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Dexter Company Records

Identifier: MsC0344

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Scope and Contents

The records of the Dexter Company date from 1904 to 1954, and document the company's history up to the time that it was bought by Philco. Approximately twenty linear feet of records, housed in some seventeen boxes, make up the collection. Corporate reports, financial statements, patents, advertising, correspondence, and stockholders agreements combined with legal papers, contracts, auditor's reports, and payroll registers give a fairly complete picture of this company's activities up to the mid-1950s.


  • Creation: 1904-1954


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This collection is open for research.

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Copyright restrictions may apply; please consult Special Collections staff for further information.


20.00 Linear Feet

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Washing machine manufacturing company in Fairfield, Iowa. Corporate records, financial reports, correspondence, patents, etc.

Method of Acquisition

These papers were given to the University by the Dexter Company in 1958.

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Repository Details

Part of the University of Iowa Special Collections Repository

Special Collections Department
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City IA 52242 IaU
319-335-5900 (Fax)