01/BA.0025 Guide to the C.R. Fowler Hardware Company Records Fowler, C.R.

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Guide to the C.R. Fowler Hardware Company Records 1920/1972 Manuscripts Overview of the Collection C.R. Fowler Hardware Company Records 1920-1972 01/BA.0025 7.00 Manuscripts Collection of materials concerning the C.R. Fowler Hardware Company in Krum, Texas. Material consists of correspondence, clippings, financial documents, and ledgers. Administrative History:

C.R. Fowler Hardware Company was opened on January 13, 1913 as Fowler Implement Store. The business was established in a new brick building near the corner of McCart and First Streets, Krum, Texas. The store was founded by Clarence R. “CR” Fowler (1889-1972), who had moved to Krum from Denton, Texas, the previous year. Fowler’s sold everything “hardware” that the community might need, including stoves and buggies, as well as nuts, bolts, and tools. During the Great Depression, C.R. would trade farm machinery for oats from cash-strapped farmers. He ran the store for almost 60 years, and was succeeded by his son Francis “Pin” Fowler, who was also the first mayor of Krum.

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Detailed List of Contents id71010 1 307423 id71011 2 307424 id71012 3 307425 id71013 4 307426 id71014 5 307427 id71015 6 307428 id90183 1a Multiple Collections 1931-1932 652497 Scope and Contents

This box contains financial documents from 1931-1932 and also contains advertisements and receipts from the Evers Hardware Store Collection.

id91829 7 Ledgers 1924-1972 652486 Scope and Contents

Financial Document - 1924-1929; 1967-1970; 1971-1972 Fowler Hardware Ledger - 1964-1966; 1967-1969

id91831 8 Ledgers 1932-1954 60426 Scope and Contents

Financial Document Ledger: 1932-1936; 1954-1956

id135082 1720 Oversize Materials 706482 Scope and Contents

NOTE: This material is housed in the Special Collections Department and it is shelved in flat storage (oversize) under the C.R. Fowler Hardware Company Records with a Collection Number of BA.25. This box contains materials from the Alvin Mansfield Owsley Collection, the Denton Association for a Liberal Press, and the Ruth Roach Salmon Collection.