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Eugene H. Nickerson papers, 1955-1970

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0935
Bib ID 4079166 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Nickerson, Eugene H (Eugene Hoffman), 1918-
Title Eugene H. Nickerson papers, 1955-1970
Physical Description 290 boxes (290 boxes 10 oversize)
Language(s) English .
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Arrangement

Arrangement

Selected materials cataloged reaminder listed and arranged. Collection is arranged in 6 series.

Description

Summary

Personal, administrative, political, and investigative files of Nickerson. The papers deal almost entirely with his eight years as County Executive, and consist of correspondence, memoranda, manuscripts of speeches, notes, press releases, photographs, and clippings. Among the major correspondents are James A. Farley, Hubert H. Humphrey, Robert F. Kennedy, Edward I. Koch, and Percy E. Sutton. The Investigation Files, which amount to nearly half the collection, document investigation into corruption and mismanagement in numerous Long Island businesses and governmental departments. These investigations, instigated and overseen by Nickerson, were carried out largely by the Commissioner of Accounts, Milton Lipson, and later by Samuel Greason, the first governmental ombudsman in the United States. These files consist primarily of memoranda, transcripts of hearings, payroll and financial accounts, notes, and tape recordings.

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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); Eugene H. Nickerson 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

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 08/--/89.

Revision Description

June 2020 PDF replaced with full finding aid, YH

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"
Budgets Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Clippings (Information Artifacts) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Correspondence Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Financial records Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lists Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Memorabilia Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Memoranda Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographic prints Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Plaques Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Press releases Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Reports Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Sound recordings Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Speeches (documents) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Taxes Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Video recordings (physical artifacts) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Criminal investigation -- New York (State) -- Nassau County Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Farley, James A. (James Aloysius), 1888-1976 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Governmental investigations -- New York (State) -- Nassau County Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Greason, Samuel Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Humphrey, Hubert H (Hubert Horatio), 1911-1978 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Kennedy, Robert F., 1925-1968 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Koch, Ed, 1924-2013 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lawyers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lipson, Milton Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Long Island (N.Y.) -- Commerce Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Nassau County (N.Y.) -- Politics and government Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Nassau County Executive (N.Y.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Sutton, Percy E Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Lawyer, Nassau County Executive, 1962-1970. Columbia University LL.B., 1943.