- Collection ID:
[1950-2005, bulk 1980-2004]
- Physical Description:
75 Linear feet
circa 9,000 items
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.
Items arranged in alphabetical order by company name.
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.
Immediate Source of Acquisition note
Donated by collector, 2009.
Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
P.O. Box 37012
NMAH 1041, MRC 672
Washington, DC 20013-7012