MG-297. MARY SACHS COLLECTION, 1928-1970.
Mary Sachs (1888-1960), an owner of successful retail stores in Harrisburg and Lancaster, was a Harrisburg philanthropist and a founder of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Yeshiva University. She was active in Jewish organizations such as the United Jewish Appeal and the Israel Bond Campaign. This collection consists of correspondence, writings, photographs, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, philanthropic memorabilia, business records, and personal papers, including letters from President Franklin Roosevelt and his wife Eleanor.
A. PERSONAL, 1928-1960
Pictures, 1928-1960. Includes an unidentified and undated photograph of Dwight D. Eisenhower at a dinner with an African American waiter standing in the background.
B. "MERCHANT PRINCESS," 1932-1960
Pictures, 1932 and undated. Includes three photographs depicting African American staff and clerks in the Sachs Department Stores.
D. MARY SACHS, INC., 1960-1970
Pictures, 1962. One photograph shows an African American who may be a caterer at a company party and another shows an African American woman seated at the head of a table.
Miscellaneous—Photographs, 1960. Depicts African Americans at a dinner banquet.