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COLLECTION Identifier: Mss:767 B329 c.1878-1958

Bates Trade Card collection

Scope and Contents

This artificial collection consists primarily of advertising trade cards from a variety of Boston and New England based companies. Also included are a small number of scrapbooks, business cards, stock cards, newspaper clippings, and other ephemera. Many of the the items are undated however it is presumed that they date from the late 1870's to 1958.


  • circa 1878-1958

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Materials stored onsite. Please contact for more information regarding access procedures.


6 linear feet (15 boxes)


The collection is primarily organized by industry code (a number preceded by a colon) followed by the name of the company.

Physical Location


Processing Information

Processed: August 2019 By: Baker Library Special Collections Staff
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Repository Details

Part of the Baker Library Special Collections, Harvard Business School, Harvard University Repository

Baker Library Special Collections holds unique resources that focus on the evolution of business and industry, as well as the records of the Harvard Business School, documenting the institution's development over the last century. These rich and varied collections support research in a diverse range of fields such as business, economic, social and cultural history as well as the history of science and technology.

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