Tom Haines talks about of his grocery store, the OK Trading Company, in Missoula, Montana. He describes the important role of the Missoula Mercantile which served as a wholesaler and financial adviser and institution to all Missoula area grocery stores. Haines discusses the effectiveness of the Red and White Corporation, a group of independent stores.
Dale L. Johnson serves as the primary interviewer with assistance from Barbara Parker and Susan Buchel.
Haines, Tom, 1903-1997 – Interviews; Grocers -- Montana -- Missoula – Interviews; Grocery trade -- Montana -- Missoula – History; Grocery shopping -- Montana -- Missoula – History; Delivery of goods -- Montana -- Missoula – History; OK Trading Company (Missoula, Mont.) – History; Missoula (Mont.) – History; Missoula Mercantile Company. Wholesale Grocery Department; Missoula Mercantile Company – History; Depressions -- 1929 -- Montana -- Missoula -- Personal narratives; Red and White Corporation (Missoula, Mont.); Western Wholesale Grocery Association
Montana Businesses Oral History Collection, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
University of Montana--Missoula. Mansfield Library
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1 sound cassette (01:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (17 p.: 28 cm.)
Haines, Tom, "Tom Haines Interview, March 4, 1981" (1981). Montana Businesses Oral History Collection. 2.