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    Bobcat Company Records, 1940s-2009.
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    Bobcat Company (donor,) (creator).
    Bobcat Company Records, 1940s-2009.
    Phy. Description: 
    56 cu. ft. : 128 boxes.
    Digital Reference: 
    Bio / His Notes: 
    Manufacturers of light construction equipment.
    Scope and Content: 
    The Bobcat Company Records document a post-war invention process and American manufacturing system, through the case study of a dynamic machine, the Bobcat skid-steer loader. The records focus primarily on Bobcat’s products, marketing, and advertising through product literature, photographs, advertisements, posters, newsletters, and audiovisual materials.
    10 series: Series 1, Historical Background, 1965-2007 and undated; Series 2, Clark Equipment Company, 1965-1994;Series 3, Newsletters, 1965-2009; Series 4, Photographs, Negatives, Slides and Transparencies, 1960-2003, and undated; Series 5, Dealer Materials, 1964-2003; Series 6, Marketing and Promotional Materials, 1954-2007; Series 7, Product Information, 1967-2008; Series 8, Melroe Ag Products/Spra-Coupe Materials, 1972-1998; Series 9, Press Related Materials, 1969-2005; Series 10, Audiovisual Materials, 1963-2007.
    Donated to the Archives Center in 2008 by Scott Nelson, president of Bobcat.
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    Bobcat Company Records, 1940s-2009, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
    Unrestricted research access on site by appointment. Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
    Fees for commercial reproduction.
    Copyright transferred to Smithsonian Institution in Deed of Gift.
    Construction equipment
    Construction industry
    Subject - Geographical: 
    Gwinner (North Dakota)
    West Fargo (North Dakota)
    Form / Genre: 
    Advertisements -- 20th century.
    Christmas cards
    Compact discs
    Greeting cards
    Newsletters -- 20th century
    Photographs -- 20th century
    Posters -- 20th century.
    Repository Loc: 
    Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American History : Archives Center. P.O. Box 37012, MRC 601, Constitution Ave., between 12th and 14th Sts., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20013-7012. Call 202-633-3270 for appointment. Fax: 202-786-2453.
    Local Number: 
    2008.3047 (NMAH Acc.)
    Nelson, Scott (donor).
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    Archives Center at American HistoryACNMAH 1129Add Copy to MyList

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