J. E. Meyers Interview, July 1984

Interviewee

J. E. Meyers

Interviewer

Kim Carlson

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Description

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.

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Document Type

Oral History

Subjects

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

Original Date

7-1984

Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage

Montana

Language

eng

Original Collection

Montana Businesses Oral History Collection, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula

Digital Publisher

University of Montana--Missoula. Mansfield Library

Rights

Copyright to this collection is held by the interview participants and by the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula. Permission may be required for use. For further information please contact Archives and Special Collections: (406) 243-2053 / library.archives@umontana.edu

Oral History Number

OH 124-001

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (01:30:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (18 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

01:05:53 minutes

Local Filename

OH_124_001.mp3; OH_124_001.pdf

J. E. Meyers Interview, July 1984

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