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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, circa 1724-1977

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Introduction

The Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, ca. 1724-1977, was purchased by the National Museum of American History in 1967. The collection was assembled by Isadore Warshaw and represents the largest advertising ephemera collection in the United States, occupying more than 1,020 cubic feet of storage space.  Organization, re-housing, and description of the Warshaw Collection is a long-term project. Most portions of the collection are open to researchers in the Archives Center.

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