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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 Special Collections, Harvard Business School, Harvard University


Harvard Business School, Boston MA 02163.

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: Mss:776 1858-1965 M177
Repository: Baker Library Special Collections, Harvard Business School, Harvard University
Title: Papers relating to R. H. Macy and Company
Date(s): 1858-1965
Quantity: 6.5 linear feet (18 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.


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 open for research. Materials stored onsite. Please contact specialcollectionsref@hbs.edu for more information.
Researchers must register and provide valid photo identification before using this collection.
Access to Series I restricted. Closed until 2048.

Conditions Governing Access:

Due to the fragility of these materials and the difficulty with play back, researchers must work with digital copies rather than with the original recordings. Digital use copies for items that were digitized can be accessed only onsite in the de Gaspé Beaubien Reading Room on a designated Special Collections computer. Researchers are not permitted to copy or download any digital files. To request access please contact specialcollectionsref@hbs.edu prior to visiting the library.

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

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

Appendix A