Guide to the Shenandoah County, Virginia Gasoline and Service Station Account Ledger, 1952-1954

Summary Information

Title: Shenandoah County, Virginia Gasoline and Service Station Account Ledger, 1952-1954
Collection: AC.799
Extent: 1.0 linear feet (1 medium flat box)
Abstract:

This collection is an account ledger from an unnamed Shenandoah County, Virginia gasoline and service station in the early 1950s.

Creator: unknown

Biographical/Historical Note

No specific historical information is available for this collection, but it dates to a time when one could get gasoline at the same place the car could be washed, oil changed, tires fixed or changed, and windshield washed. Some of the accounts in the ledger attest to the fact that this was that type of service station.

Scope and Contents

This collection contains a detailed account of customers at a Shenandoah County, Virginia gasoline and service station in 1952-1953. It also has two loose pages, one about a legal suit against a customer who did not pay his account.

Arrangement

Along with a couple of loose papers from the ledger, all this collection is contained in one flat box.

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

Accession number AC.2001.016

Processing Information

This was processed by Anita Elliott, February 2014. 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.799: Account Ledger, Unnamed Shenandoah County, Virginia Gasoline and Service Station, W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA.

Container List

Ledger, 1952-1954 Box 1