Max Lowenthal Sons, Inc. Papers

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Max Lowenthal Sons, Inc. papers
Creator: Max Lowenthal Sons, Inc.
Call Number: D.131
Dates: 1912-1971
Physical Description: 4 boxes
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Table of Contents:

Biographical/Historical Note
Scope and Content
Subject(s)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Access
Use
Citation
Content List
Series I: Business records and centennial information
Series II: Tax returns and financial examinations
Series III: Photographs
Collection Overview
Title: Max Lowenthal Sons, Inc. papers
Creator: Max Lowenthal Sons, Inc.
Call Number: D.131
Dates: 1912-1971
Physical Description: 4 boxes
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Biographical/Historical Note
Max Lowenthal Sons Incorporated was founded as the Rochester Knitting Works in 1868 by Max Lowenthal (1843-1914). It continued under the direction of his sons and then a grandson, Robert Lowenthal, until its voluntary liquidation in 1971. The company produced a variety of knitted goods during its history, including mittens, gloves, socks, and sweaters. From 1904 on its main plant was at 422 Clinton Avenue South, Rochester.

Scope and Content
The Max Lowenthal Sons Inc. Papers contain financial and tax papers of the Lowenthal Reality and the Max Lowenthal Sons business, as well as literature regarding the history of Max Lowenthal Sons Incorporated. The collection includes the New York State and Federal Tax Returns of the corporation in the years 1938-1961 and its financial examinations of 1941-65. In 1968 the company celebrated its Centennial Anniversary. Much coverage of this event was given by the press and the factory. The collection contains several articles regarding this anniversary and its history. There is also information about the opening of a new plant, Lowenthal-Tennessee Incorporated, in 1967 which added a new line of boys sweaters, as well as financial examinations from that time until the company's closing in 1971.

The third box of the collection is mostly photographs. There are approximately forty pictures of the Lowenthal Sweater line and a photo album of pictures of the plant dated 1945. In addition there are three undated photographs of the factory as well as iline stereo transparencies of the factory and product line.

Subject(s):
New York (State)--Rochester
Clothing trade
Financial records
Photographs
Lowenthal, Max, 1843-1914
Max Lowenthal Sons, Inc.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection was the gift of Robert L. Lowenthal, 1979 and 1986.Access
The Max Lowenthal Sons, Inc. papers is open for research use. Researchers are advised to contact Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation prior to visiting. Upon arrival, researchers will also be asked to fill out a registration form and provide photo identification.Use
Reproductions are made upon request but can be subject to restrictions. Permission to publish materials from the collection must currently be requested. Please note that some materials may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the researcher's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections. For more information contact rarebks@library.rochester.eduCitation
[Item title, item date], Max Lowenthal Sons, Inc. papers, D.131, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
Administrative Information
Author: Finding aid prepared by Rare Books and Special Collections staff
Publisher: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
Address:
Rush Rhees Library
Second Floor, Room 225
Rochester, NY 14627-0055
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Content List
Series I: Business records and centennial information
Box 1, Folder 1Partnership and other agreements
Box 1, Folder 2Employee records of office administration employees
Box 1, Folder 3Newspaper clippings about factory
Box 1, Folder 4Yarns: employee magazine, 1943-1947
Box 1, Folder 5Advertisement flyer: Employee banquet announcement, 1967
Box 1, Folder 6Lowenthal-Tennessee Inc. dedication, 1967
Box 1, Folder 7Lowenthal-Tennessee Inc. dedication, 1967
Cassette

Box 1, Folder 8Centennial: history, speech, 1968
Box 1, Folder 9Centennial: correspondence, RIT award, 1968
Box 1, Folder 10"The knitted stitch - a century of progress": booklet drafts
Series II: Tax returns and financial examinations
Box 1, Folder 11Lowenthal Realty Company, tax returns, 1945-1960
Box 1, Folder 12Lowenthal Realty Company, financial papers, 1938-1966
Box 1, Folder 13Max Lowenthal Sons, Inc. federal tax returns, 1938-1950
Box 1, Folder 14Max Lowenthal Sons, Inc. federal tax returns, 1952-1960
Box 2, Folder 1Max Lowenthal Sons, Inc. New York State tax returns, 1942-1953
Box 2, Folder 2Max Lowenthal Sons, Inc. New York State tax returns, 1954-1961
Box 2, Folder 3Max Lowenthal Sons, Inc. financial examinations, 1941-1943
Box 2, Folder 4Max Lowenthal Sons, Inc. financial examinations, 1944-1947
Box 2, Folder 5Max Lowenthal Sons, Inc. financial examinations, 1948-1950
Box 2, Folder 6Max Lowenthal Sons, Inc. financial examinations, 1951-1953
Box 2, Folder 7Max Lowenthal Sons, Inc. financial examinations, 1954-1956
Box 2, Folder 8Max Lowenthal Sons, Inc. financial examinations, 1957-1959
Box 2, Folder 9Max Lowenthal Sons, Inc. financial examinations, 1960-1962
Box 2, Folder 10Max Lowenthal Sons, Inc. financial examinations, 1963-1965
Box 4, Folder 1Max Lowenthal Sons, Inc. financial examinations, 1967
Box 4, Folder 2Lowenthal-Tennessee, Inc. financial examinations, 1968
Box 4, Folder 3Max Lowenthal Sons, Inc. financial examinations, 1969-1971
Box 2, Folder 11Balance sheet, 1912-1963
Box 2, Folder 12Miscellaneous financial papers
Series III: Photographs
Box 3, Folder 1Picture album of plant, 1943
Box 3, Folder 2Photos (re: war effort), 1945
Box 3, Folder 3Color polaroids of the Lowenthal sweater line
Box 3, Folder 4Kodak transparencies of factory 1953, photos of plant


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