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Floyd Leslie Kresge
L85
1901 – 1957
3 mss boxes

Manuscripts & Rare Books Division
Indiana State Library

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Processed by: Brent Abercrombie, September 2009

Biographical Note:

Kresge was born in Scranton, PA in 1885(?). Kresge managed the S.S. Kresge store in Indianapolis from 1904 – 1916, and again from 1924 – 1957. Kresge also was the treasurer at J.D. Williams Co. in Scranton, PA from 1916 – 1924, and managed the Fond du Lac store in Indianapolis from 1920 – 1924. Kresge was twice married, first to Myrtle Kresge who died in 1914, and remarried in 1916 to Miss Ethel Maris. Floyd Kresge is the cousin of Sebastian S. Kresge, who was the founder/president of S.S. Kresge variety and novelty store chain. Floyd Kresge died in 1957 at the age of 72. He had no children.

Scope and Content Note:

The collection consists of Kresge’s business and personal correspondence from 1903 – 1924. Kresge’s correspondences involve Kresge company officials in Detroit regarding the operation of his stores in Indianapolis, as well as his Fond du Lac store. Also include were correspondences with other store managers, financial and business reports, and family correspondence, particularly with his brother Thomas who operated a dairy farm in Ransom, PA (1912 -1957).

Photocopying Policy:

Manuscript materials CANNOT be photocopied or digitized in their entirety. Photocopies and/or digital images cannot exceed 25% of a collection or a folder within a collection. In some cases, photocopying may not be permitted due to the condition of the item. Check with a Manuscript Librarian for other options.

Box and Folder Listing:

Box 1.  Family and business letters: April 1, 1901 – December 1911

Folder 
1. 1901
2. 1902
3. 1903 – 1908
4. 1909
5. 1910
6. 1911
Box 2

Folder 
1. 1912
2. 1913
3. 1914
4. 1915 – 1916
5. 1917 – 1924
6. 1935, 1955, no date

Box 3.  Christmas Cards

Folder 
1. 1912 – 1942
2. 1943 – 1945
3. 1950 – 1953
4. 1954 – 1957
5. No date
6. No date

Collection Information

Size of Collection: 3 mss boxes
Collection Dates: 1901 – 1957
Provenance: Mrs. Mae Sutton, May 1986
Access : The collection is open for research use
Restrictions: None
Reproduction Rights: Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscript Section, Indiana State Library.
Language: Materials are entirely in English
Alternate Formats: None
Related Holdings: n/a
Notes: Item by item inventory available upon request