Guide to the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Paints
Portions of this collection are digitized

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Paints
Creators:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969
Dates:
1803-1961
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
4.19 Cubic feet
consisting of 9 boxes, 1 folder, 5 oversize folders, 1 map case folders, plus digital images of some collection material.
Repository:
A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. The Warshaw Collection of Business Americana: Accounting and Bookkeeping 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
Material within the subject category Paints relates to the production and sales of interior and exterior paint in the United States.
The series contains business records and advertisements generated by manufacturers and distributors of paints, enamels, and varnishes in the form of receipts for goods and services, price lists, paint samples, import and export documents, advertising catalogues and pamphlets. No complete or substantial number of records exists for any single company.
Additional material includes guides and scrapbooks manufactured by paint companies, educational material about painting and interior decorating, types and qualities of paint, and literature discussing select histories of paints.
The oversize items are comprised of paint and color swatches, can labels, printed advertisements, brochures, related publications, and images. Images include houses, rooms, painters, and families.
There is no detailed information fNo particular depth is present for any singular subtopic though some publications may provide general and historical overviews of paint, the paint industry, and home or furniture decoration and alteration.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is arranged into three subseries.
  • Business Records and Marketing Material
  • Genre
  • Subject

Administration
Author
Kendra Jae
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
Paints 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.
For this subject, minimal processing included arrangement to the folder level, based on prior processing and preservation action, with retention of the pre-existing arrangement when possible, if applicable. Otherwise, an order was imposed by the Processing Archivist. Some materials were consolidated to eliminate excess bulk, but items within folders were not arranged further. The guide may or may not include a more refined list of folder contents. Nonarchival housing was replaced for long-term stability, but staples and other fasteners have not all been removed.
Minimal level processing and machine-readable finding aid completed by Kendra Jae, March 2017.

Brand Name Index
Brand Name Index
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 paints. The list is intended to assist researchers locate desired materials when only the brand name is known.
    Brand Name Index
    Manufacturer
    Brand Name
    Acme
    Acme Paint
    Alabastine
    Seeley Bros.
    Alcolac
    Pratt & Lambert Inc.
    Amalie
    L. Sonneborn Sons Inc.
    Amsterdam
    Kelloggs & Miller
    Anchor
    E & F King & Co.
    Aquarine
    Muzzy Bros.
    Aquatite
    Edward Smith & Co.
    American Seal
    Wm. Connors Paint Manufacturing
    American Seal
    Troy Paint & Color Works
    American Seal
    Higgins & Gilgore
    Arco
    Atlantic Refining Co.
    Atlas
    Geo. D. Wetherill & Co
    Averill
    Seeley Bros.
    Barreled Sunlight
    U.S. Gutta Percha Paint Co.
    Bessemer
    Rinald Bros.
    Blue Ribbon
    Beckwith-Chandler Co.
    Bull's Eye
    Wm.Zinnser & Co.
    Caboose
    Beckwith-Chandler Co.
    Calendar
    Chas. H. Winkleman & Co.
    Calcimo
    Montgomery Ward & Co
    Cempro
    Asphalt Products Co.
    Chalcol
    H.B.Chalmers Co.
    Champion
    King Paint Mfg. Co.
    Chi-Namel
    Ohio Varnish Co.
    Chilton
    G.A.Reeve & Co.
    Cliff
    Frank S. DeRonde Co.
    Collier
    National Lead Co.
    Country Gentleman
    M.G. Stoneman & Son
    Colotec
    Western Auto Supply
    Conservo
    Samuel Cabot Inc
    Coverall
    Montgomery Ward & Co.
    Creo-Dipt
    J.W.Stonebeck & Sons
    Creolite
    Heath & Milligan Mfg. Co.
    Cup Defender
    Edward Smith & Co.
    Deco Electro
    Elmquist-Hannan Co.
    Degrah
    Keystone Varnish
    Detro
    Detroit Whitehead Works
    Duco
    Dupont DeNemours Co.
    Duragloss
    Ackerman Corp.
    Duramant
    Mayer & Loewenstein
    Durotone
    Heath & Milligan Mfg. Co.
    Elastic
    Atlantic Refining Co
    El Dorado
    Rambo & Specht
    Effecto
    Pratt & Lambert Inc.
    Escolac
    Edward Smith & Co.
    Expedite
    Pratt & Lambert Inc.
    Flooralas
    Cincinnati Varnish
    Genasco
    Barber Asphalt Paving Co.
    Glasbrite
    Benjamin F.Forbes Co.
    Gold Seal
    S.P. Van Duzer & Co.
    Golden Rule
    Robinson's
    Golden Shield
    John G. Willits & Co
    Graf-Tonic
    Grafton & Son
    Gray's Ferry
    Harrison Bros. & Co
    Home Comfort
    Wrought Iron Range Co.
    Haddonfield
    John G. Willits & Co.
    Hilo
    Moller & Schumann Co.
    Hydrofugol
    Central Chemical Co.
    Imperial
    John Lucas Co
    Ingersoll
    Patron's Paint Works.
    Ironore
    Prince Bros
    Isolatine
    Roessler & Hasslackher Chemical Co.
    I.X.L.
    Edward Smith & Co.
    Japalac
    Glidden Varnish Co.
    Japalac
    Lowe Bros.
    Jellitac
    Arthur S. Hoyt
    Jigtime
    Merkin
    Kemicoris
    Eclipse Paint & Mfg. Co.
    Keystone
    Keystone Varnish Co.
    Klenzer
    Detroit Whitehead Works
    Kyanize
    Boston Varnish Co.
    Little Blueflag
    Lowe Bros.
    Lu-co
    John Lucas Co.
    Luxeberry
    Berry Bros.
    Lux-o-lite
    Longman & Martinex
    Lawson
    Valentine & Co.
    Lythite
    Frank S. DeRonde Co.
    Magnite
    J.A. & W. Bird & Co.
    Monarch
    Senour Mfg.Co.
    Monitor
    S.Wolf's Sons
    Mountain Torrent
    E.J. Sanford & Co.
    Mura lo
    Bowers Bros.
    Muresco
    Benjamin Moore & Co
    Nava lite
    Chicago Varnish Co.
    Neals
    Acme White Licard & Color Works
    Nukote
    Pratt & Lambert Inc.
    Opal-Gloss
    David B.Crockett Co.
    Opal-Lac
    David B.Crockett Co.
    Paragon
    Charles H. Connors Co.
    Paragon
    Charles H.Connors Co. Paint Mfg. Co.
    Petrol
    J.A. & W. Bird & Co
    Pilgrim
    Vaughan Paint Co.
    Primelac
    David B.Crockett Co.
    Railway
    Beckwith-Chandler Co.
    Raven
    Berry Bros.
    Red seal
    National Lead Co.
    Royal
    A. Wilhelm Co.
    Royal
    King Paint Mfg. Co.
    Ruberoid
    Ruberoid
    Ruskilla
    Atlas Preservative Co. of America
    Sani-Flat
    Benjamin Moore & Co.
    Sapolin
    Gerstenderfer Bros.
    Seroco
    Sears Roebuck Co.
    Shel-Lite
    Excelsior Varnish Works
    Star
    Pratt & Lambert Inc.
    Suncota
    F.O.Pierce Co.
    Sun Proff
    Patton Paint Co.
    Sunshine
    Heath & Milligan Mfg. Co.
    Superior
    Detroit Graphite Mfg. Co.
    Super-Tex
    Tex Products Inc.
    Surpaco
    St. Louis Surfacer & Paint Co.
    Thermalite
    Hascall Paint Co.
    Town & Country
    Harrison Bros. & Co.
    Town & Country
    Sager & Jennings
    Trade
    Harrison Bros. & Co.
    Trinidad
    Thomas Mfg. Co.
    Valdura
    American Asphalt Paint Co.
    Valspar
    Valentine & Co.
    Velvex
    Barret Mfg. Co.
    Vitralite
    Vaughan Paint Co.
    Vitrolite
    Pratt & Lambert Inc.
    Wadsworth
    King Paint Mfg. Co.
    Wax-Lac
    Detroit Whitehead Works
    Wheeler's
    Bridgeport Wood Finishing Co.
    Florence White
    A. Wheeler & Co.
    Watco
    Wm. Waterall & Co.
    Zinolin
    Keystone Varnish Co.

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

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Printed ephemera Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Publications Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Business letters Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Illustrations Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Trade catalogs Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
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