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Mss:776 1858-1965 M177

Papers relating to R. H. Macy and Company, 1858-1965 (inclusive): A Finding Aid

Baker Library Historical Collections, Harvard Business School, Harvard University

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: Mss:776 1858-1965 M177
Repository: Baker Library Historical Collections, Harvard Business School, Harvard University
Title: Papers relating to R. H. Macy and Company
Date(s): 1858-1965
Quantity: 6 linear feet (17 boxes)
Language of materials: English
Abstract: The papers relating to R.H. Macy and Company are chiefly source material gathered and used by Harvard Business School professor Ralph M. Hower for his study of Macy's department store of New York.

Provenance:

Gift of Ralph M. Hower. Gift of Mrs. Ralph M. Hower. Interviews were gift of Arthur M. Johnson, 1971. Donald K. David papers were gift of Donald K. David. Court hearings, 1958, were gift of American Jewish Historical Society, 1976.

Processing Information:

Processed: 1998-2001
By: Jeffrey Mifflin, September 1998; Sean Perrone, March 1999, June 2000; Scott Tucker, November 2001

Processing Note:

Documents were located and brought together from a number of separate locations at HBS Historical Collections. Materials were refoldered and reboxed. Paper clips, binders, and rubber bands were removed.

Conditions Governing Access:

Collection is stored onsite. Please contact histcollref@hbs.edu for more information regarding this collection.
Researchers must register and provide valid photo identification before using this collection.
Access to Series I restricted. Closed until 2048.

Preferred Citation:

Cite as: R. H. Macy and Co. Collection. Baker Library. Harvard Business School.

Series Outline

The collection is arranged in the following series:

Scope and Content Note:

Chiefly source material gathered and used by Ralph M. Hower for his study of Macy's department store of New York. Collection includes correspondence, copies of advertisements, forms, interviews, and a numbered documentary history prepared by Mildred L. Hartsough in 1928-1929. Also includes tapes and typescripts of Arthur M. Johnson's interviews with four store officials, 1965; hearings in the case of Macy et al. vs. United States, 1958; and selected papers of Donald K. David as director of Macy's, 1942-1955.

Container List

Additional Index Terms

Marketing.
Retail trade.
Department stores -- New York (State)
New York (N.Y.) -- Commerce.
Audiocassettes.
Advertisements.
Interviews.
Manuscripts (for publication).
Letters.
Hower, Ralph Merle, 1903-
David, Donald Kirk, 1896-
Hartsough, Mildred Lucile, 1898-
Macy's (Firm)

Appendix A


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