Harrison Brothers Hardware Collection
Ledgers, invoices, promotional materials relating to Harrison Brothers Hardware Store.
- 1890 - 1990
- Harrison Bros. & Co. (Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research in the Archives & Special Collections reading room. Handling guidelines and use restrictions will be communicated and enforced by archives staff members.
Conditions Governing Use
This material may be protected under U. S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S. Code) which governs the making of photocopies or reproductions of copyrighted materials. You may use the digitized material for private study, scholarship, or research. Though the University of Alabama in Huntsville Archives and Special Collections has physical ownership of the material in its collections, in some cases we may not own the copyright to the material. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in our collections.
100 Linear Feet (100 boxes)
Biographical / Historical
James B. and Daniel T. Harrison founded Harrison Brothers Hardware in 1902. Originally established as a tobacco shop in 1879 on Jefferson Street, they moved to their current location in Huntsville’s Southside Square in 1897. After being damaged by a fire in 1901, the brothers renovated and expanded, reopening as a hardware store in 1902. After James’ death in 1908, Daniel T. and Robert Harrison, their younger brother, ran the store. In the 1950s, Robert’s sons, Daniel F. and John Harrison, took over the store. The Historic Huntsville Foundation purchased the store in 1984, after the store closed due to John’s death in 1983. The Historic Huntsville Foundation currently continues the operation of Harrison Brothers Hardware in Huntsville, making it Alabama’s oldest operating hardware store.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Donna Castellano, 2018.
Existence and Location of Copies
Collections are processed to a variety of levels, depending on the work necessary to make them usable, their perceived research value, the availability of staff, and competing priorities. The library attempts to provide a basic level of preservation and access for all collections as they are acquired and does more extensive processing of higher priority collections as time and resources permit.
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