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Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of several thousand clippings of trade marks, labels, etc., taken from magazines and newspapers, and labels. Many of them are quite small and a very few have dates and sources noted on the reverse side. Most of them appear to have been clipped in the 1920-1940 period. They were classified by the collector on the basis of the insignia, symbol or design of the trademark (not the product or organization which it represents). Subgroups include living things (animals, humans, plants) represented, objects (architecture, clothing, etc.) and symbols. Business and other organizations, trademarks are subdivided by industry or sector. Publications, including some of the U.S. Patent Office, which deal with trademarks are included.
The collection is divided into eight series
Series 1: Trademarks: Living Things
Series 2: Trademarks: Objects
Series 3: Trademarks: Symbols
Series 4: Trademarks: Business and Organizations
Series 5; Trademarks: Other Trademark Material
Series 6: Trademarks: Labels
Series 7; Trademarks: Publications
Series 8: Patent Office Gazette Material
Collection processed by Don Darroch, 1986
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Collection donated by John H. White, November 14, 1985.
Using the Collection
Charles Baldwin White Trademark Collection, 1920-1940, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
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.
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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