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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8 New Ones from Chrysler Corporation for 1961 : Serving America's New Quest for Quality
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Robert K. Austin picture file on the history the automobile in America (Accession 1979.262.2664), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Do You Have What It Takes To Drive Like A Pro?
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Robert K. Austin picture file on the history the automobile in America (Accession 1979.262), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Budd Company Wheel and Brake Division Clinton Plant
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Budd Company photographs (Accession 1999.228), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Budd Company Detroit Plant Visit
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Budd Company photographs (Accession 1999.228), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Ford Motor Cars
Trade catalog of Ford Motor cars, including specifications, which were available for purchase in 1910., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Z. Taylor Vinson collection of transportation ephemera (Accession 20100108.ZTV), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
REO Motor Trucks : As Reliable as a Chronometer
Trade catalog featuring the REO two-ton, Model J. Includes black and white images of different models and includes specifications., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Z. Taylor Vinson collection of transportation ephemera (Accession 20100108.ZTV), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Beautiful Chrysler New Yorker
Trade catalog of the Chrysler New Yorker, including specifications., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Z. Taylor Vinson collection of transportation ephemera (Accession 20100108.ZTV), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
MG Midget : The Great British Sports Car
Trade catalog for the MG Midget sports car, including specifications and detailed photographs of interior. Publication No. 2864/C, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Z. Taylor Vinson collection of transportation ephemera (Accession 20100108.ZTV), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
John B. Stetson Company personnel practices
The typescript describes personnel policies of the company, including the apprentice program, bonuses, and use of the Stetson auditorium., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, John B. Stetson Company photographs (Accession 2001.214), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807