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Brockmann Bookstore Records, 1916-1922

 Collection — Box: 1, Object: Scrapbook
Identifier: MS-2019-005

Content Description

The Brockmann Bookstore Records, 1916-1922 contains one scrapbook with correspondence, advertisements, newspaper clippings, requisition requests, and photographs. Materials are dated 1916-1922.

Dates

  • 1916 - 1922

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 for any collection belonging to the Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room must be obtained by Library staff.

Biographical / Historical

“The Book Shop,” opened in Charlotte in 1915, and was owned and operated by the Brockmann & Legerton Company. Herbert Victor Brockmann (1892-1949), was the manager of the store. Two years later, Herbert and his brothers, Charles Raven Brockmann (1889-1970), took over interest in the store as Brockmann and Company. Together, they owned and operated the Brockmann Bookstore from 1917-1928, when the store closed. The bookstore was located at 210 South Tryon Street. Following the closure of the store, Brockmann accepted a position as the advertising manager of the H.W. Wilson Company in New York. He later went on to become the assistant director of the Mecklenburg County Public Library from 1943 to 1959. He wrote several books during this time, including The Hornets’ Nest, the Story of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, which he co-wrote with LeGette Blythe.

Extent

1.25 Linear Feet (1 flat case)

0.5 Cubic Feet (1 flat case)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

“The Book Shop,” opened in Charlotte in 1915, and was owned and operated by the Brockmann and Legerton Company. Herbert Victor Brockmann (1892-1949), was the manager of the store. Two years later, Herbert and his brother, Charles Raven Brockmann (1889-1970), took over interest in the store as Brockmann and Company. Together, they owned and operated the Brockmann Bookstore from 1917-1928, when the store closed. There is one scrapbook in this collection that features correspondence, advertisements, newspaper clippings, requisition requests, and photographs. Materials are dated 1916-1922.

Arrangement

There is one scrapbook in this collection, arranged by the donor.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was donated to the Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room by Charles Raven Brockmann in March 1964.

Related Materials

Brockmann, Charles Raven. Adams, Caruthers, Clancy, Neely, and Townsend Descendants; Composing the Adams, Legerton, Wakefield, Brockmann, and Other Twentieth Century Families of the Carolinas. Charlotte, NC: [s.l], 1950. (CALL NUMBER: NCR 929.3756 B864a).

Brockmann, Charles Raven. Brockman—Raven—Zucker Biographical Genealogy. Charlotte, NC: [s.n.], 1966. (CALL NUMBER: 929.2 B8644 B86br)

Brockmann Family. (CALL NUMBER: NCR VERTICAL FILES)

Charles R. Brockmann. (CALL NUMBER: NCR VERTICAL FILES)

Physical Description

Materials are in good condition. Preservation concerns include dried out adhesives and degradation of materials.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of this collection was completed by Hannah Cox in 2014.
Title
Brockmann Bookstore Records, 1916-1922
Status
Completed
Date
2014-11
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

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

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