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Shwayder, Jesse, 1882-1970

 Person

Found in 18 Collections and/or Records:

Portrait of Jesse Shwayder, between 1960-1970

 Item
Identifier: B063.01.0001.00016
Overview Portrait of Jesse Shwayder in the 1960's. The photograph was possibly taken on his 80th birthday. Jesse Shwayder and his brothers founded the Samsonite Corporation.

Portrait of Jesse Shwayder, between 1960-1970

 Item
Identifier: B063.01.0001.00017
Overview Portrait of Jesse Shwayder standing behind a table with a bible in his right hand. Jesse Shwayder and his brothers founded the Samsonite Corporation.

Portrait of Jesse Shwayder, circa 1929

 Item
Identifier: B063.01.0001.00039
Overview Formal portrait of Jesse Shwayder standing with his hands in his pockets. In the early 1900s, Jesse Shwayder opened a small luggage factor in Denver with his father, Isaac, and brothers Mark, Maurice, Benjamin, and Solomon. Together they turned it into one of the largest luggage producers in America, the Samsonite Corporation.

Schwayder, King David, 1970-1981

 File
Identifier: U201.02.0141.0013
Overview Images of Jesse Shwayder, founder of the Samsonite Corporation and donor to the University of Denver, and his son King David Shwayder, DU alumnus and trustee, and president of the Samsonite Corporation: 12 black and white prints, including headshots of Jesse Shwayder; portrait of Jesse Shwayder holding a Bible; King Shwayder with an unidentified woman; John Evans Jr., Jesse Shwayder, Mr. Heitler, and Mr. Kaye; and headshots of King Shwayder. 5 sets of black and white negatives with contact...

Shwayder Family Papers and Samsonite Corporation Records

 Collection
Identifier: B245
Overview The Shwayder family of Denver, Colorado, is best known for the luggage company Samsonite Corporation, which the family founded and operated. Isaac and Rachel Shwayder had migrated from Manchester, England to Colorado in 1881 and eventually settled in Denver. In 1910 their son, Jesse Shwayder, opened a small luggage factory in Denver with his father along with his brothers Mark, Maurice, Benjamin, and Solomon Shwayder. The company started as Shwayder Trunk Manufacturing Company, was later...

The Shwayder Brothers Standing on a Samsonite Suitcase, circa 1910

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Identifier: B063.01.0001.00018
Overview The five Shwayder brothers stand on a board that is balanced on a Samsonite suitcase to demonstrate the strength of the suitcase. Jesse Shwayder is pictured second from the right. Other Shwayder brothers are: Mark, Maurice, Benjamin and Solomon. The Shwayder brothers owned Shwayder Trunk Company, which later became known as the Samsonite Corporation. The photograph was used to advertise Samsonite luggage.

The Shwayder Brothers Standing on a Samsonite Suitcase, circa 1910

 Item
Identifier: B063.01.0009.00002
Overview The five Shwayder brothers stand on a board that is balanced on a Samsonite suitcase to demonstrate the strength of the suitcase. Jesse Shwayder is pictured second from the right. Other Shwayder brothers are: Mark, Maurice, Benjamin and Solomon. The Shwayder brothers owned Shwayder Trunk Company, which later became known as the Samsonite Corporation. The photograph was used to advertise Samsonite luggage.

University of Denver (Colorado Seminary) Commencement Program, Ninetieth Year, 1954 June 11

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Identifier: U138.0002.0001.00001
Overview Program for the University of Denver undergraduate, graduate and doctoral commencement ceremony, June 11, 1954. Honorary degrees recipients: John Gideon Gates, Doctor of Public Service; William Lee Knous, Doctor of Laws; Daniel L. Marsh, Doctor of Humane Letters; Donald Howard Menzel, Doctor of Science; Jesse Shwayder, Doctor of Public Service. Commencement address "One Moment" by Allen Jackson, President, Student Senate. Commencement address "You'll Never Be Quite the Same" by Chester M....