The Cass Family Business Collection records and papers cover the period 1891-1925. Included are financial records from the East Tennessee Medicine Company and Ferguson Drug Company, as well as correspondence with other companies and advertising materials. Also included are requests for information on products and listings of agents for East Tennessee Medicine Company.
An addition to the collection was made in 1986. These documents include materials relating to the East Tennessee Medicine Company.
The collection is arranged in three series: Series 1, Papers of East Tennessee Medicine Company, 1891-1925; Series 2, Papers of the Ferguson Drug Company, 1916-1921; Series 3, Papers of Joseph W. Cass, 1907-1923. The contents of all series are organized alphabetically by subject, with correspondence being arranged alphabetically by author, and then chronologically when there is more than one piece by an author.
The Cass Family Business records were part of a larger collection given to Rocky Mount on December 20, 1978 by Dr. William P. Bailey, Jr.
Method of Acquisition
The Cass Family Business Collection was placed in the Archives of Appalachia on April 25, 1980 by Alvin Gerhardt, Executive Director, Rocky Mount State Museum.
Library of Congress No. MS 82-565
Marie Tedesco completed processing, and the records were opened for research on July 2, 1980.