John Rummel & Company records
Scope and Contents of the Records
John Rummel & Company, Inc. was a general store in Sebewaing, Michigan. These records give fairly good insight into the financial operations of a small town general store, which operated mainly on credit in times of prosperity and depression. The volumes include: Cash Books (1912-1938), Journals (1905-1937), Ledgers (1909-1938), Order Books (1912-1918), Purchase Journals (1912-1938), and Work Sheets (1919-1933). The folders contain advertising copy (1916-1937), correspondence regarding rationing rules in World War I, and correspondence, inventory, affidavits and market information concerning the processing and floor tax which was imposed and later declared unconstitutional during the 1930s.
Note: After March 31, 1919, the format of the Purchase Journal changes to a running total of charge and cash sales from April 1, 1919 to April 30, 1924. In volume 27, after the regular Journal entries, is a commercial Journal for January 5, 1911 - August 1912. Volume 28 resumes the regular journal where it left off.
- 1905 - 1938
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.
0.33 Cubic Feet (, 73 volumes on shelf)
Language of Materials
Gift of John Rummel.
Gift of Arthur J. Rummel.
Copyright: Michigan State University. Property Rights: Michigan State University.
- John Rummel & Company, Inc. Records
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- Finding aid written in English.