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Louis E. Kirstein business records

Collection Identifier: Mss:776 1909-1942
Scope and Contents: The office files of Louis Kirstein, Vice-president of Filene's of Boston, Massachusetts, (1911-1942), contain material throughout on the professional role of his secretary; correspondence with women working for charities; material on women working at Filene's; and personal correspondence with his sister, wife, and daughters. Although there are some papers relating to Filene's store, the focus is on business interests of Kirstein, his philanthropic and community activities, the Associated...

Papers relating to the Higbee Company

Collection Identifier: Mss:776 1932-1944 H634
Scope and Contents: The collection consists of papers relating to a survey of the Higbee Company, a department store in Cleveland, Ohio, conducted by E. H. Stewart of the Associated Dry Goods Corporation on behalf of the store's creditors in 1932 and subsequent years. It includes a series of reports analyzing Higbee's inventory, financial picture, wages as a percentage of sales, salary ranges, competitiveness as compared to other stores, and floor plans of the store.The collection also contains...