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Von Tobel business records, 1916-1995

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The Von Tobel business records series dates from 1916 to 1995 and consists of daily operation ledgers and insurance information from the lumber company. Additionally, the series contains financial and human resource records, store newsletters, and internal memos from Edwards Von Tobel's Hardware Store No. 301 collected by store employee Marie Imus. The series also contains photographs of the first Edward Von Tobel Hardware Store, and photographs and ephemera related to the lumber and hardware store businesses. The series also contains information about Von Tobel's hardware store shutdown and take over by Builder's Emporium, as well as information about other competing hardware stores, such as Ole's and Ernst.




5.97 Cubic Feet (5 boxes, 2 oversized boxes, 1 flat file)
8.2 Linear Feet
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Collection Number: MS-00589
Collection Name: Von Tobel Family Papers
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