Guide to the Harry Lipsky Company (Lynn, Mass.) Records

undated, 1910-1936

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Processed by Jeana Barry

Wyner Family Jewish Heritage Center at NEHGS

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Machine-readable finding aid created by Jeana Barry in April 2019. Finding aid was encoded by Lindsay Sprechman in June 2019. Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Harry Lipsky Company (Lynn, Mass.)
Title: Harry Lipsky Company (Lynn, Mass.) Records
Dates: undated, 1910-1936
Abstract: The Harry Lipsky Company was a furniture moving company located in Lynn, Massachusetts founded in 1910 by Harry Lipsky and owned and operated by his sons Jacob "Jack" and Sidney Samuel Lipsky. This collection contains advertisements, delivery invoices, photographs, and a financial ledger tracking all income and expenses of the company. 
Languages:   The collection is in English.
Quantity: 4 folders
ID:   JHCI-0008
Repository: Wyner Family Jewish Heritage Center at NEHGS
Location: Located in Boston, Mass.

Harry Lipsky Company moving truck, 1910.

Historical Note

Harry Lipsky was born between 1887 and 1888 in Slavita, Russia (modern-day Ukraine) and immigrated to Boston, Massachusetts around 1904. In 1910 he married Dora Rabotnick, with whom he had three children: Jacob "Jack," Sidney Samuel, and Rose. 

Also in 1910, Lipsky established his namesake furniture moving enterprise, Harry Lipsky Moving Company, in Lynn, Massachusetts. Lipsky owned and operated the company for 16 years until his death in 1926, after which his sons took over operations. Harry Lipsky Moving Company was sold in 1988. Jack died in 1990, and Sidney died in 2014.


Materials from this collection.


1887 or 1888 Harry Lipsky is born.
1904 Harry Lipsky immigrates to the United States .
1910 Harry Lipsky Company is established.
1926 Harry Lipsky dies.
1988 Harry Lipsky Company is sold.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains advertisements, photographs, delivery invoices documenting the business dealings of the Harry Lipsky Company. Also included is a ledger recording detailed accounts of all moves the company undertook, including the names and address of clients, and the cost and contents of the move. Records of "perfect" and "imperfect" jobs were recorded in daily, monthly, and yearly reports.


The collection is arranged into a a single series as follows:

  • Series I: Harry Lipsky Company (Lynn, Mass.) Records, undated, 1910-1936

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Related Material

Jewish Community of Lynn, Mass. Records, I-580

Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:
Identification of item, date (if known); Harry Lipsky Company (Lynn, Mass.) Records; JHCI-0008; box number; folder number; Wyner Family Jewish Heritage Center at NEHGS, Boston, Mass.

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Container List

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Series I: Harry Lipsky Moving Company (Lynn, Mass.) Records, undated, 1910-1936


Arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content:

See Collection Scope and Content Note.

Box Folder Title Date
1 1 Advertisements undated
1 2 Delivery Invoices 1935-1936
1 3 Ledger 1934-1936
1 4 Photographs undated, 1910