Quality Chemical Company Collection,
Scope and Contents
The collection contains a promotional letter, a "special starting offer" flyer, an order blank and addressed envelope, and a catalog of chemicals for food flavors, polishes, cleaners, medicinal products, and cosmetics from the Quality Chemical Company of Detroit, Michigan.
The promotional materials detail an offer to "Make Big Money!" by purchasing concentrated chemicals from the Quality Chemical Company. According to the catalog, the chemicals will arrive at the purchaser's house in concentrated form and all that is needed is to "Just add water" to "make flavors, lotions, shampoos, etc." The purchaser will bottle and sell the mixture under the purchaser's own name. The catalog promises that the purchaser will be able to "Run a home factory" and "Be your own boss." Some of the chemicals offered in the catalog include: Chef Brand Spice and other flavors made from natural oils, Hi-Hat quality food flavors, Delora Alice lotions, perfumes, shampoos, and cosmetics, Magic Livestock Spray, and Quality Brand Aspirin Tablets.
- Quality Chemical Company (Organization)
Language of Materials
The material in the collection is in English.
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open to research.
Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use
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The Quality Chemical Company was founded by Harold C. Breckenridge in Detroit, Michigan.
0.1 Cubic Feet (1 folder)
The collection contains a promotional letter, a special offer flyer, a catalog of chemicals, and an order blank and addressed envelope from the Quality Chemical Company of Detroit, Michigan.
The collection is arranged by material type.
Source of Acquisition
The Quality Chemical Company Collection was purchased by Special Collections in 2010.
Rights Statement for Archival Description
The guide to the Quality Chemical Company Collection by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).
The processing, arrangement and description of the Quality Chemical Company Collection commenced and was completed in June, 2010.
- A Guide to the Quality Chemical Company Collection, c.1920
- Carmen Boggs-Parker
- 2010 (CC0 1.0)
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Description is in English
- 2021-01-12: Finding aid notes updated to new department standards. juliags
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