Guide to the Cooper Bessemer Corporation Records

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0961
Creators:
Cooper Bessemer Corporation (Mt. Vernon, Ohio)
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.
Dates:
circa 1866-1944
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
17.4 Cubic feet
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
These records document the activities of the Cooper Bessemer Corporation of Mt. Vernon, Ohio, manufacturers of steam, gas, and oil engines; compressors; and furnaces. Included are advertisements and trade literature for C. & G. Cooper gas engines, Chapman Engineering Company, Chapman-Stein gas producers, and Cooper Bessemer gas and diesel engines and compressors, 1921-1925, 1936-1944; C. & G. Cooper steam engine catalogs and price lists, 1870-1888, 1908-1910, 1924; Stein furnace book and sales literature, 1932; letterpress copybook, 1866; cash books, 1873-1920; Chapman Engineering cash book, 1917; financial records, 1918-1923; newsletters; correspondence, 1914-1935; office and plant photographs, 1881-1935; and photographs, air brush renderings, and drawings of steam, gas, and diesel engines, generators, and installations.

Arrangement
Arrangement
1 series. Arrangement: By type of material.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
This collection is unprocessed.

Administration
Processing Information
Collection is unprocessed.
Author
NMAH Staff
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection was donated by the Cooper-Bessemer Corporation, Mt. Vernon, Ohio circa 1965 and 1969.

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Archives Center, Cooper Bessemer Corporation Records, circa 1886-1944, National Museum of American History.
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.

Ownership and Custodial History
Ownership and Custodial History
Transferred from Division of Work and Industry, 2006.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Cashbooks Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Airbrushing Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs -- 1850-1900 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs -- 1900-1950 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Correspondence -- 1900-1950 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Newsletters Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Letterpress copybooks Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Furnaces Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Engines Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Drawings -- 20th century Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Drawings -- 19th century Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Diesel motor Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI. 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