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James Speyer papers

Title
James Speyer papers, 1896-1972, bulk (1911-1939).
Author
Speyer, James, 1861-1941.
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Mixed materialPermit needed *ZL-465Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328

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Description
4 linear feet (5 boxes).
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Photographs.
  • Scrapbooks.
Access (note)
  • Restricted access;
  • Microfilm must be used in lieu of originals.
Additional Formats (note)
  • Entire collection available on microfilm;
Biography (note)
  • James Speyer (1861-1941) was an American banker who was actively involved with many social, educational and cultural organizations in New York City.
Language (note)
  • in German.
Call Number
MssCol 2845
Author
Speyer, James, 1861-1941.
Title
James Speyer papers, 1896-1972, bulk (1911-1939).
Additional Formats
Entire collection available on microfilm; New York Public Library; *ZL-465
Summary
Collection consists of correspondence, scrapbooks, photographs, and miscellaneous papers. Correspondence is mostly personal; scrapbooks contain clippings reflecting the involvement of the Speyers in the business and social life of New York City and in the various organizations to which they belonged, photographs, printed matter, and ephemera. Miscellaneous papers include speeches and address by Speyer, genealogical and biographical notes, photographs, clippings, and printed matter.
Restricted Access
Restricted access; Manuscripts and Archives Division; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Access
Microfilm must be used in lieu of originals.
Biography
James Speyer (1861-1941) was an American banker who was actively involved with many social, educational and cultural organizations in New York City. He was one of the founders of the University Settlement Society, the first settlement house in the U.S. He helped to found the Provident Loan Society, the Economic Club of New York, the American Museum of Safety, and the Museum of the City of New York. Among philanthropic and civic activities of Speyer and his wife were the Speyer School at Columbia University, the Ellin Prince Speyer Hospital for Animals (founded by his wife), the United Hospital Fund, the Salvation Army, and the New York World's Fair Finance Committee.
Language
Some correspondence in German.
Connect to:
Occupation
Bankers.
Philanthropists.
Added Author
Speyer, Ellin Prince Lowry, -1921.
Aqueduct Guard Citizen's Committee.
Ellin Prince Speyer Hospital for Animals.
Museum of the City of New York.
Speyer School. Columbia University.
United Hospital Fund of New York.
University Settlement Society.
Research Call Number
MssCol 2845
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