The L. E. Blain Clothing company of Albany, Oregon, moved into the east half of the First National Bank building in 1892, and was open for business until 1976. "Blain’s was a popular downtown gathering spot for the gentlemen of the town. Mr. L. E. Blain kept chairs in the front of the store for his daily visitors. A daily morning ritual was to sweep the sidewalk and exchange gossip and news with the other business people on the street. At the time of its closure in 1926 Blain’s was the oldest continuously operating clothing store West of the Mississippi."
The collection (1882-1910) contains six bound financial ledgers, account journals, and cash books.
Specific dates for the bound volumes are: ledgers, 1882-1887; journals, 1878-1880; and cash books, 1902-1910.
Restrictions on Use :
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If a researcher finds sensitive personal information in a collection, please bring it to the attention of the reading room staff.Restrictions on Access :
Collection is open to the public.
Collection must be used in Special Collections & University Archives Reading Room.Preferred Citation :
[Identification of item], L. E. Blain Clothing Company records, Bx 003, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.
Material within this collection may have little to no intellectual or physical arrangement. Any arrangement may have derived from the records' creators or custodians. It may be necessary to look in multiple places for the same types of materials.
Processing Note :
Collection processed by staff.
This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.
This collection received a basic level of processing including minimal to no organization and rehousing.
Description information is drawn in part from information supplied with the collection and initial surveys of the contents.