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At a Glance
The collection consists of addresses, press releases, memoranda proclamations, and other papers by and in regard to Charles Seymour Whitman (1868-1347) who was the District Attorney of New York County from 1910 to 1914 and Governor of New York State from 1915 to 1918. The material ranges in date from 1910 to 1937. The material is confined for the most part to drafts of the Governor's speeches to various groups on such subjects as the NEW YORK STATE PENAL CODE, unification of state laws, public health, education, and agriculture. Also, a typed memorandum on Whitman's ancestry and a few miscellaneous items. There are not papers or correspondence of a personal nature in the collection. The material is mostly in typescript. There is also a microfilm of Lt. Charles F. Becker's testimony in the Rosenthal murder case.
Using the Collection
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Restrictions on Access
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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.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Charles S. Whitman papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
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Type of reproduction--Microfilm in part
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source of acquisition--Oral History Project. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1950. Accession number--M-50.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 09/--/89.
August 2020 PDF replaced with full finding aid, YH
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Charles Seymour Whitman was District Attorney of New York County, 1910-1914, Governor of New York State, 1915-1918.