Filling twenty-two boxes, this series dates between 1920 to 1986. Records are included for the following categories: advertising; marketing; corporate correspondence; divisional records for acquisitions and subsidiaries; mergers; scrapbooks; stocks and securities; legal records.
The records are arranged alphabetically by topic in keeping with the system of ordering established by the donor, Foster G. McGaw. Within the folders, documents are arranged in chronological order by date with the exception of the scrapbook folders, which are arranged in a rough chronological order by date.
Advertising Records detail the early efforts of the AHSC and include journal advertisements, export advertisements, and institutional advertisements. Corporate correspondence including correspondence between Foster G. McGaw and Neal Ball, Karl Bays, Charles F. Hough, Mackay A. Calder, and others. Division records include many of the AHSC's acquisitions and subsidiaries. The scrapbook records contain news clippings, correspondence, speeches, greeting cards, awards, and photocopies of newspaper articles among other things. The scrapbook records illustrate the blurred distinction between Foster G. McGaw's career as president, and his later position of honorary chairman of the board, of the AHSC and his personal life.