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Preliminary Guide to Trade Catalog Additions
Mss 200  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access Restrictions
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Scope and Content Notes
  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Materials in UCSB Special Collections

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Trade Catalog Additions
    Dates: ca. 1850s-1970s
    Collection number: Mss 200
    Collection Size: 6 linear feet (15 document boxes).
    Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Dept. of Special Collections
    Santa Barbara, CA 93106
    Abstract: Single and small groups of catalogs acquired from multiple sources, augmenting the Romaine Trade Catalog Collection.
    Physical location: Del Sur.
    Languages: English

    Access Restrictions


    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.

    Preferred Citation

    Trade Catalog Additions. Mss 200. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Acquisition Information

    Multiple purchases and donations, ca. 2003-2013, ongoing.

    Scope and Content Notes

    The collection contains trade catalogs and advertising literature, mainly American latter 19th century to mid 20th century, with some emphasis on California items. These items supplement the much larger Lawrence B. Romaine Trade Catalog Collection, which is described separately. This guide is updated periodically as additional items are acquired for the collection.
    Items in the collection are arranged by subject categories established by Lawrence B. Romaine in his Guide to American Trade Catalogs, 1774-1900, with some additional categories mainly to accommodate more recent kinds of products. The following is the list of categories used. At present, however, the collection does not have items in all categories. Current holdings are indicated in the Container List section of the guide. Within a given category, items are arranged by name of company or manufacturer.
    • Advertising
    • Agriculture
    • Alarms, Locks, and Safes
    • Alcohol and Tobacco
    • Almanacs
    • Appliances
    • Architecture
    • Artists' Materials and Supplies
    • Arts/Artwork
    • Automobiles/Automotive
    • Aviation
    • Banking and Investment
    • Beekeeping Supplies
    • Bells and Bell Foundries
    • Bicycles
    • Boats
    • Bookbinding
    • Booksellers Catalogs
    • Building Materials
    • Butchers' Supplies
    • Carriages, Wagons, and Accessories
    • Celebration Paraphernalia
    • Cemeteries
    • China and Pottery
    • Clocks and Watches
    • Clothing
    • Cobbler and Shoemaking Equipment
    • Collection Agencies
    • Coopers' Tools
    • Cosmetics
    • Curios, Novelties, and Souvenirs
    • Cutlery
    • Dentistry
    • Department Store and Mail Order Catalogs
    • Drafting Supplies
    • Electrical Equipment
    • Electronic Equipment and Supplies
    • Engineering
    • Engines
    • Entertainment
    • Explosives
    • Fabric
    • Fairs and Exhibitions
    • Fences
    • Firearms
    • Firefighting
    • Foods and Food Processing
    • Fraternal Organizations and Military Supplies
    • Furniture
    • Handling Equipment
    • Hardware
    • Heating and Ventilation Systems
    • Heavy Equipment and Machinery
    • Home Decoration
    • Home Remedies and Quack Cures
    • Hotel, Bar, and Restaurant Supplies
    • Household Goods and Appliances
    • Hypnotism
    • Industrial Equipment and Factory Materials
    • Insurance
    • Jewelry
    • Leather and Tanning Goods
    • Library Supplies
    • Lighting
    • Lightning Rods
    • Medicine and Medical Supplies
    • Metals (Processed) and Metal Goods
    • Metals (Raw and Unfinished)
    • Metalworking Equipment
    • Mills and Milling Supplies
    • Mining
    • Motion Pictures
    • Motorcycles
    • Music and Musical Instruments
    • Newspapers
    • Office Supplies
    • Oil and Gas
    • Paint
    • Patents
    • Photography
    • Plumbing
    • Politics
    • Post Offices
    • Premium Catalogs
    • Printing and Printers' Supplies [also papermaking]
    • Pumps
    • Pyrography
    • Radios
    • Railroads and Railroad Supplies
    • Real Estate
    • Religious Paraphernalia
    • Road Surfaces
    • Rope, Cordage, and Cable
    • School and School Supplies
    • Scientific and Industrial Instruments and Supplies
    • Seed and Nursery Catalogs
    • Sewing and Needlework
    • Silverware
    • Societies and Associations
    • Sporting Goods
    • Stamp and Coin Collecting
    • Statuary
    • Surveying Supplies
    • Taxidermy Supplies
    • Telephone and Telegraph
    • Television
    • Textiles
    • Theatre
    • Toys and Games
    • Transportation
    • Travel and Tourism
    • Undertaking Supplies
    • Veterinary and Pet Supplies
    • Water
    • Welding and Soldering
    • Wholesale Catalogs
    • Windmills
    • Woodworking
    • Miscellany

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Commercial catalogs

    Related Materials in UCSB Special Collections

    American Religions Collection (ARC). Includes catalogs of religious supplies and publications.
    Badash [Lawrence] Faculty Papers (UArch FacP 33). Includes catalogs of scientific instruments.
    Romaine [Lawrence B.] Trade Catalog Collection (Mss 107). More than 41,000 catalogs collected by Romaine, author of A Guide to American Trade Catalogs, 1774-1900 and antiquarian book dealer who bought and sold rare books, manuscripts, trade catalogs, and other Americana. Some larger catalogs from this collection are cataloged individually and can be searched on Pegasus, the UCSB Libraries online catalog. The remainder are found in Mss 107 and can be accessed by company name or subject.
    Sound Recording Catalog Collection (PA Mss 26). Catalogs of recordings by companies such as Victor and Columbia, early 1900s.
    Williams [James C.] Trade Catalog Collection (Mss 170). Includes equipment, engineering, and mining catalogs.