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Alan Griffiths Soap Box Collection

A description of his collection at Syracuse University

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Griffiths, Alan.
Title: Alan Griffiths Soap Box Collection
Inclusive Dates: TBD
Quantity: 1.5 linear ft.
Abstract: Collection of plastic soap boxes
Language: English
Repository: Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010

Biographical History

Alan Griffiths was a plastics engineer and designer in England. He amassed a considerable collection of plastic soap boxes of different materials, including celluloid, phenolic, cellulose acetate, polystyrene, polypropylene, and more. This is only a small fraction of his collection.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Alan Griffiths Soap Box Collection consists of 40 plastic soap boxes collected by Alan Griffith, a British plastics engineer and designer.

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Access Restrictions

The collection is currently unprocessed and not available for research. Please contact SCRC for more information.

The majority of our archival and manuscript collections are housed offsite and require advanced notice for retrieval. Researchers are encouraged to contact us in advance concerning the collection material they wish to access for their research.

Use Restrictions

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

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Subject Headings


Griffiths, Alan.


Plastic containers.
Plastics industry and trade.

Genres and Forms

Soap boxes (container for personal grooming)

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Alan Griffiths Soap Box Collection,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Gift of Glenn Beall, 2018.

Finding Aid Information

Created by: MRC
Date: 7 Sep 2018
Revision history:

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An inventory has not yet been created for this collection. Please contact the Repository listed above for more information.

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