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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.

Abstract:

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.

Restrictions:

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.

Acquisition:

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.