Lilly Library Manuscript Collections


The Sams, Howard W. mss (ca. 1946-1986) concerns the papers of Howard W. Sams (1897-1974). Howard W. Sams founded an eponymous technical publishing company in 1946 that eventually changed its name to SAMS Technical Publishing. It is located in Indianapolis, Indiana.

This collection is organized into the following series: I. Business, II. Scrapbooks, III. Publications.

The Business series contains business plans from 1966 to 1975, as well as a planning program for the company that ranges from 1956 to 1962. The Scrapbooks series features several scrapbooks that contain news clippings regarding the Howard W. Sams company. Publications consist of a privately published cookbook sent as a Christmas gift in 1958, magazines, and two scrapbooks of thank-you notes in response to the cookbook.

An inventory is available.

Acquired: 2015

Collection size: 19 items

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