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Kyker Furniture Company Records

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: AppMs-796

Scope and Contents

The Kyker Furniture Company Records consist of invoices paid by the company for furniture, rugs, lamps, radios, stoves and other appliances primarily in 1948 with a few items ranging into 1947 and 1949. Other invoices reflect operational costs for gasoline and repairs for delivery vehicles, phone service, electricity, advertising and membership in the credit bureaus. The collection provides some insight into the types of items stocked in the store, manufacturers located in the region and beyond, and costs of operation. Multiple invoices from single companies for similar items have been sampled.


  • 1947-1949


Conditions Governing Access

The Kyker Furniture Records are open for research.


0.50 linear feet


The files are arranged first alphabetically by the name of the company that sent the invoice to Kyker Furniture and then chronologically within the alphabetic file.

Custodial History

The Kyker Furniture Records were found in the attic of Nelson Fine Arts Center when they were doing some renovation to their building. Nelson Fine Arts Center is located in the building that was formerly occupied by Kyker Furniture Company.

Method of Acquisition

The records were donated to the Archives of Appalachia by Richard Nelson on July 22, 2008.

Processing Information

The Kyker Furniture Records were processed by Norma Myers Riddle and opened for research on July 30, 2009

Repository Details

Part of the Archives of Appalachia Repository

PO Box 70295
344 J.L. Seehorn Jr. Rd.
Johnson City TN 37614 USA