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Scarboro's Grocery receipt

 Collection — Box: 10 - Small Collections, Folder: 6, Folder: 1
Identifier: NCC-0244

Scope and Contents

The collection contains a receipt listing 13 items purchased by Willis Holloway on May 21, 1938 from Scarboro's Grocery at 1000 9th Street. The preprinted text on the reverse of the receipt illustrates the credit policy by which grocery customers were able to be billed for food purchases in the 1930s.


  • 1938

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no restrictions on the use of this material except where previously copyrighted material is concerned. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain all permissions.

Biographical Information

Floyd Wright ran a grocery between 1926 and 1930 on a corner of Ninth Street and West Knox Street, which was then later owned and operated by Dewey S. Scarboro, who served as a Durham county commissioner from 1950 to 1980. Scarboro lived at 1006 Ninth Street and his grocery was frequented by students from E.K. Powe Elementary School for close to 40 years. The masonry building which housed the grocery from 1947 later housed Wellspring Grocery from 1981 until 1986, the Magnolia Grill restaurant from November 1986 until May 31, 2012, and later Monuts bakery.


1 Folder

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Sandi Haithcock and Carmella Blakney

Physical Description

The receipt is ripped in several places and housed in a mylar sleeve.

Finding Aid for 1938 Scarboro's Grocery Receipt
Various processors.
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the North Carolina Collection Repository

300 N. Roxboro Street
Durham NC 27701 United States