contains a variety of miscellaneous legal papers, including settlements with S&C's foreign offices and various suppliers in London, Paris, and Berlin (1921-1926); merchandising agreements with domestic and foreign manufacturers (1896-1907); and claims case files (1906 and 1911).Real estate records include title papers for the company's flagship store at 8th & Market Streets (1793-1922); contracts for store construction; and some plans for twentieth century construction. Four linear feet of store appraisals for the flagship store are detailed lists for insurance purposes of the store, its fixtures, and contents (1948-1970).Branch store records include plans, publicity articles, brochures, and scrapbooks, plus leases, mortgages, contracts, and insurance appraisals of store and contents for the following branch stores beginning in 1930: Ardmore, Jenkintown, Springfield, Neshaminy, Plymouth Meeting, and Exton, Pennsylvania; Cherry Hill and Echelon, New Jersey; and Wilmington and Christiana, Delaware. This subgroup documents the growth of suburban shopping strips and shopping malls during the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s, including malls designed...
Dates: 1793-1996

Thomas J. Godson papers

Identifier: 2342
Abstract: Thomas J. Godson (1894-1992) was an employee of the DuPont Company for thirty four years, primarily working in the Paint and Varnish Division. This collection relfects the career of Godson and includes sales materials, manuals, newsletters and other documents primarily related to DuPont's "Duco" paints.
Dates: 1925-1974; Majority of material found within 1925-1959

Wayne W. Light miscellany

Identifier: 2446
Abstract: Wayne W. Light (1882-) was a lawyer andlight delivery vehicle inventor. The collection consists of items amassed by Light to document his attempts to become an automotive inventor and manufacturer.
Dates: 1905-1918

William M. Henderson papers

Identifier: 2267
Abstract: William M. Henderson (1831-1904) was a mechanical engineer and inventor who spent most of his career in Philadelphia. The papers consist of two items: a scrapbook, which pertains to Henderson's career and inventions, and an atlas of twenty-nine plates of Bessemer and rolling-mill machinery.
Dates: 1847-1893

Z. Taylor Vinson collection of transportation ephemera, Series XIII. Miscellaneous

Identifier: 20100108.ZTV.XIII
Abstract: This series contains an assortment of items collected by Z. Taylor Vinson that do not readily fit into any other series of the collection.
Dates: 1862-2009; undated