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Preliminary Guide to the Hirzel Music Company Business Records, 1931-2004
- Hirzel Music Company
- Preliminary Guide to the Hirzel Music Company Business Records
- 1931-2004 (inclusive)19312004
- 7.58 Linear feet of shelf space, (7 Boxes)
- Collection Number
- MS 2021.01 (collection)
- 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.
Washington State University Libraries' Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections (MASC)
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Terrell Library Suite 12
- Access Restrictions
This collection is open and available for research use.
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
Copyright restrictions apply.
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
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.
Paul Hirzel donated this collection to the Washington State University Libraries in 2021 (MS.2021.01).
The repository expects to receive additions to this collection.
Preliminary Guide to the Hirzel Family Papers, 1923-2011 (MS 2021.25)
Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
|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
- Business records -- Idaho
- Music trade -- Idaho
- Hirzel, Ellwood, 1907-2005 -- Records and correspondence
- Hirzel, Mary, 1913-2019 -- Records and correspondence
- Hirzel Music Company -- Records and correspondence
- Hirzel, Ellwood, 1907-2005 (creator)
- Hirzel, Mary, 1913-2019 (creator)