Sibley Lindsay and Curr Company Papers

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Sibley, Lindsay and Curr Company papers
Creator: Sibley, Lindsay and Curr Co.
Call Number: BB.S56
Dates: 1868-1957
Physical Description: 10 Volumes, 1 box, 1 package
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Table of Contents:

Biographical/Historical Note
Scope and Content
Subject(s)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Access
Use
Citation
Content List
Series I: Account books and financial material
Series II: Promotional material and ephemera
Collection Overview
Title: Sibley, Lindsay and Curr Company papers
Creator: Sibley, Lindsay and Curr Co.
Call Number: BB.S56
Dates: 1868-1957
Physical Description: 10 Volumes, 1 box, 1 package
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Biographical/Historical Note
Sibley, Lindsay and Curr was Rochester, New York's oldest and largest department store. Founded in 1868, it was locally owned until becoming a part of Associated Dry Goods Corporation in 1957.

Scope and Content
The Papers include ten volumes of accounts, etc., giving an overview of approximately the first seventy-five years of the company. Also included are photographs of the disastrous fire of 1904, several pieces related to the company's finances in the 1950's, and several issues of the employees' paper Tower Talk for 1952-53 containing articles relating to the history of the company.

The account books include figures for transfer balances, cash balances, merchandise, salaries, cartage, express and freight, interest, profit and loss, advertising, rent, insurance and taxes, light and heat, and various monthly accounts. Also included are accounts for various persons connected with the firm, including R. A. Sibley, A. M. Lindsay, John Curr, Robert Liddle, Thomas Johnson, A. J. Townson, and Thomas Ryder.

Subject(s):
New York (State)--Rochester
Department stores
Account books
Photographs
Sibley, Lindsay and Curr Co.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Received from Mr. William Lee, President of Sibley, Lindsay & Curr Company, April 1971. Twenty-one of the photographs were transferred to the collection from the Department's local history file. Additional materials were donated in 1981. The treasure ship gamepirate ship was purchased at the Rochester Antiquarian Book Sale in 2012.Access
The Sibley, Lindsay and Curr Company papers is open for research use. Researchers are advised to contact Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation prior to visiting. Upon arrival, researchers will also be asked to fill out a registration form and provide photo identification.Use
Reproductions are made upon request but can be subject to restrictions. Permission to publish materials from the collection must currently be requested. Please note that some materials may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the researcher's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections. For more information contact rarebks@library.rochester.eduCitation
[Item title, item date], Sibley, Lindsay and Curr Company papers, BB.S56, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
Administrative Information
Author: Finding aid prepared by Rare Books and Special Collections staff
Publisher: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
Address:
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Content List
Series I: Account books and financial material
Volume 1[Private ledger no. 1], June 1, 1882-January 1, 1897
Ledger lacks label

Volume 2Private ledger no. 2, 1897 S.L.
Volume 3Private ledger no. 3, 1923 S.L.
Volume 4Private journal no. 2, 1897 S.L.
Volume 5Private journal no. 3, 1916 S.L.
Volume 6Cash A S.L.
Volume 7[Cash book], November 9, 1870-October 30, 1880
Daily summary of receipts and payments

Volume 8[Record of employees], 1868-1871
Beginning and termination dates and salaries; reasons for dismissal. Also some weekly salary lists
Ledger lacks label

Volume 9Private ledger, November 28, 1873-1879
Individual payroll payments by week

Volume 10Sales and expenses S.L.
Box 1, Folder 1aAnnual reports, 1952-1957
Box 1, Folder 2Financial material, 1950's
Series II: Promotional material and ephemera
Box 1, Folder 1Brek building material
Box 1, Folder 3Tower talk, 1952, 1965
Box 1, Folder 4Newspaper advertisement, circa 1904
Box 1, Folder 5Newspaper clippings, 1969
Box 1, Folder 6"The department store" Upstate, February 15, 1976
Box 1, Folder 7-8"Sibley Lindsay Currier", August 1984-1985, March 1986-May 1989
Box 1, Folder 9Promotional material
Box 1, Folder 9aFrank W. Stedwell ephemera related to time as Traveling Salesman
Box 1, Folder 10Photographs
Box 1, Folder 11Ribbon: "Rochester Industrial Exposition, October 11-23, 1909"
White silk. Machine sewing depicts birds eye view of the Sibley, Lindsay and Curr Company's enlarged store and the convention hall.

Box 1, Folder 12Invitation
Box 1, Folder 13Treasure ship game, 1927
Package 1One photograph of Sibley Building before fire; twenty-one photographs of fire and aftermath, 1904
Duplicate copy of the booklet containing 12 of the photographs.



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