Guide to the Campions Store Records, 1910 - 1988Manuscript MS-1191

Full Finding Aid

Title:

Guide to the Campions Store Records, 1910 - 1988

Call Number:

Manuscript MS-1191

Collection Dates:

1910 - 1988

Size of Collection:

5 boxes (7.5 linear ft.)

Abstract:

Campion Store (1906-2010). Consist of financial records, catalogues, correspondence, pamphlets, audio reels, books, newspaper clippings, official Dartmouth College programs and store advertisements chronicling the history of the Campion store in Hanover, NH.

Access to Collection:

Unrestricted.

Use & Access

The materials represented in this guide may be accessed through the Rauner Special Collections Library at Dartmouth College. Rauner Library is located in Webster Hall. The materials must be used on-site and may not leave Rauner Library.

Rauner Special Collections Library is open to the public and in most cases no appointment is necessary. The exception is in the case of materials stored off site for which there may be a delay of up to 48 hours in retrieval. Please consult the Access to Collection statement below or contact Rauner Reference.

Access to Collection

Unrestricted.

Use Restrictions

These materials may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.).

Introduction to the Collection

The Campion store records include financial records, catalogues, correspondence, pamphlets, audio reels, books, newspaper clippings, alumni journals, official Dartmouth College programs and store advertisements chronicling the history of the store.

Introduction

James Campion, Inc. was founded in Hanover in 1906, by James Campion, Sr. Until the 1950's its function was primarily in men's apparel; its motto was "Not Just a haberdashery, a Dartmouth tradition". James Campion's son Jim took over the business in 1926, and managed it until his death in 1968. In the 1950's the Campions opened a Ladies' department which became a growing portion of its merchandise selection, eventually becoming the main business. Campions went out of business in 1991. In 1993, part of the family that owned the business decided to open a new clothing store focusing on higher-end fashion for women. This second iteration closed in 2010.

Series, Box & Folder List

Series 1, Records, 1910-1988

Contains records and ephemera

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box: 1, Dates: 1928-1988

Contains financial statement for the year ended June 30, 1954; federal tax return forms for the years, 1928-1968; correspondence regarding bankruptcy proceedings in the 1930's; corporate papers, 1926-1940 and 1948-1965; copy of "The Dartmouth," Oct., 30, 1908 with Campion ad; pamphlet ad for Campion 1950; Dartmouth Princeton game official program 1972 with Campion ad; photos of models wearing Campion merchandise as well merchandise not worn by models for advertisements; catalogues; personal as well as business correspondence; political pamphlets; dedication program for ice rink 1988; newspaper clippings and photos.

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted

Box Contents

  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 2, Dates: 1925-1973

Contains stock certificates and related paperwork, 1952-1970; financial reports, 1925-1953; Men's Club catalogue in Chinese, 1977, 1983; Campion catalogues, 1953-1971; Dartmouth Alumni Magazine, 1946; Portrait of Dartmouth Soft cover book, 1973; four copies of "The Dartmouth Scene," 1949; two hardcovers, one soft cover, Dartmouth Song Book, 1950; The Dartmouth Handbook, 1933-1934, class of 1937.

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted

Box Contents

  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 3, Dates: 1910-1982

Contains historical records and genealogy of the Campion family; trustee certificate Mary Hitchcock Hospital for E. Ronan Campion; Paul Harris Fellow certificate to James W. Campion III with medal and pin; The Aegis, 1910; master tape audio recordings Dartmouth Glee Club 1960, 3 master tape audio recordings Dartmouth Glee Club Campion matchbook, 1966; audio tape; Beta video tape; engraving stamp of Campion store used on phonograph jackets in the 1960's; engraving stamp of Campion store on wood block.

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted

Box Contents

  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 4, Dates: 1927-1966

Contains seven master tape audio recordings of Dartmouth Band 1966 with shipping order, June 13, 1966; bound hardcover book of corporate and financial records, 1927-1986.

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted

Box Contents

  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 5, Dates: circa 1946-1982

Contains photocopy of "Farewell James W. Campion" article with correspondence, 1982; Business in the Arts Award with correspondence, 1972-1973; Pencil sketch "#3 Sachem looking East," circa 1946; a button with the words "Campion" and "Dartmouth"; a history of the Campion store taken for the opening of the New London store with correspondence

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted

Box Contents

  • There is no folder listing for this box.

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