Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1476
Creators:
GAF Corporation
Dates:
1939-1963
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
3 Cubic feet
3 boxes
Repository:
The collection consists of historical and business records for ANSCO, a company now owned by GAF (General Aniline and Film Corporation).

Content Description
Content Description
Collection includes business correspondence, some of it regarding a collection of Matthew B. Brady photographs; photographs, mostly of the company's products, biographical information on Edward A. Anthony, who started Anthony & Scovill, which merged with AGFA in 1928; multiple written accounts of the history of the company; trade literature; catalogs; price lists; company newsletters; scholarly journals; legal documents; and clippings. There is a small number of papers relating to Edward A. Anthony's first company, Anthony and Co., dating back to 1877.

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
GAF Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
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.

Custodial History
Custodial History
Collection transferred to the Archives Center from the Photographic History Collections of the National Museum of American History in 2019.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Black-and-white photographs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Business records -- 20th century Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Clippings -- 20th century Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Camera industry Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Histories Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Letters (correspondence) -- 20th century Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Legal documents -- 20th century Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Newsletters -- 20th century Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographic film industry Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Price lists Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Scholarly periodicals Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Trade catalogs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Trade literature -- 20th century Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Anthony, Edward A. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Agfa (Firm) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ansco Company Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
GAF Corporation Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Anthony, Edward A. Personal 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