Star Brick Warehouse Records, 1934-1947

Manuscript Collection #504

  • Descriptive Summary
     
    Title: Star Brick Warehouse Records
    Creator: Star Brick Warehouse
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: 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.
  • Description
     

    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.

  • Biographical / Historical Note
     

    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.

  • Administrative Information
     
    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.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Mr. Anthony Wilkins

    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.

    Processing Information

    Processed by M. Boccaccio, February 1986

    Encoded by Apex Data Services

Container List

Clipping; Star Brick Warehouse, Journal, 1937-1945
Star Brick Warehouse, Journal, 1945-1947
Big 4 Warehouse, Journal, 1935-1940
Big 4, Banner, Star Brick Warehouses, Journal, 1940-1943
Time Cards, 1937-1939
Time Cards, 1937-1939
Time Sheets, 1940
Time Books, 1937-1941
Employee Ledger, 1941
Expense Journals, 1938-1942
Ledger, 1934-1937
Account Book, 1931-1937
Ledger, 1935-1936
Ledgers, 1935-1945
Floor Sheets, 1940s; Big 4 and Star Brick Warehouses, Long and Short Journal, 1941-1942; Payments, 1943; Miscellaneous
Ledger Sheets, 1937-1943
Employee Ledger, 1941-1942

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Container List

Clipping; Star Brick Warehouse, Journal, 1937-1945
Star Brick Warehouse, Journal, 1945-1947
Big 4 Warehouse, Journal, 1935-1940
Big 4, Banner, Star Brick Warehouses, Journal, 1940-1943
Time Cards, 1937-1939
Time Cards, 1937-1939
Time Sheets, 1940
Time Books, 1937-1941
Employee Ledger, 1941
Expense Journals, 1938-1942
Ledger, 1934-1937
Account Book, 1931-1937
Ledger, 1935-1936
Ledgers, 1935-1945
Floor Sheets, 1940s; Big 4 and Star Brick Warehouses, Long and Short Journal, 1941-1942; Payments, 1943; Miscellaneous
Ledger Sheets, 1937-1943
Employee Ledger, 1941-1942


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