Guide to the Mercantile Coupon Book, circa 1940s

Summary Information

Title: Mercantile Coupon Book, circa 1940s
Collection: AC.502
Extent: 0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

This is a Mercantile Coupon Book, coupons worth $25.00. Date inside is 194___. It is a complete book of coupons, none have been removed. Number on front cover is 32202J.

Creator: unknown

Biographical/Historical Note

This type of coupon book was given to company workers to be used for goods in the company-owned mercantile, instead of money, sometimes deducting the used coupons from the worker's paycheck. Having less money in the mercantile discouraged robberies. This particular book has not been used or written upon, so the company using it is unknown.

Scope and Contents

This is one Mercantile Coupon Book, good for $25.00, issued to persons unknown, circa 1940s.


The materials are housed in one folder.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room. An appointment for research is recommended. The Dougherty Reading Room is located on the 4th floor of Belk Library in Special Collections.

Acquisitions Information

The origin and donor are unknown. Accessioned as AC.2000.025

Processing Information

Processed by Anita Elliott, March 2013. This collection was processed as part of a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. The grant funded extensive processing of the backlog within the W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection between 2012 and 2014.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], AC.502: Mercantile Coupon Book #32202J, W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA.

Container List

Mercantile Coupon Book, circa 1940s ACSC_Box 15.2