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

Collection ID:
Warshaw, Isadore, d. 1969
Physical Description:
0.23 Cubic feet
consisting of .5 box.
A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. The Warshaw Collection of Business Americana: Manpower 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 subject category- Manpower- contains information created by Manpower, Inc. which was founded in 1948 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin by attorneys Elmer Winter and Aaron Scheinfeld. It was established to support training and education for workers. Folder one contains a printed advertisement, telephone directory information and a form. Folder two includes the White Glove Training Manuals; materials created for working women; with topics relating to temporary office work, adapting to office routine, telephone technique, shortcuts in typing and dictation, office procedures, beauty, wardrobe and personal grooming. There are also a few White Glove forms created for training purposes.
The remainder of the materials covers the New York State Department of Labor relating to on the job training, the Manpower Development and Training Act, automation, plus the United States Department of Labor, and other organizations.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note
Manpower 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.

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation note
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Category: Manpower, 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

Other Finding Aids note
Other Finding Aids note
An inventory for Box 1 is available.

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
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Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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