Straughan's Book Shop.

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The three Straughan sisters, Mattie, Alice, and Mabel, operated bookstores at various locations in Greensboro and High Point, North Carolina, from 1924 to 1960. They remained associated with the Greensboro store until 1962. Retail merchandising was an unusual career for women in the American South of the 1920s, but the Straughans were successful entrepeneurs. Through the years they expanded their mail order business until they earned the title, "Booksellers to the South."

From the description of Straughan's Book Shop records, 1930-1962, bulk 1945-1962. (University of North Carolina at Greensboro, University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 303292982

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creatorOf Straughan's Book Shop. Straughan's Book Shop records, 1930-1962, bulk 1945-1962. University of North Carolina at Greensboro, University Libraries, UNCG University Libraries
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correspondedWith Arnett, Ethel Stephens person
correspondedWith Arnow, Harriette Louisa Simpson, 1908-1986 person
correspondedWith Baity, Elizabeth Chesley person
correspondedWith Bardolph, Richard, 1915- person
correspondedWith Betts, Doris person
correspondedWith Bevington, Helen Smith, 1906- person
correspondedWith Blythe, LeGette, 1900-1993 person
correspondedWith Burgwyn, Mebane Holoman, 1914-1992 person
correspondedWith Carroll, Ruth, 1899- person
correspondedWith Chambers, Lenoir, 1891-1970 person
correspondedWith Coit, Margaret L. person
correspondedWith Davis, Burke, 1913- person
correspondedWith Dykeman, Wilma person
correspondedWith Fletcher, Inglis, 1879-1969 person
correspondedWith Forbus, Ina B. d. 1994 person
correspondedWith Green, Paul, 1894-1981 person
correspondedWith Harden, John, 1903- person
correspondedWith Harris, Bernice Kelly, 1892-1973 person
correspondedWith Henry, O., 1862-1910 person
correspondedWith Mitchell, Margaret, 1900-1949 person
correspondedWith Moore, Anne Carroll, 1871-1961 person
correspondedWith Pearson, James Larkin, 1879-1981 person
correspondedWith Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan, 1896-1953 person
correspondedWith Slaughter, Frank G. 1908-2001 person
associatedWith Straughan, Alice. person
associatedWith Straughan, Mabel. person
associatedWith Straughan, Mattie. person
correspondedWith Vining, Elizabeth Gray, 1902-1999 person
correspondedWith Wellman, Manly Wade, 1903-1986 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
North Carolina
Southern States
North Carolina--Greensboro
North Carolina--High Point
Subject
Authors, American--Correspondence
Bookstore
Booksellers and bookselling
American literature
Authors, American
Businesswomen
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Active 1930

Active 1962

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