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Mss:776 1932-1944 H634

Stewart, E.H., -1968. Papers relating to the Higbee Company, 1930-1943: A Finding Aid

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: Mss:776 1932-1944 H634
Repository: Baker Library Special Collections, Harvard Business School, Harvard University
Creator: Stewart, E.H., -1968
Title: Papers relating to the Higbee Company
Date(s): 1930-1943
Quantity: 2 linear feet (4 boxes)
Language of materials: English

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

The papers relating to the Higbee Company were received by Baker Library Special Collections as a donation from the estate of E.H. Stewart in 1968.

Conditions Governing Access:

Collection is open for research. Materials stored onsite. Please contact specialcollectionsref@hbs.edu for more information.

Preferred Citation:

Cite as: Papers Relating to the Higbee Company. Baker Library, Harvard Business School.

Biographical / Historical

The Higbee Company was a retail department store founded in 1860 by Edwin Converse Higbee and John G. Hower in Cleveland, Ohio. Originally named Higbee and Hower Dry Goods, the name changed to Higbeen & Company after the death of John G. Hower in 1902. The company was acquired by Van Sweringen brothers in 1929 and filed for bankruptcy in 1935.

Scope and Contents

Papers relating to a survey of the Higbee Company, a department store in Cleveland, Ohio, conducted by E. H. Stewart of the Associated Dry Goods on behalf of the store's creditors, 1932 and subsequent years. Includes correspondence, reports, financial statements, and questionnaires.

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Additional Index Terms

Retail trade
Department stores--United States.
Cleveland (Ohio)