[Saul E. Zalesch mail-order catalog collection]

Summary
Collection ID:
SIL-RA.XXXX-0015
Creators:
Zalesch, Saul E.
Dates:
[1950-2005, bulk 1980-2004]
Languages:
Multiple languages
Physical Description:
75 Linear Feet
circa 9,000 items
cm.
Repository:
Collection consists of retail mail order catalogs from numerous commercial organizations, chiefly American but also includes catalogs from European companies. Catalogs cover a wide range of consumer goods, including home furnishings, books, musical instruments, toys, men's and women's apparel, jewelry, A/V materials, firearms, art , hobby crafts and gifts.

Arrangement note
Arrangement note
Items arranged in alphabetical order by company name.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Saul E. Zalesch, an Associate Professor of Art History at Louisiana Tech University, began collecting mail-order catalogs in 1993 while an NEH fellow at the Winterthur Library.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
Non-circulating materials.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Mail order catalogs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Consumer goods -- United States -- Catalogs Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Advertising, Direct-mail Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Consumer goods -- Catalogs Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mail-order business -- Catalogs Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Trade catalogs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Commercial catalogs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Smithsonian Libraries
Smithsonian Libraries
P.O. Box 37012
NMAH 1041, MRC 672
Washington, DC 20013-7012
AskaLibrarian@si.edu
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