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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

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Minnesota State University, Mankato,
Memorial Library, Southern Minnesota Historical Center
Graif, Matt J. Clothing. Papers, 1925 - 1960
MSU Archives Collection 1239

Graif, Matt J. Clothing. Papers, 1925 - 1960. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1239. 1 hollinger, .43 cubic feet.


This collection consists of 35 small volumes originally belonging to the Matt J. Graif Clothing store in Mankato, Minnesota. Matt J. Graif Clothing is a men's store, and the volumes contain the names and addresses of those who purchased suits there, and the prices of the items. These records were kept for reference purposes should a customer have a complaint about the purchase. The volumes run from 1925 until 1960, with the records from 1932 missing.

Historical Note:

Matt J. Graif Clothing, a store for men in Mankato, Minnesota, was founded in 1924. It has been at several locations on Front Street in downtown Mankato. It is currently still in operation at 3 Civic Center Plaza in downtown Mankato.


There are no restrictions on use of this collection for research purposes. The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property and libel laws as they apply.

Collection Citation:

Graif, Matt J. Clothing. Papers, 1925 - 1960. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1239, Southern Minnesota Historical Center, Memorial Library, Minnesota State University, Mankato.


Mr. John Graif donated this collection in August 1977.

Processed By:

Karin Thiem processed this collection in January 1978. Finding aid revised by Robert Russell November 2000.

Related Collections:

It has been determined that there are no similar manuscript collections about Matt J. Graif Clothing available elsewhere.

LCSH Subject Headings:

Matt J. Graif Clothing-Mankato (Minn.).
Mankato (Minn.)-clothing trade.