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Vincent Astor Foundation records

Title
Vincent Astor Foundation records, ca.1900-1998.
Author
Vincent Astor Foundation.
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Vol/DateFormatAccessStatusCall NumberLocation
r.1: Box 264Mixed materialPermit neededAvailable*ZL-498 r.1: Box 264Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
Mixed materialPermit neededAvailableMssCol 3615Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328

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Description
153 linear ft. (307 boxes, 62 volumes).
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Photographs.
  • Scrapbooks.
  • Video recordings.
Access (note)
  • Advance notice required. Apply at http://www.nypl.org/mssref
Additional Formats (note)
  • available on microfilm;
  • Microfilm must be used in lieu of originals when available.
Source (note)
  • Vincent Astor Foundation, 1998
Biography (note)
  • The Vincent Astor Foundation was established in New York City in 1948 by Vincent Astor for the purpose of "alleviating human misery."
Processing Action (note)
  • Cataloged
Call Number
MssCol 3615
Author
Vincent Astor Foundation.
Title
Vincent Astor Foundation records, ca.1900-1998.
Additional Formats
Series III. Annual reports (box 264) available on microfilm; New York Public Library; *ZL-498
Restricted Access
Advance notice required. Apply at http://www.nypl.org/mssref
Additional Formats
Microfilm must be used in lieu of originals when available.
Restricted Access
Series IX. Restricted Records are sealed until 2024.
Summary
The collection consists chiefly of records of financial grants awarded to charitable and non-profit organizations, mainly in New York City. Grants were awarded to libraries, museums, schools, universities, settlement houses, and various civic and community improvement groups. The records reflect Mrs. Astor's personal participation in the awarding of the foundation's grants. Included also are personal papers of Mrs. Astor relating to her civic and philanthropic activities. Among these papers are correspondence, scrapbooks, photographs, and videotapes recording her appearances on network television shows.
Biography
The Vincent Astor Foundation was established in New York City in 1948 by Vincent Astor for the purpose of "alleviating human misery." Mrs. Brooke Russell Astor, widow of Vincent Astor, served as president of the foundation from 1960 until its dissolution in 1997.
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Astor, Vincent, 1891-1959.
Astor, Brooke.
Research Call Number
MssCol 3615
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