The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History will display business records from the Bobcat Company in its Archives Center Nov. 30 through Jan. 17, 2010. The national museum has obtained a 56-cubic-foot records collection covering the company’s history from the 1940s until present day.
The records detail the American company’s production, marketing and advertising strategies and how they evolved the family owned Melroe Manufacturing Company in Gwinner, North Dakota, into the construction and agricultural equipment company it is today.
Highlights from the exhibit will include photographs, marketing campaigns, scrapbooks, audiovisual aides, company newsletters and even notes from a 1985 research and development trip to Japan to adopt their engineering techniques for Bobcat plants.
The Archives Center is a facility, which focuses on agricultural, industrial and business displays. It also houses collections from Everett Bickley, Willian C. Kost Farms and the Southern Agricultural History Project to show American business acumen.