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Edward F. Caldwell Lighting Company Records

Title
Edward F. Caldwell Lighting Company Records, 1900-1959.
Author
Edw. F. Caldwell & Co.
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Vol/DateFormatAccessStatusCall NumberLocation
Vols. 1 - 23Mixed materialBy appointment onlyAvailable*ZL-354 Vols. 1 - 23Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
r. 2: Volume 2 C7,400-C12,494 (1900 Jan. - 1902 Oct.)Mixed materialUse in libraryAvailable*ZL-354 r. 2: Volume 2 C7,400-C12,494 (1900 Jan. - 1902 Oct.)Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
r. 3: Volume 3 C12,495-C16,729 (1902 Nov. - 1904 Sep.)Mixed materialUse in libraryAvailable*ZL-354 r. 3: Volume 3 C12,495-C16,729 (1902 Nov. - 1904 Sep.)Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
r. 4: Volume 4 C16,730-C17,325 (1904 Sep. - Dec.) & A1-A4,600 (1905 Jan. - 1906 Aug.)Mixed materialUse in libraryAvailable*ZL-354 r. 4: Volume 4 C16,730-C17,325 (1904 Sep. - Dec.) & A1-A4,600 (1905 Jan. - 1906 Aug.)Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
r. 5: Volume 5 A4,601-A9,600 (1906 Aug. - 1908 Jun.)Mixed materialUse in libraryAvailable*ZL-354 r. 5: Volume 5 A4,601-A9,600 (1906 Aug. - 1908 Jun.)Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
r. 6: Volume 6 A9,601-A14,600 (1908 Jul. - 1910 Feb.)Mixed materialUse in libraryAvailable*ZL-354 r. 6: Volume 6 A9,601-A14,600 (1908 Jul. - 1910 Feb.)Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
r. 7: Volume 7 A14,601-A19,620 (1910 Feb. - 1911 Oct.)Mixed materialUse in libraryAvailable*ZL-354 r. 7: Volume 7 A14,601-A19,620 (1910 Feb. - 1911 Oct.)Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
r. 8: Volume 8 A19,621-A24,600 (1911 Oct. - 1913 May)Mixed materialUse in libraryAvailable*ZL-354 r. 8: Volume 8 A19,621-A24,600 (1911 Oct. - 1913 May)Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
r. 9: Volume 9 A24,601-A29,600 (1913 May - 1914 Dec.)Mixed materialUse in libraryAvailable*ZL-354 r. 9: Volume 9 A24,601-A29,600 (1913 May - 1914 Dec.)Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
r. 10: Volume 10 A29,601-A34,600 (1914 Dec. - 1916 Feb.)Mixed materialUse in libraryAvailable*ZL-354 r. 10: Volume 10 A29,601-A34,600 (1914 Dec. - 1916 Feb.)Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
r. 11: Volume 11 A34,601-A39,600 (1915 Feb. - 1917 Apr.)Mixed materialUse in libraryAvailable*ZL-354 r. 11: Volume 11 A34,601-A39,600 (1915 Feb. - 1917 Apr.)Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
r. 12: Volume 12 A39,601-A44,600 (1917 Apr. - 1918 Jun.)Mixed materialUse in libraryAvailable*ZL-354 r. 12: Volume 12 A39,601-A44,600 (1917 Apr. - 1918 Jun.)Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
r. 13: Volume 13 A44,601-A49,600 (1918 Jun. - 1920 May)Mixed materialUse in libraryAvailable*ZL-354 r. 13: Volume 13 A44,601-A49,600 (1918 Jun. - 1920 May)Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
r. 14: Volume 14 A49,601-A54,600 (1920 May - 1922 Jan.)Mixed materialUse in libraryAvailable*ZL-354 r. 14: Volume 14 A49,601-A54,600 (1920 May - 1922 Jan.)Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328

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Description
46 linear feet (52 boxes, 47 v.)
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Photoprints.
  • Blueprints.
  • Sketches.
Access (note)
  • Restricted access;
  • restricted.
  • Microfilm must be used in lieu of originals when available.
Additional Formats (note)
  • available on microfilm;
Source (note)
  • Caldwell, Ned
Biography (note)
  • Edward F. Caldwell & Co. of New York City, founded in 1894, designed and manufactured lighting fixtures and ornamental bronze and ironworks. In 1957 the company re-emerged after tax liquidation as the E.T. Caldwell Lighting Company. The president was Edward T. Caldwell.
Language (note)
  • in German.
Processing Action (note)
  • Cataloged
Call Number
MssCol 902
Author
Edw. F. Caldwell & Co.
Title
Edward F. Caldwell Lighting Company Records, 1900-1959.
Additional Formats
Design records, v. 1-23 available on microfilm; New York Public Library; *ZL-354
Summary
Collection consists mainly of sketches, with correspondence, financial documents, design records, invoice books, ledgers and photographs from the Caldwell firm and additional business records of the Plastic Illuminating Company. Personal correspondence, 1958-1959, contains letters to Edward T. Caldwell from his friends and acquaintances. Business correspondence, 1956-1959, is with customers after the re-organization of the company. Financial documents, 1938-1957, include logs of transactions, bank statements and income tax returns. Draughtman's sketches of lighting fixtures are done in pen and ink. Group schedule of designs, 1930-1949, are sketches of multiple lighting fixtures required for specific jobs. Design records, 1900-1941, contain information and sketches of lighting fixtures. Invoice books, 1943-1946, include descriptions of materials shipped with prices and information about customers. Also, records of material received, 1955-1956; ledgers, 1953-1956; shipment records, 1951-1954; employees' salary records, 1953-1956; index to customers; and records, 1947-1957, of the Plastic Illuminating Company (probably a subsidiary of the Caldwell Company) including order books, receipts and disbursements, and checkbooks. Leo Spier's letters, in German, to his mother, who was E.T. Caldwell's housekeeper, are restricted.
Restricted Access
Restricted access; Manuscripts and Archives Division; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Access
Leo Spier correspondence restricted.
Microfilm must be used in lieu of originals when available.
Biography
Edward F. Caldwell & Co. of New York City, founded in 1894, designed and manufactured lighting fixtures and ornamental bronze and ironworks. In 1957 the company re-emerged after tax liquidation as the E.T. Caldwell Lighting Company. The president was Edward T. Caldwell.
Finding Aids
Collection guide available in repository and on internet.
Language
Leo Spier correspondence in German.
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Added Author
Caldwell, Edward T.
Spier, Leo.
Plastic Illuminating Company of New York.
Research Call Number
MssCol 902
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