Preliminary Guide to the Hirzel Music Company Business Records, 1931-2004

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Hirzel Music Company
Title
Preliminary Guide to the Hirzel Music Company Business Records
Dates
1931-2004 (inclusive)
Quantity
7.58 Linear feet of shelf space, (7 Boxes)
Collection Number
MS 2021.01 (collection)
Summary
This collection consists of daily sales and accounting ledgers, inventories, catalogs, music books, brochures, and ephemera from the Hirzel Music Company, a family owned business in Lewiston, Idaho.
Repository
Washington State University Libraries' Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections (MASC)
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Terrell Library Suite 12
Pullman, WA
99164-5610
Telephone: 509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu
Access Restrictions

This collection is open and available for research use.

Languages
English

Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Hirzel Music Company was started in 1931 by Ellwood and Mary Hirzel, who operated it for over 60 years. Their store in Lewiston, Idaho was known for its inventories of music, instruments, toys, and hobby items. Ellwood Hirzel had his own orchestra, Hirzel’s Hoot Owls, which played the Palouse as well as on a 1931 American Presidents Lines ship that visited many ports in countries throughout Asia.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection consists of daily sales and accounting ledgers, inventories, catalogs, music books, brochures, and ephemera from the Hirzel Music Company, a family owned business in Lewiston, Idaho.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Copyright restrictions apply.

Preferred Citation

[Item description]

Preliminary Guide to the Hirzel Music Company Business Records, 1931-2004 (MS 2021.01)

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Arrangement

This is an unprocessed collection. Any arrangement reflects either a pre-existing order from the records’ creators or previous custodians, or preliminary sorting by staff.

Location of Collection

MASC STAFF USE: 2:3:7:3

Acquisition Information

Paul Hirzel donated this collection to the Washington State University Libraries in 2021 (MS.2021.01).

Future Additions

The repository expects to receive additions to this collection.

Related Materials

Preliminary Guide to the Hirzel Family Papers, 1923-2011 (MS 2021.25)

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
1 Business accounting ledgers “Daily Statement for Management and Control of Business”: 1937-1944; 1945-1981; 1985-1989 1937-1989
2 Catalog “PerpetuLog the ‘up-to-date’ catalog” Grossman Music Corporation; leather tag and plastic tag stamped with business name and “everything musical”; 2 blank paper price tags; Selmer alto clarinet neck strap; Howard tuner; “Herco” instrument humidifier 1968
3 Catalogs, music books, brochures for the Hirzel Music Company and others circa 1956-2004
4 Inventories: music 1987-1989; toys 1957; music 1984-1995; music 1990; music 1974-1975; portable receipt register 1957-1995
5 Sales ledgers: 1931-1933; 1937-1980; 1935-1937 1931-1980
6 Inventories, accounting, and sales ledgers 1931-1993
7 Accounting and sales ledgers, expenses 1937-1995

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Business records -- Idaho
  • Music
  • Music trade -- Idaho

Personal Names

  • Hirzel, Ellwood, 1907-2005 -- Records and correspondence
  • Hirzel, Mary, 1913-2019 -- Records and correspondence

Corporate Names

  • Hirzel Music Company -- Records and correspondence

Other Creators

  • Personal Names
    • Hirzel, Ellwood, 1907-2005 (creator)
    • Hirzel, Mary, 1913-2019 (creator)