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Descriptive inventory for the Wieboldt Stores and Mandel Brothers store records, 1892-1958

Wieboldt Stores and Mandel Brothers store records

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Descriptive inventory for the Wieboldt Stores and Mandel Brothers store records, 1892-1958

Prepared by Carroll Mickey, 2000; rev. by Laura Pasztor, 2006; Gretchen Neidhardt, 2017.
  
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Collection Overview +/-

Title: Wieboldt Stores and Mandel Brothers store records, 1892-1958 (inclusive)
Creators: Wieboldt Stores (Chicago, Ill.)
Leon Mandel, 1841-1911
Leon Mandel, 1902-1974
Simon Mandel
Mandel Brothers
Dates: 1892-1958 (inclusive)
Accession number: 1989.0280
Bib number: 00067272
Call number: MSS Lot W
Size:17 linear ft. (15 boxes)
31 volumes
Language of material:Collection is written in English.

Provenance statement:

Gift of Wieboldt's Stores, Inc. and other accessions (accession #: 1989.0280).

Terms governing use:

Copyright may be retained by the creators of items, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law, unless otherwise noted.

Restriction(s):

This collection is open for research use.

Please cite this collection as:

Wieboldt Stores and Mandel Brothers store records, 1892-1958 (Chicago History Museum) plus a detailed description, date, and box/folder number of a specific item.

Additional Materials +/-

Related material:

Related materials at Chicago History Museum, Research Center, include the Mandel family papers; the Mandel family photograph collection (1985.0411); the Mandel Brothers (Chicago, Ill.) construction photographs (1986.0362); and the Mandel Brothers department store photographs (1980.0077); as well as materials on the Wieboldt family; and photographs and publications by and about the families and the stores cataloged separately.

Collection Summary +/-

Ledgers, reports, and other business records (1911-1958) of Wieboldts, a Chicago (Ill.) area department store company, and of Mandel Brothers department store and Mandel family financial papers (1892-1940s). The Mandel family materials pertain primarily to two of the brothers, Leon Mandel and Simon Mandel. Materials pertaining to both Leon Mandel (1841-1911) and Leon Mandel (1902-1974) are included in the collection. The Wieboldt Stores reports to the board of directors contain specific information on buying patterns, marketing, and management policies.

Biographical/Historical Note +/-

Wieboldt's store was founded in 1883; Mandel Brothers store was founded in 1865. The companies merged in 1960.

Catalog Subject Headings +/-

Subjects:
Department stores--Illinois--Chicago Metropolitan Area--19th century
Department stores--Illinois--Chicago Metropolitan Area--20th century
Marketing--Illinois--Chicago
Persons:
Mandel Family
Mandel, Leon, 1841-1911
Mandel, Leon, 1902-1974
Mandel, Simon
Wieboldt family
Organizations:
Mandel Brothers (Chicago, Ill.)--Archives
Wieboldt Stores (Chicago, Ill.)--Archives
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Ledgers
Minutes
Reports
Tax returns
Geographic:
Chicago (Ill.)--Commerce--19th century
Chicago (Ill.)--Commerce--20th century
Chicago (Ill.)--Social life and customs--19th century
Chicago (Ill.)--Social life and customs--20th century

Organization and Arrangement of Collection +/-

The collection is organized in five series.

Click on heading to view series description.

Series 1. Mandel Brothers ledgers 1892-1930 (volume 1-23); Notices to Employees 1897-1946 (box 1)
Series 2. Mandel Brothers income tax returns and accountant reports 1918-1930 (box 2)
Series 3. Mandel Brothers private journals and ledgers 1897-1927 (box 3 and Vol. 24-31)
Series 4. Wieboldt Stores, Inc. reports to board of directors 1929-1958 (box 4-11)
Series 5. Wieboldt Stores, Inc. income tax returns, 1911-1944 (box 12-15)

About This Finding Aid +/-

Creation: Finding aid encoded by Sarah Hoeksema and Dana Lamparello using Oxygen editor, 2016.
Language: Finding aid is written in English.
Other Finding Aids: Finding aid also submitted to the Explore Chicago Collections portal.
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