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Bobbie Brooks, Inc. (2)
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Collective bargaining -- Clothing industry -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (2)
Gross family. (2)
Gross, Louis N. (2)
Joseph and Feiss Company (Cleveland, Ohio) (2)
L.N. Gross Company (Cleveland, Ohio). (2)
Protective clothing industry -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (2)
Rosenthal, Samuel, 1885-1957. (2)
Saltzman, Maurice, 1918-1990. (2)
Strikes and lockouts -- Clothing trade -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (2)
Textile industry -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (2)
Work Wear Corporation, Inc. (2)
Work clothes industry -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (2)
Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union. (1)
Cleveland (Ohio) -- History -- Sources. (1)
Clothing trade -- Ohio -- Cleveland (1)
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Clothing workers -- Labor unions -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
Clothing workers -- Ohio -- Cleveland (1)
Collective bargaining -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
Dalton Apparel (Willoughby, Ohio) (1)
Dalton of America (Cleveland, Ohio) (1)
Dery, Arthur, 1908-2003. (1)
Factories -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Design and construction. (1)
Fashion design -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
Fine Gauge Knitwear Company (Cleveland, Ohio) (1)
Jewish businesspeople -- Ohio -- Cleveland (1)
Jews -- Ohio -- Cleveland (1)
Klein family. (1)
Klein's Economy Store (Cleveland, Ohio). (1)
Klein, Julius, 1869-1928. (1)
Knit goods industry -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
Korach family. (1)
Korach, Sigmund, 1873-1934. (1)
Korach-Ecker Company (Cleveland, Ohio). (1)
Labor unions -- Clothing workers -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
Men's clothing industry -- Ohio -- Cleveland (1)
Men's clothing industry -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Marketing. (1)
National Knitted Outerwear Association Cleveland District. (1)
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1Title:  The Richman Brothers Company    
 Creator:  Richman Brothers Company 
 Schrembs, Joseph, 1866-1945
 Publication:  Richman Brothers Co, Cleveland, Ohio,1937] 
 Notes:  "This souvenir booklet is presented to you with our compliments, to recall our party of May 12, 1937, celebrating the twenty-first anniversary of our beautiful factory home ..." Includes a short address by the Most. Rev. Joseph Schrembs, D.D., Bishop of Cleveland. 
 Call #:  F34ZKZ R532R53 1937 
 Extent:  [22] p. : ill. ; 19 x 27 cm. 
 Subjects:  Richman Brothers Company | Clothing factories -- Ohio -- Cleveland | Men's clothing industry -- Ohio -- Cleveland
 
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2Title:  National Knitted Outerwear Association, Cleveland District Records     
 Creator:  Knitted Outerwear Association, Cleveland District 
 Dates:  1950-1982 
 Abstract:  The National Knitted Outerwear Association, Cleveland District, was an organization of knitting mills in Cleveland, Ohio, originally affiliated with the National Association headquartered in New York City. In the 1930s, the Cleveland District withdrew from the National Association and ceased to exist, and local knitting mills joined the national organization as individual members. During this period, members also met locally. By 1960, the Cleveland group had re-affiliated with the national organization. The collection consists of minutes, correspondence, and newspaper clippings. The collection also contains questionnaires sent to various Cleveland mills in 1981 by David Reinthal, president of the Cleveland District, to document the history of the knitted garment industry in Cleveland. Information on the questionnaires includes dates of company founding, names of founders and successors, dates of company expansions and relocations, and product descriptions. 
 Call #:  MS 4651 
 Extent:  0.20 linear feet (1 container) 
 Subjects:  National Knitted Outerwear Association Cleveland District. | Knit goods industry -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Clothing trade -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Clothing factories -- Ohio -- Cleveland.
 
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3Title:  Bobbie Brooks, Inc. Records, Series II     
 Creator:  Bobbie Brooks, Inc. 
 Dates:  1960-1982 
 Abstract:  Bobbie Brooks, Inc. was founded in 1939 as Ritmore Sportswear in Cleveland, Ohio. Its founders were Maurice Saltzman and Max Reiter. In 1953, Saltzman bought out Reiter's share of the company. The name was changed to Bobbie Brooks in 1960. Bobbie Brooks produced and sold stylish clothes for teenage and junior-miss girls, coordinating the styling, colors, and fabrics. Eventually, the company expanded its line to include apparel for women aged 25 to 44. The company merged with Pubco Corporation in 1985 after encountering serious financial difficulties. The collection consists of advertisements, annual reports, articles, booklets, catalogues, notices, reports, and workbooks. 
 Call #:  MS 5157 
 Extent:  0.41 linear feet (1 container and 1 oversize folder) 
 Subjects:  Bobbie Brooks, Inc. | Clothing factories -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Clothing trade -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Industries -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Jews -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Women's clothing industry -- Ohio -- Cleveland.
 
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4Title:  A Stitch in Time: The Cleveland Garment Industry Collection     
 Creator:  Western Reserve Historical Society 
 Dates:  1919-2015 
 Abstract:  Cleveland, Ohio, played a prominent role in the garment industry in the United States from the late nineteenth century to the industry's decline a century later. Most of the owners of garment manufacturing firms in Cleveland, as throughout the United States, were owned by Jewish immigrants. The garment industry in Cleveland declined as a whole in the late twentieth century. In the early 2010s, the Western Reserve Historical Society began making efforts toward compiling the stories of the Cleveland garment industry through research and oral history interviews, culminating in a book and exhibition project titled A Stitch in Time: The Cleveland Garment Industry. The collection consists of budgets, correspondence, drafts, memoranda, newspaper clippings, notes, operating agreements, oral histories, orders, photographs, proposals, questionnaires, scrapbooks, and sketches pertaining to the planning, research, and implementation of the "Stitch in Time" project by the Western Reserve Historical Society. 
 Call #:  MS 5425 
 Extent:  2.00 linear feet (2 containers, 1 oversize folder, and 1 volume) 
 Subjects:  Business enterprises -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Clothing trade -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Clothing factories -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Industries -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Textile industry -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Jews -- Ohio -- Cleveland.
 
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5Title:  A stitch in time: the Cleveland garment industry    
 Creator:  Martin, Sean, 1968- 
 Publication:   
 Notes:  Includes bibliographical references (pages 110-111) and index. 
 Call #:  F34ZKZ M383 2015 
 Extent:  x, 125 pages : illustrations, map, portraits ; 31 cm. 
 Subjects:  Clothing trade -- Ohio -- Cleveland | Clothing factories -- Ohio -- Cleveland | Clothing workers -- Ohio -- Cleveland | Jews -- Ohio -- Cleveland | Jewish businesspeople -- Ohio -- Cleveland
 
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6Title:  Joseph and Feiss Company Records     
 Creator:  Joseph and Feiss Company 
 Dates:  1847-1960 
 Abstract:  The Joseph and Feiss Company was established in 1841, by Caufman Koch and Samuel Loeb, as a general store in Meadville, Pennsylvania. In 1845 they moved the store to Cleveland, Ohio, and began specializing in tailored men's clothing. The company underwent several name changes before becoming Joseph & Feiss in 1907. The collection consists of Shareholders' and Directors' minutes, correspondence, legal and financial records, subject files, publications, scrapbooks and newspaper clippings. 
 Call #:  MS 3886 
 Extent:  5.20 linear feet (5 containers and 1 oversize volume) 
 Subjects:  Joseph and Feiss Company (Cleveland, Ohio) | Clothing workers -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Clothing trade -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Clothing factories -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Men's clothing industry -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Industrial relations -- Ohio -- Cleveland.
 
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7Title:  Richman Brothers Company Records     
 Creator:  Richman Brothers Company 
 Dates:  1924-1992 
 Abstract:  The Richman Brothers Company began in Cleveland, Ohio, when Henry Richman, a Jewish immigrant from Bavaria, and his partner, Joseph Lehman, moved their men's clothing manufacturing business, the Lehman-Richman Company, from Portsmouth, Ohio, to Cleveland in 1879. Following the depression of 1893, Lehman retired, and in 1904, Henry Richman turned over the business to his sons; Nathan, Charles, and Henry, Jr., and the business became the Richman Brothers Company. The first retail store was established in Cincinnati in 1906, followed a year later by stores in Cleveland and Louisville, Kentucky. Moving away from reliance on outside piecework, the Cleveland plant at 1600 E. 55 St. was built in 1916. The company incorporated in 1919. Throughout the 1920s-1930s, Richman Brothers continued to open new retail stores. After the deaths of the three Richman Brothers, the company was headed by Frank C. Lewman, and later by George H. Richman, until 1970, when Donald J. Gerstenberger became president and CEO. Expansion continued throughout the 1940s-1950s, despite problems with the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America which attempted to unionize Richman Brothers. It remained a non-union shop throughout its existence. In 1969, Richman Brothers became a subsidiary of F.W. Woolworth Company. In 1986, corporate headquarters was moved to Massachusetts, and in 1990, its Cleveland manufacturing plant was closed. By December 1992, Richman Brothers Company had been completely liquidated. The collection consists of legal documents including leases and escrow papers, shareholders reports, issues of two company-published employee magazines, Chain Reaction (1967-1984) and Common Thread (1985-1987), newspaper clippings, and miscellaneous documents. 
 Call #:  MS 4664 
 Extent:  0.80 linear feet (2 containers) 
 Subjects:  Richman Brothers Company. | Jews -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Jewish businesspeople -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Clothing trade -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Clothing factories -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Clothing workers -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Men's clothing industry -- Ohio -- Cleveland.
 
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8Title:  S. Korach Company Records     
 Creator:  S. Korach Company 
 Dates:  1898-1987 
 Abstract:  The S. Korach Company was founded in 1902 by Sigmund Korach, a Jewish immigrant from Slovakia who settled in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1897. The company manufactured ready-to-wear dress and skirt garments for women. The company occupied various locations until 1913, when it occupied its permanent home at 2400 Superior Ave. The company was completely family-run, with the brothers of Sigmund Korach; Charles, Leo, and Benjamin W. Korach, serving in various positions, and son Arthur Korach as secretary. The company closed in 1935. The collection consists of correspondence, financial and legal records, blueprints of the 2400 Superior Ave. property, a 1987 description and valuation analysis of that property, and a 1934 issue of Women's Wear Daily with information about S. Korach and other Cleveland garment manufacturing companies. 
 Call #:  MS 4694 
 Extent:  0.20 linear feet (1 container) 
 Subjects:  Korach, Sigmund, 1873-1934. | Korach family. | S. Korach Company. | Jews -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Clothing factories -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Clothing trade -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Women's clothing industry -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Industries -- Ohio -- Cleveland.
 
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9Title:  Bobbie Brooks, Inc. Records     
 Creator:  Bobbie Brooks, Inc. 
 Dates:  1939-1992 
 Abstract:  Bobbie Brooks, Inc. was founded in 1939 as Ritmore Sportswear in Cleveland, Ohio. Its founders were Maurice Saltzman and Max Reiter. In 1953, Saltzman bought out Reiter's share of the company. The name was changed to Bobbie Brooks in 1960. The company merged with Pubco Corporation in 1985. The collection consists of annual reports, brochures, newspaper clippings, company newsletters, awards, and a payroll ledger. The newsletters provide contemporaneous descriptions of pioneering use of computers to track and coordinate production, sales, shipping, and accounting. 
 Call #:  MS 4764 
 Extent:  0.20 linear feet (1 container) 
 Subjects:  Saltzman, Maurice, 1918-1990. | Bobbie Brooks, Inc. | Clothing factories -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Women's clothing industry -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Clothing trade -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Industries -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Jews -- Ohio -- Cleveland.
 
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10Title:  Work Wear Corporation, Inc., Records     
 Creator:  Work Wear Corporation, Inc. 
 Dates:  1961-1986 
 Abstract:  Work Wear Corporation, Inc. was founded in 1915 in Cleveland, Ohio, as the Cleveland Overall Company by Samuel Rosenthal. In 1919 Rosenthal bought the National Railroad Overall Company, maker of bib overalls and other work garments. Beginning in the 1920s, the enlarged Cleveland Overall Company transformed the uniform industry by producing stylish, functional work garments available on a rental basis. The company was also involved in the industrial laundry industry. In 1961, under Leighton Rosenthal, son of Samuel Rosenthal, Cleveland Overall became the publicly held Work Wear Inc. The name was changed in 1976 to Work Wear Corporation, Inc. Paine Webber Capital, a subsidiary of Paine Webber Group, Inc. of New York City, acquired Work Wear in 1986. The collection consists of annual reports, newspaper clippings, and brochures. 
 Call #:  MS 4765 
 Extent:  0.20 linear feet (1 container) 
 Subjects:  Rosenthal, Samuel, 1885-1957. | Work Wear Corporation, Inc. | Clothing factories -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Clothing trade -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Industries -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Work clothes industry -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Protective clothing industry -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Jews -- Ohio -- Cleveland.
 
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11Title:  Julius Klein Papers     
 Creator:  Klein, Julius 
 Dates:  1900-1993 
 Abstract:  Julius Klein was a Cleveland, Ohio, Jewish businessman born in Slovakia. He emigrated to the United States in 1885, and settled in Cleveland in 1900. In 1900, he and his future mother-in-law, Rebecca Korach, purchased a skirt manufacturing company formerly known as Goodman and Korach Co. The new company, known as Julius Klein and Co., closed within a few years. In 1906, Klein was employed by Korach Sonnenfield Co., a cloak manufacturing company which in 1907 became the Korach-Ecker Co. In 1913, Klein opened Klein's Economy Store on Woodland Ave., selling women's ready-to-wear apparel. Following Julius Klein's death, his son, Alwyn Klein, continued the business. Following his death, his wife Beatrice operated the business until its liquidation in 1959. The collection consists of financial records, including a Klein's Economy Store ledger and stock book, a Korach-Ecker account book and specifications book, miscellaneous business and genealogical documents, and a photograph. 
 Call #:  MS 4702 
 Extent:  0.20 linear feet (1 container) 
 Subjects:  Klein, Julius, 1869-1928. | Klein family. | Klein's Economy Store (Cleveland, Ohio). | Korach-Ecker Company (Cleveland, Ohio). | Jews -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Jewish businesspeople -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Clothing trade -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Clothing factories -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Women's clothing industry -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Stores, Retail -- Ohio -- Cleveland.
 
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12Title:  L. N. Gross Company Records, Series II     
 Creator:  L. N. Gross Company 
 Dates:  1898-1990 
 Abstract:  The L.N. Gross Company was a manufacturer and distributor of women's apparel founded in 1898 in Cleveland, Ohio, by a Russian immigrant, Louis N. Gross. Gross was president and manager until his death in 1941, when his sons, Nedward N., William V., and Julius S. Gross, and his son-in-law, Miltor E. Reed, became active in the management of the company. By the 1960s, the third generation of the Gross family managed the company. In 1919, the company built its headquarters at 1220 West Third Street in Cleveland. In 1929, additional production sites were acquired in Kent, Ohio, and in 1937 facilities opened in Fayetteville, Tennessee. The Welworth Realty Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of the L.N. Gross Company, operated as title and leaseholder of the parent company's properties. An office was also maintained in the New York City garment district. Beginning in 1950, product manufacturing was performed by subcontractors in their own facilities. A wholly owned subsidiary, Bradley Knitwear Company, acted as sales outlet for the parent company. In 1974, company headquarters moved to Mayfield Village, Ohio. In 1984, after several years of financial difficulties, control of the company was turned over to an outside investment group, and the name was changed to Bradley Sportswear, Inc. The collection consists of minutes, notes, reports, budgets, leases, ledgers, tax returns, catalogs, correspondence, agreements, bulletins, business cards, and surveys of the corporate records of the L.N. Gross Company. A small number of Gross family documents are included. 
 Call #:  MS 4711 
 Extent:  4.40 linear feet (5 containers) 
 Subjects:  Gross, Louis N. | Gross family. | L.N. Gross Company (Cleveland, Ohio). | Clothing factories -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Clothing trade -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Women's clothing industry -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Collective bargaining -- Clothing industry -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Strikes and lockouts -- Clothing trade -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Jews -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Industries -- Ohio -- Cleveland.
 
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13Title:  Dalton Company Records     
 Creator:  Dalton Company 
 Dates:  1972-1983 
 Abstract:  The Dalton Company was a garment manufacturer headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio. Founded as the Fine Gauge Knitwear Company in 1949 by Arthur Dery and Maurice Saltzman, the company produced women's cashmere and woolen garments. In 1956 the company changed its name to Dalton of America and diversified its product lines to include knitted and woven outerwear. In 1957, Dery bought out Saltzman. The company was moved to Willoughby, Ohio, in 1962, where it continued under the name Dalton Apparel until its closure in 1986. The collection consists of advertisements, sales books, order forms, and a poster. 
 Call #:  MS 5052 
 Extent:  0.21 linear feet (1 container and 1 oversize folder) 
 Subjects:  Dery, Arthur, 1908-2003. | Saltzman, Maurice, 1918-1990. | Fine Gauge Knitwear Company (Cleveland, Ohio) | Dalton of America (Cleveland, Ohio) | Dalton Apparel (Willoughby, Ohio) | Textile industry -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Clothing factories -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Clothing trade -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Business enterprises -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Jews -- Ohio -- Cleveland.
 
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14Title:  L.N. Gross Company Records     
 Creator:  L.N. Gross Company 
 Dates:  1907-1967 
 Abstract:  The L.N. Gross Company was a manufacturer and distributor of women's apparel founded in 1898 in Cleveland, Ohio, by a Russian immigrant, Louis N. Gross. Gross was president and manager until his death in 1941, when his sons, Nedward N., William V., and Julius S. Gross, and his son-in-law, Miltor E. Reed, became active in the management of the company. By the 1960s, the third generation of the Gross family managed the company. In 1919, the company built its headquarters at 1220 West Third Street in Cleveland. In 1929, additional production sites were acquired in Kent, Ohio, and in 1937 facilities opened in Fayetteville, Tennessee. During the Depression the company was troubled by strikes as well as the general business slump. The Welworth Realty Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of the L.N. Gross Company, operated as title and leaseholder of the parent company's properties. An office was also maintained in the New York City garment district. Beginning in 1950, product manufacturing was performed by subcontractors in their own facilities. A wholly owned subsidiary, Bradley Knitwear Company, acted as sales outlet for the parent company. In 1974, company headquarters moved to Mayfield Village, Ohio. In 1984, after several years of financial difficulties, control of the company was turned over to an outside investment group, and the name was changed to Bradley Sportswear, Inc. The collection consists of a history of the company, an autobiography, passport and visa of Louis Gross, correspondence, reports, applications for patents, contracts, account books, and miscellaneous materials, including scrapbooks containing advertisements for garments made by the company. 
 Call #:  MS 3823 
 Extent:  4.00 linear feet (5 containers) 
 Subjects:  Gross, Louis N. | Gross family. | L.N. Gross Company (Cleveland, Ohio). | Clothing factories -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Clothing trade -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Collective bargaining -- Clothing industry -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Strikes and lockouts -- Clothing trade -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Women's clothing industry -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Jews -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Industries -- Ohio -- Cleveland.
 
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15Title:  Printz-Biederman Company Records     
 Creator:  Printz-Biederman Company 
 Dates:  1914-1957 
 Abstract:  The Printz-Biederman Company was a Cleveland, Ohio, coat manufacturing company established in 1893 by Moritz Printz, his sons Michael and Alexander, and his son-in-law Joseph Biederman. The International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union tried to organize its employees in the 1930s. It closed in the 1970s. The collection consists of minutes, reports, agreements, correspondence, historical sketches, and publications relating to employee representative bodies which operated in the plant, and letters, telegrams and other writings to and from Abraham Katovsky and David Dubinsky of the International Ladies' Garment Workers Union Also includes catalogs and advertisements of the company's clothing. 
 Call #:  MS 3870 
 Extent:  0.40 linear feet (1 container) 
 Subjects:  Printz-Biederman Company (Cleveland, Ohio). | Printz-Biederman Company (Cleveland, Ohio) -- Catalogs. | Clothing trade -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Clothing trade -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Catalogs. | Clothing factories -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Women's clothing industry -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Clothing workers -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Collective bargaining -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Clothing workers -- Labor unions -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Industrial relations -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Jews -- Ohio -- Cleveland.
 
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16Title:  Joseph and Feiss Company Records, Series II     
 Creator:  Joseph and Feiss Company 
 Dates:  1858-1988 
 Abstract:  The Joseph and Feiss Company was founded in 1841 as Koch and Loeb, a general store in Meadville, Pennsylvania. The store moved to Cleveland, Ohio, in 1845, and when Samuel Loeb left shortly after the move, Kaufman Koch expanded the enterprise to three locations. Other partners joined the company, including Jacob Goldsmith and Julius Feiss in 1865 and Moritz Joseph in 1873. As Goldsmith, Joseph, Feiss & Company, an internal factory was opened in 1897 to begin the production of ready-made men's clothing under the Clothcraft label. After changing its name to the Joseph and Feiss Company in 1907, the company became fully incorporated as The Joseph and Feiss Company in 1920 when it moved into its new factory on W. 53rd Street in Cleveland. The company had originally balanced scientific management with benevolent corporate paternalism in order to keep workers happy as well as healthy. In 1934, the company was unionized by the Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union of America and these paternalistic programs were ended. During World War II, Joseph and Feiss became an important manufacturer of uniforms for the United States army and navy. After the war, the company continued to expand its line of products, purchasing Samuel Spitz Company and its Cricketeer label in 1957 and Windbreaker-Danville in 1962. Joseph and Feiss also owned and operated several subsidiaries, including the Naval Uniform Service, Inc. In 1966, Joseph and Feiss merged with Phillips Van-Heusen Corporation and continued to operate under its own name. In 1989, it was acquired by the German clothing firm Hugo Boss. The Cricketeer label was discontinued in 1995 and in 1997 its Cleveland operations were moved to the Tiedeman Road facility in Brooklyn, Ohio. In 2010, the planned closure of that plant was averted after union negotiations. The plant continues to produce 150,000 suits a year. The collection consists of minutes, correspondence, news clippings, inventories, audit reports, tax records, contracts, legal deeds, blueprints, ledger books, personnel records, and booklets. 
 Call #:  MS 5054 
 Extent:  17.20 linear feet (11 containers and 15 oversize volumes) 
 Subjects:  Joseph and Feiss Company (Cleveland, Ohio) | Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union. | United States. Army -- Uniforms. | United States. Navy -- Uniforms. | Clothing trade -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Clothing factories -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Clothing workers -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Labor unions -- Clothing workers -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Men's clothing industry -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Men's clothing industry -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Marketing. | Fashion design -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Industrial relations -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Jewish businesspeople -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | World War, 1939-1945 -- War work -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Factories -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Design and construction.
 
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17Title:  Work Wear Corporation, Inc. Records, Series II     
 Creator:  Work Wear Corporation, Inc. 
 Dates:  1940-1996 
 Abstract:  Work Wear Corporation, Inc. was founded in 1915 in Cleveland, Ohio, as the Cleveland Overall Company by Samuel Rosenthal. In 1919 Rosenthal bought the National Railroad Overall Company, maker of bib overalls and other work garments. Beginning in the 1920s, the enlarged Cleveland Overall Company transformed the uniform industry by producing stylish, functional work garments available on a rental basis. The company was also involved in the industrial laundry industry. In 1961, under Leighton Rosenthal, son of Samuel Rosenthal, Cleveland Overall became the publicly held Work Wear Inc. The name was changed in 1976 to Work Wear Corporation, Inc. Paine Webber Capital, a subsidiary of Paine Webber Group, Inc. of New York City, acquired Work Wear in 1986. The collection consists of correspondence, minutes, newsletters, financial statements, deeds, newspaper clippings, magazine articles, brochures and catalogs, speech texts, and award certificates. 
 Call #:  MS 5094 
 Extent:  2.01 linear feet (2 containers, 1 oversize folder) 
 Subjects:  Rosenthal, Samuel, 1885-1957. | Rosenthal family. | Work Wear Corporation, Inc. | Clothing factories -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Clothing trade -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Industries -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Work clothes industry -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Protective clothing industry -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Uniforms industry -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Uniforms industry -- United States. | Uniforms industry -- Japan. | Uniforms industry -- Belgium. | Uniforms industry -- Canada. | Uniforms industry -- France. | Uniforms industry -- Great Britain. | Uniforms industry -- Germany. | Jews -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Cleveland (Ohio) -- History -- Sources.
 
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