[Saul E. Zalesch mail-order catalog collection]
SIL-RA.XXXX-0015

Summary
Collection ID:
SIL-RA.XXXX-0015
Creators:
Zalesch, Saul E.
Dates:
[1950-2005, bulk 1980-2004]
Languages:
Multiple languages
Physical Description:
75 linear feet
circa 9,000 items
cm.
Repository:
Smithsonian Libraries
Collection consists of retail mail order catalogs from numerous commercial organizations, chiefly American but also includes catalogs from European companies. Catalogs cover a wide range of consumer goods, including home furnishings, books, musical instruments, toys, men's and women's apparel, jewelry, A/V materials, firearms, art , hobby crafts and gifts.

Arrangement note
Arrangement note
Items arranged in alphabetical order by company name.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Saul E. Zalesch, an Associate Professor of Art History at Louisiana Tech University, began collecting mail-order catalogs in 1993 while an NEH fellow at the Winterthur Library.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
Non-circulating materials.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Advertising, Direct-mail Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Commercial catalogs Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Consumer goods--Catalogs Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Consumer goods--United States--Catalogs Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mail order catalogs Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mail-order business--Catalogs Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Trade catalogs Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Smithsonian Libraries
Smithsonian Libraries
P.O. Box 37012
NMAH 1041, MRC 672
Washington, DC, 20013-7012
Phone: (202) 633-3872
AskaLibrarian@si.edu