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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:  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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