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Floyd Leslie Kresge papers

Identifier: L085

Scope and Contents

This collection includes correspondence, much of it business communications, and diaries from Floyd Leslie Kresge, Thomas Kresge, and others in Indianapolis, Indiana; Scranton, Pennsylvania; and Detroit, Michigan, ranging from 1901 to 1957 and undated, regarding business and family matters. There are also Christmas cards.


  • 1901-1957, undated


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical Note

Floyd Leslie Kresge was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania in about 1885. Kresge managed the S. S. Kresge store in Indianapolis, Indiana from 1904 to 1916, and again from 1924 to 1957. Kresge also was the treasurer at J. D. Williams Company in Scranton, Pennsylvania from 1916 to 1924, and managed the Fond du Lac store in Wisconsin from 1920 to 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 and president of S. S. Kresge variety and novelty store chain. Floyd Kresge died in 1957 at the age of 72. He had no children.


0.6 Cubic Feet (2 manuscript boxes)

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This collection is arranged by subject.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Mae Sutton on 1986/05.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2009/09 by Brent Abercrombie. EAD finding aid created 2016/01/22 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid revised 2024/05/17 by Brittany Kropf.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.