Guide to the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Women
Portions of this collection are digitized

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Women
Creators:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969
Dates:
1787-1964
Languages:
Collection is in
English
and contains
Spanish
and
German
language material.
Physical Description:
1.45 Cubic feet
consisting of 3 boxes, 2 folders, 2 oversize folders, 1 map case folder, 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 Women documents the Suffrage Movement within the United States, as well as aspects of women's lives and societal contributions. This includes information about women's social lives, fashion, health, occupations, as well as commentary about the roles and expectations of many women in society. There is a notable shortage of material related to women of color.
Women includes newslippings, and material related to pro and anti-Suffrage efforts such as fliers, speeches, monographs, and realia. Outside of Suffrage-related topics, Women also includes artistic prints and images of women, poems about women, and serial publications related to women's issues or oriented towards an audience of women.
Women includes a span of subject materials related to more specfic aspects of women's lives and social commentary. This includes historical overviews of notable women's lives, guides to aspects of womanhood, fashion documentation, literature to promote good health, and background about the role of women in varied trades.
No single subtopic is explored in particular depth, though Women offers general information about various aspects of women's lives and varied social and political environments.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Women is arranged in three subseries.
    Missing Title
  • Suffrage Movement
  • Genre
  • Subject

Administration
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).
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. 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, April 2017.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Women 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 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 since Warshaw's death in 1969. This practice has since ceased.

Digital Content

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Women, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
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.
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Fashion -- United States -- History -- 20th century Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women iron and steel workers Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fashion -- 20th century Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women laborers Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Speeches Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States-Social life and customs Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Monographs Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Health Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Newsclippings Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Suffragists Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fliers (printed matter) Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Religion Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Clippings Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women musicians Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Newspaper clippings Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Composers Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Books Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women -- Social life and customs -- 19th century Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Realia Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Children Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Magazines (periodicals) Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Industry Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Plates (illustrations) Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Labor Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Programs Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Childbirth Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Application forms Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dress Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fashion design Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Marriages Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Steel industry and trade Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women -- Political activity Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Journalism Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Social interaction Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Industry -- U.S. Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women -- Employment Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women -- Civil rights Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women -- Health and hygiene Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Children and childbirth Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Clubs Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women's music Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Social norms Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women -- Organizations Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Clothing and dress Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women's suffrage -- United States Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Composers -- 20th century Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women's rights Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Child rearing Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Musical performances Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women employees Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women's rights -- United States Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Marriage and family -- women, status of Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Marriage Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women -- Suffrage Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mental health Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Banking Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women in music Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Marriage and family Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women -- Societies and clubs Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hygiene Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fashion Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
War Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Banks and banking, American -- 19th century Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Music Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Health education Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women -- Education Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Journalists Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Illustrations Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Concert programs Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Signs (declaratory or advertising artifacts) Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Booklets Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Publications Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Transcriptions Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Certificates Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pamphlets Genre Form 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
https://americanhistory.si.edu/archives