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Newark Department Stores Collection (N.J.)

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MG Nwk Dept. Stores-(Main)

Scope and Contents

Box #1. Hahnes folder: "My little red Indian book" (children's booklet); Gallery of Fame (leaflet of American heroes); Catalog (1976); KRESGE: Christmas catalogs (1954, 1963); various issues of magazine (1945-46); ad for Christmas folders [n.d.]; L.S. PLAUT: Pocket calendar and stamp case (1 1/2" x 2", 1916); Urban League "nigger brown" case (William Ashby memoirs and letter from L. S. Plaut, 1921); "Home Talk" (July 1899 issue); 40th anniversary celebration, The Bee Hive Musical Monthly (March/April 1896, March 1897); "Welcome to Kresge-Newark" staff manual (1956); Medallion Portrait punch cards and tickets (undated); Story of Hahne and Co's Great Twelve Acre Store, 53rd Anniversary (c. 1911).

Box #2. Counter Currents publication of L. Bamberger & Co. (April, 1946), "One of America's Great Stores" by Frank Liveright (with John Cunningham, 1958, from Liveright's "Early History of L. Bamberger & Co."), Catalog (1976), "The Heritage of 3000 years of Art in Modern Rugs and Carpets" (booklet, 1929), Bamberger Scrapbooks (mounted newspaper clippings, 1912-1916, 1919, 1920-22, 1922, 1923-24, 1926, 1927-28, 1928, 1929, 1931, 1932-36), Bamberger card for Sidney Rackenberg rugs dept. (gift of Brendan Nolan, Brielle, NJ in 2013), mini calendar for L.S. Plaut & Co. (1916), Bamberger published book, "The Heritage of 3000 years of art in modern rugs and carpets" by Bigelow-Hartford; "53 years in Bambergers" article Apr 1946 in Counter Currents; Plate featuring an image of Robert Treat produced for Bamberger's, commemorating Newark's 250th anniversary in 1916; letter to employees from H.W. Brightman, manager of Bamberger's Basement (9 April 1935); price tag [n.d.] from Bamberger's; "Absence" card for Bamberger's employee Alex J. Eagleson (stamped 1 June 1935)


  • 1896 - 1976

Conditions Governing Use

Photocopying of materials is limited and no materials may be photocopied without permission from library staff. Researchers wishing to publish, reproduce, or reprint materials from this collection must obtain permission


.83 Linear Feet (2 Hollinger boxes)

Language of Materials