Gimbel Brothers

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Adam Gimbel established family in the retail business when he opened a store in Vincennes, Indiana in 1842. His sons, including Jacob, started the Gimbel Brothers firm. Gimbel Brothers began in Milwaukee in 1887 and later expanded to Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and New York. Horace Saks sold Saks Fifth Avenue and Saks Thirty-fourth Street stores to Bernard Gimbel in 1923 for Gimbel stock. Gimbels Southgate was the first suburban Gimbels store in 1954. Gimbels merged with Schuster's Department Stores in 1962. Marshall Field's bought the firm in 1986.

From the description of Records, 1842-1986. (Library Council of Metropolitan Milwaukee). WorldCat record id: 24558332

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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Gimbel Brothers. Records, 1842-1986. Library Council of Metropolitan Milwaukee
creatorOf Au Bon Marche (Paris, France). Trade catalogs of clothing, 1872-1948. University of California, Santa Barbara, UCSB Library
creatorOf Cole, David L. (David Lawrence), 1902-1978. Distributive Office and Processing Workers' Union, Arbitration, 1952. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Gimbel Brothers. Correspondence with Theodore Dreiser, 1924. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Copelof, Maxwell, 1897-. Arbitration files, ca. 1940-ca. 1970. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Angna Enters correspondence, 1921-1973 The New York Public Library. Jerome Robbins Dance Division.
referencedIn Papers, 1867-2005 Harvard Art Museum Archives, Harvard University
referencedIn Maxwell Copelof arbitration files, ca. 1940-ca. 1970. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
referencedIn Homer D. Crotty papers and addenda, 1859-2011 The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens Manuscripts Department
creatorOf Boston Press Rifle Association. Trade catalogs of firearms, 1895-1973. University of California, Santa Barbara, UCSB Library
referencedIn Abbott, Merkt and Company. Abbott, Merkt and Company records, 1906-1994. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Loewy, Raymond, 1893-1986. Public relations files, 1921-1981. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn New York Times Company records. A.M. Rosenthal papers, 1955-1994, 1967-1986 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Raymond Loewy Associates. Sales portfolio, c. 1952. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn United Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Employees of America. Department store arbitration cases : transcripts and exhibits, 1948. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Fishback, Margaret, 1904-1985. Margaret Fishback papers, 1863-1978 and undated bulk 1920-1973. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn United Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Employees of America. Department store arbitration cases, 1948. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
referencedIn New York Times Company records. Arthur Hays Sulzberger papers, 1823-1999 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf A. Piat & Cie. Trade catalogs of clothing, 1874-1930. University of California, Santa Barbara, UCSB Library
creatorOf Gimbel Brothers. Correspondence with Marian Anderson, 1956-1983. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Portrait Photograph Collection, 1930-1940 Baker Library, Harvard Business School
referencedIn Dramatic Workshop of Gimbels. [Programs] New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
creatorOf Enters, Angna, 1897-1989. Correspondence, 1921-1973. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Leary and Company (Leary's Bookstore) archives, 1840s-1969 Temple University Libraries Special Collections Research Center
referencedIn Distributive Office and Processing Workers' Union, Arbitration, 1952 Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Martin P. Catherwood Library, Cornell University.
referencedIn Broido, Louis,. Material relating to Gimbel Brothers, Inc. and Saks Fifth Avenue, (1939-1960 (inclusive). Harvard Business School, Knowledge and Library Services/Baker Library
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associatedWith Abbott, Merkt and Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Cole, David L. (David Lawrence), 1902-1978. person
associatedWith Copelof, Maxwell. person
associatedWith Copelof, Maxwell, 1897- person
associatedWith Crotty, Homer D. person
associatedWith Dilworth, Richardson, 1898-1974. person
associatedWith Dramatic Workshop of Gimbels. corporateBody
associatedWith Enters, Angna, 1897-1989. person
associatedWith Fishback, Margaret, 1904-1985. person
associatedWith Forbes, Edward Waldo, 1873-1969 person
associatedWith Gimbel, Adam, 1817-1896. person
associatedWith Gimbel, Bernard, 1885-1966. person
associatedWith Gimbel, Jacob, 1851-1922. person
associatedWith Gimbel's (Department stores) corporateBody
associatedWith Gimbels/Schusters (Department store) corporateBody
associatedWith Leary's Book Store. corporateBody
associatedWith Loewy, Raymond, 1893-1986. person
associatedWith New York Times Company corporateBody
associatedWith Raymond Loewy Associates. corporateBody
associatedWith Rosenthal, A. M. (Abraham Michael), 1922-2006 person
associatedWith Sak's Fifth Avenue (Department store) corporateBody
associatedWith Saks, Horace. person
associatedWith Schuster's (Department store) corporateBody
associatedWith Shaw, Bernard, 1856-1950 person
associatedWith United Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Employees of America. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Milwaukee (Wis.)
Wisconsin--Milwaukee
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Business enterprises
Department stores
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Active 1842

Active 1986

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