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Business enterprises

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 67 Collections and/or Records:

Bell Laundry Pamphlet

 Collection
Identifier: Ephemera 2020.001
Scope and Contents Pamphlet advertising Bell Laundry. The laundry was in business in Knoxville 1906-1928.
Dates: 1906 - 1928

Berkline Corporation Silver Anniversary Issue

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Identifier: Ephemera 2020.047
Scope and Contents Berkline Corp., Silver Anniversary Issue, 1937-1962 of "The Berkliner" company magazine. Celebrating 25 years in business in Morristown, Tenn., this special issue is on glossy paper with special silver soft covers and is 1/4" thick. Celebrates the move of the Popkin family to the South and their contributions to the economy of Hamblen Co. Berkline began in Morristown in 1937 with 18 employees and began 1962 with over 1700 local employees. This company became the largest of the northern...
Dates: 1962

Bill from George Tobler, Dairyman

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Identifier: Ephemera 2020.049
Scope and Contents Knoxville, Tenn., Geo. [George] Tobler, Dairyman, Pure Milk and Cream, December 1900, printed billhead to Mrs. Armstrong for $3.75. Says the bill is paid, signed Geo. Tobler.
Dates: 1900

“Blue Circle: A Happy Place for Hungry People” by Jeff Stooksbury, in Burger Boy Magazine. Vol. 3, No. 9, Summer 2001. “The Gilded Age of the Golden Arches,” Edwin Schlechter. Burger Boy Magazine, Winter 2002.

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Identifier: Ephemera 2003.006
Scope and Contents “Blue Circle: A Happy Place for Hungry People” by Jeff Stooksbury, in Burger Boy Magazine. Vol. 3, No. 9, Summer 2001. Restaurant started by Homer Longmire of Knoxville; first listed in 1932 Knoxville phone book at 614 Market Street. Also (photocopy added May 27, 2003): “The Gilded Age of the Golden Arches,” Edwin Schlechter. Burger Boy Magazine, Winter 2002. Re: Early McDonalds fast food restaurants.
Dates: 2001-2002

Buffat Account Books

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Identifier: MSC 0943
Scope and Contents Three volumes of Buffat Family Account Books detailing Spring Place Mills business records of purchases, labor, fees, and sales plus household accounts of family purchases of consumer goods, travel expenses and servant labor.

1) P. F. Buffat 1861-1870 2) 1852-1860 3) Ledger B for the Spring Place Mills, Knox County Tenn. -- Buffat & Sons, 1868-1870
Dates: 1852 - 1870

Busch family photos.

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Identifier: SPC 2019.095
Scope and Contents Nine photographs plus printouts of news articles about Busch family. Identified photos include: --two photos of Busch family inside jewelry store, --two portraits of S. Harry Busch, --exterior of Royal Jewelers (504 S Gay Street), --A. K. Club Third Annual Ball (04/05/1937)
Dates: 1930 - 1939

C. M. McClung & Co. painted wooden box.

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Identifier: Artifact 2015.006
Scope and Contents McClung Warehouse Grain Painted Box, 1874. C.M. McClung & Co. grain painted pine storage box, dated July-December 1874, with hook latch and old nail construction. 15" H x 24" W x 13-3/8" D. C. M. McClung & Co. was a hardware and agricultural implements business in Knoxville, Tenn., late 19th century. Condition: Some wear, mostly on back, and losses including approx. 7" break to front left edge. 
Dates: 1874

C. M. McClung & Company employees

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Identifier: SPC 2019.088
Scope and Contents Six B&W photos (8” x 10”) of C. M. McClung & Company employees from the 1950s + one typewritten page of IDs for one of the photos. Many of the photos have identifications written across the bottom in pen.
Dates: 1950s

C. M. McClung Company history by Dr. Ruth Stephens. Gift of Hugh Davis.

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Identifier: MM.1977.003
Scope and Contents History of the C. M. McClung Company by Dr. Ruth Stephens; 1888 patent for Cranberry horse nails; 1909 letterhead; miscellaneous business papers.
Dates: 1888; 1909; 1977

Candoro Marble Company Ledger.

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Identifier: MM.2019.059
Scope and Contents Cash record ledger for the Candoro Marble Company for 1 January 1919- 30 September 1921.
Dates: 1919-1921

Charles McClung McGhee Papers.

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Identifier: MSC 0019
Scope and Contents Charles McClung McGhee (1828-1907) was the son of John and Elizabeth McClung McGhee and the great-grandson of James White. He was a financier, railroad executive, and a philanthropist. He graduated from East Tennessee University in 1846 and married Isabella White, daughter of Hugh White. She died in 1848 and in 1857 he married her sister Cornelia. McGhee was involved in the growth of railroads in the South, and had coal and iron interests. He was on the Board of Trustees of the University of...
Dates: 1857-1907

Clark Music Store

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Identifier: SPC 2014.015
Scope and Contents Clark Music Store [Clark & Jones Music Store], Bearden Shopping Center. February 1964, Taken by Bruce G. Leslie Studio. Two men in room with pianos. 8x10” B&W. 1 pc.
Dates: 1964

Clifford C. “Kip” Sharpe article on Knoxville, Tenn., Breweries (1992)

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Identifier: MM.1999.008
Scope and Contents Photocopy of article on Knoxville, Tenn., Breweries by Clifford C. “Kip” Sharpe. [1992]. 7 pp.
Dates: 1992

Cowan, McClung & Company orders and accounts, 1859, 1868.

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Identifier: MM.1978.005
Scope and Contents Two 1859 and one 1868 orders and accounts to Cowan, McClung & Company. 3 pcs. + May 1861 Philadelphia Letter Sheet Price-Current. 2 pp.
Dates: 1859; 1861; 1868

D. M. Rose and Company lumber company employees

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Identifier: SPC 1996.014
Scope and Contents D.M. Rose and Company lumber company employees. 1887. B&W 8x10” copy photograph. Copy neg. available 11/85.
Dates: 1887

D. M. Rose Lumber Company

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Identifier: SPC 1997.013
Scope and Contents D.M. Rose Lumber Company. 5 x 7” B&W copy photograph.
Dates: undated

D.R. Mayo Seed ledgers

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Identifier: MSC 0935
Scope and Contents Dale R. Mayo’s seed company, D.R. Mayo Seedsman (later Mayo Garden Center) ledgers. The oversized ledgers contain business information from 1917? - ????
Dates: unknown

E. Dean Dow correspondence with Dr. J. R. Ludlow and David Hunt Ludlow, 1880-1891.

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Identifier: MM.1979.035
Scope and Contents Papers of E. Dean Dow, Central Agency (Real estate and collections), Knoxville. 1880-1891. 25 pcs. Letters to Dr. J. R. Ludlow, PA, and David Hunt Ludlow re: Ludlow business interests in Knoxville. Includes several local letterheads, notes of interest, and two leases (Ludlow with J. K. Payne, 1884; Ludlow with J. G. Swaggerty, 1885).
Dates: 1880-1891

E. S. Temple, Temple and Jacobs account book.

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Identifier: MSC 0874
Scope and Contents Business correspondence from E. S. Temple of Knoxville to various correspondents. These appear to be handwritten copies of letters sent by Temple. Also a small damaged scrapbook of clippings with the name “ M. A. Craig” hand-printed on the leather cover
Dates: 1841-1868

East Tennessee Packing Company Collection.

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Identifier: MSC 0258
Scope and Contents The East Tennessee Packing Company (ETPC) Collection includes company records and documents pertaining to the 87 years of company operations, plus some relevant documents from before and after the company's time frame of existence. James B. Madden in Knoxville, Tennessee founded the company in 1895. The documents, ca. 1886 - 1984, include account books, deeds, corporate minutes, audit reports, and other related materials. The collection also includes photographs of personnel, property,...
Dates: 1886-1984

Edwin Jones Best, Sr. Collection.

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Identifier: MSC 0272
Scope and Contents Research and writings of Edwin Jones Best, Sr., of Blount County, Tenn. (died 1993). Subjects include Greenback and Maryville, Tenn.; post offices; Civil War; businesses; churches; papers of W. B. Kerr & Company, 1911-1919; account books from East Tennessee businesses; extracts from the Maryville Daily Times; correspondence to Miss Cora Hammontree re: Charles Henly, ca. 1889-1897; J. B. McCollum manuscripts, 1851-1947; U.S. Official Postal Guides, 1880-1904 (some gaps); diaries of Mary...
Dates: 1889-1950

Elbridge G. Fuller letter to Albert Lamberton, 1843.

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Identifier: MM.nd.025
Scope and Contents September 24, 1843, letter from Elbridge G. Fuller, Nashville, Tenn., to his nephew Albert Lamberton, Massachusetts. ALS 4 pp. Mentions the city and climate of Nashville, his business there, and the difference in Southern and New England views towards slavery.
Dates: 1843

G. W. Churchwell letter book, 1836-1841.

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Identifier: MM.1981.005
Scope and Contents G. W. Churchwell letter book, 1836-1841. Knoxville, Tenn. 372 pp. Labeled Volume 2 (volume 1 not located). Includes copies of business correspondence to and from G. W. Churchwell or Churchwell & Reynolds, Knoxville, Tenn. Letters of special interest appear on pp. 85-87, 161, 343 and 347. 1 vol.
Dates: 1836-1841

George Dempster Collection.

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Identifier: MSC 0143
Scope and Contents George Roby Dempster (1887-1964) was a talented and controversial Knoxville politician who served three terms as city manager (1929, 1935, 1946), one term as mayor (1952-1955), councilman, and State Commissioner of Finance and Taxation. He is most well-known for his invention of the Dempster Dumpster, a waste collection system. This collection is related to his business interests in the Dempster Dumpster Company and related subjects. The bulk of the collection consists of photographs of...
Dates: 1960s

Gleaner Printing Company

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Identifier: SPC 2014.016
Scope and Contents Gleaner Printing Co., Vine Avenue, Knoxville, Tenn. Operated by Noah W. Smiley. Interior view with four people. 8x10” Sepia. 1 pc.
Dates: ca. 1900s

Group standing in front of W. W. Woodruff & Co

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Identifier: SPC 2013.003
Scope and Contents SPC 2013.004 Group standing in front of W.W. Woodruff & Co. Hardware, Cutlery. No date. Image 8.25 x 5.5” Sepia. Almost torn in half lengthwise. 1 photograph.
Dates: undated

H. & L. Mynatt’s account with C. H. & D. L. Coffin, 1853, and with Moffett & Shields, 1856.

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Identifier: MM.nd.048
Scope and Contents H. & L. Mynatt’s account with C. H. & D. L. Coffin & Co., Knoxville dry goods store. 1853. AD 2 pp. Account with Moffett & Shields, Knoxville iron founders. 1856. AD 1 p.
Dates: 1853, 1856

H. M. & Company Ledger

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Identifier: MSC 0945
Scope and Contents Ledger book fo (H. M. & Company (J. Madison Housley and William Moulden). Merchants in Strawberry Plains near McBee’s Ferry 1834-1839. Day Book A, embossed on spine “H. M. & CO.” Includes luxury items and everyday expenses.
Dates: 1836 - 1838

Hattie House letterhead (188_).

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Identifier: MM.nd.032
Scope and Contents 188_ letterhead from Hattie House, Knoxville, Tenn. Contains handwritten notes re: political meeting (the colored question; Mr. Gibson, LaVere, and Temple speaking, etc.) + paper ribbon “For Congress L. C. Houk.” On the back of the stationery there is a printed business directory of Knoxville.
Dates: 1880s