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Records of American Steel and Wire Company and its predecessors

Collection Identifier: Mss:596 1822-1936
Scope and Contents: Records of predecessor firms include records, 1868-1899, of the Washburn and Moen Manufacturing Company, Worcester, Mass., comprising about half of the total collection. The material on this company includes stock certificate stubs, stock ledger, directors' records, 1868-1886, bill books, letter books, 1890-1902, miscellaneous volumes and three boxes of folders. There is considerable material on the patent suits of the 1880's and 1890's, and the consolidation of the company into one of the...

Boston Edison Company records

Collection Identifier: Mss:752 1885-1954
Overview:

Records of the Boston, Mass. electric utility company Boston Edison Company includes financial records, labor record, production records and photographs, 1884-1986.

Brazil Railway Company records

Collection Identifier: Mss:724 1914-1920 B827
Overview:

The Brazil Railway Company records include administrative material, financial records, and letters and papers pertaining to the reorganization of the company spearheaded by W. Cameron Forbes, 1914-1920.

Caterpillar Tractor Company Photograph collection

Collection Identifier: Mss:537 1927-1932 C359
Overview:

This collection includes black and white photographic prints that document the history of the Caterpillar Tractor Company and provide information about methods of farming, road building and construction in use in the early part of the twentieth century.

Division of Audio Visual Education records

Collection Identifier: Arch AA128
Overview:

The records span the years 1945 to 1971 and document the department’s efforts to both contribute to a better understanding of the usefulness of visual aids in teaching and establish a film archive to complement its pioneering case method teaching.

General File Photograph Collection

Collection Identifier: Mss:1415 1860-1975 G326
Overview:

This collection consists of approximately 1,250 photographic prints that depict a wide range of agricultural, industrial, manufacturing, transportation, and other scenes.

Harry Chick collection of railroad photographs and ephemera

Collection Identifier: Vis 27
Overview:

The Harry Chick collection of railroad photographs and ephemera contains postcards, photographs, stereographs and ephemera pertaining to locomotives and railroads. The materials were collected by railroad enthusiast Harry Chick.

Henry Newman Carmichael, Jr. papers

Collection Identifier: Arch DC 1940
Overview: Collection consists of the personal papers of Henry Newman Carmichael, Jr. (MBA 1940), predominantly from his time as an MBA student at the Harvard Business School (then the Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration). Includes correspondence about classwork and building supply business with his father Henry Newman Carmichael. Also includes school publications and academic materials such as report cards and correspondence with Professor of Economics Charles Cortez Abbott,...

Herman L. Dillingham papers

Collection Identifier: Mss:881 1912-1915 D578
Overview:

The Herman L. Dillingham papers consist of scrapbooks and photograph albums collected by Dillingham, while traveling through South America during his tenure as the assistant secretary to the Boston Chamber of Commerce.

Industrial Life Photograph Collection

Collection Identifier: Mss:1412 1920-1941 B979
Overview:

Photographs collected by the Business Historical Society to document major industries in the United States and industrial processes.

Benjamin Tanner Johnson papers

Collection Identifier: Mss:831 1900-1976 J66
Overview:

Papers of attorney, businessman and 1921 HBS graduate Benjamin Tanner Johnson.

Kahn's Department Store photographs and ephemera

Collection Identifier: Vis 22
Overview:

Photographs, ephemera, brochures and artwork collected and prepared by J. Ullman Stewart, director of display department at Kahn's Department Store of Oakland, California, 1926-1954.

A. David Mazzone notes on the Polaroid-Kodak lawsuit

Collection Identifier: Mss:98 1989-1991 M477
Content Description: Notes kept by United States District Judge A. David Mazzone from May 1, 1989 to November 20, 1989, while presiding over the trial phase of the Polaroid vs. Kodak patent infringement lawsuit. The handwritten notes include references to trial exhibits, his opinion of witnesses, questions raised, recess breaks, and his general thoughts about the trial. The notes were written in abbreviations, and read like a play-by-play of the trial as each witness testified. Included with Mazzone's notes are...

National Association of Commercial Organization Secretaries records

Collection Identifier: Mss:881 1918-2002 A849
Overview:

National Association of Commercial Organization Secretaries records include board of director's meeting minutes, communications yearbooks, membership directories and photographs pertaining to the organization.

New England Mutual Life Insurance Company records

Collection Identifier: Mss:797 1844-1999 N532
Overview:

Policy application records, financial papers and documents of Boston, Massachusetts based New England Mutual Life Insurance Company, 1844-1999.

Pacific Steam Whaling Company records

Collection Identifier: Mss:282 1893-1908 L439
Overview:

The Pacific Steam Whaling Company records include log books, photographs and ephemera associated with the Arctic whaling voyages of Captain George Baker Leavitt, 1893-1908.

Plymouth Motor Corporation Photograph Collection

Collection Identifier: Mss:534 1935 P738
Overview:

This collection consists of black and white photographic prints that depict manufacturing activities at Plymouth Motor Corporation circa 1935.

Polaroid Corporation records, series XI: Photographs of Polaroid consultant photographers

Collection Identifier: Mss:658 1905-2005 P762 XI
Scope and Contents: The photographs of Polaroid consultant photographers document the company's practice of employing fine art photographers to test and critique their products beginning in 1950 and ending about 1972. The collection consists of photographs taken by ten photographers who consulted for Polaroid and were part of the original loosely structured program: Paul Caponigro, Walter Chappell, William (Bill) Clift, Marie Cosindas, Nicholas (Nick) Dean, Gerry Sharpe, Brett Weston, Don Worth, Ann Bell Robb,...

Polaroid Corporation records, series IV: Photographs and correspondence of Polaroid consultant photographer Ansel Adams

Collection Identifier: Mss:658 1905-2005 P762 IV
Scope and Contents: Renowned landscape photographer Ansel Easton Adams was born in San Francisco, California, in 1902. During the course of the 1930s and 1940s, Adams produced some of his best-known works such as "The Golden Gate Before the Bridge" (1932) and "Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico" (1941), developed close relationships with prominent figures in photography circles such as Edward Weston, Beaumont and Nancy Newhall, and Charles Sheeler, and became a respected advocate for environmental conservation as...

Polaroid Corporation records, series VII: records related to Meroë Morse

Collection Identifier: Mss:658 1905-2005 P762 VII
Overview:

This series of the Polaroid Corporation records contains records related to Polaroid scientist Meroë Morse. It includes administrative records, research and development records, and photographs. Morse was one of the first women scientists to work at Polaroid.

Portrait Photograph Collection

Collection Identifier: Mss:1414 1930-1940 P838
Overview:

This collection includes photographic prints of copies of paintings, prints, and engravings and portraits of businessmen and industrialists

Smith & Anthony Stove Company photograph and ephemera collection

Collection Identifier: Vis 24
Overview:

Photographs and ephemera of the stove, fireplace and furnace manufacturer Smith & Anthony Company of Boston, Mass., 1881-1909.

Smith & Winchester Manufacturing Company records

Collection Identifier: Mss:49 1833-1960 S642
Overview:

Smith & Winchester Manufacturing Co. was a papermaking machinery manufacturer based in South Windham, Connecticut. The collection includes records, photographs, and memorabilia documenting the financial, manufacturing, administrative, corporate, and commercial history of the company, its predecessors, and firms it acquired.

Thorp D. Sawyer papers

Collection Identifier: Mss:7 1910-1946 S271
Overview:

The Thorp D. Sawyer papers are letters written by an American engineer working in Chile, Bolivia, and Colombia, 1910-1946.

Turners Falls Lumber Company records

Collection Identifier: Mss: 47 1872 (1867)-1908
Overview:

Financial records, administrative material, letter books and photographs of the Massachusetts logging company Turners Falls Lumber Company, 1872-1908.