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Seth Low papers, 1870-1930

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#2025
Bib ID 4079050 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Low, Seth, 1850-1916
Title Seth Low papers, 1870-1930
Physical Description 145 boxes
Language(s) English .
Access

This collection has no restrictions.

Cataloged correspondence boxes CC2-CC36 are located onsite. Cataloged correspondence box 1 is missing (7/20/19). Flatboxes 288 and 289 are located onsite. The following boxes are located off-site, and 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: Boxes 13-175; scrapbook boxes I-XV; one box checkbooks; one box printed books. Note that boxes 1-12 do not exist. Letterbooks V-VII are missing (7/20/19).

Arrangement

Description

Summary

Correspondence and papers of Low. Both sides of the correspondence are almost intact from 1890 on, with copies of outgoing letters for the two previous decades. There are also four letterpress copybooks, numerous scrapbooks of clippings relating to Low's career and activities, a large number of photographs and other memorabilia, and printed and manuscript copies of many of Low's speeches. Also, contains ten boxes of Annie Low's (Mrs. Seth Low) business and financial correspondence, invitations and regrets, requests for donations, and bills for the period 1914 to 1930.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Conditions Governing Access

This collection has no restrictions.

Cataloged correspondence boxes CC2-CC36 are located onsite. Cataloged correspondence box 1 is missing (7/20/19). Flatboxes 288 and 289 are located onsite. The following boxes are located off-site, and 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: Boxes 13-175; scrapbook boxes I-XV; one box checkbooks; one box printed books. Note that boxes 1-12 do not exist. Letterbooks V-VII are missing (7/20/19).

Related Materials

See also the Seth Low Speeches: Finding aid.

Ownership and Custodial History

Portions of Low's earlier official correspondence were distributed by Mrs. Low shortly before her death in 1929 and are now probably lost.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 08/--/89.

(For reference only) Legacy PDF finding aid: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/libraries/inside/projects/findingaids/scans/pdfs/29_LI-LU_32.pdf

Revision Description

2020-02-10 Finding aid encoded from PDF. kws

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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Genre/Form

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Correspondence Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Letterpress copybooks Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographic prints Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) -- Politics and government Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.). Mayor Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
College presidents Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Columbia College (New York, N.Y.) -- Presidents Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Families -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Low, Annie Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
New York (N.Y.) -- Politics and government Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
New York (N.Y.) -- Social life and customs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
New York (N.Y.). Mayor Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Politicians Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Scrapbooks Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Universities and colleges -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Mayor of Brooklyn, Mayor of New York, and President of Columbia College (later Columbia University), 1890-1901.