Business

Overview

This guide includes both primary and secondary source resources about business, primarily in the Appalachian region. Records and papers relating to various businesses are listed below.  Manuscripts must be used in the Dougherty Reading Room. To schedule an appointment or for more information, email spcoll@appstate.edu.

Manuscript Collections

The Office of Business Affairs is an administrative division within Appalachian State University.Their mission is to provide the most effective and efficient accounting and budgeting of the university's financial resources, while also providing exemplary services that maintain the support necessary for the infrastructure, safety and physical operation of the campus. The Office of Business Affairs Records contain mostly administrative and correspondence files, dating 1925-2003, with bulk dates of 1964-2000.

205.12 linear feet (389 boxes, 6 half-sized manuscript boxes, 2 CDs, 9 records cartons, 2 folders)

This collection is a bill to Overseers of the Poor of Berkeley County (West Virginia) from Bailes & Mcintire for the building of a building with an out house. The bill has entries from August 1, 1850 to payment April 18, 1851. The paper is in good condition and very legible.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

This collection is a bill for shoe repair by P.B. Sibole for Mr. Crabill dated July 2-7, 1854. It is handwritten and in good condition.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

This collection contains a ledger of a business, dated 1970-1886, with handwritten rental leases and recipes in the back, along with three folders of loose papers taken from the ledger.

1.0 linear feet (1 medium flat box)

This collection is a single-sheet document from Lynchburg, Virginia Notary Public, R.Q. Tompkins, March 24, 1847 in which he protests a payment-on-demand at the Bank of Virginia.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

Pulaski Foundry and Machine Co. Inc. Paperweight contains one paperweight measuring 4" x 2.5". The illustration shows the shop buildings of the Pulaski Foundry and Machine Co. Inc. This paperweight exemplifies the merchandizing of Appalachian businesses as well as provides the appearance of the Pulaski Foundry and Machine Co. Inc. buildings.

0.25 linear feet (1 box)

This hardware store ledger was created by the R.F. Greene Hardware Store in Boone, North Carolina, dating 1929-1931.

1.0 linear feet (1 medium flat box)

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