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Federated Department Stores project : oral history, 1965.

Project: Federated Department Stores project.
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Phys. Desc. :Transcript 2,911 leaves. Papers.
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Scope and Contents

This project comprises a series of interviews with those who built the largest department store organization in the United State, Federated Department Stores. Changes over the years in Federated's policies, methods, and objectives, changes in consumer tastes and buying habits, and the evolution of the organization are traced. There are also interviews with the family and friends of Fred Lazarus, Jr., founder and board chairman. Participants and pagination: Edward Coughlin, 33; Alfred H. Daniels, 46; Dennis Durden, 44; Abe Fortas, 9; Robert Fuoss, 58; Alfred Gruenther, 38; George Hammond, 38; George C. Hayward, 58; Walter Heymann, 22; Harold D. Hodgkinson, 27; Gray Hussey, 18; Mrs. Gray Hussey, 10; Joseph Kasper, 45; Bernard S. Klayf, 42; Herbert Landsman, 81; Celia R. Lazarus, 99; Charles Lazarus, 21; Eleanor and Margaret Lazarus, 47; Fred Lazarus, Jr., 1,039; Fred Lazarus III, 42; Irma M. Lazarus, 40; Jeffrey Lazarus, 32; Maurice Lazarus, 59; Ralph Lazarus, 54; Mrs. Ralph Lazarus, 22; Robert Lazarus, 32; Simon Lazarus, 44; John F. Lebor, 56; Robert Lenhart, 28; Paul Mazur, 59; Leonard Minster, 26; Alfred Neal, 38; Mrs. Jesse Evans Ross, 34; Lewis Saille, 28; Oral Scheaf, 40; Ann Lazarus Schloss, 47; Trent Sickles, 37; Myron Silbert, 99; William Snaith, 46; Sidney Solomon, 42; Herbert Stein, 29; J. Paul Sticht, 55; Frank Sulzburger, 20; Ann Visconti, 51; George Whitten, 42; Charles Wiedemer, 12; John C. Wilson, 22.


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