MsC 207

  Manuscript Register


Collection Dates: 1910 -- 1930
.25 linear ft.

This document describes a collection of materials held by the
Special Collections Department
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1420
Phone: 319-335-5921
Fax: 319-335-5900

Posted to Internet: February 1998

Acquisition Note: The Willard Fur Company donated its records to the University of Iowa Libraries in 1959.

Access and Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Digital Surrogates: Except where indicated, this document describes but does not reproduce the actual text, images and objects which make up this collection. Materials are available only in the Special Collections Department.

Copyright:  Please read The University of Iowa Libraries' statement on "Property Rights, Copyright Law, and Permissions to Use Unpublished Materials"

Use of Collections:  The University of Iowa Libraries supports access to the materials, published and unpublished, in its collections. Nonetheless, access to some items may be restricted by their fragile condition or by contractual agreement with donors, and it may not be possible at all times to provide appropriate machinery for reading, viewing or accessing non-paper-based materials. Please read our Use of Manuscripts Statement.

Organizational History

H. Willard, Son & Company was a fur clothier firm which operated out of Marshalltown, Iowa. It was founded in 1864.

Scope and Contents

The records of the Willard Fur Company document thirty years of the company's history. The financial situation is shown with daily cash receipts, sales records, and balance sheets, while inventory lists, custom orders, and catalogs describe their products. These records were given to the University of Iowa Libraries in 1959 by W.B. Hull. They are open for research and information on the literary rights is available in the repository.

Box 1

Analysis of custom orders, 1910 -- 1921

Balance sheets, 1911 -- 1930

Daily cash receipts, 1910 -- 1920

Financial statements, 1910 -- 1915

Gross sales records, 1917 -- 1926

Inventory, 1916

Millinery department, 1916 -- 1921

Miscellaneous accounting records, 1910 -- 1930

Origin of custom orders, 1910 -- 1923

Report, April 27, 1916

Willard's "Wear Best" furs -- Catalog, 1919 -- 1920

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