Charles B. Dulcan Collection
Scope and Contents
This collection contains clippings, photographs, correspondence, organizational information, and 78 RPM records related to Charles B. Dulcan and the Hecht Company.
- Creation: 1912-1952
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Biographical / Historical
Born in Winnipeg, Canada in 1888, Charles B. Dulcan, Sr. was a longtime Hecht Company executive. As a child, he moved with his family to Baltimore, Maryland. When he relocated to Washington, D.C. years later, one of his first jobs was as a part-time employee at the Hecht Company. Throughout the 41 years he was with the company, Dulcan was promoted several times, serving as Vice President, General Merchandising Manager, and finally as the Managing Director of all stores in the D.C. metropolitan area.
Dulcan was active in the Metropolitan Police Boys’ Club, Community Chest, the American Cancer Society, and the Washington Chapter of the American Red Cross, among many other civic and local organizations. He and his wife, Elizabeth, had three sons, Edward, Alvin, and Charles, Jr. On January 6, 1957 Dulcan died of a heart attack at Doctors Hospital.
52.5 Linear feet
Series 1: Scrapbooks (1912-1952, undated)
This series consists of scrapbooks containing photographs and clippings. Clippings cover subjects such as the Hecht Company’s advertising, publicity, and merchandising.
Series 2: Correspondence (1952)
This series contains correspondence to Charles B. Dulcan, Sr. regarding his 1952 promotion to the position of Managing Director of Hecht stores in the D.C. Metropolitan area.
Series 3: Organization information (1926-1951)
This series includes annual statements and a history of Hecht Baltimore Properties.
Series 4: Records (1947-1951, undated)
This series contains recordings of classical music, interviews with Charles B. Dulcan, Sr., and radio programs about the Hecht Company.
Ronald Dulcan donated this collection.
Ronald Dulcan donated this collection to the DC Public Library.
Standard archival procedures were used at the time of processing.
- Charles B. Dulcan Collection
- An inventory of Charles B. Dulcan Collection at DC Public Library
- Finding aid prepared by Rachel Telford.
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