Guide to the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Rubber
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Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Rubber
Creators:
Warshaw, Isadore, d. 1969
Dates:
circa 1750-1954
Languages:
English
Collection is primarily in English with additional material in German.
Physical Description:
3.72 Cubic feet
consisting of 8 boxes, 1 folder, 3 oversize folders, 2 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
The subject category "Rubber" contains material pertaining to the manufacturing and sales of rubber and rubber-based products, including India rubber and synthetic rubber. The materials primarily relate to tires, but also includes information about shoes, rubber stamps, rubber belting, tubing, fabrics, hoses, and medical instruments. While there is some subject overlap, see subject category Shoes for records primarily concerning the shoe industry.
The bulk of the subject category contains business records, advertisements, and catalogues created by manufacturers and distributors of rubber and rubber products. Materials include records of patents and invoice records. Companies represented within the records include Goodrich Corporation, Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, and Firestone Tire and Rubber Company.
Additional material includes literature from professional organizations, case records, serial publications, and realia in the form of a rubber coaster. Material related to specific subject areas provides brief overviews of the history of rubber, manufacturing and maintenance of rubber products, and the role of rubber in trades related to medicine, agriculture, firefighting, shoes, tiles, and stamps.
No single topic is explored in depth, though some publications may provide general and historical overviews of various aspects of the rubber industry. A small amountnumber of German language material is included in the collection and is indicated in folder descriptions when present.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Rubber 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 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, March 2017.
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
Rubber 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, and it 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.

Digital Content

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: Rubber, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
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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
archivescenter@si.edu
http://americanhistory.si.edu/archives