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M. M. Cohn Company records

M. M. Cohn Company records

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Finding aid for the M. M. Cohn Company records

Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
100 Rock Street
Little Rock, Arkansas, 72201
(501) 320-5700

January 1, 2001



Profile Description

Creation: This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-11-25T13:54-0600
Language: English

Repository: Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
Creator:Cohn, Mark Mathias (M. M.)
Creator:M. M. Cohn Company. (Little Rock, Ark.)
Title: M. M. Cohn Company records
Dates: 1908-1989
Quantity: 8.0 Linear feet
Abstract:This collection contains records of the M. M. Cohn Company, including minutes of stockholders' and board of directors' meetings.
Identification: BC.MSS.01.06
Language: English

Arrangement

The collection is arranged topically and chronologically.

Scope and Contents

This collection contains records of the M. M. Cohn Company, including minutes of stockholders’ and board of directors’ meetings.


Biographical and Historical Information

Mark Mathias Cohn, a Polish immigrant, founded the company sometime between 1871 and 1886. (Various accounts give different years.) Cohn also owned a dry goods business in Arkadelphia at some point. The first known location for M. M. Cohn was Markham and Main Streets in Little Rock. The company was owned and operated by the Cohn family until 1989. At its peak, the company had twelve stores. In 1989, the Cohn family sold the business to the Dunlap Company, a chain of department stores based in Fort Worth, Texas.


Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Business -- Arkansas -- Little Rock.
Jewish merchants -- History.
Pfeifer, Phillip

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Non-circulating; in-house use only.

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

M. M. Cohn Company records, MSS.01.06, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Arkansas Studies Institute

Acquisition Information

Donated by Phillip Pfeifer, 2001


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