University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Lucchese Boot Company Records, 1910-1968



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Lucchese Boot Company
Title: Lucchese Boot Company records
Dates: 1910-1968
Abstract: Day to day records of the operation of the Lucchese Boot Company, opened in San Antonio around 1883 by Sam Lucchese and his brothers, include correspondence, day books, journals, measurement books, tax records, receipts, and bills.
Identification: urn:taro:utexas.cah.01552
Extent: 29.125 linear feet
Language: English .
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Sam Lucchese and his brothers, who emigrated from Sicily to the United States in 1883, founded the Lucchese Boot and Shoe Factory in San Antonio, Texas, shortly after settling there. After his stroke in 1923, Sam's son Cosimo took over the business, and in turn Cosimo's son, Samuel James Lucchese, took over after Cosimo's death in 1961.

The Lucchese Boot Company was well known for the beauty and quality of its boots, and Samuel James Lucchese designed boots for many famous people, including John Wayne, Gregory Peck, Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Lady Bird and Lyndon B. Johnson, and Arkansas governor Winthrop Rockefeller. In 1970, Lucchese sold the Boot Company to Blue Bell, Incorporated, of Greensboro, North Carolina, the parent company of Wrangler, for whom Lucchese had been doing consulting work.

Sources: Handbook of Texas Online, s.v. "Lucchese, Sam," http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/LL/fluan.html (accessed June 22, 2010).

Handbook of Texas Online, s.v. "Lucchese, Samuel James," http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/LL/flutp.html (accessed June 22, 2010).


Scope and Contents

The Lucchese Boot Company Records, 1910-1968, consist of day to day records of the operation of the Company, including correspondence; financial records including employee pay records, tax records, day books, receipts, and bills; journals; and measurement books.


Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is stored remotely; contact repository in advance for retrieval.

A portion of this collection is restricted; contact repository for more information.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no use restrictions on this collection. Publisher is responsible for complying with copyright law.


Index Terms

Personal Names
Autry, Gene, 1907-1998
Belli, Melvin M., 1907-1996
Briscoe, Dolph
Bryant, Anita
Connally, John Bowden, 1917-1993
Crosby, Bing, 1903-1977
Daniel, Price, 1941-1981
De Carlo, Yvonne
Dee, Vincent
Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973
Lucchese, Sam, 1868-1929
Lucchese, Samuel James, 1923-1980
Peck, Gregory, 1916-2003
Robertson, Dale, 1923-
Schramm, Texas E., 1920-
Shivers, Allan, 1907-1985
Corporate Names
Lucchese Boot Company
Variety (Zeitschrift, New York, NY, 1905-)
Subjects
Boots
Family-owned business enterprises
Places
San Antonio
Texas
Document Types
Business records

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Lucchese Boot Company Records, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Accession Number(s)

1972-022

Processing Information

This collection was processed by W. H. Richter, January 1975.

Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center's "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Inventory

Correspondence, 1943-1968
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3E473 A-Az
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3E474 Ba-Bel
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3E475 Ben-Brec
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3E476 Breg-Byro
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3E477 Ca-Clan
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3E478 Clar-Cow
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3E479 Cox-Delt
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3E480 Dem-Dunb
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3E481 Dunc-Ey
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3E482 Fa-Fox
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3E483 Fra-Geu
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3E484 Gib-Harp
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3E485 Harr-I
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3E486 Ja-Kin
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3E487 Kir-Ly
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3E488 Ma-McF
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3F1 McG-Mim
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3F2 Min-Nay
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3F3 Nea-Oz, Office of Price Stabilization
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3F4 Pa-Py
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3F5 Qua-Rodi
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3F6 Rodr-Schoe
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3F7 Schol-Sma
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3F8 Smi-Sy
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3F9 Ta-Ty
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3F10 Uh-Wan
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3F11 War-Wit
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3F12 Wob-Z
Correspondence, Sam Lucchese personal file, 1945-1949
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3F13 Financial records
Conditions Governing Access
RESTRICTED
Employee pay records, 1955-1963
Salazar pay records, 1947-1950, 1955
Court Case, 1957
Financial records
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3F13 Wage assignment notice, 1947
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3F14 Employer's Casualty Insurance, 1947-1964
Conditions Governing Access
RESTRICTED
Texas Employment Commission files, 1954-1965
Texas unemployment tax, 1937-1949
Withholding tax statements, 1959-1964
Conditions Governing Access
RESTRICTED
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3F15 Employer's tax returns, 1938-1949, 1956-1960
Federal excise tax returns, 1956-1960
Conditions Governing Access
RESTRICTED
Mailing permit, 1954
Federal Trade Commission, 1962-1964
Joske's statements, 1948-1949, 1959-1962
American Express credit, 1964-1965, 1966-1967
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3F16 Journal
April 14, 1941 - December 26, 1944
January 2, 1945 - November 3, 1947
Day book
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3F16 1930
1940
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4M546 1939-1943
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4M547 1941-1942
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4M548 1943-1945
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4M549 1945-1947
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4M550 1947-1949
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4M551 1949-1951
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4M552 1953-1955
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3F17 Undated
Measurement book
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4M553 Number one, August 11, 1910 - August 11, 1911
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3F18 Number two, August 11, 1911 - September 7, 1912
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4M554 Number three, September 7, 1912 - November 7, 1913
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3F18 Number four, November 12, 1913 - February 27, 1915
Number five, March 9, 1915 - July 8, 1916
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3F19 Number six, July 10, 1916-December 18, 1916
Number seven, May 1, 1917-August 15, 1917
Number eight, September 17, 1917 - January 29, 1918
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3F20 Number nine, February 2, 1918-August 3, 1918
Number ten, August 3, 1918-November 6, 1918
Number eleven, November 6, 1918 - May 17, 1919
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3F21 Number twelve, May 19, 1919 - January 30, 1920
Number thirteen, February 5, 1920-August 11, 1920
Number fourteen, October 12, 1920 - March 10, 1921
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3F22 Number fifteen, April 14, 1921 - January 11, 1922
Number sixteen, January 16, 1922-May 11, 1922
Number seventeen, September 20, 1922-March 21, 1923
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3F23 Number eighteen, March 21, 1923-September 6, 1923
Number nineteen, September 6, 1923-February 16, 1924
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3F24 Number twenty-two, June 21, 1924-July 25, 1924
Number twenty-three, July 25, 1924-September 5, 1924
Number twenty-four, September 8, 1924-October 20, 1924
Number twenty-five, October 20, 1924-December 4, 1924
Number twenty-six, December 4, 1924-February 9, 1925
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3F25 Number twenty-seven, February 11, 1925-April 9, 1925
Number twenty-eight, March 29, 1925-May 25, 1925
Number twenty-nine, May 25, 1925-July 18, 1925
Number thirty, July 18, 1925-September 22, 1925
Number thirty-one, September 22, 1925-November 17, 1925
Number thirty-two, November 17, 1925-January 5, 1926
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3F26 Number thirty-three, January 5, 1926-March 15, 1926
Number thirty-four, March 15, 1926-June 10, 1926
Number thirty-five, April 10, 1926-July 13, 1926
Number thirty-six, July 16, 1926-September 1, 1926
Number thirty-seven, September 1, 1926-November 13, 1926
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3F27 Number thirty-eight, November 15, 1926-January 17, 1927
Number thirty-nine, January 20, 1927-April 27, 1927
Number forty, April 28, 1927-June 29, 1927
Number forty-one, June 29, 1927-September 6, 1927
Number forty-two, September 9, 1927-November 15, 1927
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3F28 Number forty-three, November 26, 1927-January 21, 1928
Number forty-four, January 21, 1928-February 7, 1928
Number forty-five, April 9, 1928-June 25, 1928
Number forty-six, June 26, 1928-August 29, 1928
Number forty-seven, August 29, 1928-October 5, 1928
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3F29 Number forty-eight, October 6, 1928-November 8, 1928
Number forty-nine, November 9, 1928-December 22, 1928
Number fifty, December 22, 1928-February 23, 1929
Number fifty-one, February 23, 1929-April 16, 1929
Number fifty-two, April 18, 1929-June 28, 1929
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3F30 Number fifty-three, June 29, 1929-August 24, 1929
Number fifty-four, August 27, 1929-November 11, 1929
Number fifty-five, November 11, 1929 - January 7, 1930
Number fifty-six, January 8, 1930-March 12, 1930
Number fifty-seven, March 13, 1930-May 14, 1930
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3F31 Number fifty-eight, May 17, 1930-July 5, 1930
Number fifty-nine, July 5, 1930-August 16, 1930
Number sixty, August 18, 1930-October 22, 1930
Number sixty-one, October 17, 1930-December 13, 1930
Number sixty-two, October 28, 1930-February 7, 1931
Number sixty-three, November 8, 1930-April 1, 1931
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3F32 Number sixty-four, March 2, 1931-August 3, 1931
Number sixty-five, July 1931-September 1931
Number sixty-six, August 1931-January 1932
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3F33 Number sixty-seven, November 1931-October 1932
Number sixty-eight, January 1931-January 1932
Number sixty-nine, February 1932-October 1932
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3F34 Number seventy, May 1932-December 1932
Number seventy-one, October 1932-February 1933
Number seventy-two, November 5, 1933-December 11, 1933
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3F35 Number seventy-three, January 30, 1933-July 17, 1933
Number seventy-four, May 22, 1933-November 7, 1933
Number seventy-five, July 17, 1933-October 27, 1933
Number seventy-six, December 12, 1933-March 1, 1934
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3F36 Number seventy-seven, March 1, 1934-June 12, 1934
Number seventy-eight, May 21, 1934-January 5, 1935
Number seventy-nine, June 12, 1934-September 22, 1934
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4M555 Number eighty, September 22, 1934-December 17, 1934
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3F36 Number eighty-one, January 3, 1935-March 28, 1935
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3F37 Number eighty-two, March 28, 1935-July 2, 1935
Number eighty-three, May 17, 1935-May 25, 1936
Number eighty-four, July 3, 1935-October 7, 1935
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3F38 Number eighty-five, October 8, 1935-January 15, 1936
Number eighty-six, January 15, 1936-April 20, 1936
Number eighty-seven, April 20, 1936-August 6, 1936
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3F39 Number eighty-eight, May 25, 1936-May 18, 1937
Number eighty-nine, August 6, 1936-October 28, 1936
Number ninety, October 28, 1936-January 12, 1937
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3F40 Number ninety-two, March 5, 1936-August 21, 1937
Number ninety-three, May 19, 1937-October 26, 1937
Number ninety-four, August 21, 1937-November 11, 1937
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3F41 Number ninety-five, November 12, 1937-May 19, 1938
Number ninety-six, December 11, 1937-June 8, 1938
Number ninety-seven, May 16, 1938-September 19, 1938
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3F42 Number ninety-eight, May 18, 1938-October 18, 1938
Number ninety-nine, June 13, 1938-October 24, 1938
Number one hundred, October 24, 1938-April 21, 1939
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3F43 Number one hundred one, November 18, 1938-April 24, 1939
Number one hundred two, March 18, 1939-September 27, 1939
Number one hundred three, April 8, 1939-September 15, 1939
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3F44 Number one hundred four, May 1, 1939-January 3, 1940
Number one hundred five, August 22, 1939-October 10, 1939
Number one hundred six, July 17, 1939-February 15, 1940
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4M556 Number one hundred seven, December 29, 1939-May 11, 1940
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4M557 Number one hundred eight, February 21, 1940-July 2, 1940
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4M558 Number one hundred nine, May 4, 1940-November 12, 1940
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4M559 Number one hundred ten, May 13, 1940-August 15, 1941
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4M560 Number one hundred eleven, May 29, 1940-September 7, 1940
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4M561 Number one hundred twelve, September 6, 1940-December 23, 1940
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4M562 Number one hundred thirteen, October 18, 1940-October 22, 1942
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4M563 Number one hundred fourteen, December 30, 1940-May 8, 1941
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4M564 Number one hundred fifteen, February 19, 1941-July 11, 1941
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4M565 Number one hundred sixteen, May 10, 1941-November 13, 1941
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4M566 Number one hundred seventeen, May 16, 1941-September 16, 1941
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4M567 Number one hundred eighteen, September 16, 1941-January 22, 1942
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4M568 Number one hundred nineteen, November 13, 1941-March 30, 1942
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4M569 Number one hundred twenty, January 17, 1942-August 26, 1942
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4M570 Number one hundred twenty-one, January 29, 1942-September 11, 1942
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4M571 Number one hundred twenty-two, April 9, 1942-September 3, 1942
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4M572 Number one hundred twenty-three, September 9, 1942-April 20, 1943
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4M573 Number one hundred twenty-four, September 23, 1942-January 4, 1943
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4M574 Number one hundred twenty-five, January 6, 1943-March 6, 1943
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4M575 Number one hundred twenty-six, March 8, 1943-May 25, 1943
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4M576 Number one hundred twenty-seven, May 25, 1943-September 30, 1943
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4M577 Number one hundred twenty-eight, August 12, 1943-October 29, 1943
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4M578 Number one hundred twenty-nine, October 26, 1943-May 15, 1944