Guide to the Walter H. Voigt Brewing Industry Collection
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Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1195
Creators:
Voigt, Walter H.
Dates:
1891-1979
Languages:
English
Collection is in English.
Physical Description:
3 cubic feet
8 boxes
Repository:
The collection documents the history of brewing beer in the mid-Atlantic region primarily between the 1890s and the 1960s.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The collection consists of archival materials documenting the history of brewing beer in the mid-Atlantic region primarily between the 1890s and the beginning of consolidation and large-scale, industrial production in the 1960s. These mateials consist of correspondence; class notes on the brewing process; beer labels; journal reprints and technical papers on brewing; trade literature on beer, bottling and the bottling process; printed material from beer events, such as the meetings of the Master Brewers Association of America; papers on the legal aspects of brewing; articles, including historical articles on beer; cartoons; and brewing magazines and books.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is arranged into four series. Series one is Voight's personal papers dating from 1931-1967. Series two includes materials relating to the beer inductry. Series three are publications collected by Mr. Voight dating from 1891-1969. Series four includes information relating to the organizations dedicated to the interests of making beer dasting from 1936-1966.
Series 1: Personal Papers: 1931-1967, undated
Series 2: Beer Business: 1932-1979, undated
Subseries 2.1: Technical Information: 1938-1979, undated
Subseries 2.2: Sales, Marketing and Distribution, 1932-1966, undated
Series 3: Publications, 1891-1969, undated
Subseries 3.1: Books, 1891-1964, undated
Subseries 3.2: Periodicals, 1910-1969, undated
Series 4: Associations, 1934-1966, undated

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Walter Voigt, of Ruxton, Maryland, near Baltimore, Maryland brewer and collector.

Administration
Processing Information
Collection processed by Eva Buchanan-Cates, Katie DeFonzo, Stephanie Haeg, and Emily Woessner interns; supervised by Vanessa Broussard Simmons, archivist, 2017.
Separated Materials
Related objects from Walter H. Voigt are in the Division of Work and Division and include beer bottles. See accessions: AG.65.2068, AG.65.2093, AG.65.2094, AG.65.2096, AG.65.2353, AG.67.0834, AG.67.0838, AG.67.0839, and AG.67.0840.
Author
Eva Buchanan-Cates, Katie DeFonzo, Stephanie Haeg, Emily Woessner and Vanessa Broussard SImmons
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated to the National Museum of American History in 1967 by Walter H. Voigt, along with artifacts from the brewing industry.

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Walter H. Voigt Brewing Industry Collection, 1891-1979, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
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.

Custodial History
Custodial History
Transferred to the Archives Center from the Division of Work and Industry in 2010.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Correspondence -- 20th century Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Advertisements -- 20th century Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cartoons (humorous images) -- 20th century Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bottling Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Brewing Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Beer Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Notebooks Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Beverages Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Labels Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Reprints Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Notes Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Master Brewers Association of America Corporate Name 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
http://americanhistory.si.edu/archives