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Jacob Aloysius Dorf Papers, 1909-1972

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Author:
Dorf, Jacob Aloysius 1879-1965 (blacksmith businessman)
Donor:
Haviland, Opal Dorf
Physical description:
0.15 cubic feet: 1 box
Type:
Clippings
Collection descriptions
Correspondence
Advertisements
Obituaries
Place:
Missouri
Date:
1909
1909-1972
1890-1900
1900-1970
1929
20th century
Notes:
Jacob A. Dorf was born in Cedar Hill, Missouri. His name was originally Blittersdorf. To Anaconda, Missouri in 1901, where he owned and operated a blacksmith shop. In 1911 he purchased a hardware store in Cuba, Missouri, which he operated for more than 49 years. Throughout his long business career he was an innovative advertiser in the local press and elsewhere, sponsoring a radio program in 1924 which stimulated letters from thirty states and Canada. Dorf was active in community affairs, particularly during the depressed 1930s. In 1933 he led an effort which saved the local bank from failing. He branched into other business lines, including real estate, and once financed the purchase of a better breed of cattle for local farmers.
Summary:
Newspaper clippings and correspondence relating to Dorf's activities, particularly in the hardware business. Biographical information and obituaries are included as well as samples of his unusual advertising.
Cite as:
Jacob Aloysius Dorf Papers, Archives Center, NMAH. Gift of Opal Dorf Haviland
Topic:
Advertising
Hardware stores
Blacksmiths
Storekeepers
Depressions
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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