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

Series IV: Personal Files, 1936-1994

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.

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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.


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


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