Clothing trade -- Oregon -- Portland
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
This collection consists of Harold S. Hirsch interview transcripts. 11 interviews were conducted between March 6, 1988 and August 27, 1989 by Helene Hirsch Oppenheimer.
C.C. Jantzen and J. A. Zehntbauer purchased the manufacturing department of the Portland (Oregon) Knitting Company in 1909; this company was the manufacturer of the Jantzen clothing line. The collection contains a letter dated November 18, 1917, from Zehntbauer to J. L. Krantz, regarding the early history of the company, and problems that arose without access to a worsted (wool) spinning mill in the West.