James E. Sifford Papers

The James E. Sifford Papers contain photographs and printed materials relating to one of the first supermarkets in Greensboro, the A&P store on Commerce Place. Jim Sifford began his career with A&P in Hickory, North Carolina, in the mid-1920s. Several years after moving to Greensboro in the mid-1930s, he was selected to manage the new Commerce Place location. The majority of the collection consists of photographs, including many interior and exterior images of local and regional A&P stores. The collection also contains newspaper clippings with biographical information about Jim Sifford and other A&P managers, as well as an article about the closing of the Commerce Place store in the 1970s.