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Series I: Binders
At a Glance
This collection is arranged into 4 series.
Papers on banking and finance, especially relating to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
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Restrictions on Access
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.
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.
Research to be published which is based upon or which employs quotations from material in the Harrison Papers must be submitted to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York for review prior to publication as of January 1968.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); George Leslie Harrison papers on the Federal Reserve System; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source of acquisition--Harrison, George Leslie. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--07/18/57. Accession number--M-57-07-18.
Gift - George Leslie Harrison - 18 July 1957. Gift of Mrs. George Leslie Harrison, 1959
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 06/--/89. Processed by the Rare Book & Manuscript Library staff, 1957; Revised by BRC and PMW.
2010-02-11 Legacy finding aid created from Pro Cite.
2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Lawyer, financial expers. Harrison was legal secretary to Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, 1913-1914; Assistant General Counsel, and the Counsel, Federal Reserve Board, Washington, D.C., 1914-1920; Counsel and Deputy Governor, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, 1920-1928; Governor and President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, 1928-1941; President, New York Life Insurance Company, 1941-1948; and Chairman of the Board, New York Life Insurance Company, 1948-1953. His career also included activities for the American Red Cross and trusteeship of Columbia University.