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Straughan's Book Shop Records

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Straughan's Book Shop Records, 1930-1962 | Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives

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Collection Overview

Title: Straughan's Book Shop Records, 1930-1962Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1945-1962

ID: 04/Mss037

Primary Creator: Straughan's Book Shop

Extent: 6.4 Linear Feet. More info below.

Arrangement: The collection is arranged in 3 series: 1: Correspondence; 2: Clippings; and 3: Audio recording, photographs, and publications

Languages: English

Abstract

The three Straughan sisters -- Mattie, Alice, and Mabel -- operated bookstores at various locations in Greensboro and High Point, North Carolina, from 1924 to 1960.

The Straughan's Book Shop Records include correspondence, promotional material, reviews, articles, and photographs.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Straughan's Book Shop Records date from 1930-1962, with the bulk of the collection covering the period 1945-1962. The papers include correspondence with patrons, publishers, and authors; advertising and promotional material; reviews and articles. There are also photographs and radio scripts for the promotion of authors and books.

The bulk of the autographed correspondence was written by authors associated with the state of North Carolina or the American South. Other notable items in this collection include: promotional booklets for Carl Sandburg's Always the Young Stranger and Remembrance Rock; Peter Beagle's A Fine and Private Place (filed under Viking); Elizabeth Gray Vining's Country Life of Nippon; and Van Wycke Brook's Makers and Finders. There are also booklists for the White House Library dating from 1929 and copies of some National Book Awards speeches from the 1950s.

Collection Historical Note

The three Straughan sisters--Mattie, Alice, and Mabel--operated bookstores at various locations in Greensboro and High Point, North Carolina, from 1924 to 1960. They remained associated with the Greensboro store until 1962. Retail merchandising was an unusual career for women in the American South of the 1920s, but the Straughans were successful entrepreneurs: through the years they expanded their mail order business until they earned the title, "Booksellers to the South".

Administrative Information

Repository: Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives

Alternate Extent Statement: 16 boxes

Access Restrictions: Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions:

Copyright is retained by the creators of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information. Please see our Sensitive Materials Statement.

Acquisition Method: These records were in the library in 1972 and were recorded by Archives staff in 1975.

Preferred Citation: [Identification of item], Straughan's Book Shop Records, Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, NC, USA.

Processing Information: Processed by Archives staff.

Finding Aid Revision History: Series identified and hierarchical description created during finding aid revision, 2011.


Box and Folder Listing


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[Series 1: Correspondence],
[Series 2: Clippings],
[Series 3: Audio recording, photographs, and publications],
[All]

Series 1: CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
Series Arrangement: Correspondence folders are arranged as received, alphabetically according to subject or title and then chronologically within each folder.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Abingdon PressAdd to your cart.
Folder 2-3: AdvertisingAdd to your cart.
Includes some advertisements.
Folder 4: American Booksellers Association, Inc.Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Joan Walsh AnglundAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Reginald ArkellAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Ethel Stephens ArnettAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Harriette Simpson ArnowAdd to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: ArtAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Atheneum PublishersAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Authors (miscellaneous)Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Agnew BahnsonAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Richard BardolphAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Doris W. BettsAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Helen BevingtonAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: BibleAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Bible (new English Bible)Add to your cart.
Folder 10: John F. Blair, publisherAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: LeGette BlytheAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Books by North Carolina AuthorsAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Book ClubsAdd to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Book fairsAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Book listsAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Book weekAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: The Book of KellsAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Books and medicineAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Russell BrantleyAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: John Mason BrownAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Marion BrownAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Pearl S. BuckAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Mebane Holoman BurgwynAdd to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Juliana BusbeeAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Ruth and Latrobe CarollAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Bennett CerfAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Lenoir ChambersAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Richard ChaseAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Chicago TribuneAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Children's Book CouncilAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Children's book festivalsAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Children's booksAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Margaret L. CoitAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Elizabeth Boatwright CokerAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Columbia University PressAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: J. Gregory ConwayAdd to your cart.
Folder 14-16: Miscellaneous, 1930-1958Add to your cart.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Miscellaneous, 1959-1963, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Coward-McCann, Inc.Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Marjorie CraigAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Thomas Y. Crowell CompanyAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Crown PublishersAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Richard N. CurrentAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Jonathan DanielsAdd to your cart.
Folder 8-10: Burke DavisAdd to your cart.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Mary Gould DavisAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Dodd, Mead & CompanyAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Doubleday & CompanyAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Annis DuffAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Duke University PressAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: William S. DuttonAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: E.P. Dutton & CompanyAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Wilma DykemanAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: John EhleAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Encyclopaedia BritannicaAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: William FaulknerAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Inglis FletcherAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Ina ForbusAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Robert FrostAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Harry GoldenAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Jean GordonAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Paul GreenAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: Greensboro Daily NewsAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: Greensboro Library ClubAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: Greensboro, miscellaneousAdd to your cart.
Folder 21: Greensboro Public LibraryAdd to your cart.
Folder 22: Alonzo C. HallAdd to your cart.
Box 7Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Harcourt, Brace & Company PublishersAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: John HardenAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Harper & Brothers PublishersAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Bernice Kelly HarrisAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Archibald HendersonAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: O. HenryAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Heritage PrintersAdd to your cart.
Folder 8-9: Historical Book Club of North Carolina, 1948-1962Add to your cart.
Correspondence is regarding town meetings on books.
Folder 10: Historical Book Club of North CarolinaAdd to your cart.
Correspondence is regarding the book and author luncheon.
Box 8Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Rose Howell HolderAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Holiday HouseAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Holt, Rinehart & WinstonAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Horn BookAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Houghton Mifflin CompanyAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Bernadette HoyleAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Mabel Leigh HuntAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Elizabeth Vera IdolAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Gerald W. JohnsonAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Nellie Rowe JonesAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Weimar JonesAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Harnett KaneAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Virginia KirkusAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.Add to your cart.
Folder 15: John Knox PressAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: J. Gilmer KornerAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Alexander LakeAdd to your cart.
Box 9Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Edythe LathamAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Lois LenskiAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Abraham Lincoln BiographyAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: J.B. Lippincott PublishersAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Little, Brown & CompanyAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Longmans, Green & CompanyAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Robie MacauleyAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: MacMillan CompanyAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: John P. MarquandAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Catherine MarshallAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Bill and Bernard MartinAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: May Davies MartinetAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Carson McCullersAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: McGraw-Hill Book CompanyAdd to your cart.
Box 10Add to your cart.
Folder 1: McKay, Washburn & Luce PublisherAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Frederic MelcherAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Meredith Publishing CompanyAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: G. & C. Merriam CompanyAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Margaret MitchellAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Allen H. MooreAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Anne Carroll MooreAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: J. Floyd MooreAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Dave MorrahAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: William Morrow & CompanyAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: National Book AwardsAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: National Library WeekAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Thomas Nelson & SonsAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: New York Herald TribuneAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: New York TimesAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Louie D. NewtonAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Norcross, Inc.Add to your cart.
Folder 18: University of North Carolina PressAdd to your cart.
Box 11Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Norton & CompanyAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Oliver H. OrrAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Oxford University PressAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Frances Gray PattonAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: James Larkin PearsonAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Ovid W. PierceAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Platt & Munk CompanyAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Clarence PoeAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: William T. PolkAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Beatrix Potter artAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Prentice HallAdd to your cart.
Folder 12-13: Prizes and awardsAdd to your cart.
Includes Newberry Medal and Caldecott Medal.
Folder 14: Publishers, miscellaneousAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Publisher's WeeklyAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: G.P. Putnam's SonsAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Radio programsAdd to your cart.
Box 12Add to your cart.
Folder 1-2: Radio programsAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Rand McNallyAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Clarence RandallAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Random HouseAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Marjorie Kinnan RawlingsAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: John A. RedheadAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Religious Publishers GroupAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Fleming H. Revell CompanyAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: H.A. ReyAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Frank H. RichardsonAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Rinehart & CompanyAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Lettie Hamlet RogersAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Fred RossAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Margaret RowlettAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Robert RuarkAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Archibald RutledgeAdd to your cart.
Box 13Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Carl SandburgAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: The Saturday ReviewAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Charles Scribner's SonsAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Herbert F. SeawellAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Susie SharpAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Simon and SchusterAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Frank G. SlaughterAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Mary Martin SloopAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Betty SmithAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Walter SpearmanAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Jan Cox SpeasAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: State MagazineAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Thad StemAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: David StickAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Straughan SistersAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Straughan's Book ShopAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Straughan's High Point ShopAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: Straughan's Summit Center ShopAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: James StreetAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: Julia Montgomery StreetAdd to your cart.
Folder 21: Nellie Moon TaylorAdd to your cart.
Folder 22: Peter TaylorAdd to your cart.
Folder 23: Tryon PalaceAdd to your cart.
Folder 24: Tasha TudorAdd to your cart.
Folder 25: Raye Miller UnderwoodAdd to your cart.
Folder 26: Viking PressAdd to your cart.
Box 14Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Elizabeth Gray ViningAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Henry Z. Walck, Inc.Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Richard WalserAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Frederick Warne & CompanyAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Nell Wise WechterAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Manly Wade WellmanAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: The Westminster PressAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: White House LibraryAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Tom WickerAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Window displaysAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Margaret D. WinslowAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Winston-Salem JournalAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Thomas WolfeAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Woman's College FacultyAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Woman's College LibraryAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Womrath Bookshops and LibrariesAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: World Publishing CompanyAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: Richard K. YoungAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: Zondervan Publishing HouseAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: Other people of noteAdd to your cart.

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