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Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Scope Note: Scope Note: Pieces of luggage; usually rectangular, rigid, and flat; especially for carrying clothes while traveling.

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Box 1: Brown Leather Suitcase, between 1938-1993

 Item — Box B097.03.0001: Series B097.03 [U186020735984]
Identifier: B097.03.0001.00001
Overview A brown leather suitcase with two leather straps across the sides that buckle at the top. Two metal snaps are along the side of the top and a metal latch with a lock is featured in the middle. Originally belonged to Hannah Levy.
Dates: between 1938-1993

Container 7: Costume Trunk

 File — Object D064.0007: Series D064.03 [U186023262875]
Identifier: D064.03.0007
Overview This wrapped object is (1) trunk used by Hope Moore Waggoner to store dance costumes.
Dates: 1925-2015

Container 8: Suitcase

 File — Object D064.0008: Series D064.03 [U186023262883]
Identifier: D064.03.0008
Overview This wrapped object is (1) suitcase used by Hope Moore Waggoner to store dance costumes.
Dates: 1925-2015

Letter from C.D. Spivak to A. Jusskowtiz, 1910 August 16

Identifier: B002.01.0102.0107.00025
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to A. Jusskowitz. Spivak informs her that the trunk of her deceased husband cannot be sent through C.O.D. Also, the cost to ship the trunk would amount to $10.00 or $12.00 even though the Express Company does not want to be responsible for the trunk. He also tells her to follow up with Jacob Schoen regarding the money that was left with Emil Jusskowitz upon his death.
Dates: 1910 August 16

Letter from Jewish Shelter House to the Pennsylvania Railroad, 1910 April 5

Identifier: B002.01.0102.0116.00003
Overview Handwritten letter from the Jewish Shelter House in Chicago to the Pennsylvania Railroad Company. They wrote on behalf of Hyman Bolen and his family who were supposed to go to Denver, Colorado but had to stop at a hospital in Chicago because of Mr. Bolen's failing health. The shelter bought the family tickets to Denver and asked the railroad that their luggage is not charged because Mrs. Bolen could not store it anywhere else.
Dates: 1910 April 5


Identifier: D064.03
Scope and Contents This series contains a suitcase and trunk used to store costumes.
Dates: 1925-2015

Shwayder Family Papers and Samsonite Corporation Records

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...
Dates: 1896-2002