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

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Radios
Creators:
Warshaw, Isadore, d. 1969
Dates:
1893-1992
Languages:
English
Collection is in English, with select items in German.
Physical Description:
2.44 Cubic feet
consisting of 4.5 boxes, 1 folder, 5 oversize folders, 2 flat boxes (partial), 1 map case folder.
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
The radio category contains material primarily related to radio company products, radio broadcasts and programs, technical documentation on the use of radios, and material documenting the effect of radio on modern life. The bulk of the material covers sales catalogues and advertisements, though no complete records for single companies are present.
The radio broadcast transcripts and programs include fictional or anecdotal stories, transcripts of contests, interviews, or speeches, and notifications about future broadcasts.
Literature concerning the effect of radio on modern life includes brief radio historiographies, discussions about the need for advanced education for the radio field, and documentation of the use of radio in leisure time or in rural life. Additional publications address the uses and effects of radio during times of war. While no extensive documentation exists on any one topic, the publications may provide general histories of the radio with snapshots of specific facets of radio history.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Radio is arranged in three subseries.
  • 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 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, 2016 December.
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
Radio 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: Radios, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Radio -- History Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Radio -- Receivers and reception Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Radio Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Radio -- Transmitters and transmission Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Radio -- Apparatus and supplies Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Radio broadcasting Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Radio broadcasts Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Radio in politics Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Business ephemera Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Radio advertising Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Business letters Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Radio -- Receivers and reception -- Design and construction Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Radio audiences Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
advertising -- Business ephemera Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Publications -- Business Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Consumer goods -- Catalogs Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Periodicals Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Receipts Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Business cards Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Trade literature Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Broadcast advertising Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Logs (records) Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sales catalogs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Print advertising Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Radio comedies Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Broadcasting Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ephemera Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Broadcasting -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Catalogs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
War Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Retail trade Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Advertising mail Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Commercial catalogs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Invoices Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Trade cards Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Technical reports Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Trade catalogs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Advertising Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Manuals Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Reports Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Manufacturers' catalogs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Commercial correspondence Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Catalogues Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Printed materials Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Illustrations Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bulletins Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Technical manuals -- 20th century Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Printed material Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Transcripts Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Letterheads Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Printed ephemera Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Publications Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Advertisements Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Advertising cards Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Radio scripts Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Correspondence Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Advertising fliers Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Business records Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Radio programs Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Transmission of culture Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Radio -- 1930-1940 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Radio -- Antennas Topic 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