Guide to J & B Manufacturing Company Records

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0563
Creators:
J&B Manufacturing Company.
Huldah's Brook, Inc.
Dates:
1903-1924.
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
4 Cubic feet
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Papers documenting J&B's manufacture and marketing of automobile parts to car dealers, jobbers and small retailers; correspondence, information on the supply of auto parts to Latin America, reports from jobbers, and information on parts developed and patented by J&B; information on the company itself, including documentation on factory floor operations, labor relations, financial information, and the company's relationship with Ford Motor Company.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is divided into ten series.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Pittsfield, Massachusetts company which made automobile ignition coils. The company was founded in 1895 by the Southard family and incorporated in 1912.

Administration
Processing Information
Collection processed byArchives Center Staff, undated.
Author
NMAH Staff
Immediate Source of Acquisiton
Collection donated by Benjamin W. Guy III., Huldah's Brook, Inc.

Using the Collection
Restrictions on Access
Collection is open for research and access on site by appointment.
Preferred Citation
J&B Manufacturing Company Records, 1916-1924, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
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.

Ownership and Custodial History
Ownership and Custodial History
Huldah's Brook, Inc. is a Massachusetts corporation which owns the former Southard property including the carriage house in which the records were housed. In 1996 they offered the papers to the Archives Center after first offering them to the nearest Southard heir, who declined them.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Correspondence -- 1900-1950 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Receipts -- 20th century Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Latin America -- Business Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Invoices Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Automobile industry and trade Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Automobile supplies industry Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Industrial relations Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Advertising Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ford Motor Company. Corporate Name 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