Shank, David E. Automobile Receipt, 1968

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Summary Information

Repository:
Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University
Creator:
Royal Motor Company
Title:
David E. Shank Automobile Receipt
Collection No.:
SC 0244
Date:
Extent:
1 folder, .08 Cubic Feet
Language of the Material:
English
Abstract:
The David E. Shank Automobile Receipt, May 16, 1968, documents Shank's trade-in of a 1964 Cadillac and subsequent purchase of a 1968 Lincoln Continental sedan from Royal Motor Company in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

Preferred Citation

[identification of item], [box #, folder #], David E. Shank Automobile Receipt, 1968, SC 0244, Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA.

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Bio/Historical Note

David E. Shank was born August 21, 1889 in Broadway, Virginia to John F. and Elizabeth Zigler Shank. On September 20, 1916 he married Bertha Bateman Bare (1894-1984), also of Broadway. Shank helped to found the Virginia Milk Producers in 1922 and also organized Staunton's Augusta Dairies in 1941. He held leadership positions with both organizations. Shank was active in his community, serving on the board of the Rockingham National Bank, the Rockingham Poultry Association, the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce, the Virginia Dairy Products Association, and the Washington, D. C. Dairy Council. Additionally, he was a member of the Asbury United Methodist Church and the Harrisonburg Rotary Club. Shank died March 18, 1972 at his winter home in St. Petersburg, Florida. He is buried at Woodbine Cemetery in Harrisonburg.

Royal Motor Company operated at 690 North Main Street in Harrisonburg from at least 1952 through 1980. They specialized in Lincoln and Mercury automobile products.

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Scope and Content

The David E. Shank Automobile Receipt, May 16, 1968, documents Shank's trade-in of a 1964 Cadillac and subsequent purchase of a 1968 Lincoln Continental sedan from Royal Motor Company in Harrisonburg, Virginia. The receipt lists all of the optional equipment and accessories that were added to the car, including air conditioning, ivy gold heritage roof, power door locks, and tinted glass. The full purchase price for the 1968 Lincoln continental was $7,434.20. With 31,000 miles, the trade-in value of Shank's 1964 Cadillac was $3,034.20.

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Arrangement

The document is housed in one legal folder.

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Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection open to 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

Purchased from Ebay auction in June 2017.

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

Genre and Form

  • Receipts (financial records)

Personal Name

  • Shank, David Edgar, 1889-1972

Subject

  • Receipts (Acknowledgments) -- Virginia -- Harrisonburg
  • Business records -- Virginia -- Harrisonburg -- Sources
  • Automobile industry and trade -- Virginia -- Harrisonburg -- 20th century
  • Harrisonburg (Va.) -- History -- 20th century -- Sources
  • Harrisonburg (Va.) -- Economic conditions -- 20th century -- Sources

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Bibliography

Hill's Harrisonburg City Directory. Richmond, Va.: Hill Directory Co.

Obituary for David E. Shank, Daily News-Record, March 20, 1972.

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Collection Inventory

Title/Description Instances
David E. Shank Automobile Receipt, May 16, 1968 box 1 folder 1