Milgram Food Stores, Inc. Collection (KC0325)
Milgram Food Stores, Inc. began in 1913 with one store owned by Nat Milgram. After fifteen years under his ownership and the management of three brothers and five brothers-in-law, Kroger Company purchased Milgrams thirty-seven stores in 1928. In January 1932, Milgram Food Stores, Inc. was organized by Nat Milgram, who served as president and carried the active management of the company until his death in January, 1958. His son, Lester, then became president and continued Milgrams traditions of involvement in community affairs.
Milgrams continued under family ownership and management until 1984, when Wetterau acquired Milgram Food Stores. Save Mart Foods was the subsidiary created to oversee operations of Milgrams and Save Mart stores. Over the next several years, the stores were closed.
The collection contains correspondence, printed materials, ephemera, clippings, and a large number of photographs which document the operations and the multitude of activities of Milgram Food Stores and the Milgram family itself. The first two boxes contain materials dealing chiefly with the stores, including written histories, grand openings, employee activities and awards, fire and flood, and sponsorship of events. The third box contains materials which deal chiefly with Nats and Lesters personal interests, although there is a great deal of overlap. ca. 1910-1995.
3.5 cubic feet.
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Wednesday, October 14, 2009
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