Mahdeen Company, 1912-1985 | East Texas Research Center

Collection Overview

Title: Mahdeen Company, 1912-1985Add to your cart.

ID: B/53

Extent: 326.0 Items

Subjects: Business records -- Texas, East, Hair preparations, Mahdeen Company (Nacogdoches, Tex.) -- Records and correspondence

Languages: English

Collection Historical Note

The partnership between John Louis Needham and Frank Speir Aikman in 1912, resulted the Mahdeen Company. The Mahdeen Company manufactured and sold hair tonic called "Mahdeen for Dandruff". The formula for the tonic was obtained by Mr. Needham, a Nacogdoches barber shop operator. Mr. Aikman, a traveling salesman originally from New York, was inspired by the product to provide financial backing, leading to the partnership of the two men.

In 1918 J. L. Needham died and eventually his heirs, Conrad Needham and Mrs. Mary Tom Weyman, received even shares of his stock in the company. Between 1931-1933, three serious complaints resulting from the use of the Mahdeen product were reported. Many of the papers included in this collection relate to the complaints.

In 1939 F. S. Aikman died, and in 1941 W. A. Mize, B. H. Mize, and E. C. Best purchased The Mahdeen Company. In 1965, the company was bought by a firm in Dallas which continued to sell the Mahdeen tonic under Mahdeen Laboratories.

Subject/Index Terms

Business records -- Texas, East
Hair preparations
Mahdeen Company (Nacogdoches, Tex.) -- Records and correspondence


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Folder 1: Mahdeen Company partnership contracts. 2 items, 1912-1915Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Supplementary agreement between Needham and Aikman. 1 item, 1913Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Correspondence between Needham and Aikman 12 items, 1913-1916.Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Correspondence from Attorneys Blount and Strong. 2 items, 1916Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Lease for house and lot. 1 item., 1915Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Lien on partnership. 1 item, 1918Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Sale of copyright and trademark. 1 item., 1927Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Sale of interest in the company 1 item, 1930Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Certificate of dissolution 1 item, 1941Add to your cart.
Folder 10: New York sanitary codes 2 items, 1929-1931Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Correspondence concerning labeling Mahdeen 15 items, 1931-1933Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Sample advertising letters  2 items, cat 1930'sAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Advertisement circulars for barber shops 4 items, cat 1930'sAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Examples of bottle labels 7 items, cat 1930'sAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Revision notes for bottle labels 4 items, cat 1930'sAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Correspondence regarding Brunson suit 15 items., Nov.-Dec. 1931Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Correspondence regarding Brunson suit 14 items, Jan.-Feb. 1932Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Correspondence regarding Brunson suit 14 items, March 1932Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Correspondence regarding alleged injuries due to Mahdeen 4 items, May-June 1932Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Correspondence regarding Lade suit 8 items, Aug.-Sept. 1932Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Correspondence regarding Lade suit 9 items, Oct. 1932 - Jan. 1933Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Correspondence of Mahdeen Co. and Federal Trade Commission 12 items., June 1941 April 1942Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Correspondence of Mahdeen Co. and Federal Trade Commission 8 items, May-July 1942Add to your cart.
Folder 24: F. S. Aikman's Income tax figures (rough notes) 12 items, 1922-1929Add to your cart.
Folder 25: F. S. Aikman's Income tax figures (rough notes) 8 items, 1930-1932Add to your cart.
Folder 26: F. S. Aikman's Income tax figures (rough notes) 10 items, 1933-1936Add to your cart.

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