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Morris Bart Firm Records

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0599

This collection houses seven volumes of ledgers, journals, and sales records documenting the activities of the Morris Bart Firm.

Dates

  • 1912-1927

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

5.25 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection houses seven volumes of ledgers, journals, and sales records documenting the activities of the Morris Bart Firm.

Biographical/Historical Note

Morris Bart was born on June 22, 1875 in Chechenova, Russia (now part of Poland). He emigrated to the United States in 1884 and eventually settled in Knoxville. Here, he managed the prominent Morris Bart Firm on Gay Street, which specialized in ladies' ready-to-wear clothing. Bart married Rosie (January 13, 1883-January 1, 1913) of Chechenova in 1902. The two had one child, Flora (Bart) Brody (1903-1995). Rosie Bart died in 1913 at the age of 29, and Morris Bart remarried in 1914 to Sadie Margolies. The two had one son, Morris Bart, Jr. (1915-2011). Morris Bart died on March 3, 1943 in Knoxville and is buried in the New Jewish Cemetery with his first wife.

Arrangement

Collection consists of seven volumes.

Acquisition Note

H. T. Kern donated this collection to the University of Tennessee's Special Collections Library.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480