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

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Dredging
Creators:
Warshaw, Isadore, d. 1969
Dates:
1856-1939
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.23 Cubic feet
consisting of .5 box.
Repository:
A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. The Warshaw Collection of Business Americana: Dredging 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 note
Scope and Contents note
Consists of material produced by firms engaged in dredging or the manufacture and distribution of dredging equipment. It includes trade literature, such as equipment brochures and flyers; business correspondence; invoices; a stock certificate; and caricatures of important figures in the dredging industry. The span dates for the collection are 1856-1939, with the bulk of material dating from circa 1880-1905. The firms represented are mostly from New York and Pennsylvania, with a few other states, such as Louisiana and California, also appearing.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Dredging is arranged in two subseries.
  • Firms in the Dredging Industry
  • General Information

Administration
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.
Author
Vanessa Broussard-Simmons and Nicole Blechynden
Sponsor
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
Dredging 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.

Partial List of Company Names
Partial List of Company Names
American Dredging Company, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania [1877]
Darling, Louis H., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania [1903]
Delta Canal Cmpany, Florida [1905]
Haupt, Lewis M., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania [1886]
Hayward Company, New York, New York [1913; undated]
Healey Contracting Company, New York, New York [1913; undated]
Kaltenbach & Greiss, Cleveland, Ohio [n.d.]
Marshall, John B., New Baltimore, Pennsylvania [1876]
Menge Patent Dredge, New Orleans, Louisiana [c1880]
Minerals Recovery Corp., Kansas City, Missouri [1926]
Morris & Cumings Dredging Co., New York, New York [n.d.]
Payn, E.M., Albany, New York [1898]
Smith, Theo. & Brother, Jersey City, New Jersey [1881]
Smith & Wright , Albany, New York [1856/1861/1865]
Starbuck Bros.' Ironworks, Troy, New York [1882-1883]
Tebo, William Steam Dredging, New York & Brooklyn, New York [n.d.]
Virginia Dredging Company, Delaware City, Delaware [1901]
White, I. Eugene, New York, New York [undated]
Yuba Manufacturing Company [Yuba Consolidated Gold Fields], San Francisco, California [1939; undated]

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

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Business ephemera Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ephemera Type 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