01/BA.29 Guide to the Duke and Ayres Company Records Duke and Ayres Company Records Finding Aid Authors: Jaime Janda.

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2013-10-12
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Guide to the Duke and Ayres Company Records Manuscripts Overview of the Collection Duke and Ayres Company Records 01/BA.29 Duke and Ayres Company 22.00 English Manuscripts Administrative Information Acquisition Information:

Gift

Accruals:

83-017; 84-006

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Duke and Ayres Company Records, University of North Texas Special Collections

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Detailed List of Contents id86901 id55579 1 Scrapbook; Minute Books and Items 60621 id55581 2 Financial Records 60622 id55583 3 Financial Records 60623 id55584 4 Financial Records 60624 id55586 5 Financial Records; Promisory Notes 60625 id55588 6 Promisory Notes; Insurance Contracts 60626 id55590 7 Young Street Property; Stock Records 60627 id55592 8 Stock Certificates; Employee Applications 60628 id55594 9 Employee Applications; Printed Material: Scrapbooks 60629 id55603 10 Printed Material: Scrapbooks 60630 id55604 11 Printed Material 60631 id55605 12 H.Z. Duke; Luther Hodge; Floyd Specht; Stores 60632 id55606 13 Ledger; Clippings; Photographs; Store and Supervisor Lists; Tax Information 60633 Restricted

Selected items in this collection are restricted. Please contact the UNT Archives for more information.

id55607 14 General Journals 1949-1953; 1955-1958 60634 id55608 15 General Journals 1958-1970 60635 id55609 16 Sales 1958-1978 60636 id55610 17 Sales; Minute Books; Inquiries; Sales and Salaries; Cash Received 1977-1999; 1907-1923; 1979-1980; 1961-1981; 1945-1958 60637 id55612 18 Cash Received; Store Expenses 1958-1970; 1954-1959 60638 id55615 19 Stock Certificates 1918-1968 60639 Scope and Contents

Contains bank certificates, stubs, and voided certificates.

id55619 20 Stock Certificates 1918-1968 60640 Scope and Contents

Contains bank certificates, stubs, and voided certificates.

id62990 21 Oversized Records 60936 id65564 22 11 Ledgers 94050 id135064 2064-2065 Photo Prints, Oversize 706616 id194378 2064-2065 1 Band Plays in Front of a Duke and Ayres Store undated id194379 2064-2065 2 Weatherford, Texas Store undated Scope and Contents

"Old store just before moving" is on the back of the print.

id194380 2064-2065 3 Groves, Texas Store undated Scope and Contents

Part of Keth Hardware is visible in the image.

id194381 2064-2065 4 Athens, Texas Storefront circa 1950s Scope and Contents

Two women look at the display in the store's window.

id194382 2064-2065 5 Marlin, Texas Store in Snow undated Scope and Contents

Five women pose in front of the store as snow falls.

id194383 2064-2065 6 Honey Grove, Texas Store undated Scope and Contents

The image is of the store of night.

id194384 2064-2065 7 House undated id194385 2064-2065 8 Vernon Webb Tatum 1951/11/28 Scope and Contents

Vernon Tatum is seen at three and a half days old.

id194386 2064-2065 9 Five Men undated Scope and Contents

H. Z. Duke is the second man from the right. The other men are unidentified.

id194387 2064-2065 10 Beeville, Texas Store undated Scope and Contents

Four cars are parked in front of the store.

id194388 2064-2065 11 Jacksonville, Texas Store undated id194389 2064-2065 12 Doll Window at the Victoria, Texas Store 1955/11/22 id194390 2064-2065 13 San Marcos, Texas Store 1969 Scope and Contents

A view of the corner and side wall of the store.

id194391 2064-2065 14 San Marcos, Texas Store 1969 Scope and Contents

A view of the corner and side wall of the store.

id194392 2064-2065 15 San Marcos, Texas Store 1969 Scope and Contents

A view of the side of the store.

id194393 2064-2065 16 San Marcos, Texas Store 1969 Scope and Contents

A view of the front and part of the side of the store.

id194394 2064-2065 17 San Marcos, Texas 1969 Scope and Contents

The front of the store and part of Woods Jewelry can be seen in this image.

id194395 2064-2065 18 San Marcos, Texas Store 1969 Scope and Contents

This image shows the front of the store.

id194396 2064-2065 19 Beeville, Texas Store 1967 Scope and Contents

An image of the inside of the store showing the cash register area.

id194398 2064-2065 20 Cleburne, Texas Store Ribbon Cutting 1966 Scope and Contents

The people in the print are, left to right, E. D. Mikel, Duke Bennett (mayor), J. L. Pike, Sidney Carruth (store manager), and Floyd Specht.

id194400 2064-2065 21 Honey Grove, Texas Store Opening undated Scope and Contents

Two women and twelve men pose inside the store. Individuals identified include: on the front row: Floyd P. Specht, Jr (fourth from left), Mr. Jones (8th from left), Rickard (3rd from left); on the back row: E. D. Mikel (3rd from left); and Winstead ( 2nd from left). The photograph was taken by Bonham Photo Studio of Bonham, Texas.

id194410 2064-2065 22 Duke and Ayres Building undated Scope and Contents

This structure is at 8401 Chancellor Row.

id194412 2064-2065 23 Honey Grove, Texas Store undated Scope and Contents

The image was taken inside the store and shows 18 women and 14 men standing behind the cosmetics counter.

id194417 2064-2065 24 Longview, Texas Store 1939/06 Scope and Contents

Image of the display windows and front door of the store.

id194419 2064-2065 25 Longview, Texas Store 1939/06 Scope and Contents

A view of the front of the store.

id194424 2064-2065 26 Taylor, Texas Store 1933/05 Scope and Contents

The photo is of the door and display windows of the store. The photographer can be seen in the mirror on a pillar in front of the store.

id194425 2064-2065 27 Ranger, Texas Store 1950 Scope and Contents

An image of the Christmas window display of the store in Ranger, Texas.

id194426 2064-2065 28 Corsicana, Texas 1947/11 Scope and Contents

An image of the interior of the store showing one man and six female employees.

id194429 2064-2065 29 Terrell, Texas Store 1975 Scope and Contents

A view of the exterior of the store.

id194430 2064-2065 30 Ardmore, Oklahoma Store 1948/12/01 Scope and Contents

An image of the interior of the store with the manager and nine female employees.

id194432 2064-2065 31 Idabel, Oklahoma Store 1954/08/01 Scope and Contents

An image of the display windows of the store shows red wagons, lamps, pictures, with footballs and basketballs hanging from the top of the display space.

id194433 2064-2065 32 Idabel, Oklahoma Store 1951 Scope and Contents

The exterior of the store is seen at night.

id194437 2064-2065 33 Longview, Texas Store 1947/11 Scope and Contents

Floyd Specht poses with seven female employees.

id194440 2064-2065 34 Seguin, Texas Store undated Scope and Contents

An image of the display window of the store with a "Sew and Save" theme.

id194442 2064-2065 35 Waxahachie, Texas Store 1947/05/31 Scope and Contents

This print shows a display withdow devoted to greeting cards.

id194459 2064-2065 36 Terrell, Texas Store 1949/07/01 Scope and Contents

The print shows a neon sign being erected over the store.

id194461 2064-2065 37 Jacksonville, Texas Store 1967 Scope and Contents

A view of the exterior of the store.

id194464 2064-2065 38 Clarksville, Texas Store 1945/01/26 Scope and Contents

The interior of the store during its opening. Four men stand in the aisles.

id194467 2064-2065 39 Wharton, Texas Store 1947/10 Scope and Contents

A display of dolls inside the store is seen in this print.

id194472 2064-2065 40 Mineral Wells, Texas Store 1946/08 Scope and Contents

The image shows the interior of the Mineral Wells store when air conditioning was installed. The image shows the pressed tin ceiling, rugs, lamp shades, dolls, and glassware.

id194473 2064-2065 41 Cameron, Texas Store undated Scope and Contents

Early 1900's image of managers and the female employees posing in front of the Cameron, Texas store. There are three men and twelve women in the image.

id194475 2064-2065 42 Store Front at Night 1939/08/01 Scope and Contents

The image was taken by Howse and Son of Commerce, Texas.

id194476 2064-2065 43 Gonzales, Texas Store 1955/02 Scope and Contents

The staff pose inside the store. There are two men and seven women in the image.

id194477 2064-2065 44 Idabel, Oklahoma Store undated Scope and Contents

The print shows the interior of the store. A boy looks up at the photographer while the adults in the store shop without noticing the photographer.

id194478 2064-2065 45 Idabel, Oklahoma Store undated Scope and Contents

An image of the exterior of the store.

id194485 2064-2065 46 Seguin, Texas Store with Parade Float undated Scope and Contents

A parade float, sponsored by Duke and Ayres, passes in front of the store. Six women ride on the float. Men sit of the roof of the Duke and Ayres store to watch to parade. People line the sidewalk to watch the parade. Another store sign visible in the print is "Singer."

id194486 2064-2065 47 Brownwood, Texas Store 1973/02/19 Scope and Contents

An image of the exterior of the store with cars parked in front of it.

id86902 Rolled Items id86903 1 Map Box 624083 id86904 1 1 Floor Plans: Andreas, Texas Store Section B3 5000611551 id86905 1 2 Floor Plans: Brownwood, Texas Store Section B3 1973 5000611552 id86906 1 3 Floor Plans: Dallas, Texas Store Section B3 5000611553 id86907 1 4 North Newsome Street, Mineda, Texas Section B2 5000611554 id86908 1 5 Jefferson Avenue, Mount Pleasant, Texas Section B2 1977 5000611555 id86909 1 6 Parker Plaza Shopping Center, Weatherford, Texas Section B2 1973 5000611556 id87774 Artifacts id87775 102241 Cash Register 5001109767 id87776 102242 Trunk 5001109766 id87777 102250 Two Glass Vases 628212 id89302 102243 Safe 5001109765 id89303 102245 Framed Clipping 5001109769 id108089 102248 String Dispenser and Telephone 663154 id108090 102250a Two Glass Vases 663140 id108308 102308 Lamp 663172 Scope and Contents

This box also contains a covered wagon from the University Artifact Collection.

id108309 102244 Kite 5001932817 id108542 102246 Photograph 663207 id108699 102249 Adding Machine 663214 Scope and Contents

Black metal adding machine, "R.C. Allen's Business Machines."