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Kloethe & Company Advertising Kit

Identifier: MC 2254

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of an advertising kit belonging to Kloethe & Company, a Hot Springs, Arkansas-based men's clothing store. Materials include a fold-out advertising display box, price cards, correspondence, advertising copy, promotional materials, and a scrapbook with newspaper clippings of the company's advertisements.


  • 1909-1919, undated
  • Majority of material found within 1909-1910


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Access Information

Please call (479) 575-8444 or email at least two weeks in advance of your arrival to ensure availability of the materials.

Use Information

No Use Restrictions Apply.

No Interlibrary Loan.

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Biographical Note

Kloethe & Company (also known as Kloethe for Klothes) was a men's clothing store and tailoring shop in Hot Springs, Arkansas, that was established by John M. Kloethe (1870-1929). For at least part of the company's existence, Kloethe was in partnership with Victor G. Verneux (1870-1937).

Kloethe & Company was a vendor of the Chicago-based Kuh, Nathan, & Fischer Co.'s Sincerity Clothes line of men's clothing, and also produced custom suits, trousers, vests, and overcoats. The business was a sponsor of a Hot Springs African-American minor league baseball team, the Kloethe Reds, from 1910-1912.


4 Linear Feet (5 boxes)

Arrangement of the Papers

Materials are arranged by format and topic. When received, all materials were contained within the display box (Box 5), with the price cards in the bottom compartment and the documents and advertising copy in an upper pocket; all materials have been rehoused for preservation reasons.

Acquisition Information

The Kloethe & Company Advertising Kit was purchased by the Special Collections Department from Between the Covers Rare Books on August 7, 2017.

Processing Information

Processed by Katrina Windon; completed in November 2017.



Kloethe & Company Advertising Kit
Katrina Windon
November 2017
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Department Repository

University of Arkansas Libraries
365 N. McIlroy Avenue
Fayetteville AR 72701 United States
(479) 575-8444