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Newark Department Stores Collection (1912 - 1976)
RepositoryNewark Public Library, Charles F. Cummings New Jersey Information Center
Collection IDMG Nwk Dept. Stores
Size0.83 linear feet (2 boxes)
Collection Description
This small collection contains material relating to three Newark department stores: Haynes', Kresge, and Bamberger's.

Box 1: The Kresge folder contains 3 issues of "Kresge Newark News," a magazine by and for Kresge co-workers (1945-1946); and 2 Christmas catalogues (1954, 1963). The Haynes folder contains "My Little Red Indian Book," a brief illustrated children's book, which appears to have been part of a Christmas promotion; "Gallery of Fame," a guide, with biographical sketches, of an exhibit of portraits; an advertisement for women's shoes with directions for the proper care of feet; and a Christmas catalogue (1976)

Box 2 consists of 16 folders of Bamberger's material

Folder 1 contains an outline, and manuscripts related to the history of Bamberger's, by Frank I. Liveright, a Bamberger's employee from 1898-1938, with help from John Cunningham (ca. 1958); and an issue of "Counter Currents," the Bamberger's employees' magazine (April 1946)

Folders 2-16 contain unbound pages of a scrapbook of newspaper clippings related to Bamberger's (1912-1931, and undated)

NOTE: Several items mentioned in the catalogue record are not present and may have been transferred to other collections.
FormatsGraphics; Textual materials
SubjectBusiness / Commerce
Time Period20th Century
Access policyOpen for research
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