http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification 720 XTF Search Results (subject=Jewish businesspeople -- Ohio -- Cleveland.;subject-join=exact;smode=advanced;brand=default) http://catalog.wrhs.org/collections/search?subject%3DJewish%20businesspeople%20--%20Ohio%20--%20Cleveland.;subject-join%3Dexact;smode%3Dadvanced;brand%3Ddefault Results for your query: subject=Jewish businesspeople -- Ohio -- Cleveland.;subject-join=exact;smode=advanced;brand=default Tue, 28 Jul 2020 12:00:00 GMT Abe M. Luntz Papers. Luntz, Abe M. http://catalog.wrhs.org/collections/view?docId=ead/MS4548.xml Abe M. Luntz was a Cleveland and Canton, Ohio, businessman who ran Luntz Iron and Steel Company. Born in Akron, Ohio, of Polish Jewish immigrant parents, he was raised in Canton where he joined his father's scrap-metal business. Over the years the business expanded into a multi-state corporation. He married Fanny Teplansky in 1916, and in 1940 they moved to Cleveland. Luntz served as president of the Temple-Tifereth Israel in Cleveland from 1950-1960, and supported a wide assortment of civic, cultural, medical, religious, and benevolent groups in Canton and in Cleveland. The collection consists of newspaper clippings, correspondence, and family documents pertaining to Abe M. Luntz and his sons, Robert and William, who were also involved in numerous service organizations. Of particular note are materials pertaining to Abe Luntz's leadership, on the local and regional level, in the National Conference of Christians and Jews. http://catalog.wrhs.org/collections/view?docId=ead/MS4548.xml Wed, 01 Jan 2014 12:00:00 GMT Abe M. Luntz Papers, Series II. Luntz, Abe M. http://catalog.wrhs.org/collections/view?docId=ead/MS5082.xml Abe M. Luntz (1893-1981) was born in Akron, Ohio, on March 6, 1893 of Polish Jewish immigrant parents, Samuel and Rebecca Wolf Luntz. He and his family moved to Canton, Ohio, when he was around 6 years old. He attended public schools in Canton, was very active in sports, and graduated from Canton's Central High School in 1913. After graduation, he went to work for his father's company, the Canton Iron and Metal Company. With his brother Darwin, he founded the Luntz Iron and Steel Company in 1916 due to the growing need for scrap with the onset of World War I. He held several positions in the Luntz Iron and Steel Company before becoming president in 1951. The company became one of the United States' premiere scrap and steel brokerage firms and expanded into Michigan, Pennsylvania, Indiana, and Kentucky. Abe Luntz married Fanny Teplansky on October 10, 1916. They had five children, Robert, Richard, William, Theodore, and Joan. The family moved to Cleveland in 1939 for business purposes as well as for more varie... http://catalog.wrhs.org/collections/view?docId=ead/MS5082.xml Wed, 01 Jan 2014 12:00:00 GMT Albert Ratner Papers. Gift of Albert Ratner http://catalog.wrhs.org/collections/view?docId=ead/MS 5442.xml Albert B. Ratner, was born in Cleveland in 1927. Albert married Faye Katz (1931-1978) in 1950 and had two children, Deborah Ratner (b. 1959) and Brian Ratner (b. 1957). Faye was killed in an automobile accident in 1978. Albert later married Audrey Gilbert Pritzker (b. 1928) in 1981. In the 1950s, Albert joined the family business, Forest City Materials, which had been established as a lumber and building materials company back in the 1920s. He continued to serve in numerous positions at Forest City until the company was purchased by Brookfield Asset Management in 2018. Albert has served on the governing boards of numerous local, state, and international business and cultural organizations. His community involvement and philanthropic activities have been widely recognized by organizations and agencies such as Builders Magazine, the Business Hall of Fame of Cleveland, Financial World Magazine, Harvard Business Club, the Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland, and the United States ... http://catalog.wrhs.org/collections/view?docId=ead/MS 5442.xml Tue, 01 Jan 2019 12:00:00 GMT Carl Milstein Papers. Milstein, Carl http://catalog.wrhs.org/collections/view?docId=ead/MS5108.xml Carl Milstein (1924-1999) was a prominent Cleveland, Ohio, area real estate developer and self-made millionaire. Milstein was born in Cleveland, Ohio, to Ida and Morris Milstein, who ran a poultry business. Milstein's first job was plucking chickens for his father. He graduated from John Adams High School and briefly attended Ohio State University. He started a home building business, Alvin Homes, with his childhood friend, Alvin Siegal. In the 1950s they built hundreds of homes in Brook Park near Cleveland Hopkins Airport. In the mid-1960s, Milstein started Associated Management Corporation, which developed high-rise apartment complexes in Cuyahoga, Lake, Lorain, Summit and Portage counties in Ohio. Most of these developments were subsidized by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). By 1975 Milstein was the largest developer backed by HUD in northeast Ohio. Milstein's activities with HUD came under scrutiny in the late 1970s, when he was convicted of bribing a HUD official and spent four... http://catalog.wrhs.org/collections/view?docId=ead/MS5108.xml Wed, 01 Jan 2014 12:00:00 GMT Charles Cort Family Papers. Cort, Charles Family http://catalog.wrhs.org/collections/view?docId=ead/MS4723.xml Charles Cort emigrated to Cleveland, Ohio, from Gederowitz, Lithuania, in 1904. In 1906, he was joined by his wife, Tzeviah and their children. Charles Cort's sons, Al, Abe, and Lou, were introduced to the shoe business in Cleveland through helping out in their uncle's store, and then through work at various shoe stores in Cleveland. In September 1919, Abe Cort, along with his friend Phil Berman, purchased Oppenheimer's Shoe Store at Woodland Ave. and 37th St., renaming it the Cort Shoe Store. The Cort brothers, Al, Abe, Lou, and Paul, eventually became full partners in the Cort Shoe Company, which at its peak owned fifty-five stores. Most were called Cort Shoes, but several operated under the names King, Reed, Belmar, and Economy Shoe Companies. Stores were located in many northern Ohio communities. By the late 1970s, Cort Shoe Company went out of business. The collection consists of newspaper clippings, correspondence, family history, financial records, and legal documents. http://catalog.wrhs.org/collections/view?docId=ead/MS4723.xml Wed, 01 Jan 2014 12:00:00 GMT Curtis Industries, Inc. Photographs. Curtis Industries, Inc. http://catalog.wrhs.org/collections/view?docId=ead/PG580.xml Curtis Industries, Inc. was founded in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1932 by William Abrams and two of his sons, Morris and Howard, as Clipper Key and Lock Co. The company initially sold several brands of key cutting machines throughout the Cleveland area and the Midwest. In 1934, the Abrams worked together with inventor William Curtis to invent a new key cutting machine that they could manufacture and distribute themselves. The machine was patented, and the company changed its name to Curtis Key Co. The company's focus was on key cutting machines and key blanks, which they both manufactured and sold. However, during World War II, the company concentrated solely on defense work and ceased to manufacture of keys and key machines. Following the war, the company changed its name to Curtis Industries, Inc. and resumed its work on key machines and key blanks. The company also began manufacturing and selling automotive and farm equipment replacement parts. In 1961, Curtis Industries built a large facility in Eastlake, Ohio. ... http://catalog.wrhs.org/collections/view?docId=ead/PG580.xml Wed, 01 Jan 2014 12:00:00 GMT Curtis Industries, Inc. Records. Curtis Industries, Inc. http://catalog.wrhs.org/collections/view?docId=ead/MS5120.xml Curtis Industries, Inc. was founded in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1932 by William Abrams and two of his sons, Morris and Howard, as Clipper Key and Lock Co. The company initially sold several brands of key cutting machines throughout the Cleveland area and the Midwest. In 1934, the Abrams worked together with inventor William Curtis to invent a new key cutting machine that they could manufacture and distribute themselves. The machine was patented, and the company changed its name to Curtis Key Co. The company's focus was on key cutting machines and key blanks, which they both manufactured and sold. However, during World War II, the company concentrated solely on defense work and ceased to manufacture of keys and key machines. Following the war, the company changed its name to Curtis Industries, Inc. and resumed its work on key machines and key blanks. The company also began manufacturing and selling automotive and farm equipment replacement parts. In 1961, Curtis Industries built a large facility in Eastlake, Ohio. ... http://catalog.wrhs.org/collections/view?docId=ead/MS5120.xml Wed, 01 Jan 2014 12:00:00 GMT David N. Meyers Papers. Myers, David N. http://catalog.wrhs.org/collections/view?docId=ead/MS5039.xml David N. Myers was born in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1900. He worked his way through high school and earned an accounting degree from Dyke College, a local business college, in 1922. He accepted a position in accounting with the Francis Byerlyte Corporation, and subsequently became president and owner of the company, later known as Consolidated Coatings Corporation. He married Inez Pink in 1929, and the couple raised two sons. Myers' primary philanthropic interest was aging and the elderly. He was instrumental in facilitating the move of the Jewish Orthodox Home for the Aged from the Glenville neighborhood to Beachwood, Ohio. He also assisted in the construction of R.H. Myers Apartments, an independent living facility for the elderly. He served as the President of the Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland from 1964 to 1969 and, along with his wife, established the David and Inez Myers Foundation. In 1995, Dyke college was renamed David N. Myers College in recognition of Myers' contributions to the school. The c... http://catalog.wrhs.org/collections/view?docId=ead/MS5039.xml Wed, 01 Jan 2014 12:00:00 GMT Diamond Family Papers. Diamond Family http://catalog.wrhs.org/collections/view?docId=ead/MS4987.xml The Diamond family was a Cleveland, Ohio, family of three brothers who owned and operated the men's clothing chain, Diamond's Men Stores, and was prominent in civic and social activities within the Jewish community of Cleveland. Herbert Diamond was councilman and mayor of Bentleyville, Ohio, 1977 to 1996. Norman Diamond was involved in the Jewish Welfare Fund. Their sons were also involved in numerous philanthropic endeavors, including funding the Diamond Fitness Center and Diamond Scholarship at the Cleveland Jewish Community Center. The collection consists of correspondence, newsletters, awards and certificates, magazine and newspaper articles, Diamond Scholarship records, and photographs, especially of various Diamond's stores from 1952 to 1996, as well as family members. http://catalog.wrhs.org/collections/view?docId=ead/MS4987.xml Wed, 01 Jan 2014 12:00:00 GMT Harry Stone Papers. Stone, Harry http://catalog.wrhs.org/collections/view?docId=ead/MS5099.xml Harry Stone (1917-2007) was a business leader in Cleveland, Ohio, active in politics and philanthropy. He was the son of Jacob Sapirstein, the founder of American Greetings Corp., a manufacturer of greeting cards. Stone was a member of the Glenville High School Class of 1935. In addition to the positions he held at American Greetings, Stone also owned radio stations WIXY and WDOK and was engaged in real estate and international trade and finance. Among his many civic activities, Stone was a trustee of Brandeis University, the Jewish Community Federation, and the Cleveland Sight Center. Stone married Beatrice Farkas in 1936. The couple had three children, Phillip J, Allan D., and Laurie. After the death of Beatrice, Harry married Lucile Tabak Rose in 1960. Her children from a previous marriage were James M. Rose and Douglas B. Rose. In the 1960s Stone was campaign chairman for United States Representative Charles Vanik. His relationship with Vanik proved beneficial to the Jewish community in 1973, when Vanik a... http://catalog.wrhs.org/collections/view?docId=ead/MS5099.xml Wed, 01 Jan 2014 12:00:00 GMT Henry J. Goodman Papers. Goodman Family http://catalog.wrhs.org/collections/view?docId=ead/MS5497.xml Henry J. Goodman (1932-2019) was a successful businessman and community leader active in several organizations, including the Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland, the Cleveland Foundation, and Cleveland State University. This collection consists of agendas, awards, a book, certificates, correspondence, diplomas, memoranda, newspaper clippings, photographs, programs, reports, and speeches. http://catalog.wrhs.org/collections/view?docId=ead/MS5497.xml Sat, 01 Jan 2022 12:00:00 GMT Homesite Company Photographs. Klein Lampl Homesite Company http://catalog.wrhs.org/collections/view?docId=ead/PG558.xml Homesite Company was a real estate development company founded in Cleveland, Ohio, by Jack Lampl Sr. and H. R. Klein circa 1915. They also founded the Klein Lampl Company, which incorporated in 1917. In 1927, the two companies merged and became the Klein Lampl Homesite Company, which became the developer of several prominent Cleveland-area subdivisions. Homesite's main office was located in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, and the firm contributed to the development of the area of Lakewood, Ohio. Major developments built by Klein Lampl include Waterbury Heights, Wyandot Park, Elbur Heights, Fairwood Heights, Arthur Heights, Eastlawn, Orchard Park, and Sunnycliff. Many of these developments are still intact today. The collection consists of approximately 200 black and white photographs contained in three albums. http://catalog.wrhs.org/collections/view?docId=ead/PG558.xml Wed, 01 Jan 2014 12:00:00 GMT Isadore Fred Freiberger Papers. Gift of Ruth Gilbert http://catalog.wrhs.org/collections/view?docId=ead/MS5468.xml Isadore Fred Freiberger was born on December 12, 1879, in New York City to Esther and Samuel Freiberger. He moved to Cleveland, Ohio, with his family when he was 3 years old. Freiberger attended Central High School, then worked his way through Adelbert College (Western Reserve University), graduating in 1901. After his marriage to Fannie Fertel in 1903, Freiberger began his 60+ year career at Cleveland Trust Company as a clerk, where he was eventually promoted to Board Chair in 1941. Freiberger served as director of Forest City Publishing Company, which published the Plain Dealer and Cleveland News, as well as nine other businesses. He also served in leadership positions at the Cleveland Chamber of Commerce, Cleveland Marshall School of Law, the Great Lakes Exposition, the Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland, Mt. Sinai Hospital, the Playhouse Foundation, and Western Reserve University. Recognition of service included the Adelbert College Distinguished Alumni Award, the American Heart Association Award of... http://catalog.wrhs.org/collections/view?docId=ead/MS5468.xml Wed, 01 Jan 2020 12:00:00 GMT Isadore Fred Freiberger Papers. Gift of Ruth Gilbert http://catalog.wrhs.org/collections/view?docId=ead/MS 5468.xml Isadore Fred Freiberger was born on December 12, 1879, in New York City to Esther and Samuel Freiberger. He moved to Cleveland, Ohio, with his family when he was 3 years old. Freiberger attended Central High School, then worked his way through Adelbert College (Western Reserve University), graduating in 1901. After his marriage to Fannie Fertel in 1903, Freiberger began his 60+ year career at Cleveland Trust Company as a clerk, where he was eventually promoted to Board Chair in 1941. Freiberger served as director of Forest City Publishing Company, which published the Plain Dealer and Cleveland News, as well as nine other businesses. He also served in leadership positions at the Cleveland Chamber of Commerce, Cleveland Marshall School of Law, the Great Lakes Exposition, the Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland, Mt. Sinai Hospital, the Playhouse Foundation, and Western Reserve University. Recognition of service included the Adelbert College Distinguished Alumni Award, the American Heart Association Award of... http://catalog.wrhs.org/collections/view?docId=ead/MS 5468.xml Wed, 01 Jan 2020 12:00:00 GMT Jack Lampl, Jr. Papers. Lampl, Jack Jr. http://catalog.wrhs.org/collections/view?docId=ead/MS5083.xml Jack Lampl, Jr. (1921-1999) was a Cleveland, Ohio, area businessman and community leader. His father Jack Sr. was the founder of financial firm Sun Finance & Loan and its holding company Sunamerica. Sun Finance & Loan was formed in the Cleveland area in 1930. Most of its business was in automotive loans, though it also provided mortgages and student loans. In 1969, Jack Sr. formed Sunamerica as a holding company for Sun Finance & Loan in order to expand its financial service package to consumers. Sunamerica dealt in proprietary education, insurance, and computer-time rental. At the height of its success, Sunamerica had 105 offices in eleven states. It was acquired in 1974 by Chemical New York Corporation, which went on to become JPMorgan Chase. Jack Sr. was also the co-founder of the real estate and construction company The Klein Lampl Company, which incorporated in 1917. In 1927, it changed its name to The Klein Lampl Homesite Company, and was the developer of several prominent Cleveland-area subdivisions. J... http://catalog.wrhs.org/collections/view?docId=ead/MS5083.xml Wed, 01 Jan 2014 12:00:00 GMT Jacob Goldsmith Family Papers. Goldsmith, Jacob Family http://catalog.wrhs.org/collections/view?docId=ead/MS4678.xml Jacob Goldsmith was born in Ellerstadt, Bavaria, and was an early member of the Jewish community of Cleveland, Ohio. In 1852, at the age of 16, he emigrated to the United States, where he was naturalized in 1857. Goldsmith first resided in Akron, Ohio, but soon moved to Cleveland, Ohio. In 1863, he married Louisa Koch. She died in 1864, and in 1870, he married her sister, Fanny Koch. In 1865, with Julius Feiss, Goldsmith joined the clothing firm of Koch, Mayer and Company. The company eventually became the Joseph and Feiss Company. The collection consists of correspondence, naturalization records, a co-partnership agreement, and a family history. http://catalog.wrhs.org/collections/view?docId=ead/MS4678.xml Wed, 01 Jan 2014 12:00:00 GMT Jacob Sapirstein Papers. Sapirstein, Jacob http://catalog.wrhs.org/collections/view?docId=ead/MS4581.xml Jacob Sapirstein was the founder and president of American Greetings Corporation, Cleveland, Ohio, and a noted Jewish philanthropist. He emigrated from Poland to the United States in 1905, and settled in Cleveland in 1906. Starting out as a seller of Cleveland picture postcard scenes, he expanded the business to include greeting cards. By 1932, the Sapirstein Card Company began designing and manufacturing its own cards. In 1938, the company changed its name to American Greetings Publishers, and in 1952 to American Greetings Corporation. Jacob Sapirstein remained president of the company until 1960, when his son, Irving Stone, succeeded him. The collection consists of correspondence relating to business operations, philanthropic relationships with various Jewish communal institutions, and family. Information concerning various Orthodox Jewish communal institutions Sapirstein was involved with include the Hebrew Academy of Cleveland, the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, and the Telshe Yeshiva in Wickliffe, Ohio. http://catalog.wrhs.org/collections/view?docId=ead/MS4581.xml Wed, 01 Jan 2014 12:00:00 GMT Joseph and Feiss Company Records, Series II. Joseph and Feiss Company http://catalog.wrhs.org/collections/view?docId=ead/MS5054.xml 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 w... http://catalog.wrhs.org/collections/view?docId=ead/MS5054.xml Thu, 01 Jan 2015 12:00:00 GMT Joseph Hays Family Papers. Hays, Joseph Family http://catalog.wrhs.org/collections/view?docId=ead/MS4595.xml Joseph Hays (1838-1916) was the son of Abraham and Bertha Hexter Hays of Storndorf, in the German state of Hesse Darmstadt. After Joseph's mother died in 1844, he and other family members immigrated to Cleveland, Ohio, Abraham and Joseph arriving in 1856. Joseph Hays started as a peddler and eventually became involved in the clothing, scrap iron, and real estate business. He married Rosetta Schwarzenberg, and had five children. His daughter, Bertha, married Charles Eisenman, co-founder of Kastriner and Eisenman, later Kaynee Company, a clothing manufacturer. Eisenman was also a founder and first president of the Federation of Jewish Charities (later known as the Jewish Community Federation). Joseph Hays' sons, Louis and Eugene Hays, later purchased Kaynee Company from Eisenman. Louis Hays, who had served as a vice president and trustee of Mt. Sinai Hospital, was president of Kaynee at the time of his death in 1918. His son, Robert, was president of Kaynee from 1937 until 1954, when the company was sold. Rober... http://catalog.wrhs.org/collections/view?docId=ead/MS4595.xml Wed, 01 Jan 2014 12:00:00 GMT Julius Klein Papers. Klein, Julius http://catalog.wrhs.org/collections/view?docId=ead/MS4702.xml 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. http://catalog.wrhs.org/collections/view?docId=ead/MS4702.xml Wed, 01 Jan 2014 12:00:00 GMT Max Ratner Papers. Ratner, Max http://catalog.wrhs.org/collections/view?docId=ead/MS4623.xml Max Ratner was a Cleveland, Ohio, businessman, philanthropist, and Zionist. He was born Meyer Ratowczer in Bialystok, Belarus, Russia, and immigrated with his family to the United States, arriving in Cleveland in 1921. The family changed its name to Ratner. After graduation from Glenville High School in 1925, he went to work at the family-owned business, Forest City Materials Company, a supplier of lumber and building materials. He became president of Forest City Materials in 1928, and in 1929, directed its merger with Buckeye Material. By the 1950s, Forest City profited from the suburban building boom, and by the end of that decade was one of Ohio's largest retail building materials companies. In 1960, Forest City Materials became Forest City Enterprises, Inc. and began concentrating on real estate development, ending its retail operations in 1987. Since the 1970s it has been involved in large urban developments such as Tower City Center in Cleveland. Max Ratner was active in Zionist activities, was a founde... http://catalog.wrhs.org/collections/view?docId=ead/MS4623.xml Wed, 01 Jan 2014 12:00:00 GMT Mike Belkin Papers. Mike Belkin http://catalog.wrhs.org/collections/view?docId=ead/MS5506.xml Myron "Mike" Belkin (1935-2019), of Belkin Productions, attended local schools in Cleveland Heights and participated in high school and college baseball and basketball, and then played professional baseball in the Milwaukee Braves farm system. In 1966, Mike along with his brother, Jules, started a company called Belkin Productions. Belkin Productions introduced live rock concerts in Cleveland as well as the Midwest. The Belkins were also responsible for managing the music careers of several well known bands. Belkin's business career established him as one of the premier rock music promoters for over four decades. The collection consists of articles, audio recordings, autographs, awards, book, booklets, brochures, calendars, catalogues, certificates, correspondence, a diploma, a directory, greeting card, ledgers, letters, newsletter, newspapers, notes, photographs, poster, programs, proposals, tickets, video, and a yearbook. http://catalog.wrhs.org/collections/view?docId=ead/MS5506.xml Sat, 01 Jan 2022 12:00:00 GMT Mike Belkin Papers. Mike Belkin http://catalog.wrhs.org/collections/view?docId=ead/MS 5506.xml Myron "Mike" Belkin (1935-2019), of Belkin Productions, attended local schools in Cleveland Heights and participated in high school and college baseball and basketball, and then played professional baseball in the Milwaukee Braves farm system. In 1966, Mike along with his brother, Jules, started a company called Belkin Productions. Belkin Productions introduced live rock concerts in Cleveland as well as the Midwest. The Belkins were also responsible for managing the music careers of several well known bands. Belkin's business career established him as one of the premier rock music promoters for over four decades. The collection consists of articles, audio recordings, autographs, awards, book, booklets, brochures, calendars, catalogues, certificates, correspondence, a diploma, a directory, greeting card, ledgers, letters, newsletter, newspapers, notes, photographs, poster, programs, proposals, tickets, video, and a yearbook. http://catalog.wrhs.org/collections/view?docId=ead/MS 5506.xml Sat, 01 Jan 2022 12:00:00 GMT Ratner Family Papers. Ratner Family http://catalog.wrhs.org/collections/view?docId=ead/MS5044.xml The Ratner (formerly Ratowczer) family has been prominent in the Cleveland, Ohio, area since the mid-twentieth century. The family immigrated to the United States in 1920 and settled in Cleveland in 1921. Leonard Ratner began his business career by opening two creameries in the Glenville neighborhood. He then formed the Buckeye Material Company in 1924, later merging it with his brother Charlie's business, Forest City Material Company, in 1929, to form the B & F Building Company, a major builder of prefabricated homes in the east side suburbs. The family consolidated their business interests into Forest City Enterprises, Inc. in 1960. Leonard Ratner married Lillian Bernstein in 1924 and had two children: Ruth Ratner Miller and Albert B. Ratner. Leonard Ratner held many important positions on community boards during his lifetime, including the positions of honorary life trustee at the Jewish Welfare Federation, the Jewish Community Federation, and Mount Sinai Hospital. His children were also heavily involved i... http://catalog.wrhs.org/collections/view?docId=ead/MS5044.xml Wed, 01 Jan 2014 12:00:00 GMT Richman Brothers Company Records. Richman Brothers Company http://catalog.wrhs.org/collections/view?docId=ead/MS4664.xml 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 cont... http://catalog.wrhs.org/collections/view?docId=ead/MS4664.xml Wed, 01 Jan 2014 12:00:00 GMT Rita Frankel Family Papers. Rita Frankel Family http://catalog.wrhs.org/collections/view?docId=ead/MS5036.xml Rita Frankel (b. 1929), a social worker and active member in the Jewish community, was born in Cleveland, Ohio, to Manny and Eva Heisler Hartenbaum. She married Burton Frankel in 1953, and later earned her M.A. in Counseling and Human Services from John Carroll University. She was employed as Displaced Worker Service Coordinator and Counselor at Cuyahoga Community College from 1978 to 1991. Esther Metzendorf Fischgrund, a relative of Frankel's, was a widely respected businesswoman and community leader. Following her marriage to Seymour Fischgrund in 1916, the couple opened Fish Furniture on Euclid Avenue in downtown Cleveland. The collection consists of certificates, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and speech texts. http://catalog.wrhs.org/collections/view?docId=ead/MS5036.xml Wed, 01 Jan 2014 12:00:00 GMT Samuel Miller Papers and Photographs. Gift of Sam Miller http://catalog.wrhs.org/collections/view?docId=ead/MS 5451.xml Samuel H. "Sam" Miller was born on June 26, 1921 in Cleveland, Ohio. He graduated from Western Reserve University in Cleveland and earned a scholarship to attend Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he received an MBA. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1942 to 1946. In 1947, Miller joined Forest City Material Company, the precursor to Forest City Enterprises, and was instrumental in the success of Forest City, being credited with spearheading the company's move into land development. Miller was a lifetime honorary trustee of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland and the National Conference of Christians and Jews, and an honorary trustee of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. He was a past chair of Israel Bonds and the Cleveland Jewish Welfare Fund. He also served on many boards of trustees, including: Jewish National Fund, Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage, WVIZ, Urban League, Cleveland State University, John Carroll University, Baldwin Wallace University, Notre ... http://catalog.wrhs.org/collections/view?docId=ead/MS 5451.xml Tue, 01 Jan 2019 12:00:00 GMT Serbin, Inc. Records. Serbin, Inc. http://catalog.wrhs.org/collections/view?docId=ead/MS5053.xml Serbin, Inc. was founded in 1943 in Cleveland, Ohio, by Lewis I. Serbin and M. John Serbin to produce women's clothing, including dresses and sportswear. The firm quickly became known for its line of golf apparel, which was endorsed by golfer Babe Didrikson. In 1951, both Serbin, Inc. and the Serbin family relocated to Miami, Florida. The firm continued to operate under various names until it went out of business in 1991. The collection consists of advertisements, bulletins, catalogues, newspaper clippings, order forms, and a scrapbook. http://catalog.wrhs.org/collections/view?docId=ead/MS5053.xml Wed, 01 Jan 2014 12:00:00 GMT Sherwin Family Papers. Sherwin Family http://catalog.wrhs.org/collections/view?docId=ead/MS5160.xml The Sherwin family owned and operated the Sherwin Baking Company of Cleveland, Ohio, 1920 to 1983. Abraham Cherwinsky (later Sherwin, 1880-1954) came to the United States from Grajewo, Poland (Russian Empire), in 1891. He married Katie Goldberg, and the couple had eight children. The location of the first Sherwin Bakery was on East 83rd Street between Cedar and Quincy Avenues in Cleveland. The family later moved to the Glenville neighborhood, where the bakery was located on East 105th Street. The family relocated the bakery at East 105th Street and Carnegie Avenue in 1954. The Sherwin Bakery became known in the Cleveland area for its bakery and, during and after World War II, for its catering expertise, initially catering Jewish holiday celebrations and then expanding to cater all kinds of parties throughout the city and region. Lou Sherwin also developed specialty breads to fight gluten enteropathy, or celiac disease. The collection consists of four scrapbooks compiled for the 90th birthday celebration of ... http://catalog.wrhs.org/collections/view?docId=ead/MS5160.xml Wed, 01 Jan 2014 12:00:00 GMT A stitch in time: the Cleveland garment industry. Martin, Sean, 1968- http://catalog.wrhs.org/collections/view?docId=marc/skclmarc202890322046876.mrc http://catalog.wrhs.org/collections/view?docId=marc/skclmarc202890322046876.mrc Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Theodore M. Luntz Papers. Luntz, Theodore M. http://catalog.wrhs.org/collections/view?docId=ead/MS5084.xml Theodore M. Luntz was born on June 4, 1926 in Canton, Ohio, to Abe M. and Fanny Luntz, a prominent Jewish couple in the Canton community. He was one of five children. He attended University School and Yale University. He graduated from Yale in 1948. He served in the army during the Korean Conflict from 1950-1952. He married Idarose Schock on August 23, 1953. They had four children, Wanda Jean, Pamela, Brian, and Jill. Luntz began his career at Copperweld Steel in Warren, Ohio. After one year he joined his family's business, the Luntz Corporation, one of the United States' premiere scrap and steel brokerage firms. He rose through different positions including treasurer, executive vice president, and eventually became president in 1984. He went on to become chief executive officer and chairman of Luntz Corporation. He also served as president, treasurer, and director of Marquette Steel Company (a division of Luntz) and as vice president of 62 Land Inc. Ted, like his father Abe, was very active in the community,... http://catalog.wrhs.org/collections/view?docId=ead/MS5084.xml Wed, 01 Jan 2014 12:00:00 GMT Wattenmaker Advertising Photographs. Wattenmaker Advertising http://catalog.wrhs.org/collections/view?docId=ead/PG578.xml Wattenmaker Advertising evolved from a business enterprise founded by Jacob Wattenmaker (1894-1968), a Cleveland, Ohio, area businessman and philanthropist. Wattenmaker began his career as owner of a wholesale dry goods store in Cleveland in the 1920s. He then became merchandising manager of Bailey Co., a clothing store. In 1932 he founded his own chain of dress shops and was later named managing director of the Cleveland Fur Institute and Executive Secretary of the Cleveland Fashion Institute. He was a lecturer in merchandising, commerce, and public relations at several area schools, including Fenn College, Cleveland College, and John Carroll University. Subsequently, Wattenmaker opened a public relations and merchandising counseling office which evolved into Wattenmaker Advertising, Inc. after World War II. Wattenmaker Advertising specialized in food and real estate campaigns. Some of its larger campaigns were for the Northern Ohio Food Terminal, the Dry Cleaners Guild, and Zinner's, a flower shop. In 1965,... http://catalog.wrhs.org/collections/view?docId=ead/PG578.xml Wed, 01 Jan 2014 12:00:00 GMT Wattenmaker Advertising Records. Wattenmaker Advertising http://catalog.wrhs.org/collections/view?docId=ead/MS5113.xml Wattenmaker Advertising evolved from a business enterprise founded by Jacob Wattenmaker (1894-1968), a Cleveland, Ohio, area businessman and philanthropist. Wattenmaker began his career as owner of a wholesale dry goods store in Cleveland in the 1920s. He then became merchandising manager of Bailey Co., a clothing store. In 1932 he founded his own chain of dress shops and was later named managing director of the Cleveland Fur Institute and Executive Secretary of the Cleveland Fashion Institute. He was a lecturer in merchandising, commerce, and public relations at several area schools, including Fenn College, Cleveland College, and John Carroll University. Subsequently, Wattenmaker opened a public relations and merchandising counseling office which evolved into Wattenmaker Advertising, Inc. after World War II. Wattenmaker Advertising specialized in food and real estate campaigns. Some of its larger campaigns were for the Northern Ohio Food Terminal, the Dry Cleaners Guild, and Zinner's, a flower shop. In 1965,... http://catalog.wrhs.org/collections/view?docId=ead/MS5113.xml Wed, 01 Jan 2014 12:00:00 GMT Wyse Advertising Collection. Sheila Wyse http://catalog.wrhs.org/collections/view?docId=ead/MS 5443.xml Marc Wyse (born Marc Weiss in Hungary), a noted pioneer in the advertising industry, moved to New York and then Cleveland. He died in 2011 at age eighty eight leaving behind his second wife Sheila, his children, and grandchildren. In 1951, Wyse began his work in the advertising industry when he and his first wife, Lois, opened their own advertising agency in Cleveland. Wyse Advertising became one of Cleveland's best known advertising agencies. Their most notable achievements include the slogan "with a name like Smucker's it has to be good" for the company Smucker's which the company still uses. They are also credited for adding the "beyond" to the company Bed, Bath, and Beyond. Wyse died in 2011 after suffering complications from a stroke. When he died, he left his memoir The Way I Saw It unfinished. The collection consists of articles, artwork, awards, business cards, correspondence, financial notes, newspaper clippings, photographs, and scripts, along with VHS, DVD, and cassette recordings. http://catalog.wrhs.org/collections/view?docId=ead/MS 5443.xml Tue, 01 Jan 2019 12:00:00 GMT