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Collection TitleCL 29 Barker, Rose, Kimball CollectionCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByKim Richards
Date Completed:4/4/2008
Provenance:The items in this collection were donated to the Booth Library by Rick and Marcia Kimball in 2007.
Terms:Business; Elmira (N.Y.); Hardware stores; Photographs; Sales personnel
Historical:

Rose, Kimball & Baxter, Inc.- On June 25, 1864 Miles Ayrault and Stephen Rose founded Ayrault & Rose at 14 Lake Street in Elmira, NY.  There they sold hardware and mill supplies.  In 1867, they changed the name to Ayrault, Rose & Co.  During the 1860's the company struggled through recession and a series of fires, but still expanded the business into the wholesale hardware trade in addition retail.  In 1872, Ayrault and Rose were joined by Irvin D. Booth and and Dounce to form the Booth, Dounce, Rose & Co..  By 1875, Booth had left the partnership while Fred Barker joined, leaving the company as Barker, Dounce, Rose & Co.   In 1888, the company became Barker, Rose & Gray and, in 1898, Arthur Clinton replaced Gray making it the Barker, Rose & Clinton Co.  In 1928 Howard Kimball joined the partnership and the company became Barker, Rose & Kimball, Inc.  In 1952, the name changed again to Rose, Kimball & Baxter, Inc.  

Scope:The Barker, Rose & Kimball Collection contains photographs, booklets, documents, correspondence and newspaper clippings about the company and its various incarnations.  The bulk of the collection consists of photographs dating from 1890 to 1986.  The various documents range in date from 1857 to 1964 and include invoices, internal memos and booklets.  The correspondence dates primarily from the 1940's and 1950's. 
Extent1 linear foot
Date Span1857-1986
Abstract

This collection contains documents, booklets, newspaper clippings and photographs concerning Rose, Kimball & Baxter, Inc. and its various incarnations. 



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TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
Newspaper Clippings regarding articles on Barker, Rose & Kimball from 1940-1950.ArticlesA01
Newspaper Clippings regarding articles on Barker, Rose & Kimball from 1960-1970.ArticlesA02
Newspaper Clippings regarding articles on Barker, Rose & Kimball from The Buffalo Times and some clippings have no dates.ArticlesA03
General Catalog No. 47, Barker, Rose & Kimball, Inc. Wholesale Distributors of Hardware and Mill Supplies, 1948, pages 1-266.CatalogA04
General Catalog No. 47, Barker, Rose & Kimball, Inc. Wholesale Distributors of Hardware and Mill Supplies, 1948, pages 267 to end.CatalogA05
Tur-Test - Mass Distribution Through Independent Distributors and Retailers, 1944.BookletA06
News About You: Brochure for Hardware Age, a magazine offered to individuals and Hardware Stores.BrochureA07
Membership Directory - Mid-Atlantic Hardware Association, no date.BookletA0801
The National Wholesale Hardware Association, 1975-76 Membership Directory, Active and Associate Members.BookletA0802
By-Laws and Regulations of the Frederick Barker Relief Association, revised January 14, 1929.BookletA0803
Seventy-fifth Anniversary Barker, Rose & Kimball, Inc., Wholesale Only. 1864-1939. History and Program of Anniversary Events. BookletA0901
Seventy-fifth Anniversary Barker, Rose & Kimball, Inc., Wholesale Only. 1864-1939. History and Program of Anniversary Events. BookletA0902
Want Book - Hardware Headquarters, Wholesale Only, Housewares and Shelf Hardware, Farm Supplies and Equipment, HandTools & Builders' Hardware, Radios & Electrical Appliacnes, Sporting Goods, Cooking and Heating Stoves, Implement Repair Parts, Furniture. Barker, Rose & Kimball, Inc.BookletA0903
Third Generation Ownership, A Century of Service - 100th Anniversary, Rose, Kimball & Baxter, Inc., no date.BookletA1001
Third Generation Ownership, A Century of Service - 100th Anniversary, Rose, Kimball & Baxter, Inc., no date.BookletA1002
Third Generation Ownership, A Century of Service - 100th Anniversary, Rose, Kimball & Baxter, Inc., no date.BookletA1003
The Inside Story...of a growing firm - Rose, Kimball & Baxter, Inc, 1954.BrochureA1005
Distribution Services, Rose, Kimball, Baxter.BrochureA1006
The Inside Story...of a growing firm - Rose, Kimball & Baxter, Inc, 1954.BrochureA1006
Rose, Kimball & Baxter, Inc., and You. Pro Stores, Pro Distributor.BookletA1007
Booklet - Rose, Kimball & Baxter Sales Meeting & Outing, June 11, 1966. BookletA1008
Want Book from Barker, Rose & Clinton Co. Book is made to assist customers in purchasing goods from the company.BookA11
5 informational brochures dated October 1935, November 1935, September 1937, October 1937 and November 1937 from the Minnesota Mining & Manufacturing Company regarding their products. Each brochure has a picture of a monkey.DocumentsA12
Copy of an Agreement between William Brown and Stephen Rose and Miles Ayrault dated January 12, 1864.AgreementA1301
Copy of an Agreement between Ayrault, Rose & Co. and Charles Langdon dated October 23, 1868.AgreementA1302
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