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American Shoe Machinery Corporation Records

American Shoe Machinery Corporation Records

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AMERICAN SHOE MACHINERY CORPORATION RECORDS, 1920-1941

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Processing of this collection was funded by a grant from the NHPRC (National Historical Publications and Records Commission).





Collection Summary

Repository:The Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum 161 Essex Street Salem, MA 01970 Phone: 978-745-9500 Fax: 978-531-1516
Creator:American Shoe Machinery Corporation
Title:American Shoe Machinery Corporation Records
Dates:1920/1941
Quantity:.75 linear feet (2 boxes)
Abstract:This collection consists of accounts, stockholders' records, and patent information for the American Shoe Machinery Corporation. Correspondence and reports elucidate the eventual failure of the business.
Identification:MSS 352

Series List

SERIES I. Organizational Records
SERIES II. Financial Records

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of accounts, stockholders' records, and patent information for the American Shoe Machinery Corporation. Correspondence and reports elucidate the eventual failure of the business. Series I. Organizational Records contains correspondence, by-laws, minutes of meetings, and information on patents. Series II. Financial Records contains ledgers, tax records, and stock certificates, and more.


Historical Sketch

The American Shoe Machinery Corporation, located in Boston, Massachusetts, was founded in 1933 as Shoe Service, Inc. for the purpose of leasing machines, which tempered and flexed sole leather in shoe and boot manufacturing. They also experimented with chemical processes for the shoe industry. In 1934 the name was changed to the American Shoe Machinery Corporation.


Index Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in Philcat. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.

Hodder, James R.
Mahoney, Margaret F.
Phinney, William E.
Wright, Wallace C.
American Shoe Machinery Corporation (Boston, Mass.)
Shoe Service, Inc. (Boston, Mass.)
Patents
Shoe industry
Boston (Mass.)
Letters

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research use.


Administrative Information

Copyright

Request for permission to publish material from the collection must be submitted in writing to the Manuscript Librarian in the Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum

Preferred Citation

American Shoe Machinery Corporation Records, MSS 352, Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Mass.

Provenance

This material was donated by R. P. Zollo in February, 1980.

Processing Information

Collection processed and cataloged by Tamara Gaydos, November 2011.


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