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Guide to the Fred Ackarman papers, 1937-1944

Summary

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 Details

Collection Number
RL.11311
Title
Fred Ackarman papers
Date
1937-1944
Extent
0.1 Linear Feet
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Materials in English

Collection Overview

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.

Contents of the Collection

Correspondence, 1937-1942
Folder 1
National Retail Hardware Association, 1942-1944
Folder 1
Southwestern Lumbermen's Association, 1943-1944
Folder 1
United States Office of Defense Transportaton, 1942
Folder 1
United States Office of Price Administration, 1941-1944
Folder 1
United States Office of Production Management, 1941
Folder 1
United States War Production Board, 1942-1944
Folder 1
 

Historical Note

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 Material

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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Provenance

The Fred Ackarman papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 2009.

Processing Information

Processed by Richard Collier, Oct. 2016