Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Guide to the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Beer

Collection ID:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969
Physical Description:
3.23 Cubic feet
consisting of 5 boxes, 1 folder, 7 oversize folders, 3 map case folders, plus digital images of some collection material.
A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. The Warshaw Collection of Business Americana: Beer forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Subseries 1.1: Subject Categories. The Subject Categories subseries is divided into 470 subject categories based on those created by Mr. Warshaw. These subject categories include topical subjects, types or forms of material, people, organizations, historical events, and other categories. An overview to the entire Warshaw collection is available here: Warshaw Collection of Business Americana

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This material consists primarily of labels, recipes, advertising cards, bills/receipts, announcements, circulars, notices, coasters, lithographs, printed advertisements, patents, trademarks, books, shipping documents and catalogues from brewers of beer. Some of these companies, such as Pabst, also made malt health tonics and food products.

Box one contains shipping documents. Boxes two and three organized by name of company. Boxes 4 and 5 organized by type.

Vanessa Broussard-Simmons and Nicole Blechynden
Funding for partial processing of the collection was supported by a grant from the Smithsonian Institution's Collections Care and Preservation Fund (CCPF).
Immediate Source of Acquisition note
[Subject Category Title] is a portion of the Business Ephemera Series of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Accession AC0060 purchased from Isadore Warshaw in 1967. Warshaw continued to accumulate similar material until his death, which was donated in 1971 by his widow, Augusta. For a period after acquisition, related materials from other sources (of mixed provenance) were added to the collection so there may be content produced or published after Warshaw's death in 1969. This practice has since ceased.
Processing Information
In 2016, with funding provided by the Smithsonian Institution's Collections Care and Preservation Fund, the Archives Center at the National Museum of American History implemented the use of minimal level processing standards to increase information about and facilitate access to more of our collections. A large portion of stored material from the original acquisition received minimal level processing, which resulted in additions to this Subject category. This effort included basic arrangement and replacement of non-archival housing for long-term stability, but staples and other fasteners have not all been removed. Revisions to the encoded finding aid were made to reflect the added content in context to the previously processed material.
Minimal level processing and enhancement of the machine-readable finding aid completed by Nicole Blechynden, September 2017.

Digital Content
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Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
Preferred Citation note
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Beer, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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

More Information
The following is a list of brand names for various paints and related names that appear on this list is a compilation of those found on materials in the vertical document boxes. It is not a complete list of all the brand names for beers. The list is intended to assist researchers locate desired materials when only the brand name is known.
    Brand Name Index
    Brand Name
    John Taylor's Son
    Albany Imperial XX Ales
    Amsdell Brothers
    Albany XX Ale
    Furniture City Brewing Company
    Amber Brew
    John P. Muldowney
    Globe Brewing Company
    Rainier Brewing Company
    General Brewing
    Bankers Ale Corporation
    Dubuque Brewing & Malting Company
    Banquet Bottled Beer
    Heidelberg Brewing
    Bay Horse Ale Company
    Old Reading Brewery
    Beekshire Ale
    Albion Brewing Company
    Black & White
    Regal Amber Brewing
    Blue Boar Company
    Dallas - Fort Worth
    Bluebonnet Company
    Deppen Manufacturing
    Bob Beer
    Two Rivers Beverage
    Bobbie Ale Company
    A.B. Company
    Haffenreffer Company
    A.B. Company Brewers
    Brown Stout Port
    Deppen Manufacturing
    Buzz Company
    Manhattan Brewing Company
    Canadian Ace
    Neuweiler, L.F.
    Wm. J. Lemp Brewing
    Cerva Company
    W.E. Johnson & Company
    Haberle Congress Company
    Renner - Weber
    Bethuhl Brewing Company
    Dibb's Beer
    Chas. Schaefer
    Dorquest Quality Beer Corporation
    Pittsburgh Brewing
    Dutch Club Pittsburgh Brewing Company
    Albion Brewing
    Eagle Beer
    P. Schoenhofen
    Best Brewing Company
    Embassy Club Beer
    John S. Sills & Sons
    Wm. J. Lemp Brewing
    Falstaff Company
    Peter Walkor & Son
    Falstaff Burton Ale
    Pittston Brewing
    Glennon's Corporation
    Furniture City Brewing Company
    Goldon Seal
    Frank Brewery Company
    Grand Prize
    Heidelberg Brewing
    Heirloom Company
    Dole Brothers
    Hops Malt
    John Taylor's
    Imperial Cream Ale
    Robert IL
    Jolly Scott
    The Continental Brewery
    King's Bohemian Beer
    Koenig Bray Premium Beer
    Pilsner Brewing Company
    Lion Ale
    Wacker Brewing Company
    Little Dutch
    Miami Valley Brewing
    London Bobby Ale Company
    Western Brewery
    London Porter
    Mount Carbon Brewery
    Lord Salisbury Ale
    Philadelphia Brewing
    Lorelei Company
    Liebmann Breweries
    Anheuser - Busch
    Malt Nutrine
    Anheuser - Busch
    Albion Brewing Company
    Goenner & Company
    New Life
    Jacob Ruppert
    Old Knickerbocker Jacob
    General Brewing
    Old Frisco Corporation
    A. Hupfels Sons
    Old Setter
    Fort Pitt Brewing
    Old Shay
    Rochester Brewing
    Old Topper
    Bunker Hill Breweries
    P.B. Ale
    Rainer Brewing Company
    Pacific Export Beer
    Lebanon Brewing Company
    Springfield Brewing
    Porn Roy Company Springfield Brewing
    Sebewaing Brewing
    Premium Club Lager Beer Sebewaing Brewing Company
    Depper Manufacturing
    Ramona Ale Company
    A. Gettelman Company
    Mathie Ruder Brewing
    Red Ribbon Company
    Premier - Pabst
    Red, White & Blue Corporation
    Libmann Breweries
    A.B. Company Brewers
    Robin Hood Ale
    Widman's Brewery
    American Brewing Company
    St. Louis ABC Bohemian
    Anheuser - Busch
    Schott Ale
    Canton Brewing Company
    Chr. Henrich Company
    Senate Ale
    Peter Fox Brewing Company
    Silver Fox
    Duquesne Brewing Company
    Silver Top
    Rueter & Company
    Sterling Ale
    Frankenmuth Brewing
    Stolz Company
    John Joule & Sons
    Stone Ale
    Canton Brewing Company
    S. Bethlehem Brewing
    Supreme Company
    American Brewing Company
    Tam O'Shanter
    Beth Uhl
    C. Schmidt & Sons
    Peoples' Brewing Company
    Trenton Old-Stock
    Northampton Brewery Corporation
    Canton Brewing Company
    Furniture City Brewing Company
    Victor Splits
    Philadelphia Brewing
    Walhalla Company
    Fesenmeier Brewing
    West Virginia Special Company
    J. Myer Company
    White Oak Celery Tonic
    A.B. Company

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Ephemera Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Business ephemera Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Beverages Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Beer Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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