Collections: 
0-9 | A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z

Strater Brothers Tobacco Company records, 1891

Part of Strater Brothers Tobacco Company records

details | guide | text
76M17 Strater Brothers Tobacco Company records, 1891-1920 76M17 Finding aid prepared by Megan Mummey University of Kentucky Special Collections Special Collections Margaret I. King Building, North Lexington, KY, 40506-0039 (859) 257-8611 SCLREF@LSV.UKY.EDU 2012 March 20 This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2012-11-05T10:13-0500 Description is in English. Describing Archives: A Content Standard Strater Brothers Tobacco Company records 76M17 University of Kentucky Special Collections 2.48 Cubic feet 7 boxes 1891-1920 Housed with multiple collections. Strater Brothers Tobacco Company. Conditions Governing Access note Collection is open to researchers by appointment. Conditions Governing Use note The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections. Preferred Citation note 76M17: [identification of item], Strater Brothers Tobacco Company records, 1891-1920, University of Kentucky Special Collections. Biographical note The Strater Brothers Tobacco Company of Louisville manufactured several popular brands of chewing and smoking tobacco. The Burley Tobacco Company purchased Strater Brothers in 1912. Following the purchase, the company became known as the Strater Brothers branch of the Burley Tobacco Company. Related Archival Materials note 47M62, Burley Tobacco Company records, 1904-1923, University of Kentucky Special Collections. Scope and Contents note The Strater Brothers Tobacco Company records comprise correspondence, contracts, trademark certificates, insurance policies, tax returns, account books, check stubs, deposit slips, vouchers, and bank statements, relating to the company's operations as an independent entity and as a branch of the Burley Tobacco Company. The records reflect the company's relationships with suppliers and distributors; the Burley Tobacco Company; the United States government, the Kentucky state government, and the City of Louisville; and trade associations such as the Trade Mark Association of Plug Tobacco Manufacturers. The collection is organized into eight series: Assorted files, Burley Tobacco Co. files, Classified business files, Employment records, Financial records, Government files,Insurance files, and Trademark records. Arrangement note Organized into series by filing structure: Assorted files, Burley Tobacco Co. files, Classified business files, Employment records, Financial records, Government files,Insurance files, and Trademark records. American Can Company. Banner Transfer Company. Burley Tobacco Company. H. L. Boatwright and Company. J.B. Speed and Company. J.W. Teasdale and Company. Kentucky and Virginia Leaf Tobacco Company. Trade Mark Association of Plug Tobacco Manufacturers. Business records--Kentucky. Louisville (Ky.)--History. Tobacco industry--Kentucky. Tobacco industry. Assorted files I 1915-1916 Scope and Contents note The Assorted files series includes tobacco stamps, alcohol stamps, advertisements, and empty envelopes. Additionally, the series contains instructions and combinations for the Strater Brothers Tobacco Company's safes. Tobacco advertisements 7 3 undated Tobacco stamps 7 4 1915-1916 Alcohol stamps 7 5 undated Empty envelopes 7 6 undated Safe instructions and combinations 7 7 undated Burley Tobacco Co. files II 1914-1919 Scope and Contents note The Burley Tobacco Co. files series consists of correspondence and legal documents, which illuminate the business connections between the Burley Tobacco Co. and Strater Brothers Tobacco Co. Correspondence 3 4 1914-1919 Bills and receipts 3 5 1919 Classified business files III 1906-1919 Scope and Contents note The Classified business files series consists of business correspondence, bills, receipts, and contracts, which document the Strater Brothers' interactions with various companies. The series is arranged alphabetically by company. Some of the notable companies represented in the business files are: American Can Company, Banner Transfer Company, H. L. Boatwright and Company, Kentucky and Virginia Leaf Tobacco Company, J. B. Speed and Company, and J. W. Teasdale and Company. A 2 1 1907 B 2 2 1913-1919 C 2 3 1913-1919 D-E 2 4 1913-1919 F 2 5 1911-1919 G-H 2 6 1911-1919 I-K 2 7 1912-1919 L-P 3 1 1906-1919 R-T 3 2 1912-1919 U-Z 3 3 1912-1918 Employment records IV 1912-1914 Scope and Contents note The Employment records series includes several employment contracts and lists of workers. 4 14 1912, undated Employee contracts 4 15 1912, 1914 Financial records V 1906-1919 Scope and Contents note The Financial records series forms the bulk of the collection and comprises account books, bank statements, check stubs, deposit slips, and vouchers. These records document the financial health of the company and include profit estimates, documentation of expenses, and ordering information. General i 1906-1919 Expense accounts 4 16 1913-1919 Ordering 4 17 1906-1916 Tobacco purchases 4 18 1919 Assets, profits, sales, and expenses 4 19 1913-1919 Daily shipping list showing pounds by brands and total shipments by months 1 4 1907 January 1 - 1911 December 31 Financial calculations 7 2 undated Account books ii 1912-1918 4 20 1912 5 1 1916 5 2 1916-1918 Bank statements iii 1916-1919 5 3 1916 5 4-5 1917 5 6-7 1918 5 8 1919 Check stubs iv 1911-1916 6 1 1911 6 2 1916 Deposit slips v 1918-1919 6 3 1918 - 1919 March 6 4 April 1919 6 5 May 1919 6 6 June 1919 6 7 July 1919 6 8 August 1919 Vouchers vi 1917-1919 6 9-10 1917 6 11-12 1918 7 1 1919 Government files VI 1904-1920 Scope and Contents note The Government files series consists of tax documents and inventories indicating the extent of government involvement in the tobacco industry during the early 20th century. Bureau of the Census, Department of Commerce i 4 3 1912-1919 United States Internal Revenue Service ii 1911-1920 Correspondence 4 4 1915-1916 Tobacco manufacturer's monthly return 4 5 1918-1919 Return and inventory 4 6 1917-1919 Tobacco manufacturer's bond 4 7 1911-1919 Record of leaf tobacco purchased 4 8 1919 Certificates of registry 4 9 1913-1920 Blank forms 4 10 undated United States Department of Labor iii 4 11 1916-1919 State of Kentucky agencies iv 4 12 1915-1916 City of Louisville v 4 13 1904-1919 Insurance files VII 1910-1919 Scope and Contents note The Insurance files series contains the Strater Brothers Tobacco Company's insurance policies and correspondence. 4 1 1910-1913 Insurance record 4 2 1919 Trademark records VIII 1891-1913 Scope and Contents note The Trademark records series includes correspondence and certificates. The series illustrates the relationship between independent tobacco companies and trade associations such as the Trade Mark Association of Plug Tobacco Manufacturers. 3 6 1891-1893 3 7 1893-1896 3 8 1897-1898 3 9 1900-1912 3 10 1913

Hosted by the University of Kentucky

Contact us: kdl-help@kdl.kyvl.org

Contributors: