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The plastics manuscript collections include personal papers and company records related to the development of the plastics industry, mostly in the United States. The collections contain product and process designs and patents; printed company advertising and published catalogues; technical specifications and reports; and papers, articles and other writings by a variety of notable individuals.

Clicking on a manuscript title will take you away from the Plastics Collection site to the main Syracuse University library finding aids.

Glenn Beall Comb Collection

Collection of antique and modern plastic hair combs.


Jen Cruse Antique Comb Collection

Collection of plastic hair combs


Mary Bachman Antique Comb Collection

Hair combs, decorative and functional, dating from the mid-19th to mid-20th century.