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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, circa 1724-1977


by: Vanessa Broussard-Simmons, 1999


Much of the credit for this finding aid belongs to Mrs. Augusta Levy Warshaw, who gave generously of her time and information about her husband. She knows better than anyone the dedication and energy that went into creating this collection.

Thanks are also due each of the volunteers who have donated time to re-housing portions of the Warshaw Collection. Anne Albertson, Herbert Aldrich, David Backer, Ann Behning, Joanne Davies, Ann Kuebler, Ray Mellet, Grace Meyer, Bernard Radack, and Jack Vaughan spent many hours doing the interesting and not-so-interesting aspects of processing a collection. Jennifer Songster spent time away from school to process and prepare finding aids for the stereographs found in the collection. I wish to express my appreciation for her time and efforts. Maurita Baldock processed large portions of the oversize materials. Her patience, strong interest, sound judgment and commitment to the materials prevailed. Maurita turned a daunting task into a rewarding accomplishment. I would also like to thank Ray Mellett and Victor Salvatore for editing various drafts of this finding aid.

Several members of the Archives Center Staff have been particularly helpful in this project. I would like to thank John Fleckner, Robert S. Harding, Lorene Mayo, and Fath Davis Ruffins for their support and guidance in writing this guide.

Table of Contents


Historical Note

Scope and Content Note of Warshaw Collection

List of Collection Divisions

Scope and Content Notes for Collection Divisons

Business Ephemera--Vertical Files, circa 1724-1977

Business Ephemera--Oversize, circa 1850-1960

Other Collection Divisions, circa 1790-1975

Isadore Warshaw Personal Papers, circa 1917-1966

Photographic Reference Material

Other Collection Divisions

Business Records

Cinema Lobby Cards

Fire Insurance Maps

Liquor and Wine Labels and Advertisements

Photographs Sheet Music

Rewards and Wanted Posters

Photographic Reference Material

Subject Categories

Geographical Categories






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Revised: May 16, 2014