Trio Beauty Salon Records, 1935-2007

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Summary Information

Repository:
Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University
Creator:
Clatterbuck, Beulah Ruth Kerns, 1915-2017
Title:
Trio Beauty Salon Records
Collection No.:
SC 0207
Date:
1935-2007
Extent:
3 boxes, 1.39 Cubic Feet
Language of the Material:
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.

Preferred Citation

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

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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.

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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.

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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

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Subseries 2.2: Record Books, 1938-1976

Series 3: Personal Records, 1935-2007

All series and subseries are arranged chronologically.

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Administrative Information

Revision Description

Converted to schema conforming EAD by dtd2schema.vh.xsl.Edited by Kate Morris to reflect revisions to finding aid 2013-11-212015-07-22

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).

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.

Location of Originals

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

Location

Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University

880 Madison DriveMSC 1704Harrisonburg, Virginia 22807library-special@jmu.eduURL: https://www.lib.jmu.edu/special/

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Index Terms

Subject

  • Trio Beauty Salon -- Records and correspondence
  • Trio Beauty Salon -- History
  • Beauty shops -- Virginia -- Harrisonburg
  • Beauty operators -- Virginia -- Harrisonburg
  • Women-owned business enterprises -- Virginia -- Harrisonburg
  • Beauty shops -- Virginia -- Rockingham County
  • Beauty operators -- Virginia -- Rockingham County
  • Women-owned business enterprises -- Virginia -- Rockingham County
  • Harrisonburg (Va.) -- Economic conditions
  • Rockingham County (Va.) -- Economic conditions
  • Harrisonburg (Va.) -- History -- Sources
  • Rockingham County (Va.) -- History -- Sources
  • Virginia -- History, Local -- Sources

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Collection Inventory

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.

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

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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.

Subseries 2.1: Tax Returns and Statements, 1937-1976

Contains both state and federal tax returns, Harrisonburg taxes, and tax related documents and financial statements. Folders labeled Tax Returns consists of only returns and folders labeled Tax Documents consists of returns and other tax related records.

Title/Description Instances
Federal Tax Return, 1937-1939 box 1 folder 14
Financial Statements, 1937-1953 box 1 folder 15
Virginia Tax Return, 1937-1939 box 1 folder 16
Federal Tax Return, 1940-1949 box 1 folder 17
Virginia Tax Return, 1940-1949 box 1 folder 18
Harrisonburg Taxes, 1944-1976 box 1 folder 19
Federal Tax Return, 1951-1959 box 1 folder 20
Virginia Tax Documents, 1951-1959 box 1 folder 21
Federal Tax Return, 1960-1969 box 1 folder 22
Virginia Tax Documents, 1960-1969 box 1 folder 23
Federal Tax Documents, 1970-1976 box 2 folder 1
Virginia Tax Documents, 1970-1976 box 2 folder 2

Subseries 2.2: Record Books, 1938-1976

contains financial records documenting costs and expenses of operation of Trio Beauty Salon, including monthly expenses in terms of supplies, wages, taxes, rent, lighting, repairs, equipment and miscellaneous expenses. Record books are housed in Oversize Hollinger boxes.

Title/Description Instances
Book 1, January 1938-December 1943 box 3 folder 1
Book 2, January 1944-December 1949 box 3 folder 2
Book 3, January 1950-December 1954 box 2 folder 3
Book 4, August 1954-December 1958 box 2 folder 4
Book 5, January 1959-December 1962 box 2 folder 5
Book 6, January 1963-December 1966 box 2 folder 6
Book 7, January 1967-December 1971 box 3 folder 3
Book 8, January 1972-December 1976 box 3 folder 4

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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.

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

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