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1Title:  Morris David Shanman Papers     
 Creator:  Shanman, Morris David 
 Dates:  1920-1977 
 Abstract:  Morris David Shanman (1875-1943) was a Russian Jew who immigrated to Cleveland, Ohio ca. 1881. He and his wife, Esther, established one of the first wholesale dry goods businesses in downtown Cleveland in 1898. M.D. Shanman Company was turned over to family members when Shanman retired in his early forties to devote himself to civic, cultural and religious works. He was the first president of Anshe Emeth Beth Tefilo Congregation, and participated in various philanthropies. The collection consists of one letter (1950), deeds and certificates of ownership (1920-1926), a funeral sermon (1943), dedication programs (1963-1964), certificates of confirmation (1926 and 1932), newspaper clippings, and a resume of Sanford J. Rose. 
 Call #:  MS 3793 
 Extent:  0.10 linear feet (1 container) 
 Subjects:  Shanman, Morris David, 1875-1943. | Jewish merchants -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Jews -- Ohio -- Cleveland.
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2Title:  Abraham Stearn Papers     
 Creator:  Stearn, Abraham 
 Dates:  1876-1914 
 Abstract:  Abraham Stern was a Cleveland, Ohio, born philanthropist and financier. He joined Moses, Levy and Co., a fancy goods and toy store, in 1868. It became Levy and Stearn in 1872 and Stearn and Co., ca. 1905. Stearn was a director of the Society for Savings, the American Savings Bank and other institutions. He was a trustee of the Foundation of Jewish Charities and of the Jewish Orphan Asylum. He married Bertha Rohrheimer in 1876. The collection consists of a financial journal, lists of expenses, an advertisement, the marriage contract of Abraham Stearn and Betha Rohrheimer (1876) and a letter book detailing Stearn's stocks, investments, and his interest in the National Acme Manufacturing Co. Other topics include Levy and Stearn, charitable organizations and family affairs. 
 Call #:  MS 4056 
 Extent:  0.25 linear feet (1 container) 
 Subjects:  Stearn, Abraham, 1847-1921 | Jews -- Ohio -- Cleveland | Jewish bankers -- Ohio -- Cleveland | Jewish capitalists and financiers -- Ohio -- Cleveland | Jewish merchants -- Ohio -- Cleveland
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3Title:  Charles Cort Family Papers     
 Creator:  Cort, Charles Family 
 Dates:  1899-1993 
 Abstract:  Charles Cort emigrated to Cleveland, Ohio, from Gederowitz, Lithuania, in 1904. In 1906, he was joined by his wife, Tzeviah and their children. Charles Cort's sons, Al, Abe, and Lou, were introduced to the shoe business in Cleveland through helping out in their uncle's store, and then through work at various shoe stores in Cleveland. In September 1919, Abe Cort, along with his friend Phil Berman, purchased Oppenheimer's Shoe Store at Woodland Ave. and 37th St., renaming it the Cort Shoe Store. The Cort brothers, Al, Abe, Lou, and Paul, eventually became full partners in the Cort Shoe Company, which at its peak owned fifty-five stores. Most were called Cort Shoes, but several operated under the names King, Reed, Belmar, and Economy Shoe Companies. Stores were located in many northern Ohio communities. By the late 1970s, Cort Shoe Company went out of business. The collection consists of newspaper clippings, correspondence, family history, financial records, and legal documents. 
 Call #:  MS 4723 
 Extent:  0.40 linear feet (1 container) 
 Subjects:  Cort, Charles, 1874-1955. | Cort, Abe. | Cort family. | Cort Shoe Company. | Jews -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Shoe industry -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Jewish businesspeople -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Jewish merchants -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Retail trade -- Ohio -- Cleveland.
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