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Star Brick Warehouse Records, 1934-1947

Manuscript Collection #504

Descriptive Summary Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Title: Star Brick Warehouse Records
Creator: Star Brick Warehouse
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Abstract: Records (1934-1947) including journals, ledgers, accounts, time sheets, photographs, auction blotter, sales records, employee records, etc.
Extent: 3.43 Cubic feet, 29 items , of financial records, consisting of journals, ledgers, accounts, time sheets, and miscellaneous material.

Administrative Information Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Accessions Information

April 30, 1985, 1/2 cu. ft., 29 volumes; Records (1934-1947) of a Durham, N.C., tobacco warehouse, including time books, employee records, sales records, etc. Gift of Mr. Anthony Wilkins, Durham, N.C.

Access Restrictions

No restrictions

Copyright Notice

Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

Preferred Citation

Star Brick Warehouse Records (#504), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of Mr. Anthony Wilkins

Processing Information

  • Processed by M. Boccaccio, February 1986

  • Encoded by Apex Data Services


Biographical / Historical Note Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

The Star Brick Warehouse in Durham, N.C., was completed in 1914 and closed in 1973 when the tobacco designation program began and farmers were obligated to sell at the warehouse of their designation.

Description Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

The journals contain records of farmers' sales with account number and price for sale as well as the name of buyers, corresponding account numbers, and price of purchase. Some journals include summaries for farmers, noting pounds, average, and money as well as poundage and payment for dealers and the warehouse. Also included are journals for the Big 4 Warehouse and Banner Warehouse. Time cards provide names of warehouse employees, along with social security number, days worked, hours, wage, and net salary. Occasionally sex and race designations are also given. General ledgers reflect bank deposits, bills, commissions, expenses, exchange, farmers' bills, interest, labor, leaf, loss and gain, speculator's association, and tax. An account book, which apparently belonged to one of the owners, records cash, notes, and guano by name of farmer or tenant farmer. Floor sheets record sales in serial number order, giving name, ID number and address, buyer, grade, pounds, price, and amount. A long and short journal is a record of dealers for the Big 4 and Star Brick warehouses. The payments book is a record of payments to employees and farmers. The employee ledger includes a list of floor and leaf managers. Miscellaneous items include a farmers account book, with tobacco photographs and testimonials for a fertilizer company, and an auction blotter.

Subject Headings Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Container List Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Box 1#0504.1
Clipping; Star Brick Warehouse, Journal, 1937-1945
Box 2#0504.2
Star Brick Warehouse, Journal, 1945-1947
Box 2#0504.2
Big 4 Warehouse, Journal, 1935-1940
Box 3#0504.3
Big 4, Banner, Star Brick Warehouses, Journal, 1940-1943
Box 4#0504.4
Time Cards, 1937-1939
Box 5#0504.5
Time Cards, 1937-1939
Box 6#0504.6
Time Sheets, 1940
Box 7#0504.7
Time Books, 1937-1941
Box 8#0504.8
Employee Ledger, 1941
Box 9#0504.9
Expense Journals, 1938-1942
Box 10#0504.10
Ledger, 1934-1937
Box 11#0504.11
Account Book, 1931-1937
Box 11#0504.11
Ledger, 1935-1936
Box 12#0504.12
Ledgers, 1935-1945
Box 13#0504.13
Floor Sheets, 1940s
Box 13#0504.13
Big 4 and Star Brick Warehouses, Long and Short Journal, 1941-1942
Box 13#0504.13
Payments, 1943
Box 13#0504.13
Miscellaneous
Box 14#0504.14
Ledger Sheets, 1937-1943
Box 15#0504.15
Employee Ledger, 1941-1942

Online access to this finding aid is supported with funds created through the federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). These funds come through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services which is administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. This grant is part of the North Carolina ECHO, Exploring Cultural Heritage Online, Digitization Grant Program.

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