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

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Transportation
Creators:
Warshaw, Isadore, d. 1969
Dates:
circa 1835-1960
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1.33 Cubic feet
consisting of 2.5 boxes, 3 folders, 2 oversize folder, 1 flat box (partial).
Repository:
A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. The Warshaw Collection of Business Americana: Transportation 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 subject category- Transportation is arranged into six series: Series 1, Travel and Tourism; Series 2, Freight Transportation; Series 3, Manufacturers of Vehicles and Equipment; Series 4, General Subjects and Miscellaneous; Series 5, Publications; and Series 6, Foreign
Series 1, Travel and Tourism is subdivided into five subseries: Business, Sightseeing and Buses, Boats and Ferries, Horse Drawn Coaches and Stages, and Travel Guides and Publications;
Subseries 1a, Business contains route and schedule information for interstate carriers. Greyhound and its many subsidiaries make up the bulk of this section.
Subseries 1b, Sightseeing and Buses contains route and schedule information for companies operating tours of cities and areas of historic and scenic interest.
Subseries 1c, Boats and ferries is a small group of water travel companies.
Subseries 1d, Horse-Drawn Coaches and Stages includes a small group of images
Subseries 1e, Travel Guides and Publications contains auto and bus travel information as well as early (1834) stagecoach and boat guides.
Series 2, Freight Transportation includes companies offering transport by boat, cart, truck, and rail.
Series 3, Manufacturers of Vehicles and Equipment
Subseries 3a, Buses
Subseries 3b, Trucks
Series 4, Related Materials, dates
Series 5, Publications, dates
Series 6, Foreign, dates

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.
A large portion of stored material from the original acquisition received minimal level processing, which resulted in additions to this Subject category. This effort included basic arrangement and replacement of non-archival housing for long-term stability, but staples and other fasteners have not all been removed. Revisions to the encoded finding aid were made to reflect the added content in context to the previously processed material.
Minimal level processing and enhancement of the machine-readable finding aid completed by Nicole Blechynden, September 2017.
Author
Vanessa Broussard-Simmons and Nicole Blechynden
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 note
Transportation 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 note
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Transportation, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Conditions Governing Access note
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
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

Other Finding Aids note
Other Finding Aids note
An inventory for Boxes 1-3 and oversize materials is available. Details for additional collection material can be found in the Contents/Container List.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Business ephemera Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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