WARSHAW COLLECTION OF BUSINESS AMERICANA, ca.
PHOTOGRAPHIC REFERENCE MATERIALS
Scope & Content
Over the years the Museum
has created a number of photographic copies of items in the Warshaw
Collection. These photographs were taken for many purposes. Some
photographs were created in response to requests by researchers for
images to be used in publications, exhibitions, and for other purposes.
Other photographs were taken to create a file of photographic slides and
prints that serves as a quick reference source for researchers. Several
thousand photographic images from the Warshaw Collection were
transferred to an experimental videodisc by the Institution's Office of
Photographic and Printing Services (OPPS). The videodisc is available
for viewing on equipment in the Archives Center.
Use of the prints, slides,
and videodisc reduces wear and tear on the collection, permits rapid
searching through many images, and assures the researcher--in most
cases--that a photographic negative or transparency already exists and
that copies can be reproduced relatively quickly and inexpensively.
Searching the collection's photographic reproductions is especially
appropriate for researchers who want to see general images of subjects
such as "women in advertising" or an advertisement from a
SERIES 1 consists of photo
prints arranged alphabetically by the same subject categories as the
business ephemera vertical files. They are housed in three-ring notebook
binders and may be used on a self-service basis in the Archives Center
reference room. The prints generally bear a negative or transparency
number on the reverse side. This permits researchers to order copies for
their own use through OPPS. The reference archivist will assist with
procedures for ordering copies.
SERIES 2 contains 35mm
color slides arranged in the order in which they were photographed and
carry a serial number that links them to the duplicate transparency.
They are also housed in three-ring notebook binders and may be used on a
SERIES 3 includes color
transparencies and some black and white photonegatives arranged in the
order in which they were photographed. A listing of captions for these
transparencies is available to researchers. This listing provides a
subject heading, the name of the creator of the item, the type of item,
and, often, its date. The listing also includes the transparency number
and the frame numbers for transparencies that have been placed on the
videodisc. These materials are housed in shoe boxes and may be used upon
SERIES 4 consists of one
videodisc with random selections of images from the Warshaw Collection,
along with images of objects from other museums prepared by OPPS. The
Warshaw Collection images are found on the disk between frames 40,770
and 41,864 and between frames 43,168 and 44,890. OPPS prepared two
volumes of an inventory of color transparencies (see series three),
found in the Archives Center reference room. The frame numbers of transparencies
which that on the videodisc are marked in pencil beneath the
transparency number. The transparency number always is preceded by the
notation "CBA." The inventory listing also indicates the
subject area of the image (but not necessarily the same subject category
as the list of Warshaw Collection headings), a brief caption, and
sometimes the size and color of the original item.
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