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MS 020 - Winchester Repeating Arms Company Archives Collection

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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


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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],
[All]

Series 10: Various Winchester Historical Material, 1907 - 1956Add to your cart.
The Winchester Repeating Arms Company records, categorized by historical topic, date from 1907 to 1956.  Included are correspondence, personal letters, and error books relating to the history of WRA Co.
Box MS20.23Add to your cart.
Folder MS20.23.01: Personal Letter with Pictures re: Recent Wild Game Hunt in Central AfricaAdd to your cart.
Folder MS20.23.02: Miscellaneous Winchester ItemsAdd to your cart.
Folder MS20.23.03: Contracts and CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
Folder MS20.23.04: Model 21 Office CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
Folder MS20.23.05: Photographs of Theodore Roosevelt, His Guns, and LettersAdd to your cart.
Folder MS20.23.06: Roosevelt, Theodore - African Hunt and Correspondence with WinchesterAdd to your cart.
Folder MS20.23.07: Winchester Personal and Manufacturing CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
Includes some materials on G19P (G 19) - Colt Auto. Pistol
Folder MS20.23.08: Roosevelt Letters, Photographs, and CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
Folder MS20.23.09: Roller Skates ReceivedAdd to your cart.
Folder MS20.23.10: Spencer - WRAC Agreements, etc.Add to your cart.
Folder MS20.23.11: Photographs of Rifles and Gun Auctions; Correspondence with NRA; Booklet "Administering Historical Photograph Collections"Add to your cart.
Folder MS20.23.12: WRA Telescopic Sights - Miscellaneous Data, 1907 - 1915Add to your cart.
Folder MS20.23.13: Correspondence Concerning Public Relations, Advertising, and Film MakingAdd to your cart.
Folder MS20.23.14: WRAC Sales to Australia, 1908Add to your cart.
Folder MS20.23.15: Special Bbl. Orders, 1960 - 1961Add to your cart.
Folder MS20.23.16: Proof MarkingsAdd to your cart.
Folder MS20.23.17: Miscellaneous Sheets on Bbls, 1955Add to your cart.
Folder MS20.23.18: Status of Special Bbl Orders, 1959 - 1961Add to your cart.
Folder MS20.23.19: Winchester Assembly Warning SignAdd to your cart.
Folder MS20.23.20: Building Key List, 1917 - 1919Add to your cart.
Folder MS20.23.21: Correspondence Concerning Single Shot RifleAdd to your cart.
Folder MS20.23.22: John M. Browning CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
Includes 'Sour Grapes' Letter dated August 21, 1903.
Folder MS20.23.23: Error Book Including Serial Numbers (Various Models), 1949 - 1950Add to your cart.
Folder MS20.23.24: Error Book Including Serial Numbers (Various Models), 1949 - 1951Add to your cart.
Folder MS20.23.25: Error Book Including Serial Numbers (Various Models), 1949 - 1952Add to your cart.
Folder MS20.23.26: Error Book Including Serial Numbers (Various Models), 1953Add to your cart.
Folder MS20.23.27: Error Book Including Serial Numbers (Models 12 & 94), 1953Add to your cart.
Folder MS20.23.28: Error Book Including Serial Numbers (Models 12, 37, 43, 69), 1953Add to your cart.
Folder MS20.23.29: Error Book Including Serial Numbers (Model 94), 1953Add to your cart.
Folder MS20.23.30: Error Book Including Serial Numbers (Various Models), 1954 - 1955Add to your cart.
Folder MS20.23.31: Error Book Including Serial Numbers (Models 12, 94, 50, 77), 1954 - 1955Add to your cart.
Folder MS20.23.32: Error Book Including Serial Numbers, 1953 - 1956Add to your cart.
Folder MS20.23.33: William Jennings Bryan CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
Folder MS20.23.34: U.S. Musket Contracts - Purveyor's Office, 1808Add to your cart.
Folder MS20.23.35: Boyscouts of America - Guns Proposed Canadian - Sales Scheme (Private Arms Trade), 1949Add to your cart.

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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