William Leonard Albrecht Papers, 1880-1968  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Albrecht, William Leonard, 1863-1935
Title
William Leonard Albrecht Papers
Dates
1880-1968 (inclusive)
Quantity
71.0 linear feet, (85 boxes, 3 oversize tubes, and 127 oversize volumes)
Collection Number
Mss 050
Summary
This collection contains correspondence, financial, legal, organizational, promotional, and photographic records generated or collected by William Leonard Albrecht with particular emphasis on the Albrecht Furniture Company, the first and one of the most distinguished furniture stores in Great Falls, Montana.
Repository
University of Montana, Mansfield Library, Archives and Special Collections
Archives and Special Collections
Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library
University of Montana
32 Campus Dr. #9936
59812-9936
Missoula, MT
Telephone: 406-243-2053
Fax: 406-243-4067
library.archives@umontana.edu
Access Restrictions

Researchers must use collection in accordance with the policies of Archives and Special Collections, the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, and the University of Montana--Missoula.

Languages
English, German
Sponsor
Funding for preparing this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historic Publications and Records Commission. Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

William Leonard Albrecht was born in 1863 in Rothenburg, Germany, the son of Frederick A. and Sophia (Schmidt) Albrecht. He emigrated to the United States in 1882 and began working in Detroit, Michigan, as a bookkeeper. After six months there, he moved on to Minneapolis, where he worked for a firm that manufactured billiard tables and bank furniture. He left that firm and traveled throughout the Northwest looking for a location to start a business. In 1886 he arrived in Great Falls, Montana, where he opened the city's first furniture store.

In 1887, he built the brick building that would house the store for the next eighty-one years. Albrecht's Furniture sold a whole variety of furnishings for the home. The store often struggled with varying financial conditions, but stayed in business at 111 Central Avenue East until 1968.

Albrecht was active in other business concerns as well. He was a director, vice president, and president of the Gold Black Sand Mining Company, which was headquartered in Great Falls. He was also active in the German-American community, and was a member of the Sons of Hermann (which published the Montana Herold, a German newspaper, out of Great Falls from 1892 to 1898) and the German Lodge of Great Falls. He was a minor stockholder in the Cascade and Bitter Root Lumber Company.

Albrecht married Wilhelmine Loeffler in Chicago in 1894. They had three children: William Jr., Helmuth, and Elsie. William Sr. died in 1935; William Jr. owned and managed the store until its closure in 1968; he died in 1975.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection contains correspondence, financial, legal, organizational, promotional, and photographic records generated or collected by William Leonard Albrecht with particular emphasis on the Albrecht Furniture Company, the first and one of the most distinguished furniture stores in Great Falls, Montana. Collection materials also include limited records from some of the Albrecht family's other investments, the Gold Black Sand Mining Company, the Montana Herold Publishing Company, and the Cascade and Bitter Root Lumber Company. This collection provides particular insights into the history and practices of home furnishing businesses in central Montana from the late 19th Century through the mid 20th century. Correspondence materials include personal exchanges with members of the extended Albrecht family. This correspondence, in conjunction with the Sons of Hermann materials, provides insights into German immigrant experiences and perspectives during Montana's pioneer-era. Additionally, collection materials document the challenges of establishing retail businesses in a rural state.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Researchers are responsible for using in accordance with 17 U.S.C. and any other applicable statutes. Copyright transferred to the University of Montana.

Preferred Citation

[Name of document or photograph number], William L. Albrecht Papers , Archives and Special Collections, The University of Montana-Missoula.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series I:  Albrecht Furniture Company, 1886-1968Return to Top

47.25 linear feet, 113 oversize volumes, and 3 oversize tubes

This series contains extensive correspondence, financial, legal, organizational, and promotional materials generated and collected by the Albrecht family with particular emphasis upon the operation of the Albrecht Furniture Company in Great Falls, Montana. These materials provide insights into the history and practices of home furnishing businesses in central Montana from the late 19th century through the mid-20th century. Correspondence materials also include personal exchanges with members of the extended Albrecht family, documenting aspects of German immigrant experiences and perspectives during Montana's pioneer-era. Additionally these items document the challenges of establishing retail businesses in a rural state.

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Subseries 1: Incoming Correspondence
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Subseries 2: Interoffice Correspondence
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1936
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1936
Subseries 3: Outgoing Correspondence
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October 1886-November1890
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Subseries 4: General Correspondence
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Mohawk Carpet Mills
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Rainbow Hotel
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Jeannette Rankin
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Charles P. Cochrane Company
1942
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Columbia Mills Incorporation
1942
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1942
37/12
D
1942
37/13
E
1942
37/14
F
1942
37/15
Great Falls Chamber of Commerce
1942
37/16
G
1942
37/17
H
1942
38/1
I
1942
38/2
J
1942
38/3
K
1942
38/4
Levin Brothers
1942
38/5
L
1942
38/6
M
1942
38/7
N
1942
38/8
O
1942
38/9
P
1942
38/10
Q
1942
38/11
R
1942
38/12
Salisbury and Satterlee
1942
38/13
S
1942
38/14
T
1942
38/15
U
1942
38/16
V
1942
38/17
W
1942
38/18
X-Z
1942
38/19
A
1943
38/20
B
1943
39/1
Charles P. Cochrane Company
1943
39/2
Columbia Mills Incorporated
1943
39/3
C
1943
39/4
D
1943
39/5
D
1943
39/6
F
1943
39/7
Great Falls Chamber of Commerce
1943
39/8
G
1943
39/9
H
1943
39/10
I
1943
39/11
J
1943
39/12
K
1943
39/13
Levin Brothers
1943
39/14
L
1943
39/15
M
1943
39/16
N
1943
39/17
O
1943
39/18
P
1943
39/19
R
1943
39/20
Salisbury and Satterlee
1943
39/21
S
1943
39/22
T
1943
39/23
U
1943
39/24
V
1943
39/25
W
1943
40/1
A
1944
40/2
F. E. Buck
1944
40/3
B
1944
40/4
Charles P. Cochrane Company
1944
40/5
Columbia Mills Incorporated
1944
40/6
Curtis Sales Company
1944
40/7
D
1944
40/8
E
1944
40/9
F
1944
40/10
Great Falls Chamber of Commerce
1944
40/11
G
1944
40/12
H
1944
40/13
I
1944
40/14
J
1944
40/15
K
1944
40/16
Levin Brothers
1944
40/17
L
1944
40/18
M
1944
40/19
N
1944
40/20
O
1944
40/21
P
1944
40/22
Q, R
1944
41/1
Salisbury and Satterlee
1944
41/2
S
1944
41/3
T
1944
41/4
United States
1944
41/5
U
1944
41/6
V
1944
41/7
W
1944
41/8
Y-Z
1944
41/9
A
1945
41/10
F. E. Buck
1945
41/11
B
1945
41/12
Columbia Mills Incorporated
1945
41/13
C
1945
41/14
D
1945
41/15
E
1945
41/16
F
1945
41/17
Great Falls Chamber of Commerce
1945
41/18
G
1945
41/19
H
1945
41/20
I
1945
41/21
J
1945
41/22
K
1945
41/23
Levin Brothers
1945
41/24
Lees-Cochrane Company
1945
41/25
L
1945
41/26
M
1945
41/27
N
1945
41/28
O
1945
42/1
P
1945
42/2
Q
1945
42/3
Salisbury and Satterlee
1945
42/4
S
1945
42/5
T
1945
42/6
U
1945
42/7
V
1945
42/8
W
1945
42/9
X-Z
1945
42/10
A
1946
42/11
F. E. Buck
1946
42/12
B
1946
42/13
Columbia Mills Incorporated
1946
42/14
C
1946
42/15
D
1946
42/16
E
1946
42/17
F
1946
42/18
Great Falls Chamber of Commerce
1946
42/19
G
1946
42/20
H
1946
42/21
I
1946
42/22
J
1946
43/1
K
1946
43/2
Lees-Cochrane Company
1946
43/3
Levin Brothers
1946
43/4
L
1946
43/5
M
1946
43/6
N
1946
43/7
O, P
1946
43/8
Q, R
1946
43/9
Salisbury and Satterlee
1946
43/10
S
1946
43/11
T
1946
43/12
U
1946
43/13
V
1946
43/14
W
1946
43/15
X-Z
1946
43/16
A
1947
43/17
F. E. Buck
1947
44/1
B
1947
44/2
Columbia Mills Incorporated
1947
44/3
C
1947
44/4
D
1947
44/5
E
1947
44/6
F
1947
44/7
Great Falls Chamber of Commerce
1947
44/8
G
1947
44/9
H
1947
44/10
I
1947
44/11
J
1947
44/12
K
1947
45/1
Levin Brothers
1947
45/2
L
1947
45/3
M
1947
45/4
N
1947
45/5
O
1947
45/6
P
1947
45/7
R
1947
45/8
Salisbury Company
1947
45/9
S
1947
45/10
T
1947
45/11
U
1947
45/12
V
1947
45/13
W
1947
45/14
X-Z
1947
45/15
A
1948
45/16
F. E. Buck
1948
46/1
B
1948
46/2
Columbia Mills Incorporated
1948
46/3
C
1948
46/4
D
1948
46/5
E
1948
46/6
F
1948
46/7
Great Falls Chamber of Commerce
1948
46/8
G
1948
46/9
H
1948
46/10
I
1948
46/11
J
1948
46/12
K
1948
46/13
James Lees and Sons
1948
47/1
Levin Brothers
1948
47/2
L
1948
47/3
Mohawk Carpet Mills
1948
47/4
M
1948
47/5
N
1948
47/6
O
1948
47/7
P
1948
47/8
Q, R
1948
47/9
Salisbury Company
1948
47/10
S
1948
47/11
T
1948
47/12
U
1948
47/13
V
1948
47/14
W
1948
47/15
X-Z
1948
47/16
Albrecht
1949
47/17
A
1949
48/1
B
1949
48/2
Columbia Mills Incorporated
1949
48/3
C
1949
48/4
Wesley D'Ewart
1949
48/5
Dubois and Company
1949
48/6
D
1949
48/7
Zales N. Ecton
1949
48/8
E
1949
48/9
F
1949
48/10
Great Falls Chamber of Commerce
1949
48/11
G
1949
48/12
H
1949
48/13
I
1949
48/14
J
1949
48/15
K
1949
48/16
James Lees and Sons
1949
49/1
Levin Brothers
1949
49/2
L
1949
49/3
James E. Murray
1949
49/4
M
1949
49/5
N
1949
49/6
O
1949
49/7
P
1949
49/8
R
1949
49/9
Salisbury Company
1949
49/10
S
1949
49/11
T
1949
49/12
U
1949
49/13
V
1949
49/14
W
1949
49/15
Y
1949
49/16
Albrecht
1950
49/17
A
1950
50/1
B
1950
50/2
Charlotte Chair Company
1950
50/3
Columbia Mills Incorporated
1950
50/4
Curtis Sales Company
1950
50/5
C
1950
50/6
Wesley D'Ewart
1950
50/7
Dubois and Company
1950
50/8
D
1950
50/9
E
1950
50/10
F
1950
50/11
Grand Rapids Chair Company
1950
50/12
Great Falls Chamber of Commerce
1950
50/13
Great Falls Labor Council
1950
50/14
G
1950
50/15
H
1950
50/16
Imperial Furniture Company
1950
50/17
Herbert C. Iske
1950
51/1
I
1950
51/2
Johnson-Carper Furniture Company
1950
51/3
Johnson Furniture Company
1950
51/4
J
1950
51/5
K
1950
51/6
James Lees and Sons
1950
51/7
Levin Brothers
1950
51/8
Lloyd Manufacturing Company
1950
51/9
L
1950
51/10
Ralph Morse Furniture Company
1950
51/11
Mueller Furniture
1950
51/12
M
1950
51/13
N
1950
51/14
O
1950
51/15
Philadelphia Carpet Company
1950
51/16
P
1950
51/17
Q
1950
51/18
R
1950
51/19
Salisbury Company
1950
52/1
S
1950
52/2
T
1950
52/3
United States Bedding Company
1950
52/4
U
1950
52/5
V
1950
52/6
W
1950
52/7
Albrecht
1951
52/8
A
1951
52/9
B
1951
52/10
Charlotte Chair Company
1951
52/11
Columbia Mills Incorporated
1951
52/12
Curtis Sales Company
1951
52/13
C
1951
52/14
Drexel Furniture Company
1951
52/15
Dubois and Company
1951
52/16
D
1951
52/17
E
1951
52/18
F
1951
52/19
Grand Rapids Chair Company
1951
52/20
Great Falls Chamber of Commerce
1951
52/21
Great Falls Employer Council
1951
53/1
G
1951
53/2
H
1951
53/3
Imperial Furniture Company
1951
53/4
Herbert C. Iske
1951
53/5
Johnson-Carper Furniture Company
1951
53/6
Johnson Furniture
1951
53/7
J
1951
53/8
K
1951
53/9
James Lees and Sons
1951
53/10
Levin Brothers
1951
53/11
Lloyd Manufacturing Company
1951
53/12
L
1951
53/13
Ralph Morse Furniture Company
1951
53/14
M
1951
53/15
N
1951
53/16
O
1951
53/17
Philadelphia Carpet
1951
53/18
P
1951
53/19
R
1951
53/20
Salisbury Company
1951
53/21
S
1951
53/22
T
1951
53/23
United States Bedding Company
1951
53/24
V
1951
53/25
W
1951
53/26
X-Z
1951
54/1
Albrecht
1952
54/2
A
1952
54/3
B
1952
54/4
Charlotte Chair Company
1952
54/5
Columbia Mills Inc.
1952
54/6
C
1952
54/7
Wesley D'Ewart
1952
54/8
Drexel Furniture Company
1952
54/9
Dubois and Company
1952
54/10
D
1952
54/11
E
1952
54/12
F
1952
54/13
Grand Rapids Chair Company
1952
54/14
Great Falls Chamber of Commerce
1952
54/15
Great Falls Employer Council
1952
54/16
G
1952
54/17
H
1952
54/18
Imperial Furniture Company
1952
54/19
Herbert C, Iske
1952
54/20
J
1952
54/21
K
1952
54/22
James Lees and Sons
1952
54/23
Levin Brothers
1952
54/24
Lloyd Manufacturing Company
1952
54/25
L
1952
54/26
Montana Chamber of Commerce
1952
54/27
Ralph Morse Furniture Company
1952
54/28
Mueller Furniture Company
1952
54/29
M
1952
55/1
N
1952
55/2
O
1952
55/3
P
1952
55/4
R
1952
55/5
Salisbury Company
1952
55/6
S
1952
55/7
T
1952
55/8
U.S. Bedding Company
1952
55/9
U
1952
55/10
V
1952
55/11
W
1952
55/12
Albrecht
1953
55/13
A
1953
55/14
B
1953
55/15
Chamber of Commerce, U.S.
1953
55/16
Charlotte Chair Company
1953
55/17
Columbia Mills Inc.
1953
55/18
Curtis Sales
1953
55/19
C
1953
55/20
Drexel Furniture
1953
55/21
Dubois and Company
1953
55/22
D
1953
55/23
E
1953
55/24
F
1953
55/25
Grand Rapids Chair Company
1953
55/26
Great Falls Chamber of Commerce
1953
55/27
Great Falls Employers Council
1953
55/28
G
1953
55/29
H
1953
55/30
Imperial Furniture Company
1953
55/31
Herbert C. Iske
1953
55/32
I
1953
55/33
Johnson Furniture Company
1953
55/34
J
1953
55/35
K
1953
56/1
James Lees and Sons
1953
56/2
Levin Brothers
1953
56/3
Lloyd Manufacturing Company
1953
56/4
L
1953
56/5
Ralph Morse Furniture Company
1953
56/6
Mueller Furniture Company
1953
56/7
M
1953
56/8
N
1953
56/9
O
1953
56/10
P
1953
56/11
R
1953
56/12
Salisbury Company
1953
56/13
S
1953
56/14
T
1953
56/15
U
1953
56/16
V
1953
56/17
W
1953
56/18
Y
1953
56/19
Albrecht
1954
56/20
A
1954
56/21
B
1954
56/22
Chamber of Commerce, U.S.
1954
57/1
Curtis Sales Company
1954
57/2
C
1954
57/3
Drexel Furniture Company
1954
57/4
D
1954
57/5
E
1954
57/6
Orvin Fjare
1954
57/7
F
1954
57/8
G
1954
57/9
H
1954
57/10
Imperial Furniture Company
1954
57/11
I
1954
57/12
J
1954
57/13
K
1954
57/14
James Lees and Sons
1954
57/15
Levin Brothers
1954
57/16
L
1954
57/17
Herman Miller Furniture Company
1954
57/18
Montana Chamber of Commerce
1954
57/19
Montana
1954
57/20
Ralph Morse Furniture Company
1954
57/21
Mueller Furniture Company
1954
57/22
M
1954
57/23
N
1954
57/24
P
1954
58/1
R
1954
58/2
Salisbury Company
1954
58/3
S
1954
58/4
T
1954
58/5
U
1954
58/6
V
1954
58/7
W
1954
58/8
Y
1954
58/9
Albrecht
1955
58/10
A
1955
58/11
B
1955
58/12
Chamber of Commerce, U.S.
1955
58/13
Curtis Sales Company
1955
58/14
C
1955
58/15
Drexel Furniture Company
1955
58/16
D
1955
58/17
E
1955
58/18
Orvin Fjare
1955
58/19
F
1955
58/20
G
1955
58/21
H
1955
58/22
Imperial Furniture Company
1955
58/23
Herbert C. Iske
1955
59/1
J
1955
59/2
K
1955
59/3
James Lees and Sons
1955
59/4
Levin Bros
1955.
59/5
L
1955
59/6
Ralph Morse Furniture Company
1955
59/7
M
1955
59/8
N
1955
59/9
O
1955
59/10
P
1955
59/11
R
1955
59/12
Salisbury Company
1955
59/13
Spinning Wheel
1955
59/14
S
1955
59/15
T
1955
59/16
U
1955
59/17
V
1955
59/18
W
1955
59/19
Y
1955
59/20
Z
1955
60/1
Albrecht
1956
60/2
A
1956
60/3
B
1956
60/4
Chamber of Commerce, U.S.
1956
60/5
C
1956
60/6
D
1956
60/7
E
1956
60/8
F
1956
60/9
G
1956
60/10
H
1956
60/11
Imperial Furniture Company
1956
60/12
I
1956
60/13
J
1956
60/14
K
1956
60/15
James Lees and Sons
1956
60/16
Levin Brothers
1956
60/17
L
1956
60/18
Ralph Morse Furniture Company
1956
60/19
M
1956
61/1
N
1956
61/2
O
1956
61/3
P
1956
61/4
R
1956
61/5
Salisbury Company
1956
61/6
Spinning Wheel
1956
61/7
S
1956
61/8
T
1956
61/9
U
1956
61/10
V
1956
61/11
W
1956
61/12
Y
1956
61/13
Z
1956
61/14
Albrecht
1957
61/15
A
1957
61/16
B
1957
61/17
Chamber of Commerce, U.S.
1957
61/18
C
1957
61/19
Drexel Furniture Company
1957
61/20
D
1957
61/21
E
1957
61/22
F
1957
61/23
G
1957
62/1
H
1957
62/2
Imperial Furniture Company
1957
62/3
I
1957
62/4
J
1957
62/5
K
1957
62/6
James Lees and Sons
1957
62/7
Levin Brothers
1957
62/8
L
1957
62/9
Ralph Morse Furniture Company
1957
62/10
M
1957
62/11
N
1957
62/12
Philadelphia Carpet Company
1957
62/13
P
1957
62/14
Q
1957
62/15
R
1957
62/16
Salisbury Company
1957
62/17
Spinning Wheel
1957
62/18
S
1957
62/19
T
1957
62/20
U
1957
62/21
V
1957
62/22
W
1957
62/23
Y
1957
62/24
Albrecht
1958
63/1
A
1958
63/2
B
1958
63/3
Chamber of Commerce
1958
63/4
C
1958
63/5
Drexel Furniture Company
1958
63/6
D
1958
63/7
E
1958
63/8
F
1958
63/9
Grand Rapids Furniture Makers Guild
1958
63/10
G
1958
63/11
H
1958
63/12
Imperial Furniture Company
1958
63/13
I
1958
63/14
J
1958, 1958
63/15
K
1958
63/16
James Lees and Sons
1958
63/17
Levin Brothers
1958
63/18
Lewisburg Chair and Furniture
1958
63/19
L
1958
64/1
Ralph Morse Furniture Company
1958
64/2
M
1958
64/3
N
1958
64/4
O
1958
64/5
Philadelphia Carpet Company
1958
64/6
P
1958
64/7
R
1958
64/8
Salisbury Company
1958
64/9
S
1958
64/10
T
1958
64/11
U
1958
64/12
V
1958
64/13
Y
1958
64/14
Albrecht
1959
64/15
A
1959
64/16
B
1959
64/17
Chamber of Commerce
1959
64/18
C
1959
64/19
Dearborn Company
1959
64/20
Drexel Furniture Company
1959
64/21
Dunbar Furniture Company
1959
65/1
D
1959
65/2
E
1959
65/3
F
1959
65/4
G
1959
65/5
H
1959
65/6
Imperial Furniture Company
1959
65/7
I
1959
65/8
J
1959
65/9
K
1959
65/10
James Lees and Sons
1959
65/11
Levin Brothers
1959
65/12
Lewisburg Chair and Furniture Company
1959
65/13
L
1959
65/14
Ralph Morse Furniture Company
1959
65/15
M
1959
65/16
N
1959
65/17
O
1959
65/18
P
1959
65/19
R
1959
66/1
Salisbury Company
1959
66/2
S
1959
66/3
T
1959
66/4
U
1959
66/5
V
1959
66/6
W
1959
66/7
Y, Z
1959
66/8
A
1960
66/9
B
1960
66/10
C
1960
66/11
Dearborn Company
1960
66/12
Drexel Furniture
1960
66/13
D
1960
66/14
E
1960
66/15
F
1960
66/16
G
1960
66/17
H
1960
66/18
Imperial Furniture Company
1960
66/19
I
1960
66/20
J
1960
66/21
K
1960
67/1
James Lees and Sons
1960
67/2
Levin Brothers
1960
67/3
Lewisburg Chair and Furniture
1960
67/4
L
1960
67/5
Ralph Morse Furniture Company
1960
67/6
M
1960
67/7
N
1960
67/8
O
1960
67/9
P
1960
67/10
R
1960
67/11
Salisbury Company
1960
67/12
S
1960
67/13
T
1960
67/14
U
1960
67/15
V
1960
67/16
W
1960
67/17
X - Z
1960
67/18
A
1961
67/19
B
1961
67/20
Chamber of Commerce
1961
67/21
C
1961
67/22
Drexel Furniture Company
1961
67/23
D
1961
68/1
F
1961
68/2
G
1961
68/3
H
1961
68/4
Imperial Furniture Company
1961
68/5
I
1961
68/6
J
1961
68/7
K
1961
68/8
James Lees and Sons
1961
68/9
Levin Brothers
1961
68/10
L
1961
68/11
Ralph Morse Furniture Company
1961
68/12
M
1961
68/13
N
1961
68/14
O
1961
68/15
P
1961
68/16
R
1961
68/17
Salisbury Company
1961
68/18
S
1961
68/19
T
1961
68/20
U
1961
68/21
V
1961
68/22
W
1961
68/23
Y
1961
68/24
Albrecht
1962
68/25
A
1962
68/26
B
1962
68/27
C
1962
69/1
Drexel Furniture Company
1962
69/2
D
1962
69/3
E
1962
69/4
F
1962
69/5
G
1962
69/6
H
1962
69/7
I
1962
69/8
J
1962
69/9
K
1962
69/10
James Lees and Sons
1962
69/11
Levin Brothers
1962
69/12
Lewisburg Chair Company
1962
69/13
L
1962
69/14
Ralph Morse Furniture Company
1962
69/15
M
1962
69/16
N
1962
69/17
O
1962
69/18
P
1962
69/19
R
1962
69/20
Salisbury Company
1962
69/21
S
1962
69/22
T
1962
69/23
U
1962
69/24
V
1962
69/25
W
1962
69/26
X - Z
1962
70/1
Albrecht
1963
70/2
A
1963
70/3
James Battin
1963
70/4
B
1963
70/5
Chamber of Commerce
1963
70/6
C
1963
70/7
Drexel Furniture Company
1963
70/8
D
1963
70/9
E
1963
70/10
F
1963
70/11
G
1963
70/12
H
1963
70/13
I
1963
70/14
J
1963
70/15
K
1963
70/16
1963, James Lees and Sons
1963
70/17
Levin Brothers
1963
70/18
Lewisburg Chair Company
1963
70/19
L
1963
70/20
Ralph Morse Furniture Company
1963
70/21
M
1963
70/22
N
1963
70/23
O
1963
70/24
P
1963
70/25
R
1963
71/1
Salisbury Company
1963
71/2
S
1963
71/3
T
1963
71/4
U
1963
71/5
V
1963
71/6
W
1963
71/7
Y
1963
71/8
Albrecht
1964
71/9
A
1964
71/10
James F. Battin
1964
71/11
B
1964
71/12
Chamber of Commerce
1964
71/13
C
1964
71/14
Drexel Furniture Company
1964
71/15
D
1964
71/16
E
1964
71/17
F
1964
71/18
G
1964
71/19
H
1964
71/20
I
1964
71/21
J
1964
71/22
K
1964
71/23
James Lees and Sons
1964
71/24
Levin Brothers
1964
71/25
Lewisburg Chair Company
1964
71/26
L
1964
71/27
Ralph Morse Furniture Company
1964
71/28
M
1964
71/29
N
1964
72/1
O
1964
72/2
P
1964
72/3
R
1964
72/4
Salisbury Company
1964
72/5
S
1964
72/6
T
1964
72/7
U
1964
72/8
V
1964
72/9
W
1964
72/10
Albrecht
1965
72/11
A
1965
72/12
B
1965
72/13
C
1965
72/14
Drexel Furniture Company
1965
72/15
D
1965
72/16
E
1965
72/17
F
1965
72/18
G
1965
72/19
H
1965
72/20
J
1965
72/21
K
1965
72/22
Levin Brothers
1965
72/23
L
1965
72/24
M
1965
72/25
N
1965
73/1
O
1965
73/2
P
1965
73/3
R
1965
73/4
Salisbury Company
1965
73/5
S
1965
73/6
T
1965
73/7
U
1965
73/8
V
1965
73/9
W
1965
73/10
Albrecht
1966
73/11
A
1966
73/12
B
1966
73/13
Chamber of Commerce
1966
73/14
C
1966
73/15
Drexel Furniture Company
1966
73/16
D
1966
73/17
E
1966
73/18
F
1966
73/19
G
1966
73/20
H
1966
73/21
I
1966
73/22
J
1966
73/23
K
1966
73/24
James Lees and Sons
1966
73/25
Levin Brothers
1966
73/26
L
1966
73/27
M
1966
73/28
N
1966
73/29
O
1966
73/30
P
1966
73/31
R
1966
73/32
Salisbury Company
1966
73/33
S
1966
74/1
T
1966
74/2
U, V
1966
74/3
W - Z
1966
74/4
Albrecht
1967
74/5
A
1967
74/6
B
1967
74/7
Chamber of Commerce
1967
74/8
C
1967
74/9
Drexel Furniture Company
1967
74/10
1967, D
1967
74/11
E
1967
74/12
F
1967
74/13
G
1967
74/14
H
1967
74/15
I
1967
74/16
K
1967
74/17
James Lees and Sons
1967
74/18
Levin Brothers
1967
74/19
L
1967
74/20
M
1967
74/21
N
1967
74/22
O
1967
74/23
P
1967
74/24
R
1967
74/25
Salisbury Company
1967
74/26
S
1967
74/27
T
1967
74/28
U
1967
74/29
V
1967
74/30
W
1967
74/31
Y
1967
74/32
A - Z
1968
Subseries 5: Financial Records
5.0 linear feet and 113 oversize volumes
1886-1967
Volume
75
Accounts Receivable Ledger, A-E
1935-1943
76
Accounts Receivable Ledger, F-K
1935-1943
77
Accounts Receivable Ledger, L-P
1935-1943
78
Accounts Receivable Ledger, Q-Z
1935-1943
Box/Folder
79/1
Accounts Receivable List
1890-1898
79/2
Insurance
1932-1944
79/3
Insurance
1945-1967
79/4
Inventory
1888-1894
79/5
Inventory
1897
79/6
Inventory
1900
79/7
Inventory
1902
80/1
Inventory
1910
80/2
Inventory
1911-1912
80/3
Inventory
1913-1915
80/4
Inventory
1913
80/5
Inventory
1914
80/6
Inventory
1917
80/7
Inventory
1918
80/8
Inventory
1919
80/9
Inventory
1920
81/1
Inventory
1921
81/2
Inventory
1922
81/3
Inventory
1923
81/4
Inventory
1925
81/5
Inventory
1926
81/6
Inventory
1927
81/7
Inventory
1929
81/8
Inventory
1930
81/9
Inventory
1931
81/10
Inventory
1932
81/11
Inventory
1942
81/12
Inventory
1943
82/1
Inventory
1944
82/2
Inventory
1945
82/3
Inventory
1946
82/4
Inventory
1950
82/5
Inventory
1951
82/6
Inventory
1955
82/7
Inventory
1956
82/8
Inventory
1957
82/9
Inventory
1958
82/10
Inventory
1959
82/11
Inventory
1960
82/12
Inventory
1961
82/13
Inventory
1962
82/14
Inventory
1963
82/15
Inventory
undated
83/1
Record of Sales and Purchases
1910-1931
83/2
Stock book
undated
83/3
Taxes
1930-1945
83/4
Taxes
1946
83/5
Taxes
1952
83/6
Taxes
1953
83/7
Taxes
1954
83/8
Taxes
1955
83/9
Taxes
1956
83/10
Taxes
1958
83/11
Taxes
1959
83/12
Taxes
1960
83/13
Taxes
1961
83/14
Taxes
1963
83/15
Taxes
1964
83/16
Taxes
1965
83/17
Taxes
1966
83/18
Taxes
1967
83/19
Miscellaneous
1895-1933
83/20
Miscellaneous
1949-1964
Volume
1
General Journal
August 1886-May 1890
2
General Journal
June 1890-April 1893
3
General Journal
May 1893-September 1896
4
General Journal
September 1896 August 1898
5
General Journal
August 1898-October 1899
6
General Journal
November 1899-August 1901
7
General Journal
September 1901-December 1905
8
General Journal
1906-1908
9
General Journal
January 1909-August 1910
10
General Journal
September 1910-August 1913
11
General Journal
September 1913-July 1915
12
General Journal
August 1915-December 1916
13
General Journal
1917-1918
14
General Journal
January 1919-May 1920
15
General Journal
June 1920-November 1922
16
General Journal
December 1922-December 1925
17
General Journal
December 1925-December 1928
18
General Journal
December 1928-July 1930
19
General Journal
August 1930-April 1933
20
General Journal
April 1933-February 1935
21
General Journal
February-December 1935
22
Purchases Journal
August 1886-May 1890
23
Sales Journal
May-October 1888
24
Sales Journal
October 1888-July 1889
25
Sales Journal
July 1889-April 1890
26
Sales Journal
April-November 1890
27
Sales Journal
November 1890-May 1891
28
Sales Journal
June 1891-April 1892
29
Sales Journal
April 1892-June 1893
30
Sales Journal
June 1893-March 1894
31
Shipments
September 1903-June 1908
32
Shipments
June 1908-May 1915
33
Shipments
June 1915-November 1918
34
Shipments
December 1918-November 1921
35
Shipments
December 1921-October 1924
36
Shipments
December 1929-November 1933
37
Shipments
1933-1936
38
Cash Journal
August 1886-September 1889
39
Cash Journal
October 1889-March 1891
40
Cash Journal
April 1891-March 1893
41
Cash Journal
March 1893-June 1895
42
Cash Journal
July 1895-November 1899
43
Cash Journal
December 1899-August 1907
44
Cash Journal
September 1907-December 1910
45
Cash Journal
1911-1913
46
Cash Journal
January 1914-August 1916
47
Cash Journal
September 1916-December 1916
48
Cash Journal
January 1917-March 1919
49
Cash Journal
April 1919-June 1921
50
Cash Journal
July 1921-January 1923
51
Cash Journal
February 1923-April 1924
52
Cash Journal
April 1924-July 1925
53
Cash Journal
August 1925-November 1926
54
Cash Journal
December 1926-April 1928
55
Cash Journal
May 1928-June 1929
56
Cash Journal
July 1929-August 1930
57
Cash Journal
September 1930-March 1932
58
Cash Journal
April 1932-November 1933
59
Cash Journal
November 1933-October 1934
60
Cash Journal
November 1934-August 1935
61
Cash Journal
September-December 1935
62
Petty Cash
May 1890-September 1891
63
Petty Cash
September 1891-October 1892
64
Petty Cash
November 1892-March 1894
65
General Ledger
1891-1905
66
General Ledger
1906-1912
67
General Ledger
1913-1916
68
General Ledger
1917-1927
69
General Ledger
1928-1930
70
General Ledger
1931-1934
71
General Ledger
1935-1936
72
Accounts Receivable Ledger
1888-1891
73
Accounts Receivable Ledger
1892-1895
74
Accounts Receivable Ledger
1896-1899
76
Accounts Receivable Ledger
1905-1909
77
Accounts Receivable Ledger
1910-1913
78
Accounts Receivable Ledger
1914-1916
79
Accounts Receivable Ledger
1917-1919
80
Accounts Receivable Ledger
1920-1923
81
Accounts Receivable Ledger
1924-1927
82
Accounts Receivable Ledger
1928-1930
83
Accounts Receivable Ledger
1931-1934
84
Bills Payable Ledger
January-February 1919
85
Bills Receivable Ledger
undated
86
List of Marriage Licenses
January 1929-May 1933
87
List of Building Permits
March 1929-February 1933
88
Cash Receipts, 1936-1940, Check Register, 1936-1940, Payroll Register, 1936-1940, Sales Journal, 1936-1940, Purchases Journal, 1936-1940, General Journal, 1936-1940
89
Cash Receipts, 1941-1944, Check Register, 1941-1944, Payroll Register, 1941-1944, Sales Journal, 1941-1944, Purchases Journal, 1941-1944, General Journal, 1941-1944
90
Invoices
November 1895-March 1898
91
Invoices
April 1898-October 1899
92
Invoices
November 1899-April 1901
93
Invoices
May 1901-May 1903
94
Invoices
June 1903-December 1905
95
Invoices
1906-1907
96
Invoices
January 1908-August 1909
97
Invoices
August 1909-March 1911
98
Invoices
April 1911-December 1912
99
Invoices
January 1913-March 1914
100
Invoices
April 1914-December 1915
101
Invoices
December 1916-June 1918
102
Invoices
June 1918-October 1919
103
Invoices
November 1919-May 1921
104
Invoices
May 1921-November 1922
105
Invoices
December 1922-September 1924
106
Invoices
October 1924-May 1926
107
Invoices
May 1926-October 1927
108
Invoices
October 1927 November 1928
109
Invoices
December 1928-February 1930
110
Invoices
February 1930-October 1931
111
Invoices
October 1931-September 1933
112
Invoices
October 1933-October 1934
113
Invoices
October 1934-December 1935
Subseries 6: Legal Documents
0.5 linear feet
1908-1962
Box/Folder
83/21
Certificates and Licenses
1908-1938
83/22
Employee Agreements
1930-1947
84/1
Employee Agreements
1948
84/2
Employee Agreements
1953
84/3
Employee Agreements
1949
84/4
Employee Agreements
1950
84/5
Employee Agreements
1951
84/6
Employee Agreements
1952
84/7
Employee Agreements
1954
84/8
Employee Agreements
1955
84/9
Employee Agreements
1956
84/10
Employee Agreements
1959
84/11
Employee Agreements
1961
84/12
Employee Agreements
1962
84/13
Property Mortgage
1934
Subseries 7: Advertising and Organizational
0.25 linear feet and 3 oversize tubes
1935-1964
Box/Folder
84/14
Advertising
circa 1950
84/15
Furniture Catalog
1940
84/16
Radio Ads
1936
84/17
Radio Ads
1937
84/18
Radio Ads
1938
84/19
Radio Ads
1939
85/1
Radio Ads
1940
85/2
Radio Ads
1941
85/3
Radio Ads
1944
85/4
Newspaper Ad
1937
85/5
Blank Checks
circa 1935
85/6
Building Plans and Furniture Guide
undated
OS1/1
Albrecht Building Plan
undated
OS2/1
Albrecht Furniture Company, Sign Plan
undated
OS3/1
Furniture Styles
1964

Series II:  Gold Black Sand Mining Company, 1921-1936Return to Top

0.25 linear feet

This series contains correspondence, legal, organizational, and research records generated by the Gold Black Sand Mining Company, a gold and platinum drilling and dredging operation on the Clark's Fork of the Yellowstone River in Montana. The business was headquartered in Great Falls, Montana. These materials highlight transformations in Montana's mineral extraction industry from placer mines to larger-scale, trace mineral recovery operations.

Container(s) Description Dates
Subseries 1: General Correspondence
0.25 linear feet
1923-1936
Box/Folder
85/7
1923-1926
85/8
1927
85/9
1927-1930, 1936
Subseries 2: Legal and Organizational
4 folders
1921-1932
Box/Folder
85/10
Legal Documents
1925-1928
85/11
Organizational Papers
1924-1932
85/12
Reports
1921-1924
85/13
Fragments of Interoffice Materials
undated
Subseries 3: Clippings
1 folder
1927
Box/Folder
85/14
Clippings
1927

Series III:  Sons of Hermann, Bismarck Lodge No. 1, 1892-1893 and 1928Return to Top

1 folder and 4 oversize volumes

This series contains financial and organizational records generated by the Sons of Hermann, Bismarck Lodge No. 1 and its subsidiary operation, the Montana Herold Publishing Company. The Sons of Hermann had its origin as a mutual protection society for German immigrants to New York City in the 1840s, but in Great Falls served more as a cultural preservation and business networking organization. The Montana Herold was a German language newspaper published in Great Falls from 1892 to 1898. Included with these materials is a list of subscribers that may be of great interest to genealogical researchers.

Container(s) Description Dates
Subseries 1: Financial
1 folder
1928
Box/Folder
85/15
Financial Records
1928
Subseries 2: Montana Herold Publishing Company
4 oversize volumes
1892-1893
Volume
114
General Journal
1892-1893
115
General Ledger
1892-1893
116
Stock Book
1892
117
Day Book, List of Subscribers, Exchanges
1892-1893

Series IV:  German Lodge, Great Falls, 1888-1911Return to Top

4 oversize volumes

This series contains 4 volumes of organizational and financial records generated by the German Lodge of Great Falls, a fraternal organization composed of German-American immigrants and descendents.

Container(s) Description Dates
Volume
118
Minutes
1888-1891
119
Ledger
1889-1891
120
Ledger
1908-1911
121
Day Book
1906-1908

Series V:  Cascade and Bitter Root Lumber Company, 1891-1897Return to Top

6 oversize volumes

This series contains six volumes of correspondence and financial records from the Cascade and Bitter Root Lumber Company, a late 19th century raw timber distributor that conducted extensive business with the Anaconda Copper Mining Company but also supplied several other Montana operations and a few midwestern furniture manufactures.

Container(s) Description Dates
Volume
122
Outgoing Correspondence
1896-1897
123
Journal
1896-1897
124
General Ledger
1896-1897
125
Petty Cash
1896-1897
126
Stock Book
1896-1897
127
Unidentified Cash Book
1891-1892

Series VI:  Photographs, circa 1880 - circa 1960Return to Top

24 items

This series contains 19 images of late 19th century Great Falls, Montana, including some buildings now listed on the National Register of Historic sites. These images document several early Great Falls businesses and the character of the downtown district just prior to 1900. Also included in this series are three candid images of William Albrecht, junior, one professional portrait of William Albrecht, senior, that hung in the furniture store, and one photograph of an Albrecht Furniture billboard from the mid 1960s.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box photo_number
xx 75-5985
Architect’s rendering for William A. Albrecht Furniture store, Great Falls, Montana
undated
xx 75-5986
Cataract Grain Mill, exterior, Great Falls, Montana
circa 1880-1890
xx 75-5987
Interior of butcher shop, Great Falls, Montana
circa 1890
xx 75-5988
Drawing of First National Bank Building, Great Falls, Montana
circa 1880-1890
xx 75-5989
Corner shot of Phelps Block, Great Falls, Montana
circa 1880-1890
xx 75-5990
Fountain and Park at end of Central Avenue, Great Falls, Montana
circa 1880-1890
xx 75-5991
Unidentified building in Great Falls, Montana, Streetcar in foreground
circa 1880-1890
xx 75-5992
W. B. Raleigh and Company dry goods store, Montana
circa 1900
xx 75-5993
Parade, Murphy-Maclay Hardware in background, Great Falls, Montana
circa 1880-1890
xx 75-5994
Exterior view of Grand Hotel, Great Falls, Montana
circa 1890
xx 75-5995
Drawing of the Rainbow Hotel, Great Falls, Montana
circa 1890
xx 75-5996
Feed Stable, H. P. Nevills, Proprietor. Large picture of elephant and bunting displayed above sign, Great Falls, Montana
circa 1880-1890
xx 75-5997
Bachcory and Company Building under construction, Great Falls, Montana
circa 1880-1890
xx 75-5998
Smelter in Great Falls, Montana
circa 1890
xx 75-5999
Unidentified building, Great Falls, Montana
circa 1890
xx 75-6000
Central Avenue looking east, Great Falls, Montana
1887
xx 75-6001
Park Hotel in Great Falls, Montana
circa 1890
xx 75-6002
Hospital in Great Falls, Montana
circa 1890
xx 75-6003
Exterior of William Albrecht Furniture Company, Great Falls, Montana
circa 1880-1890
Box/Folder
85/16 50(VI):1
William A. Albrecht
undated
85/16 50(VI):2
William A. Albrecht playing organ
1942
85/16 50(VI):3
William A. Albrecht
1942
85/16 50(VI):4
Albrecht Furniture Company Billboard, Great Falls, Montana
1964
Box
OS 50(VI):5
William L. Albrecht, oversize framed portrait [hung in store for many years]
undated

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Furniture industry and trade--Montana--Great Falls
  • German American newspapers--Montana--Great Falls
  • German Americans--Montana--Great Falls
  • German Americans--Montana--Great Falls--Societies, etc.
  • Lumber trade--Montana--Great Falls
  • Mining corporations--Montana--Great Falls
  • Newspaper publishing--Montana--Great Falls
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Business records--Montana--Great Falls
  • Occupations :
  • Businessmen--Montana--Great Falls
  • Titles within the Collection :
  • Montana Herold
  • Other Creators :
    • Corporate Names :
    • Albrecht Furniture Company (Great Falls, Mont.)
    • Cascade and Bitter Root Lumber Company
    • German Lodge (Great Falls, Mont.)
    • Gold Black Sand Mining Company
    • Order of the Sons of Hermann
    • Montana Herold Publishing Company