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1Title:  Albert Ratner Papers     
 Creator:  Gift of Albert Ratner 
 Dates:  1929-2017 
 Abstract:  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 Department of Housing and Urban Development. The Albert Ratner Papers collection consists of an album, articles, awards, books, CDs, certificates, a checkbook, correspondence, eulogies, greeting cards, letters, magazines, newspapers, newspaper clippings, notes, an obituary, photographs, programs, a report, a resume, a songbook, speeches, and tapes. 
 Call #:  MS 5442 
 Extent:  2.6 linear feet (4 boxes) 
 Subjects:  Ratner, Albert B., 1927- | Ratner family | Jewish businesspeople -- Ohio -- Cleveland | Jews -- Ohio -- Cleveland | Philanthropists -- Ohio -- Cleveland | Forest City Enterprises, Inc.
 
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2Title:  Iris and Mort November Family Papers     
 Creator:  Gift of Iris November 
 Dates:  1926-2017 
 Abstract:  Morton "Mort" November, noted philanthropist, was born in Cleveland, Ohio, on September 2, 1926. He graduated from East Technical High School in Cleveland. He later enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in Japan at the end of World War II. After the war, he worked as a salesman with the Lincoln National Life Insurance Company. In 1948, November married Phyllis Tetalman. They had one daughter, Debra Ann, who died at the early age of 24 in 1977. All of his charitable efforts made under the "November Philanthropy" were dedicated in her name. His first wife died in 1979. Three years later in 1982 he married Iris Flaxman. Together they continued his many philanthropic projects and interests, including at the Cleveland Clinic, Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital, MetroHealth Medical Center and Ronald McDonald House. Both were also active in the Democratic Party. Mort died on July 12, 2015. Following his death, Iris continued their work through November Philanthropy. The Iris and Mort November Family Papers collection consists of awards, CDs, clothing labels, correspondence, a diploma, letters, newspaper clippings, notebooks, memorial books, pamphlets, a passport, photographs, a poem, reports, scrapbooks, and a yearbook. 
 Call #:  MS 5448 
 Extent:  2.01 linear feet (2 boxes, including one oversized folder) 
 Subjects:  November, Morton, 1926-2015 | November, Iris | Flaxman, Charles | November Philanthropy | Philanthropists -- Ohio -- Cleveland | Charitable uses, trusts, and foundations -- Ohio -- Cleveland | Jews -- Ohio -- Cleveland
 
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