Grossman (Maurice) papers, 1917-1972

Descriptive Summary

Title
Grossman (Maurice) papers, 1917-1972
Creator
Grossman, Maurice.
Extent
1.75 linear ft.
Subjects
Ethnic Communities
Politics and Civic Affairs
Finding Aid Author
Processed by: Archives Staff; machine-readable finding aid created by:Eric Weig
Repository
University of Louisville

Collection Overview

Scope and Content
Maurice Grossman was born in Louisville on December 23, 1903. After graduating from high school in 1920, he went to work for Young Men's Hebrew Association, now the Jewish Community Center. In 1935 he opened a department store in Lexington. In 1937 he returned to Louisville for health reasons, opening a department store in Louisville in 1943 that he operated until 1965. From 1965 until his retirement in 1970 he worked for the county government. He was active in the Boy Scouts and in B'nai B'rith. The papers include material relating to Grossman's work with B'nai B'rith, the Boy Scouts of America, and newspaper clippings and pamphlets written about his career, his son's career, important historical events, and Middletown, Kentucky, the location of his business.