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Wilson Tobacco Board of Trade Records, 1895-2004

Manuscript Collection #1087

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

Title: Wilson Tobacco Board of Trade Records
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Extent: 10.0 Cubic feet, 448 items , 22,160 pages.

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

Accessions Information

November 7, 2006, (unprocessed) 448 items, 10.0 cubic feet; Records (1895-2004) including legal, membership, financial, meeting, personnel and architectural files of the organization established to promote and support the tobacco industry in Wilson County, North Carolina. See preliminary inventory attached. Donor: Wilson Public Library, Greg H. Needham, Director

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

Wilson Tobacco Board of Trade Records (#1087), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of Wilson Public Library, Greg H. Needham, Director

Processing Information

  • Encoded by Lindsay Flood, March 28, 2008


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

Below is material taken from a preliminary inventory and represents content from the collection that is unprocessed.

Box 1#1087.1
Membership records, bank statements, and tobacco advertising book (ca. 1937-2000). NOTE: Some files do contain personal financial information on membership applications. 118 items, ca. 1852 p.
Box 2#1087.2
Seasonal Record Books (1980-2000) showing members' monthly sales prices. 21 items, ca. 2100 p.
Box 3#1087.3
Financial ledgers, by laws, and Bank statements (ca. 1954 - 2000) showing payment disbursements to members and creditors. 39 items, ca. 4200 p.
Box 4#1087.4
Sales records and meetings minutes (ca. 1931-1948). NOTE: Several items have mold and one book needs rebinding. 17 items, ca. 2000 p.
Box 5#1087.5
Minutes, checkbooks, ledgers, and assorted papers ca. (1924-1960, undated). NOTE: Mold smelling. 11 items, ca. 2750 p.
Box 6#1087.6
Minutes, financial ledger, season records, and miscellaneous records (1895, 1970-2003). NOTES: Some items need repair and rust is prevalent. Members' monthly sales figures and contact information with multiple copies are included. Also contains one folder labeled "Historical Items" dating to 1895. 47 items, ca. 975 p.
Box 7#1087.7
Annual meeting and various committee meetings minutes, miscellaneous company records, and checkbooks (1971-1999). 93 items, ca. 1574 p.
Box 8#1087.8
Financial records (1974-2004) of taxes, bills, and designations paid. ca. 62 items, ca. 4800 p.
Box 9#1087.9
Personnel files (1969-2000). Contains contact information on member organizations with some multiple copies in folders. Also has three government publications on health and tobacco advertising., and two notebooks on financial matters. ca. 31 items, ca. 1900 p.
Box 10#1087.10
Architectural drawings, ca.1969-1972. 9 items. NOTE: Still rolled up, and in need of conservation. 9 items, 9 p.

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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