Guide to the Sheldon-Claire Company Records
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Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0768
Creators:
Shalett, Lew
Lee, Russell, 1903-1986
Sheldon-Claire Company
Dates:
1926-1968
Languages:
English
Collection is in English.
Collection is in English.
Physical Description:
10 cubic feet
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Employee motivational materials, circa 1926-1968, produced by the Sheldon-Claire Company.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Employee motivational materials, circa 1926-1968, produced by the Sheldon-Claire Company. Materials include posters, pamphlets, manuals and other materials, in addition to the papers documenting the development and promotion of these products. Many are reproductions of work by famous photographers, such as Russell Lee. Some reflect World War II themes or constitute wartime propaganda.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collections is arranged into 14 series.
Series 1: Poster Campaigns, 1943-1964
Series 2: Bulletins, 1949-1963
Series 3: Supervisors Manuals, undated
Series 4: Small versions of Posters by Topics, undated
Series 5: Mail-O-Grams, undated
Series 6: Meet Bill Jones Service, 1926-1927
Series 7: Endorsements and Acknowledgments, undated
Series 8: The Greenly Plan, undated
Series 9: Scrapbook, undated
Series 10: Papers on Client Relations
Series 11: Background and Historical Materials, undated
Series 12: Copyright Papers, 1936-1968
Series 13: Posters, 1927-1962
Series 14: Miscellaneous, undated

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
In 1981, Mr. Lew Shallet sold his employee motivation program to Pratt, Whitney. However, that firm found that there was no market for it and it was discontinued. Mr. And Mrs. Lew Shalett moved to Florida in 1981. Mr. Shalett passed away on January 29, 1994.

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Sheldon-Claire Company Records, 1926-1980, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Conditions Governing Use
Reproduction restricted due to copyright or trademark.
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.

Materials at Other Organizations
Materials at Other Organizations
Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum
In 1943, Mr. Shalett donated a set of his "This is America" posters to President Franklin D. Roosevelt; they were placed into the collection at Roosevelt's Hyde Park Library, where they joined previous poster series that Shalett had donated. In 1980, Mr. Shalett donated to the Chicago Historical Society his "valuable personal and private organized collection of graphic arts and related material consisting of original lithographed posters produced in the 20's [sic], 30's [sic], and during World War II."

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
World War, 1939-1945 -- Art and the war Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Posters -- 20th century Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Industrial relations Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
World War, 1939-1945 -- Posters -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Propaganda Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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