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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.

Antique Comb Collector's Club (AC3) Collection

Index to club newsletters, bibliography of publications of interest, history of the club, more.


Antique Comb Collectors Club (AC3) Records

Correspondence, publicity, board materials, membership lists, etc. for the Antique Comb Collectors Club (U.S.)


Betty Miller Papers

Files, correspondence, photographs, printed material, posters, and artifacts (hair combs) relating to Betty Miller and the Miller Comb Museum


Margaret Kimball Herlihy Papers

Manuscript of book on hair combs, with related photographs


Mary Bachman Papers

Files, correspondence, research notes, and other material relating to the American comb collector. Includes photocopies of material dating back to the late 19th and early 20th century.