J.E. Meyers discusses the history of the Missoula Mercantile from 1939 up to the 1970s. He talks about the purchase of the Mercantile by Allied Stores and its conversion to the Bon Marché. Meyers describes the McLeod family’s ownership of the Mercantile and how they operated the store. He also talks about the important role that the Mercantile played in the Missoula, Montana community and the western Montana financial community.
Missoula Mercantile Company History; Allied Stores Corporation History; Businessmen Montana Biography; Meyers, J. E. (James E.), 1913-1994; McLeod, Walter Herbert, 1887-1963; McLeod, Charles Herbert, 1859-1946; Bon Marché (Department store) – History; Department stores -- Montana -- Missoula -- History -- 20th century; Missoula (Mont.) -- History -- 20th century
Montana Businesses Oral History Collection, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
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1 sound cassette (01:30:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (18 p.: 28 cm.)
Meyers, J. E., "J. E. Meyers Interview, July 1984" (1984). Montana Businesses Oral History Collection. 5.