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Stanley Myer Isaacs papers, 1938-1989

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0651
Bib ID 4078833 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Isaacs, Stanley M (Stanley Myer), 1882-1962 ; Holmes, John Haynes, 1879-1964 ; La Guardia, Fiorello H (Fiorello Henry), 1882-1947 ; Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948 ; Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962
Title Stanley Myer Isaacs papers, 1938-1989
Physical Description 6 linear feet (6 linear feet 11 boxes)
Language(s) English .
Access

Boxes 2-11 of this collection as housed off site. You will need to request this material at least two business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

This collection has no restrictions.

Arrangement

Arrangement

Selected items cataloged, remainder arranged.

Description

Summary

Correspondence, manuscripts, subject files, biographical material, photograph, personal property, audio cassettes, and memorabilia. Among the cataloged correspondence are letters from John Haynes Holmes, Fiorello Henry LaGuardia, Edith Kermit Roosevelt, and Eleanor Roosevelt. The arranged correspondence is filed chronologically with annual folders for materials from Isaacs' terms as Manhattan Borough President and bulk date folders for general, personal and topical correspondence. There is a file of correspondence with Mrs. Edith S. Isaacs concerning her biography of Stanley M. Isaacs"Love Affair with a City." Also includes manuscripts by her, and other material relating to her and her charitable work. Addresses, essays and lectures are included in the manuscript files. Among the subject files are campaign materials for the City Councilman elections, 1937, 1941, 1957, etc. There is a brochure from the Dedication of the East River Drive (June 18, 1940) and the New Municipal Asphalt Plant (May 24, 1944), as well as newspaper clippings and other printed political pamphlets and reports. The biographical materials include facts for speakers, personal legal papers and memorial statements. There are three photographs. A leather portfolio and a collection of memorabilia including awards, certificates, plaques, and medals

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

Boxes 2-11 of this collection as housed off site. You will need to request this material at least two 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); Stanley Myer Isaacs papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Processed 06/27/89 HH

Additions processed by Patrick Lawlor.

Revision Description

2009-06-26 File created.

2013-10-22 Addition processed and EAD file created by Patrick Lawlor.

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

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Politicians -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Columbia A.B. 1903, A.M. 1904. Lawyer and municipal official. President Borough of Manhattan January 1938 - December 1941. President of City Council 1941-1962.