Linked Archives:
Harvard Baker Business Library

Rural New Yorker ad 1884

There are two distinct collections of Reed & Barton archives at Harvard:

The first, transferred to Harvard in 1940, contains daybooks, journals, ledgers, cashbooks, accounts, trial balances, notes and bills receivable, inventories, time books, payrolls, 12 boxes of unbound papers, including a brief typewritten history of the company, and inventories of the New York, San Francisco and Chicago offices, 1902-1918. In addition there are some 200 illustrated catalogs and 17 scrapbooks.

Dates: 1828-1931

The second, transferred to Harvard in 2016, contains administrative records, and account books (1851-1996), board of directors records (1902-2007), operational records documenting the company’s business activities (circa 1860-2007), financial statements (1978-2007), sales team records (1940-1991), original illustrated US patents (1860s), records of several Reed & Barton subsidiaries (circa 1880s-1956), The Silver Lining (Reed & Barton’s employee newsletter), and the photographs and other materials used to produce it (1942-2001), an extensive set of Reed & Barton trades catalogs and other publications documents the company’s marketing and advertising efforts (1877-2008), product information files (1873-2007), audiovisual materials produced by Reed & Barton, and photographs of Reed & Barton products, facilities, and operations.

All images on this page from:

Reed & Barton Collection, Baker Library, Harvard Business School




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