Edgecraft Corporation Records

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1382
Creators:
Smith, Jeff, 1939-2004
Child, Julia
Guthrie, Janet, 1938-
Edgecraft Corporation
Friel, Daniel D.
Claiborne, Craig
Yan, Martin, 1948-
Dates:
1984-2004
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
2 Cubic feet
3 boxes, 1 oversize folder
Repository:
The collection documents the development and marketing of the Chef's Choice brand of knife sharpeners.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The collection documents the development and marketing of the Chef's Choice brand of knife sharpeners. It contains print advertisements, including foreign ads; press releases; press kits; point-of-purchase displays; articles from numerous magazines, including some in foreign languages; catalogs; photographs, including from trade fairs and company events; trade literature; audiovisual materials including VHS recordings of demonstrations of the product, and an interview with Chef Craig Claiborne; biographical material on Daniel Friel, who invented the Chef's Choice knife sharpener; design drawings; business records including correspondence and financial statements; notes; letters from famous chefs praising the knife sharpener, including Julia Child, Jeff Smith, Jacques Pepin, Martin Yan and others. A letter from race car driver Janet Guthrie is also included.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is arranged into two series.
Series 1: Office Files, 1984-2016
Series 2: Product Information, 1984-2016

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Founded in 1984, by retired Dupont Engineer Daniel Friel, EdgeCraft Corporation introduced the Chef's Choice brand of electric knife sharpener. They also offer other small kitchen appliances.

Administration
Processing Information
Processed by Vanessa Broussard Simmons, archivist, 2018.
Author
NMAH Staff
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Collection donated by the Edgecraft Corporation, 2016.

Container
4

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Edgecraft Corporation Records, 1984-2004, Archives Center, 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.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Catalogs -- 20th century Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Articles -- 20th century Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Business records -- 20th century Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Articles -- 21st century Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cutlery trade Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kitchen utensil industry Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Knives Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Press releases -- 20th century Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Correspondence -- 20th century Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Audio cassettes -- 20th century Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Videocassettes -- 20th century Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs -- 20th century Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Point-of-purchase displays -- 20th century Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Advertisements -- 20th century Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Design drawings -- 20th century Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Clippings -- 20th century Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kitchen utensils Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Knife sharpening Topic 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