Guide to the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Women
Digitized Content

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Women
Creators:
Warshaw, Isadore, d. 1969
Dates:
1787-1964
Languages:
English
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.
  • Suffrage Movement
  • 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. 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.
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
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 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women iron and steel workers Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fashion -- 20th century Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women laborers Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Speeches Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States-Social life and customs Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Monographs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Health Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Newsclippings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Suffragists Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fliers (printed matter) Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Religion Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Clippings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women musicians Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Newspaper clippings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Composers Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Books Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women -- Social life and customs -- 19th century Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Realia Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Children Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Magazines (periodicals) Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Industry Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Plates (illustrations) Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Labor Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Programs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Childbirth Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Application forms Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dress Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fashion design Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Marriages Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Steel industry and trade Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women -- Political activity Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Journalism Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Social interaction Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Industry -- U.S. Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women -- Employment Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women -- Civil rights Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women -- Health and hygiene Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Children and childbirth Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Clubs Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women's music Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Social norms Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women -- Organizations Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Clothing and dress Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women's suffrage -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Composers -- 20th century Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women's rights Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Child rearing Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Musical performances Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women employees Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women's rights -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Marriage and family -- women, status of Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Marriage Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women -- Suffrage Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mental health Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Banking Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women in music Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Marriage and family Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women -- Societies and clubs Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hygiene Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fashion Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
War Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Banks and banking, American -- 19th century Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Music Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Health education Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women -- Education Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Journalists Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Illustrations Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Concert programs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Signs (declaratory or advertising artifacts) Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Booklets Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Publications Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Transcriptions Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Certificates Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pamphlets 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