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William R. Bricker Papers

Identifier: MG-311
This collection includes articles and research on military horology, compiled by the founder of the Military Horology Chapter. The information in this collection is the basis for the book, Military Timepieces, by William Bricker, that was put together as a catalog for the Military Timepiece special exhibit at the National Watch and Clock Museum from July 2001-March 2002. This collection includes photographs of the watches fewatured in the book, newsletters from NAWCC Chapter 143, Society of Military Horologists, as well as information leading up to the publication of the book and setting up the exhibit. This publication information includes correspondence regarding permission to use certain images, rough draft versions of the book, and loan information for the watches used in the special exhibit.


  • 1992 - 2001
  • Majority of material found within 1997-2001


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.


1 Linear Feet (1 box)


The collection is divided into two series, with the first series being further divided into two subseries. The first series focuses on the creation of the book, Military Timepieces, and the bulk of the collection is located in this series. The first subseries, Book Research and Layout, corresponds with the arrangement of information as it is presented in the book. Each chapter corresponds with a chapter in the book, in the order in which the chapters appear.

This collection is arranged into two series. Series I is further arranged into two subseries.

  • Series I: Military Timepieces Booklet
    • Subseries a: Book Research and Layout
    • Subseries b: Publication
  • Series II: Chapter 143, The Society of Military Horologists


William R. Bricker
Variant Title William R. Bricker "Military Timepieces"

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 the revision accurately reflected the original order. The order in which the collection was found in 2016 has been maintained as it is presented here, and the collection was divided into series and subseries to better reflect the arrangement of the collection.
Kate Van Riper, Archivist
Summer 2016
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Repository Details

Part of the NAWCC Library and Research Center Archives Repository

514 Poplar St
Columbia PA 17512