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[Saul E. Zalesch mail-order catalog collection]

Collector:
Zalesch, Saul E.  Search this
Extent:
75 Linear feet (circa 9,000 items, cm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Mail order catalogs
Trade catalogs
Commercial catalogs
Date:
[1950-2005, bulk 1980-2004]
Summary:
Collection consists of retail mail order catalogs from numerous commercial organizations, chiefly American but also includes catalogs from European companies. Catalogs cover a wide range of consumer goods, including home furnishings, books, musical instruments, toys, men's and women's apparel, jewelry, A/V materials, firearms, art , hobby crafts and gifts.
Arrangement note:
Items arranged in alphabetical order by company name.
Biographical/Historical note:
Saul E. Zalesch, an Associate Professor of Art History at Louisiana Tech University, began collecting mail-order catalogs in 1993 while an NEH fellow at the Winterthur Library.
Provenance:
Donated by collector, 2009.
Restrictions:
Non-circulating materials.
Topic:
Consumer goods -- United States -- Catalogs  Search this
Advertising, Direct-mail  Search this
Consumer goods -- Catalogs  Search this
Mail-order business -- Catalogs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Mail order catalogs
Trade catalogs
Commercial catalogs
Identifier:
SIL-RA.XXXX-0015
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sil-ra-xxxx-0015

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