Wilson Tobacco Board of Trade Records

Manuscript Collection #1087
Physical description
10 Cubic Feet, 448 items ,
Preferred Citation
Wilson Tobacco Board of Trade Records (#1087), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
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Administrative information
Custodial History

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

Source of acquisition

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

Processing information

Encoded by Lindsay Flood, March 28, 2008

Copyright notice

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

Container list
Box 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 Seasonal Record Books (1980-2000) showing members' monthly sales prices. 21 items, ca. 2100 p
Box 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 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 Minutes, checkbooks, ledgers, and assorted papers ca. (1924-1960, undated). NOTE: Mold smelling. 11 items, ca. 2750 p
Box 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 Annual meeting and various committee meetings minutes, miscellaneous company records, and checkbooks (1971-1999). 93 items, ca. 1574 p
Box 8 Financial records (1974-2004) of taxes, bills, and designations paid. ca. 62 items, ca. 4800 p
Box 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 Architectural drawings, ca.1969-1972. 9 items. NOTE: Still rolled up, and in need of conservation. 9 items, 9 p