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Descriptive inventory for the Federated Department Stores' records of Marshall Field & Company, ca. 1852-2004 (partially processed collection)

Federated Department Stores' records of Marshall Field & Company

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Descriptive inventory for the Federated Department Stores' records of Marshall Field & Company, ca. 1852-2004 (partially processed collection)

Prepared by Laura Herlocher, 2016.
  
Please address questions to:
Chicago History Museum, Research Center
1601 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60614-6038
Web-site: http://libguides.chicagohistory.org/research
Catalog: http://chsmedia.org
E-mail: research@chicagohistory.org
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Collection Overview +/-

Title: Federated Department Stores' records of Marshall Field & Company, circa 1852-2004 (inclusive), 1916-1999 (bulk)
Creators: Federated Department Stores
Marshall Field & Company
Dates: circa 1852-2004 (inclusive), 1916-1999 (bulk)
Accession number: 2007.0100
Bib number: 00217103
Call numbers: MSS Lot F
MSS Oversize M
PCP 260
Size:174 boxes
3 oversize folders
Language of material:Collection is written in English.

Provenance statement:

Materials were a gift of the Federated Department Stores (accession #: 2007.0100).

Terms governing use:

Macy's, Inc. retains copyright. Images may not be reproduced for commercial purposes.

Restriction(s):

Three boxes of personnel records are closed until 2052.

Advance appointment required to view color material in cold storage or negatives in cool storage; please email research@chicagohistory.org.

Please cite this collection as:

Federated Department Stores' records of Marshall Field & Company (Chicago History Museum) plus a detailed description, date, and series/box/folder/call number of a specific item.

Additional Materials +/-

Related material:

Related materials at Chicago History Museum, Research Center, include the "Target Corporation's records of Marshall Field & Company" and other publications and photographs by and about Field's cataloged separately, as well as materials about the Marshall Field family.

Collection Summary +/-

Office files, product catalogs, newsletters and other publications, personnel files, photographs, and other operating records of the Marshall Field & Company department store chain and its successor Marshall Field's, based in Chicago (Ill.) with its central store on State Street in the Loop. This finding aid reflects only two small portions of the collections that mainly contain visual materials such as sketches related to window and interior displays and catalogues published and distributed by the company.

Biographical/Historical Note +/-

Developed by businessman Marshall Field out of various partnerships that operated dry goods stores in the 1850s-1870s, the store adopted the name Marshall Field & Company in January 1881. In 1982, Field's was acquired by BATUS (British-American Tobacco U.S.). In 1992, Field's was acquired by Dayton Hudson Corporation. Dayton Hudson became Target Corporation in 2000. Target sold Field's to May Department Stores in 2004, which merged with Federated Department Stores, the operator of Macy's department stores. On Sept. 9, 2006, Field's was renamed Macy's. On June 1, 2007, Federated Department Stores became Macy's, Inc.

Catalog Subject Headings +/-

Subjects:
Department stores - Illinois - Chicago - 20th century
Display of merchandies - Illinois - Chicago - 20th century
Organizations:
Marshall Field & Company
Genre/Form:
Catalogs
Sketchbooks
Geographic:
Chicago (Ill.)

Organization and Arrangement of Collection +/-

The processed portion of the collection is arranged in two series.

Click on heading to view series description.

Series 14. Sales, marketing, and advertising, ca. 1852-2004 (boxes 14052-14198)
Series 15. Visual merchandising, 1933-1999 (boxes 15001-15027 and OS 15028-15030)

About This Finding Aid +/-

Creation: Finding aid encoded by Laura Herlocher using Oxygen Editor, 2016.
Language: Finding aid is written in English.
Other Finding Aids: Draft container list of the entire collection available in the repository.
Processing Note:Only a portion of the collection is processed and included in this finding aid. The processed portions included in this finding aid are series 14 and series 15.
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