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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


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]

Series 6: Winchester History, Advertisements, Press Releases, and BooksAdd to your cart.
The Winchester Repeating Arms Company records relating to advertisements, press releases and books date throughout the history of Winchester.  Included are various Winchester press releases used in flyers, magazines and other advertising resources.  Subjects include: Winchester history, ammunition, sporting arms and hunting.
Box MS20.13Add to your cart.
Folder MS20.13.20: Advertising - Junior Rifle CorpsAdd to your cart.
Folder MS20.13.21: Inquiries Regarding Publication, Thesis, Etc., 1923 - 1945Add to your cart.
Folder MS20.13.22: History - Proposed Books, 1942 - 1943Add to your cart.
Folder MS20.13.23: History - Proposed Books, 1944 - 1945Add to your cart.
Folder MS20.13.24: History - Proposed Books, 1946Add to your cart.
Folder MS20.13.25: History - Proposed Books, July - December 1947Add to your cart.
Folder MS20.13.26: History - Proposed Books, 1947Add to your cart.
Folder MS20.13.27: Williamson's History - Correspondence, 1949Add to your cart.
Folder MS20.13.28: History - Correspondence on Winchester Book, 1949Add to your cart.
Folder MS20.13.29: History - Williamson's Winchester Book, 1953Add to your cart.
Folder MS20.13.30: History - Williamson's Winchester Book - Volume 1, Part A, 1949Add to your cart.
Typed draft, and associated correspondence.
Box MS20.14Add to your cart.
Folder MS20.14.01: History - Winchester Book by Williamson, 1950 - 1951Add to your cart.
Photo of William F. Cody with his Winchester
Folder MS20.14.02: History - WRA Co., 1866 - 1949Add to your cart.
Folder MS20.14.03: Olin, F.W. - History ofAdd to your cart.
Folder MS20.14.04: History - Radiator Division of WRA Co.Add to your cart.
Folder MS20.14.05: Syllabus for "History of Western Cartridge Co.", 1946Add to your cart.
Folder MS20.14.06: Winchester Super Match AdvertisementAdd to your cart.
Folder MS20.14.07: Various Winchester Color AdvertisementsAdd to your cart.
Folder MS20.14.08: "Shoot Winchester Ranger at America's #1 Game" AdvertisementAdd to your cart.
Folder MS20.14.09: "Sight in with Silvertip" AdvertisementAdd to your cart.
Folder MS20.14.10: "Stop 'em right in their tracks..." AdvertisementAdd to your cart.
Folder MS20.14.11: "Super X Marks the Spot" AdvertisementAdd to your cart.
Folder MS20.14.12: "Talk it Over with Dad" AdvertisementAdd to your cart.
Folder MS20.14.13: "Tests that Never Stop" AdvertisementAdd to your cart.
Folder MS20.14.14: "The National High Power Rifle Match" AdvertisementAdd to your cart.
Folder MS20.14.15: "This is the Way You'll Feel If You Get A Winchester For Christmas" AdvertisementAdd to your cart.
Folder MS20.14.16: "To the "Grand" Shooters" AdvertisementAdd to your cart.
Folder MS20.14.17: "To The "National" Shooters" AdvertisementAdd to your cart.
Folder MS20.14.18: "The World's First & Only Lever Action Hunting Rifle" AdvertisementAdd to your cart.
Folder MS20.14.19: "Watch Your Average Go Up With X-Pert" AdvertisementAdd to your cart.
Folder MS20.14.20: Arms & Ammunition Competitive AdvertisementsAdd to your cart.
Folder MS20.14.21: "All Trophies Are Fair..." AdvertisementAdd to your cart.
Folder MS20.14.22: "The First Time Payment Plan" Press ReleaseAdd to your cart.
Folder MS20.14.23: "For Long Range, Use Super X" AdvertisementAdd to your cart.
Folder MS20.14.24: "The Choice of Sportsmen for 43 Years..." AdvertisementAdd to your cart.
Folder MS20.14.25: "Get Behind the World's Easiest Pointing Shotguns" AdvertisementAdd to your cart.
Folder MS20.14.26: "One Man Skeet Orientation At The Touch Of A Button" AdvertisementAdd to your cart.
Folder MS20.14.27: "Get The Feel Of A Winchester Big Game Rifle"Add to your cart.
Folder MS20.14.28: "Greatest New Development In Lever Action Since 1866" AdvertisementAdd to your cart.
Folder MS20.14.29: "Have More Fun...Get Target Accurary With A Winchester .22" AdvertisementAdd to your cart.
Folder MS20.14.30: "High Speed Photos Prove...You Get Faster With A Winchester" AdvertisementAdd to your cart.
Folder MS20.14.31: "Leadership & Exciting News From Western & Winchester" AdvertisementAdd to your cart.
Folder MS20.14.32: "Loads Of Confidence" AdvertisementAdd to your cart.
Folder MS20.14.33: "Loads Of Power" AdvertisementAdd to your cart.
Folder MS20.14.34: "Load Up For Fun With Super X" AdvertisementAdd to your cart.
Folder MS20.14.35: "Maximum Stopping Power At Any Hunting Range" AdvertisementAdd to your cart.
Folder MS20.14.36: Model 50 Introductory AdvertisementAdd to your cart.
Folder MS20.14.37: "Tumble Those Tall Ones...With Super X" AdvertisementAdd to your cart.
Folder MS20.14.38: "Use The Winchester Time Payment Plan..." AdvertisementAdd to your cart.
Folder MS20.14.39: "Watch Your Average Go Up With X-Pert"Add to your cart.
Folder MS20.14.40: "Why You Should Add Riflery To Camp Activity" AdvertisementAdd to your cart.
Folder MS20.14.41: "Western & Winchester Give You Perfect Patterns" AdvertisementAdd to your cart.
Folder MS20.14.42: "Nail 'Em With Super Speed .22s" AdvertisementAdd to your cart.
Folder MS20.14.43: "New Western Winchester Shot Shells Make Every Modern Shotgun A Magnum" AdvertisementAdd to your cart.
Folder MS20.14.44: Corporate Folder, 1955Add to your cart.
Folder MS20.14.45: "New X Ring Accuracy With Super Match Mark III" AdvertisementAdd to your cart.
Folder MS20.14.46: "When Men Speak Of Shotguns" AdvertisementAdd to your cart.
Folder MS20.14.47: "Winchester Brings You The World's First And Only Lever Action Hunting Rifle" AdvertisementAdd to your cart.
Folder MS20.14.48: Winchester Presents: "World's First And Only Automatic Shotgun With A Non-Recoiling Barrel" AdvertisementAdd to your cart.
Folder MS20.14.49: Winchester Proudly Announces: "World's First & Only Automatic Shot Gun" AdvertisementAdd to your cart.
Folder MS20.14.50: "Nothing Shoots Like A Winchester"Add to your cart.
Folder MS20.14.51: "Now You Can Afford To Own The World's Finest Winchester Model 21" AdvertisementAdd to your cart.
Folder MS20.14.52: "Plenty of Practice Pays Off" AdvertisementAdd to your cart.
Folder MS20.14.53: "Put 'em Right Where You Want 'em With Western" AdvertisementAdd to your cart.
Folder MS20.14.54: "Quality Has Power" AdvertisementAdd to your cart.
Folder MS20.14.55: "See For Yourself" AdvertisementAdd to your cart.
Folder MS20.14.56: "Sell Easier - Sell Faster - Sell More" AdvertisementAdd to your cart.
Folder MS20.14.57: "Shooting Puts Pep In Your Program" AdvertisementAdd to your cart.
Folder MS20.14.58: "Shooters...Don't Take Less.  Now You Can Own A Genuine Winchester" AdvertisementAdd to your cart.
Folder MS20.14.59: "Announcing The Model 77 New Automatic .22" AdvertisementAdd to your cart.
Folder MS20.14.60: "Announcing The Model 77 New Automatic .22" AdvertisementAdd to your cart.
Folder MS20.14.61: "A Star Attraction On Any Christmas Tree" AdvertisementAdd to your cart.
Folder MS20.14.62: "Billy And Wes Make The Life Scout Grade" AdvertisementAdd to your cart.
Folder MS20.14.63: "Billy And Wes Take The Lead" AdvertisementAdd to your cart.
Folder MS20.14.64: "Billy and Wes Talk It Over With Dad" AdvertisementAdd to your cart.
Folder MS20.14.65: "Billy and Wes Tangle With A Hawk" AdvertisementAdd to your cart.
Folder MS20.14.66: Canadian ShootersAdd to your cart.
Folder MS20.14.67: "Cash In On This Great 'Pre-Sold' Western-Winchester Market" AdvertisementAdd to your cart.
Folder MS20.14.68: "Display This Sign: The Patriot Plan" AdvertisementAdd to your cart.
Folder MS20.14.69: "Drop Them A Hint.  Get That Winchester You've Wanted All Year" AdvertisementAdd to your cart.
Folder MS20.14.70: "Everybody Shoots Better With A Winchester" AdvertisementAdd to your cart.
Folder MS20.14.71: "Finest Barrels In the World Marked Winchester" AdvertisementAdd to your cart.
Folder MS20.14.72: "For That Big Hunt Or A Day's Fun Shoot" AdvertisementAdd to your cart.
Folder MS20.14.73: "For The Perfect Single and Double Targets" AdvertisementAdd to your cart.
Folder MS20.14.74: Miscellaneous News Releases (Public Relations), 1963 - 1969Add to your cart.
Folder MS20.14.75: Buffalo Bill Commemorative Rifle - Correspondence, News Releases, Etc., 1968Add to your cart.
Folder MS20.14.76: Winchester Gun Museum (Public Relations Release)Add to your cart.
Folder MS20.14.77: Winchester Gun Museum - PepsiAdd to your cart.
Folder MS20.14.78: Move of Winchester Museum to Cody WY - News Releases, Correspondence, and Guest ListsAdd to your cart.
Folder MS20.14.79: Winchester Press Release of the New Winchester Gun Collection in Cody WY, 1976Add to your cart.
Folder MS20.14.80: Cowboy Commemorative Rifle, 1970Add to your cart.
Folder MS20.14.81: Announcement for the John M. Olin Award, 1974Add to your cart.
Folder MS20.14.82: Nilo Farms Hunting Club, 1985Add to your cart.
Folder MS20.14.83: Winchester-Western Hunter's Pocket GuideAdd to your cart.
Folder MS20.14.84: Fall Hunting Display Book of Facts, 1920-11-01Add to your cart.
Folder MS20.14.85: Report - Assessment of Historic Resources Significance With Proposed Preservation Workplan for Potential Redevelopment Areas in the Former Winchester Repeating Arms Company Complex, New Haven, Connecticut, 1987-06Add to your cart.
June 1987

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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