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Charles W. Poletti papers, 1920-1991, bulk 1923-1970

Summary Information

Abstract

This collection documents the personal and political life of Charles Poletti, lawyer, politician, and the 46th governor of the State of New York. Poletti also served as an allied military governor in Italy during and after World War II.

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#1013
Bib ID 4078522 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Poletti, Charles, 1903-2002
Title Charles W. Poletti papers, 1920-1991, bulk 1923-1970
Physical Description 32 linear feet (59 document boxes; 3 file card boxes; 16 oversize boxes)
Language(s) English , Italian .
Access

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.

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection has been arranged into fourteen series.

Description

Scope and Content

The collection contains personal and professional material spanning most of Poletti's life, documenting his education at Harvard, his political career, and his military appointments in Italy. It also contains personal correspondence, family papers, and a small amount of information on his wife, Jean E. Poletti. Materials include correspondence, notes, academic papers, speeches, diaries, articles, ephemera, press releases, articles, clippings, certificates and plaques, photographs, and audio and film reels.

  • Series I: Correspondence, 1865-1982

    This series contains incoming and outgoing correspondence in English and Italian and spans much of Poletti's life. While some of the material relates to his work and discusses specific bills or laws, most of the material is more personal in nature, and consists of letters of congratulation, invitations, and short notes and letters from friends, family, and political figures. Some letters are accompanied by photographs of Poletti at public events. Correspondence is filed alphabetically by name of individual or institution. Documents filed under Poletti's name consist of correspondence with Who's Who and many articles that provide basic biographical information.

  • Series II: Subject Files, 1910-1991

    This extensive series holds information on a wide range of subjects relating to Poletti's military, political, and professional careers. Allied Military Government (AMG) files document his work as an allied military governor in Italy and include official orders, reports, correspondence, and descriptions of the state of the country. "Discrimination" Files contain a variety of material relating to Poletti's stance against discrimination, including press releases and campaign fliers focusing on his support of minority groups; discussions of the appointment of black employees to government positions; and correspondence and reports relating to the State War Council Committee on Discrimination in Employment, which investigated cases of discrimination in the workforce. They also contain a travel diary kept by philosopher Corliss Lamont, detailing his observations of racism on a 1926 trip through the South with Poletti, and his report based on the experience. Files on the New York World's Fair hold correspondence and reports outlining plans for the fair; photographs of Poletti and others at work on the project; and information on each of the country pavilions. They also hold public documents such as promotional fliers, postcards, maps, and articles. The series also contains material on Poletti's political campaigns and his work with the power authority, as well as notes and correspondence on a variety of issues such as low-cost housing and birth control. Files are arranged alphabetically by subject

  • Series III: Harvard, 1920-1928

    This series documents Poletti's experiences as an undergraduate at Harvard and later as a law student. It includes his notes, examinations, and papers from classes in economics, English, government, philosophy, and psychology, among others. It also holds three diaries covering Poletti's time in college and graduate school. Materials are filed by subject and document type.

  • Series IV: Legal Briefs, 1940-1964

    This small series contains legal briefs for cases on which Poletti served as an attorney. Some include Poletti's annotations. They are filed chronologically.

  • Series V: Speeches and Press Releases, 1937-1947

    This series is comprised primarily of campaign speeches given by Poletti at conventions and meetings, or over the radio. They cover topics such as public housing, discrimination, labor legislation, and civil and religious liberty. Several speeches present Poletti's experiences working with Herbert. H. Lehman. Files contain both drafts and completed speeches, arranged chronologically. An index can be found within each folder. The series also holds press releases announcing Poletti's actions as Lieutenant Governor and as acting Governor of New York, filed chronologically.

  • Series VI: General, undated

    The files in this series hold family manuscripts in Italian, notes, and other personal documents

  • Series VII: Jean E. Poletti, 1931-1964

    This series is comprised of letters written by Poletti's wife, Jean Knox Ellis Poletti, written during the early years of their marriage. It also contains seven travel diaries chronicling her visits to many countries during the 1960s.

  • Series VIII: Articles by and About Charles Poletti, circa, 1930-1970

    Articles written by Charles Poletti typically touch on political topics. Those written about him generally regard his post in Italy immediately following World War II. Articles on Poletti's career can also be found in Series XIII: Clipping Books.

  • Series IX: Photographs, 1920-1983

    Some of these photographs are records of Charles Poletti's time in Italy during and following the Second World War, when he served in the Allied Military Government as a civil affairs officer. It also contains portraits of other politicians from the time, and images of Poletti with various members of his family, including his wife Jean. Several folders contain images that pertain to the 1964 World's Fair in New York City in 1964. Photographs can also be found throughout Series I: Correspondence.

  • Series X: Memorabilia, circa, 1915-1965

    This collection of materials including address books, diaries, passports, campaign buttons, and other personal effects belonging to Charles Poletti, as well as certificates and plaques awarded to him.

  • Series XI: Audiotapes and Films, 1939-1964

    The audio tapes and films in this series pertain to the 1939 and 1964 New York World's Fairs. They include a speech Poletti gave about the 1939 Fair and interview with Poletti about his involvement in the 1964 Fair, among others.

  • Series XII: Records, 1937-1964

    This series holds speeches and interviews with Poletti recorded on record albums, including talks on low-cost housing, anti-corruption, and a report on the 1964 World's Fair. It also contains a number of popular music records owned by Poletti.

  • Series XIII: Clipping Books, 1933-1948

    Series XIII is comprised of clipping books containing newspaper articles about Poletti. Most were collected systematically by press clipping agencies, and the 1940-1942 books contain a near complete record of Poletti's appearances in New York newspapers. Books are arranged chronologically.

  • Series XIV: Oral History, 1978

    This series contains transcripts and tapes of Poletti's oral history, which was recorded in 1978.

Using the Collection

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Restrictions on Access

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.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

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); Charles W. Poletti papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Related Archival Materials

Herbert H. Lehman Papers, Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Correspondence, subject files, speeches, clippings, photographs, memorabilia Surveyed Julie Miller 05/--/87.

Papers Surveyed 05/--/87.

Papers processed Stefanie Patterson, Columbia College, 2012 2009.

Finding aid written Carolyn Smith June 2009.

Revision Description

2009-12-02 File created.

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

Subject Headings

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History / Biographical Note

Biographical sketch

Charles Waldo Poletti was born on July 2, 1903 in Barre, Vermont. His parents, Dino and Carolina Gervasini Poletti, were both Italian immigrants, and his father worked as a stonecutter in a granite quarry. As a student at Barre High School, Poletti distinguished himself academically and socially. Well respected within the community, he was offered the opportunity to manage a store after graduation, but his principal encouraged him to apply to college. He won a scholarship to Harvard and supported himself in Cambridge, Massachusetts, by tending furnaces, waiting tables, and tutoring. In 1924, he graduated suma cum laude and a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He then attended the University of Rome on the Eleonora Duse Fellowship and took classes in Spain. Poletti returned to study at Harvard Law School, graduating with an L.L.B. in 1928.

Poletti joined the New York law firm Davis, Polk, Wardwell, Gardiner& Reed, which was headed by 1924 Presidential Candidate John W. Davis. He worked as an attorney until 1930, when he took a position as legal assistant to the St. Lawrence Power Development Commission. He took an interest in political affairs and worked in the 1928 presidential campaign of Al Smith, and then served as a counsel to the Democratic National Committee in 1932.

Governor Herbert H. Lehman named Poletti as his counsel in 1933, where he soon became the governor's trusted aid. Poletti headed the 1935 Conference on Crime and advised on issues of crime and welfare. In 1937, Lehman appointed Poletti justice of the New York State Supreme Court, and he was elected in the fall for a full fourteen-year term. At 33, he was one of the youngest to hold the position. A year later, however, Poletti resigned, taking a $12,000 loss in salary to run alongside Lehman as lieutenant governor. Poletti held the position from 1939 to 1942.

After Lehman's retirement in 1942, Poletti served as the 46th governor of the State of New York for 29 days until the newly elected Thomas E. Dewey took office. Although his term was very brief--the shortest of any New York governor--he was praised for his work; on his final day of office, he presented a program calling for a "Beveridge Commission" to handle social security planning after World War II.

Several days after Dewey took office, Poletti became an assistant to War Secretary Henry L. Stimpson, and received a commission as a lieutenant colonel. He worked for the Allied Military Government (AMG) for the rest of the war, serving as allied military governor of, successively, Sicily, Naples, Rome, Milan, and Lombardy, from 1943 to 1945. He was selected both for his understanding of politics and law and his Italian ancestry, which the Army hoped would help him relate to the Italian population.

After returning to the U.S., Poletti became a trustee of the Power Authority of the State of New York (1955-1960). The New York Power Authority's plant in Astoria, Queens, was named after him.

In 1960, Poletti became Vice President for International Relations at the 1964 New York World's Fair. He was responsible for overseeing the fair's international exhibits.

Over the course of his career, Poletti was awarded many honors, including the Legion of Merit (U.S.A.); Officer of Order of British Empire; Knight Grand Cross of Order of Crown of Italy; Commander of Papal Order of St. Gregory the Great; First Order of the Star of Jordan; Grand Officer of Order of St. Agatha (San Marino); and the Gold Medal of the City of Rome. He was also made an Honorary Citizen of Naples, Rome, and Milan.

Poletti died in 2002 at the age of 99.

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Series I: Correspondence, 1865-1982

This series contains incoming and outgoing correspondence in English and Italian and spans much of Poletti's life. While some of the material relates to his work and discusses specific bills or laws, most of the material is more personal in nature, and consists of letters of congratulation, invitations, and short notes and letters from friends, family, and political figures. Some letters are accompanied by photographs of Poletti at public events. Correspondence is filed alphabetically by name of individual or institution. Documents filed under Poletti's name consist of correspondence with Who's Who and many articles that provide basic biographical information.



Box 1 Folder 1 A-Ame, 1937-1959


Box 1 Folder 2 Amp-Av, 1942-1964


Box 1 Folder 3 Acheson, Dean, 1945-1958


Box 1 Folder 4 Ahepa, Order of, 1939-1942


Box 1 Folder 5 Aiken, George D., 1941-1960


Box 1 Folder 6 Alfange, Dean, 1940-1955


Box 1 Folder 7 American Civil Liberties Union, 1935-1941


Box 1 Folder 8 American Committee for the Protection of the Foreign Born, 1939-1942


Box 1 Folder 9 American Labor Party, 1939-1942


Box 1 Folder 10 American Legion, 1939


Box 1 Folder 11 Angell, Montgomery B., 1940-1959


Box 1 Folder 12 Anfuso, Victor L., 1939-1955


Box 1 Folder 13 Antonini, Luigi, 1939-1960


Box 1 Folder 14 Association of Towns, 1941-1983


Box 1 Folder 15 Ba, 1937-1963


Box 1 Folder 16 Babcock, H.E., 1940-1941


Box 1 Folder 17 Backer, George, 1937-1941


Box 1 Folder 18 Baldelli, Ferdinando, 1946


Box 1 Folder 19 Barton, Bruce, 1940


Box 1 Folder 20 Batista, Fulgencio, 1938


Box 1 Folder 21 Battle, George Gordon, 1938-1943


Box 1 Folder 22 Be, 1942-1970


Box 1 Folder 23 Beaverbrook, Lord, 1941


Box 1 Folder 24 Benton, William, 1950-1954


Box 1 Folder 25 Berle, Adolf A., Jr., 1937-1955


Box 1 Folder 26 Bernays, Edward L., 1942-1943


Box 1 Folder 27 Bernstein, Henri, 1942


Box 1 Folder 28 Bertolini, Captain Edoardo G., 1940



Box 2 Folder 1 Bi, 1942


Box 2 Folder 2 Bianchi, Adele and Carlo, 1939-1965


Box 2 Folder 3 Biddle, Francis, 1941-1942


Box 2 Folder 4 Bingham, Jonathan B., 1955-1957


Box 2 Folder 5 Bl, 1942


Box 2 Folder 6 Bo, 1940-1966


Box 2 Folder 7 Boland, John P., 1938-1942


Box 2 Folder 8 Bonbright, James C., 1941


Box 2 Folder 9 Botein, Bernard, 1942-1967


Box 2 Folder 10 Brandeis, Louis D., 1935


Box 2 Folder 11 Brick Presbyterian Church, 1953-1968


Box 2 Folder 12 Broun, Heywood, 1939-1940


Box 2 Folder 13 Brown, Earl L., 1938-1980


Box 2 Folder 14 Brownell, George A., 1937-1959


Box 2 Folder 15 Brownell, Herbert, Jr., 1932-1952


Box 2 Folder 16 Br, 1933-1957


Box 2 Folder 17 Bu, 1937-1959


Box 2 Folder 18 Burlingham, Charles, 1937-1940


Box 2 Folder 19 Ca, 1934-1969


Box 2 Folder 20 Carson, Ralph, 1928-1942


Box 2 Folder 21 Carter, Elmer A., 1940-1973


Box 2 Folder 22 Carusi, Ugo, 1942


Box 2 Folder 23 Ce, 1941-1955


Box 2 Folder 24 Ch, 1936-1971


Box 2 Folder 25 Ci, 1940-1955



Box 3 Folder 1 Cl, 1939-1958


Box 3 Folder 2 Cliff Haven--Catholic Summer School, 1939


Box 3 Folder 3 Co, 1937-1973


Box 3 Folder 4 Committee to Defend America by Aiding the Allies, 1941-1946


Box 3 Folder 5 Conti, Piero, 1953-1955


Box 3 Folder 6 Corscadden, Arthur, 1933-1954


Box 3 Folder 7 Corsi, Edward, 1940


Box 3 Folder 8 Cr, 1942-1970


Box 3 Folder 9 Cray, E.F., 1942


Box 3 Folder 10 Criscuolo, Luigi, 1941-1942


Box 3 Folder 11 Crugnola, Dino and Family, 1953-1964


Box 3 Folder 12 Cu-Cz, 1937-1978


Box 3 Folder 13 Cummings, Homer, 1936-1942


Box 3 Folder 14 Curran, Edward Lodge, 1938-1939


Box 3 Folder 15 D, 1937-1970


Box 3 Folder 16 Daffinee, Dr. and Mrs. Ralph and Jean, 1922-1959


Box 3 Folder 17 D'Amanda, Francis J., 1937-1940


Box 3 Folder 18 Daru, Robert, 1942-1943


Box 3 Folder 19 Davidson, Maurice P., 1941-1948


Box 3 Folder 20 Davis, John W., 1940-1955


Box 3 Folder 21 De Chambrun, Rene, 1932-1977



Box 4 Folder 1 Democratic County Committee, 1936-1960


Box 4 Folder 2 Democratic National Committee, 1932-1973


Box 4 Folder 3 Democratic State Committee, 1937-1966


Box 4 Folder 4 Desmond, Charles S., 1942-1954


Box 4 Folder 5 Desmond, Thomas C., 1937-1958


Box 4 Folder 6 Dewey, Thomas E., 1936-1947


Box 4 Folder 7 Diamond, Milton, 1941-1955


Box 4 Folder 8 Dodge, Eleanor, 1941-1977


Box 4 Folder 9 Dubinsky, David, 1940-1975


Box 4 Folder 10 E, 1942-1972


Box 4 Folder 11 Eastman, Edward R., 1939-1942


Box 4 Folder 12 Ellis, J. William, 1934-1974


Box 4 Folder 13 to 14 F, 1940-1958


Box 4 Folder 15 Farley, James A., 1931-1972


Box 4 Folder 16 Foley, Edward H., Jr., 1937-1942


Box 4 Folder 17 Fosdick, Harry Emerson, 1941-1960



Box 5 Folder 1 to 2 Frankfurter, Felix, 1928-1965


Box 5 Folder 3 Freeman, Fulton and Family, 1942-1978


Box 5 Folder 4 Freidin, Jesse, 1938-1971


Box 5 Folder 5 Friendly, Henry J., 1927-1959


Box 5 Folder 6 G-Goe, 1940-1943


Box 5 Folder 7 Gol-Gu, 1937-1942


Box 5 Folder 8 Galeazzi, Enrico Pietro, 1945-1946


Box 5 Folder 9 Glueck, Sheldon, 1942


Box 5 Folder 10 Griswold, Erwin, 1954-1965


Box 5 Folder 11 Gutman, Daniel, 1942-1959


Box 5 Folder 12 Ha, 1937-1975


Box 5 Folder 13 Hanley, Joe R., 1939-1942



Box 6 Folder 1 Harriman, W. Averell, 1941-1973


Harvard University


Box 6 Folder 2 Harvard College and Law School, 1920-1955


Box 6 Folder 3 Graduation Clippings, 1924


Box 6 Folder 4 Class of 1924, 1924-1977, 1924, 1924-1977


Box 6 Folder 5 Harvard Fund Contributions, 1940-1980


Box 6 Folder 6 Board of Overseers, 1937-1942


Box 6 Folder 7 Hayes, Patrick, Cardinal, 1937


Box 6 Folder 8 He, 1938-1955


Box 6 Folder 9 Heck, Oswald D., 1941-1959


Box 6 Folder 10 Heming, Lucile W. (Later, Koshland, L.W.), 1931-1978


Box 6 Folder 11 Henricks, Mrs. Walter A. and Tonawanda Indians, 1939-1941


Box 6 Folder 12 Herrick, Elinore M., 1941-1942


Box 6 Folder 13 Herzog, Paul M., 1937-1957


Box 6 Folder 14 Herzstein, Harold L., 1935-1958


Box 6 Folder 15 Hi, 1940-1959


Box 6 Folder 16 Hillman, Sidney, 1940-1942



Box 7 Folder 1 Ho, 1942


Box 7 Folder 2 Hopkins, Harry, 1939-1942


Box 7 Folder 3 Hu-Hz, 1937-1968


Box 7 Folder 4 Hudson, Manley O.,1928-1966


Box 7 Folder 5 I, 1937-1959


Box 7 Folder 6 Ingegnieros, Jack, 1935-1942


Box 7 Folder 7 Inglis, Ellen, 1921-1922


Box 7 Folder 8 Italy America Society, 1924-1928


Box 7 Folder 9 J, 1937-1955


Box 7 Folder 10 Jackson, Robert H., 1935-1940


Box 7 Folder 11 Johnson, Harold B., 1938-1944


Box 7 Folder 12 Johnson, Lyndon B., 1965-1968


Box 7 Folder 13 Jones, Eugene Kinckle, 1937-1946


Box 7 Folder 14 K, 1937-1955


Box 7 Folder 15 Kiendl, Mr. and Mrs. Theodore and Frances Vaughan, 1942-1976


Box 7 Folder 16 Klaus, Erwin H., 1940-1942


Box 7 Folder 17 Kopple, Robert, 1956-1979


Box 7 Folder 18 Kuhn, Delia W. and Ferdinand, Jr., 1934-1979


Box 7 Folder 19 La, 1937-1951


Box 7 Folder 20 Ladd, Carl E. (New York State College of Agriculture at Cornell), 1937-1942



Box 63 Folder 1 LaGuardia, Fiorello--Campaign Fliers, circa, 1942



Box 8 Folder 1 LaGuardia, Fiorello, 1934-1942


Box 8 Folder 2 to 4 Lamont, Corliss, 1930-1983


Box 8 Folder 5 Lamont, Eleanor, 1924-1948


Box 8 Folder 6 Lamont, Thomas S., 1928-1972


Box 8 Folder 7 Lamont, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas W. and Florence Corliss, 1924-1948


Box 8 Folder 8 Le, 1939-1975


Box 8 Folder 9 Legion for American Unity, 1941-1942


Box 8 Folder 10 Lehman, Edith A., 1932-1976


Box 8 Folder 11 to 12 Lehman, Herbert H., 1933-1942



Box 63 Folder 6 Lehman, Herbert H.--New York Executive Chamber Documents Signed to Poletti,, 1936



Box 9 Folder 1 to 2 Lehman, Herbert H., 1943-1963


Box 9 Folder 3 Lehman, Irving, 1938-1939


Box 9 Folder 4 Levitt, Arthur, 1954-1959


Box 9 Folder 5 Lexington Democratic Club, 1953-1959


Box 9 Folder 6 Li, 1941-1967


Box 9 Folder 7 Lindbergh, Anne Morrow, 1933


Box 9 Folder 8 Lo, 1929-1953


Box 9 Folder 9 Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1950-1953


Box 9 Folder 10 Longworth, Alice Roosevelt, 1931-1933


Box 9 Folder 11 Lu-Lz, 1939-1974


Box 9 Folder 12 Luce, Clare Booth, 1933-1944


Box 9 Folder 13 Lyons, Gerald,1940-1941


Box 9 Folder 14 Ma, 1934-1968


Box 9 Folder 15 Marshall, Thurgood, 1940


Box 9 Folder 16 Mc, 1934-1942


Box 9 Folder 17 McCloy, John J.,1942-1966


Box 9 Folder 18 Me, 1937-1959


Box 9 Folder 19 Mead, James M., 1938-1942


Box 9 Folder 20 Meany, George, 1935-1974


Box 9 Folder 21 Mi, 1939-1956



Box 10 Folder 1 Miller, Frieda S., 1938-1940


Box 10 Folder 2 Millonzi, Robert I., 1942-1967


Box 10 Folder 3 Mills, Saul, 1942


Box 10 Folder 4 Mo, 1933-1960


Box 10 Folder 5 Monod, Philippe, 1967-1970


Box 10 Folder 6 Morrow, Dwight W. and Elizabeth C., 1927-1930


Box 10 Folder 7 Morrow, Elizabeth R., 1929-1934


Box 10 Folder 8 Morse, David A., 1944-1967


Box 10 Folder 9 Moses, Robert, 1952-1982


Box 10 Folder 10 Moynihan, Daniel P.,1955-1982


Box 10 Folder 11 Mu-My, 1942-1955


Box 10 Folder 12 N, 1942-1964


Box 10 Folder 13 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (N.A.A.C.P.),, 1939-1966


Box 10 Folder 14 National Conference of Christians and Jews, 1938-1941


Box 10 Folder 15 National Council of Young Israel, 1939-1941


Box 10 Folder 16 National Lawyers Guild, 1939



Box 11 Folder 1 Neufeld, Maurice F., 1941-1982


Box 11 Folder 2 The New Republic, 1940-1941


Box 11 Folder 3 New York State Council of Churches, 1940-1942


Box 11 Folder 4 New York Stock Exchange, 1940-1941


Box 11 Folder 5 Niles, David K., 1942-1953


Box 11 Folder 6 O, 1937-1983


Box 11 Folder 7 O'Dwyer, William, 1942-1949


Box 11 Folder 8 Orlando, Vittorio, 1944


Box 11 Folder 9 Ottman, William, 1942


Box 11 Folder 10 Pa, 1936-1960


Box 11 Folder 11 Palladino, Giuseppe, 1949-1965


Box 11 Folder 12 Parri, Feruccio, 1945


Box 11 Folder 13 Pe, 1937-1953


Box 11 Folder 14 Perkins, Frances, 1936-1965


Box 11 Folder 15 Ph-Pm, 1942-1957


Box 11 Folder 16 Po, 1937-1957


Box 11 Folder 17 Poletti, Carla Knox (Mrs. Kyril R. Tidmarsh), 1942-1960


Box 11 Folder 18 Poletti Family Correspondence, 1865-1875


Box 11 Folder 19 Poletti, Carolina G. (Mother), 1922-1978



Box 12 Folder 1 to 7 Poletti, Charles


Box 12 Folder 1 Biographical Information, 1924-1964


Box 12 Folder 2 to 4 Clippings, 1929-1969


Box 12 Folder 5 Correspondence with Cousins, 1929-1956


Box 12 Folder 6 Correspondence with Friends from Barre, Vermont, 1920-1924


Box 12 Folder 7 Personal and Financial Affairs, 1928-1966



Box 63 Folder 2 Personal and Financial Affairs, 1930-1939


Box 63 Folder 3 Vermont Background, 1922-1973



Box 13 Folder 1 Personal and Financial (Elizabethtown, NJ), 1941-1942


Box 13 Folder 2 "Self Analysis of Personal Traits,", 1924


Box 13 Folder 3 Vermont Background, 1922-1973


Box 13 Folder 4 Poletti, Charles Ellis, 1938-1979



Box 63 Folder 4 Poletti, Charles Ellis--Clippings, 1954



Box 13 Folder 5 Poletti, Dino (Grandfather) and Poletti, Maria Cavigioli (Grandmother), 1890-1895


Box 13 Folder 6 Poletti, Dino (Father), 1922


Box 13 Folder 7 Poletti, Jean Knox, 1939-1974


Box 13 Folder 8 Poletti, Jean Knox--Clippings, 1940-1944



Box 63 Folder 5 Poletti, Jean Knox--Clippings,1974



Box 14 Folder 1 Poletti, Joanna Shattuck, 1941-1965


Box 14 Folder 2 Polier, Justine Wise, 1926-1973


Box 14 Folder 3 Polk, Frank L., 1937-1942


Box 14 Folder 4 Pope, Generoso, 1940-1946


Box 14 Folder 5 Pope, Paul VI, 1944-1958


Box 14 Folder 6 Powell, Adam Clayton, Jr., 1942


Box 14 Folder 7 Pr-Pu, 1937-1973


Box 14 Folder 8 Prendergast, Michael H., 1956-1960


Box 14 Folder 9 Q, 1939-1968


Box 14 Folder 10 R, 1937-1978


Box 14 Folder 11 Rabin, Benjamin J., 1937-1968


Box 14 Folder 12 Rockefeller, John D. III, 1941-1966


Box 14 Folder 13 Rockefeller, Nelson A., 1953-1967


Box 14 Folder 14 Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1940-1964


Box 14 Folder 15 Roosevelt, Franklin, D., 1930-1955


Box 14 Folder 16 Rose, Alex, 1938-1966


Box 14 Folder 17 Rosenberg, Anna M., 1940-1950


Box 14 Folder 18 Rosenman, Samuel I., 1937-1966


Box 14 Folder 19 Rossini, Vincenzo, 1937-1942



Box 15 Folder 1 Sa, 1939-1958


Box 15 Folder 2 Sc, 1939-1960


Box 15 Folder 3 Schlesinger, Emil, 1938-1967


Box 15 Folder 4 Schwarz, Frederick A.O., 1938-1981


Box 15 Folder 5 Se-Sf, 1939-1958


Box 15 Folder 6 Sforza, Count Carlo, 1941-1943


Box 15 Folder 7 Sh, 1937-1958


Box 15 Folder 8 Shattuck, Mr. and Mrs. John and Grace Costello and Family, 1941-1963


Box 15 Folder 9 Shientag, Florence Perlow, 1954


Box 15 Folder 10 Si, 1942-1954


Box 15 Folder 11 Sk-Sn, 1936-1955


Box 15 Folder 12 Smith, Alfred E., 1938-1944


Box 15 Folder 13 So-Sp, 1935-1959


Box 15 Folder 14 Sobel, Nathan R., 1939-1960


Box 15 Folder 15 Spano, Olga Albasini--Poletti Bust, 1953-1963


Box 15 Folder 16 Spellman, Francis Cardinal, 1939-1964


Box 15 Folder 17 Spofford, Charles M., 1928-1967


Box 15 Folder 18 St, 1937-1966


Box 15 Folder 19 Stevenson, Adlai E., 1952-1961


Box 15 Folder 20 Stimson, Henry L., 1943-1946


Box 15 Folder 21 Stone, Harlan Fiske, 1941


Box 15 Folder 22 Strebel, Gustave A., 1940-1942


Box 15 Folder 23 Su-Sy, 1942-1978



Box 16 Folder 1 Swope, Herbert Bayard, 1936-1948


Box 16 Folder 2 T, 1936-1967


Box 16 Folder 3 Taussig, F.W., 1924-1935


Box 16 Folder 4 Taylor, Myron C., 1944-1947


Box 16 Folder 5 Truman, Harry S., 1958-1964


Box 16 Folder 6 U.S. Presidents, 1958-1967


Box 16 Folder 7 U, 1938-1958


Box 16 Folder 8 V, 1939-1967


Box 16 Folder 9 Van Schaick, George S., 1937-1942


Box 16 Folder 10 to 11 Veiller, Lawrence, 1937-1939


Box 16 Folder 12 Wa, 1937-1942


Box 16 Folder 13 Wagner, Robert F., Jr., 1942-1968


Box 16 Folder 14 Wagner, Robert F., Sr.,1937-1942


Box 16 Folder 15 Ward, Ivy (Estate), 1939-1942


Box 16 Folder 16 Wardwell, Allen, 1931-1953


Box 16 Folder 17 Watt, Murray L., 1941-1957


Box 16 Folder 18 We, 1937-1966


Box 16 Folder 19 Weinberger, Howard, 1939-1955


Box 16 Folder 20 Weinfeld, Edward, 1948-1982


Box 16 Folder 21 Wh, 1930-1958


Box 16 Folder 22 White, Walter, 1937-1942


Box 16 Folder 23 White, William Allen, 1940-1973


Box 16 Folder 24 Wi, 1929-1960


Box 16 Folder 25 Wickersham, Cornelius W., 1939-1942


Box 16 Folder 26 Willkie, Wendell L., 1940-1944


Box 16 Folder 27 Wilson, Charles E. ("Electric"), 1941-1948



Box 61 Folder 10 Wo--Cartoon signed by Denys Wortman, undated



Box 17 Folder 1 Wo, 1937-1977


Box 17 Folder 2 Wu-Wy, 1937-1939


Box 17 Folder 3 X, 1937-1942


Box 17 Folder 4 Y, 1939-1957


Box 17 Folder 5 Young, Owen D.,1941


Box 17 Folder 6 Young Men's Board of Trade, 1940


Box 17 Folder 7 Z, 1942-1974

Series II: Subject Files, 1910-1991

This extensive series holds information on a wide range of subjects relating to Poletti's military, political, and professional careers. Allied Military Government (AMG) files document his work as an allied military governor in Italy and include official orders, reports, correspondence, and descriptions of the state of the country. "Discrimination" Files contain a variety of material relating to Poletti's stance against discrimination, including press releases and campaign fliers focusing on his support of minority groups; discussions of the appointment of black employees to government positions; and correspondence and reports relating to the State War Council Committee on Discrimination in Employment, which investigated cases of discrimination in the workforce. They also contain a travel diary kept by philosopher Corliss Lamont, detailing his observations of racism on a 1926 trip through the South with Poletti, and his report based on the experience. Files on the New York World's Fair hold correspondence and reports outlining plans for the fair; photographs of Poletti and others at work on the project; and information on each of the country pavilions. They also hold public documents such as promotional fliers, postcards, maps, and articles. The series also contains material on Poletti's political campaigns and his work with the power authority, as well as notes and correspondence on a variety of issues such as low-cost housing and birth control. Files are arranged alphabetically by subject


Allied Military Government (AMG)


Box 17 Folder 8 Poletti Military Service, 1939-1942


Box 17 Folder 9 Poletti 201 File, 1944-1945


General


Box 17 Folder 10 to 13 1943 January-1944 April



Box 18 Folder 1 to 11 1944 May-1948, 1944



Box 60 Folder 1 to 4 1944 January-1945 June



Box 19 Folder 1 to 8 Administrative Instructions, 1943-1944


Box 19 Folder 9 to 18 Monthly Reports, 1943-1945



Box 83 Folder 2 Monthly Reports, 1943September, 1943



Box 20 Folder 1 to 4 Official Orders, 1943-1944



Box 60 Folder 5 Proclamations, 1944



Box 20 Folder 5 to 8 Regional Orders, 1943-1945



Box 60 Folder 6 Lombardy Region, 1945 June 1-27



Box 20 Folder 9 Special Orders, 1943 October 25-1944 February 15


Clippings


Box 20 Folder 10 to 12 1943-1944



Box 21 Folder 1 General, undated


Box 21 Folder 2 to 4 1945-1962



Box 60 Folder 7 1944 January-May


Box 60 Folder 8 1944 June-December



Box 63 Oversize Broadsides and Maps, 1943-1945



Box 21 Folder 5 American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), 1941


Box 21 Folder 6 Birth Control, 1941


Box 21 Folder 7 Campaign, 1960


Box 21 Folder 8 Campaign--General I, 1942


Campaign, 1942



Box 22 Folder 1 General II, 1942


Box 22 Folder 2 to 3 Clippings, 1941 August-1942 November


Box 22 Folder 4 Dewey, Thomas E., 1942


Box 22 Folder 5 Jaeckle, Edwin F., 1942


Box 22 Folder 6 Contributions, 1942


Box 22 Folder 7 Statements and Handbills, 1942



Box 61 Folder 11 Statement of Operating Costs and Revenue from Power Plants, 1926-1940


Campaign, 1941



Box 23 Folder 1 Clippings, 1941


Box 23 Folder 2 Speeches and Statements, 1941


Campaign, 1940


Box 23 Folder 3 Memos and Speeches, 1940


Box 23 Folder 4 Clippings, 1940



Box 24 Folder 1 Campaign, 1938


Box 24 Folder 2 Correspondence, 1938


Box 24 Folder 3 Circulars, 1938


Box 24 Folder 4 to 5 Clippings, 20 October-, November 1938


Box 24 Folder 6 Clippings--Catholic Question, 1938


Box 24 Folder 7 Endorsements, 1938


Box 24 Folder 8 Press Releases, 1938


Box 24 Folder 9 Democratic Campaign Committee--Kings County Speakers Bureau, 1938



Box 60 Folder 9 Posters and Clippings, 1938



Box 25 Folder 1 Campaign--General, 1937


Box 25 Folder 2 Campaign--General, 1936


Box 25 Folder 3 Campaign--Circulars, 1936


Box 25 Folder 4 Campaign, 1932


Box 25 Folder 5 Catholic Charities, 1946-1947


Box 25 Folder 6 Charitable Contributions, 1946-1947


Box 25 Folder 7 to 8 Charles Poletti Power Project, 1991


Box 25 Folder 9 Child Labor, 1937


Box 25 Folder 10 Christmas and Other Greeting Cards, 1948-1963


Box 25 Folder 12 Citizens Union Reports and Pamphlets, 1928-1937


Box 25 Folder 13 Cloak and Suit Industry--Congratulations Upon Appointment as Impartial Chairman,, 1946


Cloak and Suit Industry



Box 26 Folder 1 Correspondence, 1946-1947


Box 26 Folder 2 Decisions and Contracts, 1946-1947


Box 26 Folder 3 Clippings, 1946-1947


Box 26 Folder 4 Commutations, 1943


Box 26 Folder 5 Gilmore Case, 1942-1943


Box 26 Folder 6 Hoffman, 1942-1943


Box 26 Folder 7 to 8 Statements and Speeches, 1942-1943


Box 26 Folder 9 Crank Files, 1942-1943


Box 26 Folder 10 Clippings, 1942-1943


Box 26 Folder 11 Clippings, 1946-1961


Box 26 Folder 12 Constitutional Convention, 1938


Box 26 Folder 13 Constitutional Convention--Clippings, 1938



Box 27 Folder 1 Constitutional Convention--General, 1938


Box 27 Folder 2 Council on Foreign Relations, 1950s



Folder 3 Decorations



Box 27 Folder 4 Gold Medal of the City of Rome, 1945


Box 27 Folder 5 Legion of Merit, undated


Box 27 Folder 6 Order of British Empire, 1910s-1940s


Box 27 Order of St. Gregory the Great, undated


Box 27 Folder 9 Reserve Officers Association of U.S., undated


Box 27 Folder 10 Veterans of Foreign Wars, 1943



Box 61 Folder 12 Order of the Crown of Italy, undated, 1940s



Box 27 Folder 11 Democratic National Convention, 1932


Discrimination


Box 27 Folder 12 General, 1938-1942


Box 27 Folder 13 Appointment of Negroes, 1939-1940


Box 27 Folder 14 Baseball Clippings, 1940


Box 27 Folder 15 N.Y. State Guard, 1942


Box 27 Folder 16 U.S. Military, 1940-1943



Box 28 Folder 1 C. Poletti and Corliss Lamont Diary Trip through the South, 1926


Box 28 Folder 2 "The Negro Problem"--Paper Result of Poletti Lamont Trip, by Corliss Lamont,, 1926


Box 28 Folder 3 Eastchester (St. Paul's Church), 1938


Box 28 Folder 4 Extradition--D. Blythe, 1942


Box 28 Folder 5 Foreign Policy Association, 1920s


Box 28 Folder 6 Governor's Committee on Fiscal Organization in New York State, 1960s


Box 28 Folder 7 Governorship Clippings, 1942 December


Housing


Box 28 Folder 8 Correspondence, 1938


Box 28 Folder 9 General and Clippings, 1938


Box 28 Folder 10 Speeches, 1937-1938


Box 28 Folder 11 Labor Relations Act, 1930s


Box 28 Folder 12 Legal Action--Vito Genovese in AMG, 1940s-1950s


Box 28 Folder 13 Legal and Business, 1940s-1950s



Box 29 Folder 1 Letterheads and Envelopes, undated


Box 29 Folder 2 Loyalty Oaths, 1930s


Box 29 Folder 3 Martin, George W.--Charges for Removal of, 1939


Box 29 Folder 4 Massena Power Line--Water Power, 1940s


Box 29 Folder 5 Membership Cards and Certificates, 1950s


Box 29 Folder 6 Masena Power Line, 1941-1942


Box 29 Folder 7 Mussolini, Benito, 1960s



Box 30 Folder 1 National Youth Administration, 1930s-1950s


Box 30 Folder 2 Newspaper List--Circulation and Political Slant, undated


Box 30 Folder 3 New York City--Employment Situation, 1942


Box 30 Folder 4 New York City Politics--Clippings, 1939-1940


NY State


Defense and War Council


Box 30 Folder 5 Applicants for Positions,1942


Box 30 Folder 6 General, 1940s undated


Box 30 Folder 7 War Council Official Bulletin, 1942 July-December


Box 30 Folder 8 Defense Bulletins, 1941-1942


Box 30 Folder 9 Printed Brochures, 1941


Box 30 Folder 10 Printed Brochures, 1942



Box 31 Folder 1 Clippings, 1940-1942



Folder 2 Trips



Box 31 Folder 3 Binghamton, Endicott, Hillcrest, Port Dickinson, 1941


Box 31 Folder 4 Buffalo, 1941-1942


Box 31 Folder 5 Elmira, Corning, Painted Post, 1941


Box 31 Folder 6 Long Island, 1941


Box 31 Folder 7 Massena, Canton, Ogdensburg, 1942


Box 31 Folder 8 Rochester, 1941


Box 31 Folder 9 Rome, Ilion, Utica, Oneida County, 1941


Box 31 Folder 10 Schenectady, 1941


Box 31 Folder 11 Syracuse, Onondaga County, 1941


Box 31 Folder 12 Utica, 1941-1942


Box 31 Folder 13 Westchester County, 1941


Democratic Platform


Box 31 Folder 14 Committee, 1958 August 1-17


Box 31 Folder 15 Committee, 1958 August 18-19


Box 31 Folder 16 General, 1958 July


Box 31 Folder 17 Charles Poletti Memoranda, 1958


Box 31 Folder 18 3rd Draft, 1958



Box 32 Folder 1 1st and 2nd Drafts, 1942


Box 32 Folder 2 General, 1942


Box 32 Folder 3 Correspondence, 1942 August 7-16


Box 32 Folder 4 Correspondence, 1942 August 17-27


Box 32 Folder 5 Draft Suggestions, 1942


Box 32 Folder 6 Drafts, 1942


Box 32 Folder 7 Reference Material and Clippings, 1942


Box 32 Folder 8 Democratic Platforms and Republican Platforms, 1932-1936


Box 32 Folder 9 Legislature, 1930s-1940s


Box 32 Folder 10 Politics--Clippings, 1943-1945



Box 33 Folder 1 Politics--Clippings, 1938-1940


Box 33 Folder 2 Niagara Falls Power Company, 1930s



Folder 3 to 7 Power Authority, 1957-1970



Box 60 Folder 10 Maps, 1948, 1957, 1948, 1957



Box 34 Folder 1 General, 1951-1954


Box 34 Folder 2 Clippings, 1955-1958


Box 34 Folder 3 Of the State of New York--Dedication of the Poletti Power Projects, Astoria, Gift of C.P.,, 1982



Folder 4 St. Lawrence Seaway Power Project



Box 34 Folder 5 General, 1941-1942



Box 35 Folder 1 to 4 General, 1938-1941


Box 35 Folder 5 San Remo Strike, 1930s


Box 35 Folder 6 Savings Bank Life Insurance, 1930s


Box 35 Folder 7 School Bus Transportation Bill, 1935-1937


Box 35 Folder 8 to 9 School Bus Transportation Bill Clippings, 1935-1936


Box 35 Folder 10 Supreme Court Appointment, 1937



Box 36 Folder 1 to 2 School Bus Transportation Bill Clippings, 1935


Box 36 Folder 3 Searches and Seizures, 1930s


Box 36 Folder 4 Special Secretary Applications, 1930s


Box 36 Folder 5 Supreme Court Clippings, 1937


Box 36 Folder 6 Supreme Court--"Proceedings on the Confirmation and Induction of Poletti as Justice of the Supreme Court, 1937


Box 36 Folder 7 Trip to Italy--Clippings, 1947


Box 36 Folder 8 Trip to the Soviet Union--Report, 1927


Box 36 Folder 9 Trips to Europe, 1924-1947


Box 36 Folder 10 Vatican Statuette of St. Peter, 1949-1954


Box 36 Folder 11 Visiting Cards and Social Announcements, undated



Box 37 Folder 1 WMCA Radio Broadcast--"Success Story,", 1941


Worlds Fair


Box 37 Folder 2 to 6 General, 1959-1962


Box 37 Folder 7 Christmas Greetings, 1962



Box 38 Folder 1 Christmas Greetings, 1962


Box 38 Folder 2 General, 1963


Box 38 Folder 3 Directors Meeting, 1963 April


Box 38 Folder 4 to 7 General, 1964



Box 39 Folder 1 to 3 General, 1964


Box 39 Folder 4 to 6 Christmas Greetings, 1964



Box 40 Folder 1 to 5 Clippings, 1965 April


Box 40 Folder 6 Directors Meeting, 1965 January


Box 40 Folder 7 1965 Reopening Press Kit, 1965 April, 1965, 1965 April


Box 40 Folder 8 General, 1966


Box 40 Folder 6 Directors Meeting, 1965 January



Box 41 Folder 1 Bureau of International Expositions, 1960s


Box 41 Folder 2 Ground-breaking Ceremonies, 1960s


Box 41 Folder 3 to 5 General, 1960s


Box 41 Folder 6 International Exhibits, 1960s


Box 41 Folder 7 Sukarno Visit, undated


Box 41 Folder 8 Travel and Pavilions, 1960s


Box 41 Folder 9 Itineraries, 1960s



Box 42 Folder 1 General, 1960s


Box 42 Folder 2 Bali, undated


Box 42 Folder 3 China (Taiwan), 1960s


Box 42 Folder 4 Colombia, 1960s


Box 42 Folder 5 India, 1960s


Box 42 Folder 6 Indonesia, 1960s


Box 42 Folder 7 Iran, 1960s


Box 42 Folder 8 Israel, 1960s


Box 42 Folder 9 Italy (Turin Center), 1960s


Box 42 Folder 10 Japan, 1960s


Box 42 Folder 11 Pakistan, 1960s


World Fair-Travel and Pavilions



Box 43 Folder 1 Sierra Leone, 1960s


Box 43 Folder 2 Sudan, 1960s


Box 43 Folder 3 Spain, 1960s


Box 43 Folder 4 Sweden, 1960s


Box 43 Folder 5 Switzerland, 1960s


Box 43 Folder 6 Syria, 1960s


Box 43 Folder 7 Thailand, 1960s


Box 43 Folder 8 Togo, 1960s


Box 43 Folder 9 Trinidad, 1960s


Box 43 Folder 10 Tunis, 1960s


Box 43 Folder 11 Turkey, 1960s


Box 43 Folder 12 United Arab Republic (Egypt), 1960s



Box 44 Folder 1 Uruguay, 1960s


Box 44 Folder 2 Vatican City, 1960s


Box 44 Folder 3 Venezuela, 1960s


Box 44 Folder 4 West African Trips, 1961

Series III: Harvard, 1920-1928

This series documents Poletti's experiences as an undergraduate at Harvard and later as a law student. It includes his notes, examinations, and papers from classes in economics, English, government, philosophy, and psychology, among others. It also holds three diaries covering Poletti's time in college and graduate school. Materials are filed by subject and document type.


Harvard College


Box 44 Folder 5 to 11 Economics--Notes and Exams, 1920s



Box 45 Folder 1 English A, Papers, undated


Box 45 Folder 2 English A, Exams, undated


Box 45 Folder 3 English A, Themes, 1920s


Box 45 Folder 4 Government 1, Notes and Exams, 1920s


Box 45 Folder 5 Philosophy A, Exams and Papers, undated


Box 45 Folder 6 Philosophy A, Notes, 1920s


Box 45 Folder 7 Psychology B, Notes, 1920s


Box 45 Folder 8 Psychology 16, Exams and Papers, 1920s


Box 45 Folder 9 Exams, Notes, Paper and a Diary, undated



Box 46 Folder 1 "The Attitude of the American Government…", undated


Box 46 Folder 2 "History of Albania 1914-1922,", 1923


Box 46 Folder 3 Harvard Law School--Paper: "The Judicial Review of Immigration…", 1920s



Box 56 Folder 7 Harvard College and Harvard Law--Diaries, 1925-1928 (3 diaries), 1925-1928

Series IV: Legal Briefs, 1940-1964

This small series contains legal briefs for cases on which Poletti served as an attorney. Some include Poletti's annotations. They are filed chronologically.



Folder 4 to 7 Legal Briefs, 1940s-1948



Box 47 Folder 1 to 5 1955-1964

Series V: Speeches and Press Releases, 1937-1947

This series is comprised primarily of campaign speeches given by Poletti at conventions and meetings, or over the radio. They cover topics such as public housing, discrimination, labor legislation, and civil and religious liberty. Several speeches present Poletti's experiences working with Herbert. H. Lehman. Files contain both drafts and completed speeches, arranged chronologically. An index can be found within each folder. The series also holds press releases announcing Poletti's actions as Lieutenant Governor and as acting Governor of New York, filed chronologically.


Box 47 Press Releases, 1939-1942



Folder 10 to 11 Speeches, 1937-1938



Box 48 Folder 1 1939-1941



Box 49 Folder 1 to 6 1941-1942



Box 50 Folder 1 to 3 1945-1947


Box 50 Folder 4 General, undated

Series VI: General, undated

The files in this series hold family manuscripts in Italian, notes, and other personal documents


Box 50 Folder 5 Correspondence, undated


Box 50 Folder 6 Family Manuscripts in Italian, undated


Box 50 Folder 7 Notes and Memos, undated


Box 50 Folder 8 Notes in Italian, undated


Box 50 Folder 9 Distinguished Service Certificate, 1945

Series VII: Jean E. Poletti, 1931-1964

This series is comprised of letters written by Poletti's wife, Jean Knox Ellis Poletti, written during the early years of their marriage. It also contains seven travel diaries chronicling her visits to many countries during the 1960s.


Correspondence


Box 50 Folder 9 to 10 1931-1934 ( Folders 1-2), 1931-1934



Box 51 Folder 1 to 6 1931-1935


Travel Diaries


Box 51 Folder 7 to 9 1960-1964



Box 52 Folder 1 Passport, 1960s

Series VIII: Articles by and About Charles Poletti, circa, 1930-1970

Articles written by Charles Poletti typically touch on political topics. Those written about him generally regard his post in Italy immediately following World War II. Articles on Poletti's career can also be found in Series XIII: Clipping Books.


Box 52 Folder 2 to 5 General, circa, 1930-1970



Box 61 Folder 13 1945-1960

Series IX: Photographs, 1920-1983

Some of these photographs are records of Charles Poletti's time in Italy during and following the Second World War, when he served in the Allied Military Government as a civil affairs officer. It also contains portraits of other politicians from the time, and images of Poletti with various members of his family, including his wife Jean. Several folders contain images that pertain to the 1964 World's Fair in New York City in 1964. Photographs can also be found throughout Series I: Correspondence.



Box 52 Folder 6 to 8 Allied Military Government, circa, 1945



Box 53 Allied Military Government, circa, 1945


Box 53 Davis, John W., undated


Box 53 Harriman, Averell, undated


Box 53 Johnson, Lyndon B., undated


Box 53 Lehman, Herbert H., undated


Box 53 Poletti, Charles--Portraits, undated


Box 53 Poletti, Charles and Jean E., undated


Box 53 Poletti, Charles and Jean with Children, undated


Box 53 Poletti Family, 1920-1983


Box 53 Roosevelt, Franklin D., undated


Box 53 Stimson, Henry L., undated


World's Fair


Box 53 Album I, circa, 1964



Box 54 Folder 1 to 6 Album I-IV, circa, 1964



Box 55 Folder 1 to 3 Album IV-V, 1963-1965


Box 55 Folder 6 Memorabilia Album


Box 55 Folder 7 World's Fair Miscellaneous, 1964-1965


Box 55 Folder 8 to 9 Miscellaneous, 1924-1965


Box 55 Folder 10 Newspaper Clippings, 1937-1940



Box 58 Negatives, undated



Box 60 Folder 11 Harvard College Class of 1924 Reunion, 1939, 1924, 1939


Box 60 Folder 12 Group Photos and Statue, 1933-1936



Box 61 Folder 1 Allied Military Government, 1944-1945


Box 61 Folder 2 Coat and Suit Industry, 1946


Box 61 Folder 3 Turkey Cabinet Luncheon, 1932


Box 61 Folder 4 Poletti, Charles--Portraits, 1939


Box 61 Folder 5 World's Fair Album II--Aerial View of Grounds, 1964


Box 61 Folder 6 World's Fair Album III--General, circa, 1964


Box 61 Folder 7 World's Fair Album IV--Aerial Views of Grounds, circa, 1964



Box 63 Cave Ardeatine Massacre--Photo Album, 1944



Box 64 Folder 1 to 3 "For Those Who Produced the New York World's Fair, 1964-1965"--Photo Album,, 1965


Box 64 Folder 4 Poletti's Visit to Asuncion, Paraguay--Photo Album, 1961



Box 65 Korea Trip--Photo Album, undated



Box 84 Poletti at Desk--Nitrate Negatives, undated

Series X: Memorabilia, circa, 1915-1965

This collection of materials including address books, diaries, passports, campaign buttons, and other personal effects belonging to Charles Poletti, as well as certificates and plaques awarded to him.



Box 56 Folder 1 Address and Date Books, 1929-1943


Box 56 Folder 2 to 3 Certificates, 1938-1965


Box 56 Folder 4 Passports, circa, 1915


Box 56 Folder 5 Regalia, undated



Box 58 Medals and Buttons, circa, 1920-1960



Box 60 Folder 13 Cartoons by Rollin Kirby, 1938


Box 60 Folder 14 Certificates, 1930-1969



Box 61 Folder 8 Diplomas, 1926


Box 61 Folder 9 Certificates, 1933-1953



Box 62 Leather Desk Set taken by Charles Poletti from Mussolini's Desk at Villa Feltrinella, Lake Garda, Italy--Includes Unidentified Photographs and Correspondence in Italian,, 1945


Box 62 Bound Volume of Newspaper Sicilia Liberata with Inscription to Poletti, 1944



Box 64 Folder 6 New York World's Fair Guestbook, 1964-1965


Box 64 Folder 7 World's Fair Nametag, 1964



Box 59 N.Y. World's Fair--Banner, 1964



Box 73 Wartime Postcards, 1942-1945



Box 74 Postcards, circa, 1945


Plaques



Box 78 Coordinating Council of 213 Cooperatives, 1957


Box 78 Clothing Manufacturers Association, 1963



Box 83 Folder 1 Certificate on Vellum, 1945



Box Lehman Suite Marble Bust of Poletti

Series XI: Audiotapes and Films, 1939-1964

The audio tapes and films in this series pertain to the 1939 and 1964 New York World's Fairs. They include a speech Poletti gave about the 1939 Fair and interview with Poletti about his involvement in the 1964 Fair, among others.


Audiotapes



Box 56 Folder 6 Barry Gray Show, 1964



Box 57 Folder 1 Foreign Press Conference, 1963


Box 57 Folder 2 Korean Industrial Exposition, 1962


Box 57 Folder 3 Overseas Press Club, 1963


Box 57 Folder 4 C. Poletti Interview, 1964


Box 57 Folder 5 C. Poletti Speech--1939 World's Fair


Film


Box 57 Folder 6 "To Build a Fair"

Series XII: Records, 1937-1964

This series holds speeches and interviews with Poletti recorded on record albums, including talks on low-cost housing, anti-corruption, and a report on the 1964 World's Fair. It also contains a number of popular music records owned by Poletti.



Box 75 Testimonial Dinner for Charles Poletti with Speech by Herbert H. Lehman, 1937 February 25 (8 records), 1937 February 25


Poletti Speeches


Box 75 "Partnership in Nationwide Low-Cost Housing," 1938 February 2 (2 records), 1938 February 2


Box 75 "Pythianism and Americanism," 1939 February 19 (2 records), 1939 February 19


Box 75 Memorial Service for Colonel Vigo, 1939 February 24 (2 records), 1939 February 24


Box 75 "Anti-Corruption Program,", 1939 February 25


Box 75 "Legislation and Government," 1939 February 25 (3 records, 2 copies), 1939 February 25


Box 75 "New York State Czechoslovak Day,", 1940 March 7



Box 76 State Police Conference, 1940 August 13 (5 records), 1940 August 13


Box 76 Poletti Gubernatorial Inauguration, 1942 December 2 (2 records), 1942 December 2


Box 76 Unknown Poletti Speech, 1947 September 10


Box 76 "World's Fair Report"--Interview Featuring Bill Berns, Charles Poletti, Douglas Beaton, and Gates Davison,, 1963 July 26


Box 76 Robert Moses at Massena, N.Y., 1963 September 18


Box 76 "The Tex McCrary Program"--Interview, 1964 February 28



Box 77 Popular Music, circa 1940-1960 (15 records), 1940-1960

Series XIII: Clipping Books, 1933-1948

Series XIII is comprised of clipping books containing newspaper articles about Poletti. Most were collected systematically by press clipping agencies, and the 1940-1942 books contain a near complete record of Poletti's appearances in New York newspapers. Books are arranged chronologically.



Box 66 Scrapbook I, 1933-1936



Box 67 Scrapbook II-III, 1934-1937 (2 scrapbooks), 1934-1937



Box 72 Campaign, 1938



Box 66 1938 Campaign Clippings and Photographs, 1938, 1938, 1938



Box 68 Clippings Scrapbook, 1939



Box 69 Clippings Scrapbook, 1940



Box 70 Clippings Scrapbook, 1941



Box 71 Clippings Scrapbook, 1941-1942



Box 72 Scrapbook, 1947-1948

Series XIV: Oral History, 1978

This series contains transcripts and tapes of Poletti's oral history, which was recorded in 1978.


Transcripts



Box 79 Copy 1, 1978



Box 80 Copy 2, 1978



Box 81 Final Copy, 1978


Audio Recordings



Box 82 Audiocassettes 1-9, 1978


Box 82 Reels 1-2, R1-R3, 1978