Rochester Shoe Tree Company Collection

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Rochester Shoe Tree Company collection
Creator: Rochester Shoe Tree Company (Rochester, N.Y.)
Call Number: D.536
Dates: circa 1930s
Physical Description: .56 Cubic feet
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)
Access
Use
Citation
Bibliography
Content List
Box 1 Shoe trees
Collection Overview
Title: Rochester Shoe Tree Company collection
Creator: Rochester Shoe Tree Company (Rochester, N.Y.)
Call Number: D.536
Dates: circa 1930s
Physical Description: .56 Cubic feet
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Biographical/Historical Note
Edmund James Baas (1889-1978) started the Rochester Shoe Tree Company in 1922 in Rochester, NY. His son, Edmund J. Baas Jr., became an owner of the company by 1954. An advertisement for the Rochester Shoe Tree Company was featured in Baas Jr.'s 1938 high school yearbook. The company initially manufactured shoe lasts until they began to manufacture shoe trees in 1933. In the early 1950s they expanded once again and began manufacturing shoe cleaners, shoe polishes, leather protectors and other shoe care accessories. Rochester Shoe Tree Company is now based out of Ashland, New Hampshire.

Scope and Content
The Rochester Shoe Tree Company collection consists of six shoe trees. There is a mix of both plastic and wooden handles. Of note, some of the shoe trees have "Rochester Shoe Tree Company" in gold inscribed on the handle and some reference the style of shoe tree, e.g., "Gene."

Subject(s):
New York (State)--Rochester
Footwear industry
Shoe trees
Rochester Shoe Tree Company (Rochester, N.Y.)
Access
The Rochester Shoe Tree Company collection 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], Rochester Shoe Tree Company collection, D.536, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of RochesterBibliography
Edmund James Baas (1889-1978) started the Rochester Shoe Tree Company in 1922 in Rochester, NY. His son, Edmund J. Baas Jr., became an owner of the company by 1954. An advertisement for the Rochester Shoe Tree Company was featured in Baas Jr.'s 1938 high school yearbook. The company initially manufactured shoe lasts until they began to manufacture shoe trees in 1933. In the early 1950s they expanded once again and began manufacturing shoe cleaners, shoe polishes, leather protectors and other shoe care accessories. Rochester Shoe Tree Company is now based out of Ashland, New Hampshire.


Administrative Information
Author: Emilee Brecht
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
rarebks@library.rochester.edu
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Finding aid publication date: November 2018
Content List
Box 1Shoe trees


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