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Lawrence A. Wien papers, 1954-1982

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#1343
Bib ID 4079665 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Wien, Lawrence A., 1905-1988
Title Lawrence A. Wien papers, 1954-1982
Physical Description 60 linear feet (128 boxes and 1 oversize folder)
Language(s) Material is in English.
Access

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Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into 14 series: Series I: Personal Files; Series II: L. A. Wien Foundation, Inc. Files; Series III: Charles and Rosanna Batchelor Memorial, Inc. Files; Series IV: Committee to Increase Corporate Philanthropic Giving Files; Series V: Foundation for Improvement of Housing Arrangements for Official Foreign; Series VI: Miscellaneous Philanthropic Interests Files; Series VII: Brandeis University Files; Series VIII: Columbia University Files; Series IX: Miscellaneous Studies and Publications; Series X: Performing Arts (Individual Productions) Files; Series XI: Lincoln Center Files; Series XII: Apestuck Golf Club Construction Corp. Files; Series XIII: Con Edison's Summary Reports to Trustees Files; Series XIV: Memorabilia

Description

Summary

Correspondence, documents, financial records and memorabilia. The personal correspondence of Lawrence A. Wien, 1960-1983; including memoirs and notes on interests both personal and financial. The Lawrence A. Wien Foundation files include correspondence, 1958-1976, information on the Foundation's 10-year trust, and information on tax returns. Files for the Charles and Rosanna Batchelor Memorial fund consist of general correspondence, grant requests, and miscellaneous financial documents. The Committee to Increase Corporate Philanthropic Giving files comprise a large part of the collection. Among the numerous individual corporations represented are the American Broadcasting Company and the Zale Company. Wien's Foundation for the Improvement of Housing Arrangements for Official Foreign Personnel has personal files for each person receiving the Foundation's benefits, guarantees for those individuals, and letters ment to solicit funds from various corporations

In addition to information on other philanthropic interests, the collection contains Wien's dealings with Brandeis University, including correspondence, estate records, and folders on investors in the Wien International Scholarship Program (WISP). There are also Columbia University files including correspondence, 1967-1975, investment schedules for Wien's.

There are also Columbia University files including correspondence, 1967-1975, investment schedules for Wien's Scholarship program at the Columbia Law School, and several lottery tickets in connection with his philanthropy to Columbia. Wiens's interests in the media and perfroming arts are represented in files on the Educational Broadcasting Corporation, Institute of International Education, and various dramatic productions he sponsored, including "Fiddler on the Roof" "Music Man" and "Zorba the Greek" as well as his dealings with Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. Also included is material on his involvement in the construction of the Apestuck Golf Club and his term as a Con Edison trustee. The collection also contains some personal memorabilia.

Using the Collection

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Restrictions on Access

This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least two 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); Lawrence A. Wien 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

processed MW 08/29/1990.

Revision Description

2010-04-02 Legacy finding aid created from Pro Cite.

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

Subject Headings

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Albums (books) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Annual reports Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Applications Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bills (financial) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Certificates Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Directories Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Financial records Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Insurance policies Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Invitations Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Leases Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Memorabilia Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Plaques Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Prospectuses Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
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Speeches Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Stock certificates Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Tax returns Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Tickets Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
minutes (administrative records) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Benefactors Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Brandeis University Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Businessmen Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Charitable giving Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
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College trustees Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Columbia University Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Consolidated Edison Company of New York, inc Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Endowments Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Institute of International Education (New York, N.Y.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lawyers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Musical theater Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Philanthropists Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Scholarships Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Trustee, Columbia University, 1966-1972 (Columbia B.A., 1925; LLB, 1927). Philanthropist, lawyer and entrepreneur.