McClurkan's General Merchandise Store Records, 1907-1983Add to your cart.

Collection Overview

Title: McClurkan's General Merchandise Store Records, 1907-1983Add to your cart.
Predominant Dates: 1930s-1940s
ID: 01/ AR0241
Extent: 2.0 Boxes
Arrangement: Items are arranged by type of material.
Date Acquired: 00/00/1983. More info below under Accruals.


The records of the McClurkan's General Merchandise Store in Wichita Falls, TX.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection contains photographs and correspondence from McClurkan's General Merchandise Store in Wichita Falls, Texas. Also includes a large scrapbook that has various newspaper clippings, advertisements, letters, etc. related to the store.

Collection Historical Note

The McClurkan's General Merchandise Store in Wichita Falls, TX opened in 1907. Donor Ikard Smith's father opened and managed this location. Smith would later become president and senior chairman of the board. They remained there until McClurkan's merger with the Dunlap Company of Fort Worth in 1982, when the store was renamed Dunlaps. In 2007, the Dunlap Company closed all its stores.

Access Information

Access Restrictions:

This collection is not restricted.

Use Restrictions:

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

Physical Access Note:

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

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Administrative Information

Repository: Manuscripts
Accruals: 83-026; 85-008
Acquisition Source: Ikard Smith and Floyd Jenkins
Acquisition Method: Gift
Related Materials: Evers Hardware Store Records
Preferred Citation: McClurkan's General Merchandise Store Records, University of North Texas Special Collections
Finding Aid Revision History: 2-19-2018 by Nicole Yatsonsky - added scrapbook information and collection historical note


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  • Box 2: Scrapbook, 1920s-1940sAdd to your cart. Request Reading Room Access

    Includes newspaper clippings from 1947 that were separate from the scrapbook
    Barcode: 708004

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