Archive Inventory: B



INVENTORY
 
Bald Collection 2003-2
 
Inclusive dates
 
c. 1925 - 1965
 
Scope Notes
 
Collection consists of magazines, catalogs, flyers and instruction and parts sheets related to the short wave radio equipment which are part of same donation.  Material was used by Frank Bald when he lived in Buffalo, Iowa.
 
Inventory
Books
2003.2.70           Popular Electronics, May 1964 "How to Rebuild Old Radio Receivers"
2003.2.71           The Radio Amateur's handbook: The standard manual of amateur radio communications, 1944 Edition, published by The American Radio Relay League, 1943.
Folder 1
2003.2.47           "B-T Counterphase six" price list, n.d.
2003.2.48           B.T. No. 2 with 2 stages of amplification, diagram and instruction sheet
2003.2.49           Same as previous
2003.2.50           Drilling Template for . . .Variable condenser
2003.2.51           Unidentified drilling template
2003.2.52           Instruction sheet for use of the "FADA" Vernier Attachment
2003.2.53           Flyer for S.O.S. Batteries manufactured by Victor Storage Battery Co., Rock Island, IL; stamp, sold by Ed. R. Harrison, Davenport
2003.2.54           Price sheet/brochure for "Radio Sets and Parts given with Purchased of Larkin Products"
2003.2.55           Price or cost sheet for various radio parts, typed
2003.2.56           Price or cost sheet for various radio parts, hand written
2003.2.57           Price or cost sheet for various radio parts, hand written
2003.2.58           Price list "Construct Your Own Radio Apparatus Using "FADA" Parts"
2003.2.59           Same as previous
2003.2.60           Order blank for Montgomery Wards
2003.2.61           Price list for Schnell's Tuner and other equipment
2003.2.62           Flyer for Bremer-Tully "Improved" Short Wave Outfit
2003.2.63           Flyer with prices for Jefferson Super-Sensitive Amplifying Transformers
2003.2.64           Flyer for Bremer-Tully Mfg. Co., Chicago, radio equipment
2003.2.65           Flyer with prices for FADA Radio Parts
2003.2.66           Flyer for Thorola Loud Speaker
2003.2.67           Instruction sheet for Thorola loud speaker
2003.2.68           Flyer for Handy Charge by Interstate Electric Co.
2003.2.69           Flyer for FADA Radio equipment "Home Entertainment Deluxe"
 
Subject Cross-reference
Business & Industry—Misc.
Communication—Misc.
Communication—Radio
Recreation—Misc.
 
 
INVENTORY
 
Black Hawk Hiking Club Collection 1998-95
 
Scope Notes: This collection, donated by Elma Boyer Horst, contains archival materials related to the Black Hawk Hiking Club, founded by John Hauberg in 1920.  The collection in comprised mainly a complete run of the club's annual bulletin, which lists hikes and other activities. An later donation of the annual bulletins is from Ruth Brink and are located in folders 4 and 5
 
Book 1 - Bound copies of Bulletins from 1920 - 1965
 
Book 2 - Bound copies of Bulletins from 1965 - 1982
 
Folder 1
BHHC programs
 
Folder 2
Bulletins 1982 - 1998
 
Folder 3
50th Anniversary Booklet
John Hauberg A Memorial booklet
2 Newspaper clippings
Big Hike Song
Poem by John Hauberg
 
Folder 4
Bulletins 1924-1970
 
Folder 5
Bulletins 1970-1999
50th Anniversary booklet
 
SUBJECT CROSS REFERENCE
 
ORGANIZATIONS & CLUBS--MISC.
RECREATION--CAMPING OR OUTINGS
PORTRAIT--HAUBERG, JOHN
 
 
INVENTORY
 
Bowlby Music Store Collection         2001-29
 
Inclusive dates c. 1918 - 1995
 
Scope Notes: The collection contains material related to the music performance and business activities of Gail Johnson, owner of Bowlby Music House, c. 1958-2000.. It includes sheet music (mostly 1950s and 1960s), business forms and correspondence, and music catalogs for instruments (1980s). It also contains 8 items - photographs and postcards - related to James A. Fuller's violin shop, c. 1918. The donation also includes a Paul Norton print Kahlke Quinlan, His Last Visit, a LP album, and Bowlby Music Store buttons, patches and pins. See accession file for more information.
 
See Music in the Quad Cities Oral history Collection for interview with Gail Johnson.
 
Folder 1
2001.29.10         Business card - Bowlby Music House/Gail Johnson
Sheet music unless otherwise noted:
2001.29.14         The Twist by Hank Ballard, Armo Music Corp and Jay & Cee Music Corp., NY, 1959
2001.29.15         The Wedding Samba by Abraham Ellstein, Allan Small and Joseph Liebowitz, Duchess Music Corp., NY, 1948
2001.29.16         Those Lazy Hazy Crazy Days of Summer by Charles Tobias and Hans Carste, Comet Music Corp, NY, 1963; sung by Nat King Cole (on cover)
2001.29.17         Music book The Palmer-Hughes Twist Book for Guitar, Alfred Music Co., Inc., NY, 1962, containing New Twist, Pony-Tail Twist, Turn-Around Twist, Screw-Driver Twist, The Bingo Twist, The Astronaut Twist, The Boogie-Woogie Twist
2001.29.18         Tammy by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans, Northern Music Corp., NY, 1957. From "Tammy and the Bachelor", sung by Debbie Reynolds (on cover)
2001.29.19         Sheet music hand written Henry the 8th, Vacation, Baby Elephant Walk and You Were Only Fooling, n.d.
2001.29.20         Love is a Many-Splendored Thing by Paul Francis Webster and Sammy Fain, Miller Music Corp., NY, 1955. From movie by same name.
2001.29.21         Return to Me by Carmen Lobardo and Danny Di Minno, Southern Music Publ. Co., 1957, recorded by Dean Martin (on cover)
2001.29.22         Do I Love You Because You're Beautiful by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein, Williamson Music, Inc., NY, 1957, from Cinderella
2001.29.23         Tina Marie by Bob Merrill, Roncom Music Co., NY, 1954, sung by Perry Como (on cover)
2001.29.24         Unchained Melody by Hy Zaret and Alex North, Frank Music Corp, NY, 1955. From movie "Unchained"
2001.29.25         Are You Sincere by Wayne Walker, Cedarwood Publ. Co., Inc., NY, 1957. Recorded by Andy Williams (on cover). Stan Stone Music House stamp on cover.
2001.29.26         No Arms Can Ever Hold You by Art Crafer & Jimmy Nebb, Gil Music Corp, NY, 1955. Recorded by Pat Boone (on cover).
2001.29.27         So Rare by Jack Sharpe & Jerry Herst, Robbins Music Corp, NY, 1937, Recorded by Jimmy Dorsey (on cover)
2001.29.28         Volare by Mitchell Parish & Domenico Modugno, Robbins Music Corp., NY, 1958. Recorded by Alan Dale (on cover)
2001.29.29         Handwritten sheet with Valare lyrics and performance notes
2001.29.30         Allegheny Moon by Al Hoffman & Dick Manning, Oxford Music Co., NY, 1956. Recorded by Patti Page (on cover). Cooks Music Shop stamp on cover.
2001.29.31         Music book 20 All-Time Hit Paraders No. 19 for Clarinet with piano accompaniment, c. 1956; contains Delilah Jones, Mr. Wonderful, Ivory Tower, I Want You to be My Girl, Chicago, (You've Got) The Magic Touch, Innamorata (Sweetheart), Goodbye (Benny Goodman's Theme Song), My Little Angel, Little Girl of Mine, Dardarella, Blue (and Broken Hearted), Saint's Rock & Roll, A Little Love Can Go a Long Way, Rock Island Line, Desire, Walk Hand in Hand, Graduation Day, Blue Porcelain, Hot Diggity
2001.29.32         Pretend by Lew Douglas, Cliff Parman and Frank Lavere, Brandon Music, Co., NY, 1952. Recorded by Nat King Cole (on cover)
2001.29.33         The Boys' Night Out by Sammy Cahn and James Van Heusen, Miller Music Corp., NY, 1962. From the movie by same title.
2001.29.34         The Hawaiian Wedding Song by Al Hoffman, Dick Manning and Charles E. King, Rickwick Music Corp., 1926. Recorded by Andy Williams (on cover)
2001.29.35         Shine on Harvest Moon by Nora Bayes and Jack Norworth, Remick Music Corp., NY, 1908 (printed 1951).
2001.29.36         My Foolish Heart by Victor Young and Ned Washington, Saintly-Joy, Inc., NY, 1949. From movie by same title.
2001.29.37         Smoke Gets in Your Eyes by Otto Harbach and Jerome Kern, T. B. Harms Co., NY, 1933. Recorded by The Platters ( on cover)
2001.29.38         Stardust by Mitchell and Hoagy Carmichael, Mills Music, Inc., NY, 1929
2001.29.39         No Beer in Heaven by Walter E Jagiello, Jay Jay Publ. Co., 1965. Stan Stone Music House stamp on cover.
 
Folder 2
Sheet music continued:
2001.29.40         Handwritten lyrics Always Hurt with performance notes
2001.29.41         Cotton Candy by Russ Damon, Al Gallico Music Corp., NY, 1964 for various instruments
2001.29.42         The Girl from Ipanema by Antonio Carlos Jobim, Norman Gimbel, Vinicius De Maraes, Duchess Music Corp., NY, 1958. Stan Stone Music House stamp on cover.
2001.29.43         Mills Showcase of Hits for alto sax with piano accompaniment, Mills Music, Inc., contains For Me and My Gal, I'm Gettin' Sentimental Over You, Caravan, Stars Fell on Alabama, That's My Desire, Who's Sorry Now, Girl of my Dreams, I Can't Give You Anything But Love, Bugle Call Rag, The Sheik of Araby, I Surrender Dear, Don't Worry 'Bout Me, Hands Across the Table, Ain't Misbehavin', Dinah, Dear Old Southland, Jealous, Margie, Solitude, Ma (He's Making Eyes at Me), Billy (I Always Dream of Bill), Does Your Heart Beat for Me?, I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart, I Can't Believe that You're In Love With Me. Most songs from 1920s and 1930s.
2001.29.44         Twist Combos No. 1, for E-flat instruments, 1962 contains: The Continental Twist, Doin' the Twist, Doodlin' Twist, French Twist, The Hucklebuck Twist, Mexican Twist, Mister Twister, Palladium Twist, Peppermint Twist, Rock-A-Bye Twist, Silhouette Music Corp., NY, 1956 (1959). Bowlby Music House sticker on cover.
2001.29.45         Sweet Eloise by Mack David and Russ Morgan, Shapiro, Bernstein & Co., Inc., NY, 1942
2001.29.46         20 All-Time Hit Paraders No. 50 for E-flat instruments, Music of Today, Inc., NY, c. 1962, contains: A Swingin' Safari, A Taste of Honey, Alley Cat, Autumn Leaves, Call Me Mr. In-Between, Countdown, Cruising Down the River, Devil Woman, I Left My Heart in San Francisco, I Love You the Way You Are, It Might as Well Rain Until September, Patches, Ramblin' Rose, Roses are Red, Ten Lonely Guys, Theme from "Route 66", Tom Dooley, What Kind of Love is This, You Belong to Me, Your Nose is Gonna Grow
2001.29.47         Raindrops Keep Fallin" on My Head by Hal David and Burt Bacharach, Blue Seas Music, Inc., 1969. From the movie "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid", movie stars on cover.
2001.29.48         Liechtensteiner Polka by Ed. Kotscher and R. Lindt, Burlington Music Corp., NY, 1957 in German. Recorded by Will Glahe (on cover)
2001.29.49         Home for the Holidays by Al Stillman and Robert Allen, Roncom Music Co., 1954. Recorded by Perry Como (on cover)
2001.29.50         All the Way by Sammy Cahn and James Van Heusen, Barton Music Corp., NY, 1957. From movie "The Joker is Wild", sung by Frank Sinatra (on cover)
2001.29.51         Everybody Loves Somebody by Irving Taylor and Ken Lane, Sand Music Corp., NY, 1958. Recorded by Dean Martin (on cover). Cook's Music Shop stamp on cover.
2001.29.52         Old Cape Cod by Claire Rothrock, Milt Yakus, and Allan Jeffrey, George Pincus & Sons Music Corp., NY, 1956. Recorded by Patti Page (on cover)
2001.29.53         Winchester Cathedral by Geoff Stephens, Southern Music Publ. Co., Inc., NY, 1966. Recorded by Geoff Stephen's New Vaudeville Band (on cover).
2001.29.54         Sincerely by Harvey Fuqua & Allen Freed, Regent Music Corp., NY, 1954. Recorded by the McGuire Sisters (on cover)
2001.29.55         Music book Time to Twist for E-flat instruments, 1962, contains: Peppermint Twist, Ballin' the Jack, There'll Be Some Changes Made, Poinciana, Cockeyed Mayor of Kaunakaki (Hula Twist), Give Us Back the Twist, Original Dixieland One-Step, What A Difference A Day Made, Jazz Me Blues, Let's Dance. Bowlby Music House sticker on cover
2001.29.56         Music book Twist Combos No. 1 for C instruments, 1962, contains: The Continental Twist, Doin' the Twist, Doodlin' Twist, French Twist, The Hucklebuck Twist, Mexican Twist, Mister Twister, Palladium Twist, Peppermint Twist, Rock-A-Bye Twist. Bowlby Music House sticker on cover.
2001.29.57         Music book Popular Solos & Combos for Guitar, Edward B. Marks Music Corp, NY, 1962, contains: Satin Doll, Take Five, Autumn Leaves, The Alley Cat Song, Stranger on the Shore, Blame It on the Bossa Nova, I Left My Heart in San Francisco
2001.29.58         Music book Something Old, Something New, Supplement Vol. II, unbound, includes Ballad of Bonnie and Clyde, By the Time I Get To Phoenix, Cab Driver, Can't Take my Eyes Off You, Dear Eloise, Fool of Fools, For Once in My Life, Goin' Out of My Head, Gonna Get Along Without Ya Now, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, Hurry Sundown, If He Walked into My Life, Jackson, The Last Waltz, Lay Some Happiness on Me, Live for Life, The Look of Love, Love in Ev'ry Room, Love is Blue, A Man and A Woman, My Cup Runneth Over, Ode to Billy Joe, Pleasant Valley Sunday, Release Me, Step to the Rear, Summer Wine, Sunny, Theme from Valley of the Dolls, Tiny Bubbles, Tomorrow, To Give, To Sir with Love, Up, Up, and Away, Walkin' in the Sunshine, We Can Fly, The World We Knew, Yesterday, Yesterday I Heard the Rain
2001.29.59         Music book, photocopied or mimeographied, unbound
 
Folder 3
2001.29.60         2 pages typed, song list, labeled "fast" and "medium and slow tunes"
2001.29.61a-g   Blank contract forms from Musicians Union
2001.26.63         The Century Musical Dictionary, 1923
2001.26.64         Book "The Lewis Collection, Old Violins, Old Violas, Cellos, Bows", 1955
2001.26.65         Letter re: Bowlby Music House purchased by Gail Johnson, dated May 20, 1958
2001.29.66a-b   Fun Times Magazine, Quad Cities visitors guide, May-June 1974, 2 copies
2001.29.67         Wall calender, Bowlby Music House, 1999
2001.29.68         Postcard of Hall Wiese Orchestra
2001.29.77         Receipt from David Brownell for viola, July 9, 1981
 
Folder 4
2001.29.62         Testimonial booklet for James A. Fuller & Sons
2001.29.69         B/W photograph of Fuller Violin Makers
2001.29.70         B/W photograph of [James A Fuller] seated in violin shop
2001.29.71         Hand colored photograph of [James A Fuller] seated in violin shop, caption "Jas. A. Fuller & Sons, Jewel A. & Erwin E."
2001.29.72         B/W photograph of [James A Fuller] seated in violin shop, office area
2001.29.73         B/W photograph of 4 views of Fuller Violin Shop
2001.29.74         Advertisement for Jas. A. Fuller & Sons, Dubuque, Iowa
2001.29.75         B/W photograph of violin shop, March 1918
2001.29.76         B/W studio photo of man with violin parts
 
Folder 5
2001.29.78a-c   Flyer, order form, and envelope for Spyder Stands
2001.29.79         Price list from E. F. Dean, Flutemakers, July 1984
2001.29.80a-b   Letter and flyer re: Conn's Lease Plan, [Dec. 1981]
2001.29.81a-c   Letter, order form and envelope for the Selmer Company Lease Plan, Dec. 1981
2001.29.82a-c   Letter, and 2 page enclosure re: First National Bank checking account fees Dec. 1981
2001.29.83a-c   Letter, flyer, and price list, Saga Musical Instruments, 1983
2001.29.84         Flyer for S. Frederics Piccolo
2001.29.85a-c   3 flyers for Muramatsu Flutes
2001.29.86         Flyer for E. F. Dean, Flutemakers, 1984
2001.29.87a-d   4 flyers for tubas made by Custom Music Company
2001.29.88         Flyer for oboes and English horns made by Custom Music Company
2001.29.89a-b   2 flyers for bassoons made by Custom Music Company
2001.29.90         Catalog for Howard Core & Co., tools for making instruments
2001.29.91         Newsletter for Howard Core & Co., Oct. 1985
2001.29.93         Brochure and letter for violins from Saga Musical Instruments
2001.29.94         6 pieces of correspondence and brochures from Music Instrument Supply Companies
2001.29.95         Card for recording payments of purchase
2001.29.96         Program from Bowlby's Music Festival, 1951
2001.29.97         Program from Bowlby's Music Festival, 1952
2001.29.98a-e   Rental contract pad, blank, 1990s
2001.29.99a-d   4 copies of statement form, blank, 1990s
2001.29.100      Program for Bowlby Music Festival, 1954
2001.29.101-102             Gail Johnson's business card, 2 copies
2001.29.103      Dave Dickmeier business card
2001.29.104      Instrument rental information, single printed page
2001.29.105a-d 2 copies of Christmas Card, 1960s with envelopes
2001.29.106a-b 2 copies of letterhead, 1950s or 60s
2001.29.107      Letterhead, Rock Island and Moline locations, 1980s or 90s
2001.29.108      Brochure about music's advantages "All This You Do . . . "
2001.29.109      Pad of receipts - Bowlby Studio of Music
2001.29.110      Pad of registration forms, Bowlby Studio of Music
2001.29.111      Enrollment acknowledgement letter
2001.29.112      Award of merit card, given to music students
2001.29.113      Bowlby letterhead "Musical Merchandise"
 
Not in folder
2001.29.92               Bruno Means Security Co., Catalog No. 94
2001.29.114                      Box "Gold Bond Carbon Paper"
 
Subject Headings
 
Business & Industry--Music Stores
Music--Bands
Music--Choruses & Singers
Music--Instruments
Music--Misc.
Music--Recordings & Equipment
People--Fuller, James A.
                Johnson, Gail
 
 
INVENTORY
 
Boy Scouting Collection 2000-22
 
Inclusive dates:  c. 1987-1999
 
Scope Notes: This collection contains Boy Scouting catalogs, magazines and programs assembled by local Scout Leader Ray Norton.  The majority of the collection consists of 1990s issues of the Illowa Scouter, newsletter of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) Eastern Iowa, Western Illinois Council.  Norton became involved in Scouting when his sons, John and Jeff, joined the Cub Scouts.  Norton served as Assistant Cub Scoutmaster and Scoutmaster for Troop 5 from 1987 to 1995.
 
Folder 1
Booklet "Scout Ceremonies" published by BSA, 1987
 
Folder 2
Official Catalogs, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1998
 
Folder 3
Booklet "Troop Program Features, 1997-98
 
Folder 4
"Scouting" magazine published by the National BSA, Mar/Arp 1999, Jan/Feb 1999, Nov/Dec 1998, Sept 1994, Nov/Dec 1991
 
Folder 5
Illowa Scouter, newsletter of the Illowa Council (Eastern Iowa, Western Illinois) of BSA
Pilot issue, January 1991
1991:  January 1st, August, October, November
1992:  March, April, May, June, August, October, December
 
Folder 6
Illowa Scouter, newsletter of the Illowa Council (Eastern Iowa, Western Illinois) of BSA
1993:  January, March, April, June, August, September, October, November, December
1994:  undated, January, February, June/July, August, October
 
Folder 7
Illowa Scouter, newsletter of the Illowa Council (Eastern Iowa, Western Illinois) of BSA
1995:  February, March, April, May, June/July, October,
1996:  August, September, October
 
Folder 8
Illowa Scouter, newsletter of the Illowa Council (Eastern Iowa, Western Illinois) of BSA
1997:  February, March, April, June, October, November
1998:  February, March, September, October, November
1999:  January, February
 
Subject Heading Cross Reference
Organizations & Clubs--Boy Scouts/Girl Scouts
People--Norton, Ray
 
 
INVENTORY
 
BRAMMER COMPANY COLLECTION                1999-40
 
Acquisition Review Committee list: 99-4
Deposit Number: FY98-106
Association Link (References/Associations): HALL02
Date acquired: March 22, 1999
Status date: May II, 1999
Number of objects in accession:
 
Background information sketch about donor/objects:
 
The items were purchased/collected at Brammer warehouse during week of March 15-19, 1999 when Brammer was selling out contents of offices and warehouse at West Central Park and Rockingham Road facilities. The items were discards and purchased for 10 cents each. The 2 3-ring binders were $1.00 a piece.
 
The 35 mm slides illustrate how kitchens were designed with Brammer Cabinets prior to C.A.D.
 
The Paul Norton watercolor is an original painting of a c. 1971 Brammer Kitchen. Paul Norton is a local artist.
 
The safety award was issued to Brammer by Wausaw Insurance.
 
Objects:
1-2.         3-ring binders with "Brammer" name
3.            1 black vinyl Brammer sales binder with product
information for 1997 [Product information #ed 1999.40.3A-PP]
4-7.         4 product information printed materials
8-10.      3 envelopes with Brammer name imprinted
11-15.   5 35 mm slides
16.          1 framed Paul Norton watercolor of a Brammer kitchen c 1971
17.          1 safety award certificate
18.          1 color photograph of a kitchen display
 
[All objects, except no. 16, stored in archives]
 
 
INVENTORY
 
Broadway Theater League Collection  1997-47
Dates: c. 1960-1997
 
SUMMARY
Broadway Theatre League archives, May 1960 to June 1997, and telex machine. Includes photographs, scrapbooks and show posters.
 
NO. OF OBJECTS: 105
 
See also 1998-81, 1998-16 and 1998-79
 
INFORMATION ABOUT DONOR/OBJECTS:
 
The items were deposited during on on-site visit from the President of the Broadway Theatre League, Mr. Norman Kelinson. The archives trace the history of the organization from its conception in May of 1960 to its demise in June of 1997. Formed by three Quad City residents, Mr. David Palmer, Mr. Henry Hook and Mr. Norm Kelinson. Mr. W. Clemons was president of the organization from 1960 to 1977. He was succeeded by Mr. Kelinson. The first Executive Director was Mary Nighswander.
 
9:53, 8-15-1997 Called depositor to follow-up on conversation with Director about the City's interest in acquiring the duplicate posters. Also added a Western Union Telex used by the Broadway Theatre League.
 
Depositor will call back with time to identify photographs.
 
54, 8-25-1997 called depositor to arrange for the deposit of the Telex machine, follow-up to the City's request and arrange meeting time to ID photographs. Tuesday or Wednesday of this week, morning.
 
OBJECT LIST:
1.            1 4 x 5" B&W photograph, meeting, 1963
2.            1 8 x 10" B&W photograph, Broadway Theatre League membership table, 1963
3.            1 8 x 10" B&W photograph of interior of the RKO Orpheum Theatre (currently The Adler Theatre), 1963
4.            1 4.5 x 6.4" B&W photograph of BTL meeting, man to left , two women to right, 1963
5.            1 6.5 x 8.5" B&W photograph of three women standing before a grandfather clock holding various BTL program posters, c. 1964
6.            1 6.5 x 8.5" B&W photograph of two women holding a 1970-1971 BLT membership poster, 1970
7.            1 3.5 x 3.5" B&W photograph of a BTL gathering, S individuals around a table, August 1974
8.            1 3.5 x 3.5" color photograph of a BTL dinner gathering, four men around table and woman in fuchsia at center, 1966
9.            1 3.5 x 3.5" color photograph of a BTL dinner gathering, four men around table and woman in blue at center, 1966
10.          1 3.5 X 3.511 color phtograph of a BTL dinner gathering, women in black to left, man with beard to right, 1966
 
OBJECT LIST 2:
11.          1 3.5 x 3.5" color photograph of a BTL dinner gathering, five men around table, 1966
12.          1 3.5 x 3.5" color photograph of a BTL dinner gathering, two men at table, 1966
13.          1 3.5 x 3.5” color photograph of a BTL dinner gathering, two men at table with women in red at center, 1966
14.          1 3.5 x 3.5” color photograph of a BTL dinner gathering, two men at table with women in black at center, other tables in background, 1966
15.          1 3.5 x 3.5" color photograph of a BTL dinner gathering, three women with man second from right, 1966
16.          1 3.5 x 3.5" color photograph of a BTL dinner gathering, two men at table with Coke bottle at FC, 1966
17.          1 loose bound collection of 1983-1984 season of newspaper clippings relating to BLT, c. 1983-1984
18.          1 brown vinyl scrapbook of the 1980 to 1985 BTL seasons--newspaper clippings and programs
19.          1 8 x 10" B&W photograph of dinner party for Mary Nighswander, first Executive Director of BTL
 
OBJECT LIST 3:
20.          1 brown vinyl scrapbook of the BTL's 1964-1973 seasons--newspaper clippings and programs
22.          1 3.5 x 3.5" color photograph of a BTL dinner meeting, three men and two women around a square table, 1968
23.          1 3.5 x 3.5" color photograph of a BTL gathering, man holding women in white and black plaid jacket, 1968
24.          1 3.5 x 3.5” color photograph of a BTL dinner gathering, two men and two women around table, waitress in background, 1963
25.          1 3.5 x 3.5” color photograph of a BTL activity, man in grey suit two women to right, 1966
26.          1 5 x 8" reproduction, B&W photograph of Mary Nighswander (Executive Director of BTL) with Imogene Coca
27.          1 black vinyl scrapbook of the BTL's 1960-1971 seasons--newspaper clippings and programs
28.          1 brown vinyl scrapbook of the BTL's 1974-1980 seasons--newspaper Clippings and programs
[# 29 skipped]
30.          1 newspaper clippings from the Go section of the Quad City Times, featuring the play "Cats", Feb, 1990
31.          1 show poster "Noises Off", Mar. 18-19
 
 
 
OBJECT LIST 4:
32.          1 show poster “Evita", 1982
33.          1 show poster "The Royal Hunt of the Sunil, Nov 1
34.          1 show posters "Agnes of God", Feb. 27
35.          1 show posters "The Apple Tree", March 11
36.          1 show posters "They're Playing Our Song", Oct. 12-13
37.          1 show posters "Hadrian VII", March 15-16
38.          1 show posters "Cactus Flower", Oct. 8
39.          1 show posters “The Odd Couple", 1997
40.          1 show poster "Gigi", January 22, 1996
41.          1 show poster "Porgy and Bess", Feb. 11
42.          1 show poster "Cabaret", January 25, 1994
43.          1 membership drive posters, featuring 1970-1971 season plays, 1970
44.          1 membership drive poster, featuring season plays
45.          1 show poster "My One and Only", Feb 7
46.          1 show posters "The Gin Game", Oct. 6-7, 1978
47.          1 show poster "The Odd Couple", Feb 14
48.          1 show poster "Move Over Mrs. Markham,” Oct
49.          1 show posters "The Impossible Years,” March 26
50.          1 show posters "Annie", Nov. 23-24-25, 1977
51.          1 show posters "The Lion in Winter", Jan 23
 
OBJECT LIST 5:
52.          1 show posters "Deathtrap", Feb. 18-19
53.          1 show posters "Together Tonight! Jefferson, Hamilton and Burr", March 8-9-10
54.          1 show posters "Spofford!", Oct 28
55.          1 show posters "Oliver", Oct. 17-18
56.          1 show poster "Tintypes", Nov. 8-9
57.          1 show poster "Patsy Kelly in Irene", Nov. 3-4-5
58.          1 show posters "Barbara Britton in Forty Carats", Nov. 16-17
59.          1 show posters "Children of a Lesser God", March 29-30
60.          1 show poster "Alan Bergamnn in Luther", Jan. 12
61.          1 show poster "Sheila Smith as Marne", Nov. 11
62.          1 show poster "The Same Time Next Year", Feb. 13-14-15
63.          1 show posters "Patrice Munsel in Applause", March 12-13
64.          1 show poster "The Subject was Roses", Jan. 25, 1965
65.          1 show posters "Wait Until Dark", Sept. 26
66.          1 show poster "Kenneth Nelson Half a Sixpence", Oct. 4
67.          1 show posters "June Wilkinson in Any Wednesday", May 3
68.          1 show posters "Your Own Thing", Mar. 10, 1968
69.          1 show poster "The Will Rogers Follies", Nov. 13
70.          1 show poster "She Loves Me", Oct. 31
71.          1 show poster "Meet Me in St. Louis", April 2
 
OBJECT LIST 6:
72.          1 show posters "Bob Fosse's Dancin''', April 29
73.          1 show posters "Sugar Babies", 1979
74.          1 show posters "Barnums", March 28-29-30
75.          1 show posters "Cats", Mar 25-26
76.          1 show posters "11m Not Rappaport", Oct. 21
77.          1 show posters "The Tap Dance Kid", Oct. 6-7
78.          1 show posters "On the 20th Century", March 2-3
79.          1 show posters "Cole Porter's Can-Can", April 6-7
80.          1 show poster "42nd Street", Nov. 11
81.          1 show posters "Lend Me a Tenor", Feb. 11
82.          1 show poster "Me and My Girl”, Sept. 28
83.          1 show poster "Lerner & Loewe's Camelot", Mar. 22
84.          1 show posters "Neil Simon's Rumors", Oct. 20
85.          1 show poster "Evita", Oct. 10, 1994
86.          1 show poster "Man of La Mancha", Oct. 14
87.          1 show poster "Stella Parton in Gentlemen Prefer Blonds", Nov. 4
88.          1 show poster "Dracula", Feb. 11-12
89.          1 show posters "Oliver"
90.          1 show poster "Guys and Dolls", Dec. 6, 1994
91.          1 show poster "Amadeus", Feb. 21-22, 1983
92.          1 show poster "Christmas Carol", Dec. 9
 
 
OBJECT LIST 7:
93.          1 show poster "50th Anniversary Celebration of Oklahoma", Mar. 15, 1994
94.          1 show poster "Ziegfeld”, Feb. 12
95.          1 show poster "42nd Street", May 27-28-29, 1981
96.          1 show poster "The Mystery of Edwind Drood 11, Dec. 1- 8
97.          1 show poster "Cyrano De Bergerac", Oct. 7-8
98.          1 show poster "Fiddler on the Roof", Nov. 30
99.          1 show poster "The magic of David Copperfield11, Apr. 8-9
100.       1 show poster "Gigi”, Oct. 15-16
101.       1 show poster "Grand Hotel the Musical", March 8
102.       1 show poster "Cole Porter's Anything Goes", Nov. 13
103.       1 show poster "Gypsy", Jan. 28
104.       1 show poster "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat", Nov. 21-22
105.       1 Western Union telex machine, c. 1960s?
 
 
Portrait Cross Reference
Portrait -- Coca, Imogene (26)
-- Nighswander, Mary (19, 26)
 
[Cross reference added 01/09/2012 – digital only; not added to collections folders]
 
 
INVENTORY
 
Broadway Theatre League Collection 1997-96
Dates:  c. 1960-1996
 
SUMMARY OF OBJECT LIST
122 programs from various plays sponsored by Broadway Theatre League, c. 1960-1996. Corresponds to previous accessions 1998-16, 1998-79 and 1998-81
 
INFORMATION ABOUT DONOR/OBJECTS:
 
Gift of the Broadway Theatre League (1228 Cofflet Avenue, Bettendorf, IA 52722).
 
Additional information relating to the Broadway Theatre League. See also FY97-18 and FY97-71.
 
The majority of the theatre shows were held at the RKO (currently Adler) Orpheum Theatre, 211 1/2 Brady Street, Davenport, Iowa.
 
Programs contain local advertising, cast listing, Broadway Theatre League Board listings and a program summary.
 
 
OBJECT LIST:
1.            1 theatre program “J.B.”, c. 1960s
2.            1 theatre program “Camelot,” March 22, 1995
3.            1 theatre program “The Pleasure of His Company,” c. 1960s
4.            1 theatre program "Once Upon A Mattress", March IS, 1961
5.            1 theatre program "Fionrello!", Monday, May 8, 1961
6.            1 theatre program "Andersonville Trail", c. 1960s
7.            1 theatre program "The Music Man", Nov. 13, 1961
8.            1 theatre program "A Thurber Carnival", Jan. 23, 1962
9.            1 theatre program "Critic's Choice", March 13, 1962
10.          1 theatre program "The Best Man", April 17, 1962
11.          1 theatre program "Mary, Mary", Sept. 24, 1962
12.          1 theatre program "The Sound of Music", Dec. 3-4, 1962
13.          1 theatre program "Evita", Oct. 10, 1994
14.          1 theatre program "Carnival", March 12, 1963
15.          1 theatre program "A Thousand Clowns", October IS, 1963
16.          1 theatre program "The Boys from Syracuse", Apr 7, 1964
17.          1 theatre program "Luther", Jan. 12, 1965 (autographed)
18.          1 theatre program "A Grand Night for Singing", 1996
19.          1 theatre program "Any Wednesday", May 3, 1966
20.          1 theatre program "Guys & Dolls", Dec. 5, 1994
 
OBJECT LIST 2:
21.          1 theatre program "Barefoot in the Park", Nov. 23, 1965
22.          1 theatre program "Absence of a Cello", Feb. I5, 1966 (autographed)
23.          1 theatre program “Royal Hunt of the Sun,” Nov. 1, 1966
24.          1 theatre program “Joseph,” March 16-17, 1996
25.          1 theatre program “Wait Until Dark,” Sept 26, 1967
26.          1 theatre program “The Lion in Winter,” Jan 23, 1968
27.          1 theatre program “The Impossible Years”, Mar 26, 1968
28.          1 theatre program “Godspell,” Feb 5-6, 1973
29.          1 theatre program “Hello, Dolly!” Feb 20, 1968
30.          1 theatre program “On a Clear Day You Can See Forever,” Feb 6, 1968
31.          1 theatre program “Cactus Flower,” Oct 8, 1968
32.          1 theatre program “Fiddler on the Roof,” Nov 12, 1968
33.          1 theatre program "Man of LaMancha”, Dec. 17, 1968
34.          1 theatre program “The Apple Tree", March 11, 1969
35.          1 theatre program "Spofford", Oct. 28, 1969
36.          1 theatre program "Will Roger Follies", Nov. 13, ?
37.          1 theatre program "Cabaret", Jan. 25, 1994
38.          1 theatre program "Oklahoma!", March 15, 1994
 
OBJECT LIST 3:
39.          1 theatre program "Butterflies Are Free", Nov. 22-23, 1971
40.          1 theatre program “Mame", November II, 1969
41.          1 theatre program “Cabaret", February 10, 1970
42.          1 theatre program “I Do! I Do!", January 20, 1970
43.          1 theatre program “Your Own Thing", March 10, 1970
44.          1 theatre program “1776", October 19 & 20, 1970
45.          1 theatre program “Forty Carats", Nov. 16 & 17, 1970
46.          1 theatre program “Zorba", January 25 & 26, 1971
47.          1 theatre program “Hardian [Hadrian]  VII", March 15 & 16, 1971
48.          1 theatre program “The Sound of Music", Oct. 30-31, 1978
49.          1 theatre program "Promises, Promises", Sept. 27-28, 1971
50.          1 theatre program "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown,” Oct 18-19, 1971
51.          1 theatre program “Company,” Feb 18-29, 1972
52.          1 theatre program “Sleuth,” Oct 30-31, 1972
53.          1 theatre program “No Sex Please, We’re British,” Nov  13-14, 1972
54.          1 theatre program “Twigs” , Jan. 28-29, 1974
 
OBJECT LIST 4:
55.          1 theatre program "The Effects of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds", January 23 & 23, 1973
56.          1 theatre program "Applause", March 12 & 13, 1973
57.          1 theatre program "No, No, Nanette", Feb. 25 & 26, 1974
58.          1 theatre program "The Prisoner of Second Avenue", Nov. 5 & 6, 1973
59.          1 theatre program "Two Gentlemen of Verona", March 25-26, 1974
60.          1 theatre program "Seesaw", Feb. 10-12, 1975
61.          1 theatre program "Move Over Mrs. Markham", Oct. 14-16, 1974
62.          1 theatre program "Pippin", Nov. 11-13, 1974
63.          1 theatre program "The Sunshine Boys", March 10-12, 1975
64.          1 theatre program "Irene", Nov. 3-5,1975
65.          1 theatre program "Words and Music", Dec. 15-17, 1975
66.          1 theatre program "Salute to Broadway" , Oct. 6-8, 1975
67.          1 theatre program "1776", May 4, 1976
68.          1 theatre program "The Taming of the Shrew", Oct. 11-13, 1976
69.          1 theatre program "Absurd Person Singular", Nov. 8-10, 1976
 
OBJECT LIST 5:
70.          1 theatre program "Together Tonight!", March 8-10, 1976
71.          1 theatre program “Shenandoah" , Jan. 17-19, 1977
72.          1 theatre program “Sherlock Holmes", Feb. 7-9, 1997
73.          1 theatre program “Bubbling Brown Sugar", Oct. 10-12, 1977
74.          1 theatre program “Robber Bridegroom", Dec. 5-7, 1977
75.          1 theatre program “Same Time, Next Year", Feb. 13-15, 1978
76.          1 theatre program “The Wiz", Oct. 2-4, 1978
77.          1 theatre program “Blackstone Magic Show", Feb. 19-20, 1979
78.          1 theatre program “Eubie!", Sept. 17-18, 1979
122.       1 theatre program "Da", Nov. 5-6, 1979
79.          1 theatre program "Chapter Two", Dec. 3-4, 1979
80.          1 theatre program "Deathtrap", Feb. 18-19, 1980
81.          1 theatre program "Show Boat", April 2, 1980
82.          1 theatre program "Dancin"', Sept. 22-23, 1980
83.          1 theatre program "The Gin Game", Oct. 6-7, 1980
84.          1 theatre program "A Chorus Line", November 10-12, c. 1980s
85.          1 theatre program "They're Playing Our Song", Oct. 12-13, c. 1980s
86.          1 theatre program "Annie", Nov. 23-25, c. 1980
87.          1 theatre program "Children of a Lesser God", March 28-30, ?
 
OBJECT LIST 6:
88.          1 theatre program "Tintypes", November 8-9, c. 1982
89.          1 theatre program "Evita", Dec. 13-15, c. 1980
90.          1 theatre program "Amadeus", Feb. 21-22, c. 1983
91.          1 theatre program "Barnum", March 28-30, c. 1983
92.          1 theatre program "Joseph", Nov. 21-22, 1983
93.          1 theatre program "Agnes of God", Feb. 27, 1984
94 A-B.  2 theatre programs "Gi Gi", Oct. 15-16, 1984
95.          1 theatre program "Sugar Babies", Feb. 22-23, c. 1980s
96.          1 theatre program "David Copperfield", April 8-9, 1985
97.          1 theatre program "Dracula", Feb. 11-12, 1985
98.          1 theatre program "Singin' in the Rain", Dec. 7, 1987
99.          1 theatre program "Edwin Drood", Dec. 1, 1988
100.       1 theatre program "Noises Off", Mar. 18-19, 1986
101.       1 theatre program “Tap Dance Kid", Oct. 6-7, 1986
102.       1 theatre program “42nd Street", May 27-19, 1986
103.       1 theatre program “One and Only", Feb. 7, 1989
104.       1 theatre program “Cats", March 25-27, 1988
105.       1 theatre program Can-Can", April 6-7, 1987
106.       1 theatre program “I’m Not Rappaport", Oct. 21, 1987
107.       1 theatre program “Oliver!", Feb. 14, c. 1980s
108.       1 theatre program “On the 20th Century", March 2-3, 1987
 
 
OBJECT LIST 7:
109.       1 theatre program "Brigadoon", Feb. 25, 1986
110.       1 theatre program "Gypsy", Jan. 28, 1992
111.       1 theatre program "Ziegfeld", Feb. 12, 1992
112.       1 theatre program "Meet Me in St. Louis", Apr. 2, 1992
113.       1 theatre program II Fiddler on the Roof", ?
114.       1 theatre program "Cyrano de Bergerac", Oct. 7-8, 1985
115.       1 theatre program "Grand Hotel", March 8, 1993
116.       1 theatre program "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes", Nov. 4, 1993
117.       1 theatre program "My Fair Lady", Feb. 13, 1990
118.       1 theatre program "Broadway Years", May 7, 1990
119.       1 theatre program "Rumors", Oct. 20, 1990
120.       1 theatre program "Anything Goes", Nov. 13, 1990
121.       1 theatre program "Porgy and Bess", ?
 
 
INVENTORY
 
Broadway Theatre League Collection 1998-79
Dates:  c. 1960-1996
 
Summary
Gift of  Broadway Theatre League (Mr. Norman Kelinson, Director, 1228 Coffelt Avenue, Bettendorf, IA 52722)
 
22 black and white photographs of Broadway Theatre League shows and performers, c. 1960-1996; 1 color folder relating to the show "On the 20th Century"
 
INFORMATION ABOUT DONOR/OBJECTS:
 
Items were given to the Museum by the Director of the now defunct Broadway Theatre League.
 
OBJECT LIST:
1.            1 B&W 8 x 10" photograph from? show (man center, surrounded by three women), ?
2.            1 B&W 8 x 10” scene photograph from "Promises, Promises", L to R Jill O'Hara, Ken Howard, Jerry Orbach
3.            1 B&W 8 x 10” photograph of Jamie Farr and William Christopher in “The Odd Couple", 1996 (Farr in chair & Christopher to right)
4.            1 B&W 8 x 10” photograph of Jamie Farr and William Christopher in "The Odd Couple", 1996 (Farr in chair & William to left)
5.            1 B&W 8 x 10" photograph of Jamie Farr and William Christopher from the "Odd Couple", 1996 (Farr seated and Christopher standing behind)
6.            1 color 8 x 10" photograph of M. Rooney (left, dress & wig) and unidentified male playing banjo
7.            1 B&W 8 x 10" photograph of M. Rooney in hobo costume
 
OBJECT LIST 2:
8.            1 B&W 8 x 10" scene photograph Dorothy Loudon and Andrea McArdle from "Annie", 1979
9.            1 B&W 8 x 10" scene photograph of Joe Inscoe as Fagin in "Oliver'
10.          1 B&W 8 x 10" scene photograph of the inmates from Mr. Bumble’s workhouse in "Oliver”
11.          1 B&W 8 x 10" scene photograph of Zachary Stier as Oliver in "Oliver”
12.          1 B&W 8 x 10” scene photograph of Michael D. Cupp as Mr. Bumble and Susan McMahon as widow Corney in “Oliver”
13.          1 B&W 8 x 10" scene photograph of Zachary Stier as Oliver and friends in “0liver”
14.          1 B&W 8 x 10” scene photograph of Mavis Ray and Jack Aranson from “Da,” c. 1978
 
OBJECT LIST 3:
15.          1 B&W 7 x 9.75” scene photograph of “Annie” cast
16.          1 B&W 8 x 10" photograph of Reno Sweeney and Sir Evelyn Oakleigh from “Any thing Goes”
17.          1 B&W 8 x 10" scene photograph of Reverend “Moonface” Martin, Reno Sweeney, and Billy Crocker from “Any thing Goes”
18.          1 B&W 8 x 10” photograph of Reno Sweeney and Billy Crocker from “Any thing Goes”
19.          1 B&W 8 x 10” scene photograph of Reno Sweeney and supporting singer in “Any thing Goes”
20.          1 B&W 8 x 10” scene photograph of Bill Crocker (Jay Cranford) with supporting dancers in “Anything Goes”
21.          1 B&W 8 x 10” scene photograph of Michael Waldron serenading Valerie Leonard from “Lend Me a Tenor”
22.          1 B&W 8 x 10” photograph of Ron Holgate in "Lend Me a Tenor"
 
OBJECT LIST 4:
23.          1 folder relating to "On the 20th Century" featuring Imogene Coca, Frank Gorshin, and Judy Kaye.
 
 
Portrait Cross Reference
Portrait

·         Aranson, Jack (14)
·         Christopher, William (3-5)
·         Cranford, Jay (20)
·         Cupp, Michael D. (12)
·         Farr, Jamie (3-5)
·         Holgate, Ron (22)
·         Howard, Ken (2)
·         Inscoe, Joe (9)
·         Leonard, Valerie (21)
·         Loudon, Dorothy (8)
·         McArdle, Andrea (8)
·         McMahon, Susan (12)
·         O’Hara, Jill (2)
·         Orbach, Jerry (2)
·         Ray, Mavis (14)
·         Rooney, M. (6, 7)
·         Stier, Zachary (11, 13)
·         Waldron, Michael (21)

 
 
INVENTORY
 
Buddy "L" [Buddy-L] Folder List 1                    
 
Folders  Year        Contents
5             1922/June           "playthings" magazine Advertisement, page 43
6             Pre-1921              Letterhead
7             1922     2/ 1927, 2/1929 F.A.O. Schwarz Toys catalog pages
8             1925     Jan.1 price list; c. 1925 packing & wieghts list
9             1925     Lundahl speech to Rotary Club, 5 pages
10           c. 1926 greeting card; tracing of Fred A.Lundahl's initials, copied unto  acid-free paper due to heavy                                            use of scotch paper
4             1926     photocopy of price list
12           1926     Belkhap Hardware & Mfg. Co. catalog, Buddy "L" line, 4 pages
13           1927     price list,  3 pages
14           1927     concrete mixer flyer; 1926 concrete mixer instructions
15           1927     "Look and see What Buddy "L" has made for?"
16           1927     greeting  card; 1927 H.H. Weiss letter, 1927 Mace Ad Agency announcement
17           1927     price list, dealers; retail suggested prices
18           1927     price list, dealers; retail suggested prices
19           1927     outdoor RR flyer; outdoor RR price list
20           1927     parts list
21                           Bethlehem rail drawings, 1974-75 correspondence; Bethlehem catalog; switch stands-pp 18-20, 1955
22           1927     tool chest price list, tool chest ads
23           1927     'Story of Buddy "L" ' booklet, final revised edition
24           1924     Sears Catalog pp597; 1931 Sears Cat. Pp 680
25           1927     "Chicago Tribune" Ad
26           1928     Buddy "L" price list
27           1928     Dealers price lists--East and west
28           1928     Dealers tool chest price list
29           1928     Moline Pressed Steel Co. Debentures Offering
30           1928     Herbert Hoover telegram
31           1928     Directions for stringing fire ladder for aerial truck
32           1929     complete line catalog; net & retail price lists
33           1929     Industrial train booklet
34           1929     Happy days booklet with pages 17-20 proofs
35           1930     Stationery -Buddy "L" mfg. Co.
36           1930     June, and Here's Buddy "L" Junior booklet
37           1930     Buddy "L" pages from e.K. tryon catalog & price lists, letter on back
38           1930     Steel playthings Ad from Toy Journal "Playthings"
39           1931     Crowning Delight catalog, price list, 7/31/1928 "Moline Dispatch Ad"
40           1932     Robotoy leaflet & instruction card; 1932  Junior Home Ad, & leaflet
41           1933     "Pull & Ride" catalog & Electric headlight truck leaflet; price lists
42           1934     Catalog & 'news flash' leaflet, prices
43           1935     price list #147, Distr, Jobber, Dealer prices
44           1935     Letter on Buddy "L" Mfg. Letterhead with RR prices
45           1935     Letter from Denver's Daniel & Fisher Stores on closeout -freight cars
46           1936     catalog & price lists
47           1936     Railroad Stories Mag. Offer on closeout railroad
48           1936     Scarab ad by Gimbels
49           1937     price lists for Dist, dealers, jobbers, special.
50                           repair parts and inquires, letters
51                           repair parts and instructions
52           1937-42               instructions for printing press
53           1938     price lists--dist, special, dealers, jobbers
54           1939     catalog & price lists
55           1939-40               Railway Express flyer
56           1940     catalog & price lists
57           1940     Outdoor RR inventory
58           1941     catalog & price lists
59           1941     Good Housekeeping Festival Flyer
60           1942     price lists
61           1943     Wood catalog & price lists
62           1944--   Allotment letters for years 44, 45, 46, 49
63           1945     catalog & price lists
64           1946     catalog & price lists
65           1947     catalog & price lists
66           1947     pedal bike flyer & letter
67           1948     catalog & price lists
68           1948     water pistol flyer & price list
69           1949     catalogs & price lists
70           1950     catalogs, price lists, letters
71           1951     catalog, price list, letter, Rifle flyer
72           1952     catalog, price lists,
73           1953     catalog, price lists, Chair Flyer, Spitfire Flyer
74           1954     catalog, price lists, letter
75           1955     catalog, orderforms
76           1956     catalog, price lists, I L Corporation
77           1957     catalog, price lists, Reports, GMC catalog
78           1958     catalog, orderforms, GMC designs
79           1959     catalog, orderforms, letters
80           1960     catalog, orderforms, letters
81           1961     catalog, orderforms, letters, flyers
82           1962     catalog, prices, Texaco Fire engine flyer, Rulebook
83           1963     catalog, prices, newspaper clipping
84           1964     catalog, prices
85           1965     catalog, prices
86           1966     catalog, prices
87           1967     catalog, prices
88           1968     catalog, prices,  New Brute flyer
89           1969     catalog, prices, Flyers, Press Release,  Fun Club
90           1970     catalog, prices, Flyers, Furniture Catalog
91           1971     catalog,  Furniture catalog
92           1972     Catalog, Ad reprints (2)
93           1973     catalog
94           1974     Grill catalog
95           1975     catalog
96                           Henry Katz personal information
97           1976     catalog #2, Train glossies
98           1977-78               catalogs, flyers
99           1979-80               catalogs
100        1982-83               catalogs, prices, TV Campaign
101        1984-85               catalogs
102        1986-87               catalogs
103        1988-89               catalogs, prices, flyers
104        1989     Sefton Americana flyer, picture of Bank Display
105        1990-91               Catalogs, flyers,  My First Buddys
106        1996     Empire catalog packet
107        1997     Empire Catalog
108                        Labor Troubles, several sheets
                               
Folder 1                 Extensive listing of multiple entries
1921     & earlier Moline Pressed Steel Company letterhead
1922     June Playthings page 42 full-page ad, greeen paper "Real Playthings--Read the pictures!
1922     FAO S chwarz catalog page 37
1927     Schwarz catalog page, Outdoor RR,  new 208 Coach,   220A Improved Shovel, Sand Screener, etc
1927     Schwarz Catalog page 45, Ohed Crane, 205B Hydr Aerial,  207 Ice,  203A Lumber, etc
1929     Schwarz Cat. P.? Outdoor RR,  205AB Fire Pumper,  new 4000 Trencher,  300 Tug etc 
1925     Lundahl Rotary Club speech typewritten text
1925     carton packing, weights, & retail prices list
1926     Jan 15 F.A. Lundahl initials & date trced from back of his photo
1926     Feb 1 Net price list incl Outdoor RR,  280 Mixer etc
1926     Belknap Hardware flyer or catalog,  4 pages,  color 9 3/4 X 10 1/2
1926     Concrete Mixer opereating instructions, 1 page, 9 1/2 X 12 1/2 w/coupon for Tool Chest info
1926     Happy New Year greetings card
1927     Buddy "L" New Year's card 4 pages, deckle edge on one side, 4 1/2 X 6 1/8, red & black
1927     Dec 28 Superior Die Casting letter from H.H.Weiss re Christmas card
1927     Concrete Mixer  folder 10 3/8 x 6 1/4 (opened), red, green, black, "The New Buddy "L" etc
1927     Price List Suggested retail selling prices, [original was on green paper]
1927     March 22 Dealers Net Price List 8 1/2 x 11, West prices, 212-B Mail truck, 2-ft track
1927     Outdoor Railroad folder 8 1/2 x 10 3/4, color, 4 pages, "Without Question-- The Most etc…
1927     April 1 Outdoor Railroad price list, 8 1/2 x 71/8, black print on white paper
1927     Tool Chest Contents for four chests, 1 page 8 1/2 x 11, black print on pink paper
1927     Sept. 1 Dealers Net Price List, Tool Chests [original was on pink paper] 8 1/2 x 7 1/4
1927     Flyer, "And Now---Buddy "L" Tool Chests, 4 numbers ready
1927     Nov. Adv in Child Life "Tell Dad You Want This Chest of Tools"
1927     Nov. Tool Chests adv in Hardware Age "Wire for Holiday Stock"
1927     Nov. Tool Chests adv inHardware Retailer "Both Son and Dad Will Want This"
1927     Nov 12 Toys adv in The Literary Digest; same ad ran in Collier's
1927     Nov. 19 adv in Collier's "Year 'Round Toys for Boys"
1927     Nov. 26 adv in The Literary Digest "Year 'Round Toys for Boys"
1927     Dec  adv in St. Nicholas "Dad wants to send You freethis Storybook of Buddy "L"
1927     Dec.17 adv in Collier's"When you visit Toy Town ask for Buddy "L"
1927     Toys & Tool Chests separate ads in Playtings
1927     Service Dept. Infor & Parts List including cans for Tank Truck
1927     May 26 Bethlehem Steel co. working drawings for rolling Outdoor Railroad rails
1927     Bethlehem Sweitch Stands catalog #389 showing switch modeled by Buddy "L"
1927     Sear fall/winter catalog page 597 topped by six Buddy "L" toys
1931     Sears fall/winter catalog page 680 showing six Buddy "L" toys Sears Boycraft featured
1927     The Story of Buddy "L", final revised edition 24 pages + 16 pages "Latest Additions", and Buddy L's Surprise" foldout inset showing Outdoor Railroad
1927     Flyer "Look and See What Buddy "L" has Made for 1927", 4 pages, 9 1/4 x 12 1/4 opened color,
                shows unpainted Outdoor Railroad train, 208 Coach, 212B Mail [never produced]
1927     March 22 Dealers Net Price List 8 1/2 x 11, West prices,
1927     Dec.4 half-page city papers adv, "Chest of Tools and Toys for Boys
1928     Feb 1 Dealers Net  Price List (early version, no Tugboat or Trench Digger)
1928     Feb 1 Dealers Net  Price List, East prices, late version, incl 14 new items for 1928
1928     Feb 1 Dealers Price List as above but with Western, higher prices
1928     Mar 1 Prospectus for $275,000 ten-yr 6 1/2% gold debentures offering
1928     Nov 6 Herbert Hoover telegram ordering 11 trucks for Raskob children
1928     Apr 1 Tool Chests Dealers Net Price List, 1 page 8 1/2 x 7 1/4; offers plans
1928     Ladder Restringing Directions for No 205-B Hydraulic Aerial Truck, 4 pages, 5 1/8 x 8 red & black; edges worn
1929     Catalog, 44 pages 8 1/2 x 11  color, "The Complete Buddy "L" Line"
1929     Feb 1 Dealers Net Price List, folded, 8 1/2 x 14, East prices (orig. on yellow paper)
1929     Feb 1 Dealers Net Price List, folded, 8 1/2 x 14, West prices (orig. on blue paper)
1929     Retail Price List, 8 1/4 x 101/2, East prices, 400 Trench Digger
1929     Retail Price List, as above but West prices,
1929     July, booklet "How to Use Industrial Train, 32pp 8 x 5 1/4, red & green on tan cover; b&w
1929     Nov. "Happy Days with Buddy "L" Toys 36pp 8 1/8 x 5 1/4 color (date written on cover)
1929     Happy Days, mint color proofs of 4 pp. 17, 18, 19, 20 only
1929     Feb 1 Jobbers Price List, 4 pages, 7 x 8 1/2, page 2 marked Discountinued new items typed on page 3
1930     Buddy "L" Mfg. Co like-new stationery-- 4 letterhead sheets, 1 envelope
1930     Catalog, no covers, 4 pp 8 1/4 x 10 1/4; shows new spoke wheels, rubber tires
1930     Apr 21 Dealers Net Price List, 2 pages, 8 1/2 x 11, mimeo; toys grouped by category
1930     Retail Price List Buddy "L" Mfg Co, 8 1/2 x 11, toys listed by categories
1930     Feb Adv from Playthings magazine, 4 pp 9 x 12, full color
1930     June, booklet "And Here's Buddy "L" Junior," 8 pp 8 x 5 1/4, color, (slight tear on p.3
1931     Catalog (minor dampness wrinkles) 8 pp. 7 1/2 x 10 3/4, color "The Crowning Delight, etc
1931     Feb 1 Retail Price List 4 pp. Including cover; toys I category groups as in 1930
1932     Robotoy flyer 8 x 11, "The TOY Sensation of 1932!", instruction card stapled to it
1932     Dec. Junior Home p.51, 1-col adv "Amazing new ROBOTOY"
1932     Dec. Junior Home p.59 Robotoy in "The Shop Window" column
1933     Catalog 4 pages 8 1/2 x 11, color; first Pull-n-Ride trucks, first two-digit listing numbers
1933     color page (proof?), 8 1/2 x 11, "All 1933…Trucks Have Electric Head-lights
1933     May 1 Distributors Net Price List, 1 mineo page 8 1/2 x 11, 20 toys, all w/headlights
1933     May 1 Jobbers Net Price List, as above but prices slightly higher
1933     May 1 Preffered Dealers Net Price List, as above w/slightly higher prices
1933     May 1 Dealers Net Price List, as above w/ slightly higher prices
1934     Catalog 12pp, 8 1/2 x 11, color, headline: "Buddy "L" Pull-n-Ride Toys"
1934     Flyer Railway Express truck, [original was in color], 8 1/2 x 10 1/4; Dandy Digger on back
1934     Flyer "Flash News of Buddy "L", 1 p, 8 3/8 x 107/8, four 434-series trucks, golf game
1934     April 1 Distributors net price list, 1 mimeo page 8 1/2 x 11, 19 toys
1934     April 1 National Merchandisers net price list, as above w/slightly higher prices
1934     April 1 Jobbers net price list, as above w/slightly higher prices
1934     Dealers net price list, as above w/slightly higher prices
1934     Flyer Robotoy, 1 p. 8 1/2 x 11; headline: "Nothing Like It Before"
1935     Apr 1 Price List # 147 (more an orde blank); 1 p. 8 1/2 x 11, color, front & back , no prices
1935     Apr 1 Distributors Net Price List, mimeo, 8 1/2 x 11
1935     Apr 1 Jobbers Net Price List, mimeo, 8 1/2 x 11
1935     Apr 1 Dealers Net Price List, mimeo, 8 1/2 x 11
1935     special multiple Price List, typewritten, 8 1/2 x 11
1935     Apr 18 letter in response to Outdoor RR inquiry, yellow printed price-list excerpt attached
1935     May 28 Daniels and Fisher letter to M. Horner re Outdoor RR closeout items
1936     Catalog 12 pp. 8 1/2 x 11, color, #711 Scarab on p. 2, Duo Tone Colors, 3 Zephyers
1936     Apr 1 Special Distributors Net Price List, 8 1/2 x 11, mimeo
1936     Apr 1 Distributors Net Price List, as above but slightly higher prices
1936     Apr 1 Jobbers Net Price List, as above w/ slightly higher prices
1936     Dealers net price list, as above w/slightly higher prices
1936     Dec.Railroad Stories magazine p. 142 "Last Call" ad in Model Trading Post for Outdoor Railroad equipment as extremely low closeout prices
1936     Gimbels Pittsburgh store ad for Buddy "L" windup Scarab auto @ $1.19
1937     Apr 1 Special Distributors Net Price List, 8 1/2 x 11, mimeo
1937     Apr 1 Distributors Net Price List, as above w/slightly higher prices
1937     Apr 1 Jobbers Net Price List as above but slightly higher prices, mimeo
1937     Apr 1 Dealers Net Price List,as abve but still higher prices, mimeo
1937     Printing Press instructions & parts leaflet, black & white on white paper, folded 2 1/1 x 5 1/2, 8 1/2 x 11 when opened
1937-65               various dates--folder of inquiries & company replies re toy repairs or parts or where to obtain Outdoor Railroad cars
1938     Apr 1 Special Distributors Net Price List, 8 1/2 x 11, mimeo
1938     Apr 1 Distributors net price list, as above but slightly higher prices, mimeo
1938     Apr 1 Jobbers Net Price list, as above w/ slightly higher prices, mimeo
1939     Catalog, 16 pages 8 1/2 x 11, vey tall letters Buddy "L" on red & black cover
1939     Apr 17 Special Desitributors Net Price list 8 1/2 x 11 mimeo
1939     Apr 17 Distributors Net Price List, as above but slightly higher prices
1939     Apr 17 Jobbers Net Price List, as above but higher prices
1939     Apr 17 Dealers net Price List, a above but higher prices
1939-40               Flyer Railway Express 8 1/2 x 11 color, one side only, offering express trucks #935 & # 953 at special prices to Railway Express Agency employees (minor water wrinkling)
1940     Catalog, 16 pages 8 1/2 x 11, red-yellow-black cover has script "Buddy "L" DeLuxe" steel playthings; slight smudges on back cover
1940     Apr 1 Special Distributors Net Price List, 8 1/2 x 11, printed
1940     Apr 1 Jobbers Net Price List as above but slightly higher prices, mimeo
1940     Apr 1 Jobbers net price list, as above with mineo shipping form on back
1940     Apri Dealers net price list, as above with higher prices
1940     undated prreliminary Outdoor RR inventory, 8 1/2 x 11 typed, annotated, 10 items
1940     Dec 19 Outdoor Railroad inventory, 81/2 x 11, typed, 11 item include "2 Elec Locomotive& Tender "[never cataloged]
1941     Catalog 20 pages 81/2 x11, same cover design as 1940 but in green/brown/black; some items inside rubber-stamped "CANCELLED"
1941     ? Undated_Flyer, triple folded, 81/2x11 opened; red & black on white paper, prepared  for Good Housekeeping Toy Festival, features Allied Van truck and furniture
1941     Mar 8 Jobbers Net Price List 81/2x11, printed, white paper, 6 items cancelled
1941     Mar 8 Dealers Net Price List 81/2 x 11, printed, pink paper, no cancellations
1941     May 27 Letter about new price list, 81/2x11 printed on black & sage Buddy L Co.letterhead
1941     Jun 2 Jobbers net Price List 81/2x11, printed in red on white paper, 12 toys "SoldOut"
1941     Oct 18 Letter 81/2 11 printed letterhead:Plant Reopens, Line Curtailed, New Prices
1941     Oct 15 [Distributors}Emergency Net Price List 81/2x11, pink paper, 16 toys listed
1941     Oct 15 [Jobbers} Emergency Net Price List, as above, orange paper, slightly higher price
1941     Oct 15 Dealers Emergency Net Price List, as above, green paper, higher prices
1942     Feb 1 Special Distributors Net Price List 81/2x11, printed on yellow paper, various dates--folder of I           nquiries & company replies re toy repairs or parts or
1942     Feb 1 Confidential Distributors Net Price List, as above, blue paper, higher prices, 34 toys
1942     [undated] Confidential Net Price List, typed on leltterhead, most prices per dozen, some priced per gross
1942     [undated] Net Price List same toys as above but priced each , typed on plain paper
1943     Catalog, Wood Victory Toys 8 pages 81/2 x11, 21 toys, b&w photocopy, original was lithographed in blue, red,& black on buff paper
1943     Wood Confidential Net price list 81/2x11, b7w photocopy; original was in blue various dates--folder of Inquiries & company replies re toy repairs or parts or
1944     Dec 26 Henry Katz letter re 1945 allotments & delivery dates for 12 woden toys
1945     Catalog "Number 31"Steel Toys, 4 pp, 81/2x11, red& black covers, typed notations on front cover; 10 toys shown
1945     Oct.Confidential Net Price List 81/2x11 photocopy, original was printed on various dates--folder of inquiries & company replies re toy repairs or parts or
1945     undated Katz form letter re 1946 allotment percentages for 8 woden toys
1946     Catalog wood & steel toys, 12 pages, 6 of wood toys, 4 of steel, 81/2x11, various dates--folder of inquiries & company replies re toy repairs or parts or
1946     Mar 11 Steel toys Confidential Net Price List 81/2x11, printed in black on pink paper; includes first Buddy L airplane  since the Mnocoupe, 10 other steel toys
1946     Mar 11 Steel toys price list as above but slightly higher prices
1946     Supplementary steel toys Catalog, 4 pp, 87/16x10-3/16, red & black,11 steel toys
1946     undated Katz letter re `1947 toy allotments, 81/2x11 on Steel Toys letterhead
1947     Supplementary Catalog Wood toys, 6 pp, 81/2x11 lighographed in red,blue,black, shows18 wood toys Including a "Pedal Bike" tricycle
1947     Flyer for Pedal Bike, 81/2x11, red,yellow,black, one side only
1947     May 5 Katz letter on red/black letterhead re #774 Pedal Bike
1947     Mar 10 wood toys Confidential Net Price List 81/2x11 red/blue on pink paper 20 toys
1947     Mar 10 wood toys  Net Price List as above, higher prices, on white paper
1947     Sep 1 Steel Toys Confidential net price list 8 1/2 x 11, 11 toys,
1947     Sep 1 Steel Toys Confidential net price list 8 1/2 x 11,
1948     Steel Toys Catalog, 6pp, 8 1/2x11 foldout, lighographed in green & black; 18 toys
1948     Mar 8 steel toys confidential net price list 8 1/2x 11 printed black on pink paper; 18 toys
1948     Mar 8 steel toys price list as above, green paper, some prices slightly higher
1948     Mar 8 steel toys price list as above, yellow paper, higher prices
1948     Mar 8 steel toys price list as above, white paper, higher prices
1948     Mar 8 steel toys price list as above, darker green paper, higher prices
1948     Flyer (undated) super Hydro water Pistol, 8 1/2 x 11 red & black on white, one side only
1948     undated Water Pistol price list, typed on white notebook paper
1948     Catalog Wood Toys, 6pp, foldout 8 1/2 x11 litho yellow & black, 13 toys
1948     Mar 8 wood toys confidential net price list, 8 1/2 x 11 red & blue on pink; 17 toys includingPedal Bike; in addition llists "Paratrooper Model"bicycle
1948     Mar 8 wood toys Confidential net price list, 8 1/2 x 11 red & blue on white, higher prices; 17 toys includingPedal Bike tricycle
1948     Mar 8 wood toys price list as above, on green paper, still higher prices
1948     undated Katz letter re `1949 toy allotments,
1949     Catalog 8 pp, 8 1/2 x 11 color litho, pebbled paper; 23 toys incl new steel Greyhound Buss
1949     Mar 1 Confidential Net Price List, 8 1/2 x 11 on pink paper
1949     Mar 1 price list as above, blue-green paper, slightly higher prices
1949     Mar 1 price list as above, yellow paper, slightly higher prices
1949     Mar 1 price list as above, white paper, slightly higher prices
1949     Mar 1 price list as above, canary paper, still higher prices
1949     Mar 1 price list as above, green paper, even higher prices
1949     Wood Catalog, 4pp, 8 1/2 x 11, black & buff on pebbled paper; some wet-ink offset; incudes electric-lighted toys and Paper crcker rifle
1949     Mar 1 Confidential net price list, 8 1/2 x 11 blue & red on white paper
1949     Mar 1 Confidential price list as above, blu-green aper, slightly higher prices
1950     undated Catalog, 12pp, 8 1/2 x 10 3/4; cover:boy riding red & white wrecing truck
1950     Mar 6 Confidential net price list, 8 1/2 x 11, pink paper, per dozen prices
1950     Mar 6 price list as above, blue paper, slightly higher prices
1950     Mar 6 price list as above,white paper, slightly higher prices
1950     Mar 6 price list as above, orange paper, higher prices
1950     Mar 6 price list as above, blue - green paper, slightly higher prices
1950     June 22 H.G.Bettendorf letter to Henry Katz re attached sketch of letter on new prices
1950     June 23 form letter on black&red letterhead covering new June 23 price lists
1950     June 29 Bettendorf letter to Katz re new price lists: arch 6 listsas amended
1950     June Katz reply and attaching "the letter" to be used re prices; typed on onionskin paper
1950     June 23 Confidential net price list, 8 1/2 x 11, pink paper, retail prices as well as per dozen
1950     June 23 price list as above, blue paper, higher per dozen prices
1950     June 23 price list as above, white paper, higher per dozen prices
1950     June 23 price list as above, orange paper, higher per dozen prices
1950     June 23 price list as above, green paper, higher per dozen prices
1950     June 23 typewritten price list combining all 5 price levels
1950     undated form letter on black&red letterhead re oder and June 23 altered terms
1950     Aug 10  H.G.Bettendorf form letter requesting buyers' acceptance of higher prices
1950     Aug 11 staff memo re Paper Cracker rifle price increase
1950     Oct 1 Confidential net price list, 8 1/2 x 11, pink paper, includes suggested retail price
1950     Oct 1 price list as above, blue paper, slightly higher prices
1950     Oct 1 price list as above, green paper, slightly higher prices
1950     Oct 1 price list as above, white paper, slightly higher prices
1950     Oct 1 price list as above, canary paper, higher prices
1950     Nov 17 Bettendorf letter, black & red letter, re there'll be no year-end plant shutdown
1951     Catalog 12 pages 8 3/4 x 10 3/4, similar to 1950 but 9 toys overprinted 'not Available"
1951     Flyer on Water Pistol & Paper Cracker Rifle, 8 1/2 x 11, red& black, one side only
1951     Mar 1 Confidential Net Price List, 8 1/2 x 11 on pink paper, prices per dozen
1951     Price list as above, blue paper, slightly higher prices
1951     Price list as above, white paper, higher prices
1951     Price list as above, orange paper, slightly higher prices
1951     Price list as above,green paper, higher prices
1951     Nov 19 H.G. Bettendorf form letter, new blue & black letterhead, re orders for 1952 in first quarter
1952     undated Catalog, 12pp, 8 1/2 x 10 3/4; headline: "Since Father Was a Boy"; includes first  aluminum & plastic-webbing chairs
1952     Supplementary Catalog, 4pp, 8 1/2 x 11, black & white
1952     Confidential price list, 8 1/2 x 7 1/4, orange paper for chairs, pistol, rifle, postpaid order card
1952     Price list as above, higher prices, blue paper with bue postpaid order card
1952     Confidential Net Price Lists for chairs, pistol, rifle, 8 1/2 x 7 on pink, blue, white, orange, green paper with prices in ascending order
1953     Catalog, 12 pp, 8 3/8 x 10 3/4, blue disc behind Buddy "L" name; 4-digit stock numbers
1953     Catalog, "Indoor-Outdoor" aluminum chairs; water pistol & rifle, 4 pp, 83/8 x 10 3/4
1953     Feb 2 red & blue letterhead, form letter touting new Juvenile Chair Line
1953     Mar1 Confidential Net Price List 8 1/2 x 11, pink paper
1953     Mar 1 Price List as above, blue paper, slightly higher prices
1953     Mar 1 price list as above, white paper, higher prices
1953     Mar 1 price list as above, pink paper, higher prices
1953     Mar 1 price list as above, yellow paper, higher prices
1953     Mar 1 price list as above, green paper, even higher prices
1953     undated flyer 8 1/2 x 11 Machine Gun on front, Loader, Truck, & Shovel set on back
1954     Catalog, 12 pp, 8 3/8 x 10 3/4,3 trucks with new Ford-like designs on front cover
1954     Mar 1 Price list, 8 1/2 x 11, suggested retail & per dozen, & weights, pink paper
1954     Price List as above, blue paper, slightly higher prices
1954     price list as above, yellow paper, higher prices
1954     Price list as above, white paper, higher prices
1954     Price list as above, green paper higher prices
1954     Sep 1 Bettendorf form letter telling toy buyers factory has reached its capacity for '54
1955     Advance Catalog, 6pp, 8 1/2 x 11, double fold, b7w, inked-in notations
1955     Catalog, 6pp double fold 8 1/2 x 11, color, showing mre-modern design features
1955     order form, 8 1/2 x 11, re & blue on white paper, no prices shown
1955     Oc & Nov Buddy "L" Sales Illinois Corp, shipping & sales figures for each month Oct has 3 pp, Nov 2 pp. 
1956     Advance/Samples Catalog, 4pp 8 1/2 x 11, b&w, 35 toys; has for for ordering samples
1956     Catalog, 16pp, 8 3/8 x 10 3/4, color, cover has head-on view of truck
1956     Confidential Net Price Lists8 1/2 x 11, white paper, lists Lorain Moto-Crane without a price,[Moto-Crane never produced]
1956     Price list as above, with inked-in inventory notations
1956     Color page from an unidentified mail-order catalog showing 6 Buddy "L" items inc Army Combination set
1956     Order form,
1956     Sep Buddy "L" Sales Illinois Corp shipping & sales figures for the month-2pp
1956     Oct 25 Moline Pressed Steel Corp orders, shipments, and cancellations (3pp,2 sets)
1957     Catalog, 16pp, 8 3/8 x 10 3/4, color, cover features new "look-ahead" GMC designs
1957     Supplementary Catalog,8pp, 8 1/2 x 11, black & white,incl  several military toys
1957     GMC flyer, 1 page 8 1/2 x 11, shows 5 GMC models, aimed at GMC truck dealers; includes prepaid order/envelope.
1957     Jul 31 Moline Pressed Steel Corp sales & shipments report, 2 pages
1958     Catalog 16pp, 8 3/8 x 10 3/4, color, 'new BMC designs', includes boxed sets
1958     Supplemental Catalog, 8 pp, 8 3/8 x 10 3/4, b&w, shows 33 toys and 9 sets
1958     Order Sheet,  (original was red & blue on white paper)
1958     Color page 8 1/2 x 11, both sides, shows 3 sets + 5 trucks incl a Woolworth special
1958     GMC flyer, 1 page 8 1/2 x 11,blue & black on white paper, 8 toys, w/letter & order sheet shows 5 GMC models, aimed at GMC truck
1959     Catalog, 24pp, 8 1/4 x 10 3/4, red&black cover, b&w illustrations inside
1959     Order sheet, red & blue on green paper, 42 toys and sets, no prices
1959     Mar 9 H.L.Pardoe memo re sales & procedures policies  3 pages
1950s   & 1960s various dates--folder of old repair parts, prices, and inquiries
1960     Catalog, 16 pp, horizontal format, 11 x 8 1/2, red & flack, all illustrations b&w
1960     Worksheet, 8 pp litho black on blue paper; "Sculptured Steel Styling"; features "Diorama Packaging"
1960     Rockets flyer, 1 sheet 8 1/2 x 11, b&w pictures of four military rockets or launchers
1960     Mar 16 Suggested Retail Price &Order List, 8 1/2 x 11, printed o white paper
1960     undated "Wish Book" mini-catalog, 8 pp, 5 x 3 1/4, blue & black on white; has order form
1960     July 31 Moline Press Stell Corp, sales & shipments report
1961     Catalog, 16pp, 8 1/2 x 11, color, new truck designs & spring Suspension" axles 1961    Flyer Giant Outdoor Christmas Ornaments, 1 page 8 1/2 x 11, color front, b&w back
1961     j/5 61 Holiday Ornaments Price List, 8 1/2 x 11, white paper, one side only
1961     Mar 14 Exp 2 Confidential Net Price list, 8 1/2 x 11, black print both sides on white paper.
1961     Mar 14 D5 Price List as above, both sides, on pink paper, slightly higher prices
1961     Mar 14 J 2 Price List as above, both sides, on blue paper, slightly higher prices
1961     Mar 14  W3 Price list, two pp. White paper, higher prices
1961     Apr 6 George Fink memo re promotional tie-in on Yogi Bear & Huckleberry Hound toys
1961     Apr 18 Henry Katz sales policy memo #108 with respect to specific customers ( 11 pp)
1961     May 17 Katz memo #131, follow-up with modifications to #108 (1 white,6 blue pages)
1961     Undated order sheet, 8 1/2 x 11, 2 pages
1961     Flyer Texaco Tank Truck, hugged by boy, 8 1/2 x 11 color on front, b&w back with order   blank.
1961     Credit memorandum form. 4-copy (white, yellow, pink, blue, 2 sets) (unused, blank)
1961     Order check sheet (blank)
1961     Dec 31 Moline Pressed Steel Corp. report of daily sales & shipments
1961     De 31 Buddy L corp. sales & shipments to 15 accounts vs. 1960 figures
1962     Catalog, 20 pp, 8 1/2 x 11, Buddy L logo form body w/ cartoon-style boy driver
1962     P4 Confidential net price list 8 1/2 x 11, pink, inked-in notes on prices per each
1962     Packing sheet listing number of toys per carton
1962     undated] Buddy L Corp rules & Regulations booklet, 20pp, 3 5/8 x 6, yellow cover
1962     Drawing, 14 3/8 x 10 7/8, of proposed Texaco aerial-ladder fire truck [ design not accepted]
1962     Texaco letter & assembly + operating directions for Texaco water pumper, 2 pages 8 1/2 x 11
1962     Texaco letter & revised assembly for above
1962     TexacoService Station assembly instruction sheet, b&w, 11 x 16 1/2
1962     Mar 15 H.L.Pardoe memo # 35 re 1962 sales policy, 10 pp.
1963     Catalog 16 pp, 8 1/2 x 11 Ford Country Squire station wagon, "Toy Fair Edition" in small print near bottom of cover
1963     Catalog 16pp, 8 1/2 x 11, scribbled notations in red ink on front cover
1963     Packing sheet listing number of toys per carton
1963     "Army & Air Force" price list, 2 pp 8 1/2 x 11 typed, prices per dozen & per each
1963     B1 Confidential net price list, 2pp, carton weights & prices per dozen on white paper
1963     Aug 11 Halle Bros ad in Cleveland Plain Dealer for 5 Buddy "L" trucks
1963     Aug 23 G.H.Fink pep letter to staff re Halle Bros ad
1964     Catalog 20 pp, 8 1/2 x 11; crayons & boy on cover, "Color My Trademark Distinctive"
1964     Supplement & correctins to 1964 catalog, 1 p. 8 1/2 x 11; Army staff car, Mail Dumper
1964     January Closeouts & 88 cent Sale items price list, 8 1/2 x 11 white, annotated
1964     Mar 1 Confidential P1 net price list, 2pp 8 1/2 x 11, white, annotated
1964     mar2 Confidential B1 net price list, 2pp 8 1/2 x 11, white, annotated
1964     Mar 5 Confidential W1 net price list, 2 pp 8 1/2 x 11 white, annotated
1964     Mar 6 Confidential B2 net price list, 2 pp 8 1/2 x 11 white, annotated
1964     Mar 7 Confidential  B2 net price list sheet #2 Wheel Goods 81/2 x 11, white
1964     Mar 7 Confidential  B2 net price list sheet #2 Wheel Goods 81/2 x 11, blue
1964     Mar 6  & 7 Confidential P3 net price list, 2 pp 8 1/2 x 11 white, annotated, inked notations
1964     Mar 6 Confidential X2 NOD net price list, 2 pp 8 1/2 x 11 white, annotated
1964     Mar 7 Confidential P3 net price list 2pp, 8 1/2 x 11, pink, heavily annotated
1964     Mar 16 Confidential B4 net price list 8 1/2 x 11 blue, annotated
1964     Mar 16 Confidential P5 net price list 8 1/2 x 11 pink, heavily annotated
1964     Letter, G.Fink reaccompanying special price list for NAHHIC
1965     Catalog 16pp, 8 1/2 x 11, on cover: boy operating yellow Gradall machine
1965     ©1965 "Wish Book" mini-catalog, 16pp, 5 3/8x 2 3/4 Gradall on front
1965     Feb 24 P1 Confidential net price list 8 1/2 x 11 per dozen prices, white, annotated
1965     Mar 1 E-X1-NOD Confidential net price list 8 1/2 x 11 white, 36 toys
1965     Mar 1 price list as above, pink, slightly higher prices
1965     Mar 2 B1 price list as above, blue, slightly higher prices
1965     Mar 1 W1 price list as above, white, higher prices
1965     Mar 1 printed net price list, pink, same per dozen prices as P1 list above
1965     undated Suggested list prices shwing order from Sears Roebuck, Manchester NH
1965     undated Closeout prices to various department stores, typed on 5x8 white
1965     July 9 G.H.Fink memo re price for #0024 Hot Rod set
1966     Catalog 16pp, 8 3/8 x 11; cover: girl & boy withWild Animal Circus semi-trailer truck
1966     Mar 1 Confidential B4 net price list 8 1/2 x 11 blue, annotated
1966     Mar 1 confidential P2 net price list 8 1/2 x 11 pink, heavily annotated
1966     Mar 1 confidential net price list as above but printed; 2 copies, one heavily annotated
1966     Mar 1 Confidential W1 net price list with typed-in addition, white
1966     Mar 30 Confidential B3 net price list 8 1/2 x 11, blue, annotated
1966     Mar 30 Confidential W3 net price listincorporating bove addition, white
1966     Mar 31 Confidential X1 net price list 8 1/2 x 11 white paper, annotated "Export"
1966     Jun 15 Confidential B4 net price list 8 1/2 x11, blue, notatin "New Blue"
1966     June 15 P5 Confidential net price list, 8 1/2 x 11, pink,
1966     Jun 15 Confidential B4 net price list 8 1/2 x11, blue, notatin "New Blue"
1966     June 15  Confidential net price list similar but printed; 2 copies, 1 heavily annotated
1966     (rec'dMay 13) NAHHIC Special price list typed on 8 1/2 x 11 white
1967     Catalog 20 pp, 8 1/2 x 11; cover: stylized highway cloverleaf & four toys with children
1967     Catalog Supplement, 4 pp, shows 9 additional new toys
1967     May 1 Confidential net price list, 2pp 8 1/2 x 11 printed on pink
1967     May 1 Same, with annotations
1967     no month letterhead memo re policies on returns, damaged & defective toys
1968     Catalog 28pp, 8 1/2 x 10 7/8, cover: Buddy L trucks at traffic signal
1968     Spring Catalog Supplement, 4pp, Buddy L Jr. trucks, Lil Buddys figures
1968     Catalog Supplement 4 pp 8 3/8 x 10 7/8, color, "Introducing New Buddy L Brutes
1868     Mar 14 B2 Confidential Net Price List, 2pp 8 1//2 x 11, blue-gray paper
1968     Mar 1 Confidential net price list , 2pp, 8 1/2 x 11, pink, annotated
1968     Mar 5 Confidential W1 net price list, 2 pp 8 1/2 x 11 white,
1968     undated "Wish book" mini-catalog 16pp, 5 3/8 x 3 3/8; traffic signal on cover
1969     Catalog, 36pp, 8 1/2 x 11, cover: 9 toys; back: Lil Buddys figures; Neosho MO plant listed
1969     Catalog Supplement, 2pp, color, Brute sets one side, Touch-n-Sell packages on back
1969     © 1969"Wish Book" mini-catalog, 16 pp, 5 3/8 x 3 3/8, 9 pix on front cover, grills on back
1969     Apr 15 Confidential net price list, 2pp 8 1/2 x 11 on pink, has Neosho MO address
1969     May 12 Press Information Kit, 5 articles on Buddy L expansion, in lime-green folder
1969     Buddy L "Funtime Club" kit including welcoming cover letter, member card, registration applications for free toys, and 1969 Wish Book
1970     Catalog #1, 40 pp, 8 1/2 x 11, cover:top view of truck, Lil Buddys on back
1970     Catalog #2, 4 pp, 8 1/2 x 11, children's Carefree furniture; Neosho factory pictured
1970     May 1 P4 Confidential net price list, 8 1/2 x 11, pink, Carefree furniture only
1970     Jun 1 P2 Confidential net price list or toys 17 x11 folded to 8 1/2 x 11, pink
1970     © 1970 "Wish Book" mini-catalog, 16pp, 5 3/8x3 3/8, yellow pickup truck on cover
1971     Catalog #1, 36pp, 8 1/2 x 11, "Toy Fair Proof", Cover: boy w/truck; 6 other toys
1971     Catalog #2, 4pp, 8 1/2 x 11; children's Carefree furniture
1971     "Buddy L Hit Parade" of store ads, 16 pp, 8 1/2 x 11 b&w, ads are reproduced half-size
1972     "Hit Parade" store ads similar to 1971, 16pp, 8 1/2 x 11, b&w, ads reproduced half-size
1972     Catalog, 32pp, 8 1/2 x 11, cover: Model T flivver delivery truck above line"60 Years of Fine Products"
1973     &1974 Catalog, 28 pp, 8 1/2 x11, 6 toys on cover;  [same catalog used in both '74 & '73
1974     Catalog, Buddy L outdoor grills, 16pp, 9 1/4 x 9 1/4, color, shows many scantily-clad Playboy models including nude bonde in Lady Godiva pose on a white horse
1975     Catalog, 20pp, 8 1/2 x 11, cover: boy with 4 trucks, big & small
1975     to 1979.  Henry Katz file includes Katz letterhead, list of toy companies he owned (including Buddy L) or represented, photos, typical route list when he traveled, his recollections of makine wood toys during WWII, the Buddy L new release and obituary when he died, text of G.H.Fink's remarks at the Katz memorial service and photocopy of a Louis H.Hertz article in Classic Toy Trains magazine
1979     8 x 10 glossy photo prints of that year's Buddy L train sets
1976     Catalog @2, 4pp, 8 1/2 x 11, train sets, typewriters, cash registers, wind-up tank
1976     "Wish Book" mini=catalog, 8 pp, 5 3/8x3 3/8; school bus on front
1977     Catalog 32pp, 8 1/2 x 11; cover:sleeping boy with truck, "Toys children dream of…"
1977     "Wish Book" mini=catalog, 8 pp, 5 3/8x3 3/8; sleeping boy with truck on cover
1978     Catalog, 40pp, 8 1/2 x 11, cover:kids with toys, headline "Starmakers…from Buddy l
1978     "Wish Book" mini-catalog, 8pp, 5 3/8 x3 3/8; cover: boy &girl with toys
1979     Catalog, 52pp, 8 1/2 x 11, cover: toy & Mack truck "Two great names…together again
1979     Nov pages 5 &6 Antique Toy World Al Marwick on Al McCollough & Buddy "L" toys
1980     Catalog, 48pp, 8 1/2 x 11, cover: boy & toys, "the toughest toys on wheels"
1982     Catalog, 44pp horizontal 11 x 8 1/2, Kenworth truck; "Dependability for over 72 years"
1982     Confidential price list, 6pp foldout, peach paper, punched holes for 3-ring binder
1983     Catalog, 52pp, 8 1/2 x 11, cover:boy & girl, "Every Child Needs a Buddy…BuddyL"
1983     Rush Order Form, triple-copy gray-yellow-pink, for toys to be advertised on TV
1983     Flyer 8 1/2 x 11, one side, 1983 TV Campaign ad schedule
1983     Flyer 11X8 1/2, one side, Luv Buds (mini dolls in plastic flower buds)
1983     Flyer 11 x 8 1/2, one side, Trik Shots stunt cars with launchers
1983     Flyer 11 x 8 1/2, one side, Rev'Em-Up Racer, 5 varieties
1984     Catalog, 64pp, 8 1/2 x 11, cover: boy & Power-Drivers truck, "Every Child needs a Buddy…
1985     Catalog, 64pp, 8 1/2 x 11, cover: boy & "Air Controlled Machine" toys
1986     Catalog, 32pp, 8 1/2 x 11, all-red cover with Buddy L "tire track"design
1987     Catalog, 44pp, 8/1 x 11, silver-gray cover, "Experience the Excitement!"
1988     Catalog, 48pp, 8 1/2 x 11, black cover:up-slanted line of toys "Moving Up in 1988-89
1988     Feb 1 Confidential Price List, 4 fold 10 x 8 folded, 20 x 15 3/4 open, red & black, one side
1989     Catalog, 48 pp, 8 1/2 x 11, striped maron cover, action toys, Brutes, Super Brutes, etc
1989     Feb 1 Confidential Price List, 4 fold 10 x 8 folded, 20 x 15 3/4 open, red & black, one side
1989     Supplemental price list for 3 toys, 8 1/2 x 11, white, stapled tomain list
1989     Flyer "Terrifier Amphibians,"  8 1/2 x11, one side
1989     "Sefton Americana Collections: by Nancy Jrdan; 52 pages 6 1/2 10; includes 8pp (24--31_ on Thomas w. Sefton's collection of Buddy L toys.
1989     Color photo (8x10) of Buddy "L" toys displayed in the main lobby of the San Diego Trust & Savings Bank of which cllector Tom Sefton was president
1990     Catalog, 52pp, 8 1/2 x11, black cover, 4 toys; "Subsidiary of SLM on back
1990     Flyer, 4pp, 8 1/2 x 11, "I Never Tought of Buddy L for Spring Until Now"!
1990     Flyer Brutes toy vehicles assortmet, 8 1/2 x 11, one page, one side
1990     Flyer 8 1/2 x11, one page, one side only , Electronic Spider-Man & Spider Copter
1991     Catalog, 40pp, 8 1/2 x 11,  SLM Emblem & abstract network of lines on cover
1991     Spring Catalog  My First Buddys,  32pp, 8 1/2 x 11, pre-school toys
1991     Ride-ons Catalog, 12 pp, 8 1/2 x 11, Power Drivers batter-pawered vehicles
1991     Message to Buyers, 8 1/2 x 11, white, noting that 3 vehicles are to be redesigned
                               
NOTE:  The Buddy L Corporation was sold in 1990 to a Canadian company, SLM International, Inc., and operated as and SLM subsidiary until 1995.  Buddy L then filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.  A short time later, Empire of Carolina Inc., a 40-year old toymaker headquartered in Delray Beach, Fla., and best known for its Big Wheel pedal-powered sidewalk vehicles and winter-sport toys, bout Buddy L and added the Buddy L toy line to its own extensive assortment.  Empire in 1996 subordinated the Buddy L label on its actual toys, but devoted 22 pages to them in its catalog.             
 
1996     Empire Industries Vehicles and Pre-School catalog packet [five 1996 Empire     catalogs],  vehicles/preschool catalog, 24 pp, 11 x 8 1/2; 15 pp devoted to Buddy L toy vehicles and 7 pages of pre-school playthings
1997     Empire Catalog, 44 pp, 8 1/2 x 11, including 8 labeled Boys showing traditional Buddy L vehicles and 6 of pre-school models also labeled Boys;  also 6 pp labeled Girls showing model horses called Grand Champions and Fantasy Fillies
1998     Empire Catalog, 44 pp, 8 1/2 x 11, including12 pages bearing prominent Buddy L 8 labeled Boys showing traditional labels and 4 pages of Buddy L pre-school playthings.  Catalog also shows "Real Bugs",  "YoYo Balls" and YoYo Pets," model horses, Big Wheel ride-ons and winter sports equipment
                               
1963     thru 1969:   Folder of photocopied documents relating to lavor troubles and strikes at the  East Moline Buddy L factory; and the transfer of operations to a new factory at Neosho, MO.
                               
NEWSPAPER  and  MAGAZINE  BUDDY "L" ARTICLES   mostly photocopies           
1924     (undated) story in Sunday Davenport Democrat and Leader on Buddy "L" business: SON GIVES FATHER I     DEA FOR NEW FACTORY AKING TOYS
1925     May 21, East Moline Herald PRESSED STEEL TO WORK FULL TILT DURING YEAR
1925     Dec 3, East Moline Herald TOY FACTORY TO ADD $125,000 EXTENSION
1928     July 31 Moline Daily Dispatch (?) HISTORY OF TOY MAKING FIRM IS INTERESTING ONE
1930     Aug BUDDY "L" TOY WITHSTANDS SEVERE TEST,  Playthings, p.73
1930     Aug  THE EVOLUTION OF A TOY PLANT,  Playthings, p134-5
1930     Nov.14  FRED A.LUNDAHL, PIONEER BUILDER OF TOYS IS DEAD, Moline Daily Dispatch
1930     Nov. 15 LUNDAHL FUNERAL WILL BE MONDAY, Moline Daily Dispatch
1930     Nov 18  LUNDAHL FUNERAL ATTENDED BY 500, Moline Daily Dispatch
1930     FRED A.LUNDAHL DIES;  BUDDY "L" Vice Pres,  Hardware Age
1930     Nov 25  FUND IS CREATED BY LUNDAHL WILL, Moline Daily Dispatch
1930     Dec  IN RESPECTFUL MEMORY TO FRED A LUNDAHL, Toy World, p.50
1931     Sept. Playthings p.103, brief story on Buddy "L" Zep-R-Chute
1931     Nov 1, JACK-IN-THE BOX AGE OF TOYS FALLS,  Davenport Democrat
1932     June, Junior Home p.48  Dandy Digger in "THE SHOP WINDOW" column
1932     Dec Junior Home p,59, Robotoy in "THE SHOP WINDOW" column
1936     Mar  BUDDY L PERSONAL PROPERTY BOUGHT BY EDWIN BETTENDORF, Moline Dispatch
1946     Dec  Movie Life p.58, photo wood Chucklin Choo Choo & steel Pull-n-ride Dump Truck
1955     Oct 15 REPLICAS OF REAL THING FEATURE BUDDY L TOYS,  Moline Daily Dispatch
1955     Oct 25 H.Katz press release announcing Harold G. Bettendorf's impending retirement
1957     Aug 9 photo of Buddy "L" production line, Moline Daily Dispatch
1960     Jan  TCA Quarterly  A Buddy "L" Railroad of 193- by Forrest Stephens & Al Hornor
1960     Jan TCA Quarterly  BUDDY "L" OUTDOOR RAILROAD OF 1960 by w. Graham Claytor
1968     Apr 16 MACHINISTS PICKET BUDDY L IN EM, Davenport Times-Democrat
1968     Sep 20  BUDDY L TO LEAVE EM FOR MISSOURI, Moline Daily Dispatch
1974     June 11 PEOPLE IN PROFILE--A.B.Lundahl profile, Moline Daily Dispatch
1974     Dec 21  SURVIVORS IN THE ATTIC  Moline Daily Dispatch
?              Antique Toy World pp.8-10, Al Marwick column on Buddy "L" wood-toys factory
1977     Aug  Antique Toy World pp.10-11, Al Marwick column on Lundahls, father & son
1979     Antique Toy World,pp 5-6, Marwich column on Buddy "L" author Al McCollough
1980     TCA Quarterly Vol 26 #5, pp4 &5 article on the Buddy "L" Zephyr
1981     Aug 11 DEERE EXEC LUNDAHL DEAD AT 65, Moline Daily Dispatch, p.1
1981     Aug 12  EX-DEERE CHIEF DIES  Quad City Times,  p.1
1981     Aug 12 A.B.LUNDAHL SERVICES FRIDAY, Moline Daily Dispatch,  p,1
1981     Dec 30 Andy Rooney column in York(Pa) Daily Record
1983     Jan 23 BUDDY L THE STORY OF A MON, HIS SON, AND TOYS, Sunday Dispatch, Moline,
1983     Jan 23BOOK ABOUT LOCAL TOYS IS PUBLISHED,  Sunday Dispatch, Moline,
1990     Jan TCA Quarterly p. 8-13, "UPDATING BUDDY "L" , article by Al McCollough
1990     April Train Collectors Quarterly, p.45, corretions to Jan. 1990 Buddy "L" article
1996     Apr. Mobilia, cover & pages 40-44, BUDDY "L"TOYS 75TH ANNIVERSARY, article by Al McCollough
1996     Sep.  Antique Toy World pp118-124,  Buddy "L" Toys Diamond Anniversary, article by Al McCollough
1997     Apr TCA Quarterly  pp32-35,  McCollough article on Buddy "L" Gray Train
1998     Sep  Mobilia, pp34-37,  "DRIVING WITHOUT A LICENSE" by Al McCollough on Buddy "L" toy Ford models.
                               
BUDDY "L"  TOYS----   DESIGNS  & PATENTS
                               
Following are photocopies of several of the patents and patented designs obtained by Fred A Lundall and, later, after his death, by two of his engineers.  These copies were provided to me in April 1979 by Kalish & Gilster, patent attorneys in St. Louis, MO.  It seems probable that the Moline Pressed patent attorneys in St. Louis, MO.  It seems probable that the Moline Pressed SteelCompany and successor companies obtained other patents also.  The patents, typically issued several months or even years they had been applied for, are llisted in order of the date of actual issue by the U.S.Patent Office.  Each original application consisted of one or more precise mechanical drawings and one or more pages describing the item to be patented.  Orginal copies of "letters patent"included the actual certificate, or cover, attached to the applicant's drawings and descriptive pages with a blue ribbon and Patent Office seal. Copies of some of these patents as supplied to me lack the certificate(called in this list the cover). Al  McCollough                    
                                                               
Dec. 28, 1926     (filed Aug. 24, 1922)--"Toy Automobile," Design No. 71,760 (2 sheets: 1 drawing, 1 description
1927     (filed Oct.8,1925) -- "Toy [Fire Ladder] Truck"  Design No.72,377 (2 sheets: 1 drawing, 1 description)
1928     (filed Apr 26, 1926) -- "Railway Tracks and Methods of Forming the Same, "  Patent NO. 1,669, 257 (6      sheets: 2 drawings, 4 description, plus cover) 2 pages of patent cover
30-Apr    1929     (filed Oct 8, 1925) -- "Ladder and Adjusting Mechanism,"  Patent No. 1,711,357   (5 sheets: 2 drawings, 3 description, plus cover of 2 pages
30-Apr    1929     (filed June 20, 1927) --"Ladder and Adjusting Mechanism", Patent No. 1,711,358   (7 sheets; 3 drawings, 4 description, 2 pages of patent cover)
25-Jun   1929     (filed Oct 13, 1926)-- "Toy [Concrete]Mixing Machines"  Patent no. 1,718,911   (9 sheets: 4 drawings, 5 description, + 2 pages patent cover)
6-Aug      1929     (filed Jan. 30,1926) -- "Vehicle Toys," Patent no. 1,723,552   (6 sheets: 2 drawings, 4 description + 2 pages cover
6-Aug      1929     (filed Oct. 13, 1926) -- "Velocipede"  Patent no. 1,723,553    (8 sheets: 4 drawings, 4 descriptions)
11-Mar  1930     (filed Oct 7 1929) -- "Switch Operating Mechanism"  Patent no. 1, 750,234   (3 sheets: 1 drawing, 2 description, 2 cover pages)
22-Apr    1930     (filed Jan 8, 1923) -- Vehicle Toy"  Patent no 1,755,483    (12 sheets: 5 drawings,  7 description)
13-May  1930     (filed Mar 24, 1924) -- "Toy Dump Cart,"  Patent No. 1, 758,755    (4 sheets: 2 drawings, 2 description)
9-Sep     1930     (filed Oct 13, 1926)  -- "Convertible Vehicle Toy," Patent No. 1,775,251   (8 sheets: 5 drawings, 3 description)
Oct.21    1930     (filed May 5, 1930) --"A Toy Hand Car"    Design No. 82,334    (2 sheets: 1 drawing, 1 description; 2 cover pages
2-Jun      1931     (filed May 1, 1926) -- Vehicle Toy [Locomotive], "  Patent No. 1,808,309   (12 sheets: 5 drawings,  7 description)
2-Jun      1931     (filed Apr 22, 1927 -- "Vehicle Toy [Bus],"  Patent No. 1,808,310   (8 sheets: 4 drawings, 4 descriptions)
12-Dec   1933     (filed Apr 14,1932) -- "Steering Mechanism for Toy Vehicles"  Patent No. 1,939,379   (4 sheets: 2 drawings, 1 description; filed by O.J.Anderson)
12-Dec   1933     (filed Jun 2, 1933) -- "Lighting System for Toy Vehicles"  Patent No 1,939,380 (5 sheets: 2 drawings, 3 description; filed by O.J. Anderson)
Jan 21  1936     (filed Sep 21, 1935) -- "Toy Mechanical Shovel"  Patent No 2, 028, 582 (5 sheets: 2 drawings,     2 description, 1 correction; filed by T.R.Arden)
17-Apr    1979     Letter to Mr. McCollough from Kalish & Gilster reg. To patents relating to Buddy "L" toys ( 2 pages
2-Nov     1981     Letter to Mr. Ralph W. Kalish of Kalish & Gilster from Mr. McCollough regarding: copyright notice of registered trademarks of Buddy L Corporation  
                               
LETTERS  (Photocopies)
                               
Dec 2,    1921     From Hess Bros. Re ordering toys;  Dec 9, Fred Lundahl reply
Dec 31, 1921     From R.O. Larson, Chicago, re; Belknap Hardware and toys
4-Mar     1922     From C.K. Arter re steam shovel;  Mar 17, Fred Lundahl reply
9-Nov     1925     From a boy, Spencer Berger, re his fondness for Buddy "L" trucks
13-Nov  1926     From Pritchard Stewart, Chicago, re birthday gift for Buddy "L"
22-Dec   1927     Postcard from Earle LeRoy Williams, Minneapolis to Buddy "L" Daddy
23-Dec   1927     From MJM [illegible] of Mace Advertising Agency, Peoria, IL, re good business relations in
                            1927 and season's greetings for 1928
24-Dec   1927     From Kathryn Gifford of Halle Bros. Re Christmas and good service
27-Dec   1927     From Sanford Vaughan, Chicago, re receiving Tool Chest
28-Dec   1927     From H.H.Weiss re greeting card and season's greeting
29-Oct    1936     From E.J.Bettendorf, president, Buddy "L" Mfg. Co, to Mrs Fred A Lundahl, re: resignation of
                                directors in connection with dissolution of the company
9-Oct      1944     From M.Johnson & Co. complimenting & adding to wood toys order; & Katz note
11-Aug   1952     Letter of praise from Mrs. R.O. Tucker of Memphis, Tenn
21-May  1965     From Children's Museum of Indianapolis I thanks for toys given for TV show
3-Feb     1968     From an Arkansas medical center requesting toys for children; and reply
6-Jun      1989     From Henry Ford Museum re the only Buddy "L" toy in its collection
                               
CONDOLENCES ON DEATH OF FRED LUNDAHL  (Photocopies)
                               
11/14/1930       From R.H.McCready of Playthings to R.F.Valentine of Buddy "L" Mfg
11/19/1930       From George H. Griffiths of Hardware Age to R.F. Valentine
12/6/1930         From Arthur J. Straus of Arthur J. Straus Co. of Milwaukee
12/7/1930         Handwritten, 2 pages, from Edmond E. Draper to Mrs. F.A. Lundahl
12/8/1930         From E.E. Draper of W.H.Draper & Sons to Buddy L Mfg. Co
12/8/1930         From W.B.Munroe of Supplee-Biddle Hardware Co, Philadelphia
12/9/1930         From L.H.Knopf of the Meyercord Co to Buddy "L" Mfg. Co
12/11/1930       From Ralph R Huesman of Desmond's of Los Angeles
12/15/1930       From A.D. Lewis of S.T. Lewis & Son Dry Goods Co. Denver
12/19/1930       From Roy G. Hird of Garley Steel Co to Mrs. F. A.Lundahl
 
BUDDY "L" REPORTS (photocopies)
                               
28-Feb   1911     Annual Report Moline Pressed Steel Co. to IL Secretary of State,  2 pages
10-Feb   1921     Annual Report Moline Pressed Steel Co. to IL Secretary of State,  5 pages
4-Dec     1922     Annual Report Moline Pressed Steel Co.  To Il Secretary of State,  4 pages
31-Dec   1927     Moline Pressed Steel, Balance Sheet as published
18-Feb   1928     Annual Report Moline Pressed Steel Co to Il Secretary of State, 4 pages
24-Feb   1928     revised Annual Report Moline Pressed Steel Co to Secretary of State, 4 pages
31-Jan   1929     East Moline Toy Co Annual Report to Il Secretary of State, 4 pages
31-Dec   1933     Buddy L Mfg Co, Year's Accounts, 9 pages
1-Jan      1934     Buddy L Mfg Co,Accounts Payable, 1 page
25-Feb   1936     Bankruptcy trustee's notice of hearing on petitin for sale of Buddy "L" property
26-Sep   1936     Annual Report Buddy "L" Mfg. Co. to Il Sec of state, 5 pages
                               
Various dates,  McCollough correspondence with IL Secretary of State re annual reports,               
    Mr. Michael J. Howlett                   
                               
6-Jan      1975     date of company's founding, owners & officers and date of sale/ dissolution
13-Jan   1975     Response: written by Norman R.Crane, Administrator, Commercial Dept; office of the Sec of State, 2 pgs.
20-Jan   1975     Letter to Norman R. Crane requesting "oldest available annual report"
2-May     1975     follow-up letter to Jan 20, 1975
 
 
INVENTORY
 
Buddy “L” [Buddy-L] Folder List 2                    
 
Folders  Year        Contents
5             1922/June           "playthings" magazine Advertisement, page 43
6             Pre-1921              Letterhead
7             1922     2/ 1927, 2/1929 F.A.O. Schwarz Toys catalog pages
8             1925     Jan.1 price list; c. 1925 packing & wieghts list
9             1925     Lundahl speech to Rotary Club, 5 pages
10           c. 1926 greeting card; tracing of Fred A.Lundahl's initials, copied unto
                                acid-free paper due to heavy use of scotch paper
4             1926     photocopy of price list
12           1926     Belkhap Hardware & Mfg. Co. catalog, Buddy "L" line, 4 pages
13           1927     price list,  3 pages
14           1927     concrete mixer flyer; 1926 concrete mixer instructions
15           1927     "Look and see What Buddy "L" has made for?"
16           1927     greeting  card; 1927 H.H. Weiss letter, 1927 Mace Ad Agency announcement
17           1927     price list, dealers; retail suggested prices
18           1927     price list, dealers; retail suggested prices
19           1927     outdoor RR flyer; outdoor RR price list
20           1927     parts list
21                           Bethlehem rail drawings, 1974-75 correspondence; Bethlehem catalog;
                                switch stands-pp 18-20, 1955
22           1927     tool chest price list, tool chest ads
23           1927     'Story of Buddy "L" ' booklet, final revised edition
24           1924     Sears Catalog pp597; 1931 Sears Cat. Pp 680
25           1927     "Chicago Tribune" Ad
26           1928     Buddy "L" price list
27           1928     Dealers price lists--East and west
28           1928     Dealers tool chest price list
29           1928     Moline Pressed Steel Co. Debentures Offering
30           1928     Herbert Hoover telegram
31           1928     Directions for stringing fire ladder for aerial truck
32           1929     complete line catalog; net & retail price lists
33           1929     Industrial train booklet
34           1929     Happy days booklet with pages 17-20 proofs
35           1930     Stationery -Buddy "L" mfg. Co.
36           1930     June, and Here's Buddy "L" Junior booklet
37           1930     Buddy "L" pages from e.K. tryon catalog & price lists, letter on back
38           1930     Steel playthings Ad from Toy Journal "Playthings"
39           1931     Crowning Delight catalog, price list, 7/31/1928 "Moline Dispatch Ad"
40           1932     Robotoy leaflet & instruction card; 1932  Junior Home Ad, & leaflet
41           1933     "Pull & Ride" catalog & Electric headlight truck leaflet; price lists
42           1934     Catalog & 'news flash' leaflet, prices
43           1935     price list #147, Distr, Jobber, Dealer prices
44           1935     Letter on Buddy "L" Mfg. Letterhead with RR prices
45           1935     Letter from Denver's Daniel & Fisher Stores on closeout -freight cars
46           1936     catalog & price lists
47           1936     Railroad Stories Mag. Offer on closeout railroad
48           1936     Scarab ad by Gimbels
49           1937     price lists for Dist, dealers, jobbers, special.
50                           repair parts and inquires, letters
51                           repair parts and instructions
52           1937-42               instructions for printing press
53           1938     price lists--dist, special, dealers, jobbers
54           1939     catalog & price lists
55           1939-40               Railway Express flyer
56           1940     catalog & price lists
57           1940     Outdoor RR inventory
58           1941     catalog & price lists
59           1941     Good Housekeeping Festival Flyer
60           1942     price lists
61           1943     Wood catalog & price lists
62           1944--   Allotment letters for years 44, 45, 46, 49
63           1945     catalog & price lists
64           1946     catalog & price lists
65           1947     catalog & price lists
66           1947     pedal bike flyer & letter
67           1948     catalog & price lists
68           1948     water pistol flyer & price list
69           1949     catalogs & price lists
70           1950     catalogs, price lists, letters
71           1951     catalog, price list, letter, Rifle flyer
72           1952     catalog, price lists,
73           1953     catalog, price lists, Chair Flyer, Spitfire Flyer
74           1954     catalog, price lists, letter
75           1955     catalog, orderforms
76           1956     catalog, price lists, I L Corporation
77           1957     catalog, price lists, Reports, GMC catalog
78           1958     catalog, orderforms, GMC designs
79           1959     catalog, orderforms, letters
80           1960     catalog, orderforms, letters
81           1961     catalog, orderforms, letters, flyers
82           1962     catalog, prices, Texaco Fire engine flyer, Rulebook
83           1963     catalog, prices, newspaper clipping
84           1964     catalog, prices
85           1965     catalog, prices
86           1966     catalog, prices
87           1967     catalog, prices
88           1968     catalog, prices,  New Brute flyer
89           1969     catalog, prices, Flyers, Press Release,  Fun Club
90           1970     catalog, prices, Flyers, Furniture Catalog
91           1971     catalog,  Furniture catalog
92           1972     Catalog, Ad reprints (2)
93           1973     catalog
94           1974     Grill catalog
95           1975     catalog
96                           Henry Katz personal information
97           1976     catalog #2, Train glossies
98           1977-78               catalogs, flyers
99           1979-80               catalogs
100        1982-83               catalogs, prices, TV Campaign
101        1984-85               catalogs
102        1986-87               catalogs
103        1988-89               catalogs, prices, flyers
104        1989     Sefton Americana flyer, picture of Bank Display
105        1990-91               Catalogs, flyers,  My First Buddys
106        1996     Empire catalog packet
107        1997     Empire Catalog
108                        Labor Troubles, several sheets
                               
Folder 1                 Extensive listing of multiple entries
1921     & earlier Moline Pressed Steel Company letterhead
1922     June Playthings page 42 full-page ad, greeen paper "Real Playthings--Read the pictures!
1922     FAO S chwarz catalog page 37
1927     Schwarz catalog page, Outdoor RR,  new 208 Coach,   220A Improved Shovel, Sand Screener, etc
1927     Schwarz Catalog page 45, Ohed Crane, 205B Hydr Aerial,  207 Ice,  203A Lumber, etc
1929     Schwarz Cat. P.? Outdoor RR,  205AB Fire Pumper,  new 4000 Trencher,  300 Tug etc 
1925     Lundahl Rotary Club speech typewritten text
1925     carton packing, weights, & retail prices list
1926     Jan 15 F.A. Lundahl initials & date trced from back of his photo
1926     Feb 1 Net price list incl Outdoor RR,  280 Mixer etc
1926     Belknap Hardware flyer or catalog,  4 pages,  color 9 3/4 X 10 1/2
1926     Concrete Mixer opereating instructions, 1 page, 9 1/2 X 12 1/2 w/coupon for Tool Chest info
1926     Happy New Year greetings card
1927     Buddy "L" New Year's card 4 pages, deckle edge on one side, 4 1/2 X 6 1/8, red & black
1927     Dec 28 Superior Die Casting letter from H.H.Weiss re Christmas card
1927     Concrete Mixer  folder 10 3/8 x 6 1/4 (opened), red, green, black, "The New Buddy "L" etc
1927     Price List Suggested retail selling prices, [original was on green paper]
1927     March 22 Dealers Net Price List 8 1/2 x 11, West prices, 212-B Mail truck, 2-ft track
1927     Outdoor Railroad folder 8 1/2 x 10 3/4, color, 4 pages, "Without Question-- The Most etc…
1927     April 1 Outdoor Railroad price list, 8 1/2 x 71/8, black print on white paper
1927     Tool Chest Contents for four chests, 1 page 8 1/2 x 11, black print on pink paper
1927     Sept. 1 Dealers Net Price List, Tool Chests [original was on pink paper] 8 1/2 x 7 1/4
1927     Flyer, "And Now---Buddy "L" Tool Chests, 4 numbers ready
1927     Nov. Adv in Child Life "Tell Dad You Want This Chest of Tools"
1927     Nov. Tool Chests adv in Hardware Age "Wire for Holiday Stock"
1927     Nov. Tool Chests adv inHardware Retailer "Both Son and Dad Will Want This"
1927     Nov 12 Toys adv in The Literary Digest; same ad ran in Collier's
1927     Nov. 19 adv in Collier's "Year 'Round Toys for Boys"
1927     Nov. 26 adv in The Literary Digest "Year 'Round Toys for Boys"
1927     Dec  adv in St. Nicholas "Dad wants to send You freethis Storybook of Buddy "L"
1927     Dec.17 adv in Collier's"When you visit Toy Town ask for Buddy "L"
1927     Toys & Tool Chests separate ads in Playtings
1927     Service Dept. Infor & Parts List including cans for Tank Truck
1927     May 26 Bethlehem Steel co. working drawings for rolling Outdoor Railroad rails
1927     Bethlehem Sweitch Stands catalog #389 showing switch modeled by Buddy "L"
1927     Sear fall/winter catalog page 597 topped by six Buddy "L" toys
1931     Sears fall/winter catalog page 680 showing six Buddy "L" toys Sears Boycraft featured
1927     The Story of Buddy "L", final revised edition 24 pages + 16 pages "Latest Additions", and Buddy L's Surprise" foldout inset showing Outdoor Railroad
1927     Flyer "Look and See What Buddy "L" has Made for 1927", 4 pages, 9 1/4 x 12 1/4 opened, color, shows unpainted Outdoor Railroad train, 208 Coach, 212B Mail [never produced]
1927     March 22 Dealers Net Price List 8 1/2 x 11, West prices,
1927     Dec.4 half-page city papers adv, "Chest of Tools and Toys for Boys
1928     Feb 1 Dealers Net  Price List (early version, no Tugboat or Trench Digger)
1928     Feb 1 Dealers Net  Price List, East prices, late version, incl 14 new items for 1928
1928     Feb 1 Dealers Price List as above but with Western, higher prices
1928     Mar 1 Prospectus for $275,000 ten-yr 6 1/2% gold debentures offering
1928     Nov 6 Herbert Hoover telegram ordering 11 trucks for Raskob children
1928     Apr 1 Tool Chests Dealers Net Price List, 1 page 8 1/2 x 7 1/4; offers plans
1928     Ladder Restringing Directions for No 205-B Hydraulic Aerial Truck, 4 pages, 5 1/8 x 8 red & black; edges worn
1929     Catalog, 44 pages 8 1/2 x 11  color, "The Complete Buddy "L" Line"
1929     Feb 1 Dealers Net Price List, folded, 8 1/2 x 14, East prices (orig. on yellow paper)
1929     Feb 1 Dealers Net Price List, folded, 8 1/2 x 14, West prices (orig. on blue paper)
1929     Retail Price List, 8 1/4 x 101/2, East prices, 400 Trench Digger
1929     Retail Price List, as above but West prices,
1929     July, booklet "How to Use Industrial Train, 32pp 8 x 5 1/4, red & green on tan cover; b&w
1929     Nov. "Happy Days with Buddy "L" Toys 36pp 8 1/8 x 5 1/4 color (date written on cover)
1929     Happy Days, mint color proofs of 4 pp. 17, 18, 19, 20 only
1929     Feb 1 Jobbers Price List, 4 pages, 7 x 8 1/2, page 2 marked Discountinued new items typed on page 3
1930     Buddy "L" Mfg. Co like-new stationery-- 4 letterhead sheets, 1 envelope
1930     Catalog, no covers, 4 pp 8 1/4 x 10 1/4; shows new spoke wheels, rubber tires
1930     Apr 21 Dealers Net Price List, 2 pages, 8 1/2 x 11, mimeo; toys grouped by category
1930     Retail Price List Buddy "L" Mfg Co, 8 1/2 x 11, toys listed by categories
1930     Feb Adv from Playthings magazine, 4 pp 9 x 12, full color
1930     June, booklet "And Here's Buddy "L" Junior," 8 pp 8 x 5 1/4, color, (slight tear on p.3
1931     Catalog (minor dampness wrinkles) 8 pp. 7 1/2 x 10 3/4, color "The Crowning Delight, etc
1931     Feb 1 Retail Price List 4 pp. Including cover; toys I category groups as in 1930
1932     Robotoy flyer 8 x 11, "The TOY Sensation of 1932!", instruction card stapled to it
1932     Dec. Junior Home p.51, 1-col adv "Amazing new ROBOTOY"
1932     Dec. Junior Home p.59 Robotoy in "The Shop Window" column
1933     Catalog 4 pages 8 1/2 x 11, color; first Pull-n-Ride trucks, first two-digit listing numbers
1933     color page (proof?), 8 1/2 x 11, "All 1933…Trucks Have Electric Head-lights
1933     May 1 Distributors Net Price List, 1 mineo page 8 1/2 x 11, 20 toys, all w/headlights
1933     May 1 Jobbers Net Price List, as above but prices slightly higher
1933     May 1 Preffered Dealers Net Price List, as above w/slightly higher prices
1933     May 1 Dealers Net Price List, as above w/ slightly higher prices
1934     Catalog 12pp, 8 1/2 x 11, color, headline: "Buddy "L" Pull-n-Ride Toys"
1934     Flyer Railway Express truck, [original was in color], 8 1/2 x 10 1/4; Dandy Digger on back
1934     Flyer "Flash News of Buddy "L", 1 p, 8 3/8 x 107/8, four 434-series trucks, golf game
1934     April 1 Distributors net price list, 1 mimeo page 8 1/2 x 11, 19 toys
1934     April 1 National Merchandisers net price list, as above w/slightly higher prices
1934     April 1 Jobbers net price list, as above w/slightly higher prices
1934     Dealers net price list, as above w/slightly higher prices
1934     Flyer Robotoy, 1 p. 8 1/2 x 11; headline: "Nothing Like It Before"
1935     Apr 1 Price List # 147 (more an orde blank); 1 p. 8 1/2 x 11, color, front & back , no prices
1935     Apr 1 Distributors Net Price List, mimeo, 8 1/2 x 11
1935     Apr 1 Jobbers Net Price List, mimeo, 8 1/2 x 11
1935     Apr 1 Dealers Net Price List, mimeo, 8 1/2 x 11
1935     special multiple Price List, typewritten, 8 1/2 x 11
1935     Apr 18 letter in response to Outdoor RR inquiry, yellow printed price-list excerpt attached
1935     May 28 Daniels and Fisher letter to M. Horner re Outdoor RR closeout items
1936     Catalog 12 pp. 8 1/2 x 11, color, #711 Scarab on p. 2, Duo Tone Colors, 3 Zephyers
1936     Apr 1 Special Distributors Net Price List, 8 1/2 x 11, mimeo
1936     Apr 1 Distributors Net Price List, as above but slightly higher prices
1936     Apr 1 Jobbers Net Price List, as above w/ slightly higher prices
1936     Dealers net price list, as above w/slightly higher prices
1936     Dec.Railroad Stories magazine p. 142 "Last Call" ad in Model Trading Post for Outdoor Railroad equipment as extremely low closeout prices
1936     Gimbels Pittsburgh store ad for Buddy "L" windup Scarab auto @ $1.19
1937     Apr 1 Special Distributors Net Price List, 8 1/2 x 11, mimeo
1937     Apr 1 Distributors Net Price List, as above w/slightly higher prices
1937     Apr 1 Jobbers Net Price List as above but slightly higher prices, mimeo
1937     Apr 1 Dealers Net Price List,as abve but still higher prices, mimeo
1937     Printing Press instructions & parts leaflet, black & white on white paper, folded 2 1/1 x 5 1/2, 8 1/2 x 11 when opened
1937-65               various dates--folder of inquiries & company replies re toy repairs or parts or where to obtain Outdoor Railroad cars
1938     Apr 1 Special Distributors Net Price List, 8 1/2 x 11, mimeo
1938     Apr 1 Distributors net price list, as above but slightly higher prices, mimeo
1938     Apr 1 Jobbers Net Price list, as above w/ slightly higher prices, mimeo
1939     Catalog, 16 pages 8 1/2 x 11, vey tall letters Buddy "L" on red & black cover
1939     Apr 17 Special Desitributors Net Price list 8 1/2 x 11 mimeo
1939     Apr 17 Distributors Net Price List, as above but slightly higher prices
1939     Apr 17 Jobbers Net Price List, as above but higher prices
1939     Apr 17 Dealers net Price List, a above but higher prices
1939-40               Flyer Railway Express 8 1/2 x 11 color, one side only, offering express trucks #935 & # 953 at special prices to Railway Express Agency employees (minor water wrinkling)
1940     Catalog, 16 pages 8 1/2 x 11, red-yellow-black cover has script "Buddy "L" DeLuxe" steel playthings; slight smudges on back cover
1940     Apr 1 Special Distributors Net Price List, 8 1/2 x 11, printed
1940     Apr 1 Jobbers Net Price List as above but slightly higher prices, mimeo
1940     Apr 1 Jobbers net price list, as above with mineo shipping form on back
1940     Apri Dealers net price list, as above with higher prices
1940     undated prreliminary Outdoor RR inventory, 8 1/2 x 11 typed, annotated, 10 items
1940     Dec 19 Outdoor Railroad inventory, 81/2 x 11, typed, 11 item include "2 Elec Locomotive& Tender "[never cataloged]
1941     Catalog 20 pages 81/2 x11, same cover design as 1940 but in green/brown/black; some items inside rubber-stamped "CANCELLED"
1941     ? Undated_Flyer, triple folded, 81/2x11 opened; red & black on white paper, prepared for Good Housekeeping Toy Festival, features Allied Van truck and furniture
1941     Mar 8 Jobbers Net Price List 81/2x11, printed, white paper, 6 items cancelled
1941     Mar 8 Dealers Net Price List 81/2 x 11, printed, pink paper, no cancellations
1941     May 27 Letter about new price list, 81/2x11 printed on black & sage Buddy L Co.letterhead
1941     Jun 2 Jobbers net Price List 81/2x11, printed in red on white paper, 12 toys "SoldOut"
1941     Oct 18 Letter 81/2 11 printed letterhead:Plant Reopens, Line Curtailed, New Prices
1941     Oct 15 [Distributors}Emergency Net Price List 81/2x11, pink paper, 16 toys listed
1941     Oct 15 [Jobbers} Emergency Net Price List, as above, orange paper, slightly higher price
1941     Oct 15 Dealers Emergency Net Price List, as above, green paper, higher prices
1942     Feb 1 Special Distributors Net Price List 81/2x11, printed on yellow paper, various dates--folder of inquiries & company replies re toy repairs or parts or
1942     Feb 1 Confidential Distributors Net Price List, as above, blue paper, higher prices, 34 toys
1942     [undated] Confidential Net Price List, typed on leltterhead, most prices per dozen, some priced per gross
1942     [undated] Net Price List same toys as above but priced each , typed on plain paper
1943     Catalog, Wood Victory Toys 8 pages 81/2 x11, 21 toys, b&w photocopy, original was lithographed in blue, red,& black on buff paper
1943     Wood Confidential Net price list 81/2x11, b7w photocopy; original was in blue various dates--folder of inquiries & company replies re toy repairs or parts or
1944     Dec 26 Henry Katz letter re 1945 allotments & delivery dates for 12 woden toys
1945     Catalog "Number 31"Steel Toys, 4 pp, 81/2x11, red& black covers, typed notations on front cover; 10 toys shown
1945     Oct.Confidential Net Price List 81/2x11 photocopy, original was printed on various dates--folder of inquiries & company replies re toy repairs or parts or
1945     undated Katz form letter re 1946 allotment percentages for 8 woden toys
1946     Catalog wood & steel toys, 12 pages, 6 of wood toys, 4 of steel, 81/2x11, various dates--folder of inquiries & company replies re toy repairs or parts or
1946     Mar 11 Steel toys Confidential Net Price List 81/2x11, printed in black on pink paper;  includes first Buddy L airplane  since the Mnocoupe, 10 other steel toys
1946     Mar 11 Steel toys price list as above but slightly higher prices
1946     Supplementary steel toys Catalog, 4 pp, 87/16x10-3/16, red & black,11 steel toys
1946     undated Katz letter re `1947 toy allotments, 81/2x11 on Steel Toys letterhead
1947     Supplementary Catalog Wood toys, 6 pp, 81/2x11 lighographed in red,blue,black, shows18 wood toys including a "Pedal Bike" tricycle
1947     Flyer for Pedal Bike, 81/2x11, red,yellow,black, one side only
1947     May 5 Katz letter on red/black letterhead re #774 Pedal Bike
1947     Mar 10 wood toys Confidential Net Price List 81/2x11 red/blue on pink paper 20 toys
1947     Mar 10 wood toys  Net Price List as above, higher prices, on white paper
1947     Sep 1 Steel Toys Confidential net price list 8 1/2 x 11, 11 toys,
1947     Sep 1 Steel Toys Confidential net price list 8 1/2 x 11,
1948     Steel Toys Catalog, 6pp, 8 1/2x11 foldout, lighographed in green & black; 18 toys
1948     Mar 8 steel toys confidential net price list 8 1/2x 11 printed black on pink paper; 18 toys
1948     Mar 8 steel toys price list as above, green paper, some prices slightly higher
1948     Mar 8 steel toys price list as above, yellow paper, higher prices
1948     Mar 8 steel toys price list as above, white paper, higher prices
1948     Mar 8 steel toys price list as above, darker green paper, higher prices
1948     Flyer (undated) super Hydro water Pistol, 8 1/2 x 11 red & black on white, one side only
1948     undated Water Pistol price list, typed on white notebook paper
1948     Catalog Wood Toys, 6pp, foldout 8 1/2 x11 litho yellow & black, 13 toys
1948     Mar 8 wood toys confidential net price list, 8 1/2 x 11 red & blue on pink; 17 toys includingPedal Bike; in addition llists "Paratrooper Model"bicycle
1948     Mar 8 wood toys Confidential net price list, 8 1/2 x 11 red & blue on white, higher prices; 17 toys includingPedal Bike tricycle
1948     Mar 8 wood toys price list as above, on green paper, still higher prices
1948     undated Katz letter re `1949 toy allotments,
1949     Catalog 8 pp, 8 1/2 x 11 color litho, pebbled paper; 23 toys incl new steel Greyhound Buss
1949     Mar 1 Confidential Net Price List, 8 1/2 x 11 on pink paper
1949     Mar 1 price list as above, blue-green paper, slightly higher prices
1949     Mar 1 price list as above, yellow paper, slightly higher prices
1949     Mar 1 price list as above, white paper, slightly higher prices
1949     Mar 1 price list as above, canary paper, still higher prices
1949     Mar 1 price list as above, green paper, even higher prices
1949     Wood Catalog, 4pp, 8 1/2 x 11, black & buff on pebbled paper; some wet-ink offset; incudes electric-lighted toys and Paper crcker rifle
1949     Mar 1 Confidential net price list, 8 1/2 x 11 blue & red on white paper
1949     Mar 1 Confidential price list as above, blu-green aper, slightly higher prices
1950     undated Catalog, 12pp, 8 1/2 x 10 3/4; cover:boy riding red & white wrecing truck
1950     Mar 6 Confidential net price list, 8 1/2 x 11, pink paper, per dozen prices
1950     Mar 6 price list as above, blue paper, slightly higher prices
1950     Mar 6 price list as above,white paper, slightly higher prices
1950     Mar 6 price list as above, orange paper, higher prices
1950     Mar 6 price list as above, blue - green paper, slightly higher prices
1950     June 22 H.G.Bettendorf letter to Henry Katz re attached sketch of letter on new prices
1950     June 23 form letter on black&red letterhead covering new June 23 price lists
1950     June 29 Bettendorf letter to Katz re new price lists: arch 6 listsas amended
1950     June Katz reply and attaching "the letter" to be used re prices; typed on onionskin paper
1950     June 23 Confidential net price list, 8 1/2 x 11, pink paper, retail prices as well
                as per dozen
1950     June 23 price list as above, blue paper, higher per dozen prices
1950     June 23 price list as above, white paper, higher per dozen prices
1950     June 23 price list as above, orange paper, higher per dozen prices
1950     June 23 price list as above, green paper, higher per dozen prices
1950     June 23 typewritten price list combining all 5 price levels
1950     undated form letter on black&red letterhead re oder and June 23 altered terms
1950     Aug 10  H.G.Bettendorf form letter requesting buyers' acceptance of higher prices
1950     Aug 11 staff memo re Paper Cracker rifle price increase
1950     Oct 1 Confidential net price list, 8 1/2 x 11, pink paper, includes suggested retail price
1950     Oct 1 price list as above, blue paper, slightly higher prices
1950     Oct 1 price list as above, green paper, slightly higher prices
1950     Oct 1 price list as above, white paper, slightly higher prices
1950     Oct 1 price list as above, canary paper, higher prices
1950     Nov 17 Bettendorf letter, black & red letter, re there'll be no year-end plant shutdown
1951     Catalog 12 pages 8 3/4 x 10 3/4, similar to 1950 but 9 toys overprinted 'not Available"
1951     Flyer on Water Pistol & Paper Cracker Rifle, 8 1/2 x 11, red& black, one side only
1951     Mar 1 Confidential Net Price List, 8 1/2 x 11 on pink paper, prices per dozen
1951     Price list as above, blue paper, slightly higher prices
1951     Price list as above, white paper, higher prices
1951     Price list as above, orange paper, slightly higher prices
1951     Price list as above,green paper, higher prices
1951     Nov 19 H.G. Bettendorf form letter, new blue & black letterhead, re orders for 1952 in first quarter
1952     undated Catalog, 12pp, 8 1/2 x 10 3/4; headline: "Since Father Was a Boy";    includes first  aluminum & plastic-webbing chairs
1952     Supplementary Catalog, 4pp, 8 1/2 x 11, black & white
1952     Confidential price list, 8 1/2 x 7 1/4, orange paper for chairs, pistol, rifle, postpaid order card
1952     Price list as above, higher prices, blue paper with bue postpaid order card
1952     Confidential Net Price Lists for chairs, pistol, rifle, 8 1/2 x 7 on pink, blue, white, orange, green paper with prices in ascending order
1953     Catalog, 12 pp, 8 3/8 x 10 3/4, blue disc behind Buddy "L" name; 4-digit stock numbers
1953     Catalog, "Indoor-Outdoor" aluminum chairs; water pistol & rifle, 4 pp, 83/8 x 10 3/4
1953     Feb 2 red & blue letterhead, form letter touting new Juvenile Chair Line
1953     Mar1 Confidential Net Price List 8 1/2 x 11, pink paper
1953     Mar 1 Price List as above, blue paper, slightly higher prices
1953     Mar 1 price list as above, white paper, higher prices
1953     Mar 1 price list as above, pink paper, higher prices
1953     Mar 1 price list as above, yellow paper, higher prices
1953     Mar 1 price list as above, green paper, even higher prices
1953     undated flyer 8 1/2 x 11 Machine Gun on front, Loader, Truck, & Shovel set on back
1954     Catalog, 12 pp, 8 3/8 x 10 3/4,3 trucks with new Ford-like designs on front cover
1954     Mar 1 Price list, 8 1/2 x 11, suggested retail & per dozen, & weights, pink paper
1954     Price List as above, blue paper, slightly higher prices
1954     price list as above, yellow paper, higher prices
1954     Price list as above, white paper, higher prices
1954     Price list as above, green paper higher prices
1954     Sep 1 Bettendorf form letter telling toy buyers factory has reached its capacity for '54
1955     Advance Catalog, 6pp, 8 1/2 x 11, double fold, b7w, inked-in notations
1955     Catalog, 6pp double fold 8 1/2 x 11, color, showing mre-modern design features
1955     order form, 8 1/2 x 11, re & blue on white paper, no prices shown
1955     Oc & Nov Buddy "L" Sales Illinois Corp, shipping & sales figures for each month Oct has 3 pp, Nov 2 pp. 
1956     Advance/Samples Catalog, 4pp 8 1/2 x 11, b&w, 35 toys; has for for ordering samples
1956     Catalog, 16pp, 8 3/8 x 10 3/4, color, cover has head-on view of truck
1956     Confidential Net Price Lists8 1/2 x 11, white paper, lists Lorain Moto-Crane without a price,[Moto-Crane never produced]
1956     Price list as above, with inked-in inventory notations
1956     Color page from an unidentified mail-order catalog showing 6 Buddy "L" items inc Army Combination set
1956     Order form,
1956     Sep Buddy "L" Sales Illinois Corp shipping & sales figures for the month-2pp
1956     Oct 25 Moline Pressed Steel Corp orders, shipments, and cancellations (3pp,2 sets)
1957     Catalog, 16pp, 8 3/8 x 10 3/4, color, cover features new "look-ahead" GMC designs
1957     Supplementary Catalog,8pp, 8 1/2 x 11, black & white,incl  several military toys
1957     GMC flyer, 1 page 8 1/2 x 11, shows 5 GMC models, aimed at GMC truck dealers; includes prepaid order/envelope.
1957     Jul 31 Moline Pressed Steel Corp sales & shipments report, 2 pages
1958     Catalog 16pp, 8 3/8 x 10 3/4, color, 'new BMC designs', includes boxed sets
1958     Supplemental Catalog, 8 pp, 8 3/8 x 10 3/4, b&w, shows 33 toys and 9 sets
1958     Order Sheet,  (original was red & blue on white paper)
1958     Color page 8 1/2 x 11, both sides, shows 3 sets + 5 trucks incl a Woolworth special
1958     GMC flyer, 1 page 8 1/2 x 11,blue & black on white paper, 8 toys, w/letter &    order sheet shows 5 GMC models, aimed at GMC truck
1959     Catalog, 24pp, 8 1/4 x 10 3/4, red&black cover, b&w illustrations inside
1959     Order sheet, red & blue on green paper, 42 toys and sets, no prices
1959     Mar 9 H.L.Pardoe memo re sales & procedures policies  3 pages
1950s   & 1960s various dates--folder of old repair parts, prices, and inquiries
1960     Catalog, 16 pp, horizontal format, 11 x 8 1/2, red & flack, all illustrations b&w
1960     Worksheet, 8 pp litho black on blue paper; "Sculptured Steel Styling"; features "Diorama Packaging"
1960     Rockets flyer, 1 sheet 8 1/2 x 11, b&w pictures of four military rockets or launchers
1960     Mar 16 Suggested Retail Price &Order List, 8 1/2 x 11, printed o white paper
1960     undated "Wish Book" mini-catalog, 8 pp, 5 x 3 1/4, blue & black on white; has order form
1960     July 31 Moline Press Stell Corp, sales & shipments report
1961     Catalog, 16pp, 8 1/2 x 11, color, new truck designs & spring Suspension" axles
1961     Flyer Giant Outdoor Christmas Ornaments, 1 page 8 1/2 x 11, color front, b&w back
1961     j/5 61 Holiday Ornaments Price List, 8 1/2 x 11, white paper, one side only
1961     Mar 14 Exp 2 Confidential Net Price list, 8 1/2 x 11, black print both sides on white paper.
1961     Mar 14 D5 Price List as above, both sides, on pink paper, slightly higher prices
1961     Mar 14 J 2 Price List as above, both sides, on blue paper, slightly higher prices
1961     Mar 14  W3 Price list, two pp. White paper, higher prices
1961     Apr 6 George Fink memo re promotional tie-in on Yogi Bear & Huckleberry Hound toys
1961     Apr 18 Henry Katz sales policy memo #108 with respect to specific customers ( 11 pp)
1961     May 17 Katz memo #131, follow-up with modifications to #108 (1 white,6 blue pages)
1961     Undated order sheet, 8 1/2 x 11, 2 pages
1961     Flyer Texaco Tank Truck, hugged by boy, 8 1/2 x 11 color on front, b&w back with order   blank.
1961     Credit memorandum form. 4-copy (white, yellow, pink, blue, 2 sets) (unused, blank)
1961     Order check sheet (blank)
1961     Dec 31 Moline Pressed Steel Corp. report of daily sales & shipments
1961     De 31 Buddy L corp. sales & shipments to 15 accounts vs. 1960 figures
1962     Catalog, 20 pp, 8 1/2 x 11, Buddy L logo form body w/ cartoon-style boy driver
1962     P4 Confidential net price list 8 1/2 x 11, pink, inked-in notes on prices per each
1962     Packing sheet listing number of toys per carton
1962     undated] Buddy L Corp rules & Regulations booklet, 20pp, 3 5/8 x 6, yellow cover
1962     Drawing, 14 3/8 x 10 7/8, of proposed Texaco aerial-ladder fire truck [ design not accepted]
1962     Texaco letter & assembly + operating directions for Texaco water pumper, 2 pages 8 1/2 x 11
1962     Texaco letter & revised assembly for above
1962     TexacoService Station assembly instruction sheet, b&w, 11 x 16 1/2
1962     Mar 15 H.L.Pardoe memo # 35 re 1962 sales policy, 10 pp.
1963     Catalog 16 pp, 8 1/2 x 11 Ford Country Squire station wagon, "Toy Fair Edition" in small print near bottom of cover
1963     Catalog 16pp, 8 1/2 x 11, scribbled notations in red ink on front cover
1963     Packing sheet listing number of toys per carton
1963     "Army & Air Force" price list, 2 pp 8 1/2 x 11 typed, prices per dozen & per each
1963     B1 Confidential net price list, 2pp, carton weights & prices per dozen on white paper
1963     Aug 11 Halle Bros ad in Cleveland Plain Dealer for 5 Buddy "L" trucks
1963     Aug 23 G.H.Fink pep letter to staff re Halle Bros ad
1964     Catalog 20 pp, 8 1/2 x 11; crayons & boy on cover, "Color My Trademark Distinctive"
1964     Supplement & correctins to 1964 catalog, 1 p. 8 1/2 x 11; Army staff car, Mail Dumper
1964     January Closeouts & 88 cent Sale items price list, 8 1/2 x 11 white, annotated
1964     Mar 1 Confidential P1 net price list, 2pp 8 1/2 x 11, white, annotated
1964     mar2 Confidential B1 net price list, 2pp 8 1/2 x 11, white, annotated
1964     Mar 5 Confidential W1 net price list, 2 pp 8 1/2 x 11 white, annotated
1964     Mar 6 Confidential B2 net price list, 2 pp 8 1/2 x 11 white, annotated
1964     Mar 7 Confidential  B2 net price list sheet #2 Wheel Goods 81/2 x 11, white
1964     Mar 7 Confidential  B2 net price list sheet #2 Wheel Goods 81/2 x 11, blue
1964     Mar 6  & 7 Confidential P3 net price list, 2 pp 8 1/2 x 11 white, annotated, inked notations
1964     Mar 6 Confidential X2 NOD net price list, 2 pp 8 1/2 x 11 white, annotated
1964     Mar 7 Confidential P3 net price list 2pp, 8 1/2 x 11, pink, heavily annotated
1964     Mar 16 Confidential B4 net price list 8 1/2 x 11 blue, annotated
1964     Mar 16 Confidential P5 net price list 8 1/2 x 11 pink, heavily annotated
1964     Letter, G.Fink reaccompanying special price list for NAHHIC
1965     Catalog 16pp, 8 1/2 x 11, on cover: boy operating yellow Gradall machine
1965     ©1965 "Wish Book" mini-catalog, 16pp, 5 3/8x 2 3/4 Gradall on front
1965     Feb 24 P1 Confidential net price list 8 1/2 x 11 per dozen prices, white, annotated
1965     Mar 1 E-X1-NOD Confidential net price list 8 1/2 x 11 white, 36 toys
1965     Mar 1 price list as above, pink, slightly higher prices
1965     Mar 2 B1 price list as above, blue, slightly higher prices
1965     Mar 1 W1 price list as above, white, higher prices
1965     Mar 1 printed net price list, pink, same per dozen prices as P1 list above
1965     undated Suggested list prices shwing order from Sears Roebuck, Manchester NH
1965     undated Closeout prices to various department stores, typed on 5x8 white
1965     July 9 G.H.Fink memo re price for #0024 Hot Rod set
1966     Catalog 16pp, 8 3/8 x 11; cover: girl & boy withWild Animal Circus semi-trailer truck
1966     Mar 1 Confidential B4 net price list 8 1/2 x 11 blue, annotated
1966     Mar 1 confidential P2 net price list 8 1/2 x 11 pink, heavily annotated
1966     Mar 1 confidential net price list as above but printed; 2 copies, one heavily annotated
1966     Mar 1 Confidential W1 net price list with typed-in addition, white
1966     Mar 30 Confidential B3 net price list 8 1/2 x 11, blue, annotated
1966     Mar 30 Confidential W3 net price listincorporating bove addition, white
1966     Mar 31 Confidential X1 net price list 8 1/2 x 11 white paper, annotated "Export"
1966     Jun 15 Confidential B4 net price list 8 1/2 x11, blue, notatin "New Blue"
1966     June 15 P5 Confidential net price list, 8 1/2 x 11, pink,
1966     Jun 15 Confidential B4 net price list 8 1/2 x11, blue, notatin "New Blue"
1966     June 15  Confidential net price list similar but printed; 2 copies, 1 heavily annotated
1966     (rec'dMay 13) NAHHIC Special price list typed on 8 1/2 x 11 white
1967     Catalog 20 pp, 8 1/2 x 11; cover: stylized highway cloverleaf & four toys with children
1967     Catalog Supplement, 4 pp, shows 9 additional new toys
1967     May 1 Confidential net price list, 2pp 8 1/2 x 11 printed on pink
1967     May 1 Same, with annotations
1967     no month letterhead memo re policies on returns, damaged & defective toys
1968     Catalog 28pp, 8 1/2 x 10 7/8, cover: Buddy L trucks at traffic signal
1968     Spring Catalog Supplement, 4pp, Buddy L Jr. trucks, Lil Buddys figures
1968     Catalog Supplement 4 pp 8 3/8 x 10 7/8, color, "Introducing New Buddy L Brutes
1968     Mar 14 B2 Confidential Net Price List, 2pp 8 1//2 x 11, blue-gray paper
1968     Mar 1 Confidential net price list , 2pp, 8 1/2 x 11, pink, annotated
1968     Mar 5 Confidential W1 net price list, 2 pp 8 1/2 x 11 white,
1968     undated "Wish book" mini-catalog 16pp, 5 3/8 x 3 3/8; traffic signal on cover
1969     Catalog, 36pp, 8 1/2 x 11, cover: 9 toys; back: Lil Buddys figures; Neosho MO plant listed
1969     Catalog Supplement, 2pp, color, Brute sets one side, Touch-n-Sell packages on back
1969     © 1969"Wish Book" mini-catalog, 16 pp, 5 3/8 x 3 3/8, 9 pix on front cover, grills on back
1969     Apr 15 Confidential net price list, 2pp 8 1/2 x 11 on pink, has Neosho MO address
1969     May 12 Press Information Kit, 5 articles on Buddy L expansion, in lime-green folder
1969     Buddy L "Funtime Club" kit including welcoming cover letter, member card, registration applications for free toys, and 1969 Wish Book
1970     Catalog #1, 40 pp, 8 1/2 x 11, cover:top view of truck, Lil Buddys on back
1970     Catalog #2, 4 pp, 8 1/2 x 11, children's Carefree furniture; Neosho factory pictured
1970     May 1 P4 Confidential net price list, 8 1/2 x 11, pink, Carefree furniture only
1970     Jun 1 P2 Confidential net price list or toys 17 x11 folded to 8 1/2 x 11, pink
1970     © 1970 "Wish Book" mini-catalog, 16pp, 5 3/8x3 3/8, yellow pickup truck on cover
1971     Catalog #1, 36pp, 8 1/2 x 11, "Toy Fair Proof", Cover: boy w/truck; 6 other toys
1971     Catalog #2, 4pp, 8 1/2 x 11; children's Carefree furniture
1971     "Buddy L Hit Parade" of store ads, 16 pp, 8 1/2 x 11 b&w, ads are reproduced half-size
1972     "Hit Parade" store ads similar to 1971, 16pp, 8 1/2 x 11, b&w, ads reproduced half-size
1972     Catalog, 32pp, 8 1/2 x 11, cover: Model T flivver delivery truck above line"60 Years of Fine Products"
1973     &1974 Catalog, 28 pp, 8 1/2 x11, 6 toys on cover;  [same catalog used in both '74 & '73
1974     Catalog, Buddy L outdoor grills, 16pp, 9 1/4 x 9 1/4, color, shows many scantily-clad Playboy models including nude bonde in Lady Godiva pose on a white horse
1975     Catalog, 20pp, 8 1/2 x 11, cover: boy with 4 trucks, big & small
1975     to 1979.  Henry Katz file includes Katz letterhead, list of toy companies he owned (including Buddy L) or represented, photos, typical route list when he traveled, his recollections of makine wood toys during WWII, the Buddy L new release and obituary when he died, text of G.H.Fink's remarks at the Katz memorial service and photocopy of a Louis H.Hertz article in Classic Toy Trains magazine
1979     8 x 10 glossy photo prints of that year's Buddy L train sets
1976     Catalog @2, 4pp, 8 1/2 x 11, train sets, typewriters, cash registers, wind-up tank
1976     "Wish Book" mini=catalog, 8 pp, 5 3/8x3 3/8; school bus on front
1977     Catalog 32pp, 8 1/2 x 11; cover:sleeping boy with truck, "Toys children dream of…"
1977     "Wish Book" mini=catalog, 8 pp, 5 3/8x3 3/8; sleeping boy with truck on cover
1978     Catalog, 40pp, 8 1/2 x 11, cover:kids with toys, headline "Starmakers…from Buddy l
1978     "Wish Book" mini-catalog, 8pp, 5 3/8 x3 3/8; cover: boy &girl with toys
1979     Catalog, 52pp, 8 1/2 x 11, cover: toy & Mack truck "Two great names…together again
1979     Nov pages 5 &6 Antique Toy World Al Marwick on Al McCollough & Buddy "L" toys
1980     Catalog, 48pp, 8 1/2 x 11, cover: boy & toys, "the toughest toys on wheels"
1982     Catalog, 44pp horizontal 11 x 8 1/2, Kenworth truck; "Dependability for over 72 years"
1982     Confidential price list, 6pp foldout, peach paper, punched holes for 3-ring binder
1983     Catalog, 52pp, 8 1/2 x 11, cover:boy & girl, "Every Child Needs a Buddy…BuddyL"
1983     Rush Order Form, triple-copy gray-yellow-pink, for toys to be advertised on TV
1983     Flyer 8 1/2 x 11, one side, 1983 TV Campaign ad schedule
1983     Flyer 11X8 1/2, one side, Luv Buds (mini dolls in plastic flower buds)
1983     Flyer 11 x 8 1/2, one side, Trik Shots stunt cars with launchers
1983     Flyer 11 x 8 1/2, one side, Rev'Em-Up Racer, 5 varieties
1984     Catalog, 64pp, 8 1/2 x 11, cover: boy & Power-Drivers truck, "Every Child needs a Buddy…
1985     Catalog, 64pp, 8 1/2 x 11, cover: boy & "Air Controlled Machine" toys
1986     Catalog, 32pp, 8 1/2 x 11, all-red cover with Buddy L "tire track"design
1987     Catalog, 44pp, 8/1 x 11, silver-gray cover, "Experience the Excitement!"
1988     Catalog, 48pp, 8 1/2 x 11, black cover:up-slanted line of toys "Moving Up in 1988-89
1988     Feb 1 Confidential Price List, 4 fold 10 x 8 folded, 20 x 15 3/4 open, red & black, one side
1989     Catalog, 48 pp, 8 1/2 x 11, striped maron cover, action toys, Brutes, Super Brutes, etc
1989     Feb 1 Confidential Price List, 4 fold 10 x 8 folded, 20 x 15 3/4 open, red & black, one side
1989     Supplemental price list for 3 toys, 8 1/2 x 11, white, stapled tomain list
1989     Flyer "Terrifier Amphibians,"  8 1/2 x11, one side
1989     "Sefton Americana Collections: by Nancy Jrdan; 52 pages 6 1/2 10; includes 8pp (24--31_ on Thomas w. Sefton's collection of Buddy L toys.
1989     Color photo (8x10) of Buddy "L" toys displayed in the main lobby of the San Diego Trust & Savings Bank of which cllector Tom Sefton was president
1990     Catalog, 52pp, 8 1/2 x11, black cover, 4 toys; "Subsidiary of SLM on back
1990     Flyer, 4pp, 8 1/2 x 11, "I Never Tought of Buddy L for Spring Until Now"!
1990     Flyer Brutes toy vehicles assortmet, 8 1/2 x 11, one page, one side
1990     Flyer 8 1/2 x11, one page, one side only , Electronic Spider-Man & Spider Copter
1991     Catalog, 40pp, 8 1/2 x 11,  SLM Emblem & abstract network of lines on cover
1991     Spring Catalog  My First Buddys,  32pp, 8 1/2 x 11, pre-school toys
1991     Ride-ons Catalog, 12 pp, 8 1/2 x 11, Power Drivers batter-pawered vehicles
1991     Message to Buyers, 8 1/2 x 11, white, noting that 3 vehicles are to be redesigned
                               
                               
NOTE:  The Buddy L Corporation was sold in 1990 to a Canadian company, SLM International, Inc., and operated as and SLM subsidiary until 1995.  Buddy L then filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.  A short time later, Empire of Carolina Inc., a 40-year old toymaker headquartered in Delray Beach, Fla., and best known for its Big Wheel pedal-powered sidewalk vehicles and winter-sport toys, bout Buddy L and added the Buddy L toy line to its own extensive assortment.  Empire in 1996 subordinated the Buddy L label on its actual toys, but devoted 22 pages to them in its catalog.             
                               
1996     Empire Industries Vehicles and Pre-School catalog packet [five 1996 Empire
                catalogs], vehicles/preschool catalog, 24 pp, 11 x 8 1/2; 15 pp devoted to
                Buddy L toy vehicles and 7 pages of pre-school playthings
1997     Empire Catalog, 44 pp, 8 1/2 x 11, including 8 labeled Boys showing traditional
                Buddy L vehicles and 6 of pre-school models also labeled Boys;  also 6 pp
                labeled Girls showing model horses called Grand Champions and Fantasy Fillies
1998     Empire Catalog, 44 pp, 8 1/2 x 11, including12 pages bearing prominent Buddy L 8 labeled Boys showing traditional labels and 4 pages of Buddy L pre-school playthings.  Catalog also shows "Real
Bugs",  "YoYo Balls" and YoYo Pets," model horses, Big Wheel ride-ons and winter sports equipment
                               
                               
                               
1963     thru 1969:   Folder of photocopied documents relating to lavor troubles and strikes at the East Moline Buddy L factory; and the transfer of operations to a new factory at Neosho, MO.
                               
NEWSPAPER  and  MAGAZINE  BUDDY "L" ARTICLES mostly photocopies
1924     (undated) story in Sunday Davenport Democrat and Leader on Buddy "L" business: SON GIVES FATHER IDEA FOR NEW FACTORY AKING TOYS
1925     May 21, East Moline Herald PRESSED STEEL TO WORK FULL TILT DURING YEAR
1925     Dec 3, East Moline Herald TOY FACTORY TO ADD $125,000 EXTENSION
1928     July 31 Moline Daily Dispatch (?) HISTORY OF TOY MAKING FIRM IS INTERESTING ONE
1930     Aug BUDDY "L" TOY WITHSTANDS SEVERE TEST,  Playthings, p.73
1930     Aug  THE EVOLUTION OF A TOY PLANT,  Playthings, p134-5
1930     Nov.14  FRED A.LUNDAHL, PIONEER BUILDER OF TOYS IS DEAD, Moline Daily Dispatch
1930     Nov. 15 LUNDAHL FUNERAL WILL BE MONDAY, Moline Daily Dispatch
1930     Nov 18  LUNDAHL FUNERAL ATTENDED BY 500, Moline Daily Dispatch
1930     FRED A.LUNDAHL DIES;  BUDDY "L" Vice Pres,  Hardware Age
1930     Nov 25  FUND IS CREATED BY LUNDAHL WILL, Moline Daily Dispatch
1930     Dec  IN RESPECTFUL MEMORY TO FRED A LUNDAHL, Toy World, p.50
1931     Sept. Playthings p.103, brief story on Buddy "L" Zep-R-Chute
1931     Nov 1, JACK-IN-THE BOX AGE OF TOYS FALLS,  Davenport Democrat
1932     June, Junior Home p.48  Dandy Digger in "THE SHOP WINDOW" column
1932     Dec Junior Home p,59, Robotoy in "THE SHOP WINDOW" column
1936     Mar  BUDDY L PERSONAL PROPERTY BOUGHT BY EDWIN BETTENDORF, Moline Dispatch
1946     Dec  Movie Life p.58, photo wood Chucklin Choo Choo & steel Pull-n-ride Dump Truck
1955     Oct 15 REPLICAS OF REAL THING FEATURE BUDDY L TOYS,  Moline Daily Dispatch
1955     Oct 25 H.Katz press release announcing Harold G. Bettendorf's impending retirement
1957     Aug 9 photo of Buddy "L" production line, Moline Daily Dispatch
1960     Jan  TCA Quarterly  A Buddy "L" Railroad of 193- by Forrest Stephens & Al Hornor
1960     Jan TCA Quarterly  BUDDY "L" OUTDOOR RAILROAD OF 1960 by w. Graham Claytor
1968     Apr 16 MACHINISTS PICKET BUDDY L IN EM, Davenport Times-Democrat
1968     Sep 20  BUDDY L TO LEAVE EM FOR MISSOURI, Moline Daily Dispatch
1974     June 11 PEOPLE IN PROFILE--A.B.Lundahl profile, Moline Daily Dispatch
1974     Dec 21  SURVIVORS IN THE ATTIC  Moline Daily Dispatch
?              Antique Toy World pp.8-10, Al Marwick column on Buddy "L" wood-toys factory
1977     Aug  Antique Toy World pp.10-11, Al Marwick column on Lundahls, father & son
1979     Antique Toy World,pp 5-6, Marwich column on Buddy "L" author Al McCollough
1980     TCA Quarterly Vol 26 #5, pp4 &5 article on the Buddy "L" Zephyr
1981     Aug 11 DEERE EXEC LUNDAHL DEAD AT 65, Moline Daily Dispatch, p.1
1981     Aug 12  EX-DEERE CHIEF DIES  Quad City Times,  p.1
1981     Aug 12 A.B.LUNDAHL SERVICES FRIDAY, Moline Daily Dispatch,  p,1
1981     Dec 30 Andy Rooney column in York(Pa) Daily Record
1983     Jan 23 BUDDY L THE STORY OF A MON, HIS SON, AND TOYS, Sunday Dispatch, Moline,
1983     Jan 23BOOK ABOUT LOCAL TOYS IS PUBLISHED,  Sunday Dispatch, Moline,
1990     Jan TCA Quarterly p. 8-13, "UPDATING BUDDY "L" , article by Al McCollough
1990     April Train Collectors Quarterly, p.45, corretions to Jan. 1990 Buddy "L" article
1996     Apr. Mobilia, cover & pages 40-44, BUDDY "L"TOYS 75TH ANNIVERSARY, article by Al McCollough
1996     Sep.  Antique Toy World pp118-124,  Buddy "L" Toys Diamond Anniversary, article by Al McCollough
1997     Apr TCA Quarterly  pp32-35,  McCollough article on Buddy "L" Gray Train
1998     Sep  Mobilia, pp34-37,  "DRIVING WITHOUT A LICENSE" by Al McCollough on Buddy "L" toy Ford models.
                               
BUDDY "L"  TOYS----   DESIGNS  & PATENTS
Following are photocopies of several of the patents and patented designs obtained by Fred A Lundall and, later, after his death, by two of his engineers.  These copies were provided to me in April 1979 by Kalish & Gilster, patent attorneys in St. Louis, MO.  It seems probable that the Moline Pressed      patent attorneys in St. Louis, MO.  It seems probable that the Moline Pressed SteelCompany and successor companies obtained other patents also.  The patents, typically issued several months or even years they had been applied for, are llisted in order of the date of actual issue by the U.S.Patent Office.  Each original application consisted of one or more precise mechanical drawings and one or more pages describing the item to be patented.  Orginal copies of "letters patent"included the actual certificate, or cover, attached to the applicant's drawings and descriptive pages with a blue ribbon and Patent Office seal. Copies of some of these patents as supplied to me lack the certificate(called in this list the cover). Al  McCollough                    
                               
Dec. 28, 1926     (filed Aug. 24, 1922)--"Toy Automobile," Design No. 71,760 (2 sheets: 1 drawing, 1 description
1927     (filed Oct.8,1925) -- "Toy [Fire Ladder] Truck"  Design No.72,377 (2 sheets: 1 drawing, 1 description)
1928     (filed Apr 26, 1926) -- "Railway Tracks and Methods of Forming the Same, "  Patent NO. 1,669, 257 (6 sheets: 2 drawings, 4 description, plus cover) 2 pages of patent cover
30-Apr    1929     (filed Oct 8, 1925) -- "Ladder and Adjusting Mechanism,"  Patent No. 1,711,357   (5 sheets: 2 drawings, 3 description, plus cover of 2 pages
30-Apr    1929     (filed June 20, 1927) --"Ladder and Adjusting Mechanism", Patent No. 1,711,358  (7 sheets; 3 drawings, 4 description, 2 pages of patent cover)
25-Jun   1929     (filed Oct 13, 1926)-- "Toy [Concrete]Mixing Machines"  Patent no. 1,718,911  (9 sheets: 4 drawings, 5 description, + 2 pages patent cover)
6-Aug      1929     (filed Jan. 30,1926) -- "Vehicle Toys," Patent no. 1,723,552  (6 sheets: 2 drawings, 4 description + 2 pages cover
6-Aug      1929     (filed Oct. 13, 1926) -- "Velocipede"  Patent no. 1,723,553 (8 sheets: 4 drawings, 4 descriptions)
11-Mar  1930     (filed Oct 7 1929) -- "Switch Operating Mechanism"  Patent no. 1, 750,234 (3 sheets: 1 drawing, 2 description, 2 cover pages)
22-Apr    1930     (filed Jan 8, 1923) -- Vehicle Toy"  Patent no 1,755,483 (12 sheets: 5 drawings,  7 description)
13-May  1930     (filed Mar 24, 1924) -- "Toy Dump Cart,"  Patent No. 1, 758,755 (4 sheets: 2 drawings, 2 description)
9-Sep     1930     (filed Oct 13, 1926)  -- "Convertible Vehicle Toy," Patent No. 1,775,251 (8 sheets: 5 drawings, 3 description)
Oct.21    1930     (filed May 5, 1930) --"A Toy Hand Car"    Design No. 82,334 (2 sheets: 1 drawing, 1 description; 2 cover pages
2-Jun      1931     (filed May 1, 1926) -- Vehicle Toy [Locomotive], "  Patent No. 1,808,309 12 sheets: 5 drawings,  7 description)
2-Jun      1931     (filed Apr 22, 1927 -- "Vehicle Toy [Bus],"  Patent No. 1,808,310 (8 sheets: 4 drawings, 4 descriptions)
12-Dec   1933     (filed Apr 14,1932) -- "Steering Mechanism for Toy Vehicles"  Patent No. 1,939,379 (4 sheets: 2 drawings, 1 description; filed by O.J.Anderson)
12-Dec   1933     (filed Jun 2, 1933) -- "Lighting System for Toy Vehicles"  Patent No 1,939,380 (5 sheets: 2 drawings, 3 description; filed by O.J. Anderson)
Jan 21  1936     (filed Sep 21, 1935) -- "Toy Mechanical Shovel"  Patent No 2, 028, 582 (5 sheets: 2 drawings, 2 description, 1 correction; filed by T.R.Arden)
17-Apr    1979     Letter to Mr. McCollough from Kalish & Gilster reg. To patents relating to Buddy "L" toys ( 2 pages
2-Nov     1981     Letter to Mr. Ralph W. Kalish of Kalish & Gilster from Mr. McCollough regarding: copyright notice of registered trademarks of Buddy L Corporation  
                               
LETTERS  (Photocopies)
                               
Dec 2,    1921     From Hess Bros. Re ordering toys;  Dec 9, Fred Lundahl reply
Dec 31, 1921     From R.O. Larson, Chicago, re; Belknap Hardware and toys
4-Mar     1922     From C.K. Arter re steam shovel;  Mar 17, Fred Lundahl reply
9-Nov     1925     From a boy, Spencer Berger, re his fondness for Buddy "L" trucks
13-Nov  1926     From Pritchard Stewart, Chicago, re birthday gift for Buddy "L"
22-Dec   1927     Postcard from Earle LeRoy Williams, Minneapolis to Buddy "L" Daddy
23-Dec   1927     From MJM [illegible] of Mace Advertising Agency, Peoria, IL, re good business relations in
                                1927 and season's greetings for 1928
24-Dec   1927     From Kathryn Gifford of Halle Bros. Re Christmas and good service
27-Dec   1927     From Sanford Vaughan, Chicago, re receiving Tool Chest
28-Dec   1927     From H.H.Weiss re greeting card and season's greeting
29-Oct    1936     From E.J.Bettendorf, president, Buddy "L" Mfg. Co, to Mrs Fred A Lundahl, re
                                resignation of directors in connection with dissolution of the company
9-Oct      1944     From M.Johnson & Co. complimenting & adding to wood toys order; & Katz note
11-Aug   1952     Letter of praise from Mrs. R.O. Tucker of Memphis, Tenn
21-May  1965     From Children's Museum of Indianapolis I thanks for toys given for TV show
3-Feb     1968     From an Arkansas medical center requesting toys for children; and reply
6-Jun      1989     From Henry Ford Museum re the only Buddy "L" toy in its collection
                               
CONDOLENCES ON DEATH OF FRED LUNDAHL  (Photocopies)
                               
11/14/1930       From R.H.McCready of Playthings to R.F.Valentine of Buddy "L" Mfg
11/19/1930       From George H. Griffiths of Hardware Age to R.F. Valentine
12/6/1930         From Arthur J. Straus of Arthur J. Straus Co. of Milwaukee
12/7/1930         Handwritten, 2 pages, from Edmond E. Draper to Mrs. F.A. Lundahl
12/8/1930         From E.E. Draper of W.H.Draper & Sons to Buddy L Mfg. Co
12/8/1930         From W.B.Munroe of Supplee-Biddle Hardware Co, Philadelphia
12/9/1930         From L.H.Knopf of the Meyercord Co to Buddy "L" Mfg. Co
12/11/1930       From Ralph R Huesman of Desmond's of Los Angeles
12/15/1930       From A.D. Lewis of S.T. Lewis & Son Dry Goods Co. Denver
12/19/1930       From Roy G. Hird of Garley Steel Co to Mrs. F. A.Lundahl
                               
BUDDY "L" REPORTS  (photocopies)
                               
28-Feb   1911     Annual Report Moline Pressed Steel Co. to IL Secretary of State,  2 pages
10-Feb   1921     Annual Report Moline Pressed Steel Co. to IL Secretary of State,  5 pages
4-Dec     1922     Annual Report Moline Pressed Steel Co.  To Il Secretary of State,  4 pages
31-Dec   1927     Moline Pressed Steel, Balance Sheet as published
18-Feb   1928     Annual Report Moline Pressed Steel Co to Il Secretary of State, 4 pages
24-Feb   1928     revised Annual Report Moline Pressed Steel Co to Secretary of State, 4 pages
31-Jan   1929     East Moline Toy Co Annual Report to Il Secretary of State, 4 pages
31-Dec   1933     Buddy L Mfg Co, Year's Accounts, 9 pages
1-Jan      1934     Buddy L Mfg Co,Accounts Payable, 1 page
25-Feb   1936     Bankruptcy trustee's notice of hearing on petitin for sale of Buddy "L" property
26-Sep   1936     Annual Report Buddy "L" Mfg. Co. to Il Sec of state, 5 pages
                               
Various dates,  McCollough correspondence with IL Secretary of State re annual reports,               
    Mr. Michael J. Howlett                   
                               
6-Jan      1975     date of company's founding, owners & officers and date of sale/ dissolution
13-Jan   1975     Response: written by Norman R.Crane, Administrator, Commercial Dept; office of the Sec of State, 2 pgs.
20-Jan   1975     Letter to Norman R. Crane requesting "oldest available annual report"
2-May     1975     follow-up letter to Jan 20, 1975
 
 
INVENTORY
 
Buddy 'L' MSS  1994-61
Inclusive dates: c. 1910-1985
 
SCOPE NOTES
This collection includes archival material and photographs related to the Moline Pressed Steel Co., East Moline, Illinois (maker of Buddy "L" Toys) and the Lundahl family (especially Arthur Brown "Bud" Lundahl, the original Buddy "L", and his father, Fred Lundahl, the founder of Moline Pressed Steel Co.). Associated photographs are stored with the photograph collections (Buddy "L" Collection 1994-61). The accession also includes a large collection of Buddy "L" toys which are stored with the other three-dimensional artifacts.
 
Folder 1
Inventory, misc. notes
 
Folder 2
Original newspaper clippings related to the Moline Pressed Steel Co., Buddy "L" toys, and the Lundahl family. Photocopies of clippings (on acid-free paper) also included
 
Folder 3
Patent and trademark documents issued for the Moline Pressed Steel Co. and Buddy "L" toys (1926-1930)
 
Folder 4
Correspondence and other papers related to personal insurance policies held by Fred Lundahl (1921-1930)
 
Folder 5
Correspondence to Fred Lundahl regarding the Moline Pressed Steel Co. and Buddy "L" toys (1910-1927)
 
Folder 6
Correspondence related to the death of Fred Lundahl (Nov.-Dec. 1930)
 
Folder 7
Papers related to Fred Lundahl's involvement with the Republican Party, including a telegram from Herbert Hoover (1928)
 
Folder 8
Financial and bankruptcy records related to the Moline Pressed Steel Co. and Buddy "L" Mfg. Co. (1927-1936)
 
Folder 9
Buddy "L" Mfg. Co. letterhead (9 pages)
 
Folder 10
Buddy "L" toys price lists (1928-1929)
 
 
Folder 11
Buddy "L" advertising materials including mockup and final version of "The Story of Buddy "L"," "Happy Days with Buddy "L" Toys," and other pamphlets (1925-1929)
 
Folder 12
Buddy "L" advertising materials including "Something New by Buddy "L" Himself" photo (half-tone) booklet, tool chest advertisements, and misc. catalogs (c.
1925-1977)
 
Folder 13
Buddy "L" "All Steel Playthings" brochure [31 copies] (c. 1921-1923)
 
Folder 14
Buddy "L" advertisements published in periodicals, etc.
 
Folder 15
Buddy "L" holiday greetings, misc.
 
Folder 16
Notes for Fred Lundahl's lecture on the history of Buddy "L" toys to the Moline? Rotary Club (1925)
 
Folder 17
Notes for Mrs. Dorothy Lundahl's lecture on Buddy "L" history to the East Moline Rotary Club (c. 1981-1985)
 
Folder 18
Correspondence from Thomas Sefton, a Buddy "L" toy collector (1964-1982)
 
Folder 19
Correspondence from Albert W. McCollough, a Buddy "L" collector and author (1974-1983)
 
Folder 20
Misc. correspondence of Mr. & Mrs. A.B. "Bud" Lundahl (1964-1982)
 
Folder 21, 22
Buddy "L" related magazine articles, etc.
 
Folder 23
Materials related to the Cowdery Toy Works (c. 1983)
 
Sales Book
Sales Book carried by Fred Lundahl along with sample Buddy "L" toy truck chassis [1994.61.64] (c. 1920s)
 
Scrapbook
Scrapbook with early clippings about Moline Pressed Steel Co. including first letterhead (1910)
 
 
INVENTORY
 
Builder Sand and Gravel Co. Collection          1982-67
 
Box 1
•             Derrick boat ledger, July 1934 - April 1935 (softbound, 6.75 x 8.5”)
•             Map of McClellan Heights first addition, 1906 (15 x 12”)
•             Rock Island County Highway Map, 1955 (22 x 16”)
•             Receipt from Lend-A-Hand Building Fund, Sept 14, 1917
•             Postcard - Horse-drawn sled?, heavily loaded with logs, May 31, 1937, Bemidji, MN
•             2 - 8 x 10 photographs of flooded area (1 black & white, 1 color)
•             Books of copies of telegrams sent by Builders: 1919, 1920, 1924-25, 1925-32, 1934-36; 2 blank books
•             Blotter card showing Presidential Electoral Vote by State, 1900-1936 with advertising for W. S. Dickey Clay Mfg. Co., Kansas City (4 x 9”)
•             Envelope to Builders from Ben F. Leutje, Treasurer, Scott County, Dec. 13, 1937 with Registration Certificate
•             Boat log for Blue Wing June - Aug. 1932 and Lone Deer, 1932-34 with pickups and deliveries (composition book, 7.5 x 10”)
•             Lone Deer log, 1935-38 (lots of loose papers, receipts, etc., 7.5 x 10”)
•             Lone Deer log, 1939-40, 1945-46 with Lone Deere and Lone Star statistics for 1940 and loose papers and receipts (8.5 x 7.25”)
•             Lone Deer log for 1921-32 with loose papers and receipts (7.5 x 10”)
•             Lone Star log for 1947-50 with loose papers and receipts (7.5 x 10”)
•             Lone Star log for 1941-43 with loose papers and receipts (7.5 x 8”)
•             Lone Star log for 1939-41 with loose papers and receipts including dimensions of Lone Star (7. X 8.5”)
•             Lone Star log for 1938-39 with loose papers and receipts (7 x 8.5”)
•             Lone Star log for 1936-37 with loose papers and receipts ( 8 x 10 “)
•             Lone Star log for 1935-36 with loose papers and receipts (7.5 x 10”)
•             Lone Star log for 1934 with loose papers and receipts (7.5 x 10”)
•             Lone Star log for 1932-34 with loose papers and receipts (8 x 10)
•             Ledger for 1917-1926 with daily deliveries and to whom (6.5 x 15.5)
•             Envelopes of receipts removed from back of Lone Star log, 1939-32
 
Box 2
•             Journal “Check Book” Sept. 1929 - Sept. 1940 (9 x 14)
•             Journal “Check Book” Oct. 1940 - Oct. 1953 (9 x 14.5”)
•             Journal “sand measure book,” 1893-95 (8.5 x 14”); balance sheet, 1893-97, 1908-15, 1920
•             inventory of horses with names, 1915-17
•             inventory of wagons, 1915-1917
•             depreciation supplies, 1918
•             gravel measures, 1893-95
•             Journal “Check Book” 1925-29 (9 x 14”)
•             Journal “Check Book,” 1908-13 (8.5 x 14.5”)
•             Business records for various years between 1888-1905 (8 x 13”)
•             Journal “Check Book” 1920-25 (9 x 14”)
•             Journal “Check Book” 1921-30 (9 x 14.5”)
•             Journal “Check Book” 1913-20 (9 x 14”)
 
Box 3
•             Memorial Bridge tickets (2)
•             Mississippi Lime:  The Great White Servant of Industry - Mississippi Lime Co., Alton, Ill (10.5 x 14”)
•             Chart of railway fares, summer 1925 for Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railroad
•             Public Weigher’s Certificate #135, Nov. 19, 1906, for load of oats
•             Iowa National Bank, Hans Gaas Jr. 1908 - 1 entry
•             Receipt and pin for Local 309, International Had[?] Carriers Builders and Common Laborer’s Union of America
•             Bank book for Farmers & Mechanics Savings Bank, Hans Gaas, Sr., 1905-07
•             Envelope for above bank book
•             4 paper badgers for Iowa State Safety Council “Iowa Centennial Save 100 Lives,” 1937-38
•             Building permit for 104 Western, 1935
•             Booklet on how to use the telephone, printed by Bawden Brothers for N. W. Bell Telephone Co.
•             Receipt for Bridge Toll, Iowa-Illinois Memorial Bridge, no date
•             Booklet for Capitol Tour, Washington, D. C. with map of Wash. D. C. area (24 x 18”)
•             Hans Gaas, Jr. Checkbook for Iowa National Bank, Feb. 1908-Oct 1908 (7 x 8.5”)
•             Book of Blank Postal Telegrams
•             Tri-City Railway and Light Co., map showing routes (8.5 x 11”)
•             Concrete on the Farm Alter Portland Cement Co., paper bound with Builders Lime & Cement Co. printed on back cover (7.75 x 10.5”)
•             Catalog for Geo. B. Carpenter & Co., Chicago #111, 1923 edition - misc. tools and equipment (6.75 x 9.25”)
•             Contractors’ Supply Bulletin #801, Catalog #111, Geo. B. Carpenter & Co., Chicago, IL. (6.75 x 9.25”)
•             Record of shares of stock in Builders Sand & Gravel, 1893-1908; loose shares of stock inside front cover (7.75 x 10.25”)
•             Booklet “The De Mayo System of Portable Elevators Unloaders & Conveyors” De Mayo Engineering Corp.  NY, NY, 1921 (6 x 9”)
•             Booklet “From the Raw to the Finished Product” Chicago Portland Cement Co., 1911, Illustrated (6 x 9”)
•             Booklet “Annual Directory of Building Contractors Employing members of the Tri-City Building Trades Council,” 1925 (4 x 6.5”)
•             Company magazine “The Crosby Clipper” Feb. - March 1921, American Hoist and Derrick Co., St. Paul, MN (4.5 x 5.625”)
•             1962 Corporation Laws of the State of Iowa, paperbound, published by Fidlar & Chambers Co., Davenport; paper clips, loose notes (6.75 x 9.5”)
•             Pamphlet “The Home of Kellastone Imperishable Stucco” National Kellastone Co., Chicago, IL, Pictures on pages 2, 11, and 16 of homes and buildings in Des Moines, IA (4 x 9.125”)
•             DuPont High Explosives - Manufacture, Handling, Storage and Use, First section, 1917 (6 x 9.375”)
•             DuPont High Explosives - Kinds, Grades, and Brands, second section, 1917 (6 x 9.375”)
•             DuPont High Explosives for Quarry Blasting,” 1917 (6 x 9”)
•             Booklet “The Proposal One Hundred Million Dollar Road Bond Issue for Illinois” by Frank T. Sheets, State Superintendent of Highways, 1924 (6 x 9”)
•             Paperbound book “DuPont Blasting Powder,” 1913, Illustrated (6 x 8.75”)
•             Paperbound book “Atlas Handbook on Concrete Construction, Atlas Portland Concrete Co., New York City, 1927 (5 x 7.25”)
•             Pamphlet “Construction & Industrial Equipment Bulletin” June 1921, Chicago (8.5 x 11”)
•             Pamphlet “Brands & Grades of Explosive” DuPont, January 1913 (8.5 x 11”)
•             Booklet “New Homes for Old-What Happened to the Symonds House” Atlas Portland Cement Co., N. Y & Chicago, 1918 including before and after view of First Methodist Church in Ottumwa IA, p. 9 (8.5 x 11”)
•             Duplicate of above
•             Booklet “Information for Home Builders” Atlas Portland Cement Co., NY & Chicago, 1918 (8.5 x 11”)
•             Booklet “Building a Bungalow”  The Atlas Portland Cement Co., NY & Chicago, 1918, Illustrations of House plans including 4 in Des Moines on page 14 (8.5 x 11”)
•             2 page letter (paper clipped) from Louis D’Armand, Clearwater, Florida, to Miss Ethel Delarue dated Sept. 17, 1967, written after he saw a picture of the Lone Star in the National Observer.  He related memories of his early days in Davenport and mentions the Davenport Academy of Sciences (page 1: 7.25 x 10.5”, page 2: 7.25 x 12.5”)
•             Dixon Savings Bank assets and liabilities, Dec. 31, 1931
•             Booklet “Choosing the Garage” The Atlas Portland Cement Co., NY & Chicago, 1918, Illus. Building Plans. (8.5 x 11”)
•             Booklet “The Winona Steamboats Museum,” Winona, MN.  3 articles on loose sheet from the Waterways Journal, Aug. 31, 1968, about donation of Lone Star to Buffalo Bill Museum in LeClaire with photo of boat (6.75 x 10”)
•             Pamphlet “Souvenir - Camp Grant Ill, inside cover note to Hans Gaas from Jim Siemiski, World War I era ( 8 x 5.5”)
•             Booklet “Stories of Kentucky Feuds—the Handsomest Man in Kentucky” by Harold Wilson Coates, Published by Holmes-Darst Coal Co., Cincinnati, Ohio, 1924 (4.25 x 5.625”)
•             Booklet “Concrete Primer,” c. 1928 (48 pages)
•             Agreement/contract between Central Engineering and Builders Sand & Gravel Company, March 9, 1936 (8.5 x 13”)
•             Copy of civil case P-33: USA vs Certain lands in the County of Rock Island, IL & Francis Williams, et al., January 7, 1942 (19 pages, some blank)
•             Specifications for Esplanade works and guide wall alternatives of auxiliary lock at Lock & Dam 14, Mississippi River, LeClaire, Iowa, July 1938 (35 page booklet, 8 x 10.5”)
•             Agreement/contract dated January 18, 1937 between Central Engineering and Builders Sand & Gravel Co. for construction of Dam No. 14 at LeClaire (4 pages, 8.5 x 13”)
•             Copy of unsigned letter to Gjellefald Construction Co., Forest City, IA from Builders Sand & Gravel Co., July 27, 1938 (price quote)
•             Agreement/contract Central Engineering Co. & Builders Sand & Gravel Co., Building Lock No. 14 (3 pages 8.5 x 13”)
•             Packet with Bidders Specs & info for Lock No. 14, US Engineers Office Clock Tower Bldg., July 22, 1935; copy of formal contract, 2 single letters, 8 packets, 3 copies addendum to specifications, 3 copies of addendum, revised standard government instruction to building, US Government form of contract (8 x 10.5”)
•             2 copies of specification for constructing Lock #14, July 1935 (8 x 10.5”)
•             Blank piece of stationary for the Winamac Hotel, Chicago with engraving of building (7.5 x 10.5”)
•             Ledger - time book and payroll, Oct. 1915 - Dec. 1916 (8.25 x 13.75”)
•             Monthly time book, April 1929 to Nov. 1939
•             Court case: Christian H. Hanssen vs Herman Oelerich and Builders Sand & Gravel, - controversy over strip of riverfront land in Rockingham Twp. April, 1912, signed Nov. 14, 1925 (8.5 x 14”)
•             Builders Lime & Cement - supplemental schedule in support of income tax return schedule, 1944, explanation of deductions equipment, vehicles, etc. (8.5 x 14”)
•             Poster “In camp or shop/man is no better than His feet/wear safety shoes” (17 x 11” folded)
•             Builders Lime & Cement purchase during 1939 (8.5 x 13”)
•             IRS return of annual net income for year ending Dec. 31, 1912 (10.5 x 16” folded)
•             Builders Lime & Cement Annual information return, Feb. 24, 1919 (8.5 x 11”)
•             List of dividend payments, 2 blank forms, calendar year 1922 (8.5 x 14”, folded)
•             Dean Fry Construction Co. photocopy “personal condition, Nov. 1, 1970” assets, liabilities, insurance (8.5 x 11”)
•             U. S. Corporation income tax, 1966, Builders Lime & Gravel, (4 pages, 3 - 8.5 x 11”, 1- 8.5 x 14” folded)
•             Letter to Builders Sand & Gravel from State Tax commission, June 23, 1966, reporting of Fed. Tax Deductions
•             Iowa Supplemental Tax Return, Schedule G, 1960 (8.5 x 14”)
•             Iowa Supplemental Tax Return, Schedule G, 1965 (8.5 x 14”)
•             List of depreciations
•             Packet of papers referring to construction of Builder Lime & Cement Co., garage at Front & Brown Streets, 1923 (17 pages)
•             Packet of papers referring to the construction of Builders Lime & Cement Co., warehouse at Front & Western Streets, 1924 (14 pages)
•             4 contracts of agreement for warehouse, 1923 (4 pages, 8.5 x 11”)
•             Empty envelope and blueprints from Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad for pontoon bridge over Mississippi River, 2 miles west of Wabash, MN, Sept. 11, 1936
•             Standard agreement from Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad (8.5 x 11”, 8 pages, blank)
•             Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad call for bids for bridge, Sept. 10, 1936 including 4 pages on blueprint with instructions for bids and specifications (7.5 x 9.5”)
•             Instructions regarding security bonds and insurance to be sent to the contractor . . . bridge (7.5 x 9.5”)
•             Blotter put out by Green Mach[?] Coal  (3 x 2”)
•             Lease agreement property on corner of Locust & Clark St. from Builders Lime & Cement to Walter Nielsen, 1962
•             Copy of sketch of man - George Winter written beneath (black & white 4 x 3”)
•             Early records of Builders Sand and Gravel Co., and Builders Lime & Cement Co., also income tax case, 1923, specifications for plumbing to be erected, Builders Lime & Cement Bids, 1923 (8.75 x 12”)
•             Empty envelope - Builders Lime & Cement Co. (3.5 x 6.5”)
•             Letter to Hans Gaas from Security Savings Bank, Jan. 31, 1928 (8.5 x 11”)
•             Letter to Hans Gaas from First National Bank, Davenport, re: loan coming due, Mar. 28, 1929 (8.5 x 11”)
•             Letter to Builders Lime & Cement Co. from American Commercial & Savings Bank requesting copy of financial statement, 1928, Mar. 22, 1929 (8.5 x 11”)
•             Letter to Builders Lime & Cement Co. from Iowa National Bank requesting financial statement, April 18, 1927 (blank paper 7.5 x 10.75”)
•             Letter to Builders Lime & Cement Co. from Union Davenport Trust & Savings Bank requesting financial statement, Oct. 19, 1925 (8.5 x 11”)
•             Specifications for installation of complete system of heating for warehouse, May 9, 1923 (8.5 x 11.25”)
•             Electric elevator specifications from Montgomery Elevator Co. to Builders Lime & Cement Co., 2 illus. of motor and housing (8.5 x 11.5”)
•             Empty envelope registered mail from city of Bettendorf to Miss Delarue Builders Lime & Cement Co., Oct. 23, 1956. (15 x 10”, 48 cent canceled stamp)
•             Blotter - Vogt & Stenger Insurance (9.5 x 4”)
•             US Corp. Income tax return, 1949 (3 pages 18 x 16 folded and 8.5 x 14”)
•             Envelope from Mrs. Florance Tingle, Mystic IA to Builders Lime & Cement Co., Oct 14, 1954 ( 3.75 x 6.5”)
•             Builders Lime & Cement Co. 1951 purchases (8.5 x 14”)
•             Builders Sand & Gravel letter re: towing materials for Lock #16; letterhead contains steamers Lone Star and Lone Deer (8.5 x 11”)
•             Letter to Tunnicliff Construction Co. confirming oral agreement to furnish materials for school job at Eastern & Locust St., April 17, 1939  (8.5 x 11”)
•             Letter to Builders Lime & Cement Co. from Priester Construction Co. regarding estimate for partition to warehouse, Feb. 24, 1924 (8.5 x 11”)
•             Letter from US Engineers Office with dates for opening bids for jobs coming up on river.  Also list of bidders. July 1, 1936 (8.5 x 11”)
•             Beder Wood Son’s receipt for rental of boats and 4 barges, July 24, 1932 (8.5 x 11”)
•             Letter from Beder Wood Son’s to Builders Lime & Cement Co. dispute over unsatisfactory materials, July 27, 1936 (8.5 x 11”)
•             Agreement between Central Engineering Co. and Builders Sand & Gravel Co. re: construction of Lock #14 at LeClaire, 6 pages, not signed, Feb. 1936 (8.5 x 13”)
•             Agreement between Central Engineering Co. and Builders Sand & Gravel Co. re: Lock & Dam #14 at LeClaire, Feb. 1936, 4 pages
•             Agreement between Central Engineering Co. and Builders Sand & Gravel Co. re: Lock & Dam #14 at LeClaire, not signed (8.5 x 13”)
•             Agreement between Civil Engineering and Builders Sand & Gravel Co. re: Lock & Dam #14 at LeClaire, 1936, 3 pages (8.5 x 13)
•             Agreement between Central Engineering Co. and Builders Sand & Gravel Co., 6 pages ( 2 of page 2, 2 of page #3 and 2 blank pages)
•             Western Union Telegraph Co. envelope - contains telegram dated July 7, 1936; blueprint for proposal submarine cable crossing east channel of Mississippi River, Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad Milwaukee-Rapids City Line bridge #378, Prairie de Chien, Wis; 4 misc. pages of notes and figures; Western Union, July 1936, Prairie de Chien; 5 large pages and 2 small from Western Union to Railroad regarding laying cable; revised blue print for laying cable; various receipts
•             Members Retail Cash Dealers Credit Bureau of Davenport, list of customers and how good they are at paying, 1927-29, 36 pages (9 x 14)
•             Members Retail Cash Dealers Credit Bureau of Davenport, list of customers and how good they are at paying, 1926-1931 (8.5 x 14)
•             2 receipts for gravel from Automatic Gravel Products Co., Nov. 22, 1939 and Nov. 28, 1939 (7 x 8.5)
•             3 receipts from Central Engineering co., 1934 (2), 193? (8.5 x 8.25”)
•             Council Proceedings for Davenport City Council, Jan. 16, 1929; printed special session Jan. 22, 1929, 9 pages (8 x 10.5)
•             4 pages of posters “Before Urging Changes in our Form of Government First Make a Few Comparisons” - Charts compare hours worked in US and other countries to earn enough to buy various items, no date (c. 1950, 16 x 22 folded)
 
Subject Heading Cross-Reference
 
Boats & Boating—Barges
Boats & Boating—Riverboats—Beder Wood
Boats & Boating—Riverboats—Blue Wing
Boats & Boating—Riverboats—Lone Deer
Boats & Boating—Riverboats—Lone Star
Boats & Boating—Shorelines
Bridges—Twin
Business & Industry—Banking
Business & Industry—Cement
Business & Industry—Construction
Business & Industry—Insurance
Business & Industry—Quarries
Communications—Telephone
Communications—Telegraph
Dams
Disasters—Floods—1900-1999
Historic Sites & Museums—Davenport Academy of Science
Historic Sites & Museums—Misc.
Holidays & Celebrations—Centennial—Misc.
Houses & Households—Architectural Designs
Military & War—World War I—Misc.
Organizations & Clubs—Labor
Organizations & Clubs—Misc.
Railroads—Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific
Roads & Highways—Misc.
Schools & Education—Elementary—Washington
Social Services—Misc.
Transportation—Trollies, Inter-urbans & Horsecars
Transportation—Wagons
Cities—Davenport—Municipal Government
Counties—Rock Island
Counties—Scott
State—Iowa
 
People

D’Armand, Louis
Delarue, Ethel
Gaas, Hans Jr.
Gaas, Hans Sr.
Hanssen, Christian H.
Nielsen, Walter
Oelerich, Herman
Williams, Francis
Winter, George

 
INVENTORY
 
Burtis House Ledger
LIB--ARCH--R9--S5B
 
Dates:  April 3, 1872 - Aug. 21, 1872
 
Description:  Register of hotel guests and printed local advertising
 
Subject Heading Cross Reference
Hotel, Motel, Restaurant, Tavern—Hotel
 
 
INVENTORY
 
Burtis Wilson Collection
 
Acc. 1946-030
 
Inclusive dates:  1888-1940
 
Scope Notes
Material related to bird inventories and notes on observations, presumably done by Burtis Wilson.  Collection includes series of journals or diaries from the 1880s to 1930s and lectures and papers given on bird and wildflowers of the local area.
 
Inventory of one records center carton
•             Memorandum book, May 12, 1901 - May 18, 1903
•             Three ring notebook with alphabetical dividers, diary, 1907-1920 with scattered dates missing
•             Journal, 1922-1929
•             Vol. 1, Jan. 1887
•             Vol. II, Jan. 1888, birds killed, stomach contents, etc.
•             Vol. III, diary, 1890-1897
•             Vol. IV
•             Vol. 5, diary, Jan. 1898 - Nov. 1900
•             Vol. VI, diary, loose charts, lots of blank pages
•             Vol. 9, diary 1931-1937
 
Folder 1
•             1931 5-page letter
•             diary sheet June 1947
•             one sheet
•             2 pages, typed, June 24, 1940
•             2 pages typed "from report of conservation committee, Birds & Wildflowers"
•             2 pages, typed, misc. birds
•             citizenship building, photo of Burtis Wilson
•             2 announcements of Burtis Wilson talk on birds, at Lincoln School, Rock Island
•             Robin (?) typed
•             17 pages on birds, c. 1940?
•             Poem by Rutledge
•             Misc. papers, typed
•             Backyard vacation, 1915
•             "red letter days in the country" "bird life in the city"
 
 
•             Envelope containing Bird notes, 1940, Dec. 1914-April 26, 1915, Sept. 8 - Sept. 15, 1915, Jan. 1 - April 1, 1916
•             Ledger pages April 30, 1916, list of 46 species
•             Diary, Aug. 4 - Oct. 8, 1916
•             Diary, Aug 23-Oct 21, 1917
•             Diary Jan 1 - Feb. 9, 1918
•             Diary Jan 2-July 31, 1921
•             Misc. Bird book list, on 4 sheets, lists 43 books
•             Pine Hill Cemetery, 20 pages
•             Diary page, Aug. 7, 1940
•             Diary page, Aug 2, 1940
•             Diary pages, Jan. 1, 1938-March 20, 1938
 
Folder 2
•             List of birds with dates of sighting their nests, 1885-94
•             List number of nests by years in Scott County 1885-1893
•             List of nesting records exact dates and place, 1885-1894
 
 
Subject Heading Cross Reference
Nature—Birds
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