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  • Frederick Cecil Horner papers, 1917-1960

    Transportation engineer and executive with General Motors Corporation. Correspondence, diaries, memoir, memoranda, reports, speeches, printed matter, newspaper clippings, and photographs documenting Horner's career in transportation, chiefly as an executive with General Motors Corporation.

    • Contributor: Horner, Frederick Cecil
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1917
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    James M. Cain papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, writings, legal and financial records, family papers, printed matter, and other papers relating primarily to Cain's work as a journalist with American Mercury and New York World and to his career as a novelist and Hollywood screenwriter. Subjects include the legal rights of authorship; censorship and obscenity questions; literary acquaintances including Michael Arlen, William Faulkner, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, and Sinclair Lewis; ...

    • Contributor: Cain, James M.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
  • Harry Frank Guggenheim papers, 1900-1972

    Businessman, diplomat, newspaper publisher, philanthropist, and horseman. Correspondence and subject files documenting Guggenheim's career in business and publishing, philanthropic and civic activities, and special interests in horse racing and aviation.

    • Contributor: Guggenheim, Harry Frank
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1900
  • Octave Chanute papers, 1807-1955

    Civil engineer and aviation pioneer. The bulk of the collection relates to Chanute's experiments with gliders and his scientific and financial support of aeronautical pioneers. Other papers concern his career as a builder of railroads and his service as chief engineer of the Erie Railroad and railroads in Illinois and Kansas.

    • Contributor: Chanute, Octave
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1807
  • John William Draper family papers, 1777-1951

    Scientist and historian. Correspondence, family papers, subject files, manuscript and printed copies of speeches, articles, and books, financial papers, and miscellany relating to Draper's scientific work and as a historian and including the papers of his son, Daniel Draper (1841-1931), and other family members.

    • Contributor: Draper, John William
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1777
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    Stephen Collins and Son (Philadelphia, Pa.) records, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, account books, ledgers, journals, daybooks, waste books, and other records of the mercantile firm of Stephen Collins and Son, Philadelphia, Pa. Also includes business records of William Barrell, merchant of Portsmouth, N.H., and Philadelphia, Pa., and of Solomon Fussell, merchant of Philadelphia, Pa. Topics include economic conditions in New York. Correspondents include merchants William Neate, Neate's son-in-law, Henry Chapman, and Daniel Mildred, London, ...

    • Contributor: Stephen Collins and Son (Philadelphia, Pa.)
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
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    New York Society for the Suppression of Vice records, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Reports relating to persons arrested as a result of the society's activities relating to the supervision of public morality in New York state. Reports include data on the offender's age, nationality, religion, education, offense, evidence seized, and legal action taken. Includes notations by Anthony Comstock, secretary of the society; records of the society's predecessor, the Young Men's Christian Association of the City of New ...

    • Contributor: New York Society for the Suppression of Vice
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
  • Robert Houghwout Jackson papers, 1816-1983

    Lawyer, solicitor general, attorney general, and associate justice of the United States Supreme Court. Correspondence, memoranda, family papers, legal file, subject file, speeches, writings, financial papers, photographs, and other material relating primarily to Jackson's legal career as a private attorney, government attorney, and Supreme Court justice.

    • Contributor: Jackson, Robert Houghwout - Jackson, Robert H.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1816
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    Alfred Carmon papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Chiefly letters written by Carmon to his family in Sand Lake, N.Y., while serving with Company H, 169th New York Infantry Regiment, during the Civil War, describing camp life and skirmishes in Virginia, South Carolina, and Florida. Includes comments on Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant, presidential election of 1864, and Robert E. Lee's surrender.

    • Contributor: Carmon, Alfred
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
  • Ebenezer Foote family papers, 1751-1871

    Continental Army officer, jurist, merchant, and legislator, of Delaware County, N.Y. Family and general correspondence, orders, petitions, and legal and other papers of Foote and various members of his family. Topics include the Tammany Society of New York, the death of Alexander Hamilton, the War of 1812, the incident aboard the frigate Chesapeake, the first Seminole War, and New York politics.

    • Contributor: Foote, Ebenezer
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1751
  • Chandler B. Gillam papers, 1850-1919

    Soldier and farmer. Correspondence, a diary, a journal, a photograph, family papers, writings, and other papers relating chiefly to Gillam's Civil War service with the Twenty-eighth New York Infantry Regiment, United States Army. The diary, written by W. L. Hicks, documents the history of the twenty-eighth regiment of New York.

    • Contributor: Gillam, Chandler
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1850
  • Cass Gilbert papers, 1841-1961

    Architect. Correspondence, diaries, biographical material, financial papers, speeches, articles, poems, and memorabilia relating to Gilbert's family and his work as an architect. Includes letters addressed to Thomas Jefferson by William Thornton and typescript of a letter to Jefferson from James R. Dermott.

    • Contributor: Gilbert, Cass
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1841
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    Robert C. Ogden papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, memoranda, speeches, writings, reports, family papers, printed matter, and other papers relating primarily to Ogden's business career, interests in philanthropy and religion, and activities on behalf of education of African Americans in the South. Documents his involvement with the Conference on Education in the South; General Education Board (New York, N.Y.); Hampton Institute; Presbyterian church in Philadelphia, Pa., and New York, N.Y.; Southern ...

    • Contributor: Ogden, Robert C.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
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    Joseph C. Swidler papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, memoranda, reports, speeches, business and legal files, transcripts of congressional hearings, autobiographical material, oral history transcript, printed matter, and other papers documenting Swidler's career as a lawyer specializing in the regulation of the public power system. Includes material on his service with the Tennessee Valley Authority, Federal Power Commission, the electric power failure in the Northeastern states (1965), New York Public Service Commission, ...

    • Contributor: Swidler, Joseph C.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
  • Margaret Webster papers, 1837-1974

    Actress, theatrical producer, author, and lecturer. Correspondence, family papers, prompt copies of plays and operas, musical scores, set and staging diagrams, articles, lectures, research material, scrapbooks of clippings, printed material, photographs, and othner papers consisting primarily of material used by Webster in compiling two family biographies and reflecting her theatrical career.

    • Contributor: Webster, Margaret
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1837
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    Breckinridge family papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, diaries, speeches and articles, subject files, financial and legal papers, scrapbooks, and other papers of various Breckinridge family members. Includes papers of John Breckinridge relating to his service as Kentucky attorney general and legislator, and U.S. attorney general and senator, and to the Alien and Sedition Acts and the Kentucky Resolutions of 1798 and 1799; papers of Robert J. Breckinridge relating chiefly to ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
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    Arthur Laurents papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    The collection contains materials related to Laurents' life and career. The Project Files series contains drafts of scripts and working scripts for various Laurents stage projects, including West side story, Gypsy, La cage aux folles and Hallelujah, Baby! In addition, it contains novelizations of Laurents' screenplays for The way we were and The turning point. The series also contains other materials relating to productions, ...

    • Contributor: Laurents, Arthur
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1900
  • Martin Van Buren papers, 1787-1910

    United States president, vice president, secretary of state, and senator from New York. Correspondence, drafts of writings, speeches, and messages to Congress, autobiographical material, notes, legal record book, estate record book, and other papers pertaining to slavery and the antislavery movement, banking and the Second Bank of the United States, party politics in New York State and at the national level relating to the ...

    • Contributor: Van Buren, Martin
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1787
  • Paul Field Sifton and Claire Sifton papers, 1912-1980

    Paul Field Sifton, playwright, government official, and Claire Sifton, editor and author. Correspondence, diaries, writings, subject files, family papers, printed matter, and miscellany relating to the Siftons' literary, labor, and governmental careers.

    • Contributor: Sifton, Paul Field
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1912
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    Robert G. Spivack papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, articles, book projects, columns, newsletters, newspapers, material relating to speaking engagements, topical files, records of organizations, scrapbooks, printed matter, and other papers relating chiefly to Spivack's career as a newspaper reporter with the New York Post, syndicated columnist, and newletter publisher. Includes Spivack's articles published in the New York Post; his newspaper columns, "Town's Backrooms" and "Watch on the Potomac"; and his newsletters, ...

    • Contributor: Spivack, Robert G.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
  • Almon Ferdinand Rockwell papers, 1852-1900

    Army officer and superintendent of public buildings, Washington, D.C. Correspondence, diaries and journals concerning Rockwell's investments in commercial enterprises with James A. Garfield, Garfield's assassination and his appointment controversy with Roscoe Conkling, and Rockwell's Civil War experiences, including the Battle of Shiloh.

    • Contributor: Rockwell, Almon Ferdinand
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1852
  • Alfred Carmon papers, 1859-1865

    Union army soldier. Chiefly letters written by Carmon to his family in Sand Lake, N.Y., while serving with Company H, 169th New York Infantry Regiment, during the Civil War, describing camp life and skirmishes in Virginia, South Carolina, and Florida.

    • Contributor: Carmon, Alfred
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1859
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    Emanuel Celler papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, memoranda, speeches, notes, financial records, clippings, printed matter, and other papers relating chiefly to Celler's service as a U.S. representative from New York State and as chairman of the House Committee on the Judiciary. Documents Celler's work as chairman of Subcommittee No. 5 (Subcommittee on Study of Monopoly Power) of the Committee on the Judiciary including the investigation into the exemption of professional ...

    • Contributor: Celler, Emanuel
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
  • Irving R. Kaufman papers, 1934-1992

    Jurist. Court papers, office and subject files, speeches and writings, and scrapbooks chiefly documenting Kaufman's judicial career on the United States District Court, Southern District of New York and United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit.

    • Contributor: Kaufman, Irving R. (Irving Robert) - Kaufman, Irving R.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1934
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    Bill Mauldin papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, speeches, writings, family papers, and other papers regarding Mauldin's career as a cartoonist, his work on behalf of the American Veterans Committee, and his interest in civil aviation. Subjects include World War II; the coronation of Elizabeth II, Queen of Great Britain, in 1952; and Mauldin's 1956 congressional campaign in New York State. Includes drafts of his books, Up Front (1945), Back Home ...

    • Contributor: Mauldin, Bill
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection