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

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Petroleum
Creators:
Warshaw, Isadore, d. 1969
Dates:
1838-1981
Languages:
English
Collection is primarily in English, though contains French, German, and Japanese language material.
Physical Description:
4.38 Cubic feet
consisting of 9.5 boxes, 4 oversize folders, 1 map case folder.
Repository:
A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. The Warshaw Collection of Business Americana: Petroleum 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
The subject category Petroleum relates to the manufacturing, refining, and sales of petroleum and other oil-based products including use in motors, spindles machinery, cylinders and by painters
Within these materials there exists producer and supplier overlap with other fuel, oil, and lubricant product lines such as linseed, rosin, whale, and refined vegetable oils. See also subject categories Automobile Industry, Aviation, Coal, Engines, Gas, Oils and Lubricants, plus other related topics, as applicable.
Petroleum includes business records, serial publications, guides and histories of specific companies, patents, images, realia, as well as widely-varied subject records. Business records also include import and export documentation and records of patents. Oversize material included with the series comprises of additional serial publications and business records.
Material related to specific subject areas provide overviews of several subjects pertaining to the petroleum industry. This includes the general history of the petroleum industry, chemistry and science related aspects of oil recovery and production, and literature about aspects of the petroleum trade intended for tradesmen. Materials extend to gas and electric companies, the automobile, aviation, and maritime industries, as well as addressing issues within the oil recovery trade such as procedures, storage equipment, and balancing safety and cost considerations.
No particular depth is present for any singular subtopic though Petroleum offers a breadth of general information about various aspects of the petroleum and its related industries.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Petroleum is arranged in three series.
  • Business Records and Marketing Material
  • Genre
  • Subject

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.
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 lists of folder contents. Non-archival 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, 2017 March.
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
Petroleum 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
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
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.
Preferred Citation
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Petroleum, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Marine engines Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Synthetic lubricants Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Marine engineering Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cotton industry Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Business cards Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Advertising cards Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Advertisements Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Business letters Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lubrication and lubricants Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Automobile industry and trade Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mines Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Marine machinery Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Automobiles Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Filters and filtration Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Engines, automobile Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Distillation, Fractional Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Legal documents Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Caricatures Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Publications -- Business Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Printed material Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Letterheads Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Technical manuals -- 20th century Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Receipts Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Design patents Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Patents Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Manuals Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Advertising fliers Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Advertising Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Reports Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Printed ephemera Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ephemera Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Printed materials Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Petroleum -- Prospecting Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Petroleum chemicals Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Business records Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Petroleum refineries Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Petroleum industry Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Petroleum industry and trade Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gasoline Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Exports -- 19th century Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Coal Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Oil spills Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Automobile supplies industry Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Importers Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gas Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gas industry Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Oil-shale industry Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Petroleum -- Distillation Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Petroleum, Synthetic Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Oil wells Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Oil industries Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Oil fields Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Oil well drilling rigs Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Oil Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Technical reports Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Whaling Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Periodicals Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Commercial correspondence Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Publications Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Business ephemera Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Newsletters Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Illustrations Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
advertising -- Petroleum industry and trade Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Print advertising Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Invoices Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Correspondence Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Advertising mail Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Esso Standard Oil Company Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Standard Oil Company 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