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Collection Number: 05097

Collection Title: Rose's Stores, Inc., Records, 1919-1996

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Size About 500 items (6.0 linear feet)
Abstract Rose's Stores, Inc., owned by Variety Wholesalers, Inc., of Henderson, N.C., is a southeastern chain of discount retail stores that began in 1915 with the founding of the first store by Paul H. Rose in Henderson, N.C. The collection includes minutes and other papers, 1927-1996; financial records, 1919-1995; photographs, 1930s-1980s; and other items. Minutes relate to the profit sharing trust advisory committee, the auditing committee, the directors and stockholders meetings, the executive committee, and the proxy committee. Other corporate papers include articles and certificates of incorporation; bylaws of the Rose Trucking Co., Inc.; a brief history of the company; and copies of the company newsletter. Tax documents, 1919-1945, include income tax returns, capital stock returns, franchise returns, list of depreciations taken on fixtures, and claims made under the Agricultual Adjustment Act. Balance sheets, 1921-1925, record sales and expenses. There is also a bound volume of monthly financial reports from stores 27 through 53 for 1935. The earliest rent books appear to have been created in the early 1960s, but they contain a financial and real estate history of each store that extends back to its establishment. There are also photographs of various Rose's Stores and employees and a 1979 slide show with audiotaped lecture on loss control auditing.
Creator Rose's Stores, Inc.
Language English.
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Restrictions to Access
This collection has restrictions to access. Please see details below or contact the Manuscripts Department for more information.
Restrictions to Use
RESTRICTED: Materials, 1985-1996, and items that include information from those dates are closed until January 2027.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Rose's Stores, Inc., Records #5097, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Provenance
Received from Variety Wholesalers, Inc. of Henderson, N.C., in August 2002 (Acc. 99265).
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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Rose's Stores, Inc., owned by Variety Wholesalers, Inc., of Henderson, N.C., is a southeastern chain of discount retail stores that began in 1915 with the founding of the first store by Paul H. Rose in Henderson, N.C. Rose's Stores were most common in North Carolina and South Carolina, but, at various times, the company had stores in Virginia, Georgia, Alabama, Maryland, Mississippi, Louisiana, and West Virginia.

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The collection includes the minutes of corporate committees, corporate documents, tax documents, balance sheets, rentbooks, and photographs of Rose's Stores, Inc., discount retail stores, with headquaters in Henderson, N.C.

The minutes are from meetings of various corporate committees, including the profit sharing trust advisory committee, the auditing committee, the directors' and stockholders' meetings, the executive committee, and the proxy committee. There are also articles and certificates of incorporation; bylaws of the Rose Trucking Co., Inc.; a brief history of the company; and copies of the company newsletter.

Also included are tax documents, balance sheets, and rent books. The tax documents, 1919-1945, include income tax returns, capital stock returns, franchise returns, list of depreciations taken on fixtures, and claims made under the Agricultual Adjustment Act. The balance sheets, which record sales and expenses, run continuously from 1921 to 1925. There is also a bound volume of monthly financial reports from stores 27 through 53 for 1935. The earliest rent books appear to have been created in the early 1960s, but they contain a financial and real estate history of each store that extends back to its establishment.

Photographs are of various Rose's Stores and employees. There is also a slide show from 1979 with an audiotaped lecture on the process of loss control auditing.

Note that materials dated after 1985 are closed to research and have been moved out of the normal run of materials.

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Contents list

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Corporate Papers, 1927-1996.

About 100 items.

Arrangement: by type.

Chiefly the minutes from meetings of various corporate committees, including the profit sharing trust advisory committee, the auditing committee, the directors and stockholders meetings, the executive committee, and the proxy committee. Other corporate papers include articles and certificates of incorporation; bylaws of the Rose Trucking Co., Inc.; a brief history of the company; and copies of the company newsletter. Materials dated after 1985 are closed to researchers.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.2. Auditing Committee, 1984-1986.

1 item.

Minutes of the Auditing Committee's meetings from 1984 to 1986. This item is closed to research.

Folder 8

Minute Book, 1984-1986: RESTRICTED #05097, Subseries: "1.2. Auditing Committee, 1984-1986." Folder 8

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.3. Directors and Stockholders Meetings, 1927-1996.

About 30 items.

Arrangement: chronological order.

Minutes of the Directors and Stockholders meetings, 1927-1996. The minute books, 1984-1996, (folders 25-38) are closed to research.

Folder 9

Minute Book, 1927-1930 #05097, Subseries: "1.3. Directors and Stockholders Meetings, 1927-1996." Folder 9

Folder 10-11

Folder 10

Folder 11

Minute Book, 1931-1939 #05097, Subseries: "1.3. Directors and Stockholders Meetings, 1927-1996." Folder 10-11

Folder 12

Minute Book, 1939-1944 #05097, Subseries: "1.3. Directors and Stockholders Meetings, 1927-1996." Folder 12

Folder 13

Minute Book, 1945-1949 #05097, Subseries: "1.3. Directors and Stockholders Meetings, 1927-1996." Folder 13

Folder 14

Minute Book, 1950-1954 #05097, Subseries: "1.3. Directors and Stockholders Meetings, 1927-1996." Folder 14

Folder 15

Minute Book, 1955-1958 #05097, Subseries: "1.3. Directors and Stockholders Meetings, 1927-1996." Folder 15

Folder 16

Minute Book, 1959-1962 #05097, Subseries: "1.3. Directors and Stockholders Meetings, 1927-1996." Folder 16

Folder 17

Minute Book, 1963-1965 #05097, Subseries: "1.3. Directors and Stockholders Meetings, 1927-1996." Folder 17

Folder 18

Minute Book, 1966-1969 #05097, Subseries: "1.3. Directors and Stockholders Meetings, 1927-1996." Folder 18

Folder 19

Minute Book, 1970-1973 #05097, Subseries: "1.3. Directors and Stockholders Meetings, 1927-1996." Folder 19

Folder 20

Minute Book, 1973-1976 #05097, Subseries: "1.3. Directors and Stockholders Meetings, 1927-1996." Folder 20

Folder 21

Directors File, 1976-1977 #05097, Subseries: "1.3. Directors and Stockholders Meetings, 1927-1996." Folder 21

Folder 22

Minute Book, 1973-1978 #05097, Subseries: "1.3. Directors and Stockholders Meetings, 1927-1996." Folder 22

Folder 23

Minute Book, 1978-1981 #05097, Subseries: "1.3. Directors and Stockholders Meetings, 1927-1996." Folder 23

Folder 24

Minute Book, 1978-1983 #05097, Subseries: "1.3. Directors and Stockholders Meetings, 1927-1996." Folder 24

Folder 25

Minute Book, 1984-1986: RESTRICTED #05097, Subseries: "1.3. Directors and Stockholders Meetings, 1927-1996." Folder 25

Folder 26

Minute Book, 1987: RESTRICTED #05097, Subseries: "1.3. Directors and Stockholders Meetings, 1927-1996." Folder 26

Folder 27

Minute Book, 1988: RESTRICTED #05097, Subseries: "1.3. Directors and Stockholders Meetings, 1927-1996." Folder 27

Folder 28

Minute Book, 1989: RESTRICTED #05097, Subseries: "1.3. Directors and Stockholders Meetings, 1927-1996." Folder 28

Folder 29

Minute Book, 1990: RESTRICTED #05097, Subseries: "1.3. Directors and Stockholders Meetings, 1927-1996." Folder 29

Folder 30

Minute Book, 1990-1991: RESTRICTED #05097, Subseries: "1.3. Directors and Stockholders Meetings, 1927-1996." Folder 30

Folder 31

Minute Book, 1991-1992: RESTRICTED #05097, Subseries: "1.3. Directors and Stockholders Meetings, 1927-1996." Folder 31

Folder 32

Minute Book, 1992-1993: RESTRICTED #05097, Subseries: "1.3. Directors and Stockholders Meetings, 1927-1996." Folder 32

Folder 33

Minute Book, 1993-1994: RESTRICTED #05097, Subseries: "1.3. Directors and Stockholders Meetings, 1927-1996." Folder 33

Folder 34

Minute Book, 1994-1995: RESTRICTED #05097, Subseries: "1.3. Directors and Stockholders Meetings, 1927-1996." Folder 34

Folder 35

Minute Book, 1995: RESTRICTED #05097, Subseries: "1.3. Directors and Stockholders Meetings, 1927-1996." Folder 35

Folder 36

Minute Book, 1996: RESTRICTED #05097, Subseries: "1.3. Directors and Stockholders Meetings, 1927-1996." Folder 36

Folder 37

Minute Book, 1996: RESTRICTED #05097, Subseries: "1.3. Directors and Stockholders Meetings, 1927-1996." Folder 37

Folder 38

Minute Book (Stockholders Meetings Only),1983-1992: RESTRICTED #05097, Subseries: "1.3. Directors and Stockholders Meetings, 1927-1996." Folder 38

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4 items.

Arrangement: chronological order.

Minutes of the Executive Committee's meetings, 1955-1988. The minute book, 1982-1988, (folders 44-45) is closed to research.

Folder 39

Minute Book, 1955-1967 #05097, Subseries: "1.4. Executive Committee, 1955-1988." Folder 39

Folder 40-41

Folder 40

Folder 41

Minute Book, 1968-1975 #05097, Subseries: "1.4. Executive Committee, 1955-1988." Folder 40-41

Folder 42-43

Folder 42

Folder 43

Minute Book, 1976-1981 #05097, Subseries: "1.4. Executive Committee, 1955-1988." Folder 42-43

Folder 44-45

Folder 44

Folder 45

Minute Book, 1982-1988: RESTRICTED #05097, Subseries: "1.4. Executive Committee, 1955-1988." Folder 44-45

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1 item.

Minutes of the Proxy Committee's meetings from 1966 to 1977.

Folder 46-47

Folder 46

Folder 47

Minute Book, 1966-1977 #05097, Subseries: "1.5. Proxy Committee, 1966-1977." Folder 46-47

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About 50 items.

Arrangement: by subject.

Articles and certificates of incorporation; bylaws of the Rose Trucking Company; issues of the Roses Stores' newsletter, "Communiques," and other printed materials including a 1949 issue of the Henderson Daily Dispatch. The issues of "Communiques," 1990-1994 (folders 51-52) are closed to research.

Folder 48

Articles of Incorporation, 1966-1973 #05097, Subseries: "1.6. Other Papers, 1957-1994." Folder 48

Folder 49

Certificates of Incorporation, 1962-1978 #05097, Subseries: "1.6. Other Papers, 1957-1994." Folder 49

Folder 50

Rose Trucking Company, Inc.: Bylaws, 1957-1964 #05097, Subseries: "1.6. Other Papers, 1957-1994." Folder 50

Folder 51-52

Folder 51

Folder 52

"Communiques," 1990-1994: RESTRICTED #05097, Subseries: "1.6. Other Papers, 1957-1994." Folder 51-52

Folder 53

Brief History of Company and List of the Directors #05097, Subseries: "1.6. Other Papers, 1957-1994." Folder 53

Folder 54

Printed Materials about the Company, 1949-1981 #05097, Subseries: "1.6. Other Papers, 1957-1994." Folder 54

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About 300 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Primarily tax documents, balance sheets, and rent books. The tax documents date from 1919 to 1945 and include income tax returns, capital stock returns, franchise returns, list of depreciations taken on fixtures, and claims made under the Agricultual Adjustment Act. The balance sheets, which record sales and expenses, run continuously from 1921 to 1925. There is also a bound volume of monthly financial reports from stores 27 through 53 for 1935. The earliest rent books appear to have been created in the early 1960s, but they contain a financial and real estate history of each store that extends back to its establishment. The rent books, 1988-1995 (folders 73-75) are closed to research.

Folder 55

Income Tax Return, 1919 #05097, Series: "2. Financial Papers, 1919-1995." Folder 55

Folder 56

Accounting Records, 1921 #05097, Series: "2. Financial Papers, 1919-1995." Folder 56

Folder 57

Audit, 1920-1921 #05097, Series: "2. Financial Papers, 1919-1995." Folder 57

Folder 58-62

Folder 58

Folder 59

Folder 60

Folder 61

Folder 62

Balance Sheets for Stores, 1921-1925 #05097, Series: "2. Financial Papers, 1919-1995." Folder 58-62

Folder 63

Income Tax Return, 1926 #05097, Series: "2. Financial Papers, 1919-1995." Folder 63

Folder 64

Depreciation Taken on Fixtures, 1921-1932 #05097, Series: "2. Financial Papers, 1919-1995." Folder 64

Folder 65

Annual Franchise Tax Returns, 1935-1940 #05097, Series: "2. Financial Papers, 1919-1995." Folder 65

Folder 66

Capital Stock Tax Returns, 1935-1945 #05097, Series: "2. Financial Papers, 1919-1995." Folder 66

Folder 67

Monthly Balance Sheets for Stores 27-53, 1935 #05097, Series: "2. Financial Papers, 1919-1995." Folder 67

Folder 68

Claims Made Under the Agricultual Adjustments Act, 1936 #05097, Series: "2. Financial Papers, 1919-1995." Folder 68

Folder 69

Rent Book, 1933-1963 #05097, Series: "2. Financial Papers, 1919-1995." Folder 69

Folder 70-71

Folder 70

Folder 71

Rent Book, 1959-1966 #05097, Series: "2. Financial Papers, 1919-1995." Folder 70-71

Folder 72

Wallace S. Kelley's Accounting File, 1967 #05097, Series: "2. Financial Papers, 1919-1995." Folder 72

Folder 73

Rent Book, 1988-1992: RESTRICTED #05097, Series: "2. Financial Papers, 1919-1995." Folder 73

Folder 74-75

Folder 74

Folder 75

Rent Book, 1992-1995: RESTRICTED #05097, Series: "2. Financial Papers, 1919-1995." Folder 74-75

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