Pee Chee folder
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The yellow Pee Chee All Season Portfolio is a common American stationery item in the second half of the 20th century, commonly used by students for storing school papers. It was first produced in 1943 by the Western Tablet and Stationery Company of Kalamazoo, Michigan. Pee Chees were later produced by the Mead Corporation.
These relatively inexpensive folders are made of card stock and have two internal pockets for the storage of loose leaf paper. The pockets are printed with a variety of reference information including factors for converting between Imperial and metric measurement units, and a multiplication table. The folders have fallen out of general use by the 2000s, but are available from Mead as of 2013.
The illustrations on Pee Chee folders changed occasionally over the years, but usually depict high-school-age students engaged in sports or other activities. It became popular to deface these figures. The major difference between Pee Chees and other paper folders is the inside pockets. Pee Chees have pockets located at the sides, not the bottom, which prevents the contents from falling out if the folder is inadvertently stored upside down.
The Pee-Chee portfolio was given its name because the folders were initially only available in peach but are now available in a variety of colors.
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