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Edward J. Bermingham collection, 1948-1957

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0110
Bib ID 4079201 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Bermingham, Edward J. (Edward John), 1887-1958
Title Edward J. Bermingham collection, 1948-1957
Physical Description 2.5 linear feet (2 boxes 5 volumes)
Language(s) English .
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.

Arrangement

Arrangement

Cataloged.

Description

Summary

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

Processing Information

Surveyed Christina Hilton Fenn 04/05/89.

Revision Description

2020-07-16 EAD document created by CCR.

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"
Photographic prints Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Bankers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bermúdez, Antonio J. Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Coca Cola Export Corporation (Paris, France) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Columbia University -- Administration Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Columbia University -- Presidents Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Eisenhower, Dwight D (Dwight David), 1890-1969 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Makinsky, Alexander Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Petróleos Mexicanos Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Presidents -- United States Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Bermingham (Columbia College, 1909) was a prominent investment banker, member of an advisory board at Columbia University.