Nathan Straus papers

Title
Nathan Straus papers, 1840-1990, bulk (1865-1930).
Author
Straus, Nathan, 1848-1931.
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Reel 1: Box 17- Clippings of the U.S. 1907 Jul. - 1908 March; Untitled Scrapbook [Clippings from U.S.A.] 1907 Jan. - 1908 Oct.; Scrapbook, Clippings of Europe 1907 May - 1908 Feb.Moving imagePermit neededAvailable*ZL-377 Reel 1: Box 17- Clippings of the U.S. 1907 Jul. - 1908 March; Untitled Scrapbook [Clippings from U.S.A.] 1907 Jan. - 1908 Oct.; Scrapbook, Clippings of Europe 1907 May - 1908 Feb.Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
Reel 2: Box 18 - [Clippings from U.S.A.] (II Vol..) 1908; Clippings of U.S.A. (II Vol. ) 1908; Clippings of Europe (III Vol.) 1908; Clippings of Canada 1908Moving imagePermit neededAvailable*ZL-377 Reel 2: Box 18 - [Clippings from U.S.A.] (II Vol..) 1908; Clippings of U.S.A. (II Vol. ) 1908; Clippings of Europe (III Vol.) 1908; Clippings of Canada 1908Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
Reel 6: Scrapbook #2 (1890-1894)Moving imagePermit neededAvailable*ZL-377 Reel 6: Scrapbook #2 (1890-1894)Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
Reel 7: Scrapbook, 1894-1906Moving imagePermit neededAvailable*ZL-377 Reel 7: Scrapbook, 1894-1906Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
Reel 8: "Clippings of Europe, Vol. II, [Feb. - June 1908].Moving imagePermit neededAvailable*ZL-377 Reel 8: "Clippings of Europe, Vol. II, [Feb. - June 1908].Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
Reel 9: Milk and General Philanthropy, Vol. III, 1894.Moving imagePermit neededAvailable*ZL-377 Reel 9: Milk and General Philanthropy, Vol. III, 1894.Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328

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Description
13 linear feet (26 boxes, 19 v.)
Genre/Form
  • Photographs.
  • Scrapbooks.
Access (note)
  • Restricted access;
  • Microfilm must be used in lieu of originals when available.
Additional Formats (note)
  • available on microfilm;
Source (note)
  • Straus, Flora; Virginia Straus Bersohn; Nathan Straus Jr.; Ann Straus Gertler
Biography (note)
  • Nathan Straus (1848-1931) was a German-born New York City businessman and philanthropist.
Language (note)
  • in German and French.
Processing Action (note)
  • Surveyed
  • Cataloging updated
Call Number
MssCol 2906
Author
Straus, Nathan, 1848-1931.
Title
Nathan Straus papers, 1840-1990, bulk (1865-1930).
Additional Formats
Selected scrapbooks; available on microfilm; New York Public Library; *ZL-377
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 when available.
Summary
Collection consists of correspondence, writings, scrapbooks, photographs, and printed matter concerning Straus and his family. Topics include milk pasteurization, tuberculosis prevention, Zionism, public health, infant mortality, and relief for earthquake victims in Italy in 1909. Writings consist of manuscript, typescript and printed speeches and articles by Straus on milk pasteurization and tuberculosis. Scrapbooks contain letters, documents, photographs, and printed materials documenting Straus's political and business careers, his philanthropic activities, his interest in trotting horses, and family and personal matters including the deaths of his brother and sister-in-law, Isidor and Ida Straus, on the Titanic in 1912.
Biography
Nathan Straus (1848-1931) was a German-born New York City businessman and philanthropist. After making his fortune as a partner in the New York department stores Abraham and Straus and R.H. Macy and Co., Straus, with his wife Lina Gutherz Straus, turned to philanthropy. He advocated milk pasteurization to check the spread of tuberculosis, opening the Nathan Straus Pasteurized Milk Laboratory in New York in 1892; founded the Tuberculosis Preventorium for Children in New Jersey in 1909; supported Jewish colonization efforts in Palestine; and provided relief for the poor during economic and natural disasters. Straus served as Park Commissioner in New York City from 1889 to 1893, as president of the New York City Board of Health in 1898, and in 1894 refused the Democratic nomination for mayor.
Language
Some materials in German and French.
Finding Aids
Collection guide available in repository and on internet.
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Occupation
Philanthropists.
Added Author
Aaronsohn, Aaron, 1876-1919.
Barondess, Joseph.
Brisbane, Arthur, 1864-1936.
Grant, Hugh J.
Straus, Lina Gutherz, 1854-1930.
Szold, Henrietta, 1860-1945.
LCCN
ms 79001878
Research Call Number
MssCol 2906
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