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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

Advertising paper dolls

Identifier: RHC-181
Scope and Contents

Small collection of uncut advertising paper dolls used to promote products to adults, spanning the dates of around 1964 to 2005. The collection contains paper dolls in catalogues, cereal boxes, coasters, and on magazine pages and post cards.

Dates: 1964-2003

General Electric Company. The G.E. Big Top Circus, A Punch Doll Set

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: RHC-207
Scope and Contents Distributed by General Electric as a promotional device, this 60-piece punch out doll set features a variety of circus performers, as well as teh "big top circus tent," and several anthropomorphic appliances. The set comes in six sheets, all numbered, with its original envelope. The front of the envelope features an illustration of the complete set-up circus. The back of the envelope provides instructions on how to assemble each item, including when extra pieces are needed to make the...
Dates: 1950

Hygienic Food Co., Maple Sisters Six-Room Doll-House

Identifier: RHC-206
Scope and Contents Collection of uncut paper doll and dollhouse wallpaper sheets used to construct a model doll house using empty cereal boxes. Produced by the Hygienic Foods Co. of Battle Creek, Michigan, circa 1910, as an advertising mechanism for its Mapl-Flake Cereal. The series includes six litho card stock sheets printed with dolls, costumes, toys, furniture, and accessories for a particular room in a house. An additional six larger paper sheets are designed as wallpaper, and include floor and wall...
Dates: circa 1910

Paper Samples collection

Identifier: RHC-234
Content Description Collection of over 650 samples from traditional bound sample books of graduated pages displaying multiple pages at one time to individual samples of butter wrappers. Sample types include grocery bags, bakery and candy wrappers/boards, box covering paper, butter wrappers, color on color paper, cover paper, envelopes, folding box, fruit liners, holiday glassine, machine glaze, blotters and miscellany, paper (various writing and printing), paper covers, card stock, prescriptions, business...
Dates: circa 1897-1960s

Pillsbury Bakery Action Cut-Outs

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: RHC-209
Scope and Contents Six-page booklet (including covers) of large format punch-out paper dolls featuring three customers and five bakery employees. Produced by the Pillsbury Flour Co. NO 2343 American Advertising & Research Corp. Chicago, IL, 1936. Assembly instructions included on front cover. Also included is original envelope. This publication was used for promoting Pillsbury products, cleanliness in the workplace, and includes paper coins for pretend purchases and other elements associated with a...
Dates: 1936

Regional history miscellany collection

Identifier: RHC-102
Scope and Contents

Collection contains an assortment of printed ephemera, realia, photographs, personal papers, and other, unrelated materials purchased by and donated to Special Collections & University Archives. Some materials relate to Grand Rapids, West Michigan history, and the history of photography.

Dates: circa 1890-2006

Conrad Thornquist papers

Identifier: RHC-35
Collection Description The Thornquist papers include handwritten and bound class notes from his Harvard Law School coursework with annotations, newspapers with headlines of significant events including World War I and U.S. presidential politics. He also has a small collection of picture postcards and art cards from European travels. The collection also includes Justice Court docket book from Ottawa County, Michigan, Oct. 22, 1849–April 3, 1862 of cases heard by Justices of the Peace Henry Pennoyer, 1849-1851,...
Dates: 1849-1974

Victorian era grooming product advertisements and trade cards

Identifier: RHC-221
Scope and Contents Collection of 71 late-Victorian era trade cards and advertisements relating to grooming products such as hair renewers, colognes, complexion care balms and powders, and and whisker dye. The majority of the cards feature chromolithograph illustrations depicting physically attractive, youthful, and affluent white people.33 advertisments for hair renewers, products promoted to cure all hair imperfections, such as returning aging hair to its original color, prevent or reverse...
Dates: circa 1880s