The J.A. Majors Company and Majors Scientific, Inc. Collection

dc.contributorMcClendon, Al
dc.contributorBroyles, Kathy
dc.creatorJ.A. Majors Company and Majors Scientific, Inc.
dc.descriptionFinding aid for The J.A. Majors Company and Majors Scientific, Inc. Collection
dc.descriptionJohn Albert Majors began selling medical books as a way to help him pay for medical school. Upon graduation from the University of Nashville in 1902, he decided he would rather sell medical books than to practice medicine. On January 1, 1909, the first J.A. Majors Company office opened at 1301 Tulane Avenue in New Orleans, Louisiana. Over the years, the company grew to have offices in Dallas, Atlanta, Houston, and California. The company focused on selling books and managing journal subscriptions for libraries all over the country and also maintained bookstores where books, models and other medical student items were sold. Dr. Majors' sons John, Jr. and Bill, along with son-in-law Jack McClendon joined the company after returning from WWII and in 1978, grandsons J.A. Majors III and Al McClendon joined as well. January 2009 marked the 100th Anniversary of J.A. Majors Company. Due to digital popularity and reduced sales the last remaining bookstore was closed in November of 2010.
dc.description.abstractThe J.A. Majors Company and Majors Scientific, Inc. Collection consists of memorabilia, newsletters, books and photographs.
dc.format.extent2 boxes, 1 linear foot, books and photographs
dc.identifier.citationJ.A. Majors Company and Majors Scientific, Inc., Box 00388, [books or photographs]. The University of North Texas Health Science Center, Gibson D. Lewis Library, Archives.
dc.provenanceThis collection consists of items belonging to or collected by the J.A. Majors family and donated to Lewis Library by Al McClendon (grandson of J.A. Majors), President of Majors Scientific Books, Inc., April 30, 2015.
dc.publisherUniversity of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth, Gibson D. Lewis Library
dc.subjectMajors, John A.
dc.subjectJ.A. Majors Company
dc.subjectMajors Scientific Books
dc.subject.meshBook Industry
dc.titleThe J.A. Majors Company and Majors Scientific, Inc. Collection
dc.typeFinding aid
dcterms.accessRightsThe collection is open for research. The collection is non-circulating and can be viewed by appointment.


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