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Charlotte Cramer Sachs Papers,
1905-2002

Extent and Forms of Material: 4 cubic feet, (10 boxes, 3 oversized folders)
Creator: Charlotte Cramer Sachs
Abstract: Papers relating to Charlotte Cramer Sachs’s life and career as an inventor mainly of food and household-related products: correspondence, photographs, business papers, awards, patents, printed materials, notes, and miscellany. The collection primarily consists of invention-related marketing materials including invention samples and prototypes, notes, clippings, business correspondence, and customer account records.
Repository: Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. archivescenter@si.edu 202-633-3270
www.americanhistory.si.edu/archives
Collection Number: AC0878
Processing Note: Processed by Leslie Schuyler, 2005; supervised by Vanessa Simmons, archivist; finding aid revised by Julie Pepera, February, 2006.
© 2007 by the Smithsonian Institution. All rights reserved.

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Information for users of the collection

Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for research use.
Physical Access: Researchers must handle unprotected photographs with gloves.
Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use: Copyright held by the Smithsonian Institution. Reproduction permission from Archives Center: fees for commercial use.
Preferred Citation: [Title and date of item], Charlotte Cramer Sachs Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, box number X, folder number XX, digital file number XXXXXXXX

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In-depth information about the collection

Administrative/biographical history
Scope and content
System of arrangement
Languages
Acquisition information
Custodial history
Accruals
Related archival materials
Publications note
Access points
Container listing

Administrative/biographical history

Charlotte Cramer Sachs was born in Berlin, Germany on September 27, 1907. Her father, Hans Siegfried Cramer, worked as a businessman for a successful grain import and export company whose innovative enterprises included the import of soy beans from Eastern Europe. In 1903, Hans married Gertrud Bruck, one of the first women to attain her Abitur, somewhat similar to an American high school diploma, at age eighteen. Bruck’s formal education ended there, as her wish to attend university was thwarted by her father Adalbert, a judge who insisted that she remain at home. The couple settled in Berlin and had two children—Frederick H., born March 2, 1906, and Charlotte. From 1913 to 1924 The Cramers lived in the Berlin Dahlem suburb occupying “Haus Cramer,” a villa built in 1912 to their specifications by German architect Hermann Muthesius.

On September 12, 1924, Cramer Sachs married Donald Samuels, a top executive of the Manhattan Shirt Company and moved to New York from England where their daughter Eleanor was born on June 11, 1926. Several years later, the couple divorced. Mother and daughter lived together in London for a few years before moving back to New York around 1936. Charlotte’s parents relocated to New York at the same time, after a brief stay in London following their flight from Berlin after Hitler’s rise to power. In August 1945, Charlotte Cramer married Alexander Sachs, a leading economist who had introduced Albert Einstein to President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and acted as advisor to the President.

Although she established her business career in America, Cramer Sachs retained fond memories of the house and extensive grounds in Dahlem. In 1977 she composed the song “A Salute to Berlin” to commemorate the designation of Haus Cramer as one of the city’s historic landmarks. In 2000, she donated a painted portrait of herself from the time she had lived in Haus Cramer to the villa’s new owner, Stanford University. The house retains additional significance in the context of this collection because Cramer Sachs credited its wine cellar—unusual in that it provided a separate, climate controlled environment for red and white wines—as an inspiration for her line of custom-built, vibration-free wine storage devices, which would later make Cramer Products Company a household name among wine connoisseurs.

While she did not attend university her pursuit of learning continued throughout her life as she studied poetry, musical composition, and the fine arts. Cramer Sachs often told her niece, Lilian Randall, that she wished she had received further education, although her public art exhibitions, poetry awards, numerous original songs, the establishment of Crambruck Press (her own publishing company), as well as language fluency in French, English, and German, are testaments to this inventor’s intellectual curiosity and development. Evidence of Cramer Sachs’s entrepreneurial spirit surfaced in her early thirties with her first patent: Improvements in Combined Key and Flashlight, July 16, 1940, patent number 2,208,498.

In 1940, Cramer Sachs completed courses from the New York Institute of Dietetics, an effort spurred by the onset of her daughter’s diabetes. With financial assistance from her parents in the early 1940s, Cramer Sachs developed Joy Products prepared mixes, marking the beginning of a successful career in inventing. “We were a pioneer in that field,” said Cramer Sachs of her baking mix manufacturing company, an operation that consisted of a Bronx neighborhood factory employing ninety workers. The enterprise began with corn muffin and popover mixes and expanded into frostings, puddings, and breads. Newspaper clippings from the time promoted Joy packaged mixes as ideal gifts for “the boys overseas” who were in locations where it was “impossible to get together the makings of a cake.” Cramer Sachs refused an early offer to sell her mix formulas which were subsequently copied and exploited by larger, more powerful companies. Joy Products, whose name was chosen to express the inventor’s delight in creativity, remained in business as a modest one-woman operation for over twenty years before succumbing to competition.

Cramer Sachs created another highly successful invention, the specialty wine cabinet, more than twenty years after she founded Joy Products. In addition to her memories of visits with her father to the wine cellar in her family’s German villa, further motivation came from an interest—though she hardly drank it at all—in wine and recognition that “standard cooling and refrigerating appliances [were] too cold for wines.” Reportedly, Cramer Sachs “started looking for [an appropriate device] and could not find one,” and thus the impetus to invent took shape. The “Modern Wine Cellar,” 1966, was an early example of over twenty wine-related inventions, most of them storage devices. A mention of her product in Grossman’s Guide to Wines, Spirits, and Beers, increased demand among wine lovers and may have prompted Cramer Sachs to state that she “should find a good market” for her newest invention line. Testimony from David H. Wollins, a successful New York lawyer and customer of Cramer Sachs, lauded the cabinet as “the finest home wine storage system in the world.” She framed his letter and hung it in her office at 381 South Park Avenue, her base operation where she employed one or two part-time helpers from the 1960s until her death in 2004.

The inventor took great joy in music, expressed in her own numerous compositions and her creation of the games “Domi-Notes” and “Musicards” in 1961 and 1969. Her fondness for music also prompted the expansion of her specialty cabinets to include temperature and humidity controlled devices for storing a variety of items, most notably the “Well Tempered Cabinet for Musical Instruments,” which Cramer Sachs first designed for legendary violinist Isaac Stern. Soon the inventor began producing similar cabinets for the storage of cigars, furs, and documents.

Described by her niece as “shy with people but a great admirer of talent, intellect, and humanity,” Cramer Sachs also “harbored a great love for animals.” She invented several pet accessories in the early 1950s, including: “Watch-Dog,” a dog collar with a time piece; “Bonnie Stand,” a holder fashioned to accommodate disposable food bowls; and “Guidog,” an early version of a retractable dog leash.

In 1972, Cramer Sachs suffered the loss of her only child, Eleanor, and in the summer of the next year her husband Alexander passed away. She continued her “business of creating new product ideas” for the remainder of her life. The most recent invention materials represented in the collection are those for the “Conservator” from 2002, a temperature and humidity controlled device with compartments to store a variety of items. In her last telephone conversation with her niece, on March 10, 2004, Cramer Sachs expressed her hope that she would feel “strong enough to get to the office the next day or so.” The inventor died the following day at the age of 96.

Patents issued to Charlotte Cramer Sachs:
United States Patent: 2,208,498, “Combined Key and Flashlight,” July 16, 1940
United States Patent: 2,509,423, “Wedge Heel Shoe,” May 30, 1950
United States Patent: 2,808,191, “Lap Tray,” October 1, 1957
United States Patent: Des. 363,618, “Cabinet,” October 31, 1995


Scope and content

The records are divided into two series: Series 1, Creative and Artistic Papers, 1933-2002 and Series 2, Invention Records, 1905-2002. Invention Records are further divided into eight subseries: Subseries 1, Cramer Products Company and Affiliate Company Records, 1942-2002; Subseries 2, Household/Office, 1913-1972; Subseries 3, Food Products, 1940-1969; Subseries 4, Pet Accessories, 1953-1954; Subseries 5, Games, 1961-1969; Subseries 6, Wine-related, 1966-2002; Subseries 7, Temperature and/or Humidity Controlled Devices, 1968-2002; and Subseries 9, Patent Searches, 1905-1980.

Series 1 documents the inventor’s creativity through her artistic, literary, and musical records. Also included are awards and certificates received and materials related to her childhood home. This series contains few photos of Cramer Sachs herself, although a print of one of her paintings, “Portrait of a Lady,” circa 1953, seems to be a self-portrait. There are no photos of her husband or daughter in the collection. Also missing is any information related to the inventor’s formal education, childhood, the circumstances of her departure from Berlin, marriage, and family life.

Materials in Series 2 constitute the bulk of the collection and are primarily comprised of marketing ephemera, with very few financial and production records. This series gives a broad outline of Cramer Sachs’s many inventions documenting Joy Products and wine-related inventions in the most depth.

Series 1: Creative and Artistic Papers, 1933-2002
These records include sheet music, songbooks, stories, and poetry of the inventor’s own creation; photographic prints of her artwork; art exhibition materials; publishing company (Crambruck Press) records and published materials; childhood residence (“Haus Cramer”) materials, and awards and certificates unrelated to inventions. Artwork and songs make up the bulk of the materials, and are arranged alphabetically by subject. Records in this series provide a context for Cramer Sachs’s career as an inventor, although they do not reveal extensive information regarding her personal life or history.

Records relating to artwork include press releases, exhibition photographic prints and negatives, promotional materials, newspaper clippings, notebooks compiled by Cramer Sachs, as well as donation records of artworks given by the inventor to The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine.

Crambruck Press publishing company is a combined name which incorporates the inventor’s surname, Cramer and mother’s maiden name, Bruck. These records include a pre-publication notice and order form for a Crambruck Press publication, correspondence from a donor, as well as three Crambruck Press publications: From Boring Dinosaur to Passionate Computer by Livingston Welch, 1968; Poems by Helen H. Shotwell, 1970; and In Search of Harmony by Charlo, 1964.

Haus Cramer materials include photographs, newspaper clippings (many of them in German), correspondence between Cramer Sachs and Stanford University, and floor plans of the house designed in 1912 by German architect Hermann Muthesius. A framed black-and-white photographic print of Haus Cramer is fragile and is housed in a sink matte, box 9.

Poetry materials, songs, and stories are contained in bound books, published songbooks, original sheet music, and copyright records for song words, manuscripts written by Cramer Sachs, as well as correspondence records related to her writings. The song “With Love From New York” was used in the marketing of “Joy New Yorkshire Pudding Mix,” and the records contain a vinyl recording which doubles as a marketing piece. Allusions to her husband, Alexander Sachs, and daughter, Eleanor, are found in some of her songs and stories.

Translation materials are comprised of correspondence (mostly in German), as well as Cramer Sachs’s complete English translation of the “Stoffel Flies Across the Ocean” story, originally written in German by Erika Mann, circa 1932.

Series 2: Invention Records, 1905-2002
Invention Records contain information related to Cramer Sachs as an inventor and are divided into eight subseries. Materials include: patent related records; samples and prototypes; marketing and advertising materials; newspaper and magazine clippings; business correspondence records; customer account records; Wine Museum materials; and patent searches. These present a broad overview of Cramer Sachs’s many inventions, although the majority of information is concentrated in the Household/Office, Food Products, and Wine-related series. Records are arranged chronologically by invention. The final subseries contain patent searches requested by the inventor.

Subseries 1: Cramer Products Company and Affiliate Company Records, 1942-2002
Materials include financial records, business correspondence, company awards and certificates, real estate materials, license agreements with outside inventors, a promotion prospectus for the company, and three company stamps (three dimensional). Also included are records of an invention for which Cramer Sachs sought copyright, “Orthodontic Device,” 1954, and those having to do with products distributed—not invented—by Cramer Products Company, “Forster Longfresh,” 1985. In addition, there are black-and-white photographic prints of an office opening which include images of Cramer Sachs in 1967. These records are arranged chronologically.

Subseries 2: Household/Office Records, 1913-1972
These records relate to seven different inventions, each with varying degrees of information. “Combination Key and Flashlight,” 1940 was an improvement on previous patents and therefore consists of the earlier patent materials (1913 and 1938), Cramer Sachs’s patent application materials, an official, sealed patent application (1940), prototype drawings, correspondence records related to manufacturing and distribution, photographic prints, and a newspaper article. “Cozi-Crib,” 1958 and 1968, and “Joy Originals Log Cabin Furniture Set,” 1957, records include marketing materials whereas “Holdit,” 1972, and “Party Platter,” 1962, are minimally represented by one or two photographic prints. “Gaitray” materials consist of four product samples. Materials for “Miracle Knee Tray,” circa 1953 include marketing ephemera, a photograph, and two product samples. A prototype for the “Traypron,” 1954, is also included. These records are arranged alphabetically by invention name.

Subseries 3: Food Products, 1940-1969
Records in this subseries are mostly comprised of Joy Products prepared mix materials. Two exceptions are the small, fragile recipe book, 1940, and the “Caviodka,” 1962, records. Business correspondence materials contain those from a food and equipment consultant, the Colgate-Palmolive Company, and Arthur Colton Company, in addition to those relating to the incorporation of Cramer Sachs’s “baking mix manufacturing plant” (1945). There are numerous packaging samples of various Joy Products, along with handwritten recipes and notes. An example of early packaging for Joy Products “Early American Muffin Mix” is in flat box 10. This subseries also includes customer surveys and comments, marketing plans and proposals, advertisements, and a marketing portfolio compiled by the inventor. A scrapbook contains Joy Products newspaper clippings, advertisements, marketing ephemera, and photographs of store displays. The scrapbook pages are extremely brittle and are housed in sleeves. Preservation copies are available for research use. These records are arranged chronologically.

Subseries 4: Pet Accessories, 1953-1954
This subseries consists of materials relating to three inventions: “Bonnie Stand,” circa 1953-1954; “Guidog,” 1953; and “Watch-Dog,” 1953. Records include photographic prints, marketing materials, printing blocks (for “Bonnie Stand”), as well as a declaration of invention for, and a product sample of, “Watch-Dog.” These records are arranged alphabetically by invention name.

Subseries 5: Games, 1961-1969
The inventor created two games: “Domi-Notes,” circa 1961 and “Musicards,” circa 1969. “Domi-Notes” materials include an order form citing the distributor as G. Schirmer, Inc. and the addressee as Walter Kane and Son, Inc., and three games two in cardboard boxes, (fragile) and one housed in the original hard plastic case. Records relating to “Musicards” consist of two game samples including directions for playing.

Subseries 6: Wine-Related, 1966-2002
Wine-related records cover twenty distinct inventions and range from specialty cabinets—which make-up the bulk of the materials—to bottle accessories such as the “Bottle Bib” and the “Cramanna Bottle Ring.” The type and number of records vary, with the majority concentrated in the “Cool-Safe,” “Cramarc Multiple Cabinet,” “Modern Wine Cellar,” and “Well Tempered Systems” folders. Records in invention-specific folders are arranged alphabetically and include marketing materials, press releases, photographic prints and some negatives, cabinet drawings, brochures, order forms, correspondence, as well as product samples of “Bottle Bibs.”

Customer account records are arranged alphabetically and consist of billing statements, invoices, receipts, blueprints, correspondence, cabinet drawings, customer feedback, bills of lading, and memoranda. Letters from David H. Wollins laud Cramer Sachs’s cabinet as “the finest home wine storage system in the world.” Examples of how the inventor handled an unsatisfied customer can be found in the Col. Charles Langley folder.

Miscellaneous wine-related materials follow the customer account records. Included are advertising ephemera, photographs, and newspaper clippings originally assembled into a binder by Cramer Sachs. Taped to the inside front cover was a cut-out from a magazine advertisement which reads, “If you stick with the herd, you could end up as a lamb chop.” Miscellaneous materials also include unlabeled cabinet drawings, photographic prints, competitor materials, photocopies from Grossman’s Guide to Wines, Spirits, and Beers, as well as marketing materials and newspaper clippings covering a range of wine-related inventions. These records are arranged alphabetically by subject.

The final section of the wine-related subseries documents the development and eventual dissolution of The Wine Museum of New York. Records are arranged chronologically and include a provisional charter; an extension of the provisional charter; a newspaper clipping; outreach correspondence; a binder of wine museum materials including brochures, event invitations, exhibition opening cards, board member profiles, a press release, and newspaper clippings; wine museum exhibition information; and records related to the dissolution of the museum.

Subseries 7: Temperature and/or Humidity Controlled Devices, 1968-2002
This subseries documents the inventor’s temperature and/or humidity controlled inventions that do not relate to wine. Cramer Sachs created the “Well Tempered Cabinet” for both wine and musical instruments; it is documented in this and the wine-related subseries. These records cover eight distinct inventions which range from specialty cabinets for musical instruments, furs, and cigars to devices designed to cool the body. Records relate to marketing, invention-specific business correspondence, confidential information and competition agreements, and include photographic negatives and prints. Miscellaneous cabinet drawings, cigar-related materials, and newspaper articles are also included. Records are arranged alphabetically by invention name followed by miscellaneous materials.

Subseries 8: Patent Searches, 1905-1980
Records in this subseries include correspondence as well as copies of several patented inventions for which Cramer Sachs requested information.


System of arrangement

Series 1: Creative and Artistic Papers, 1933-2002
Series 2: Invention Records, 1905-2002
Subseries 1, Cramer Products Company and Affiliate Company Records, 1942-2002
Subseries 2, Household/Office, 1913-1972
Subseries 3, Food Products, 1940-1969
Subseries 4, Pet Accessories, 1953-1954
Subseries 5, Games, 1961-1969
Subseries 6, Wine-related, 1966-2002
Subseries 7, Temperature and/or Humidity Controlled Devices, 1968-2002
Subseries 8, Patent Searches, 1905-1980


Languages

Some newspaper clippings in German in Haus Cramer Materials.


Acquisition information

The papers were donated to the Archives Center at the National Museum of American History in the spring of 2005 by Lilian Randall (niece), Erich Cramer (nephew), Aileen Katz (niece), Elisabeth Weissbach (niece), and John Cramer (nephew).


Custodial history

Erich Cramer was in custody of the records prior to their donation.


Accruals

The Archives Center added to this collection in April 2007. Berta Cauthron donated the volume In Search of Harmony by Charlo, 1964.


Related archival materials

Related materials on husband Alexander Sachs’s political and professional life found in the Papers of Alexander Sachs, located at the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Library, 4079 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park, New York, 12538.
Link to repository:
http://www.fdrlibrary.marist.edu

Correspondence between Cramer Sachs and Sam and Ayala Zacks dating from the 1970s and relating to Zionist art found in the Sam and Ayala Zacks Fonds located at the Art Gallery of Ontario, E. P. Taylor Research Library and Archives. 317 Dundas Street West, Toronto Ontario, Canada M5T 1G4.
Link to Finding Aid: http://www.ago.net/www/resources/research_lib/collections/special/
pdfs/SC042.pdf


Publications note

From Boring Dinosaur to Passionate Computer by Livingston Welch, 1968; Poems by Helen H. Shotwell, 1970; and In Search of Harmony by Charlo, 1964.


Access points

Subjects/Topical:
Inventors - 20th Century – United States
Women Inventors – 20th century
Wine Storage
Baked Products

Subjects/Names:
Cramarc
Cramanna
Crambruck Press
Joy Originals
Joy Products
Cramer Products Company

Form/Genre:
Awards
Advertisements
Notes
Correspondence—20th Century
Business Records—20th Century
Patents
Photographs—20th Century
Works of Art
Clippings—20th Century
Patent Applications
Sheet Music


Container listing

Box Folder  
    SERIES 1: CREATIVE AND ARTISTIC PAPERS, 1933-2002
1 1 Notebook: "Concha Magica: A Picture Book," circa 1952-1953
13 1 "To Eleanor," sheet music, 1952, from "Concha Magica: A Picture Book," box 1, folder 1
1 2 Notebook: Exhibit at Crespi Gallery, "Unusual Pieces of Art," circa 1953
  3 Art Exhibition records, 1965-1969
13 2 "The Magic World of Charlo," exhibition promotion pieces, 1969, from Art Exhibition records, box 1, folder 3
1 4 Donation of Artwork to St. John the Divine, 1978
  5 Unlabeled photographic prints of artworks, undated
  6 New York Institute of Dietetics Bulletin of Information and Announcement of Courses 1939, and Commencement Exercises program 1939-1940
  7 Schillinger System of Musical Composition, New York University certificate, 1960
  8 Contemporary Poetry Workshop certificate, 1980
  9 Correspondence, 1954-1989
  10 Crambruck Press / Foundation records, 1981-1999
  11 Crambruck Press In Search of Harmony by Charlo, 1964
  12 Crambruck Press From Boring Dinosaur to Passionate Computer by Livingston Welch, 1968
  13 Crambruck Press Poems by Helen H. Shotwell, 1970
  14 Haus Cramer records, 1977-2002
10 1 Haus Cramer (fragile framed photograph), undated
1 15 Poetry materials, 1980-1995
  16 "The Alphabet Song," songbook, 1958
9 1 "The Alphabet Song," sheet music, 1959
1 17 "The Alphabet Song," loose pages of songbook, 1969
2 1 "The Alphabet Song by Carlo Crambrook," songbook, circa 1969
  2 "A Bouquet for You," songbook, 1965
  3 "Christmas," sheet music, 1967
  4 "Don't Want to Know," copyright for song words, undated
  5 "The Loveliest Number is Two," songbook, 1964
  6 "A Salute to Berlin," sheet music, 1977
  7 "A Sheaf of Songs," loose pages of songbook, 1969
  8 "A Sheaf of Songs," leather folder for songbook, 1969
  9 "The Spark of Life, Seven Songs," songbook, 1967
  10 "Thoughts," songbook, 1965
13 1 "To Eleanor," sheet music from "Concha Magica: A Picture Book," 1952
2 11 "Voices of the Wind," sheet music, 1966
  12 "With Love from New York," song materials, 1959-1992
  13 "For Alexander," story, no date
  14 "My Life With Charlotte" and "My Trip Abroad," story manuscripts, 1965
  15 Translation materials, 1933
  16 Miscellaneous materials, New York Times Cooking School newspaper clipping, 1976
    SERIES 2: INVENTION RECORDS, 1905-2002
    Subseries 1: Cramer Products Company and Affiliate Company Records, 1942-2002
  17 Real Estate materials, 1943-1967
  18 Conducting Business certificate, 1944
  19 Office records, 1945-2002
  20 Monthly Operating Figures, 1950
  21 Business correspondence, 1950-2000
  22 Free Enterprise Award, photograph and press release, circa 1952
9 2 Free Enterprise Award, circa 1952
2 23 License agreement (unsigned) "Orthodontic Device," 1954
3 1 Photographic prints of office opening, 1967
  2 "Forster Longfresh by Swiss Precision" records, 1985
10 2 "Who's Who in US Executives," plaque, 1990
3 3 Government Parts Pricing Department, price quote, 2002
  4 American Legion Certificate of Appreciation, undated
  5 Prospectus for Promotion of Cramer Products, undated
7 1 Cramer Products Company (2), Joy Originals (1) stamps, undated
    Subseries 2: Household/Office, 1913-1972
4 1 "Combination Key and Flashlight," early patent materials, 1913-1938
13 6 "Combination Key and Flashlight," original patent drawing, 1940
4 2 "Combination Key and Flashlight," business correspondence, 1940
  3 "Combination Key and Flashlight," patent materials, 1940-1945
3 6 "Combination Key and Flashlight," newspaper clipping, 1941
  7 "COZI-CRIB," materials, 1958-1968
13 10 "Gaitray," sample trays (4), undated
3 8 "Holdit," materials, 1972
  9 "Joy Originals Log Cabin Furniture Set," materials, 1957
  10 "Miracle Knee Tray," materials, 1953
13 11 "Miracle Knee Tray," sample tray, circa 1953
  O/S Folder 3 "Miracle Knee Tray," sample tray, circa 1953
3 11 "Party Platter," photographic prints, 1962
13 12 "Traypron," prototype, 1954
    Subseries 3: Food Products, 1940-1969
3 12 Recipe book, 1940
  O/S Folder 2 "Hopper," blueprint, "Joy Products mixer used for making Joy Products," circa 1940
3 13 Joy Products business correspondence, 1940-1961
  14 Joy Products prepared mix packaging, 1941-1957
11 1 Joy Products Early American Muffin Mix package, circa 1940s-1950s
3 15 Joy Products mix recipes/notes, 1944-1953
  16 Joy Products marketing and advertising materials, 1944-1963
13 5 "Joy Fully Prepared Cake and Muffin Mix," advertising mock-up, circa 1940s
3 17 Joy Products marketing portfolio, 1946-1948
9 3 Betty Crocker Angel Food Cake Mix packet, undated, from Joy Products marketing portfolio, box 3, folder 17
13 3 "WJZ BMD Daytime Audience Map," 1946, from Joy Products marketing portfolio, box 3, folder 17
5 1 Joy Products newspaper clipping, 1945
9 4 Joy Products Scrapbook pages (photocopies), 1944-1945
  5 Joy Products Scrapbook pages (fragile originals), 1944-1945
  6 Joy Products Scrapbook, loose items found in back, 1946-1977
13 9 Joy Products advertisement, "Read What Leading Food Editors Say About Joy Popover Mix," undated, from the Joy Products Scrapbook, loose items found in back, 1946-1977
  13 Newspaper clipping, "Housewife Finds Time for Two Other Careers," 1961, From Joy Products scrapbook, loose items found in back, 1946-1977
9 7 Joy Product scrapbook, front and back covers, 1944-1977
5 2 "Caviodka" materials, 1962
    Subseries 4: Pet Accessories, 1953-1954
  3 "Bonnie Stand," photographic print, circa 1953-1954
10 3 "Bonnie Stand," printing blocks (2), 1954
5 4 "Guidog," photographic prints, 1953
  5 "Watch-Dog," materials, 1953
8 1 "Watch-Dog," sample watch, circa 1953
    Subseries 5: Games, 1961-1969
5 6 "Domi-Notes" materials, circa 1961
8 2 "Domi-Notes" game, 1961
12 1 "Domi-Notes" game, 1961
  2 "Domi-Notes" game, 1961
5 7 "Musicards" materials, 1969
8 2 "Musicards" games (2), circa 1969
    Subseries 6: Wine-Related, 1966-2002
5 8 "And * Or," records, 1991-1992
  9 "Bottle Bib" materials, 1975
  10 "Catch-All" records, 1970
  11 "Chocolate Wine" records, 1971
  12 "Cool * Safe" materials, 1968
  13 "Cool = Safe" records, 1987-1988
  14 "Cramanna Bottle Ring" materials, 1970
  15 "Cramanna Cool-Kit" records, 1967
  16 "Cramanna Wine-Safe" records, 1974
  17 "Cramarc Cooling Cabinet" records, 1985
  18 "Cramarc Multiple Cabinet" records, 1994
  19 "Future Cool" records, undated
  20 "Modern Wine Cellar" records, 1966-1974
  21 "Stack-Rack" records, 1958
  22 "Vine-Yard" records, 1974
  23 "Well Tempered Systems" records, 1968-2001
  24 "The Wine Cage" records, 1976-1978
13 7 "The Wine Cage" promotional materials, 1974
5 25 "Wine Condo" records, 1987
  26 "Wine Library" records, 1971
  27 "Wine Steward" records, 1977
  28 "Wine Wheel" records, 1970
  O/S Folder 1 Bruck, Frederick, architect, "Refrigerated Cabinet," blueprint, 1965
5 29 Byun, Sung account records, 1999
  30 Cramer, David account records, 1999
  31 Elm City Cabinetry records, 1986
  O/S Folder 1 Filmon Realty, Dining Room Cabinet blueprint, 1980
5 32 Gray, Gordon account records, 1984-1996
  33 Hall, Kevin account records, 1999
  34 La Colonna account records, 1984
  35 LaFollette Designs, Inc. account records, 1983
  36 Lane account records, 1983
  37 Jeremy P. Lang & Associates account records, 1981-1984
  38 Langley, Col. Charles account records, 1976-1979
  O/S Folder 1 Lansing, Mr. and Mrs. Garrit, "Custom Wine Cooler Detail," blueprints (2), 1972
5 39 Lessen (Lassen), Sidney W. account records, 1977-1983
  40 Lieberman account records, 1988
  41 Lindner account records, 1987
  42 Lipton, Thomas J. account records, 1981-2001
  43 Parrish, Karl account records, 1982
  44 Parsons, Robert W. account records, 1983
  45 Peterson, Joseph C. account records, 1986
  46 Philip Morris Management Corp. records, 2002
  O/S Folder 2 Pressman, G., "Basement Plan" blueprint, undated
5 47 Siegel, Ann account records, 1980-1990
  48 Steinschraber, James I. account records, 2003
  49 Wilpon, Fred account records, 1985-1986
  50 Wollins, David H. correspondence/testimonial, 1986, 1997
6 1 Miscellaneous wine-related materials binder compiled by Charlotte Cramer Sachs, 1968-1995
  2 Miscellaneous wine-related cabinet drawings, undated
  3 Miscellaneous wine-related competitor materials, 1991-2000
  4 Miscellaneous wine-related, Grossman's Guide to Wines, Spirits, and Beers photocopies, undated
  5 Miscellaneous wine-related marketing materials, 1970-1994
  6 Miscellaneous wine-related newspaper and magazine articles, 1966-1986
  7 Miscellaneous wine-related unlabeled photographs, undated
  8 Wine Museum binder compiled by Charlotte Cramer Sachs, 1976-1991
  9 Wine Museum Provisional Charter, 1982
  10 Wine Museum correspondence, 1982
  11 Wine Museum newspaper clipping, 1985
13 8 Wine Museum, extension of provisional charter, 1986
6 12 Wine Museum exhibit: "The Art of Wine," 1989
  13 Wine Museum dissolution records, 1993
    Subseries 7: Temperature And/Or Humidity Controlled Devices, 1968-2002
  14 "Conservator" records, 2002
  15 "Coolido," materials, 1977
  16 "Cooling Backpack," records, 1996-2002
  17 "Cooloff" materials, 1970-1972
  18 "Fur Vault" materials, 1983
  19 "Soothit" materials, 1970
  20 "Temperate Level Conservator" materials, 1981
  21 "Well Tempered Cabinet" materials (non-wine), 1968-1970
  22 Miscellaneous cabinet drawings, undated
  23 Miscellaneous, cigar cabinet materials, 1984
  24 Miscellaneous, Nat Sherman Magazine, circa 1987
  25 Miscellaneous newspaper articles, 1967-1977
    Subseries 8: Patent Searches, 1905-1980
  26 Nail Polish, Quick Freezing Flowers, Personal Cooling Device searches, 1933-1980
  27 Fire Proofing, High Frequency Cooking Pots, and Water Meter searches, 1905-1945

 

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