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Excel Garment Manufacturing Company records

 Collection
Identifier: umja0040

Scope and Content

The Excel Garment Manufacturing Company records includes shareholder certificates and a minute book regarding the founding of the Robbins Fur Dressing & Dying Company in 1918, and the change in ownership and name to Excel Garment Manufacturing Company in 1922. Also included is a 1951 staff letter reflecting on the history of the company.

Dates

  • 1918-1951
  • Majority of material found within 1918-1922

Creator

Use of Materials

Open for use in the Elmer L. Andersen Library reading room.

Copyright

Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code). Requests to publish should be arranged with the Upper Midwest Jewish Archives; please contact the archives for more detailed copyright information.

Historical Note

Robbins Fur Dressing & Dying Company was founded in 1918 by Herman Maul in Hennepin County, MN. George Robbins was the first President of the Company and resigned in 1920. In 1921 H.J. (Hyman J.) Gross was elected president of Robbins and changed the name to Excel Garment Manufacturing Company. As far as the records indicate, Excel manufacturing was in operation through 1951.

Extent

0.25 Cubic Feet (1 Hollinger box)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The Excel Garment Manufacturing Company records includes shareholder certificates and a minute book regarding the founding of the Robbins Fur Dressing & Dying Company in 1918, and the change in ownership and name to Excel Garment Manufacturing Company in 1922. Also included is a 1951 staff letter reflecting on the history of the company.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in two folders by material type.

Source of acquisition

Donated by Dinah Gross. Her husband's grandfather was Hyman Gross, the one time president of the company.
Title
Excel Garment Manufacturing Company records, 1918-1951
Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid created by Lisa Calahan and Kate Dietrick
Date
2015
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Upper Midwest Jewish Archives Collecting Area

Contact:

612-625-0192