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Percy and Harold D. Uris papers, 1901-2003

Series 2. Joanne Uris Papers, 1934-1988

About 3,800 items (6.75 linear feet)

The series has correspondence, financial records, estate papers, and employee files about Joanne Uris. In the correspondence, there are discussions of her personal affairs and surroundings. Her personal finances, including assets, expenditures, taxes, are detailed in the bank accounts, bills, tax returns, and other fiscal documents. The papers concerning the disposition of her estate describe the execution of the will, settlement of estate expenses, asset distribution, and other legal issues. Also included are the insurance, payroll, and tax records related to the private employees of Joanne Uris and her subsequent estate.

Arranged by type

Joanne Uris was born on October 4, 1900 in Canada, the daughter of Peter and Josephine Diotte. Joanne had a brother, Albert Diotte and a sister, Mrs. Benj. Gibson (Jeannette). Prior to her marriage to Percy Uris on March 20, 1935, she worked as a model. Percy and Joanne raised two daughters, Julia and Lynda. She was an active golfer who often won local tournaments and championships. Joanne Uris died on March 9, 1985 at Broadhollow Estate, her home in Brookville, New York.

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Subseries 2.1. Correspondence, 1934-1985, About 800 items (1.085 linear feet)

Consists of correspondence, appraisals, insurance policies, legal documents, and other miscellaneous papers. These documents describe the value of her possessions, insurance coverage and claims, and the services rendered by accountants, lawyers, and other professionals. The subseries contains deeds, mortgages, sales records, maintenance expenses, and tax materials regarding her residences in Miami, Florida, Brookville, New York, and Palm Beach, Florida. Also included are driver's licenses with automobile registrations and undated color photograph negatives of Percy and Joanne Uris.

Arrangement is alphabetical, then chronological



Box 27 Folder 35-36 Appraisals, 1954, undated



Box 27 Folder 37 Auto Insurance, 1979-1983



Box 27 Folder 38 Auto Insurance: Accident on 4 September 1981, 1981



Box 27 Folder 39 Auto Insurance: Accident on 6 December 1982, 1982-1983



Box 27 Folder 40 Auto Insurance: Damage to Rolls Royce on 21 December 1981, 1981-1982



Box 27 Folder 41 Broadhollow, Brookville, Long Island, N.Y.: Stairway Elevator, 1984 Oct-1984 Nov



Box 27 Folder 42 Copland, Milton, 1979-1985



Box 27 Folder 43-44 Davis, Dorland & Co. Insurance Brokers, 1974-1982



Box 27 Folder 45-46 Homeowners Insurance: Broadhollow, Brookville, Long Island, N.Y., 1975-1982



Box 27 Folder 47-50 Homeowners Insurance: Southwood, 174 Via Del Lago, Palm Beach, Fla., 1972-1984



Box 27 Folder 51-54 Ideal Corporation: Southwood Estate, 1941-1958 Jul



Box 28 Folder 1-2 Ideal Corporation: Southwood Estate, 1958 Aug-1963



Box 28 Folder 3 Ideal Corporation: Southwood Estate: Agreement, 1958 Apr 12



Box 28 Folder 4 Ideal Corporation: Southwood Estate: Drafts, 1958



Box 28 Folder 5 Insurance, 1960-1983



Box 28 Folder 6 Insurance: Damage to "Three Graces" Sculpture, 1970



Box 28 Folder 7 Insurance: Disability Benefits Policy, 1982-1983



Box 28 Folder 8 Insurance: Excess Indemnity (Umbrella), 1981-1984



Box 28 Folder 9 Insurance: Fine Arts Floater Policy, 1982-1984



Box 28 Folder 10 Insurance: Furs and Silverware Floater Policy, 1972-1980



Box 28 Folder 11-12 Insurance: Jewelry, 1944-1972



Box 28 Folder 13 Insurance Company of North America (INA), 1981-1982



Box 28 Folder 14 Investor Diversified Services, Inc.: 401 Allendale Road, Miami Beach, Fla., 1961-1967



Box 28 Folder 15-16 Jericho Northwood Corporation: Brookville Estate, 1963-1973



Box 28 Folder 17-19 Licenses, 1951-1972



Box 28 Folder 20 Miscellaneous, 1972-1984



Box 28 Folder 21 Northwood, Jericho, Long Island, N.Y., 1949-1967



Box 28 Folder 22 Photographs, undated

Contains color negatives of family snapshots.



Box 28 Folder 23 Power of Attorneys, 1976-1984



Box 28 Folder 24 Schedules of Fine Arts, 1976-1979



Box 28 Folder 25-26 Schedules of Insurance, 1976-1983



Box 28 Folder 27-28 750 Third Avenue Corp: Wibell Property, 1954-1969

Separated to Roll UB_007: one diazo print of Map of Property on North Side of Jericho Turnpike, Muttontown, Town of Oyster, Nassau County, N.Y., J. J. Bohn and R. W. Phillips, Land Planners and Surveyors, 1967 September.

Separated to Roll UB_007: one diazo print map of Sec. 15, Blk. A, Jericho, Nassau County, N.Y., Department of Assessment, County of Nassau, New York, 1955 February 1.



Box 28 Folder 29 Sherbell, Rhonda: Yogi Berra Sculpture, 1971-1972



Box 28 Folder 30-34 Southwood, 174 Via Del Lago, Palm Beach, Fla., 1958 Mar-1984



Box 28 Folder 35 Southwood, 174 Via Del Lago, Palm Beach, Fla.: Alarm System, 1982



Box 28 Folder 36 Southwood, 174 Via Del Lago, Palm Beach, Fla.: Water Damage, 1979



Box 28 Folder 37-39 Straus, Jack Isidor, 1934-1954

See also Series 1.1. Northwood.

Separated to Roll UB_005: one diazo print and one photostat of Part of the Property at Jericho, Nassau County, N.Y. Belonging to Jack Isidor Straus Esq., Mark L. Diggory, Surveyor, S-1690, 1949 August 31.

Separated to Roll UB_005: two photostats of Map of Property to be Acquired by Jack Isidor Straus at Jericho, Town of Oyster Bay, Nassau County, N.Y., Arthur W. Leach, Civil Engineer and Surveyor, L-7709, 1934 May 25.



Box 28 Folder 40 Waldorf-Astoria: Lease 30-H, 1975 Sep-1975 Oct



Box 28 Folder 41-42 Walter Kaye Associates, Inc., 1980-1985



Box 28 Folder 43-45 Wibell Property, Jericho, Long Island, N.Y., 1954-1968

Separated to Roll UB_007: one diazo print of Sketch of Certain Property in Inc. Village of Muttontown, Nassau County, N.Y., Murrett H. Delorme, Civil Engineer and Surveyor, Job #9697, 1965 October 6.



Box 28 Folder 46 Wm. H. McGee & Co., Inc.: Fine Arts Insurance, 1972-1981


Subseries 2.2. Financial Records, 1953-1985, About 1,300 items (1.75 linear feet)

Contains records of Joanne Uris's personal finances, including bank statements, account reconciliations, paid bills, cash expenditures, real estate tax records, income tax returns, and checkbook stubs. These documents primarily describe Joanne living expenses and assets.

Arrangement is by type


2.2.1. Paid Bills, 1972-1985, About 100 items (0.125 linear feet)

Receipts of cash payments and paid bills for household expenditures from 1972 to 1985. The bills include regular charges for utilities, exterminator service, newspaper subscription, laundry service, gas, hardware store purchases, and car maintenance.

Chronological, then alphabetical



Box 28 Folder 47 Belcher Oil Company, 1972



Box 28 Folder 48 C, 1972



Box 28 Folder 49 George's Hardware, 1972



Box 28 Folder 50 Hamilton Electric, Inc., 1972



Box 28 Folder 51 P, 1972



Box 28 Folder 52 S, 1972



Box 28 Folder 53 Terminix, 1972



Box 28 Folder 54 Davis, Dorland & Co., 1981



Box 28 Folder 55 Davis, Dorland & Co., 1982



Box 28 Folder 56 Walter Kaye Associates, Inc., 1982



Box 28 Folder 57 Walter Kaye Associates, Inc., 1983



Box 28 Folder 58 Cash Payments for Household Expenses, 1984



Box 28 Folder 59 Holm-Anderson, I., 1984



Box 28 Folder 60 Walter Kaye Associates, Inc., 1984



Box 28 Folder 61 Cash Payments for Household Expenses, 1985



Box 28 Folder 62 New York Telephone Company, 1985



Box 28 Folder 63 Walter Kaye Associates, Inc., 1985


2.2.2. Taxes, 1953-1984, About 500 items (0.625 linear feet)

Consists primarily of real estate tax records for Joanne's properties in Miami, Florida, Brookville, New York, and Palm Beach, Florida. These materials include tax bills, payments, accounting work sheets, and other related documents. Also includes records regarding her income tax returns, both federal and state. These records, 1980-1985, contain forms, balance sheets, deductions, accounting work sheets, income statements, payment vouchers, extension requests, and estimated tax calculations.

Reverse chronological by tax year



Box 28 Folder 64 Income Taxes, 1984



Box 28 Folder 65 Real Estate Taxes: Broadhollow, Brookville, Long Island, N.Y., 1984



Box 28 Folder 66 Real Estate Taxes: Southwood, Palm Beach, Fla., 1984



Box 28 Folder 67 Real Estate Taxes: Broadhollow, Brookville, Long Island, N.Y., 1983



Box 28 Folder 68 Real Estate Taxes: Southwood, Palm Beach, Fla., 1983



Box 29 Folder 1 Real Estate Taxes: Broadhollow, Brookville, Long Island, N.Y., 1982



Box 29 Folder 2 Real Estate Taxes: Southwood, Palm Beach, Fla., 1982



Box 29 Folder 3 Real Estate Taxes: Broadhollow, Brookville, Long Island, N.Y., 1981



Box 29 Folder 4 Real Estate Taxes: Southwood, Palm Beach, Fla., 1981



Box 29 Folder 5 Income Taxes, 1980



Box 29 Folder 6 Real Estate Taxes: Broadhollow, Brookville, Long Island, N.Y., 1980



Box 29 Folder 7 Real Estate Taxes: Southwood, Palm Beach, Fla., 1980



Box 29 Folder 8 Real Estate Taxes: Broadhollow, Brookville, Long Island, N.Y., 1979



Box 29 Folder 9 Real Estate Taxes: Southwood, Palm Beach, Fla., 1979



Box 29 Folder 10 Real Estate Taxes: Broadhollow, Brookville, Long Island, N.Y., 1978



Box 29 Folder 11 Real Estate Taxes: Southwood, Palm Beach, Fla., 1978



Box 29 Folder 12 Real Estate Taxes: Broadhollow, Brookville, Long Island, N.Y., 1977



Box 29 Folder 13 Real Estate Taxes: Southwood, Palm Beach, Fla., 1977



Box 29 Folder 14 Real Estate Taxes: Broadhollow, Brookville, Long Island, N.Y., 1976



Box 29 Folder 15 Real Estate Taxes: Southwood, Palm Beach, Fla., 1976



Box 29 Folder 16 Real Estate Taxes: Broadhollow, Brookville, Long Island, N.Y., 1975



Box 29 Folder 17 Real Estate Taxes: Southwood, Palm Beach, Fla., 1975



Box 29 Folder 18 Real Estate Taxes: Broadhollow, Brookville, Long Island, N.Y., 1974



Box 29 Folder 19 Real Estate Taxes: 401 Allendale Road, Miami Beach, Fla., 1974



Box 29 Folder 20 Real Estate Taxes: Southwood, Palm Beach, Fla., 1974



Box 29 Folder 21 Real Estate Taxes: Broadhollow, Brookville, Long Island, N.Y., 1973



Box 29 Folder 22 Real Estate Taxes: 401 Allendale Road, Miami Beach, Fla., 1973



Box 29 Folder 23 Real Estate Taxes: Southwood, Palm Beach, Fla., 1973



Box 29 Folder 24 Real Estate Taxes: Broadhollow, Brookville, Long Island, N.Y., 1972



Box 29 Folder 25 Real Estate Taxes: 401 Allendale Road, Miami Beach, Fla., 1972



Box 29 Folder 26 Real Estate Taxes: Broadhollow, Brookville, Long Island, N.Y., 1971



Box 29 Folder 27 Real Estate Taxes: 401 Allendale Road, Miami Beach, Fla., 1971



Box 29 Folder 28 Real Estate Taxes: Broadhollow, Brookville, Long Island, N.Y., 1970



Box 29 Folder 29 Real Estate Taxes: 401 Allendale Road, Miami Beach, Fla., 1970



Box 29 Folder 30 Real Estate Taxes: Broadhollow, Brookville, Long Island, N.Y., 1969



Box 29 Folder 31 Real Estate Taxes: 401 Allendale Road, Miami Beach, Fla., 1969



Box 29 Folder 32 Real Estate Taxes: Broadhollow, Brookville, Long Island, N.Y., 1968



Box 29 Folder 33 Real Estate Taxes: 401 Allendale Road, Miami Beach, Fla., 1968



Box 29 Folder 34 Real Estate Taxes: Broadhollow, Brookville, Long Island, N.Y., 1967



Box 29 Folder 35 Real Estate Taxes: 401 Allendale Road, Miami Beach, Fla., 1967



Box 29 Folder 36 Real Estate Taxes: 401 Allendale Road, Miami Beach, Fla., 1966



Box 29 Folder 37 Real Estate Taxes: 401 Allendale Road, Miami Beach, Fla., 1965



Box 29 Folder 38 Real Estate Taxes: 401 Allendale Road, Miami Beach, Fla., 1964



Box 29 Folder 39 Real Estate Taxes: 401 Allendale Road, Miami Beach, Fla., 1963



Box 29 Folder 40 Real Estate Taxes: 401 Allendale Road, Miami Beach, Fla., 1962



Box 29 Folder 41 Real Estate Taxes: 401 Allendale Road, Miami Beach, Fla., 1961



Box 29 Folder 42 Real Estate Taxes: 401 Allendale Road, Miami Beach, Fla., 1960



Box 29 Folder 43 Real Estate Taxes: 401 Allendale Road, Miami Beach, Fla., 1959



Box 29 Folder 44 Real Estate Taxes: 401 Allendale Road, Miami Beach, Fla., 1958



Box 29 Folder 45 Real Estate Taxes: Southwood, Palm Beach, Fla., 1958



Box 29 Folder 46 Real Estate Taxes: 401 Allendale Road, Miami Beach, Fla., 1953-1957


2.2.3. Bank Accounts, 1956-1985, About 700 items (1 linear foot)

Comprised of bank statements, checkbook stubs, and reconciliations for Joanne Uris's bank accounts at Irving Trust Company. The statements detail activities in her custody, house checking, and trust accounts. Within the reconciliations of checking accounts, there are accounting balance worksheets, records of disbursements, and lists of checks. The stubs include information on the account balance, date of the check, payee, amount, and notation of the purpose of the payment. Most of the checks are not numbered.

Chronological, then alphabetical



Box 29 Folder 47 Chemical Corn Exchange Bank: Account No. 2, 1956-1957



Box 29 Folder 48-52 Irving Trust Company: Account No. 2, 1975 Jul-1977 Dec



Box 29 Folder 53-54 Irving Trust Company: House Account Check Stubs #101-#160, 1978-1979



Box 29 Folder 55 Irving Trust Company: House Account Check Stubs Unnumbered, 1979



Box 29 Folder 56 Irving Trust Company: Custody Account, 1980



Box 29 Folder 57 Irving Trust Company: House Account Check Stubs #161-#192, 1980



Box 29 Folder 58 Irving Trust Company: House Account Check Stubs Unnumbered, 1980



Box 29 Folder 59 Irving Trust Company: Custody Account, 1981



Box 29 Folder 60 Irving Trust Company: House Account Check Stubs #193-#241, 1981



Box 29 Folder 61 Irving Trust Company: House Account Check Stubs Unnumbered, 1981



Box 29 Folder 62 Irving Trust Company: Trust U/W Account, 1981



Box 29 Folder 63 Irving Trust Company: Custody Account, 1982



Box 29 Folder 64 Irving Trust Company: House Account Check Stubs #242-#316, 1982



Box 29 Folder 65-66 Irving Trust Company: House Account Reconciliations, 1982 Jan-1982 Aug



Box 30 Folder 1 Irving Trust Company: House Account Reconciliations, 1982 Sep-1982 Dec



Box 30 Folder 2 Irving Trust Company: Trust U/W Account, 1982



Box 30 Folder 3 Irving Trust Company: Custody Account, 1983



Box 30 Folder 4-6 Irving Trust Company: House Account Reconciliations, 1983



Box 30 Folder 7 Irving Trust Company: Trust U/W Account, 1983



Box 30 Folder 8 Irving Trust Company: Custody Account, 1984



Box 30 Folder 9-11 Irving Trust Company: House Account Reconciliations, 1984



Box 30 Folder 12 Irving Trust Company: Trust U/W Account, 1984



Box 30 Folder 13 Irving Trust Company: Custody Account, 1985 Jan-1985 Feb



Box 30 Folder 14 Irving Trust Company: House Account Reconciliations, 1985 Jan-1985 Feb


Subseries 2.3. Estate Records, 1975-1988, undated, About 1,700 items (2.5 linear feet)

Comprised of correspondence, financial records, legal documents, and other papers related to Joanne Uris's estate. The correspondence discusses the resolution of Joanne's estate including sale of properties, dispersal of estate assets, and giving of legacies to various people and organizations. The financial records document the payments of household expenses, estate bills, and taxes. There are also bank statements from the executors account, house account, custody account and trust account at Irving Trust Company. Probate papers and other legal documents from 1985 to 1987 describe the execution of the will and subsequent operations of the estate. Also included are appraisals of artwork, antiques, rugs, furniture, and other items owned by Joanne Uris.

Arrangement is alphabetical



Box 30 Folder 15 Aaronson, Sylvia: Copies, 1986 Oct



Box 30 Folder 16-17 Appraisals, 1975-1982



Box 30 Folder 18-19 AT&T Information Systems, 1986-1987



Box 30 Folder 20-21 Automobile Registrations, 1985-1987



Box 30 Folder 22-24 Bachner, Tally, Polevoy, Misher & Brinberg, 1985-1987



Box 30 Folder 25-31 Broadhollow, Brookville, Long Island, N.Y., 1985, undated

Separated to Roll UB_003: one diazo print of Map of property of Winthrop W. Aldrich at Brookville, Nassau County, N.Y., Charles E. Ward, Inc., Engineers and Surveyors, Revised 1985 November 25; Original survey by Mark L. Diggory, 1950 January 25, Continued to 1967 July 18 by Joseph E. Dioguardi.



Box 30 Folder 32 Broadhollow, Brookville, Long Island, N.Y.: Closing Statement, 1985 Aug



Box 30 Folder 33 Broadhollow, Brookville, Long Island, N.Y.: Sketch Plan Re: Village of Brookville and Old Westbury, 1985, undated

Separated to Roll UB_003: three diazo prints of Sketch Plan Possible Subdivision at Inc. Village of Brookville and Old Westbury, Nassau County, N.Y., Charles E. Ward, Inc., Engineers and Surveyors, Map #943-80852, 1985.



Box 30 Folder 34-35 Cash Payments for Household Expenses, 1985-1986



Box 30 Folder 36-37 Copland, Milton, 1985-1987 Mar



Box 31 Folder 1-3 Copland, Milton, 1987 Apr-1988



Box 31 Folder 4 Estate Tax Return, 1985



Box 31 Folder 5 Friedman, Carl, 1985-1987



Box 31 Folder 6 Gibson, Jeannette, 1985-1987



Box 31 Folder 7 Insurance, 1985 Mar-1985 Aug



Box 31 Folder 8 Irving Trust Company, 1985-1988



Box 31 Folder 9 Irving Trust Company: Copies of Forwarding Letters in Payment of Estate Bills, 1987 Jan-1987 Jun



Box 31 Folder 10 Irving Trust Company: Custody Account, 1985 Mar-1985 Jul



Box 31 Folder 11-23 Irving Trust Company: Executors Account, 1985-1988



Box 31 Folder 24-25 Irving Trust Company: House Account Reconciliations, 1985-1987



Box 31 Folder 26 Irving Trust Company: List of Payments of Estate Bills, 1985-1987



Box 31 Folder 27-28 Irving Trust Company: Ricci, George P. Re: Payment of Estate bills, 1987



Box 31 Folder 29-31 Irving Trust Company: Trust U/W Account, 1985-1987



Box 31 Folder 32-36 Legacies, 1985-1987



Box 31 Folder 37-41 Liquidation, 1985-1987



Box 31 Folder 42-45 Liquidation: Christie's, 1985-1987



Box 31 Folder 46 Meetings, 1985-1987



Box 31 Folder 47 Modigliani Painting, 1985-1987



Box 31 Folder 48 Palm Beach Daily News, 1986 Mar 23



Box 32 Folder 1-2 Probate Papers, 1984-1987



Box 32 Folder 3 Real Estate Taxes: Broadhollow, Brookville, Long Island, N.Y., 1985-1986



Box 32 Folder 4 Real Estate Taxes: Southwood, 174 Via Del Lago, Palm Beach, Fla., 1985-1987



Box 32 Folder 5-13 Southwood, 174 Via Del Lago, Palm Beach, Fla., 1985-1987



Box 32 Folder 14 Southwood, 174 Via Del Lago, Palm Beach, Fla.: Insurance, 1985-1986



Box 32 Folder 15 Southwood, 174 Via Del Lago, Palm Beach, Fla.: Tollman, Beatrice, 1987 Feb-1987 Dec



Box 32 Folder 16 Southwood, 174 Via Del Lago, Palm Beach, Fla.: Tollman, Beatrice: Closing Statement, 1987 Apr 22



Box 32 Folder 17-19 Taxes, 1985-1987


Series 2.4. Employee and Payroll Records, 1959-1987, About 1,100 items (1.375 linear feet)

RESTRICTED UNTIL JANUARY 1, 2080

Contains the insurance, payroll, and tax records related to employees of Joanne Uris and her subsequent estate. The insurance materials describe the Blue Cross Blue Shield medical coverage, Companion of New York disability insurance, and workers compensation insurance for the employees, including individual claims for benefits. The payroll records consist of registers of monthly payments to each worker and communications regarding hours worked, time off, and other employee matters. There are also employee tax records with wage statements and tax forms.

Arrangement is alphabetical



Box 256 Folder 2-3 Blue Cross Blue Shield, 1981-1986

Restricted.



Box 256 Folder 4 Blue Cross Blue Shield: Changes to SC88, 1983

Restricted.



Box 256 Folder 5-6 Employee Taxes, 1980-1986

Restricted.



Box 256 Folder 7 Employees Disability Insurance (Companion of New York), 1985-1987

Restricted.



Box 256 Folder 8 Employees Disability Insurance (Companion of New York): Dorothy Samenow, 1982-1983

Restricted.



Box 256 Folder 9-15 Payroll Communications, 1981-1987

Restricted.



Box 256 Folder 16 Payroll Register, 1982 Dec

Restricted.



Box 256 Folder 17-28 Payroll Register, 1983

Restricted.



Box 256 Folder 29-40 Payroll Register, 1984

Restricted.



Box 256 Folder 41-48 Payroll Register, 1985 Jan-1985 Aug

Restricted.



Box 257 Folder 1-4 Payroll Register, 1985 Sep-1985 Dec

Restricted.



Box 257 Folder 5-16 Payroll Register, 1986

Restricted.



Box 257 Folder 17 Payroll Register, 1987 Jan

Restricted.



Box 257 Folder 18 Regulations Re: Florida Employees, 1979-1984

Restricted.



Box 257 Folder 19 Worker's Compensation Insurance, 1979-1982

Restricted.



Box 257 Folder 20 Worker's Compensation Insurance: Bess, Mary Elizabeth, 1985

Restricted.



Box 257 Folder 21 Worker's Compensation Insurance: Employee Claims, 1959-1982

Restricted.



Box 257 Folder 22 Worker's Compensation Insurance: Howard, Tommy Lee, Accident on 24 Mar. 1986, 1986 Mar-1986 May

Restricted.