Trade catalogs and pamphlets

About this collection

This digital collection contains a selection from Hagley Library's collection of trade catalogs and pamphlets. The materials date from 1783 to 1988 and vary in size. The trade catalogs contain lists, often illustrated, of items sold by an assortment of manufacturers, mostly American. The pamphlets largely consist of promotional materials, although other subjects are included. A comprehensive view of Hagley's trade catalogs and pamphlets can be found by searching our online catalog.

    Image: Cover of 1977 catalog for Dinky Die Cast Toys. Click to view.

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Typewriter ribbons and carbon paper : a description of the materials and methods of manufacture, together with notes and comments which will be of value to the selling force
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Pam 95.328, Published Collections Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
All that a salesman can know about Remtico supplies is not too much to know
Sample of Paragon ribbon fabric in pocket at end., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Pam 95.330, Published Collections Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Amerductor : high strength conductors for rural lines : engineering manual
Collection of loose-leaf bound pamphlets. Each pamphlet has own subtitle., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, f TK3301 .A5 1947, Published Collections Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Atlas bench lathe : operating instructions and list of attachments
"Universally used in the...home workshop, electric and radio shop, automobile repair shop, manual training school, manufacturing plant, model shop.", [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Pam 2007.203, Published Collections Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Approved Methods For Home Laundering
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Gerald A. and Arlene L. Fingerman Fabric Care Memorabilia Collection (Call number: Pam 2010.358), Published Collections, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Carol Lane's Vacation Dress-O-Graph : How to Plan Your Travel Wardrobe
The women's travel director of Shell Oil presents 'a practical guide for a packable, versatile two-week wardrobe.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Call number: Pam 2010.030, Published Collections, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Handbook for the Woman Driver: A Must for the Woman at the Wheel
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Call number: TL152 .M57 1955, Published Collections, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Building Maintenance Aids For Ford, Mercury, and Lincoln Dealers
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Call number: Pam 2000.241, Published Collections, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Planning Automobile Dealer Properties
Item only partially digitized (24 of ~150 pages: i-iii, ix, 2-18, 78-81)., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Call number: f NA6370.A86 P52 1948, Published Collections, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Motor Courts and Drive-Ins: Construction and Operation
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Call number: Pam 2008.345, Published Collections, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Buildings That Serve: A Guide To Service Station Construction
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Call number: TL153 .B85, Published Collections, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Instruction Book For Ford Model T Cars
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Published Collections, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Your Success: A Handbook of 'Helps' For Sunoco Dealers and Their Employees
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Call number: PAM 95.473, Published Collections, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Manual for Saleswomen
Manual intended for new saleswomen employed by the W.T. Grant Company., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Call number: Pam 2001.022, Published Collections, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Instructions for Using Singer Sewing Machine, No. 81-4
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Published Collections, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807