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    Bobcat Company Records, 1940s-2009.
     
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    Creator: 
    Bobcat Company (donor,) (creator).
    Title: 
    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.
    Organization: 
    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.
    Provenance: 
    Donated to the Archives Center in 2008 by Scott Nelson, president of Bobcat.
    Finding aids: 
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    Cite as: 
    Bobcat Company Records, 1940s-2009, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
    Restrictions: 
    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.
    Subject-Topical: 
    Construction equipment
    Construction industry
    Subject - Geographical: 
    Gwinner (North Dakota)
    West Fargo (North Dakota)
    Form / Genre: 
    Advertisements -- 20th century.
    Awards
    Christmas cards
    Compact discs
    DVDs
    Greeting cards
    Invitations
    Newsletters -- 20th century
    Placemats
    Photographs -- 20th century
    Posters -- 20th century.
    Stickers
    Tickets
    Videocassettes
    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.)
    Co-Creator: 
    Nelson, Scott (donor).
    Item Information
    RepositoryCall No. 
    Archives Center at American HistoryACNMAH 1129Add Copy to MyList

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