Rosemont Corporation Ledgers
Scope and Content
This collection consists of two ledgers maintained by Rosemont Corporation, a Marion, Virginia, manufacturer and seller of textiles. The first ledger, arranged in a rough alphabetical order by customer name, records date of order fulfillment, product name, price paid, and customer name and address. The second ledger, titled "Checks Written," details the company's expenses. For each month, the ledger lists checks issued by the company, providing check number, date, recipient, description of purchase, and amount paid. At the end of each monthly list of checks is a summary of the company's monthly expenses.
- 1939 - 1960
- Rosemont Corporation (Organization)
Language of Materials
The materials in the collection are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use
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Rosemont Corporation was founded in Marion, Virginia, by Laura Lu Scherer Copenhaver (1868-1940), mother-in-law of writer Sherwood Anderson. With a view toward improving the standard of living for farm families of southwestern Virginia, Copenhaver advocated cooperative marketing strategies to sell locally made goods. In establishing Rosemont, Copenhaver coordinated the production of textiles by local women in her home, Rosemont. Initially offering coverlets made from local wool and based on traditional patterns, Rosemont soon expanded its production line to rugs, bed canopies, and other hand- and machine-made items. The company boasted a worldwide customer base. Following Copenhaver's death, Minerva May Scherer, dean of Marion College and sister of Copenhaver, served as Rosemont's director. In 1960, Copenhaver's children incorporated the company as Laura Copenhaver Industries, Inc. The company continued into the 21st century to manufacture and sell textiles.
0.3 Cubic Feet (1 box)
This collection contains sales and expense ledgers of Rosemont Corporation, a Marion, Virginia, manufacturer and seller of textiles.
The collection is arranged by ledger type.
Source of Acquisition
The Rosemont Corporation Ledgers were purchased by Special Collections in 1987.
Rights Statement for Archival Description
The guide to the Rosemont Corporation Ledgers by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).
The processing, arrangement, and description of the Rosemont Corporation Ledgers commenced and was completed in March, 2013.
- Rosemont Corporation Ledgers, 1939-1960
- John M. Jackson, Archivist
- 2013 (CC0 1.0)
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