Finding aid for the Ratner Family Photographs

Repository: Western Reserve Historical Society
Creator: Ratner Family
Title: Ratner Family Photographs
Dates: 1965-1996
Extent: 0.41 linear feet (1 container and 1 oversize folder)
Abstract: 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, eventually founding what became known as Forest City Enterprises, Inc. 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 daughter Ruth was a civic leader, businesswoman, and philanthropist. She and Samuel Miller had four children. Albert B. Ratner married Faye Katz in 1950 and had two children. The collection consists of 39 black and white photographs and 238 color photographs of varying sizes.
PG Number PG 548
Location: closed stacks
Language: The records are in English