Guide to the U.S. Savings Bond Stamp Collection

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0758
Creators:
Gottlieb, Rosalie F.
Luchton, Bernard, 1924-1970
Dates:
1949-1970
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1 Cubic foot
2 boxes
Repository:
Collection consists of dvertising materials relating to Bernard Luchton's development of U.S. Savings Bond Stamps, including scrapbooks, posters, drawings, and photographs.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of savings bond stamp campaign materials—posters, pamphlets, and brochures—primarily from the late 1950s to the early 1960s, to promote the purchase of savings bonds. There are also photos and news about publicity events and displays at bond stamp rallies. Many of the savings bond campaign slogans talk about "planning for your future" and "keep freedom in your future." The scrapbooks provide examples of various savings bond stamp campaigns and some include a poster, volunteer canvasser's guide and chairman's guide promoting each campaign. The collection is arranged into three series—Background Information, Scrapbooks, and Miscellaneous.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Divided into 3 series
Series 1: Background Information, 1949, 1956
Series 2: Scrapbooks,1950s-1960s
Series 3: Miscellaneous, 1950-1970

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Bernard M. Luchton (1924-1970) was an exhibits specialist with the Department of Labor and later joined the Department of Treasury as Art Director for the Treasury's Savings Bond Division. He designed the 1958 25-cent U.S. Savings Stamp (Minute Man).

Administration
Processing Information
Collection processed by Alison Oswald, 2003.
Author
Alison Oswald
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Collection donated by Rosalie F. Gottlieb, December 27, 2000.

Using the Collection
Restrictions on Access
Collection is open for research and access on site by appointment. Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
Preferred Citation
U.S. Savings Bond Stamp Collection, 1949-1970, 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.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Publicity photographs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Savings stamps Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs -- 1950-2000 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Savings bonds Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
advertising -- 1950-2000 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pamphlets -- 1950-2000 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Scrapbooks -- 1950-2000 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Posters -- 1950-2000 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rallies Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Brochures -- 1950-2000 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