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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A visit to the Bethlehem Plant of Bethlehem Steel Company
"Union Station Plaza opening ceremony held this morning" (1 newspaper clipping : ports.) in pocket at end., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Pam 95.207, Published Collections Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Saturday night on the South Side
Includes bibliographical references (p. [15])., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Pam 2003.634, Published Collections Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
John Adams' Bethlehem, "a curious and remarkable town"
Includes bibliographical references (p. [25])., "Seventy-five copies of this keepsake have been printed ... for the friends of Oaks Printing Company.", [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Pam 2008.241, Published Collections Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807