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Guide to the Waterman's Floor Covering Records 1950-1976

Sponsor: Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Overview of the Collection

Title: Records
Creator: Waterman's Floor Covering
Dates: 1950-1976
Quantity: 17 cubic feet
Abstract:Financial records, business correspondence, and, primarily, job files, of this Moscow, Idaho, floor covering store. Also included are some personal papers of Clyde and Violet Waterman.
Identification: MG152
Language: English
Repository: University of Idaho Library Special Collections and Archives
Moscow, ID 83844-2351

Arrangement and Description

The material in this manuscript group was originally stored in transfer drawers by year. During the preliminary inventory it was decided to sort the material by record type, then arrange each type chronologically.The major part of this collection consists of records of jobs completed between 1951 and 1975. These are arranged first chronologically by year, then by first letter of the last name of the person for whom the work was done. Included for each job are estimate sheets, plans and drawings, and cost sheets which indicate the wholesale and retail costs of the material used, and frequently include the Waterman's profit on the job.The financial records include check registers, bank deposit books, general ledgers, accounts payable ledgers, daily cash reports, payroll records, records of contributions to the Painters Trust (a union), sales and property tax records, and inventories of merchandise.Other business records include correspondence, mainly with suppliers, legal documents including the dissolution of the Kennewick partnership, and a few photographs of the store interior.Also included in this group are some personal papers of Clyde and Vi Waterman. These include undated check registers, bowling memorabilia such as chevrons and merit certificates, programs from two Nampa High School reunions, Coast Guard boating information, insurance policies, medical receipts, unidentified photographic negatives, interest and dividend statements, state and federal income tax records, and property tax records from Latah and Benewah Counties in Idaho and Maricopa County, Arizona.

Scope and Content

The records of Waterman's Floor Covering span the years 1950 to 1976, while the small collection of personal papers of Clyde and Vi Waterman span the years 1947-1983.

The papers include 11 cubic feet of records of jobs completed between 1951 and 1975, various types of financial records, inventories, business correspondence, legal documents and photographs. Among the personal papers are some financial records, Coast Guard boating information, correspondence, photographs, and bowling memorabilia.

Ledgers from the years 1954 to 1961 are missing from the collection, in fact, there are gaps in several types of financial records.


Administrative/Biographical History

Clyde Mahlon Waterman was born in DesLacs, North Dakota on August 28, 1913. Following his graduation from Nampa (Idaho) High School in 1932 he worked at Standard Furniture in Nampa. When World War II began he moved to Hanford, Washington where he was employed at the Atomic Energy Plant as an asbestos worker. Following completion of the plant he opened a floor covering store in Kennewick, Washington, in partnership with Douglas Jensen. That partnership was dissolved on July 1, 1950, and on August 11 of the same year Clyde, in partnership with his wife, Violet Marie, whom he had married in Nampa in May 1938, opened Waterman's Floor covering at 125 West Third in Moscow, Idaho. The store remained at that location until 1961 when it moved to 125 East Third.

Prior to his retirement in 1976 Clyde was a Cub Master in Boy Scouts, was a member of the Chamber of Commerce and on the board of the United Way Fund. He enjoyed bowling and was a member of the Lions Club.

Since retirement the Watermans have spent winters in Arizona where he is active in lapidary and silver smithing. He also enjoys bicycling and swimming. Summers are spent in Moscow and their cabin on Lake Coeur d'Alene.

The Watermans have two children, Clyde Eugene, who took over the floor covering business from his father, and Linda Rae.


Subjects

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the online catalog. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.

Business, Industry, and Labor
Idaho

Waterman, Clyde
Waterman, Violet

Waterman's Floor Covering (Firm)

Floor coverings industry -- Idaho -- Moscow -- History -- Sources

Administrative Information

Source

The records of the Waterman's Floor Covering store were donated to the University of Idaho Library by Clyde M. Waterman in May 1988.

Processing Information

Types of material discarded include bank statements and cancelled checks, bank deposit slips, employee time cards, sales slips, and invoices. In all the records were reduced by 40 cubic feet.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I. Jobs Completed 1951-1975
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1/11/1A-Z 1951-1952 162 items
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1/21/2Edison School 1951-1952 11 items
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1/31/3State Hospital, Orofino 1951-1952 23 items
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1/41/4Jobs Pending 1951 9 items
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1/51/5University of Idaho Bids 1951-1952 35 items
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1/61/6A-Z 1953 113 items
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1/71/7University of Idaho Bids and Purchase Orders 1953 23 items
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1/81/8A-Z 1954 188 items
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1/91/9A-Z 1955 137 items
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1/101/10University of Idaho Men's Dormitory 1953-1955 12 items
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1/11-151/11-15A-Z 1956 236 items
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1/15-201/15-20A-Z 1957 218 items
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1/211/21University of Idaho Purchase Orders 1955-1957 36 items
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1/22-241/22-24A-Z 1958 142 items
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1/25-311/25-31A-Z 1959 235 items
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1/321/32University of Idaho 50 man Dormitory 1958-1959 6 items
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1/331/33Moscow Secondary School 1958-1959 12 items
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2/34-402/34-40A-Z 1960 280 items
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2/412/41Administration Building, University of Idaho 1960 12 items
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2/42-432/42-43Jobs Pending 1960 58 items
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2/44-512/44-51A-Z 1961 327 items
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2/522/52Jobs Pending 1961 30 items
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2/53-562/53-56A-L 1962 219 items
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3/57-603/57-60M-Z 1962 180 items
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3/613/61Jobs Pending 1962 45 items
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3/62-703/62-70A-Z 1963 417 items
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3/713/71University of Idaho Purchase Orders 1960-1963 102 items
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3/723/72Jobs Pending 1963 76 items
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3/73-773/73-77A-K 1964 260 items
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4/78-814/78-81L-Z 1964 230 items
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4/824/82Jobs Pending 1964 77 items
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4/834/83Paid Contracts 1963-1964 3 items
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4/84-934/84-93A-Z 1965 451 items
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4/944/94University of Idaho Purchase Orders 23 items
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5/95-1095/95-109A-Z 1966 462 items
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5/1105/110University of Idaho Purchase Orders 1966 31 items
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5/111-1155/111-115A-F 1967 155 items
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6/116-1226/116-122G-Z 1967 318 items
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6/1236/123University of Idaho Purchase Orders 1967-1978 73 items
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6/124-1356/124-135A-Z 1968 449 items
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7/136-1447/136-144A-Z 1969 482 items
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7/1457/145University of Idaho Purchase Orders and Quotations 1969 25 items
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7/146-1497/146-149A-G 1970 167 items
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8/150-1568/150-156H-Z 1970 278 items
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8/1578/157University of Idaho Quotations 1970 25 items
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8/1588/158Current Contracts 1968-1969 20 items
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8/159-1688/159-168A-R 1971 355 items
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9/169-1719/169-171S-Z 1971 90 items
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9/172-1839/172-183A-Z 1972 565 items
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9/184-1859/184-185A-B 1973 84 items
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10/186-19510/186-195C-Z 1973 390 items
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10/196-20310/196-203A-J 1974 250 items
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11/204-21011/204-210K-Z 1974 254 items
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11/21111/211University of Idaho Purchase Orders 1974-1975 66 items
Series II. Financial Records 1950-1976
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11/21211/212Bank Deposit Books 1950-1976 7 items
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11/213-23911/213-239Check Registers 1950-April 1960 27 items
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12/240-30212/240-302Check Registers April 1960-March 1972 63 items
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13/303-32413/303-324Check Registers March 1972-December 1976 22 items
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13/324-33113/324-331General Ledgers 1950-1973 7 items
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14/332-33414/332-334General Ledgers 1974-1976 3 items
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14/335-34014/335-340Invoices Payable Ledgers 1961-1973 6 items
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14/341-34214/341-342Cash Journals 1954-1957 2 items
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14/343-35314/343-353Accounts Receivable/Payable Journals 1957-1968 11 items
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15/354-37615/354-376Daily Cash Report Sheets 1950-1962 23 items
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16/377-39216/377-392Daily Cash Report Sheets 1964-1967 16 items
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16/393-40416/393-404Daily Cash and Sales Summaries 1969-1974 1690 items
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17/405-40717/405-407Daily Cash and Sales Summaries 1975-1976 323 items
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17/40817/408Daily Cash Balances 1974-1975 1 item
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17/40917/409Balance Sheets 1958-1969 8 items
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17/41017/410Insurance Records 1957-1976 10 items
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17/41117/411Painters Trust Contribution Records 1964-1974 108 items
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17/41217/412Painters Trust Correspondence 1970-1975 12 items
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17/41317/413Payroll Records 1970-1975 6 items
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17/41417/414Promissory Notes and Loan Records 1952-1974 13 items
17/41417/414Taxes
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17/41517/415Idaho License and Unemployment 1972-1974 3 items
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17/41617/416Idaho Property 1951-1973 2 items
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17/41717/417Idaho Sales and Use 1965-1975 95 items
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17/41817/418Washington Excise 1957 4 items
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17/41917/419U.S. Estimated 1966-1967 10 items
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17/42017/420U.S. Census of Business 1972 1 item
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17/42117/421Union Membership Statements 1971-1972 2 items
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17/422-42517/422-425Inventories 1953-1976 14 items
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17/42617/426Other Financial Papers 1964-1975 9 items
Series III. Other Business Papers 1950-1972
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17/427-43017/427-430Correspondence 1950-1972 229 items
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17/43117/431Legal Documents and Letterheads 1950-197- 7 items
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17/43217/432Photographs undated 8 items
Series IV. Personal Papers 1947-1983
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17/43317/433Bids for Remodeling House 1958-1967 6 items
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17/43417/434Bowling Memorabilia 1970-1980 20 items
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17/43517/435Check Registers undated 2 items
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17/43617/436Class Reunions, Nampa High School 1958-1982 2 items
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17/43717/437Coast Guard Boating Information 1976-1977 14 items
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17/43817/438Correspondence 1950-1975 10 items
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17/43917/439Insurance Policies 1947-1983 20 items
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17/44017/440Licenses and Leases 1950-1972 5 items
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17/44117/441Lions Club undated 5 items
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17/44217/442Medical Receipts and Results 1972-1982 32 items
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17/44317/443Photographs and Negatives undated 19 items
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17/44417/444Taxes: Interest and Dividend Statements 1963-1973 58 items
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17/44517/445Taxes: Property 1952-1981 20 items
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17/44617/446Taxes: Idaho Income 1950-1952 3 items
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17/44717/447Taxes: Federal Income 1950-1982 10 items
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17/44817/448United Fund Contracts 1959-1968 5 items
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17/44917/449Miscellaneous 1951-undated 3 items

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