Trio Beauty Salon Records, 1935-2007

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Descriptive Summary

 

Repository: Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University

Title: Trio Beauty Salon Records, 1935-2007

Collection No.: SC 0207
Creator: Clatterbuck, Beulah Ruth Kerns, 1915-2017

Extent: 3 boxes; 1.39 cubic feet

Language: English

Abstract: The Trio Beauty Salon Records, 1935-2007, consist of three boxes containing various records related to the Trio Beauty Salon in Harrisonburg, Virginia including legal and financial documents, record books, and personal documents of the operators of the salon.

 

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: Collection is open for research. Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection. Please contact Research Services staff before visiting the James Madison University Special Collections Library to use this collection.

Use Restrictions: The copyright interests in this collection have been transferred to the James Madison University Special Collections Library. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library Reference Desk (library-special@jmu.edu).

Preferred Citation: [identification of item], [box #, folder #], Trio Beauty Salon Records, 1935-2007, SC 0207, Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA.

Acquisition Information: Donated by Beulah Ruth Kearns Clatterbuck on April 13, 2012.
Processing Information: In order to streamline the process of applying collection numbers, Special Collections staff completed a large-scale renumbering campaign in 2017-2018. This collection was previously cataloged as SC 5029. During this time the collection was consolidated and physically rehoused.

Bio/Historical Note:

Trio Beauty Salon opened on July 15, 1941 at 14 Newman Avenue, Harrisonburg, Virginia. It was known formerly as the Gay Lynn Beauty Shop. The three partners of the Trio Beauty Salon were Flora Evelyn Taylor Lamb, Mildred Bridges, and Ava Gowl, but also included Ruby Dove and Beulah Ruth Kerns Clatterbuck as owners and operators. The salon was open for 35 years before closing in 1976. After closing the salon, the owners continued to work elsewhere in the Harrisonburg area, and kept records of where they went.

Scope and Content:

The Trio Beauty Salon Records consist of various documents and records pertaining to the Trio Beauty Salon and its owners and operators, including business, financial, and personal documents. The collection comprises business records, leases and agreements, tax and financial documents, and personal records of Beulah Ruth Kerns Clatterbuck.

Arrangement:

The collection is arranged into the following series and subseries:
Series 1: Legal Files, 1937-1977
Series 2: Financial Records, 1937-1976
Subseries 2.1: Tax Returns and Statements, 1937-1976
Subseries 2.2: Record Books, 1938-1976
Series 3: Personal Records, 1935-2007
All series and subseries are arranged chronologically.

Location of Originals:

Original documents relating to Beulah Ruth Kerns Clatterbuck were retained by the owner. Original documents were photocopied for this collection.

Contents:

Series 1: Legal Files, 1937-1977

This series contains legal documents and correspondence for Trio Beauty Salon from the years 1937-1977, including business and financial records, letters from the U.S. Department of Labor, and one photograph of the owners and operators.

Folder Title
Box : Folder
Partnership Agreements, 1937-1943
1:1
Property Leases, 1937-1972
1:2
Change of Business Name Document, 1941
1:3
Photograph (photocopy), 1941
1:4
Helen Curtis Cold Wave Franchise, 1944
1:5
Correspondence, 1946-1970
1:6
Bank Account Records, 1955-1977
1:7
Withholding Exemption Certificates, 1962-1966
1:8
Virginia Hairdressing Regulations, 1963-1975
1:9
Advertising for Other Companies, 1968
1:10
Insurance, 1968
1:11
Application for Directory Advertising, 1975
1:12
Blueprint, undated
1:13

Series 2: Financial Records, 1937-1976

Arranged into two subseries: Tax Returns and Statements, 1937-1976 and Record Books, 1938-1976. Arranged chronologically within each series.

Folder Title
Box : Folder
Subseries: Tax Returns and Statements, 1937-1976
Federal Tax Return, 1937-1939
1:14
Financial Statements, 1937-1953
1:15
Virginia Tax Return, 1937-1939
1:16
Federal Tax Return, 1940-1949
1:17
Virginia Tax Return, 1940-1949
1:18
Harrisonburg Taxes, 1944-1976
1:19
Federal Tax Return, 1951-1959
1:20
Virginia Tax Documents, 1951-1959
1:21
Federal Tax Return, 1960-1969
1:22
Virginia Tax Documents, 1960-1969
1:23
Federal Tax Documents, 1970-1976
2:1
Virginia Tax Documents, 1970-1976
2:2
Subseries: Record Books, 1938-1976
Book 1, January 1938-December 1943
3:1
Book 2, January 1944-December 1949
3:2
Book 3, January 1950-December 1954
2:3
Book 4, August 1954-December 1958
2:4
Book 5, January 1959-December 1962
2:5
Book 6, January 1963-December 1966
2:6
Book 7, January 1967-December 1971
3:3
Book 8, January 1972-December 1976
3:4

Series 3: Personal Records, 1935-2007

This series contains personal documents of Beulah Ruth Kerns Clatterbuck, including items related to the practice of cosmetology and a brief autobiography of her life.

Folder Title
Box : Folder
Beauty School Notes of Beulah Ruth Kerns, 1935
2:7
Certificate to Use Frederics Method, 1935
2:8
Diploma from Paulinas Beauty School, 1935
2:9
High School Diploma of Beulah Ruth Kerns, 1935
2:10
Certificate of Authorization to be a Practicing Hairdresser, 1962
2:11
Cosmetology Licenses for Beulah Ruth Kerns Clatterbuck, 1963-2004
2:12
Virginia Board of Cosmetology Rules, 1995
2:13
Obituary for Flora Evelyn Lamb, 2007
2:14
Brief Autobiography of Beulah Ruth Kerns, undated
2:15

Compiled by: Alicia Henneberry, June 2012; Lindsey Wood, July 2015