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

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Tours
Creators:
Warshaw, Isadore, d. 1969
Dates:
1844-1966
Languages:
English
Collection is in English. Contains French and German language material.
Physical Description:
3.68 Cubic feet
consisting of 8 boxes, 1 folder, 3 oversize folders.
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
Tours consists of business records and advertisements created by tourism companies and rail lines, travel guides to varied countries and geographic areas, and other select items such as travel advice, resources on hotels and resorts, and travel-related events or lectures.
No expansive business documentation exists for any company represented within the records. The strength of the collection lies in its breadth of information about other countries, states, or geographic locations provided for the purposes of informing travelers. While no substantial material concerning the history and development of the tourism industry exists within the collection, this subject category provides substantial resources for researchers interested in sorts of information that was made available to tourists, types of travel and tours available, and background about resources and perceptions of promoted vacation destinations over a long time period.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Tours 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, 2017 February.
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
Tours 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
Preferred Citation
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Tours, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
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.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Australia -- description and travel Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Austria -- description and travel Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Spain -- description and travel Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Scotland -- description and travel Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Railroads -- 19th century Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Railroads -- 20th century Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Health resorts Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Automobile travel Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Colorado -- description and travel Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Railroads -- 1860-1900 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ireland -- description and travel Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
England -- description and travel Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Railroads -- 1874-1910 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Europe -- description and travel -- 1910-1950 Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Travel brochures Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Travel Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hotels Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
China -- Description and Travel Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Automobile travel -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Railroads -- Dining-car service Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mexico -- description and travel Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Commercial correspondence Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Railroads Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Letterheads Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Receipts Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Railroad companies Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Print advertising Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tourist trade -- 1900-1910 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Business cards Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tourism Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Maps, Tourist Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Transportation Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Invoices Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Business letters Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Railroads -- History Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Publications -- Business Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Railroad trains Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Business records Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Publications Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Business ephemera Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ephemera Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sleeping cars (Railroads) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Correspondence Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Air travel Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Travel -- 1890-1930 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tourist trade -- Postcards Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Travel -- 1910-1920 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Europe -- description and travel Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Railroad travel Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Advertising fliers Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Description and Travel Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Canada -- description and travel Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Family vacations Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Advertisements Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tourist trade -- 1910-1940 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Advertising Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Railroad stations Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tourist trade -- 1900-1910 -- Washington (D.C.) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
advertising -- Transportation Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Advertising mail Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States -- description and travel Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Advertising cards Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Vacations Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Railroad passenger cars Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Printed 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