Avery Drawings & Archives Collections
 

Percy and Harold D. Uris papers, 1901-2003

Series 4. Ruth Uris Papers, 1954-1997

About 4,100 items (6.25 linear feet)

The series has correspondence, financial records, employee payroll information, and other papers related to Ruth Uris. In the correspondence subseries, there are materials describing Mrs. Uris's personal interests, finances, and residential activities. The financial records detail her investments, individual expenses, tax issues, and other fiscal matters. Payroll tax records and related documents have to do with domestic staff under her employ. In addition, there are legal documents, insurance papers, and correspondence about her estate.

Arranged by type

Ruth Chinitz Uris was born on June 23, 1909 in Manhattan, the daughter of Aaron and Rose (Sadowsky) Chinitz. Ruth attended Smith College and married Harold D. Uris on July 14, 1935. She had four daughters: Judith Haber, Susan Halpern, Linda Sanger, and Jane Bayard and eight grandchildren. Ruth served as chairwoman of the Uris Brothers Foundation and continued the philanthropic endeavors of her husband, Harold. Ruth Uris died on March 19, 1996 in New York City.

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Subseries 4.1. Correspondence, 1953-1997, About 1,100 items (1.65 linear feet)

Consists of correspondence, insurance papers, financial records, legal documents, bills, statements, and other materials related to Ruth Uris and her subsequent estate. These documents explain Mrs. Uris's insurance coverage, personal assets, recreational activities, and residencies at the Hotel Pierre in New York City and in Palm Beach, Florida. The records from her estate describe payments of outstanding bills, canceling of insurance, and disposition of financial matters. Also included are copies of family birth certificates.

Alphabetical, then chronological



Box 43 Folder 28 Automobile Policy, 1974-1979



Box 43 Folder 29 Bank of New York: Custom Banking, 1991, undated



Box 43 Folder 30 Birth Certificates, 1953-1966



Box 43 Folder 31 Breakers Row Apartment, Flagler System, Inc., Palm Beach, Florida, 1979-1985



Box 43 Folder 32-34 Christmas Gifts: Hotel Pierre, 1982-1995



Box 43 Folder 35-36 Confirmations Re: Bond Portfolio, 1971-1995



Box 43 Folder 37-40 Estate of Ruth Uris, 1996-1997



Box 43 Folder 41-42 Insurance, 1988-1995



Box 43 Folder 43-45 Insurance: Chubb, 1989-1995



Box 44 Folder 1 Insurance: Cooperative Policy, 1995-1996



Box 44 Folder 2 Insurance: Fire, Vandalism, and Malicious Mischief on Rents (Hotel Pierre), 1962-1982



Box 44 Folder 3-5 Insurance: Homeowners Tenants Coverage, 1988-1995



Box 44 Folder 6 Insurance: New York Disability, 1994-1996



Box 44 Folder 7-9 Insurance: Personal Articles Floater, 1988-1996



Box 44 Folder 10 Insurance: The St. Paul, 1982-1985



Box 44 Folder 11-12 Insurance: Umbrella (Personal), 1988-1995



Box 44 Folder 13 Insurance: Workers Compensation, 1988-1990



Box 44 Folder 14-16 Insurance: Workers Compensation, 1991-1996



Box 44 Folder 17 Inta-Boro Car Service, 1990



Box 44 Folder 18 Invitations, 1986-1987



Box 44 Folder 19 Palm Beach Country Club, 1984-1987



Box 44 Folder 20-23 Palm Beach Towers, 44 Cocoanut Row, Palm Beach, Florida, 1990-1996



Box 44 Folder 24-27 The Pierre: 795 Fifth Avenue Corporation, 1971-1993



Box 44 Folder 28 Quaker Ridge Golf Club, 1982-1987


Subseries 4.2. Financial Records, 1975-1996, About 2,800 items (4.35 linear feet)

Contains documents regarding Ruth Uris's personal finances. Includes investment account summaries, paid invoices, tax returns, bank statements, accounting work sheets, correspondence, bound ledgers, checkbook stubs, and other monetary records. These records were primarily generated by the banks, accountants, and other financial institutions handling Ruth Uris's assets and expenses from 1976 to 1996.

Arrangement is by type


4.2.1. Investment Accounts, 1975-1996, About 700 items (1 linear foot)

Comprised of transaction records, bank statements, account summaries, accountant's work sheets, and correspondence regarding the status of Ruth Uris's investment accounts at different financial institutions. The institutions include the Bank of New York, Irving Trust Company, Citibank, and First National City Bank (FNCB).

Reverse chronological



Box 44 Folder 29 Bank of New York, 1996



Box 44 Folder 30 Bank of New York: Investment Counsel Account, 1996



Box 44 Folder 31 Bank of New York: Investment Management Account, 1996



Box 44 Folder 32 Bank of New York, 1995



Box 44 Folder 33 Bank of New York: Investment Counsel Account, 1995



Box 44 Folder 34-35 Bank of New York: Investment Management Account, 1995



Box 44 Folder 36 Bank of New York: Ruth Uris Trust U/W, 1995



Box 44 Folder 37 Bank of New York, 1994



Box 45 Folder 1 Bank of New York: Investment Counsel Account, 1994



Box 45 Folder 2-3 Bank of New York: Investment Management Account, 1994



Box 45 Folder 4 Bank of New York: Ruth Uris Trust U/W, 1994



Box 45 Folder 5 Bank of New York, 1993



Box 45 Folder 6 Bank of New York: Investment Counsel Account, 1993



Box 45 Folder 7-8 Bank of New York: Investment Management Account, 1993



Box 45 Folder 9 First Union National Bank of Florida, 1992



Box 45 Folder 10 Irving Trust Company: Ruth Uris Trust U/W, 1985



Box 45 Folder 11-14 Irving Trust Company: Investment Account, 1979-1982



Box 45 Folder 15-17 Citibank: Investment Account, 1976-1978



Box 45 Folder 18 First National City Bank (FNCB), 1975


4.2.2. Paid Bills, 1982-1996, About 1,500 items (2.15 linear feet)

Paid invoices for various expenses incurred by Ruth Uris from 1982 to 1996. These everyday expenditures include utilities, insurance premiums, tax payments, living expenses, charitable contributions, transportation, legal fees, accounting services, leisure activities, healthcare, and other personal bills.

Chronological, then alphabetical



Box 45 Folder 19 American Express, 1982



Box 45 Folder 20 B, 1982



Box 45 Folder 21 Delroy Limousines Limited, 1982



Box 45 Folder 22 Equitable Travel Service, Inc., 1982



Box 45 Folder 23 F, 1982



Box 45 Folder 24 Guggenheimer & Untermyer, 1982



Box 45 Folder 25 H, 1982



Box 45 Folder 26 Harmonie Club, 1982



Box 45 Folder 27 Jimmy's Car Service, 1982



Box 45 Folder 28 New York Telephone, 1982



Box 45 Folder 29 Palm Beach Country Club, 1982



Box 45 Folder 30 The Pierre, 1982



Box 45 Folder 31 Quaker Ridge Golf Club, 1982



Box 45 Folder 32 Southern Bell, 1982



Box 45 Folder 33 B, 1983



Box 45 Folder 34 Delroy Limousines Limited, 1983



Box 45 Folder 35 F. R. Tripler, 1983



Box 45 Folder 36 Flagler System, Inc., 1983



Box 45 Folder 37 Guggenheimer & Untermyer, 1983



Box 45 Folder 38 Hamilton Air, 1983



Box 45 Folder 39 Harmonie Club, 1983



Box 45 Folder 40 J, 1983



Box 45 Folder 41 Merlin Car & Truck Rental, 1983



Box 45 Folder 42 New York Telephone, 1983



Box 45 Folder 43 Palm Beach Country Club, 1983



Box 45 Folder 44 The Pierre, 1983



Box 45 Folder 45 Quaker Ridge Golf Club, 1983



Box 45 Folder 46 Richard A. Eisner & Company, 1983



Box 45 Folder 47 Southern Bell, 1983



Box 45 Folder 48 The Breakers, 1984



Box 45 Folder 49 Delroy Limousines Limited, 1984



Box 45 Folder 50 Eastern Air Lines, Inc., 1984



Box 45 Folder 51 Flagler System, Inc., 1984



Box 45 Folder 52 Guggenheimer & Untermyer, 1984



Box 45 Folder 53 Harmonie Club, 1984



Box 45 Folder 54 Insurance, 1984



Box 45 Folder 55 Jimmy's Limo Service, 1984



Box 45 Folder 56 Merlin Car & Truck Rental, 1984



Box 45 Folder 57 New York Telephone, 1984



Box 45 Folder 58 Palm Beach Country Club, 1984



Box 45 Folder 59 The Pierre, 1984



Box 45 Folder 60 Quaker Ridge Golf Club, 1984



Box 45 Folder 61 Richard A. Eisner & Company, 1984



Box 45 Folder 62 Southern Bell, 1984



Box 46 Folder 1 AT&T, 1985



Box 46 Folder 2 The Breakers, 1985



Box 46 Folder 3 Delroy Limousines Limited, 1985



Box 46 Folder 4 Flagler System, Inc., 1985



Box 46 Folder 5 G, 1985



Box 46 Folder 6 H, 1985



Box 46 Folder 7 Insurance, 1985



Box 46 Folder 8 Merlin Car & Truck Rental, 1985



Box 46 Folder 9 New York Telephone, 1985



Box 46 Folder 10 Palm Beach Country Club, 1985



Box 46 Folder 11 The Pierre, 1985



Box 46 Folder 12 Quaker Ridge Golf Club, 1985



Box 46 Folder 13 Richard A. Eisner & Company, 1985



Box 46 Folder 14 Southern Bell, 1985



Box 46 Folder 15 AT&T, 1986



Box 46 Folder 16 The Breakers, 1986



Box 46 Folder 17 Delroy Limousines Limited, 1986



Box 46 Folder 18 Delta Mechanical Corp., 1986



Box 46 Folder 19 Flagler System, Inc., 1986



Box 46 Folder 20 G, 1986



Box 46 Folder 21 H, 1986



Box 46 Folder 22 Harmonie Club, 1986



Box 46 Folder 23 I, 1986



Box 46 Folder 24 Insurance, 1986



Box 46 Folder 25 Merlin Car & Truck Rental, 1986



Box 46 Folder 26 New York Telephone, 1986



Box 46 Folder 27 Out-Of-Town Newspapers, 1986



Box 46 Folder 28 Palm Beach Country Club, 1986



Box 46 Folder 29 The Pierre, 1986



Box 46 Folder 30 Quaker Ridge Golf Club, 1986



Box 46 Folder 31 Richard A. Eisner & Company, 1986



Box 46 Folder 32 Southern Bell, 1986



Box 46 Folder 33 U, 1986



Box 46 Folder 34 A, 1987



Box 46 Folder 35 B, 1987



Box 46 Folder 36 C, 1987



Box 46 Folder 37 Del Bove Market, 1987



Box 46 Folder 38 Delroy Limousines Limited, 1987



Box 46 Folder 39 Harmonie Club, 1987



Box 46 Folder 40 Herzfeld & Rubin, P.C., 1987



Box 46 Folder 41 Insurance, 1987



Box 46 Folder 42 M, 1987



Box 46 Folder 43 N, 1987



Box 46 Folder 44 New York Telephone, 1987



Box 46 Folder 45 The Pierre, 1987



Box 46 Folder 46 Quaker Ridge Golf Club, 1987



Box 46 Folder 47 Richard A. Eisner & Company, 1987



Box 46 Folder 48 Rosedale Fish Market, 1987



Box 46 Folder 49 SmithKline Bio-Science Laboratories, 1987



Box 46 Folder 50 Tepper Galleries, Inc., 1987



Box 46 Folder 51 W.G. Lemmon, Ltd., 1987



Box 46 Folder 52 A, 1988



Box 46 Folder 53 Christmas Gratuities, 1988



Box 46 Folder 54 Del Bove Market, 1988



Box 46 Folder 55 Delroy Limousines Limited, 1988



Box 46 Folder 56 Feit & Ahrens, 1988



Box 46 Folder 57 H, 1988



Box 46 Folder 58 Harmonie Club, 1988



Box 46 Folder 59 I, 1988



Box 46 Folder 60 Insurance, 1988



Box 46 Folder 61 M, 1988



Box 46 Folder 62 N, 1988



Box 46 Folder 63 New York Telephone, 1988



Box 46 Folder 64 Oberlin College, 1988



Box 46 Folder 65 The Pierre, 1988



Box 46 Folder 66 Richard A. Eisner & Company, 1988



Box 46 Folder 67 A, 1989



Box 46 Folder 68 Christmas Gratuities, 1989



Box 46 Folder 69 D, 1989



Box 46 Folder 70 Delroy Limousines Limited, 1989



Box 46 Folder 71 F, 1989



Box 46 Folder 72 I, 1989



Box 46 Folder 73 Insurance, 1989



Box 46 Folder 74 LILCO, 1989



Box 46 Folder 75 Manhattan Cable Television, 1989



Box 46 Folder 76 N, 1989



Box 46 Folder 77 New York Telephone, 1989



Box 46 Folder 78 The Pierre, 1989



Box 46 Folder 79 Richard A. Eisner & Company, 1989



Box 46 Folder 80 S, 1989



Box 46 Folder 81 A, 1990



Box 46 Folder 82 Bank of New York, 1990



Box 46 Folder 83 C, 1990



Box 46 Folder 84 D, 1990



Box 46 Folder 85 Delroy Limousines Limited, 1990



Box 46 Folder 86 Harmonie Club, 1990



Box 46 Folder 87 I, 1990



Box 46 Folder 88 Insurance, 1990



Box 46 Folder 89 L, 1990



Box 46 Folder 90 M, 1990



Box 46 Folder 91 N, 1990



Box 46 Folder 92 New York Telephone, 1990



Box 46 Folder 93 The Pierre, 1990



Box 46 Folder 94 Richard A. Eisner & Company, 1990



Box 46 Folder 95 S, 1990



Box 47 Folder 1 A, 1991



Box 47 Folder 2 Bank of New York, 1991



Box 47 Folder 3 C, 1991



Box 47 Folder 4 D, 1991



Box 47 Folder 5 Delroy Limousines Limited, 1991



Box 47 Folder 6 General Electric Co., 1991



Box 47 Folder 7 Harmonie Club, 1991



Box 47 Folder 8 I, 1991



Box 47 Folder 9 Insurance, 1991



Box 47 Folder 10 M, 1991



Box 47 Folder 11 N, 1991



Box 47 Folder 12 New York Telephone, 1991



Box 47 Folder 13 Palm Beach Towers, 1991



Box 47 Folder 14 The Pierre, 1991



Box 47 Folder 15 Richard A. Eisner & Company, 1991



Box 47 Folder 16 S, 1991



Box 47 Folder 17 T, 1991



Box 47 Folder 18 A, 1992



Box 47 Folder 19 Bank of New York, 1992



Box 47 Folder 20 Del Bove Market, 1992



Box 47 Folder 21 Delroy Limousines Limited, 1992



Box 47 Folder 22 Harmonie Club, 1992



Box 47 Folder 23 Herzfeld & Rubin, P.C., 1992



Box 47 Folder 24 I, 1992



Box 47 Folder 25 Insurance, 1992



Box 47 Folder 26 M, 1992



Box 47 Folder 27 N, 1992



Box 47 Folder 28 New York Telephone, 1992



Box 47 Folder 29 P, 1992



Box 47 Folder 30 The Pierre, 1992



Box 47 Folder 31 Richard A. Eisner & Company, 1992



Box 47 Folder 32 S, 1992



Box 47 Folder 33 A, 1993



Box 47 Folder 34 Bank of New York, 1993



Box 47 Folder 35 C, 1993



Box 47 Folder 36 Delroy Limousines Limited, 1993



Box 47 Folder 37 Flowers by Philip, 1993



Box 47 Folder 38 Harmonie Club, 1993



Box 47 Folder 39 I, 1993



Box 47 Folder 40 Insurance, 1993



Box 47 Folder 41 M, 1993



Box 47 Folder 42 N, 1993



Box 47 Folder 43 New York Telephone, 1993



Box 47 Folder 44 P, 1993



Box 47 Folder 45 The Pierre, 1993



Box 47 Folder 46 Richard A. Eisner & Company, 1993



Box 47 Folder 47 S, 1993



Box 47 Folder 48 Time Warner Cable, 1993



Box 47 Folder 49 A, 1994



Box 47 Folder 50 Bank of New York, 1994



Box 47 Folder 51 Delroy Limousines Limited, 1994



Box 47 Folder 52 Grima Painting Company, Inc., 1994



Box 47 Folder 53 Harmonie Club, 1994



Box 47 Folder 54 I, 1994



Box 47 Folder 55 Insurance, 1994



Box 47 Folder 56 Kalvin-Miller International, Inc., 1994



Box 47 Folder 57 N, 1994



Box 47 Folder 58 Palm Beach Towers, 1994



Box 47 Folder 59 The Pierre, 1994



Box 47 Folder 60 Richard A. Eisner & Company, 1994



Box 47 Folder 61 Southern Bell, 1994



Box 47 Folder 62 Time Warner Cable, 1994



Box 47 Folder 63 AT&T, 1995



Box 47 Folder 64 D, 1995



Box 47 Folder 65 EAB, 1995



Box 47 Folder 66 I, 1995



Box 47 Folder 67 Insurance, 1995



Box 47 Folder 68 N, 1995



Box 47 Folder 69 Palm Beach Towers, 1995



Box 47 Folder 70 The Pierre, 1995



Box 47 Folder 71 Richard A. Eisner & Company, 1995



Box 47 Folder 72 Sherry-Lehmann, Inc., 1995



Box 47 Folder 73 Time Warner Cable, 1995



Box 47 Folder 74 Uris Brothers Foundation, Inc., 1995



Box 47 Folder 75 AT&T, 1996



Box 47 Folder 76 Del Bove Market, 1996



Box 47 Folder 77 Frank E. Campbell Funeral Chapel, 1996



Box 47 Folder 78 Harmonie Club, 1996



Box 47 Folder 79 Insurance, 1996



Box 47 Folder 80 Metropolitan Homecare Service, 1996



Box 47 Folder 81 N, 1996



Box 47 Folder 82 Palm Beach Towers, 1996



Box 47 Folder 83 The Pierre, 1996



Box 47 Folder 84 Time Warner Cable, 1996


4.2.3. Taxes, 1993-1996, About 300 items (0.375 linear feet)

Contains income and gift tax returns submitted to the IRS and State of New York along with estimated tax payment vouchers for Ruth Uris. These materials were prepared by her accountants. Also includes records of charitable contributions, deduction records, calculations of accrued interest, bank statements, accounting work sheets, and other supporting documentation used in drawing up the returns.

Chronological by tax year



Box 47 Folder 85 Gift Tax Returns, 1996



Box 47 Folder 86 Income Tax Items, 1996



Box 47 Folder 87 Gift Tax Returns, 1995



Box 47 Folder 88 Income Tax Items, 1995



Box 47 Folder 89 Income Tax Returns, 1995



Box 47 Folder 90 Gift Tax Returns, 1994



Box 48 Folder 1 Income Tax Items, 1994



Box 48 Folder 2 Income Tax Returns, 1994



Box 48 Folder 3 Income Tax Returns, 1993


4.2.4. Bank Accounts, 1982-1996, About 300 items (0.45 linear feet)

Consists of checkbook stubs from Ruth Uris's bank accounts at Irving Trust Company and Bank of New York. The stubs include information on the account balance, date of the check, payee, and amount.

Chronological, then alphabetical



Box 48 Folder 4 Irving Trust Company: Regular Account Check Stubs #251-#258, 1982-1983



Box 48 Folder 5 Irving Trust Company: Special Account Check Stubs #101-#337, 1982-1983



Box 48 Folder 6 Irving Trust Company: Regular Account Check Stubs #259-#269, 1984-1985



Box 48 Folder 7 Irving Trust Company: Special Account Check Stubs #338-#650, 1984-1985



Box 48 Folder 8 Bank of New York: Regular Account Check Stubs #270, 1986



Box 48 Folder 9 Bank of New York: Special Account Check Stubs #651-#931, 1986-1987



Box 48 Folder 10 Bank of New York: Regular Account Check Stubs #272-#293, 1988-1989



Box 48 Folder 11 Bank of New York: Special Account Check Stubs #932-#1138, 1988-1989



Box 48 Folder 12 Bank of New York: Regular Account Check Stubs #294-#315, 1990-1991



Box 48 Folder 13 Bank of New York: Special Account Check Stubs #1139-#1383, 1990-1991



Box 48 Folder 14 Bank of New York: Regular Account Check Stubs #1301-#1321, 1992-1993



Box 48 Folder 15 Bank of New York: Special Account Check Stubs #1384-#1594, 1992-1993



Box 48 Folder 16 Bank of New York: Regular Account Check Stubs #1322-#3002, 1994



Box 48 Folder 17 Bank of New York: Special Account Check Stubs #1595-#1691, 1994



Box 48 Folder 18 Bank of New York: Regular Account Check Stubs #3003-#3025, 1995-1996



Box 48 Folder 19 Bank of New York: Special Account Check Stubs #1692-#1842, 1995-1996


4.2.5. Ledgers, 1982-1989, 4 items (0.375 linear feet)

Four bound ledgers contain records of receipts, disbursements, and transfers of funds for Ruth Uris.

Chronological



Box 48 Folder 20-23 Receipts and Disbursements, 1982-1996


Subseries 4.3. Employee and Payroll Records, 1986-1996, About 200 items (0.25 linear feet)

RESTRICTED UNTIL JANUARY 1, 2080

Contains payroll tax forms and supporting documentation for payment of taxes for Ruth Uris's domestic staff. There is also paperwork regarding a domestic employee's check and jury duty.

Arrangement is alphabetical, then chronological



Box 257 Folder 54 A. E. Johnson Employment Agency, 1995

Restricted.



Box 257 Folder 55 Kelly, Pauline, 1995-1996

Restricted.



Box 257 Folder 56 O'Sullivan, Margaret: Jury Notice, 1995 Dec

Restricted.



Box 257 Folder 57-65 Payroll Forms: Domestics, 1993-1995

Restricted.



Box 257 Folder 66 Rivero, Teresa, 1990

Restricted.



Box 257 Folder 67 Weekly Payroll: Nursing Staff, 1996

Restricted.