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A guide to the Grace Line containership sales manual, 1959-1966
HDC1671 (SAFR 23834)  
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  • Access
  • Publication and Use Rights
  • Processing Note
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Historical or Biographical Note
  • Collection Scope and Content
  • Collection Arrangement

  • Title: Grace Line containership sales manual
    Date: 1959-1966
    Identifier/Call Number: HDC1671 (SAFR 23834)
    Creator: Grace Line
    Physical Description: 1 item.
    Repository: San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, Historic Documents Department
    Building E, Fort Mason
    San Francisco, CA 94123
    Abstract: The Grace Line containership sales manual, 1959-1966 (SAFR 23834, HDC 1671) is comprised of one volume of documents intended to provide Grace Line's sales staff with comprehensive information about the containership program and service. The collection has been processed to the collection unit level and is open for use without restrictions.
    Physical Location: San Francisco Maritime NHP, Historic Documents Department
    Language(s): In English.

    Access

    This collection is open for use unless otherwise noted.

    Publication and Use Rights

    Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the researcher's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.

    Processing Note

    The descriptions in this collection guide were compiled using the best available sources of information. Such sources include the creator's annotations or descriptions, collection accession files, primary and secondary source material and subject matter experts. While every effort was made to provide accurate information, in the event that you find any errors in this guide please contact the reference staff in order for us to evaulate and make corrections to this guide.
    Please cite the title and collection number in any correspondence with our staff.

    Preferred Citation

    [Item description], [Location within collection organization identified by Collection Number/Series Number/File Unit Number/Item Number], HDC1671 (SAFR 23834), Grace Line containership sales manual, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

    Acquisition Information

    SAFR-02211
    Field collection

    Historical or Biographical Note

    Agency History: W.R. Grace & Company (Grace Line) was a prominent shipping line in operation until 1969. The company began operating sailing vessels in the 1870s and purchased its first steamship in 1893. The Grace Steamship Co. (later known as Grace Line) was incorporated in 1916.

    Collection Scope and Content

    The Grace Line containership sales manual, 1959-1966 (SAFR 23834, HDC 1671) is comprised of one volume of documents intended to provide Grace Line's sales staff with comprehensive information about the containership program and service. The collection has been processed to the collection unit level and is open for use without restrictions.
    Sections of the containership sales manual include: containership, containers, service and itinerary, container regulations, packaging, cargo handling and insurance, land transport, customs regulations, and documentation. Some of this information is in the form of memos signed by A.C. Novacek. Included in the containership section are 8 8 x 10 inch black-and-white photographic prints that feature "Seatainer" service.

    Collection Arrangement

    1 volume in 2 folders.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Container ships
    Freight and freightage
    Shipping
    Grace Line
    Employees' manuals
    Salesmen