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Agricultural equipment catalogs collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 495 large
Scope and Contents The Agricultural Equipment Catalogs collection consists of approximately 3,500 agricultural machinery sales catalogs, promotional brochures, price lists, owner’s manuals, and illustrated parts lists dating from the late 19th century through the 1940s. The major emphasis lies in tractors and threshers, but the entire range of farm equipment can be found in these catalogs, representing some 150 different manufacturers and suppliers—primarily Midwestern firms, with a limited representation of...
Dates: 1902-2014; Majority of material found within 1900 - 1950

H. Cecil Wolsey collection

 Collection
Identifier: 00111
Scope and Contents

Much of the collection consists of Wolsey's copies of booklets, brochures, catalogs, and manuals concerning combines, corn pickers, and other machinery and parts made by and for the Oliver Corporation. Additional items included in the collection are production charts (1960-1962), speed charts for various machines, correspondence regarding a damage suit against the company (1967), and books on machinery and engineering principles.

Dates: 1939 - 1967

Oliver Corporation collection

 Collection
Identifier: 00094
Scope and Contents The collection includes business records, newspaper clippings, catalogs, centennial articles, and historical data related to the Oliver Corporation and its owners. Also included in the collection are photographs from the Centennial of Oliver Corporation, ranging from the banquet that was held to the plant tours given by the executives. There are also photographs of Oliver Corporation train cars, board members, and a group photograph of the National Association of Thresher Manufacturers from...
Dates: 1870 - 1961