Norman D. Anderson Collection on Ferris Wheels and Related Materials circa 1890-2015

Summary
Contents
Names/subjects
Using these materials
Creator
Anderson, Norman D.
Size
28.6 linear feet (8 boxes, 22 legal boxes, 2 half boxes, 2 flat boxes, 12 notecard boxes, 2 cartons); 209 megabytes
Call number
MC 00432

The Norman D. Anderson Collection on Ferris Wheels and Related Materials contains manuscript materials, newsletters, research files, photographs, postcards, and publications on Ferris wheels, amusement parks, and related subjects. The primary subject of the collection is the Ferris wheel. While the focus of the material is the Ferris wheel, there is also information relating to the history of amusement parks, amusement park preservation (or lack thereof), the amusement manufacturing industry and workers in the industry, as well as other material. Included are photographs and material about the Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893, as well as other World's Fairs.

Dr. Norman D. Anderson is a Professor Emeritus of Science Education at North Carolina State University. In 1994 he retired after 31 years of teaching at North Carolina State University. He is a collector of materials on Ferris wheels and an ardent researcher of the Ferris wheel. Anderson authored the book Ferris Wheels: An Illustrated History, published in 1992, and he is coauthor of the 1983 children's book, Ferris Wheels as well as several science books for children. Dr. Norman Anderson produced and edited the "Ferris Wheel News."

Language

English

Language is English, with the exception of Yuko Fukui's publications (which include English translations) and material pertaining to the Risenrad at the Prater in Vienna.

Biographical/historical note

Dr. Norman D. Anderson is a Professor Emeritus of Science Education at North Carolina State University. In 1994 he retired after 31 years of teaching at North Carolina State University. He is a collector of materials on Ferris wheels and an ardent researcher of the Ferris wheel. Anderson authored the book Ferris Wheels: An Illustrated History, published in 1992, and he is coauthor of the 1983 children's book, Ferris Wheels as well as several science books for children. Dr. Norman Anderson produced and edited the "Ferris Wheel News." In 1994 he retired after 31 years of teaching at North Carolina State University. He is the author of a series of science textbooks for junior high school students. In 1992 he received the NCSU Libraries Faculty Award.

Scope/content

This collection contains manuscript materials, newsletters, research files, photographs, postcards, and publications on Ferris Wheels, amusement parks, and related subjects. The primary subject of the collection is the Ferris wheel. While the focus of the material is the Ferris wheel, there is also information relating to the history of amusement parks, amusement park preservation (or lack thereof), the amusement manufacturing industry and workers in the industry, as well as other material. Of particular interest to researchers will be the photographic collection and the material available on the Columbian Exposition in Chicago, as well as on other World's Fairs.

Arrangement

The collection is organized into four series: Publications, Research Files, Photographs and Images, and Ephemera.

Use of these materials

The nature of the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NCSU Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which North Carolina State University assumes no responsibility.

This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which North Carolina State University assumes no responsibility.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Norman D. Anderson Collection on Ferris Wheels and Related Materials, MC 00432, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Source of acquisition

Gift of Norman D. Anderson, 2011 (Accession 2011.0273), 2012 (Accessions 2012.0061, 2012.0185, and 2012.0207), 2015 (Accession 2015.0019), and 2016 (Accession 2016.0273).

Processing information

Processed by Judy Allen Dodson, 2011 December; machine-readable finding aid created by Judy Allen Dodson, 2011 December; finding aid updated by Todd Kosmerick, 2012 August; finding aid updated by Kelsey Chandler, 2013 March; finding aid updated by Gwynn Thayer, 2014 June; Digital materials processed by Jessica Rayman, 2016 March; Digital materials processed by Jessica Rayman, 2016 July; finding aid updated by Gwynn Thayer and Lindsey Naylor, 2016 August; Digital materials processed by Jessica Rayman, 2017 February and March; Additional digital materials processed by Taylor de Klerk, 2017 June and September.

The collection is organized into four principal series:

Publications (MC 00432 Series 1)

This series contains many of the publications present in the Norman D. Anderson Collection on Ferris Wheels and Related Materials. The most numerous publications include those of the Eli Bridge Company, the Illinois-based Ferris Wheel and amusement ride manufacturer, and the Amusement Park Journal. Anderson's "Ferris Wheel News" is included in the publication series. Other publications may also be found in the Research Files.

Amusement Park Journals 1916-1970
The Optimist 1916-1925

Issues from 1918 contain some pieces related to the war, particularly in the February 1918 issue, which includes an article on Big Eli employees involved in the military.

The Optimist 1916-1918
The Optimist February 1916
Box 1, Folder 1
The Optimist March 1916
Box 1, Folder 1
The Optimist July 1916
Box 1, Folder 1
The Optimist August 1916
Box 1, Folder 1
The Optimist March 1917
Box 1, Folder 2
The Optimist May 1917
Box 1, Folder 2
The Optimist June 1917
Box 1, Folder 2
The Optimist July 1917
Box 1, Folder 2
The Optimist August 1917
Box 1, Folder 2
The Optimist September 1917
Box 1, Folder 2
The Optimist October 1917
Box 1, Folder 2
The Optimist November 1917
Box 1, Folder 2
The Optimist December 1917
Box 1, Folder 2
The Optimist February 1918
Box 1, Folder 3
The Optimist April 1918
Box 1, Folder 3
The Optimist May 1918
Box 1, Folder 3
The Optimist June 1918
Box 1, Folder 3
The Optimist September-October 1918
Box 1, Folder 3
The Optimist November-December 1918

This edition contains information regarding the end of World War I and a frontispiece discussing the difficulties of the magazine (including paper shortages) during wartime.

Box 1, Folder 3
The Optimist 1919
The Optimist June 1919
Box 1, Folder 4
The Optimist October 1919
Box 1, Folder 4
The Optimist November 1919
Box 1, Folder 4
The Optimist 1920
The Optimist January 1920
Box 1, Folder 5
The Optimist 1921
The Optimist January 1921
Box 1, Folder 6
The Optimist February 1921
Box 1, Folder 6
The Optimist March 1921
Box 1, Folder 6
The Optimist April 1921
Box 1, Folder 6
The Optimist May 1921
Box 1, Folder 6
The Optimist June 1921
Box 1, Folder 6
The Optimist July 1921
Box 1, Folder 6
The Optimist August 1921
Box 1, Folder 6
The Optimist September 1921
Box 1, Folder 6
The Optimist October 1921
Box 1, Folder 6
The Optimist 1922
The Optimist March 1922
Box 1, Folder 7
The Optimist April 1922
Box 1, Folder 7
The Optimist July 1922
Box 1, Folder 7
The Optimist 1923
The Optimist January 1923
Box 1, Folder 8
The Optimist February 1923
Box 1, Folder 8
The Optimist March 1923
Box 1, Folder 8
The Optimist May 1923
Box 1, Folder 8
The Optimist July 1923
Box 1, Folder 8
The Optimist August 1923
Box 1, Folder 8
The Optimist 1924
The Optimist February 1924
Box 1, Folder 9
The Optimist March 1924
Box 1, Folder 9
The Optimist April 1924
Box 1, Folder 9
The Optimist May 1924
Box 1, Folder 9
The Optimist June 1924
Box 1, Folder 9
The Optimist August 1924
Box 1, Folder 9
The Optimist September 1924
Box 1, Folder 9
The Optimist October 1924
Box 1, Folder 9
The Optimist November 1924
Box 1, Folder 9
The Optimist December 1924
Box 1, Folder 9
The Optimist 1925
The Optimist , Volume 10 January-December 1925
Box 1, Folder 10
Big Eli News 1926-1993
Volumes 11-12 1926-1927
Big Eli News , Volume 11 February 1926
Box 1, Folder 11
Big Eli News , Volume 11 April 1926
Box 1, Folder 11
Big Eli News , Volume 11 June 1926
Box 1, Folder 11
Big Eli News , Volume 11 August 1926
Box 1, Folder 11
Big Eli News , Volume 11 September 1926
Box 1, Folder 11
Big Eli News , Volume 11 October 1926
Box 1, Folder 11
Big Eli News , Volume 11 November 1926
Box 1, Folder 11
Big Eli News , Volume 11 December 1926
Box 1, Folder 11
Big Eli News , Volume 12 1927
Box 1, Folder 12
Volume 13 1928
Big Eli News , Volume 13 February 1928
Box 2, Folder 1
Big Eli News , Volume 13 March 1928
Box 2, Folder 1
Big Eli News , Volume 13 April 1928
Box 2, Folder 1
Big Eli News , Volume 13 May 1928
Box 2, Folder 1
Big Eli News , Volume 13 June 1928
Box 2, Folder 1
Big Eli News , Volume 13 July 1928
Box 2, Folder 1
Big Eli News , Volume 13 August 1928
Box 2, Folder 1
Big Eli News , Volume 13 September 1928
Box 2, Folder 1
Big Eli News , Volume 13 October 1928
Box 2, Folder 1
Big Eli News , Volume 13 November 1928
Box 2, Folder 1
Big Eli News , Volume 13 December 1928
Box 2, Folder 1
Volume 14 1929
Big Eli News , Volume 14 January 1929
Box 2, Folder 2
Big Eli News , Volume 14 March 1929
Box 2, Folder 2
Big Eli News , Volume 14 April 1929
Box 2, Folder 2
Big Eli New s, Volume 14 May 1929
Box 2, Folder 2
Big Eli News , Volume 14 June 1929
Box 2, Folder 2
Big Eli News , Volume 14 July 1929
Box 2, Folder 2
Big Eli News , Volume 14 August 1929
Box 2, Folder 2
Big Eli News , Volume 14 October 1929
Box 2, Folder 2
Big Eli News , Volume 14 November 1929
Box 2, Folder 2
Big Eli News , Volume 14 December 1929
Box 2, Folder 2
Volumes 15-42 1930-1957
Big Eli News , Volume 15 1930
Box 2, Folder 3
Big Eli News , Volume 16 1931
Box 2, Folder 4
Big Eli News , Volumes 17-18 1932-1933
Box 2, Folder 5
Big Eli News ,Volumes 19-20 1934-1935
Box 2, Folder 6
Big Eli News , Volumes 21-22 1936-1937
Box 2, Folder 7
Big Eli News , Volumes 23-24 1938-1939
Box 3, Folder 1
Big Eli News , Volumes 25-26 1940-1941
Box 3, Folder 2
Big Eli News , Volumes 27-28 1942-1943
Box 3, Folder 3
Big Eli News , Volumes 29-30 1944-1945
Box 3, Folder 4
Big Eli News , Volumes 31-32 1946-1947
Box 3, Folder 5
Big Eli News , Volumes 33-34 1948-1949
Box 3, Folder 6
Big Eli News , Volumes 35-36 1950-1951
Box 3, Folder 7
Big Eli News , Volumes 37-38 1952-1953
Box 3, Folder 8
Big Eli News , Volumes 39-40 1954-1955
Box 4, Folder 1
Big Eli News , Volumes 41-42 1956-1957
Box 4, Folder 2
Volume 43 1958
Big Eli News , Volume 43, Number 1 January-February 1958
Box 4, Folder 3
Big Eli News , Volume 43, Number 2 March-April 1958
Box 4, Folder 3
Big Eli News , Volume 43, Number 3 May-June 1958
Box 4, Folder 3
Big Eli News , Volume 43, Number 4 July-August 1958
Box 4, Folder 3
Big Eli News , Volume 43, Number 5 September-October 1958
Box 4, Folder 3
Big Eli News , Volume 43, Number 6 November-December 1958
Box 4, Folder 3
Volume 44 1959
Big Eli News , Volume 44, Number 1 January-February 1959
Box 4, Folder 4
Big Eli News , Volume 44, Number 2 March-April 1959
Box 4, Folder 4
Big Eli News , Volume 44, Number 3 May-June 1959
Box 4, Folder 4
Big Eli News , Volume 44, Number 4 July-August 1959
Box 4, Folder 4
Big Eli News , Volume 44, Number 5 September-October 1959
Box 4, Folder 4
Big Eli News , Volume 44, Number 6 November-December 1959
Box 4, Folder 4
Volume 45 1960
Big Eli News , Volume 45, Number 1 January-February 1960
Box 4, Folder 5
Big Eli News , Volume 45, Number 2 March-April 1960
Box 4, Folder 5
Big Eli News , Volume 45, Number 3 May-June 1960
Box 4, Folder 5
Big Eli News , Volume 45, Number 4 July-August 1960
Box 4, Folder 5
Big Eli News , Volume 45, Number 5 September-October 1960
Box 4, Folder 5
Big Eli News , Volume 45, Number 6 November-December 1960
Box 4, Folder 5
Volume 46 1961
Big Eli News , Volume 46, Number 1 January-February 1961
Box 4, Folder 6
Big Eli News , Volume 46, Number 2 March-April 1961
Box 4, Folder 6
Big Eli News , Volume 46, Number 3 May-June 1961
Box 4, Folder 6
Big Eli News , Volume 46, Number 4 July-August 1961
Box 4, Folder 6
Big Eli News , Volume 46, Number 5 September-October 1961
Box 4, Folder 6
Big Eli News , Volume 46, Number 6 November-December 1961
Box 4, Folder 6
Volume 47 1962
Big Eli News , Volume 47, Number 1 January-February 1962
Box 4, Folder 7
Big Eli News , Volume 47, Number 2 March-April 1962
Box 4, Folder 7
Big Eli News , Volume 47, Number 3 May-June 1962
Box 4, Folder 7
Big Eli News , Volume 47, Number 4 July-August 1962
Box 4, Folder 7
Big Eli News , Volume 47, Number 5 September-October 1962
Box 4, Folder 7
Big Eli News , Volume 47, Number 6 November-December 1962
Box 4, Folder 7
Volume 48 1963
Big Eli News , Volume 48, Number 1 January-February 1963
Box 4, Folder 8
Big Eli News , Volume 48, Number 2 March-April 1963
Box 4, Folder 8
Big Eli News , Volume 48, Number 3 May-June 1963
Box 4, Folder 8
Big Eli News , Volume 48, Number 4 July-August 1963
Box 4, Folder 8
Big Eli News , Volume 48, Number 5 September-October 1963
Box 4, Folder 8
Big Eli News , Volume 48, Number 6 November-December 1963
Box 4, Folder 8
Volume 49 1964
Big Eli News , Volume 49, Number 1 January-February 1964
Box 4, Folder 9
Big Eli News , Volume 49, Number 2 March-April 1964
Box 4, Folder 9
Big Eli News , Volume 49, Number 3 May-June 1964
Box 4, Folder 9
Big Eli News , Volume 49, Number 4 July-August 1964
Box 4, Folder 9
Big Eli News , Volume 49, Number 5 September-October 1964
Box 4, Folder 9
Big Eli News , Volume 49, Number 6 November-December 1964
Box 4, Folder 9
Volume 50 1965
Big Eli News , Volume 50, Number 1 January-February 1965
Box 4, Folder 10
Big Eli News , Volume 50, Number 2 March-April 1965
Box 4, Folder 10
Big Eli News , Volume 50, Number 3 May-June 1965
Box 4, Folder 10
Big Eli News , Volume 50, Number 4 July-August 1965
Box 4, Folder 10
Big Eli News , Volume 50, Number 5 September-October 1965
Box 4, Folder 10
Big Eli News , Volume 50, Number 6 November-December 1965
Box 4, Folder 10
Volume 51 1966
Big Eli News , Volume 51, Number 1 January-March 1966
Box 4, Folder 11
Big Eli News , Volume 51, Number 2 April-June 1966
Box 4, Folder 11
Big Eli News , Volume 51, Number 3 July-September 1966
Box 4, Folder 11
Big Eli News , Volume 51, Number 4 October-December 1966
Box 4, Folder 11
Volume 52 1967
Big Eli News , Volume 52, Number 1 January-March 1967
Box 4, Folder 12
Big Eli News , Volume 52, Number 2 April-June 1967
Box 4, Folder 12
Big Eli News , Volume 52, Number 3 July-September 1967
Box 4, Folder 12
Big Eli News , Volume 52, Number 4 October-December 1967
Box 4, Folder 12
Volume 53 1968
Big Eli News , Volume 53, Number 1 Spring 1968
Box 4, Folder 13
Big Eli News , Volume 53, Number 2 Summer 1968
Box 4, Folder 13
Big Eli News , Volume 53, Number 3 Fall 1968
Box 4, Folder 13
Big Eli News , Volume 53, Number 4 Winter 1968
Box 4, Folder 13
Volume 54 1969
Big Eli News , Volume 54, Number 2 Summer 1969
Box 4, Folder 14
Big Eli News , Volume 54, Number 3 Fall 1969
Box 4, Folder 14
Big Eli News , Volume 54, Number 4 Winter 1969
Box 4, Folder 14
Volume 55 1970
Big Eli News , Volume 55, Number 1 Spring 1970
Box 4, Folder 15
Volume 57 1982
Big Eli News , Volume 57, Number 2 Fall 1982
Box 4, Folder 16
Volume 58 1989
Big Eli News , Volume 58, Number 1 Fall 1989
Box 4, Folder 17
Volume 59 1990
Big Eli News , Volume 59, Number 2 Summer-Fall 1990
Box 4, Folder 18
Volume 60 1990-1991
Big Eli News, Volume 60, Number 1 Spring 1990

This edition of Big Eli News is labeled Volume 60, Number 1 and dated Spring 1990. The label may be misprinted, as the Spring Issue of 1991 is also labeled Volume 60, Number 1.

Box 4, Folder 19
Big Eli News , Volume 60, Number 1 Spring 1991
Box 4, Folder 19
Big Eli News , Volume 60, Number 2 Fall 1991
Box 4, Folder 19
Big Eli News , Volume 60, Number 3 Winter 1991
Box 4, Folder 19
Volume 61 1992
Big Eli News , Volume 61, Number 1 Spring 1992
Box 5, Folder 1
Big Eli News , Volume 61, Number 2 Summer 1992
Box 5, Folder 1
Big Eli News , Volume 61, Number 3 Fall 1992
Box 5, Folder 1
Big Eli News , Volume 61, Number 4 Winter 1992
Box 5, Folder 1
Volume 62 1993
Big Eli News , Volume 62, Number 1 June 21, 1993
Box 5, Folder 2
Big Eli News , Volume 62, Number 2 Winter 1993
Box 5, Folder 2
Amusement Park Journal

This material could alternately be classed under research, as it is notated by Norman Anderson and its arrangement may provide insight into his research strategies and collection management.

This subseries was kept in the original order received, as it appears that the researcher utilized a notation system in these publications.

Amusement Park Journal Index 1979-1986
Box 5, Folder 3
Amusement Park Annual 1979

Written in pencil: "Amusement Park Journal Vol. 1 NO 1 1979"

Box 5, Folder 4
Amusement Park Annual , Vol. 2 No. 1 March 1980
Box 5, Folder 5
Amusement Park Journal , Vol. 2 No. 2 June, 1980
Box 5, Folder 5
Amusement Park Journal , Vol. 3 No. 1 January 1981
Box 5, Folder 6
Amusement Park Journal , Vol. 3 No. 2 Summer 1981
Box 5, Folder 8
Amusement Park Journal , Vol. 3 No. 3 Winter 1981
Box 5, Folder 7
Amusement Park Journal , Vol. 4 No. 1 Spring 1982
Box 5, Folder 12
Amusement Park Journal , Vol 4 No. 2 Summer 1982
Box 5, Folder 10
Amusement Park Journal , Vol. 4 No. 3 Fall 1982
Box 5, Folder 11
Amusement Park Journal , Vol 4 No. 4 Winter 1982-1983
Box 5, Folder 9
Amusement Park Journal , Vol. 5 No. 2 Summer 1983
Box 5, Folder 14
Amusement Park Journal , Vol. 5 No. 1 Spring 1983
Box 5, Folder 13
Amusement Park Journal , Vol. 5 No. 3 Fall 1983
Box 5, Folder 15
Amusement Park Journal , Vol. 6 No. 2 1984
Box 5, Folder 18
Amusement Park Journal , Vol. 7 Nos. 1-12 November 1984-November 1985
Box 5, Folder 22
Amusement Park Journal , Vol. 8 Nos. 1-11 December 1985-October 1986
Box 5, Folder 21
Hersheypark: Chocolate Town U.S.A. a Pictoral History 1985

This copy is signed, p. 4

Box 5, Folder 19
Amusement Park Journal , Vol. 8 No. 12 November 1986
Box 6, Folder 1
The Carousels of the Philadelphia Toboggan Company, Amusement Park Journal Vol. 5 No. 4 1984
Box 5, Folder 16
The Coasters of the Philadelphia Toboggan Company, Amusement Park Journal, Vol. 6 No. 1 1984
Box 5, Folder 17
Amusement Park Journal , Vol. 9 Nos. 1-8 December 1986-Fall 1987
Box 6, Folder 2
World's Largest Ride Sensation: Flying Turns: the New Aviation Ride, Amusement Park Journal Vol. 6 No. 4 1989
Box 5, Folder 20
Amusement Park Notes and Other Related Publications
Safety Sheet from Amusement Park Journal , June 1985 June 1985
Box 6, Folder 3
Amusement Park Notes , Vol. 3, No. 3 June 1983
Box 6, Folder 3
Amusement Park Notes , Vol. 3, No. 4 October 1983
Box 6, Folder 3
Amusement Park Notes , Vol. 3, No. 5 December 1983
Box 6, Folder 3
Dorney/84 1984
Box 6, Folder 3
Amusement Park Notes , Vol. 4, No. 2 March 1984
Box 6, Folder 3
Amusement Park Notes , Vol. 4, No. 1 March 1984
Box 6, Folder 3
Amusement Park Hotline , Vol. 1, No. 1 October 1984
Box 6, Folder 3
Amusement Park Journal's Park Directory / 1984 1984
Box 6, Folder 3
Amusement Park Journal's Park Directory /1985 1985
Box 6, Folder 3
Amusement Park Journal , letter from the editor on discontinuation of the publication and attatched reply from Norman D. Anderson November 1987
Box 6, Folder 3
Advertisement for More Kennywood Memories book from Amusement Park Journal
Box 6, Folder 3
Hersheypark: The Sweetness of Success advertisement from Amusement Park Journal
Box 6, Folder 3
Newsletters

This subseries contains various newsletters related to the amusement and entertainment business, including information on waxworks and sideshows, as well as Dr. Anderson's own Ferris Wheel Newsletter, also referred to asFerris Wheel News.

Waxworks Newsletter 1999-2008

Anderson includes a note on this file, which has been copied onto the folder. Aside from a Raleigh News and Observer article on the Art-O-Mat, this file contains copies and editions of the Waxworks International newsletter, which deals primarily with the construction and display of wax figures.

Legal box 9, Folder 4
Sideshow Newsletter , Folder 1 1999-2008
Legal box 9, Folder 5
Sideshow Newsletter , Folder 2 2008-2011

A note from Anderson is reproduced on Folder 1. These newsletters were organized into one folder by Anderson and have been subsequently divided into two folders due to space constraints.

Legal box 9, Folder 6
Amusement Business , Clippings 1960s-1970s
Legal box 28, Folder 2
Ferris Wheel Newsletter , Issues 1-17 1993-1994
Box 10, Folder 1
Ferris Wheel Newsletter , Issues 18-28 1995
Box 10, Folder 2
Ferris Wheel Newsletter , Issues 29-45 1996-1997
Box 10, Folder 3
Ferris Wheel Newsletter , Issues 46-57 1998-1999
Box 10, Folder 4
Ferris Wheel Newsletter , Issues 58-75 2000-2002
Box 10, Folder 5
Ferris Wheel Newsletter , Issues 76-90 2003-2006
Box 10, Folder 6
Ferris Wheel Newsletter , Issues 91-100 2007-2008
Box 10, Folder 7
Ferris Wheel Newsletter , Issues 101-114 2008-2009
Box 10, Folder 8
Ferris Wheel Newsletter , Issues 115-127 2010
Box 10, Folder 9
Ferris Wheel Newsletter , Issues 128-140
Box 10, Folder 10
Ferris Wheel Newsletter , Table of Contents for Issues 1-140 1993-2011
Box 10, Folder 11
Ferris Wheel News , No. 144 [newsletter, pdf] 2012 (Accession no. 2012.0054)

Digital content. Copies of digital files are available upon request.

Ferris Wheel News , No. 145 [newsletter, pdf] 2012 (Accession no. 2012.0081)

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Ferris Wheel News , No. 146 [newsletter, pdf] 2012 (Accession 2012.0101)

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Ferris Wheel News , No. 148 [newsletter, pdf] 2012 (Accession 2012.0173)

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Ferris Wheel News , No. 149 [newsletter, pdf] 2012 (Accession 2012.0209)

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Ferris Wheel News , No. 150 [newsletter, pdf] 2012 (Accession 2012.0230)

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Ferris Wheel News , No. 151 [newsletter, pdf] 2012 (Accession 2012.0261)

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Ferris Wheel News , No. 152 [newsletter, pdf] 2012 (Accession 2012.0290)

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Ferris Wheel News , No. 153 [newsletter, pdf] 2012 (Accession 2012.0298)

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Ferris Wheel News , No. 154 [newsletter, pdf] 2013 (Accession no. 2013.0001)

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Ferris Wheel News , No. 155 [newsletter, PDF] 2013 (Accession no. 2013.0015)

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Ferris Wheel News, No. 156 [newsletter, PDF] 2013 (Accession no. 2013. 0025)

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Ferris Wheel News , No. 157 [newsletter, PDF] 2013 (Accession no. 2013.0043)

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Ferris Wheel News , No. 158 [newsletter, PDF] 2013 (Accession no. 2013.0061)

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Ferris Wheel News , No. 159 [newsletter, PDF] 2013 (Accession no. 2013.0093)

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Ferris Wheel News , No. 160 [newsletter, PDF] 2013 (Accession no. 2013.0173)

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Ferris Wheel News , No. 161 [newsletter, docx] 2013 (Accession no. 2013.0173)

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Ferris Wheel News , No. 162 [newsletter, PDF] 2013 (Accession no. 2013.0289)

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Ferris Wheel News , No. 163 [newsletter, PDF] 2013 (Accession no. 2013.0289)

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Ferris Wheel News , No. 164 [newsletter, PDF] 2013 (Accession no. 2013.0289)

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Ferris Wheel News, No. 165 [newsletter, PDF] 2013 (2014.0099)
Ferris Wheel News, No. 166 [newsletter, PDF] 2014 (2014.0099)
Ferris Wheel News, No. 167 [newsletter, PDF] 2014 (2014.0099)
Ferris Wheel News, No. 168 [newsletter, PDF] 2014 (2014.0099)
Ferris Wheel News, No. 169 [newsletter, PDF] 2014 (2014.0099)
Ferris Wheel News, No. 170 [newsletter, docx] 2014 (2014.0099)
Ferris Wheel News, No. 171 [newsletter, PDF] 2014 (2014.0099)
Ferris Wheel News, No. 172 [newsletter, PDF] 2014 (2014.0099)
Ferris Wheel News, No. 173 [newsletter, PDF] 2014 (2014.0099)
Ferris Wheel News, No. 174 [newsletter, PDF] 2014 (2014.0190)
Ferris Wheel News, No. 175 [newsletter, PDF] 2014 (2014.0190)
Ferris Wheel News, No. 176 [newsletter, PDF], 2014 (2014.0266)
Ferris Wheel News, No. 177 [newsletter, PDF], 2014 (2014.0266)
Ferris Wheel News, No. 178 [newsletter, PDF], 2014 (2014.0266)
Ferris Wheel News, No. 179 [newsletter, PDF], 2014 (2014.0266)
Ferris Wheel News, No. 180 [newsletter, docx], 2014 (2014.0266)
Ferris Wheel News, Nos. 181-188 [newsletter, PDF and docx], 2015 (2015.0019)
Size: 8 files; 38 megabytes
Ferris Wheel News, Nos. 189-193 [newsletters, PDF] 2015 (2016.0184)
Size: 5 files; 36 megabytes
Ferris Wheel News, Nos. 194-200 [newsletters, PDF] 2016 (2016.0184)
Size: 7 files; 39 megabytes
Ferris Wheel News, Nos. 201-202 [newsletters, PDF] 2016 (2016.0295)
Size: 27 megabytes; 2 files
Ferris Wheel News, Nos. 203-205 [newsletters, PDF] 2016 (2017.0016)
Size: 3 files; 30 megabytes
Ferris Wheel News, No. 206 [newsletter, PDF] 2017 (2017.0016)
Size: 1 file; 14 megabytes
Ferris Wheel News, No. 207 [newsletter, PDF] 2017 (2017.0016)
Size: 1 file; 13 megabytes
Ferris Wheel News, No. 208 [newsletter, PDF] 2017 (2017.0016)
Size: 1 file; 18 megabytes
Ferris Wheel News, No. 209 [newsletter, PDF] 2017 (2017.0016)
Size: 1 file; 13 megabytes
Ferris Wheel News, No. 210 [newsletter, PDF] 2017 (2017.0255)
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“File count is approximate and excludes system files, deleted files, and duplicates that may have been created during processing.”

Box 1
Paul Braithwaite Publications

These publications focus on the subject of patents. They also provide useful information on several different kinds of amusement rides.

Arcades and Slot Machines, with A-Z of British Manufacturers 1870-1970 1997
Legal box 30, Folder 9
Swings: Swings, Park Swings, Overboats, Over the Tops 1996
Legal box 30, Folder 9
Handlists, Handbooks, and Index to Thomas Frost's "The Old Showmen and the Old London Fairs" 1980s-1990s
Legal box 30, Folder 10
John Carter's Jubilee Steam Gallopers , A Bibliography on Fairs , and Booklets related to Roundabout Patents 1988-1995
Legal box 30, Folder 11
Overboats and British Amusement Ride Patents 1993 and 1995
Legal box 30, Folder 12
Industrial and Company Publications
Eli Bridge Company Publications, including Allan Herschell and the Towanda Machine: An Exhibiton Catalogue by Diane Raines 1893-2000
Legal box 30, Folder 13
W.F. Mangels Carousel Works, Catalogue No. 3 1880
Legal box 30, Folder 15
Ephemeral Publications

These publications include a book of patents, the publications of Yuko Fukui (which includes a Japanese children's book on Ferris wheels), the draft of a historical fiction novel, an original, unpublished Senior Engineering thesis from Cornell University (dated 1894), and several other publications which are geared towards tourists and entertainment.

Cut and Assemble a Ferris Wheel 1992
Legal box 30, Folder 16
United States Patents filed by Edward Huber or assigned to Edward Huber or the Huber Manufacturing Company 1870-1910
Legal box 30, Folder 14
Small Books on Central Park and the Philadelphia Toboggan Company undated
Legal box 30, Folder 17
Anthony J. Hartmann Novel, Draft
Legal box 31, Folder 5-6
Yuko Fukui, A History of Ferris Wheels (booklet) 2011
Box 11, Folder 1
Yuko Fukui, "Ferris Wheels Around the World", Takusan-no Fushigi, no. 301 (January 2011) 2011
Box 11, Folder 2
Yuko Fukui, Ferris Wheels Around the World: Illustrations (Mika Tanaka, artist) 2010
Box 11, Folder 3
Yuko Fukui, Ferris Wheels Around the World: transcription from Japanese (preliminary translation) 2011
Box 11, Folder 4
Yuko Fukui, Ferris Wheels Around the World: Article from Ferris Wheel Newsletter, no. 127 2011
Box 11, Folder 5
Thesis. Test of Power Plant of Ferris Wheel by Paul Messer - J.S. Goddard 1894
Half box 12
Research Files of Norman D. Anderson (MC 00432 Series 2)

This series contains the research of Dr. Norman Anderson, pertaining to Ferris wheels and other aspects of the amusement business. The media included spans a wide variety of formats and covers a large time frame. Though the research material is dated from the nineteenth century, most of the documents are reproductions garnered from Anderson's prolific research. Dr. Anderson kindly included a preliminary finding aid to the collection for those who would like a more in-depth introduction to the materials. Arranged in subseries as organized by Anderson.

Inventory of Collection Created by Norman Anderson
Ferris Wheel Archives, December 2011 Revision and other materials December 2011

This document provides an itemized list of the first 418 items in Anderson's research collection, as well as useful information on the materials. Recommended to researchers.

Box 6, Folder 4
Columbian Exposition, Chicago (CEC) Research Files

The Columbian Exposition in Chicago, also known as the Chicago World's Fair, was held in Chicago, Illinois in 1893. The material in this subseries represents a vast amount of research conducted by Dr. Anderson regarding the fair. Documents are listed in order according to Anderson's numbering system.

Columbian Exposition in Chicago- 26-50 1890s-1980s
Legal box 7, Folder 2
Columbian Exposition Chicago (CEC) - 51-75: Columbian Exposition/St. Louis Exposition/George Ferris 1900s
Legal box 7, Folder 3
Columbian Exposition in Chicago (CEC) - 76-100 1900s
Legal box 7, Folder 4
Columbian Exposition in Chicago (CEC) 101-125 1800s-1900s (with some earlier information)

This folder includes reproduced informative material and correspondence from a vast range of dates. Though primarily contains information from the 19th and 20th centuries, it also includes earlier information,including a photocopy of A Memoir of Sylvanus Ferris 1773-1861, published by his descendant, Charles Ferris Getteny, in 1935. It also includes a photocopy ofCar No. A Romance of the Ferris Wheel, The Narrative of James Black (original dated 1893).

Legal box 7, Folder 5
Columbian Exposition in Chicago (CEC) 126-150 1890s-1980s
Legal box 7, Folder 6
Columbian Expositon Chicago 151-175 1890s-1980s

This folder includes a photocopied editiorial cartoon regarding the "Desperate Case" of Forest Park in St. Louis and copies of newspaper articles regarding exhibitions, in addition to other materials.

Legal box 7, Folder 7
Colmbian Exposition Chicago 176-200 1890s-1980s
Legal box 7, Folder 8
Columbian Exposition Chicago (CEC) 201-225 1900s-1990s
Legal box 8, Folder 1
Columbian Exposition Chicago (CEC) 226-250 1890s-1990s

Includes American Scientist, May-June 1993 andMechanical Engineering, June 1993, in addition to other articles.

Legal box 8, Folder 2
Columbian Expositon Chicago (CEC) 251-275, InterOcean 1890s-1990s
Legal box 8, Folder 3
InterOcean, Columbian Exposition Chicago (CEC) 276-299 1890s
Legal box 8, Folder 4
Columbian Exposition Chicago 302-325 1890s-1990s
Legal box 8, Folder 5
Columbian Exposition Chicago (CEC) 326-350 Schmitz Material 1890s-1990s
Legal box 8, Folder 6
Columbian Exposition Chicago (CEC) 351-375 1890s-1990s
Legal box 9, Folder 1
Columbian Exposition Chicago (CEC) 376-400 1890s-1990s

Includes a photocopy from American Girl magazine, a publication by the Girl Scouts of America.

Legal box 9, Folder 2
Columbian Exposition Chicago (CEC) 401-418: Additional Material to be Submitted Later NDA 12/13/2011 1890s-200s

Photocopies from World's Fair "Puck" magazine, as well as correspondence relating to research and information on steel and iron manufacturing

Legal box 9, Folder 3
Columbian Exposition in Chicago (CEC)-1 1890s-1980s
Legal box 7, Folder 1
Columbian Exposition Chicago, artifacts 1900s

Includes a souvenir booklet and a color-illustrated publication produced by The Chicago Tribune.

Half box 33, Folder 1-2
Ferris Wheel Material by State, Exhibiton, or Related Individual 1900s
Legal box 14, Folder 1
Material Categorized by Related Individual or Company
Braithwhite, Paul folder (1 of 2) 1989-1995

This material primarily concerns Anderson's Ferris Wheels: An Illustrated History and information on the London Eye.

Legal box 23, Folder 9
Braithwhite, Paul folder (2 of 2) 1989-1995
Legal box 23, Folder 10
Brill, (A.K.)-Peoria, (Illinois)-Hewitt 1949, 1976

A.K. Brill was 20th century builder and showman.

Legal box 15, Folder 6
Chance Meeting Company 1980s-1990s

Contains material pertaining to Chance amusement ride manufacturing company.

Legal box 16, Folder 7
Chew, Mike 1900s, mostly post-1950

This research file contains information accquired from and correspondence with Mike Chew.

Legal box 13, Folder 9
Conderman,William; Hornell, New York
Legal box 19, Folder 1-4
Dahlinger, Fred; The Fred Dahlinger, Jr. Papers, Folder (1 of 3) 1890s-1990s
Legal box 20, Folder 16
Dahlinger, Fred; The Fred Dahlinger, Jr. Papers, Folder (2 of 3) 1880s-1990s
Legal box 20, Folder 17
Dahlinger, Fred; The Fred Dahlinger, Jr. Papers. Folder (3 of 3) 1880s-1990s
Legal box 21, Folder 1
Dahlinger Materials, 1994, some from Fred Fried Archives 1994

Most of this material is interesting from a historical and artifactual perspective. While much of the material is photographic, booklets, ticket stubs, and other ephemera is included. This includes two covers from Osteopathic Magazine, circa 1930s. There are also several pieces related to the Risenrad Ferris Wheel in Vienna, Austria at the Prater.

Legal box 31, Folder 1-4
Daily Inter Ocean and Other Chicago Papers (1 of 2) 1800's
Legal box 26, Folder 11
Daily Inter Ocean and Other Chicago Papers (2 of 2) 1800's
Legal box 26, Folder 12
Eli Bridge Company Files, 1-25 1900's
Legal box 15, Folder 3
Eli Bridge Company Files, 25-50 1912-1977

Includes memorial booklet for W.E. Sullivan (1861-1932), The Optimist, October 1916 and Big Eli: The Men and their Ferris Wheels.

Legal box 15, Folder 4
Eli Bridge Company Files, 50-100 1900's mostly after 1950

Includes Big Eli Wheel Parts List (1983), price lists, and a publication of "Big Eli: The Men and their Ferris Wheels," along with other material related to the Eli Bridge Company and their Ferris Wheels.

Legal box 14, Folder 9
Eli Bridge Company catalogs, etc. (1 of 3) 1980s

In addition to related articles, this file contanis: a big Eli Pricing guide, Eli Bridge Company Operation and Maintenance of Big Eli Wheels guide, Eli Bridge Company Wheel ads, product diagrams and photos from 1985, Instructions for Erecting and Operating Big Eli Wheels, and other related publications.

Legal box 14, Folder 10
Eli Bridge Company catalogs, etc. (2 of 3) 1980s
Legal box 15, Folder 1
Eli Bridge Company catalogs, etc. (3 of 3) 1992-2000
Legal box 15, Folder 2
Eli Bridge Company: A Century of Wheels 1893-1993
Legal box 15, Folder 5
Fried, Frederick "Fred" 1980-1990s
Legal box 19, Folder 5
Fukui, Yuko (1 of 3) 1980s-1990s

English, Japanese, and French.

Various materials sent by Yuko Fukui to Norman Anderson, including collectible pins from Japan's Wonder Wheel and a copy of 19th century piano sheet music entitled, "An Afternoon in Midway Plaisance." This folder consists mostly of correspondence between Fukui and Anderson concerning Ferris wheels. The focus is on Japanese Ferris wheels.

Legal box 25, Folder 5
Fukui, Yuko (2 of 3) 1980s-1990s
Legal box 25, Folder 6
Fukui Yuko, (3 of 3) 1980s-1990s
Flat box 32
Graydon, James Weir; Large European Ferris Wheel 1890s-2000s
Legal box 24, Folder 5
Klasey, Jack Folder (1 of 3) 1890s-1900s

Includes Floppy Disks with Tiff files.

Legal box 15, Folder 7
Klasey, Jack Folder (2 of 3) (includes 2 3.5 in disks) 1890s-1900s
Legal box 15, Folder 8
Klasey, Jack Folder (3 of 3) 1890's-1900's
Legal box 15, Folder 9
Quincy Stubbs; Waterloo, Iowa 1900-2008

This folder contains research from the 1990s and early 2000s, with information primarily pertaining to the early to mid 1900s.

Legal box 16, Folder 4
Harris Papers and Correspondence, Minnesota 1900s

Includes account of seeing Halley's comet in 1910, xerox copy of St. Louis World's Fair fairground map, and correspondence with Eleanor Harris.

Legal box 16, Folder 16
Herschell-Spillman early 1900s, 1980s

Contains material related to the Herschell-Spillman Carousel Company that emerged in the early 1900s.

Legal box 18, Folder 10
Isleib, Charles E. 1900s-2000s

Information pertaining to Charles E. Islieb, a Ferris Wheel builder and operator. Most of the material relates to the early 20th century.

Legal box 18, Folder 1
Jamestown Expositon
Legal box 21, Folder 3
Parker, Charles Wallace 1920s-1980s

All information contained in this file pertains to C.W. Parker, popularly known as the "Carnival King."

Legal box 16, Folder 6
Weingardt, Richard 2000s

Research, material, and correspondence relating to Richard Weingardt.

Legal box 13, Folder 11
Westerdale, Robert; Robert Westerdale Papers circa 1970s
Legal box 21, Folder 8
People, Miscellaneous circa 1910s-1960s
Legal box 22, Folder 2
Amusement Business (clippings) 1960's
Legal box 28, Folder 2
Material Categorized by Exhibition
Aeroscape 1915 Exhibition circa 1915
Legal box 13, Folder 5
Columbian Exposition Chicago- Additional Materials 1890s-1900s
Legal box 16, Folder 1
Material Categorized by Amusement Ride
Buffalo Aerio-Cycle 1900s

Though most of the material related to the Aerio-Cycle dates to the early 1900s, there is a range of research material in this file dating from the early 1900s to later in the 20th century.

Legal box 18, Folder 8
Chubbuck Wheel Swing circa 1900-1910, 1980s

No Subnote Content

Legal box 18, Folder 9
Dare Wheel 1870s and 1980s

Charles W.P. Dare was a bulider of wooden Ferris Wheels in the 1870s. This folder includes photocopied material from that era, as well as correspondence from the 1980s pertaining to the Dare Wheel.

Legal box 18, Folder 3
Firth Wheel 1890s-1990s

The material included after the folder was originally stored in the folder by Dr. Anderson, but removed due to preservation concerns. Includes information pertaining to the death and remembrance of historian, Ray Clary.

Legal box 13, Folder 6
Flip-Flop (carnival ride) 1903-1908
Legal box 24, Folder 1
London Eye 1997-2007
Legal box 24, Folder 3
New York Clipper 1890-1906
Legal box 18, Folder 5
Stroble Ferris wheel, (Ohio) 1980s

Material pertains to Stroble Manufacturing Company of Marion, Ohio (circa early 1900s).

Legal box 19, Folder 7
Swooper 1920s
Legal box 16, Folder 17
Unbuilt Wheels and Towers 1850s-2000s
Legal box 26, Folder 5-8
Velares-Stay Wheel 1941-2008
Legal box 13, Folder 8
Material Categorized by State
Additional State-Related Materials, (primarily Tennessee, with some information from Texas and Ohio) 1990s and May 1940
Legal box 20, Folder 9
Alabama 1965
Legal box 13, Folder 1
Alaska 1961 and undated
Legal box 13, Folder 2
Arizona, Phoenix; Including Phoenix Iron Works 1980s
Legal box 19, Folder 10-11
Arkansas

Includes photograph from Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism of a Ferris Wheel at Magic Springs Family Fun Park.

Legal box 13, Folder 3
Atlanta, Phoenix and Early Wheels
Legal box 14, Folder 5
California, General
Legal box 13, Folder 4
California, Long [Beach?] 1890s-1990s
Legal box 13, Folder 7
Colorado
Legal box 13, Folder 10
Connecticut 1840s-1990s
Legal box 13, Folder 12
District of Columbia, including Smithsonian
Legal box 14, Folder 1-2
Georgia
Legal box 14, Folder 4
Hawaii 1980s-2000s
Legal box 14, Folder 6
Idaho 2005
Legal box 14, Folder 7
Illinois
Legal box 14, Folder 8
Indiana 1934-2007
Legal box 16, Folder 2
Iowa 1860-1999
Legal box 16, Folder 3
Kansas 1916-1990s
Legal box 16, Folder 5
Kentucky 1923-1990s

Includes an article on a minority park in Kentucky entitled "Park Season for Negroes." The article is dated July 21, 1923.

Legal box 16, Folder 8
Louisiana 1938
Legal box 16, Folder 9
Maine 1994
Legal box 16, Folder 13
Maryland 1970s and 1992
Legal box 16, Folder 10
Revere Beach, Massachusetts 1880s-1980s
Legal box 16, Folder 12
Michigan 1916-1980s
Legal box 16, Folder 11
Michigan 1906-2000s
Legal box 16, Folder 14
Minnesota 1920s-1990s

In addition to varied material relating to amusements in Minnesota, including Knott's Camp Snoopy, this file contains a reproduction copy of a photograph from the 1937 Minnesota State Fair and an original color booklet on the Swooper ride from the late 1920s, featuring extensive illustrations. Between the 1937 photograph and the Swooper booklet was originally placed the folder on the Harris papers, which has since been moved into a subsequent file for preservation purposes.

Legal box 16, Folder 15
Missouri 1900s
Legal box 17, Folder 1
Mississippi 1911,1955, and 1989
Legal box 17, Folder 2
Montana 1900s-2000
Legal box 17, Folder 3
Nebraska; Northeast Omaha, 1898, trans. Mississippi 1898-1990s
Legal box 17, Folder 5
New Jersey 1920s-1990s

Includes a 1920s era color brochure for Bertrand Island Park on Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey with graphics.

Legal box 17, Folder 7
Asbury Park, New Jersey 1895
Legal box 17, Folder 8
Alantic City, New Jersey Ferris Wheel
Legal box 17, Folder 9
New Mexico 1930s-1970s
Legal box 17, Folder 4
New York City
Legal box 18, Folder 4
New York, Coney Island; including Coney Island Ferrris Wheel

Also includes a copy of an article on Coney Island's Museum from the Scientific American, June 1930.

Legal box 18, Folder 6-7
New York State 1850s-1990s
Legal box 18, Folder 2
Nevada 1960s-2002
Legal box 17, Folder 6
Ohio 1900s, spans 20th century
Legal box 19, Folder 6
Oklahoma 1910-1993
Legal box 19, Folder 8
Oregon undated
Legal box 19, Folder 9
Pennsylvania 1940s-1990s

The dates in this file range throughout the 1900s, with some information garnered in the 2000s, though this information was gathered at that date and the information it contains is dated earlier.

Legal box 19, Folder 12
Pennsylvania, Philadelphia 1876
Legal box 26, Folder 9
Rhode Island, General 2000
Legal box 20, Folder 1
Rhode Island, Rocky Point and Smithsonian information 1948 and 1980s
Legal box 20, Folder 2
South Carolina, General 1980s-1990s approx.
Legal box 20, Folder 3
South Carolina, Isle of Palms 1915-1990s
Legal box 20, Folder 4
South Dakota approx 1908 and 1990s
Legal box 20, Folder 5
Tennessee 1980s
Legal box 20, Folder 6
Texas, including Dallas 1940s, 1980s-2000s
Legal box 20, Folder 7-8
Virginia, including Jamestown Exhibition 1900s
Legal box 21, Folder 2-3
Washington 1946 and 1962
Legal box 20, Folder 11
Vermont 1940s
Legal box 20, Folder 10
West Virginia 1930s and 1990s
Legal box 20, Folder 12
Wisconsin,including Amato 1899-1990s
Legal box 20, Folder 13-14
Wyoming 1990s

Contains one article from The National Amusement Park Historical Association, "When is a Park a Park?"

Legal box 21, Folder 4
Material Categorized by Country
Afhganistan 2000s

English and Arabic

Legal box 25, Folder 3
Australia 1990's
Legal box 23, Folder 2
Vienna, Austria 1980's
Legal box 23, Folder 1
Belgium 1888, and 2002
Legal box 23, Folder 3
Canada 1900's
Legal box 23, Folder 4
Chile April 11, 1953
Legal box 23, Folder 5
China 1880-1990
Legal box 23, Folder 6
Denmark 1980s
Legal box 23, Folder 7
England 1910s-2000s
Legal box 23, Folder 8
England, Blackpool 1980s
Blackpool Tower Circus
Legal box 24, Folder 4
England/Europe- Ferris Wheels 1905-2000s

This folder contains Ferris Wheel information from a variety of cultures and time periods. Most of the information is twentieth century of later, but some materials provide information on devices simmilar to Ferris Wheels in antiquity.

Legal box 24, Folder 2
Ferris Wheel, Additional Location-Related Materials circa 1960s-1990s
Legal box 20, Folder 15
Framer 1880s-1990s
Legal box 24, Folder 7
Finland, Ferris Wheels undated and 1981
Legal box 24, Folder 6
France, Paris; Ferris Wheel 1898-1920s

English and French.

Legal box 24, Folder 8
Germany 1890s-1990s
Legal box 24, Folder 9
Holland 1980s
Legal box 24, Folder 10
Japan, Folder 1

English and Japanese.

Legal box 24, Folder 16
Japan, Folder 2
Legal box 25, Folder 1
Japan, Folder 3
Legal box 25, Folder 2
Japan, Hong Kong circa 1990s
Legal box 24, Folder 11
Spain 1920s-1990s
Legal box 24, Folder 15
India approx 1950s-2000s
Legal box 24, Folder 12
Iraq 2001, 2007
Legal box 24, Folder 13
Italy 1902-1990s
Legal box 24, Folder 14
Korea undated
Legal box 25, Folder 7
Mexico 1990s
Legal box 25, Folder 8
New Zealand 2000s
Legal box 25, Folder 9
Pakistan 1964
Legal box 25, Folder 10
Russia

English and Russian.

The Amusement Business magazine dated August 10, 1968, contains an article on Freak Shows in North Carolina following a feature on Moscow's Gorgi Park. Also includes American Travel magazine pages from 1939 discussing travel to Moscow.

Legal box 26, Folder 1
Scotland, Edinburgh 1877-1950s

Most of the material in this folder ranges in date from the 1950s to the 2000s. Some of the material relates to subjects dating back to the late nineteenth-century, though most of the research was conducted in the 2000s.

Legal box 26, Folder 2
Singapore April 2008
Legal box 26, Folder 3
Switzerland undated
Legal box 26, Folder 4
Ferris Wheel, Miscellaneous Foreign Materials 1940s-1980s
Legal box 25, Folder 4
Ferris Wheels and Amusement Rides, Miscellaneous, including some patents
Amusement Ride Directory 1890s-1980s
Legal box 22, Folder 3-4
Amusement Park Ephemera 1980s-2000s (some older materials)
Legal box 14, Folder 3
British Patents 1890s-1980s
Legal box 21, Folder 5
Exposition/Fairs Bibliographic Materials 1930s-1990s
Legal box 22, Folder 5
Ferris Wheels, Additional Materials 1890s-1980s
Legal box 20, Folder 15
Ferris Wheels, Miscellaneous varied, primarily 20th century
Legal box 26, Folder 10
Ferris Wheel Toys 1980s-2000s
Legal box 22, Folder 1
Ferris Wheel Collectibles 1980s-1990s
Legal box 21, Folder 7
Minority Parks primarily 1930s
Legal box 22, Folder 6
Miscellaneous Clippings and Photocopies 1930s-2000s
Legal box 21, Folder 6
Research Files on North Carolina Amusement Parks 1993-1999 (2016.0273)
Carton 48
Patents
United States Patents, Ferris Wheels: 1,000,000-2,000,000 1880s-1910
Legal box 27, Folder 3
United States Patents, Ferris Wheels: 2,000,000-2,999,999 1930s-1950s
Legal box 27, Folder 4
United States Patents, Ferris Wheels and Amusement Rides 1890-1960
Legal box 27, Folder 5
Questions and Answers About Patents 1982
Legal box 27, Folder 6
United States Patents, Ferris Wheels and Amusement Devices 1890
Legal box 27, Folder 7
United States Patents, 1870s-1910s 1870s-1910s

Original folder labeled, "to the office ND anderson 356 Pope"

Legal box 27, Folder 9
United States Patents, 1880s-1910 1880s-1910

These patents pertain to Ferris Wheels and other amusement park rides. They appear to be part of the research compiled for Dr. Anderson's book Amusement Rides and Devices: A Compilation of United States Patents. (Published 1989)

Legal box 27, Folder 8
Patents, Ferris Wheels, Patent Work (Includes patents from 1880s-1920s) 1880s-1920s
Legal box 27, Folder 10
Patents, Ferris Wheels, Duplicate Work (pulled for Appendix B) 1890s-1980s

This material appears to be information (mostly United States Patents) pulled for Appendix B of Dr. Anderson's Amusement Rides and Devices. This information also includes an edited index from the aforementioned text.

Legal box 27, Folder 11
Patents, Ferris Wheels, United States and England 1890s-1930s
Legal box 27, Folder 12
Patents, Second Edition, Patents and Related Information 1890s-1920s, approximately
Legal box 26, Folder 13
Patents, Second Edition, United States Patents, Ferris Wheels, 3,000,001-Design Patents
Legal box 27, Folder 1
Patents, Second Edition, More Patents 1890s-1910s
Legal box 27, Folder 2
Foreign Patents, primarily United Kingdom 1880s-1980s

These materials also include material pertaining to Paul Braithwaite's work, including a publication entitled Roundabout Patents and corrections and additions to this publication.

Braithwaite, Paul
Legal box 28, Folder 1
United States Patents, Ferris Wheels and Amusement Devices 1880s-1940s (2016.0273)
Notecard box 35
United States Patents, Ferris Wheels and Amusement Devices 1880s-1940s (2016.0273)
Notecard box 36
United States Patents, Ferris Wheels and Amusement Devices 1880s-1940s (2016.0273)
Notecard box 37
Photographs and Images (MC 00432 Series 3)

Though photographs and images are located throughout the Research Files, this series is comprised mostly of photographs and images used in Dr. Norman Anderson's books. These include several juvenile science books as well as Ferris Wheels: An Illustrated History. The images may span centuries in origin, but the dates given are the dates relevant to the publication of the book.

Images Used in Science Books by Norman D. Anderson

These images were used in Dr. Anderson's publications: Halley's CometandFireworks! Pyrotechnics on Display. Both books are juvenile educational texts.

Images from Halley's Comet by Norman Anderson 1970s-1980s

These images were used in a juvenile nonfiction book entitled Halley's Comet by Norman D. Anderson and Walter R. Brown.

Legal box 28, Folder 6
Photographs from Fireworks!: Pyrotechnics on Display by Norman D. Anderson and Walter R. Brown 1980s
Legal box 28, Folder 9
Negatives from Fireworks!: Pyrotechnics on Display by Norman D. Anderson and Walter R. Brown 1980s
Legal box 28, Folder 10
Images Used in Raleigh: North Carolina 's Capital City on Postcards by Norman D. Anderson and B.T. Fowler 1990s
Photographs of Postcards from Raleigh: North Carolina's Capital City on Postcards, Folder 1
Legal box 28, Folder 7
Photographs of Postcards from Raleigh: North Carolina's Capital City on Postcards, Folder 2
Legal box 28, Folder 8
Photographs and Images used in Ferris Wheels: An Illustrated History by Norman D. Anderson 1980s-1990s
Ferris Wheels: An Illustrated History by Norman D. Anderson , Chapter One, Early Ferris Wheels 17th century-1940s

The date ranges of this material are extensive, though all images pertain to early Ferris wheels and many are of Ferris Wheels in the Middle East.

Legal box 28, Folder 3
Ferris Wheels: An Illustrated History by Norman D. Anderson, Chapter Two, Early United States Ferris Wheels 1870s-1900s
Legal box 28, Folder 4
Ferris Wheels: An Illustrated History by Norman D. Anderson, Chapter Four, Expositions and Ferris Wheels
Legal box 29, Folder 1
Ferris Wheels: An Illustrated History by Norman D. Anderson, Chapter Five, Amusement Parks, Carousels, Ferris Wheels 1910s-1980s
Legal box 29, Folder 2
Ferris Wheels: An Illustrated History by Norman D. Anderson, Chapter Six, Astro Wheels to Zippers 1920s-1990s
Legal box 29, Folder 3
Ferris Wheels: An Illustrated History by Norman D. Anderson, Chapter Seven, For Ferris Wheel Buffs and All Who Love Amusement Rides 1870s and 1980s
Legal box 29, Folder 4
Ferris Wheels: An Illustrated History by Norman D. Anderson, Ferris Wheel Illustrations 1800's-1990's

Includes a variety of Ferris Wheel images, as well as images with captions from Dr. Anderson's Ferris Wheels: An Illustrated History.

Legal box 28, Folder 5
Ferris Wheel Image Collection, primarily related to the Columbian Exposition in Chicago 1890s-1910s

This material may or may not have been used in Anderson's text Ferris Wheels: An Ilustrated History. However, these images did not appear related to the other publication images in this grouping.

Legal box 29, Folder 5
Photographs, Images and Slides used in Ferris Wheels: An Illustrated History by Norman D. Anderson, 1980s-1990s 1900-2015 (2016.0273)
Carton 47
Photographs and Images used in Ferris Wheels: An Illustrated History by Norman D. Anderson, Organized by Chapter 1900-2015 (2016.0273)
Notecard box 46
Postcard Collection 1900-2015 (2016.0273)
Postcards, Alabama-Ilinois 1900-2015 (2016.0273)
Notecard box 39
Postcards, Indiana-New Hampshire 1900-2015 (2016.0273)
Notecard box 40
Postcards, New Jersey-New York 1900-2015 (2016.0273)
Notecard box 41
Postcards, New York-Tennessee 1900-2015 (2016.0273)
Notecard box 42
Postcards, Texas-Wyoming, plus Austria and miscellaneous 1900-2015 (2016.0273)
Notecard box 43
Postcards, international 1900-2015 (2016.0273)
Notecard box 44
Ferris Wheel Photograph Collection 1900-2015 (2016.0273)
Photograph Collection Organized by State and Nation 1900-2015
Notecard box 45
Ephemera (MC 00432 Series 4)

This series of Ephemera contains material that Anderson included in the final boxes of the collection. While the material is varied, it contains souvenir maps, photocopies, and a very interesting collection from Dahlinger's materials featuring antique photographs and early twentieth-century correspondence from the Eli Bridge Company.

"A BIG Wheel" Article on Norman D. Anderson and his Ferris Wheel Research 1980s-1990s
Legal box 30, Folder 6
Amusement Business , Billboard Advertising, 75th Anniversary Souvenir Issue 12/31/1969
Legal box 29, Folder 15
Civil Engineering, The Magazine of the American Society of Civil Engineers 10/01/2009-10/31/2009
Legal box 30, Folder 3
Collection of Various Ferris Wheel Photographs and Images 1900s-2000s

These photographs were grouped together in a box, though their relationship is unspecified.

Legal box 30, Folder 1
Decorative Carnival-Themed Sign with Ferris Wheel undated
Legal box 30, Folder 8
Farm Machinery Advertisement; Strobel, Ohio 1903
Legal box 30, Folder 4
Ferris Wheels From Around the World Calendar, Richard Weingardt Consultants, Inc. 2009
Legal box 29, Folder 6
Illustrated Guide to the World's Fair and Chicago 1892-1893
Legal box 29, Folder 12
Souvenir Book from the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo and Nigara 1901
Legal box 29, Folder 7
Li'l Abner Cream of Wheat Ferris Wheel Cartoon 1943
Legal box 30, Folder 5
Official Souvenir Map, New York World's Fair 1965
Legal box 29, Folder 8
Official World's Fair in Pictures: A Century of Progress Exhibition , 1933 1933
Flat box 34
Page from McDonald Brothers Company Catalog , Minneapolis, Minnesota 1910

This page is from a paper company's mail-order catalog. It includes information on postcards and, interestingly, a "Ferris Wheel Post Card Display Rack."

Legal box 29, Folder 11
The Pittsburgh Press , Sunday Magazine 7/27/1986
Legal box 30, Folder 2
Photocopy of "Ferris Wheel March" Cover undated
Legal box 30, Folder 7
Photograph of Ferris Wheel from Mrs. Violet Schrader circa 1900

This photograph is labeled CEC- 191 on the original packaging material. This refers to Columbian Exposition Chicago, Item 191. Though Dr. Anderson does not use this number in his supplementary list of Columbian Expositon materials [included in Box 6], this piece corresponds with those materials.

Legal box 29, Folder 16
Revue, the Official Publication of the Outdoor Amusement Business Association 1993
Legal box 29, Folder 14
Ride and Zoo Voucher from Castle Creek Zoo Farm and Kiddieland, New York undated
Legal box 29, Folder 9
Small Collection of Various Images, Including Advertorial from Chance Manufacturing Industries circa 1980s-2000s
Legal box 29, Folder 10
"The Old Ferris Wheel" Sheet Music, Featured by Bing Crosby 1947
Legal box 29, Folder 13
Why the School Marm Walked Into the Sea
Legal box 18, Folder 11
VHS Items on Ferris Wheels 1991-1999 (2016.0273)
Notecard box 38

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