Library of Congress - Research and Reference Services
Garnish's mail-order food is in the home of an unsophisticated married couple. The husband, unshaven and wearing a sleeveless undershirt watches television while his rotund wife stands holding a can of food and reading the contents label
Duke University - David M. Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Department store chain founded in 1893 as a mail order business; one of the largest retailers in the United States. Collection consists of seasonal catalogs and wish books spanning the years 1910-1994. Catalogs featured the full range of items sold by Sears, from clothing to appliances and toys, and served as a bridge between the company's walk-in department stored and direct marketing mail order business. Initially featured unbranded products before adopting a number of Sears' house brands and eventually featuring nationally branded products. Acquired as part of the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History.
University of Texas at Austin - Center for American History
Scope and Contents Early Texas and Old West Photographs, 1868-1930, is composed of 239 photographs arranged in five albums, documenting frontier forts in Texas and other western states, Judge Roy Bean, Texas Rangers, Bandera and surrounding Texas counties, famous outlaws and lawmen, and notable western characters. A majority of the photographs in the collection are photographic copyprints by photographer N. H. Rose.
Sheet music, notebooks, poetry, photographs, correspondence, flyers, advertisements, and personal papers of Shawn Daniel Foreman, 1966-1985. The collection documents Foreman's work with Tommy Powers Presents (erotic photograph mail order), Now Tapes (erotic video mail order), Now Talk (erotic phone service), and TI-OHM Music; his music career; and his personal life. The collection includes the poetry and personal papers of Joseph Michael Reed, 1949-1984.
Scope and Contents Materials in the Richard Alf Papers document Alf's various entreprenuerial businesses, including his comic book mail order business and store, as well as his involvment with San Diego Comic-Con, the largest comic and pop culture convention in the world. The collection includes correspondence, original artwork, publications, business files, and San Diego Comic-Con materials. The collection is divided into four series: Personal Files, Professional Files, Convention Files, and Audiovisual Recordings. The Personal Files date from 1965-2011, and include two subseries: Correspondence and Subject Files. The Correspondence includes personal correspondence with family and friends, holiday cards, invitations, notices, and solicitations. The Subject Files include: notes; original art; photographs; Vietnam draft materials, magazines, marijuana materials, and items relating to Shel Dorf, comic artist and co-founder of San Diego Comic-Con. Also included are drafts and final ... Read More
Hagley Museum and Library - Manuscripts and Archives Department
Avon Products, Inc., manufactures and sells beauty, household and personal care products. In 1989, ground was broken on a new distribution center and warehouse in Suwanee, Georgia. The construction of the site was completed in May 1991 and officially opened in February, 1992. This is a small collection of photographic color prints that document the construction of the Suwanee distribution and warehouse site
Cornell University - Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Records of Eve's Garden, including mission statement, catalogs and letters sent out to customers, articles about the business, and flyers for sexuality workshops held at Eve's Garden and elsewhere; material from a speaker's bureau Williams organized called New Feminist Talent; and articles and writing on sexuality that Williams collected, including a first edition of Betty Dodson's 1972 "Liberating Masturbation." Also, some of Williams' personal papers, including a 1974 appointment book.