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The John William Osterweil collection of Tampa Cigar Box Labels

 Collection
Identifier: T03

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Abstract

The Osterweil collection was amassed by John Osterweil, beginning in 1979, and his search for cigar box lithographs, pertinent to Tampa, took him across the country. Osterweil's donation to  USF was made with the hope that it would be a useful resource to those interested in the Tampa cigar industry.

Dates

  • Created: 1900-1950
  • Other: Date acquired: 03/01/1984

Creator

Conditions Governing Use

None.  The contents of this collection may be subject to copyright.  Visit the United States Copyright Office's website at http://www.copyright.gov/for more information.

Biographical or Historical Information

John Osterweil was a collector of cigar industry lithographs, particularly those related to Tampa, with a secondary interest in labels from the broader United States.

Extent

3.55 Linear Feet

9 boxes

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement Note

The labels are arranged alpabetically by company name.

Source of Acquisition

John Osterweil

Method of Acquisition

Donation

Appraisal Information

Appraised worth: $35,605.08.

Related Materials

Fred Bautz Cigar Label Collection, Special Collections Department, Tampa Library, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida. Kane-Greenberg Lithography Collection, Special Collections Department, Tampa Library, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida.

Processing Information

Processed

Title
The John William Osterweil collection of Tampa Cigar Box Labels
Author
Justin M. White
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the USF Libraries - Special Collections Repository

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