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At a Glance
Correspondence, documents and photographs primarily relating to Greiner's years spent as a secretary for the American YMCA in the Soviet Union. There are numerous photographs of Greiner's family and friends in the U.S., and his summerhouse in Claverock, N.Y.
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Ownership and Custodial History
Gift of John H. and Henry Z. Steinway, 1986.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Papers: Source of acquisition--Steinway, John H. & Henry Z. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--01/--/87. Accession number--B-87-3-3.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Papers Processed EJS 01/--/87.
History / Biographical Note
Born in Riga, Greiner graduated from the Moscow Imperial Conservatory of Music, and later became a piano salesman for J.F. Müller in Moscow. From 1918 to 1920 he worked as a secretary for the American YMCA's mission to the Soviet Union, and from 1926 until his death in 1958 Greiner was the concert artist manager for Steinway & and Sons, piano manufacturers in New York.