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Adler and Childs Department Store records

Collection Identifier: Mss:776 1933-50 A237
Overview:

Partial records, gathered for a case study, of a department store in Dayton, Ohio which closed in 1950.

A.L. Avery & Son business records

Collection Identifier: Mss:77 1864-1940 A954
Overview:

Business records of the Charlemont, Massachusetts general store A.L. Avery & Son, owned and operated by five generations of the Avery family.

Bigelow, Kennard & Co. records

Collection Identifier: Mss:773 1830-1925
Overview:

Jewelry firm, Boston, Mass., established in 1830, known successively as John Bigelow and Company, Bigelow and Brothers, and Bigelow Brothers and Kennard. Incorporated as Bigelow, Kennard and Company in 1912.

Briggs Motor Sales records

Collection Identifier: Mss:5341925-1969 B856
Overview:

Records of an automobile agency in Plymouth, Mass., operated by George R. Briggs, selling Dodge, Nash, Packard, Ajax, and Austin automobiles at various times.

Bureau of Business Research records

Collection Identifier: Arch E75
Overview:

The Bureau of Business Research was the original research arm of Harvard Business School. The records include correspondence, research, administrative and financial records, publications and newspaper clippings regarding the unit's research activities and output.

Enoch Cousens business records

Collection Identifier: Mss:77 1838-1913 C867
Scope and Contents: Records and papers of Enoch Cousens and F. H. Cousens, businessmen and public officials in Kennebunkport, Me. The main portion of the collection relates to the general store operated by Enoch Cousens. There are also accounts, 1843-1849, of Enoch Cousens as postmaster; accounts, 1853-1888, as deputy collector of customs; accounts and papers, 1862-1893 and earlier, relating to Kennebunkport town affairs. There are papers, 1857-1909, relating to investments of the two men, and records of the...

Daniel W. Lord business records

Collection Identifier: Mss:733 1821-1873 L866
Scope and Contents: Letters, accounts of ships and account books of a general store kept by Lord in Kennebunkport. The shipping records concern the brig Union, ship Commodore Preble, barque Commodore Morris, and ship Mary Lord. Daniel W. Lord dealt in such commodities as rice, beans, flour, sugar, molasses, rum, coffee, tobacco, hay, salt, brick, shoes, copper, wool, quicksilver, wine, and olives. In addition to the numerous American ports he visited, his ships touched at such European ports as Liverpool,...

General File Photograph Collection

Collection Identifier: Mss:1415 1860-1975 G326
Overview:

This collection consists of approximately 1,250 photographic prints that depict a wide range of agricultural, industrial, manufacturing, transportation, and other scenes.

Guy C. Haynes business records

Collection Identifier: Mss:7211 1816-1831 H424
Scope and Contents:

Daybook of a livery stable (1829-1831) and two daybooks for a grocery store in Charlestown, Massachusetts (1816-1823).

Henry Winslow Corbett papers

Collection Identifier: Mss:761 1865-1880 C789
Scope and Contents: The collection consists of materials created by four separate businesses, all of which Henry Winslow Corbett had an ownership interest in. The four separate businesses represented by the Corbett papers include three merchant businesses and one transportation operation. Materials are similar for all four enterprises and consist of bills, receipts, claims, invoices, and accounts current. There is a small amount of correspondence that relates to financial transactions such as orders...

Kahn's Department Store photographs and ephemera

Collection Identifier: Vis 22
Overview:

Photographs, ephemera, brochures and artwork collected and prepared by J. Ullman Stewart, director of display department at Kahn's Department Store of Oakland, California, 1926-1954.

Louis E. Kirstein business records

Collection Identifier: Mss:776 1909-1942
Scope and Contents:

These are the office files of Louis E. Kirstein. Although there are some papers relating to Filene's store, the focus is on business interests of Kirstein, his philanthropic and community activities, the Associated Merchandising Corporation, the Federated Department Stores, and the Associated Retail Federation.

William Lord business records

Collection Identifier: Mss:442 1822-1869 L866
Scope and Contents:

Daybooks, ledgers, and unbound papers. Some of the latter relate to shipping as well as to the manufacture of cotton goods. Two boxes contain papers relating to the manufacture and sale of twine by R. W. Lord and Company, also of Kennebunk.

Malcolm P. McNair papers

Collection Identifier: Arch GA 51.10
Overview:

The collection consists of teaching, administrative, consulting, and business records of Malcolm P. McNair, a pioneer in retailing and in predicting trends.

Material relating to Gimbel Brothers, Inc. and Saks Fifth Avenue

Collection Identifier: Mss:776 1939-1960 G491
Scope and Contents:

Material concerning two New York department stores collected by Louis Broido, New York City lawyer. Includes land use study, labor contracts, financial statements, and pension study.

McCrillis family business records

Collection Identifier: Mss:77 1845-1923 M138
Overview:

Account books, including a complete series of daybooks, an almost complete series of ledgers, cash books, supply and stock records of a family in Dexter, Maine., which operated a store, engaged in the wholesale feed business, and shipped produce, especially potatoes

Papers relating to R. H. Macy and Company

Collection Identifier: Mss:776 1858-1965 M177
Overview:

The papers relating to R.H. Macy and Company are chiefly source material gathered and used by Harvard Business School professor Ralph M. Hower for his study of Macy’s department store of New York.

Papers relating to the Higbee Company

Collection Identifier: Mss:776 1932-1944 H634
Scope and Contents: The collection consists of papers relating to a survey of the Higbee Company, a department store in Cleveland, Ohio, conducted by E. H. Stewart of the Associated Dry Goods Corporation on behalf of the store's creditors in 1932 and subsequent years. It includes a series of reports analyzing Higbee's inventory, financial picture, wages as a percentage of sales, salary ranges, competitiveness as compared to other stores, and floor plans of the store.The collection also contains...

Peirce family business records

Collection Identifier: Mss:77 1798-1852 P616
Scope and Contents: Chiefly records of a general store in Freetown, Mass. operated by Job and Ebenezer Peirce. The collection consists of ten daybooks and four ledgers. Unfortunately the books for the years 1830-1847 are missing. The accounts show that the business interests of the Peirce family were exceedingly diverse. The Peirces not only conducted a general store which supplied every variety of consumers' needs but, in order to supply the many commodities sold in their general store, they entered into West...

Records of general stores in Connecticut and Rhode Island

Collection Identifier: Mss:77 1762-1852
Overview:

Multiple collections or records of general stores in Connecticut and Rhode Island, 1811-1852.

Records of general stores in Maine

Collection Identifier: Mss:77 1776-1873
Overview:

Multiple collections or records of general stores of Maine, 1811-1873.

Records of general stores in Massachusetts

Collection Identifier: Mss:77 1685-1975
Overview:

Multiple collections containing records of general stores in Massachusetts, 1685-1875.

Records of general stores in New Hampshire and Vermont

Collection Identifier: Mss:77 1695-1886
Overview:

Records of general stores in New Hampshire and Vermont, 1824-1886.

W.G. Sargent Company records

Collection Identifier: Mss:77 1843-1920 S245
Scope and Contents: Daybooks, ledgers, cash books, letters, annual statements (1868-1920), and sample bills of a family firm located in Sargentville, Maine (now part of the town of Sedgwick) which engaged in shipping, selling of bait, lime, ice, and granite, as well as general retail and wholesale business. There is also a small segment of papers relating to ships owned by the company. Wyer Groves. Sargent, a sea captain, founded the business in 1843. In 1920 the store was sold to Henry B. Webb of Portland,...

Wyer Groves Sargent journals

Collection Identifier: Mss:77 1845-1900 S245
Scope and Contents: This collection consists of typescripts of Wyer Groves Sargent's journals, kept between 1845 and 1900. The journals record Sargent's day to day life as a merchant running a family store in Sargentville, Maine. He traveled extensively to buy and sell goods, but was especially active along the New England coast. His diary mostly focuses on his business, but includes details of births, deaths, weather, and current events. Also included is a short story written by Ruth Kimball Messinger...