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Luby Family and Luby Chevrolet Records

 Collection
Identifier: B365

Luby Chevrolet, one of Colorado's oldest car dealerships, was started in 1920 in Denver, Colorado by Sam Luby, later joined by brothers Louis and Henry Luby. Joe Luby, who had worked at Luby Chevrolet from the bottom up, bought out his brothers in 1956. "Papa Joe" moved the dealership to Colorado in 1972. Joe Luby's daughter JoAnn and her husband Richard Fleischman purchased the Luby Chevrolet dealership in 1992. They sold the business in 1998, but Richard Fleischman stayed on as president until 2004.

The collection contains seven file folders, and an Oklahoma newspaper (1995) and brochure from the Oklahome City National Memorial, scrapbook of Exclusive Truck Department of Luby, IJN newspaper on Denver business leaders (1995), article about Luby Chevrolet sale in Automotive News (2000), scrapbook from Chevrolet School of Modern Merchandising and Management for Dealers' Sons (1938), and yearbook from Army Air Forces Officer Candidate School (1943). Also includes key ring from Luby Chevrolet.

Dates

  • 1924-2004

Creator

Extent

1.25 Linear Feet (Flat box, 17 x 13 x 3 inches )

Biographical / Historical

Luby Chevrolet, one of Colorado's oldest car dealerships, was started in 1920 in Denver, Colorado by Sam Luby, later joined by brothers Louis and Henry Luby. Joe Luby, who had worked at Luby Chevrolet from the bottom up, bought out his brothers in 1956. "Papa Joe" moved the dealership to Colorado in 1972. Joe Luby's daughter JoAnn and her husband Richard Fleischman purchased the Luby Chevrolet dealership in 1992. They sold the business in 1998, but Richard Fleischman stayed on as president until 2004. He graduated from the University of Denver College of Law in 1968 and had practiced law until 1978 when he became vice-president of Luby Chevrolet. In 2004 he became a practicing attorney again.

Creator

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

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