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Guide to the F. Neely and Sons Garage Records ; F. Neely and Sons Garage Records

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Guide to the F. Neely and Sons Garage Records 1931-1984

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


Title: Records
Creator: F. Neely and Sons Garage
Dates: 1931-1984
Quantity: 2.5 cubic foot
Abstract:Financial statements, lists of accounts, personnel records, accounting manuals and inventory records from a Moscow, Idaho automobile dealership.
Identification: MG412
Language: English
Repository: University of Idaho Library Special Collections and Archives
Moscow, ID 83844-2351

The business records for F. Neely and Sons Garage are mainly in ledger form with the exception of employee social security records that were removed from a notebook and placed into an acid-free folder. Two series, financial and employees were established in order to separate the record group for research purposes. Bank statements and cancelled checks were discarded from the collection. This reduced the records by .5 cubic feet.

The records of F. Neely and Sons Garage span the years 1931 to 1984, with the bulk of the material covering the years 1931 to 1968.

Included in the records are financial statements, lists of accounts, payroll and social security records, Studebaker accounting manuals, and inventory stock records.


F. Neely and Sons Garage was originally a livery business located at 123 4th St. in downtown Moscow. The livery later had horse drawn carriages, providing the first cab service in town. As automobiles became more numerous and popular, Frank Neely and his sons (Malcolm and Albert) established a Studebaker dealership. The garage was built in the late 1920s at the old livery site.

Frank Neely retired in the early 1940s and passed away in 1947. His son Malcolm became the sole owner of the garage. Malcolm continued the Studebaker dealership until 1966, and then sold Chrysler/Plymouths until 1968. He continued to sell Studebaker parts out of his home after his retirement. Malcolm died in 1987. His brother, Albert Neely, left the garage business when his father Frank retired, starting Neely's Travel Agency, which is still a family-owned business today. Albert died in 1980.


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.

F. Neely and Sons Garage

Automobile-Dealers-Idaho-Moscow

Idaho
Transportation

Restrictions

Portions restricted until 2018.


Administrative Information

Malcolm Neely donated the records of F. Neely and Sons Garage to the University of Idaho Library in April 1994.


Detailed Description of the Collection

I. Financial Records
boxfolder
11-3Financial Statements 1951-1967 3
14-5Financial Ledgers 1931-1967 2
16Accounts Ledger 1953-1976 1
boxfolder
27-10Studebaker Accounting Manuals 1951-1963 4
211Inventory Stock Cards 1955-1984 850+
II. Employee Records
boxfolder
212Social Security Records 1936-1937 1
boxfolder
o.s.Employees Payroll Ledger 1952-1968 1
Access restricted until 2018.

Profile Description

Creation: Encoded by Special Collections: ta2004
Language: Finding aid is in English

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