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Harco Drugs records MSS.0626

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Publication:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35487-0266
205.348.0500
archives@ua.edu

February 2008

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-05-24T08:59-0500

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

May 2013
Collection Title:

Harco Drugs records

Unit ID:

MSS.0626

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

2.0 Linear feet

Dates:

1974-1997

Abstract:

Miscellaneous materials including newsletters, an employee handbook, memoranda, sales, publicity and marketing information, and other items.

creator

Harco Drugs.

Scope and Contents note

The collection contains miscellaneous materials including newsletters, an employee handbook, memoranda, sales, publicity and marketing information, and other items.

Acquisition Information:

Gift of James Harrison

Biographical/Historical note

James Irving "Jim" Harrison, Jr. founded Harco Drug Stores, Inc., an extensive regional company originally based in Northport, Alabama, with 150 full-service pharmacies in Alabama, Florida, and Mississippi. The Harco Drug Stores were sold in 1997 to the RiteAid Corporation of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Harrison attended the University of Alabama and was a 1955 pharmacy honors graduate of Howard College (now Samford University). Prior to becoming involved in store management and expansion, he spent twelve years as an active pharmacist. He has served as a director, president, and chairman of the board of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores. He was named Chain Drug Retailer of the Eighties and the Harco Drug Stores were twice voted the nation's number one drug store chain. The Anti-Defamation League recognized Harrison three times with awards for humanitarianism. In 1998 Harrison received the Distinguished Service Award from the Alabama Pharmacy Association. He was also honored by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores with The Sheldon W. Fantle Achievement Award.

Access Restrictions:

None

Usage Restrictions:

None

Processing Information:

Processed by

unknown, 2008; updated by Martha Bace, 2013

Preferred Citation:

Harco Drugs records, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Source(s)

Advertising (localbroad)

Alabama (localbroad)

Business and Labor (localbroad)

Business records (aat)

Health, Medicine and Welfare (localbroad)

Newsletters (aat)

Northport (Ala.) (lcsh)

Records Box 1

Records Box 2