Oral History Interview with Bob and Ada Reed Brewer, March 14, 1984

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Interview with Ada Reed and Bob Brewer, owners and operators of A. B. McGill and Company General Merchants. In the interview, the Brewers discuss their family backgrounds, marriage, losses on charge accounts during the Great Depression, the change from clerk-service to self-service operation of the store, the credit business, purchasing clothes at the Dallas fashion market, customer interests, changes in product lines, commercial and residential growth in the Bertram area, using direct mail and radio advertising, their involvement with the Texas Retail Association, factors in developing a successful business, and civic activities. The interview includes an appendix with a flyer, ... continued below

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100, [16] p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm.

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Jenkins, Floyd; Brewer, Ada Reed & Brewer, Bob March 14, 1984.

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Affiliated with the UNT Department of History, the Oral History Program records, transcribes, and archives oral history interviews in order to preserve the history of the North Texas region. The program also trains UNT students in the theory and methods of oral history, conducts workshops for members of the larger community, and maintains partnerships with a variety of related institutions and organizations.

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  • Main Title: Oral History Interview with Bob and Ada Reed Brewer, March 14, 1984
  • Added Title: Oral History Interview with Bob Brewer, March 14, 1984
  • Added Title: Oral History Interview with Ada Reed Brewer, March 14, 1984
  • Added Title: Today And Yesterday Mingle At McGill's
  • Added Title: A Hundred Years To A Day
  • Added Title: Unusual Tokens
  • Added Title: McGill's Recalls Days Gone By
  • Series Title: Business Archives Project

Description

Interview with Ada Reed and Bob Brewer, owners and operators of A. B. McGill and Company General Merchants. In the interview, the Brewers discuss their family backgrounds, marriage, losses on charge accounts during the Great Depression, the change from clerk-service to self-service operation of the store, the credit business, purchasing clothes at the Dallas fashion market, customer interests, changes in product lines, commercial and residential growth in the Bertram area, using direct mail and radio advertising, their involvement with the Texas Retail Association, factors in developing a successful business, and civic activities. The interview includes an appendix with a flyer, photographs, articles, and letters.

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100, [16] p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm.

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"McGill's Recalls Days Gone By" was written for the March 21, 1985 edition of The Highlander.

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UNT Oral Histories

The UNT Oral History Collection in the UNT Digital Library contains a selection of oral history transcripts covering World War II, politics, community activism, desegregation, recollections of life in Texas, and more. Access to these items is restricted to the UNT community.

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Jenkins, Floyd; Brewer, Ada Reed & Brewer, Bob. Oral History Interview with Bob and Ada Reed Brewer, March 14, 1984, book, March 14, 1984; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc306680/: accessed December 13, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Oral History Program.