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At a Glance
Correspondence of Dwight D. Eisenhower and his friend Bermingham who first met when Eisenhower became President of Columbia. During his tenure as Columbia's President and later, as commander of the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Eisenhower exchanged long letters with Bermingham, outlining in detail his views of world affairs. When Eisenhower became President of the United States, the correspondence continued, and the two men met at least twice at the White House. The collection also includes a photograph of Eisenhower, inscribed to Bermingham; letters to Bermingham from Antonio Bermúdez, director of PEMEX, and Alexander Makinsky, president of the Coca Cola Export Corporation in Paris; and some correspondence between Bermingham and Eisenhower's aides.
Using the Collection
Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Restrictions on Access
This collection is located on-site.
The Eisenhower Library (letter, 1970 March 27) originally closed 41 letters in the collection. According to the Eisenhower Library, this was due to a donor restriction (letter to K. Lohf from Don Wilson, Acting Director, 1976 March 11) and the Eisenhower Library could not release them. A later letter from Wilson dated 1976 April 6 released all but four of the original 41 closed letters. These four letters are closed indefinitely, and are noted in the container list.
There is no Volume 2 Item 29 listed in the original pdf finding aid.
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.
Ownership and Custodial History
Gift of the estate of Edward J. Bermingham, 1962.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Surveyed Christina Hilton Fenn 04/05/89.
2020-07-16 EAD document created by CCR.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Bermingham (Columbia College, 1909) was a prominent investment banker, member of an advisory board at Columbia University.