Guide to the Fred Ackarman papers, 1937-1944
Fred Ackarman was proprietor of a hardware store in Sedan, Kansas. Collection includes correspondence, trade newsletters and World War II related publications from agencies including the War Production Board, the Office of War Information and the Office of Price Administration.
- Collection Number
- Fred Ackarman papers
- 0.1 Linear Feet
- David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
- Materials in English
Collection includes correspondence, trade newsletters and World War II-related publications from agencies including the War Production Board, the Offices of Defense Transportation, Price Administration, Production Management, and War Information. Trade organizations represented include the Implement Dealers Association, the Southwestern Lumbermen's Association and the National Retail Hardware Association. Acquired as part of the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History.
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How to Cite
[Identification of item], Fred Ackarman papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.
Fred Ackarman born 1882, Sedan, Kansas. Graduated high school 1902 and entered father's hardware business. Died 1968. Ackarman Hardware & Lumber established 1883 by E.C. Ackarman. Proprietors since 1996 are Charlie and Jane Meadows. [Sources: http://www.ackarman.com/; http://www.ksgenweb.org/archives/1918ks/bioa/ackarmf.html ]
Related materials may be found in the following Hartman Center collections:
J. Walter Thompson Company World War II Advertising Collection; War Effort Mobilization Campaigns Poster Collection
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The Fred Ackarman papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 2009.
Processed by Richard Collier, Oct. 2016