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Collection Summary
Administrative Information
Publication Rights
Scope and Content Note
Biographical/Historical note
Access
Processing Information
Container List
Advertisements and Catalogs
Building Plans
Business Records
History and Miscellaneous Papers

Abernethy's Store Records

Collection Summary

Repository
University of Vermont, Bailey/Howe Library, Special Collections
Creator
Abernethy's
Title
Abernethy's Store Records
ID
mss.184
Date [inclusive]
1848-1982
Extent
5.17 Linear Feet 5.17 linear feet; 4 cartons, 1 box, 7 oversize folders
Location
Library Research Annex; contact uvmsc@uvm.edu for access
Language
English
Abstract
Collection contains account books, advertising, architectural drawings, correspondence, financial statements, tax returns, and building maintenance correspondence and records that document the activities Abernethy's Store of Burlington, VT, as well as the Abernethy Block building from the 1930s to the 1980s.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item] Abernethy's Store Records, Special Collections, University of Vermont Library.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Vermont, Bailey/Howe Library, Special Collections

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Curator of Manuscripts.

Processing Information

Box 7 was incorrectly part of this collection as it contained film reels that belonged in the Benjamin Collins Papers. They were moved to the proper collection 2016 May 2. One folder in Box 6 also belonged in the Benjamin Collins Papers and was moved in 2016 December.

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Biographical/Historical note

Abernethy's Department Store was a fixture in Burlington, VT on the corner of Church Street and Pearl Street throughout the 20th century.

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Scope and Content Note

Collection contains account books, advertising, architectural drawings, some photos, an employee manual, correspondence, financial statements, tax returns, and building maintenance correspondence and records that document the activities Abernethy's Store of Burlington, VT, as well as the Abernethy Block building from the 1930s to the 1980s.

The Abernethy's Store Records collection contains records relating to the activities and building of the Abernethy's Store and the Abernethy Block building from 1848 to 1982 with the bulk of the material falling between 1940 and 1982. There are business records that include ledgers, financial records, and personnel records; newspaper advertisements, catalogs, and store-sponsored events; building and floor plans and correspondence relating to the property; and miscellaneous materials including correspondence about the history of the company, portraits of founders, and company letterhead.

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