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COLLECTION Identifier: Mss:776 1933-50 A237

Adler and Childs Department Store records


Partial records, gathered for a case study, of a department store in Dayton, Ohio which closed in 1950.


  • 1933-1950

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1.75 linear feet (7 volumes, 1 carton, 1 box)
Partial records, gathered for a case study, of a department store in Dayton, Ohio which closed in 1950. There are balance sheets and/or monthly reports, except for the war years; also inventory records (1933-1947) and merchandise plan figures (1934-1948, with gaps). A few figures for later years relate to the Johnston-Shelton Company, department store of Dayton.

Biographical / Historical

Adler and Childs Department Store was located in Dayton, Ohio. In 1950 the store closed, and its entire stock of merchandise was sold to Raymonds of Boston, department store. Sharply declining sales during the preceding 4 months was part of the decision to close.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of the Johnston-Shelton Co., 1950

Processing Information

Processed: September 2016 By: Baker Library Special Collections Staff
Link to catalog
Adler and Childs Department Store. Adler and Childs Department Store Records, 1933-1950: A Finding Aid
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Repository Details

Part of the Baker Library Special Collections, Harvard Business School, Harvard University Repository

Baker Library Special Collections holds unique resources that focus on the evolution of business and industry, as well as the records of the Harvard Business School, documenting the institution's development over the last century. These rich and varied collections support research in a diverse range of fields such as business, economic, social and cultural history as well as the history of science and technology.

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