P. A. Hayes Family Papers

MSS. COLL. #81


Title: P.A. Hayes Family Papers

Dates: ca. 1910 – 1985

Quantity: 2½ boxes

Types of Materials: scrapbooks; correspondence; notes; legal; printed clippings, certificates and advertising

Accession Numbers: 1986.101….

Brief Description: Pearly Arthur Hayes (1882-1963), a native of Randleman, NC, was a graduate of Guilford College and joined the then L. Richardson Drug Co. in 1903. The L. Richardson Drug Co. was purchased by R.L. Justice in 1905 and was renamed the Justice Drug Co. Hayes eventually purchased a controlling interest in Justice Drug Co. and became its president in 1921. The company was an important regional drug wholesaler. Hayes was also active in Greensboro civic affairs and served as President of the National Wholesale Druggists Association (1940).
Materials include: Justice Drug Co. letterheads (ca. 1945); an early invoice for WFMY-TV (1952); contracts and correspondence with numerous drug and cosmetics manufacturers (ca. 1935-60); notebook with formulas for various drugs manufactured by Justice Drug Co., including the Great Nanzetta (ca. 1920); photo album documenting the construction of the new Justice Drug Co. building on S. Chapman St. (1958); a Vick Chemical Co. letterhead (1940); a pictorial insert from the Greensboro Beacon with stories on various local businesses (ca. 1950); a copy of the Vicks Family News (September 1938); and a paper on Vick Chemical Co. by Martin M. Boney (1985). There is also a collection of scrapbooks including chiefly family-related items such as photos, clippings, and Christmas cards; the most notable of these scrapbooks is that kept by Mrs. P.A. Hayes while a student at the North Carolina College for Women, ca. 1910.

Major Names/Subjects: Hayes, Pearly Arthur, b. 1882
Justice Drug Co. (Greensboro, N.C.)
North Carolina College for Women
Vick Chemical Company

Date Surveyed: 9/4/1996