01/AR0157 Guide to the Evers Hardware Store Records Evers Hardware Store

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Guide to the Evers Hardware Store Records University of North Texas Special Collections Overview of the Collection Evers Hardware Store Records 1894-1938 01/AR0157 Evers Hardware. 6.00 University of North Texas Special Collections
University of North Texas, Willis Library 1155 Union Circle # 305190 Denton, TX, URL: https://library.unt.edu/special-collections/
Records of the Evers Hardware Store in Denton, Texas.
Administrative History:

Evers Hardware was founded in Denton, Texas in 1885 by brothers Robert Henry and Adolph Frederick Evers. They purchased Fritzlen Hardware, renamed it Evers Hardware. It formally opened on December 14, 1885, and until 2001 it served Denton and Denton County residents as the source for the best and most important variety of hardware needs. At the time of closure, it was the oldest continually operating business on the Denton Square. The store was located at 109 West Hickory Street from its founding until it closed, except for a two-year period. When they moved back, the original wooden building was replaced with a brick building. The store was famous for its inventory, everything from stoves and barbed wire to buggies and tractors. The store was one of the first in Denton to sell radios, supplies, and instruction books in the 1920s, and advertised them by playing one from an upstairs window for shoppers walking by. The brothers founded the Denton Water, Light and Power Company in 1892, and residents would pay their bills at the hardware store. After the death of Robert Henry and Adolph Frederick, the store was owned and run by Robert’s children. William, the oldest son worked until his 1960s retirement. Dolph Jr., the youngest son, took over until 1970. After that, Dolph Jr.’s nephew Bob Tripp managed the store until it closed.

Access Terms

This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Geographic Name: Denton (Tex.) Topical Term: Denton County (Tex.)--History
Administrative Information Accruals:

83-023, 84-014

Conditions Governing Use:

Reproduction and publication of materials in this collection are subject to the policies of the UNT Special Collections department. Copyright restrictions may apply.

Conditions Governing Access:

This collection is not restricted.

Preferred Citation:

Evers Hardware Store Records, University of North Texas Special Collections

Physical Characteristics or Technical Requirements:

This collection is stored off-site and requires a minimum of 24 hours notice prior to use.

Arrangement of Materials:

The items in this collection are arranged by type of record in chronological order.

Scope and Contents

This collection contains records of the store's ledgers such as the Daily Statement of Business, Cash Registers, Cash Ledgers, Ledger of Payment, Daily Cash Journal, and Daily Cash Book, as well as advertisements, receipts, and financial documents from the C.R. Fowler Hardware Company.

Detailed List of Contents id85860 1 Oversized Box 624169 id87236 2 9 Ledgers 628185 Scope and Contents

Three Indexes to Ledgers; Daily Statement of Business: Cash Register; Cash Ledger, 1911-1913; Cash Ledger 1913-1916; Cash Ledger, 1916-1919; Cash Ledger 1919-1922; Cash Ledger 1929-1932; Cash Ledger, 1932-1936; and Ledger #2.

id87238 3 5 Ledgers 628186 Scope and Contents

Ledger of Payment, 1902-1906; Cash Ledger, 1899-1905; Daily Cash Journal, 1897-1902; Daily Cash Journal, 1906-1911; Daily Cash Book (Fragile).

id87239 4 5 Ledgers 628187 Scope and Contents

Cash Book, 1929-1927; Payment Ledger, 1894-1896; Cash Ledger, 1922-1925; Cash Ledger, 1925-1928; Cash Ledger, 1936-1938.

id90184 1a Multiple Collections 652497 Scope and Contents

Contains advertisements and receipts as well as financial documents from the C.R. Fowler Hardware Company.