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Alexander Music House collection

Identifier: SCPL-2011-003

Content Description

Collection consists of ledgers, sheet music, photographs, business documents, and publicity clippings from Alexander Music House, a Spartanburg business that sold musical instruments, lessons, and recordings from the turn of the century through the 1980s.

Contents include:

Box 1 1. Folder: Photos: 167 W. Main St. Location (1 negative, 5 photos) 2. Folder: Photos: 200 E. Main St. Location (44 photos) 3. Folder: Photos: 391 E. Main St. Location (36 photos) 4. Folder: Photos: Misc. (30 photos) 5. Folder: Newspaper Clippings (photocopies) 6. Folder: Publications featuring AMH 7. Folder: Plans and Correspondence for Sign, 1969 8. Folder: Correspondence, Stationary, Contracts, Etc (1902-1992) 9. Inventory Binder (1937-1955) 10.-15. Inventory Folders: 1956-62

Box 2 16. Weaver’s New Method of Instruction for the Reed Organ (ca. 1905) published for A. M. Alexander Company, pages missing, poor condition 17. Bentley’s Dollar Method for the Parlor Organ (1900) published by A. M. Alexander Company (three copies, condition fair) 18. Large selection of sheet music (ca. 1930s-1960s) 19. Box containing company stamps and business cards 20. Pouch with company embossing seal

Box 3 21. Ledger: Instruments sold, new and used (1923-1943), spine damage 22. Ledger: Instruments sold and rented, new and used (1944-1982), spine damage

Filed Separately 23. Spartanburg Journal, January 29, 1902 24. Tryon Bee, October 28, 1905 (poor condition)


  • 1900 - 1982


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is available by appointment only. Contact the Kennedy Room for more information.


1.5 Linear Feet (3 boxes)

Language of Materials


Physical Location

B and B Room

Language of description
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Kennedy Room of Local History and Genealogy Repository

151 S. Church St.
Spartanburg SC 29306 United States