Guide to the Robert Scholze Tannery Papers, February 10, 1939

Summary Information

Title: Robert Scholze Tannery Papers, February 10, 1939
Collection: AC.523
Extent: 0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

This is an informational brochure and order blank sent to Jobbers and Manufacturers from Robert Scholze Tannery in Chattanooga, Tennessee. It is a 4-page brochure in good condition.

Creator: unknown

Biographical/Historical Note

Robert Scholze Tannery was established in 1873 by German-born Robert Scholtze. Joined by his son George in the business in 1895, Robert was killed near his home by a runaway horse in 1907. In May 1930, the tannery was destroyed by fire, but George rebuilt. Even through the Great Depression the tannery thrived and continued until the tannery was again destroyed by fire in 1987 and never rebuilt.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a four-page colorful informational brochure for Robert Scholze Tannery, established in Chattanooga, Tennessee in 1873. It served as an advertisement for the company to "Jobbers and Manufacturers", explaining its standard list prices on leather and tanned hides. On the back is an order form.


It is a single-item collection.

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

This collection was purchased from Bookworm and Silverfish in 2000. Accession number AC.2001.025

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.523: Robert Scholze Tannery Papers, W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA.

Container List

Robert Scholze Tannery Papers, 1939 ACSC_Box 15.21