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Leo Lerman papers, 1893-2012, bulk 1937-1994

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Series IV: Personal Files

This series is comprised of Lerman's personal files, including juvenalia, personal documents, journals, and datebooks. Also included are a small number of books that had personal significance to Lerman.


Subseries IV.1: General Personal Files, 1936-1994

This subseries includes files and documents relating to Lerman's personal life, including some of his school assignments, as well as early writings and personal documents such as passports. The subseries also includes material about to his various homes, and documentation relating to his finances and end-of-life decisions.


Juvenalia



Box 76 General


Box 76 Writings, (2 Folders)


Box 76 Poetry and Sketches


Box 76 Newtown High School, (4 Folders)


Box 76 Poetry, 1936-1938


Box 76 Personal-- General


Box 76 Personal Documents

(Birth Certificate, Passports, etc.)


Box 76 Social Security


Box 76 Recipes


Box 76 Will


Financial Documents


Box 76 General, 1988-1994



Box 77 Account Books, 1943-1986



Box 76 Book Receipts, 1951-1952


Box 76 Donations, 1940-1993


Box 76 Lerman International Studies Award, 1992-1994, (5 Folders)


Box 76 Yale Scholarship


Residences


Box 76 Gramercy Park Hotel, 1986


Box 76 East End Avenue


Box 76 East 88th Street


Box 76 1453 Lexington, 1453


Box 76 205 W. 57th Street-- The Osborne


Box 76 Chelsea Mini Storage


Box 76 Photographs of Lerman

(mostly published photographs-- the bulk of photographs can be found in Series V: Photographs)


Box 76 Drawings and Paintings of Lerman


Box 76 Memorabilia


Box 76 Lerman Memorial Tribute, 1994, (2 Folders)


Social Events and Parties



Box 78 Invitations to Events Hosted by Others, (4 Folders)


Box 78 Invitation Lists and Menus for Parties Thrown by Lerman, 1940-1994, (87 Folders)


Subseries IV.2: Journals, 1940-1994

Lerman's journals comprise the bulk of the series. The journals, generally small notebooks, consist of diary entries and research notes for ongoing projects, as well as clippings, memorabilia and other inserted material. Most of the journals include notes penciled in by Stephen Pascal that provide explication of Lerman's abbreviations and personal short hand notations, as well as, on occasion, contextual information about the events described in the journals.



Box 79 Miscellaneous Items found with Journals


Box 79 1940-1950 August



Box 80 1951 January-1955 March



Box 81 1955 May- 1965 February, 1955, 1965 February



Box 82 1965 February- 1971 May, 1965, 1971 May



Box 83 1971 May- 1973 June, 1971, 1973 June



Box 84 1973 June- 1978 February, 1973, 1978 February



Box 85 1978 May- 1983 January, 1978, 1983 January



Box 86 1983 January- 1987 June, 1983, 1987 June



Box 87 1987 May- 1992 August, 1987, 1992 August


Subseries IV.3 Address and Date Books, 1943-1994

This subseries includes Lerman's Datebooks and Address Books. His datebooks give detailed information about his appointments, both business and personal throughout his career.



Box 88 Address Books


Date Books



Box 89 1943-1963



Box 90 1965-1984



Box 91 1985-1994



Box 92 Books