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MS 020 - Winchester Repeating Arms Company Archives Collection

Overview

Abstract

Administrative Information

Detailed Description

World War I

World War II

Tom Hall Winchester Files

Winchester Subject Files

Miscellaneous Correspondence

Winchester History, Advertisements, Press Releases, and Books

Domestic Catalogs

Foreign Catalogs

Polishing Shop Record Books - Serial Number Application Ledgers

Various Winchester Historical Material

P-14 Enfield

Patents

Winchester Litigation Records

Manufacturing Techniques

Winchester Gun Museum Records

Bound Volumes

Photographs

Addition

Addition 2015

Oversize Materials

Inspection Sheets

Production Serial Number Ledgers



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MS 020 - Winchester Repeating Arms Company Archives Collection, 1857-1980 | McCracken Research Library

By Nathan Bender, Jacob Smith, Joshua Brown, Andrew Searle, Samantha L. Harper

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Collection Overview

Title: MS 020 - Winchester Repeating Arms Company Archives Collection, 1857-1980Add to your cart.

Primary Creator: Winchester Repeating Arms Company

Extent: 100.0 Boxes

Date Acquired: 01/01/1976

Abstract

The archives of the Winchester Repeating Arms Co. contain the original sales ledgers for firearms models (1866 – 1907), photographs of all Winchester firearms models, correspondence documenting the company's role in both World Wars, a large collection of domestic and foreign firearms catalogs, and several thousand engineering drawings. A portion of the collection contains the original patents for firearm technology purchased by Winchester.

Administrative Information

Repository: McCracken Research Library

Access Restrictions: McCracken Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials. Restrictions may exist on reproduction, quotation or publication. Contact McCracken Research Library for more information.

Acquisition Source: Olin Corporation

Acquisition Method: Gift

Related Materials: Digitized Collection of Winchester Repeating Arms Company - MS 020 in Buffalo Bill Center of the West's Digital Collections For more information please see http://library.centerofthewest.org/cdm/search/collection/p17097coll30/order/identi/ad/asc

Related Publications:

Rare Books - "Winchester Goes to War!"

"Hunting for Profits" by Paul M. Doane, a Winchester-Western Press sales/marketing publication, HD9744 F552 D63 1967

Preferred Citation: Winchester Repeating Arms Company Archives Collection, MS 20, McCracken Research Library, Buffalo Bill Center of the West


Box and Folder Listing


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[Series 1: World War I, 1914 - 1923],
[Series 2: World War II, 1932 - 1954],
[Series 3: Tom Hall Winchester Files, 1970-1979],
[Series 4: Winchester Subject Files, 1900 - 1980],
[Series 5: Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1876 - 1958],
[Series 6: Winchester History, Advertisements, Press Releases, and Books],
[Series 7: Domestic Catalogs, 1884 - 1999],
[Series 8: Foreign Catalogs, 1898 - 1959],
[Series 9: Polishing Shop Record Books - Serial Number Application Ledgers, 1877 - 1953, 1980],
[Series 10: Various Winchester Historical Material, 1907 - 1956],
[Series 11: P-14 Enfield, 1914 - 1918],
[Series 12: Patents, 1872 - 1949],
[Series 13: Winchester Litigation Records, 1871 - 1951],
[Series 14: Manufacturing Techniques],
[Series 15: Winchester Gun Museum Records],
[Series 16: Bound Volumes, 1919 - 1958],
[Series 17: Photographs],
[Series 18: Addition],
[Series 20: Addition 2015, 1950-2001, 2015],
[Series 21: Oversize Materials],
[Series 22: Inspection Sheets],
[Series 23: Production Serial Number Ledgers],
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Series 2: World War II, 1932 - 1954Add to your cart.
The Winchester Repeating Arms Company records relating to World War II date from 1932 until 1954.  Included are correspondence, memoranda, letters, and other materials.  The correspondence and memos include letters to and from the U.S. Government and interdepartmental communication.  There also are press clippings, assembly reports, schedules, contracts and other material relating to the Company's participation in World War II.
Box MS20.06Add to your cart.
Folder MS20.06.16: Officers of Winchester Repeating Arms Company Subsidiaries, 1933Add to your cart.
Folder MS20.06.17: Olin Industries - History of Companies after merger with Western Cartridge Company, 1933Add to your cart.
Folder MS20.06.18: Report on Winchester Products - W.F. Siegmund (Western Cartridge Co.), 1932Add to your cart.
Folder MS20.06.19: Peabody Trust Co. of Boston - Indenture of Trust, 1929Add to your cart.
Folder MS20.06.20: Winchester Repeating Arms Co. - Notice of Plan of Reorganization & Sale, 1931Add to your cart.
Folder MS20.06.21: Winchester Co. Deposit Agreement, 1928Add to your cart.
Folder MS20.06.22: Mechanics & Metals - National Bank of New York - 1st Mortgage, 1921Add to your cart.
Folder MS20.06.23: Winchester Council Minutes, 1933 - 1937Add to your cart.
Folder MS20.06.24: Seasonal Activity Charts, 1938Add to your cart.
Folder MS20.06.25: Sales Manual Manuscript (supplied by Townsend Whelen), 1939Add to your cart.
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Folder MS20.06.26: Sales Incentive Plans, 1931 - 1940Add to your cart.
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Box MS20.07Add to your cart.
Folder MS20.07.01: Winchester Employee's Association - Entertainment & Dance, 1940sAdd to your cart.
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Folder MS20.07.02: Analysis of Proposal for "The Olin Beam", 1948Add to your cart.
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Folder MS20.07.03: Arms Sales, 1904 - 1944Add to your cart.
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Folder MS20.07.04: Winchester Corporations - Corporate Machinery Purchases, 1942Add to your cart.
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Folder MS20.07.05: Krupp Bomb and Associated Apparatus, 1942Add to your cart.

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For observing time behavior in explosions

Folder MS20.07.06: Unit Cost, 1944Add to your cart.
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Folder MS20.07.07: Winchester Corporations - Western Cartridge Co. - Announcements and NoticesAdd to your cart.
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Folder MS20.07.08: Winchester Shooting Glossary, June 1944Add to your cart.
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Folder MS20.07.09: Government Rules & Regulations for Contractors, 1944 - 1945Add to your cart.
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Folder MS20.07.10: Corporate Data Books, 1945 - 1946Add to your cart.
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Folder MS20.07.11: E.A. Wall - Correspondence, 1945 - 1948Add to your cart.
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Folder MS20.07.12: F.W. Olin - Correspondence, 1944 - 1948Add to your cart.
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Folder MS20.07.13: Olin Industries Inc. - Budgets, 1948Add to your cart.
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Folder MS20.07.14: W.T. Birney's Testimonial Dinner, 1946Add to your cart.
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Folder MS20.07.15: W.T. Birney's Testimonial Dinner, 1946Add to your cart.
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Folder MS20.07.16: Index to Government SpecificationsAdd to your cart.
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Folder MS20.07.17: Index of Quotations Submitted & Orders Received, 1942Add to your cart.
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Folder MS20.07.18: Index of Quotations Submitted & Orders Received, 1943Add to your cart.
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Folder MS29.07.19: Index of Quotations Submitted & Orders Received, 1944Add to your cart.
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Folder MS20.07.20: Index of Quotations Submitted & Orders Received, 1945Add to your cart.
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Folder MS20.07.21: Folder transferred to Series 1, WWI, Box 1, Folder 25, 1914Add to your cart.

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Information incorrectly identified as WWII 1944 instead of WWI 1914 - Transfered to Series 1, Box 1, Folder 25

Samantha L. Harper, 2018-04-05

Folder MS20.07.22: Government Contract - W478-ord-4151, 1943-1944Add to your cart.
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Folder MS20.07.23: Government Contract - W478-ord-4151Add to your cart.
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Folder MS20.07.24: Index to Government DrawingsAdd to your cart.
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Folder MS20.07.25: Index Key - U.S. Government Specifications and DrawingsAdd to your cart.
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Folder MS20.07.26: U.S. Contracts, 1939 - 1945Add to your cart.
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Folder MS20.07.27: Recommendations for Post-war Arms Line, January 15, 1943Add to your cart.
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Folder MS20.07.28: Primers, 1933 - 1941Add to your cart.
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Folder MS20.07.29: WWII Contracts - Correspondence, 1943 - 1946Add to your cart.
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Folder MS20.07.30: Chronological Digest of Correspondence re: M-1 Carbine, December 30, 1940 - December 31, 1944Add to your cart.
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Folder MS20.07.31: U.S. Contract - W478-ord-1410Add to your cart.

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350,000 M-1 Carbines.

Box MS20.08Add to your cart.
Folder MS20.08.01: Garand Rifle - Correspondence, 1939Add to your cart.
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Folder MS20.08.02: Clippings, 1924Add to your cart.
Folder MS20.08.03: Clippings, 1932 - 1939Add to your cart.
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Folder MS20.08.04: Clippings, 1940Add to your cart.
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Folder MS20.08.05: Clippings, 1941Add to your cart.
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Folder MS20.08.06: Clippings, 1942Add to your cart.
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Folder MS20.08.07: Clippings, 1943Add to your cart.
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Folder MS20.08.08: Clippings, 1944Add to your cart.
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Folder MS20.08.09: Clippings, 1945Add to your cart.
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Folder MS20.08.10: Clippings, 1951Add to your cart.
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Folder MS20.08.11: Clippings, 1952Add to your cart.
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Folder MS20.08.12: Clippings, 1954Add to your cart.
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Browse by Series:

[Series 1: World War I, 1914 - 1923],
[Series 2: World War II, 1932 - 1954],
[Series 3: Tom Hall Winchester Files, 1970-1979],
[Series 4: Winchester Subject Files, 1900 - 1980],
[Series 5: Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1876 - 1958],
[Series 6: Winchester History, Advertisements, Press Releases, and Books],
[Series 7: Domestic Catalogs, 1884 - 1999],
[Series 8: Foreign Catalogs, 1898 - 1959],
[Series 9: Polishing Shop Record Books - Serial Number Application Ledgers, 1877 - 1953, 1980],
[Series 10: Various Winchester Historical Material, 1907 - 1956],
[Series 11: P-14 Enfield, 1914 - 1918],
[Series 12: Patents, 1872 - 1949],
[Series 13: Winchester Litigation Records, 1871 - 1951],
[Series 14: Manufacturing Techniques],
[Series 15: Winchester Gun Museum Records],
[Series 16: Bound Volumes, 1919 - 1958],
[Series 17: Photographs],
[Series 18: Addition],
[Series 20: Addition 2015, 1950-2001, 2015],
[Series 21: Oversize Materials],
[Series 22: Inspection Sheets],
[Series 23: Production Serial Number Ledgers],
[All]


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