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O.B. Frye Collection

Identifier: MG-026
This collection contains materials and papers belonging to O.B. Frye for his articles on South Bend Watch Company. This includes his research as well as collected documents related to the South Bend Watch Company. There are notes and copies of legal documents, ads, and articles relating to South Bend Watch Company and the associated Columbus Watch Company and Studebaker Watch Company.

Additionally, this collection contains a significant number of J.E. Coleman's correspondence from the mid-1960s to the mid-1970s. This correspondence was used by Frye for his South Bend articles for the Watch & Clock Bulletin, as they are include Coleman's thoughts of South Bend watches from a horological perspective.


  • 1964 - 1992
  • [bulk 1964-1975]


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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.


.5 Linear Feet (1 Box)