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Marcus, Louis, 1880-1936

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1880-1936

biographical statement

Citation

UPB files, July 3, 2013 (born January 9, 1880 in Brooklyn, New York; father Eleazor Albert Marcus; mother Diana Gumpel Marcuas; moved to Salt Lake City, Utah in 1907; married Gertrude Levin on January 16, 1912; one child, Louis Howard Marcus born in 1919; involved in the motion picture business; motion picture operator, exchange manager, and owner of film exchange and theaters; established a theatre chain in Utah and other mountain states; Louis Marcus Enterprises; Publix-Marcus, Inc.; Gem State Theatres; Victory Amusement Company; Notable Feature Films Company; purchased Orpheum Theatre in 1927 and increased seating capacity; added a Wurlitzer organ to theatre; changed theatre name to Capitol Theatre Building; showed first talking picture in Salt Lake City in 1929; extended ventures into real estate; president of United Realty Co.; director of Tracy Loan and Trust Co.; director of Walker Bank and Trust Co.; active in community and civic service; member of the Salt Lake City Chamber of Commerce; York and Scottish Rite Mason; member of B'nai B'rith; ran for and was elected Salt Lake City mayor in 1931 and served from 1932-1935; first Jew to be elected mayor; member of several clubs such as Alta, Rotary, Ft. Douglas, and Salt Lake City and Ogden Country clubs; died July 27, 1936 in Salt Lake City, Utah)

Found in 31 Collections and/or Records:

Collected materials, 1912-1984

 Series
Identifier: MSS 3775 Series 4
Scope and Contents Materials include newspaper clippings, theatre programs, and pamphlets collected by various family members. Newspaper clippings include news about the family weddings, and articles on Louis, Gertrude, and L. Howard Marcus. Contains materials in Danish. Dated 1912-1984.

Gertrude L. Marcus books, 1913-1955

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 3775 Series 2 Sub-Series 5
Scope and Contents Materials include books belonging to Gertrude L. Marcus, including a telephone directory from the Winter of 1954-1955 for Salt Lake City and essays on raising children. One book is signed by the author. Dated 1913-1955.

Gertrude L. Marcus letters, daybooks, and other papers, 1907-1953

 Sub-Series — Box: 4
Identifier: MSS 3775 Series 2 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents Materials include personal and business letters received by and written by Gertrude L. Marcus, letters sent to her from soldiers during World War II, and daybooks which include excerpts from her own mother's diary. Dated 1907-1953.

Gertrude L. Marcus memorial resolutions, 1933-1936

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 3775 Series 2 Sub-Series 4
Scope and Contents Materials include memorial resolutions give to Gertrude L. Marcus on the death of her mother Jennie Levin in 1933, and her husband Louis Marcus in 1936. Dated 1933-1936.

Gertrude L. Marcus papers, 1907-1955

 Series
Identifier: MSS 3775 Series 2
Scope and Contents Materials include the personal and business letters, and collected papers of Gertrude L. Marcus. Included are her papers concerning her involvement with the Women's National Aeronautical Association (W.N.A.A.), incoming letters concerning familial news, and various daybooks. Dated 1907-1955.

Gertrude L. Marcus travel papers, 1937-1941

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 3775 Series 2 Sub-Series 3
Scope and Contents Materials include letters, information brochures, receipts, and maps of the travels Gertrude L. Marcus took. Dated 1937-1941.

Gertrude L. Marcus Women's National Aeronautical Association papers, 1932-1938

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 3775 Series 2 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents Materials include letters, papers, and collected items, including newspaper clippings, magazines, and photographs, pertaining to the W.N.A.A. and other things aeronautical. Dated 1932-1938.

L. Howard Marcus books, approximately 1930-1976

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 3775 Series 3 Sub-Series 5
Scope and Contents Materials include books belonging to L. Howard Marcus. Some books are inscribe to Howard, and/or signed by the author. Dated approximately 1930-1976.

L. Howard Marcus business papers, 1940-1979

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 3775 Series 3 Sub-Series 3
Scope and Contents Papers relating to L. Howard Marcus's employment and business interests, including various resumes, and his employment application to work for the government during World War II. Dated 1940-1979.

L. Howard Marcus letters, approximately 1930-1959

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 3775 Series 3 Sub-Series 3
Scope and Contents Personal letters kept by L. Howard Marcus, including letters written to his mother. Contains material in French. Dated approximately 1930-1959.