Business records, 1909-1942 (inclusive).

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Kirstein, Louis Edward, 1867-1942. Business records, 1909-1942 (inclusive).

Business records, 1909-1942 (inclusive).

These are the office files of Louis E. Kirstein. 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 Merchandising Corporation, the Federated Department Stores, and the Associated Retail Federation.

34 linear ft. (21 cases, 3 boxes, 79 v.)Copies: 2 microfilm reels.

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