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Joseph Benjamin Ivey's "Home News" Newsletters, 1925-1963

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-2022-017

Content Description

This collection contains newsletters primarily written by Joseph Benjamin Ivey (1864-1958), the founder of Ivey's Department Store in Charlotte. Other authors include his son, George Melvin Ivey (1896-1968), Ella Ivey Litaker, Mary Clare Ivey, and Helen Carter, among others. J.B. Ivey authored letters dated 1925-1958, and George M. Ivey authored letters 1958-1963, unless otherwise noted. Topics heavily touched on include Ivey Family news, neighbors, church, business, and travels. Letters are in good condition, dated 1925-1963, and arranged chronologically.


  • 1925 - 1963

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to the public without restriction. The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to duplicate or publish material from this collection must be obtained from the Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library.


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Language of Materials



Joseph Benjamin Ivey (1864-1958) founded Ivey's along with his brother, George Ivey, and Reverend J.A. Bowles in 1900. Their first store was located on the 200 block of N. Tryon Street. Ivey's was a popular department store in Charlotte, North Carolina until it was sold to the Chicago-based Marshall Field department stores in 1980. This collection contains newsletters written by J.B. and George M. Ivey dated 1925-1963 on topics such as family, neighbors, church, business, and travels. Materials are in good condition and arranged in chronological order.


Materials are arranged in chronological order.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was donated to the Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room by Ben Ivey Jackson, Jr. in May 2006.

Condition Description

Materials are in good condition.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of this collection was completed by an unknown volunteer.

Joseph Benjamin Ivey's "Home News" Newsletters, 1925-1963
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Repository Details

Part of the Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Repository

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library-Main
310 N. Tryon Street
Charlotte NC 28202 USA