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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Book of Happiness
Psychological aspects of color; color in interior decoration; from Cover: 'Predicated upon the scientific selection of colors for interior and exterior decoration by Professor A.J. Snow '
Thomas Newcomen, engineer : 1663-1729
"Written by the late Dr. H. W. Dickinson, 1929. Revised by Percy Russell, 1952."--p. 3.
The Radio Corporation of America : four historical views ... a collection of four articles about RCA
Contents: Pt. 1. The years to 1938 / J.C. Warner -- pt. 2. The years 1938-1958 / E.W. Engstrom -- pt. 3. The years 1958-1962 / E.W. Engstrom -- pt. 4. The years 1962-1966 / E.W. Engstrom.