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1Title:  Jacob Goldsmith Family Papers     
 Creator:  Goldsmith, Jacob Family 
 Dates:  1868-1988 
 Abstract:  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. 
 Call #:  MS 4678 
 Extent:  0.10 linear feet (1 container) 
 Subjects:  Goldsmith, Jacob, 1836-1922. | Goldsmith family. | Joseph and Feiss Company (Cleveland, Ohio) | Jews -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Jewish businesspeople -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Clothing trade -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Jews, German -- Ohio -- Cleveland.
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2Title:  Joseph Hays Family Papers     
 Creator:  Hays, Joseph Family 
 Dates:  1857-1987 
 Abstract:  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. Robert Hays was also a founding member of Suburban Temple. Louis Hays' wife, Jessie Seligman Feiss, was the niece and adopted daughter of Julius Feiss, owner of Joseph and Feiss Company, which manufactured clothing. His son, Paul Louis Feiss, served as chairman of the company, beginning in 1925. He was also a founder and first president of Mt. Sinai Hospital. The collection consists of correspondence, legal documents, an autobiography, a family history, speeches, genealogies, and miscellaneous materials. 
 Call #:  MS 4595 
 Extent:  0.90 linear feet (3 containers) 
 Subjects:  Hays, Joseph, 1838-1916. | Hays family. | Feiss family. | Richman family. | Lehman family. | Eisenman family. | Feiss, Paul Louis, 1875-1952. | Hays, Louis Henry, 1874-1918. | Eisenman, Charles, 1865-1923. | Kastriner and Eisenman Company. | Kaynee Company (Cleveland, Ohio) | Joseph and Feiss Company (Cleveland, Ohio) | Jews -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Jews -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Genealogy. | Jews -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Charities. | Jews, German -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Clothing trade -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Jewish businesspeople -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | United States -- Emigration and immigration.
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3Title:  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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