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Horological Museums Collection

Identifier: MG-439
This collection was compiled by the Library & Research Center to document other horological collections and exhibits around the world. It is by no means an exhaustive collection of material, but rather based on what has been donated over time to the museum. The collection is primarily comprised of promotional items such as brochures and postcards, however there are some photographs and correspondence included as well.


  • 1920 - 2015


Language of Materials

English French German Dutch Italian Japanese

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.


2.2 Linear Feet (6 boxes)


This collection is arranged into several series based on the locations of the museums. Series IV: Europe includes a subseries of material gathered by Fortunat Mueller-Maerki during his horological tour of the autumn of 2001. The arrangement of this subseries reflects the arrangement of the material as organized by Mueller-Maerki.
  • Series I: North America
  • Series II: Asia
  • Series III: Oceania
  • Series IV: Europe
    • subseries a: Fortunat Mueller-Maerki Horological Tour

Custodial History

The bulk of the material in this collection were donated to the library over many years and housed in the vertical files. The material was pulled from the vertical files in order to create this collection. The exception to this is from Series IV: Europe, subseries a: Fortunat Mueller-Maerki Horological Tour. This subseries was donated as a whole and resided in the library collection before being transfered over to the archives.
Kate Van Riper, Archivist
Summer 2019
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Repository Details

Part of the NAWCC Library and Research Center Archives Repository

514 Poplar St
Columbia PA 17512