Records of the Vogt Machine Company. Founded in 1902 in Louisville, Kentucky, the Henry Vogt Machine Company produced ice machines (including "Tube-Ice" makers), boilers, and valves. Included are files related to union negotiations, patents for products invented by the company owners Vogt and Heuser, files related to personnel management, tax returns from most of the 20th century, product catalogs dating back to the 19th century, blueprints, memorabilia, photographs and negatives, index card files of purchases from Vogt, VHS training videos, advertising budgets, boxes of photographs and correspondence related to product types, 12" vinyl records that provide sound for the accompanying slide shows, corporate minute books (1880-2003), company valuation reports, 3-dimensional models of products.
Conditions Governing Access
The bulk of the collection is unprocessed and closed to researchers. However, the Human Resources, Union, and Turbo Manufacturing series of records are processed and open to researchers. Please contact Archives and Special Collections in advance of your visit for more information.
172 linear feet (79 bankers boxes and 2 oversized items foldered together