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

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Silk
Creators:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969
Dates:
undated
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
0.72 Cubic feet
consisting of 1.5 boxes, 1 oversize folder, 1 map case folder.
Repository:
A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. The Warshaw Collection of Business Americana: Silk 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 material consists primarily of bills/receipts, pamphlets, price lists, and scattered correspondence on letterhead stationery from manufacturers and dealers of silk and silk weavers' tools. There are a number of publications related to the silk industry published by silk manufacturers, authors and the Silk Association of America including practical handbooks for buyers, dyeing and finishing of textiles, directories of silk manufacturers, histories of the silk industry, manuals, silk growers guides and compilations of silk producers and their trademarks. There is also some information on the Japanese silk industry. The material dates from 1828 - 1929, but the bulk is late nineteenth century.
Materials are organized by name of company. There are a number of folders arranged by type: related pamphlets, growers' guides, manuals, patents, shipping documents, related books and miscellaneous.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition note
Silk 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 note
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
Preferred Citation note
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Silk, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
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Ephemera Type 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