Sporting Goods Catalog Collection
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of catalogs advertising sporting goods and athletic products. Many items are general purpose catalogs that offer products for a wide range of athletic activities. Other specialized catalogs cover topics like outdoors recreation, fishing, playground equipment, outdoor lighting, boxing,football practice equipment, and other subjects. Most catalogs include product descriptions, pricing information, and illustrations (sometimes in color) of the products for sale. Catalogs from companies like LL Bean, Spalding, Wilson, Rawlings, Wright & Ditson, Everlast, MacGregor, Bike Web, and others are included in the collection.
Some titles in the collection, like Spalding Sports Show, Rawlings Trade Digest, and Bike Web Sports Trail are more like trade magazines than catalogs and feature stories, articles, photographs, and cartoons/illustrations alongside information about products for sale.
Publications in the collection cover the late-19th century to the mid-20th century. Materials include published catalogs.
- Creation: 1895-1979
Conditions Governing Access
There are no access restrictions on this collection.
Conditions Governing Use
Copyright status for collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
2.5 Cubic Feet
Language of Materials
This collection is unarranged.
- Wright & Ditson (Organization)
- A.G. Spalding & Bros. (Organization)
- Rawlings Sporting Goods Company (Organization)
- Wilson Sporting Goods Company (Organization)
- L.L. Bean, Inc. (Organization)
- Everlast Sporting Goods Mfg. Co. (Organization)
- Bike Web Company (Organization)
- MacGregor Sports (Organization)
- Sporting Goods Catalog Collection
- Jayne Schlutt and Hannah E. Sabal
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description