Guide to the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Series 2: Other Collection Divisions
NMAH.AC.0060.S02
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Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0060.S02
Creators:
Montgomery Ward.
Sears, Roebuck and Company.
Warshaw, Isadore, d. 1969
Dates:
circa 1850-1957
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
12 boxes
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. Series 2 materials include business records, cinema lobby cards, fire insurance maps, photographs and scrapbooks of liquor and wine labels. An overview to the entire Warshaw collection is available here: Warshaw Collection of Business Americana.

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
This portion of the collection represents a significant accumulation of one type of material rather than a mix of various types of ephemera. The bulk of this material is Business Records, Cinema Lobby Cards, Fire Insurance Maps and Sheet Music.

Arrangement note
Arrangement note
Arranged in 8 subseries.
2.1: Business Records
2.2: Cinema Lobby Cards
2.3: Fire Insurance Maps
2.4: Liquor and Wine Labels and Advertisements
2.5: Photographs
2.6: Stereographs
2.7: Sheet Music
2.8: Rewards and Wanted Posters

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation note
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Conditions Governing Access note
Sears, Roebuck & Co. catalogs restricted due to fragile condition. Researchers should consult microfilm in NMAH library for 1880-1983 editions, drawer 692.
Conditions Governing Use note
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.

Materials in the Archives Center
Materials in the Archives Center
Archives Center Collection of Business Americana (AC0404)

Forms Part Of
Forms Part Of
Series 2: Other Collection Divisions forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana.

Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C., 20013-7012
Phone: 202-633-3270
archivescenter@si.edu