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International Watch & Clock Schools Collection

Identifier: MG-377
This collection represents a comprehensive survey of horological education in America from the early 20th Century to the present. The collection also contains select schools abroad from the same timeframe. Contents for each school vary but often contain associated course work, exams and advertisements for the school. In addition the collection contains miscellaneous course notes and a generalized collection of ads.


  • 1902 - 2014

Language of Materials


Conditions Governing Use

These records are open to researchers for personal or scholarly research. Most of the records in the collection are available for photocopy, depending on the preservation needs of the material as well as other variables not specified here. Researchers, however, are responsible for obtaining copyright permission to use materials and documents. These records are part of the permanent collection in the archives of the Library & Research Center of the National Watch and Clock Museum and researchers are required to comply with the Archive Rules when using the collection.


2 Linear Feet (5 boxes)


This collection is arranged into two series. Series II is then further arranged into five subseries

  • Series I: Horological School Advertisements
  • Series II: Horological Schools
    • Subseries a: Various Horological Schools
    • Subseries b: American Watchmaker's Institute
    • Subseries c: Bowman Technical School
    • Subseries d: Chicago School of Watchmaking
    • Subseries e: Kansas City School of Watchmaking, Gene E. Isaac's Papers

Technical Access

This collection contains one VHS tape and two CDs.


NAWCC Library and Research Center Archives

Processing Information

This collection was processed and partially described before May 2016. During the Summer of 2016, the collection was revisited and the archival description was expanded. It is unclear if the order of the collection present at the time of revision accurately reflected the original order. The order in which the collection was found in 2016 has been maintained as it is presented here.
Kate Van Riper, Archivist
Summer 2016
Description rules

Repository Details

Part of the NAWCC Library and Research Center Archives Repository

514 Poplar St
Columbia PA 17512