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Edith Altschul Lehman papers, 1856-1976, bulk 1963-1976

Summary Information

Abstract

This collection documents the life of Edith Altschul Lehman, a philanthropist who supported many social projects in New York City. Edith Lehman was the wife of New York Governor and Senator Herbert H. Lehman.

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0762
Bib ID 4078517 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Lehman, Edith A. (Edith Altschul)
Title Edith Altschul Lehman papers, 1856-1976, bulk 1963-1976
Physical Description 17 linear feet (32 document boxes; 1 record carton; 2 file card boxes; 4 oversize boxes; Mapcase 15K4)
Language(s) English .
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Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection has been arranged into four series.

Description

Scope and Content

This collection documents the life of Edith Altschul Lehman, a philanthropist and the wife of New York Governor and Senator Herbert H. Lehman. It supplements files on Edith Lehman which had been integrated into the Herbert H. Lehman Papers (MS#0763). The majority of materials relate to Edith Lehman's philanthropic activities, such as the construction of the Lehman Children's Zoo, contributions to the Henry Street Settlement, and her involvement in numerous organizations including the Play Schools Association, the American Jewish Committee, and the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies. Other material concerns her marriage to Herbert Lehman and her family life. The collection is comprised of correspondence, diaries, notebooks, speeches, photographs, audiotapes, and memorabilia.

  • Series I: Subject Files, 1942-1976

    The majority of the subject files document Edith Lehman's social and philanthropic activities. Files relating to the Play Schools Association reflect her role as president and chairman and include correspondence, reports, memos, and conference materials. Sponsorship files contain brief notes recording her responses to event invitations and to the many requests for her sponsorship or endorsement of particular groups. Other files focus on particular projects, organizations, and individuals and contain correspondence and memos. Files are arranged alphabetically.

  • Series II: Condolences, 1976

    This small series holds obituaries, funeral service information, and letters of condolence sent to Edith Lehman's children and family after her death in March 1976.

  • Series III: Memorabilia, 1856-1976

    This series holds a variety of notebooks, awards, artifacts, and other objects representing many aspects of Edith Lehman's life. It includes elaborately bound scrapbooks and other gifts from her uncle, Richard Altschul, which he made each year for his niece's birthday. Consisting of family traditions and injokes, they were known as "The Richy Classics." The series also houses family documents, the diaries, and several photo albums documenting wedding anniversaries and trips. Other albums cover events such as the dedication of Herbert Lehman College and the construction of Pete's House; most of these were given to the Lehman's as commemorative gifts. The series contains a watercolor painting of the Lehman Children's Zoo and two original sketches of the zoo's animal sculptures, designed by artist Aymar Embury. Also included are social books, Christmas gift lists, diplomas and membership certificates, and awards, medals, pins, statues, and other items given to Edith in recognition of her philanthropic activities.

  • Series IV: 2016 Addition: Martha Pearle Lindsay Papers, 1936-1947

    A gift from Ann Lucas, the neice of Martha Pearle Lindsay, the personal secretary to Edith Lehman while Herbert H. Lehman was the governor.

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You will need to make an appointment in advance to use this collection material in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. You can schedule an appointment once you've submitted your request through your Special Collections Research Account.

This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

This collection has no restrictions.

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Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Edith Altschul Lehman papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Related Archival Materials

Edith Lehman materials from 1910 to 1962 are integrated into the Herbert H. Lehman Papers, Columbia University, New York, N.Y.

Frank Altschul papers, Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University.

Accruals

Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. Contact rbml@columbia.edu for more information.

Ownership and Custodial History

Bequest of Edith Altschul Lehman, 1977.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Correspondence, diaries, notebooks, speeches, photographs, tape recordings, memorabilia: Source of acquisition--Lehman, Edith Altschul. Method of acquisition--bequest.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Correspondence, diaries, notebooks, speeches, photographs, tape recordings, memorabilia Surveyed Julie Miller 05/--/87.

Papers processed Haruna Otsuka Carolyn Smith 2009.

Finding aid written Carolyn Smith September 2009.

Revision Description

2010-04-20 File created.

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

Subject Headings

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American Jewish Committee Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Children's zoos -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Governors' spouses -- New York (State) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Henry Street Settlement (New York, N.Y.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Herbert H. Lehman Collections (Columbia University) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Humanitarianism Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Jews -- Charities Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Jews -- New York (State) -- New York -- Societies, etc Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lehman, Herbert H (Herbert Henry), 1878-1963 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Play Schools Association Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Social settlements -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Women -- Diaries Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Women philanthropists Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Zoos -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical sketch

Edith Louise Altschul was born in San Francisco on August 8, 1889 to Charles and Camilla Altschul. Charles, a successful banker with Lazard Freres, moved the family to New York City in 1901. Edith attended Dr. Sach's Girls School and Miss Jacoby's School (now the Calhoun School) and took a nursing course after graduation. She met Herbert H. Lehman, a partner in the Lehman Brothers investment firm, at a picnic. They were married on April 28, 1910 and would have three children, Peter, John, and Hilda.

Edith considered her marriage her career and the most important aspect of her life, but she was also deeply involved in social welfare and philanthropy. She organized a social service committee to care for the family needs of hospitalized patients. This endeavor led to the creation of Mount Sinai Hospital's first professional social service department, and she remained closely associated with the hospital for many years thereafter.

Lehman was also involved with the Henry Street Settlement, which provided health care and other assistance to new immigrants and the poor living in the Lower East Side of New York City. In 1948 the Lehman's built Pete's House, a youth center at Henry Street Settlement dedicated to the memory of their son Peter, who was killed in World War II. Peter had volunteered as a youth leader at the Settlement.

In 1917, Edith Lehman became a charter member of the Play Schools Association, which promoted play as vital to the mental and physical health of children. The organization partnered with schools, hospitals, and other institutions to provide opportunities for creative play. Lehman would work with the organization for over fifty years, serving as president and as Chairman of the Board from 1966 until her death in 1976.

Edith Lehman was also involved in the Jewish communities of New York and a member of the American Jewish Committee and the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies, among other organizations. She was a supporter of Israel, and first visited the country in 1949 with her husband. The Edith Lehman High School in Dimona, Israel, was dedicated to her.

In 1961, the Lehman's built the Lehman Children's Zoo (now the Tisch Zoo) in New York City's Central Park in honor of their 50th wedding anniversary. Although the zoo was renovated in 1997, the bronze Lehman Gates still stand at the entrance.

After her husband's death in 1963, Edith Lehman established several major endowments and institutions in his honor, including contributions to Mount Sinai Hospital Medical School and the establishment of the Lehman Professorship in Pediatrics at that institution; the Lehman Educational Fund, which offers scholarships for African American college students; and the Lehman School of Ethics at the Jewish Theological Seminary. She also supported Williams College, Herbert Lehman's alma mater, and financed and endowed the Lehman Suite at Columbia University's School of International and Political Affairs.

In recognition for her dedication to social causes, Edith Lehman was awarded honorary doctor of humane letters degrees from Williams College and Mount Sinai School of Medicine, as well as a doctor of laws from Columbia University.

Edith Altschul Lehman died on March 8, 1976, in New York City.

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Series I: Subject Files, 1942-1976

The majority of the subject files document Edith Lehman's social and philanthropic activities. Files relating to the Play Schools Association reflect her role as president and chairman and include correspondence, reports, memos, and conference materials. Sponsorship files contain brief notes recording her responses to event invitations and to the many requests for her sponsorship or endorsement of particular groups. Other files focus on particular projects, organizations, and individuals and contain correspondence and memos. Files are arranged alphabetically.



Box 1 Folder 1 A, 1963-1975


Box 1 Folder 2 Abortion Law Repeal Legislation, 1971-1975


Box 1 Folder 3 Abrams, Morris B., 1965-1970


Box 1 Folder 4 Altschul, Frank and Helen G., 1964-1970


Box 1 Folder 5 Altschul, Frank and Helen G.--80th Birthday Party, 1967


Box 1 Folder 6 American Council for Judaism, 1960s


Box 1 Folder 7 American Friends of Hebrew University, 1964-1975


Box 1 Folder 8 American Jewish Committee, 1964-1975


Box 1 Folder 9 American Jewish Congress, 1972-1973


Box 1 Folder 10 Americans for Democratic Action, 1970-1975


Box 1 Folder 11 Animal Legislation, 1966-1970


Box 1 Folder 12 Animal Shipment Legislation, 1973-1974


Box 1 Folder 13 Arnstein, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence and Flora J., 1965-1975


Box 1 Folder 14 General, 1963-1971



Box 2 Folder 1 B, 1964-1975


Box 2 Folder 2 Beame, Abraham, 1969-1973


Box 2 Folder 3 Benton, William and Helen, 1965-1975


Box 2 Folder 4 Bingham, Jonathon B. and June R., 1964-1976


Box 2 Folder 5 Birmingham, Stephen--"Our Crowd,", 1967-1968


Box 2 Folder 6 B'nai B'rith Lehman Exhibition (Washington), 1964-1965


Box 2 Folder 7 Bragdon, Paul E., 1965-1971


Box 2 Folder 8 Brandeis University, 1964-1973


Box 2 Folder 9 Brunkard, Thomas V. Memorial Service, 1973



Box 3 Folder 1 C, 1956-1976


Box 3 Folder 2 Carey, Hugh L., 1974-1976


Box 3 Folder 3 Carey Transition Council, 1974


Box 3 Folder 4 to 6 Children's Zoo, 1961-1976, (3 Folders)



Box 4 Folder 1 Columbia University, 1972


Box 4 Folder 2 Constitutional Convention, New York State, 1967


Box 4 Folder 3 Cordier, Andrew W., 1969-1975


Box 4 Folder 4 Council for Livestock Protection, circa, 1970s


Box 4 Folder 5 Crank Letters, 1966-1975


Box 4 Folder 6 D, 1970s


Box 4 Folder 7 Dimona, Israel, Edith Lehman High School, 1960s


Box 4 Folder 8 Douglas, Paul H. and Emily, 1966-1974


Box 4 Folder 9 Duschnitz, Lilli, 1938-1941


Box 4 Folder 10 E, 1964-1975



Box 5 Folder 1 Edelstein, Julius C.C., 1966-1975


Box 5 Folder 2 F, 1964-1975


Box 5 Folder 3 Federation of Jewish Philanthropies, 1966-1974


Box 5 Folder 4 Friends of Central Park Zoo, 1970s


Box 5 Folder 5 G, 1967-1975


Box 5 Folder 6 Goodhart, Arthur L. and Family, 1970s


Box 5 Folder 7 Gore, Albert, 1970-1972


Box 5 Folder 8 H, 1964-1975


Box 5 Folder 9 to 12 Henry Street Settlement, 1970-1975, (4 Folders)



Box 6 Folder 1 to 2 Henry Street Settlement, 1965-1969, (2 Folders)


Box 6 Folder 3 Humane Slaughter of Animals, 1957-1974


Box 6 Folder 4 to 6 Humphrey, Hubert H. and Muriel, 1960-1976, (3 Folders)


Box 6 Folder 7 I, 1965-1972


Box 6 Folder 8 Israel, 1967-1973


Box 6 Folder 9 J, 1964-1974


Box 6 Folder 10 Jackson, Barbara, 1964-175


Box 6 Folder 11 Jackson, Sir Robert G. A., 1965-1976



Box 7 Folder 1 Jewish Theological Seminary of America, 1965-1975


Box 7 Folder 2 Johnson, Lyndon B. and Lady Bird, 1963-1975


Box 7 Folder 3 Johnson, Lyndon B. Inauguration, 1965


Box 7 Folder 4 Johnson-Humphrey Campaign, 1964


Box 7 Folder 5 K, 1966-1974


Box 7 Folder 6 Kennedy, Robert F., 1960-1966


Box 7 Folder 7 Koch, Edward I., 1964-1975


Box 7 Folder 8 Krents, Harold, 1960-1976


Box 7 Folder 9 L, 1965-1972


Lehman, Edith Altschul


Box 7 Folder 10 Art Exhibition Catalogs, 1954-1961


Box 7 Folder 11 85th Birthday Party, 1974



Box 8 Folder 1 New York Post Interview, 1974


Box 8 Folder 2 Speeches, 1966-1972


Box 8 Folder 3 Speeches, 1957-1958


Box 8 Folder 4 to 6 Lehman, Herbert H. College, 1967-1976, (3 Folders)


Box 8 Folder 7 Lehman, Herbert H.--Juvenile Biography Plans, 1964


Box 8 Folder 8 Lehman, Mayer--Family Fund, 1969-1975


Box 8 Folder 9 Lehman, Orin, 1964-1976


Box 8 Folder 10 Leidesdorf, Samuel D., 1964-1973


Box 8 Folder 11 Lindsey, John V., 1964-1969



Box 9 Folder 1 M, 1968-1975


Box 9 Folder 2 McGovern Campaign, 1972


Box 9 Folder 3 Magnes Memorial Museum


Box 9 Folder 4 Metropolitan Museum and Central Park, 1971


Box 9 Folder 5 Mondale, Walter F., 1974-1975


Box 9 Folder 6 Morgenthau, Robert--D.A. Campaign, 1974-1975


Box 9 Folder 7 Morgenthau, Robert--Gubernatorial Campaign, 1970


Box 9 Folder 8 Mount Sinai Hospital and School of Medicine, 1964-1976



Box 10 Folder 1 N, 1963-1975


Box 10 Folder 2 National--General, 1958-1971


Box 10 Folder 3 N.A.A.C.P.-- Herbert H. Lehman Education Fund, 1965-1974


Box 10 Folder 4 New York Hospital-- Hilda Master Chair, 1967-1974


Box 10 Folder 5 New York State-- Lehman Memorial Fellowships, 1964-1973


Box 10 Folder 6 New York State Thruway, 1942-1964


Box 10 Folder 7 New York University Medical Center, 1964-1971


Box 10 Folder 8 O, 1970-1975


Box 10 Folder 9 P, 1965-1974


Box 10 Folder 10 Philanthropies, 1968-1975


Play Schools Association



Box 11 Folder 1 Biennial Conference, 1965


Box 11 Folder 2 to 7 General, 1974-1976, (6 Folders)


Box 11 Folder 8 Biennial Conference, 1969


Box 11 Folder 9 Political--General, 1970-1971


Box 11 Folder 10 Presidential Medal of Freedom, 1963-1964



Box 12 Folder 1 R, 1964-1974


Box 12 Folder 2 Roosevelt, Eleanor--Memorial Foundation, 1964-1972


Box 12 Folder 3 Roosevelt, Franklin D.--Monument Committee, 1966-1975


Box 12 Folder 4 Sa-Se, 1960-1974


Box 12 Folder 5 Sh-Sy, 1964-1974


Box 12 Folder 6 to 15 Sponsorships, 1966-1975, (10 Folders)


Box 12 Folder 16 T, 1964-1972


Box 12 Folder 17 Thanks to Scandinavia, 1964-1968



Box 13 Folder 1 United Jewish Appeal, 1962-1975


Box 13 Folder 2 U-V, 169-1975


Box 13 Folder 3 W, 1963-1973


Box 13 Folder 4 Wagner, Robert Jr., 1964-1975


Box 13 Folder 5 Wald, Lillian D.-- Election to the Hall of Fame, 1965-1971


Box 13 Folder 6 to 7 Weinfeld, Edward, 1965-1975, (2 Folders)


Box 13 Folder 8 Williams College, 1964-1974



Box 14 Folder 1 Williams College--Scholarships, 1960s-1970s


Box 14 Folder 2 Wise, Hilda Jane Lehman and Family, 1970s


Box 14 Folder 3 Yale University, 1970-1975


Box 14 Folder 4 Y-Z, 1965-1975

Series II: Condolences, 1976

This small series holds obituaries, funeral service information, and letters of condolence sent to Edith Lehman's children and family after her death in March 1976.



Box 31 Obituary, 1976


Box 31 Funeral Service--General, 1976


Box 31 Condolence Letters--A-Z, 1976, (8 Folders)


Box 31 Condolence Letters--General, 1976

Series III: Memorabilia, 1856-1976

This series holds a variety of notebooks, awards, artifacts, and other objects representing many aspects of Edith Lehman's life. It includes elaborately bound scrapbooks and other gifts from her uncle, Richard Altschul, which he made each year for his niece's birthday. Consisting of family traditions and injokes, they were known as "The Richy Classics." The series also houses family documents, the diaries, and several photo albums documenting wedding anniversaries and trips. Other albums cover events such as the dedication of Herbert Lehman College and the construction of Pete's House; most of these were given to the Lehman's as commemorative gifts. The series contains a watercolor painting of the Lehman Children's Zoo and two original sketches of the zoo's animal sculptures, designed by artist Aymar Embury. Also included are social books, Christmas gift lists, diplomas and membership certificates, and awards, medals, pins, statues, and other items given to Edith in recognition of her philanthropic activities.


Richard Altschul Gifts



Box 23 "Just C & Y"--Book Box with Letter, 1925



Box 30 "What I know About Social Services" and Letters, 1917


Box 30 "Infra Red and Ultraviolet Pictures of Family Life in New York, 1924 August 18


Box 30 "Cressy's History of California, Edition Grand de Luxe,", 1923



Box 36 Folder 4 "Homi Soit Qui 'Molly' Pense"--Autograph Manuscript Report Addressed to Mrs. Herbert H. Lehman, with Photographs and Flowers, 1922 August 18, 1922


Box 36 Folder 5 "Lest We Forget"--Scrapbook of California made for Charles and Camilla Altschul, 1901


Awards and Commemorative Objects



Box 19 Testimonial by Women's Division of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee--Guest Signatures,, 1936



Box 20 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People--Certificate of Life Membership for Edith Lehman,, 1960


Box 20 Mount Sinai Plaque, 1955


Box 20 Judge Irving Lehman--Golden Jubilee Scroll from the National Jewish Welfare Board, 1967 April 12, 1967


Box 20 Jewish Theological Seminary of America--Certificate, 1965-1966


Box 20 Louise Waterman Wise Award, 1973



Box 21 Legislative Correspondents Association of the State of New York--Certificate,, 1937


Box 21 "The Deserted Wives in 'A Little Party of Our Own'" --by the Wives of the Legislative Correspondents Association of the State of New York,, 1934



Box 24 For Mrs. Herbert Lehman by the International Ladies Garment Workers' Union--Gold Needle and Thimble, 1959 July 1, 1959


Box 24 American Jewish Committee--Anti-Defamation League--Medal, undated


Box 24 Medical Board of Mount Sinai Hospital--Medal, 1968


Box 24 For Edith A. Lehman on Her Eightieth Birthday--Medal from the Play Schools Association, 1969 August 18, 1969


Box 24 Felix M. Warburg Memorial Award, undated


Box 24 United Jewish Appeal--Medal Commemorating the 20th Anniversary of V-E Day,, 1965


Box 24 United Jewish Appeal--Medal Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Karen Hayesod,, 1970


Box 24 Mount Sinai Hospital Trusteeship Medals, 1946 (2 medals), 1946


Box 24 Mount Sinai Hospital Board of Trustees Medal--Brass in Lucite, 1963


Box 24 Silver Medal Commemorating Dedication of the Eleanor Roosevelt Wing of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library--Eleanor Roosevelt Memorial Foundation, 1972 May 3, 1972


Box 24 Lifetime Pass to the Central Park Children's Zoo--by the Department of Parks,, undated


Box 24 Lifetime Membership in the Woman's Division, Federation of Jewish Philanthropies--Membership Card,, 1966


Box 24 Howard University Centennial Medal in Appreciation of Gift to Alumni Scholarship Fund,, 1967


Box 24 Medal with US Congress Seal from Jonathan Bingham, undated



Box 25 Honorary Membership from New York Chapter of Hadassah, 1961


Box 25 Brandeis University Plaque in Appreciation of Gift to Library Trust Fund,, undated



Box 26 Plaque to Edith Lehman from the Board of Trustees of Brandeis University--Naming Her as Fellow of the University, 1964 April 17, 1964


Box 26 Elected to the Society of Honor Reform Jewish Appeal--Statues, 1965-1970


Box 26 Statue to Herbert Lehman for his 80th Birthday by Honor Reform Jewish Appeal,, undated


Box 26 Bust of John Kennedy by Robert Berkes, Presented by 65th Anniversary Convention of the International Ladies' Garment Workers Union, 1965 May, 1965



Box 27 Mount Sinai Medical Center Memorial Resolution, 1976 March, 1976



Box 28 Naming of Herbert H. Lehman College--Certificate, 1968



Box 29 Folder 2 Resolution of Appreciation from Henry Street Settlement Urban Life Center--Certificate,, 1972


Box 29 Folder 2 Citation from Americans for Democratic Action at Annual National--Certificate,, 1964


Box 29 Folder 3 Tribute in Honor of Herbert Lehman Presented to Edith Lehman by the Jewish Teachers Seminary and People's University--Certificate,, 1966


Box 29 Folder 3 Election of Edith Lehman to the Society of Honorary Alumni of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem--Certificate,, 1970


Box 29 Folder 4 Dedication of the Edith Lehman Comprehensive High School, Israel--Certificate,, 1966


Box 29 Folder 5 Original lithograph by Chaim Gross from the United Jewish Appeal of Greater New York,, 1963



Box Lehman Suite cabinet Class Bowl Engraved with "In Appreciation" from Jonathan Bingham, 1972


Box Lehman Suite cabinet Blue and White Plate from Thanks to Scandinavia, 1973


Degrees



Box 20 Williams College--Diploma, 1967



Box 25 National Red Cross--Volunteer Special Services Certificate, 1944



Box 34 Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters--Diploma,, 1976



Box 27 Columbia University, Honorary Doctor of Laws--Diploma and Photographs,, 1972


Photo Albums



Box 18 Golden Wedding Anniversary, 1960



Box 19 Edith Lehman High School in Dimona, Israel--Photo Album, 1965


Box 19 Visit to Israel--Photo Album, 1959



Box 20 "ORT" in Israel--Photo Book, undated



Box 21 Governor Lehman and the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America: a Photographic Record Presented to Mrs. Edith Lehman, 1967 October 9, 1967



Box 22 Pete's House--Henry St. Settlement--Photo Book, undated


Box 22 Launching of the Diesel Electric Ferryboat "The Governor Herbert H. Lehman" 1964 September 5, 1964



Box 25 820 Park Avenue--Tenth Floor, 1976 March, 1976


Box 25 820 Park Avenue--Eleventh Floor, 1976 March, 1976


Box 25 Photographs--EAL, 1975



Box 34 Herbert H. Lehman Village, Israel--Photo Album, 1959



Box 27 Edith Lehman High School at Dimona, Israel--Plans, undated


Box 27 Meadow Farm, undated



Box 28 Play Schools Association--Book of Photographs and Children's Artwork,, 1960


Box 28 Friends of the Zoo: Teenage Volunteers at the Lehman Children's Zoo--Photo Album,, 1975



Box 32 Folder 1 Dedication of Herbert Lehman College, 1966


Box 32 Folder 2 to 3 Edith Lehman 50th Anniversary Fund, 1917-1968, (2 Folders)


Box 32 Folder 4 Meadow Farm Album, undated


Box 32 Folder 5 Mount Sinai School of Medicine--The Investiture of Horace L. Hodes, MD as the First Lehman Professor of Pediatrics,, 1969



Box 30 Naming of Herbert H. Lehman College, 1967



Box 33 Teenage Photograph Workshop, Henry Street Settlement, 1957 (2 binders), 1957


Box 33 Dedication of the Herbert H. Lehman Suite, Columbia University, 1971



Box Lehman Suite cabinet Hubert H and Muriel Humphrey--Framed Photograph, undated



Box 37 Slides of Artwork


General



Box 15 Folder 1 Political Contributions, 1964-1976


Box 15 Folder 2 European Trip Notebook, 1970


Box 15 Folder 3 Birthday List, 1941


Box 15 Folder 4 Memory Book, 1957-1975


Box 15 Folder 5 Gift List, 1960


Box 15 Folder 6 Tipping Memory Book, 1926-1972


Box 15 Folder 7-8 Christmas, 1956-1974, (2 Folders)



Box 16 Folder 1-3 Edith Altschul Lehman--Diary, 1949


Box 16 Folder 1-3 Edith Altschul Lehman--Diary, 1949


Box 16 Folder 4-5 Elisabeth Josephson Altschul--Diary, 1856-1872 (4 copies), 1856-1872


Social Books



Box 17 Social Book, 1950-1956


Box 17 Social Book, 1957-1963


Box 17 Social Book, 1966-1970


Box 17 Beverage Preferences, 1968



Box 18 Social Book, 1971-1974


Box 18 Social Book, 1975


Box 18 Engagement Calendar, 1976


Box 18 The Book of the Bride Elect Designed by a Spinster--Wedding Gifts, 1910


Box 18 Family Trees--Lehman and Altschul, 1974


Box 18 S.S. Commodore--Passenger List, 1909 April 4, 1909



Box 19 Lehman Village--General Information, Israel, 1959



Box 22 "The Josephson Family"--History by Gertrude Furth, undated



Box 25 Matchbook with Picture of Herbert and Edith Lehman, undated


Box 25 Herbert and Edith Lehman Bookplates, undated


Box 25 Menu, 1910 April 28


Box 25 Genealogy Notes--Index Cards, undated



Box 29 Folder 1 Pencil Sketches of the Whale and the Rabbit Sculptures for the Lehman Children's Zoo by Artist Aymar Embury,, 1960


Box 29 Folder 1 Watercolor Sketch of Children's Zoo by C. Weiss, undated



Box 30 Dead Sea Scrolls Replica, undated



Box 32 Folder 6-7 Israel Diary, 1959, (2 Folders)



Box 35 Folder 1-2 Israel Diary, 1949-1959, (2 Folders)


Box 35 Folder 3 Correspondence, 1958-1962


Box 35 Folder 4 Photographs and Clippings, 1965-1973


Box 35 Folder 5 Oral History, undated


Box 35 Folder 6 Correspondence and Photographs, including Children's Zoo, 1951-1956


Box 35 Folder 7 Children's Zoo--Letters from Children, 1960-1967


Box 35 Folder 8 Poems, 1958


Box 35 Folder 9 Birth Certificate, 1889



Box 36 Folder 1-3 Clippings, 1966-1973



Box Lehman Suite cabinet Children's Zoo Illustration on the Cover of The New Yorker, 1964 January 25, 1964

Series IV: 2016 Addition: Martha Pearle Lindsay Papers, 1936-1947

A gift from Ann Lucas, the neice of Martha Pearle Lindsay, the personal secretary to Edith Lehman while Herbert H. Lehman was the governor.



Box 38 Folder 1 Edith Lehman letters and invitations to Martha Pearle Lindsey, 1936-1944


Box 38 Folder 2 Edith Lehman letters to Martha Pearle Lindsey, 1940-1946


Box 38 Folder 3 Edith Lehman letters to Martha Pearle Lindsey, and some letters about Lindsay, 1937-1945


Box 38 Folder 4 Edith Lehman letters and invitations to Martha Pearle Lindsey (includes material re. World's Fair Preview), 1937-1941


Box 38 Folder 5 Edith Lehman letters and invitations to Martha Pearle Lindsey, 1918-1945


Box 38 Folder 6 Cards and invitations, 1937-1939


Box 38 Folder 7 Letters and invitations to Martha Pearle Lindsey, 1938-1939


Box 38 Folder 8 Photograph of Martha Pearle Lindsay



Box 39 Folder 1 Clippings, 1940s


Box 39 Folder 2 Governors' Conference , 1939


Box 39 Folder 3 The Legislative Correspondent's Association of New York State Presents Sock-a-bye Baby, 10 March 1938


Box 39 Folder 4 The Legislative Correspondent's Association of New York State Presents "So You Won't Talk", 29 February 1947


Box 39 Folder 5 The Legislative Correspondent's Association of New York State Presents Wake Up and Scream, 11 March 1937


Box 39 Folder 6 Inaugural Address of Governor Herbert H. Lehman, 2 January 1939


Box 39 Folder 7 Photographs of Herbert H. Lehman


Box 39 Folder 8 Photographs of Edith Lehman and Penny Lehman


Box 39 Folder 9 Edith Lehman Portrait photograph


Box 39 Folder 10 Photographs of Edith Lehman, Penny Lehman, and Eleanor Roosevelt


Box 39 Folder 11 Documents relating to Martha Pearle Lindsey: Employment application (1942) and Cremation (1989)


Box 39 Folder 12 The Legislative Correspondent's Association of New York State Presents Knighty---Knighty, 23 March 1939



Mapcase 14-K-4 Folder 12 Portrait Photograpghs of Herbert H. Lehman and Edith A. Lehman inscribed to Martha Pearle Lindsay