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Frederick Shelley Collection

Identifier: MG-424

This collection is comprised primarily of photographic material and illustrations and charts used in the book Early American Tower Clocks, by Frederick Shelley. This includes phtographs and illustrative material used for the dust jacket, introductory pages, and the body of book as well. The informtion included with these illustrative material includes publishing information, as well. This includes the pages the photographs are to be printed on as well as to what scale the photographs should be in the book. There are some items included that did not reach the final printing of the book, however the vast majority of material in this collection can be found in the published book by Shelley.

Also included in this collection are two floppy disks. However, it is unclear what is included on these disks as they are not labeled with the contents of what is on them. Presumably, these disks may include digital images of the photographs and/or the manuscript of the book.


  • 1998 - 1999

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.


.63 Linear Feet (2 boxes)


This collection is arranged in the order in which the photographic and illustrative material appear in the book Early American Tower Clocks, by Frederick Shelley. This is reflective of the arrangement in which the collection was receieved.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

This collection includes two floppy disks from circa 1999


National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors
Finding Aid arranged by Kate Van Riper, Archivist
Summer 2018
Description rules

Repository Details

Part of the NAWCC Library and Research Center Archives Repository

514 Poplar St
Columbia PA 17512