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Harvey Headliner newsletters

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 2013-054-r

Scope and Contents

A bound collection of the "Harvey Headliner" newsletters from 1942-1945. The Harvey Machine Company, Inc. published the newsletters, which cover a range of topics from the work place environment to the war effort. The newsletters show how many women took jobs in the factory and how the American government, corporations, and labor unions increased in size during the war. Articles include a visit by Senator Claude Pepper and the last issue fittingly announces the death of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Leo Harvey founded the company in 1914, and his patents include the peel-off, pop-top aluminum can. A company birthday card with images of the company's founders, Leo M. Harvey and Lawrence A. Harvey, is also included.

Dates

  • 1942-1945

Language of Materials

The materials in this collection are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no restrictions on the use of this material except where previously copyrighted material is concerned. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain all permissions.

Biographical / Historical

Leo Harvey founded the Harvey Machine Company, Inc. He was the son of a small factory owner in Lituania. Because of political activism, Leo Harvey fled Czarist Russia in 1905, worked as a toolmaker in Berlin, and emigrated to the United States two years later. After attendance at a Copper Union School, Harvey made his way to Ontario, California in 1910, working for the Hot Point Electric Company. In 1914, Harvey hired two men and set up shop in downtown Los Angeles; by 1920 the company had more than 300 employees. The company eventually evolved into Harvey Aluminum; Leo Harvey's patents include the peel-off, pop-top aluminum can, but other products include the aircraft depicted in the offered newsletters.

Extent

0.25 Linear Feet (1 bound collection of the Harvey Headliner newsletters)

Overview

A bound collection of "Harvey Headliner" newsletters from 1942 to 1945, which depict the Home Front in the United States during World War II. The newsletters show how many women took jobs in the factory and how the American government, corporations, and labor unions increased in size during the war.

Arrangement

Within the bound collection, the newsletters are arranged in reverse-chronological order, with the first issue on the bottom and the last issue on top.

Physical Location

Leatherby Libraries

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase from "John Howell for Books"
Title
Finding Aid of the Harvey Headliner newsletters
Date
7/24/2013
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Frank Mt. Pleasant Library of Special Collections and Archives, Leatherby Libraries Repository

Contact:
Chapman University
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Orange 92866 USA US