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New York Times Company Records. Adolph S. Ochs papers, (bulk 1904-1933).

Title
New York Times Company Records. Adolph S. Ochs papers, 1853-2006 (bulk 1904-1933).
Author
New York Times Company.
Supplementary Content
Finding Aid

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Description
78 linear feet (137 boxes, 189 volumes, 8 oversize folders, 1 tube).
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Artifacts.
  • Blueprints.
  • Maps.
  • Motion pictures (visual works)
  • Photographs.
  • Scrapbooks.
Access (note)
  • Advance notice required. Apply at http://www.nypl.org/mssref
  • Access to artifacts requires advance permission of the Curator of Manuscripts.
Biography (note)
  • Adolph Simon Ochs (1858-1935) was an American newspaperman and the publisher of the New York Times for almost forty years, from 1896 to 1935.
Language (note)
  • Some items in German, French and Spanish.
Provenance (note)
  • The Adolph S. Ochs papers were transferred to the New York Public Library from the Archives of the New York Times Company.
Call Number
MssCol 17781
Author
New York Times Company.
Title
New York Times Company Records. Adolph S. Ochs papers, 1853-2006 (bulk 1904-1933).
Summary
The Adolph Simon Ochs papers contain correspondence, letterpress books, scrapbooks, financial records, blueprints, maps, land surveys, photographs, honorary degrees and awards presented to Ochs, and other material related to his personal life and career as a newspaperman and publisher. Every aspect of Ochs's life is reflected in the collection, from childhood photographs to testimonials sent to his family after his death. The main areas of focus in the collection are Och's ownership and direction of the Chattanooga Times, the New York Times, the Philadelphia Public Ledger, and the Philadelphia Times; his participation as a board member of the Associated Press; Ochs's business, real estate and civic interests in Chattanooga, Tennessee; philanthropic activities; and personal and family matters.
Access
Advance notice required. Apply at http://www.nypl.org/mssref
Access to artifacts requires advance permission of the Curator of Manuscripts.
Biography
Adolph Simon Ochs (1858-1935) was an American newspaperman and the publisher of the New York Times for almost forty years, from 1896 to 1935. Ochs, the son of German-Jewish immigrants, was born in Ohio and grew up in Tennessee, where he began his career as a newspaper reporter and publisher. He acquired the New York Times in 1896. Under his leadership, the paper acquired an international reputation for objective and trustworthy reporting. In 1883, Ochs married Iphigenia Miriam Wise, daughter of Rabbi Isaac Mayer Wise. Their daughter Iphigene married Arthur Hays Sulzberger in 1917; he became the publisher of the New York Times after Ochs' death in 1935.
Provenance
The Adolph S. Ochs papers were transferred to the New York Public Library from the Archives of the New York Times Company.
Language
Some items in German, French and Spanish.
Finding Aids
Finding aid available in repository and on internet: http://www.nypl.org/research/chss/spe/rbk/faids/ochs.pdf
Connect to:
Occupation
Letterpress copybooks.
Occupation
Newspaper publishers.
Philanthropists.
Added Author
Ochs, Adolph S. (Adolph Simon), 1858-1935.
Ochs, Effie Wise.
Sulzberger, Arthur Hays, 1891-1968.
Sulzberger, Iphigene Ochs.
Wise, Isaac Mayer, 1819-1900.
Associated Press.
New York Times Company.
Research Call Number
MssCol 17781
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