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Guide to the Sunset Mercantile Company Records ; Sunset Mercantile Company Records

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Guide to the Sunset Mercantile Company Records 1935-1945

Sponsor: Processing of this finding aid was funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.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: Sunset Mercantile Company
Dates: 1935-1945
Quantity: 0.20 cubic feet
Abstract:Minutes and other records of annual meetings of directors and stockholders, 1938-1944; financial statements, 1935-1943; and correspondence of a Wallace, Idaho, brewery.
Identification: MG327
Language: English
Repository: University of Idaho Library Special Collections and Archives
Moscow, ID 83844-2351

Scope and Content

The records of the Sunset Mercantile Company consist of minutes and other records of annual meetings of directors and stockholders, 1938-1944; financial statements, 1935-1943; and a small amount of correspondence.


Administrative/Biographical History

The Sunset Mercantile Company, with offices in the Day Building, Wallace, was a reorganization of the Sunset Brewery. The new beer produced for the first time in 1938 was called "Gem State." The directors in 1938 were Joseph Reubens, president; O.L. Jones, vice president; S.E. Heitfeld, secretary; Theodore Galland, and Philip Bitner. In 1940 Reubens died and Bitner was not re-elected; they were replaced by Edwin Schiller and Henry L. Day. In 1941 Schiller was replaced by Wray Farmin.

In 1943 the company was in serious financial difficulties and the directors were authorized by the shareholders to sell the property if a fair price could be obtained. The contract between Sunset Mercantile and Mutual Brewing Co., Inc., dated July 7, 1943, was cancelled a year later because of Mutual's failure to comply with the terms, and its failure to make agreed upon payments. The Sunset company then borrowed money to protect the property until it could be sold.

The year 1949 brought several board changes; Galland, Farmin, and Heitfeld resigned and were replaced by William D. Bryan, Paul B. Jessup, and Gertrude A. Bryan. The officers of the company were then empowered to make necessary arrangements for securing abstract of title to the premises on which the company's brewery was located.


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

Sunset Mercantile Company

Breweries -- Idaho -- Wallace -- History -- Sources

Administrative Information

Source

The records of the Sunset Mercantile Company are part of the records of the Day Mines, Inc., donated to the University of Idaho by Henry L. Day in 1984 and 1985.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I. Records 1935-1945
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1/11/1Annual meeting of stockholders and directors, January 17, 1938
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1/21/2Annual meeting of stockholders and directors, January 16, 1939
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1/31/3Special meetings of directors, May 3 & 22, 1939
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1/41/4Annual meeting of stockholders and directors, January 15, 1940
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1/51/5Annual meeting of stockholders and directors, January 20, 1941
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1/61/6Annual meeting of stockholders and directors, January 19, 1942
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1/71/7Annual meeting of stockholders and directors, January 18, 1943
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1/81/8Annual meeting of stockholders, January 17, 1944
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1/91/9Special meeting of directors 1944-1945
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1/101/10Financial statements 1935-1936
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1/111/11Financial statements 1937
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1/121/12Financial statements 1938
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1/131/13Financial statements 1939
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1/141/14Financial statements 1942-1943
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1/151/15Correspondence 1935-1937

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Language: Finding aid is in English

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