Guide to the Beverly Partridge Shopping Bag Collection

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0493
Creators:
Partridge, Beverly
Partridge, Beverly
Dates:
1970-1990
Languages:
English
Collection is in English.
Physical Description:
5 Cubic feet
6 boxes
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The collection is arranged alphabetically by company name into one series. The shopping bags are from a variety of stores: department, jewelry, gifts, books, hair and skin products, clothing, china, glass, leather goods, lingerie, bakeries, and restaurants.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is arranged into one series alphabetically.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Mrs. Beverly Partridge is a resident of Canon City, Colorado. She was born in Denver Colorado on August 15, 1937. While working as a housewife she continued to collect shopping bags as well as Irish Beelleck China and Swizzle sticks. She began collecting the materials for this collection in 1975 and continued until 1990. The wide variety of designs, she found to be "interesting" and "artistic" and inspired her to begin this collection. She observed and appreciated the changes made in the shopping bag designs of individual companies such as Bloomingdale's throughout the years. The bags have advertising value through their attractive designs and easy recongnizability.

Administration
Processing Information
Collection processed by Wendy E. Morris and Kelley Gaberlavage, 1993
Author
Wendy E. Morris and Kelley Gaberlavage
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Collection was donated to the Archives Center by Beverely Partridge in 1993.

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Beverly Partridge Shopping Bag Collection, 1970s-1990, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Conditions Governing Use
Trademark restrictions probably in effect; consult trademark owners to reproduce.
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.

Custodial History
Custodial History
Mrs. Partridge began this collection in 1975 and continued until 1990. Her main purpose was to document the wide variety of designs and changes in designs which department stores make over the years.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Trademarks Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Department stores Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Shopping bags Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Advertisements 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