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MS 060 - Victor Alexander Collection



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Commercial saddle and leather related catalogs and advertisements


Manuscripts, Photographs and Books

Oversize Boxes

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Title: MS 060 - Victor Alexander CollectionAdd to your cart.

Primary Creator: Alexander, Victor

Extent: 9.0 Boxes


Victor Alexander (1906-1973) was a master 20th century saddle-maker who worked for the Visalia Stock Saddle Co. of San Francisco, California early in his career, then formed his own Victor Alexander Co. in the 1940s, then joined with the Bona Allen, Inc. of Buford, Georgia as saddle designer and production manager. These papers from his files document the products of numerous American saddle and leather/horse tack related companies.   Commercial catalogs and related materials form the first series, from c. 1912 to c. 1984, with many catalogs undated.   The second series is comprised of horse, western or craft related periodicals from c. 1937 to c. 1967.  The final set of materials includes manuscripts, photographs and occasional books, c. 1909 to c. 1971.  Three oversize boxes hold items from each of the series.  Victor Alexander, Jr. donated these papers in 1993.  See also MS 133 Victor Alexander Oral History Collection.

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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.

Preferred Citation: Victor Alexander Collection, MS 60, McCracken Research Library, Buffalo Bill Center of the West

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[Series 1: Commercial saddle and leather related catalogs and advertisements],
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[Series 3: Manuscripts, Photographs and Books],
[Series 4: Oversize Boxes],

Series 4: Oversize BoxesAdd to your cart.
Box MS60.7Add to your cart.
Folder MS60.7.1: Bona Allen, Inc., Harness Catalog No. 60 (Oversize)Add to your cart.
Folder MS60.7.2: Joseph Dixon Tool Co., Ltd, Broadside (Oversize), 1952-01-01Add to your cart.
Folder MS60.7.3: Pencil Drawing-Dog (Oversize)Add to your cart.
Folder MS60.7.4: Misc. Pencil Drawings, (Oversize), Misc. paper patternsAdd to your cart.
Box MS60.8Add to your cart.
Folder MS60.8.1: McClellan Saddles, Various Blueprints for saddles, harness hardware, War Department schedule of production for Oct. 1938, for officers belts, nurses shoes, pennier pack, cantle bag, saddlebags, Cavalry bridles, rifle scabbard M-1918, (Oversize) dated, 1930-04-24Add to your cart.
Folder MS60.8.2: Mosemans' Illustrated Guide for the purchasers of Horse Furnishing Goods (Oversize catalog hard cover) Fifth EditionAdd to your cart.
Box MS60.9Add to your cart.
Folder MS60.9.1: Account Book, Bona Allen Co., Buford, GA (Oversize)Add to your cart.
Folder MS60.9.2: Notebook of Victor Alexander, Visalia Stock Saddle Co., San Francisco, CA (Oversize)Add to your cart.
Folder MS60.9.3: The Story of Leather, Leather covered book by Stanley G. Shuttleworth, chief chemist at Bona Allen, Inc., with photos in book and one in factory (Oversize)Add to your cart.
Folder MS60.9.4: Framed photo of saddle (Oversize)Add to your cart.

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