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The Camera Shop Records

 Collection
Identifier: SC-MS-293

Scope and Contents

This collection contains records from The Camera Shop, a business that operated at Front and Grace Street in Wilmington, N.C. for seventy-two years. Materials include personal, business, and supply correspondence, customer and supplier invoices, advertising correspondence and invoices, job applications, property paperwork, and mail solicitations from 1942-1957. Of note in this collection is correspondence between The Camera Shop and suppliers during World War II, at which time The Camera Shop was denied camera and film supplies because of wartime restrictions and regulations.

Dates

  • 1942-1957

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research use.

Copyright Statement

Copyright 2020 University of North Carolina at Wilmington, all rights reserved (subject to exceptions). Certain items in this collections were conveyed to UNCW without the accompanying copyright. Where the donor did not convey copyright to UNCW, copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Extent

0.21 Linear Feet (Contains 1 document box.)

Language

English

Arrangement

The Camera Shop Records are arranged by topic. Within topics, the documents are arranged chronologically.

Acquisition Information

This collection was purchased from McAllister and Solomon Used and Rare Books. Date of acquisition unknown.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Darby Freeman in January 2020.
Title
The Camera Shop Records
Status
Completed
Author
Darby Freeman
Date
2020 January 23
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Randall Library Special Collections Repository

Contact:

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