Guide to the Herder Cutlery Collection
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Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0050
Creators:
Domestic Life, Division of (NMAH, SI).
Herder Cutlery.
Dates:
1836 - 1976
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
3 Cubic feet
5 boxes
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The collection documents through corporate records, correspondence, financial records, news clippings, personal papers, photographs, and sales records of several Herder family cutlery businesses in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is divided into seven series.
Series 1: Corporate Records
Series 2: Financial Records
Series 3: Sales Records
Series 4: Photographs
Series 5: Clippings
Series 6: Correspondence
Series 7: Herder Family

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
The Herder Family had several cutlery businesses in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Charles Clarenbach and Herman Herder, 606 Arch Street; L. Herder and Son, founded 1871 by Herman's son Leopold, the elder of two sons; Herder-Fine Cutlery, founded by younger son, Charles, 830 Arch Street; and Herder's Cutlery, Inc.

Administration
Processing Information
Collection processed by Robert Harding, 1983
Separated Materials
Artifacts related to this collection include ice skates, steel punches, stamps, grinders, scissors, shears, store signs, a grinder's stool, claim tags, honing stones, and razor blades. See accession 1983.0406.
Author
Robert Harding
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Herder's Cutlery, Incorporated, through Lynn Herder Walker, Secretary-Treasurer, 1997.

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Herder Cutlery Collection, 1847-1980, 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 from the Division of Domestic Life (now the Division of Home and Community Life to the Archives Center on may 26, 1983.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Cutlery trade Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Philadelphia (Pa.) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs -- 19th century Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Domestic Life, Division of (NMAH, SI). Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Herder Cutlery, Inc. Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Herder, Charles Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Herder Family Family Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Herder, Herman Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Herder, Leopold Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
L. Herder and Son. Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Herder-Fine Cutlery. Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Clarenbach and Herman Herder. 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