Found 29 collections related to Philanthropists

Evarts, Jeremiah, 1781-1831
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 958
.1 linear feet (1 v.)
Jeremiah Evarts (1781-1831) was a lawyer and philanthropist of Charlestown, Mass. Collection consists of Evarts's account books recording personal and domestic receipts and expenditures; and accounts in connection with his duties and travels as... more
Spingarn, Joel Elias, 1875-1939
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 174
.4 linear feet
Joel and Amy Spingarn were philanthropists, humanitarians, and patrons of the arts. Letters from Joel E. Spingarn to Amy Spingarn written during the 1914-1915 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) speaking tour, and... more
Lennox family
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1731
.3 linear feet (1 box)
Three Lenox brothers, David, James and Robert, of Kirkcudbright, Scotland, immigrated to the U.S. and became successful businessmen. David Lenox (ca. 1753-1828) settled in Philadelphia and became a banker. James Lenox (1753-1839) was a New York... more
Spies, Adam W. (Adam William), 1800-1891
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 22287
.25 linear feet (1 box)
Adam W. Spies (1800-1891), the son of Mary Bergh and John Spies, was a hardware and military goods merchant in New York City. He was employed by the firm of C. & J. D. Wolfe, and was their agent in England in the 1820s. In 1834 he established A.... more
Crimmins, John D. (John Daniel), 1844-1917
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 22973
.08 linear feet (1 volume)
John D. (John Daniel) Crimmins (1844-1917) was the leading partner of a major New York City construction contracting firm, from which he retired in 1897. He was a prominent philanthropist and supporter of Irish-American and Roman Catholic... more
Carnegie, Andrew, 1835-1919
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 4161
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919) was a Scottish-American industrialist and philanthropist. The collection consists mainly of letters from Carnegie relating to his philanthropic endeavors, including his gift of five million dollars to fund the branch... more
Stewart, John Appleton, 1865-1928
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2887
1.2 linear feet (4 boxes)
John Appleton Stewart (1865-1928) was an American manufacturer and promoter. In addition to his business activities as director of various manuufacturing companies, he was well-known for his promotion of patriotic causes and his interest in... more
Oppenheim, Amy Schwartz, 1878-1955
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2295
38 linear feet (91 boxes)
Amy Schwartz Oppenheim (1878-1955) was a founder of the School Art League of New York City. She also was active in numerous civic and philanthropic organizations as well as organizations devoted to preservation of the arts. Collection consists of... more
Stewart, William Rhinelander, 1852-1929
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2889
12 linear feet (23 boxes)
William Rhinelander Stewart (1852-1929) was a New York City businessman and philanthropist. He was a commissioner of the New York State Board of Charities from 1882 to 1929 and served as president of the Board from 1894 to 1903 and again from 1907... more
Carlson, Chester Floyd, 1906-1968
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 472
44 linear feet (86 boxes, 13 v.); 71 microfilm reels
Chester Floyd Carlson (1906-1968) was an American patent attorney who invented xerography in 1938. Collection consists of correspondence, technical papers, writings, personal and financial papers, photographs, ephemera, and printed matter. General... more
Vattemare, Alexandre, 1796-1864
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3149
4.24 linear feet (14 boxes; 12 microfilm reels)
Collection consists of correspondence, book lists, reports, newsclippings, and other papers pertaining mainly to Vattemare's interest in international library exchange and the formation of public libraries. Correspondence, 1817-1889, is with... more
Stewart, Alexander Turney, 1803-1876
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2883
5.6 linear feet (14 boxes)
Alexander Turney Stewart (1803-1876) was an American merchant and philanthropist. He emigrated to the U.S. from Ireland ca. 1820 and went into the lace business. His wholesale and retail business expanded and he owned stores, stocks and property... more
Strauss family
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2905
9 linear feet (25 boxes)
The Straus family of New York City were the descendants of Lazarus Straus (1809-1898) and Sara Straus (1823-1876) who emigrated from Otterberg, Germany in the early 1850s with their four children: Isidor (1845-1912), Hermine (1846-1922), Nathan... more
Aaron Diamond Foundation
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3623
217 linear feet (521 boxes)
The Aaron Diamond Foundation was a philanthropic foundation in New York City established by Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Diamond for the purpose of serving the public interest. From 1986 until its termination in 1996 the Foundation awarded financial grants... more
Lenox, James, 1800-1880
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1732
4 linear feet linear feet (9 boxes)
Papers document the life of the New York bibliophile James Lenox, with an emphasis on his book collecting and philanthropic activities.
Skeel, Emily Ellsworth Ford, 1867-1958
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2766
106 linear feet (150 boxes and 2 v.)
Emily Ford Skeel (1867-1958) was a bibliographer, editor and philanthropist. Her parents were Gordon Lester Ford (1823-1891), a railroad and real-estate magnate and collector of Americana, and Emily Fowler Ford (1826-1893), a poet. Like her older... more
Speyer, James, 1861-1941
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2845
4 linear feet (5 boxes)
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... more
Goldsmith, Barbara
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 18068
99.64 linear feet (157 boxes, 31 volumes, 1 oversized folder); 3.58 gb (1492 computer files)
Barbara Goldsmith (1931-2016) was an American author, journalist, and philanthropist known for her non-fiction and New York City-based cultural commentary. The Barbara Goldsmith papers date from approximately 1900 to 2016 and document Goldsmith's... more
Wharton, Edith, 1862-1937
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 4675
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Edith Wharton (1862-1937) was an American author and designer. The collection of Edith Wharton letters consists of eight letters written by her to Mrs. Lewis Cass (Isabel Morris) Ledyard, 1917, 1932-1937, and one letter to Mrs. (George T.) Bliss,... more
Irene Diamond Fund
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 18808
39.16 linear feet (93 boxes, 1 oversized folder)
The Irene Diamond Fund was a philanthropic organization active from 1994 to 2012. The fund was established by Irene Diamond to provide large scale funding for a select group of charitable causes, and the bulk of its grants were awarded to New York... more
Smith, John T. (John Thomas), 1868-1938
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 22960
1.59 linear feet (1 box, 4 volumes)
John T. (John Thomas) Smith (1868-1938), was the son of confectioner Edward Smith (born Edward Colgan) and Anne Grady Smith. He lived his entire life at 154 Greenwich Street in Manhattan, also the site of the family's main candy store. The... more
Carnegie Corporation of New York
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 475
.21 linear feet (1 box)
The Carnegie Corporation was founded in 1911 by Andrew Carnegie to continue his philanthropic work after his death. In 1901 Carnegie offered the City of New York 5.2 million dollars to establish a branch library system. The collection consists of... more
Straus, Nathan, 1848-1931
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2906
13 linear feet (26 boxes, 19 v.)
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,... more
Schiff, Dorothy, 1903-1989
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2691
119.8 linear feet (298 boxes)
Dorothy Schiff (1903-1989) was the publisher of the New York Post, the oldest daily newspaper in the United States, from 1942 to 1976. She wrote a column for the paper and served as editor-in-chief from 1961 until she... more
Segal, Martin Eli, 1916-2012
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 23010
46.2 linear feet (111 boxes); 60.82 mb (79 computer files)
The Martin E. Segal papers date from 1929 to 2012 (bulk 1975-2005) and document Segal's career as a businessman and patron of the arts in New York City.
Robert Bowne Foundation
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 23100
62.79 linear feet (147 boxes, 5 volumes); 63.82 mb (626 computer files)
The Robert Bowne Foundation was a New York City-based grant-giving institution that primarily funded youth organizations, with a focus on after-school and out-of-school programs and research. The collection dates from 1974 to 2016, and contains... more
Sulzberger, Iphigene Ochs
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 17786
3.5 linear feet (9 boxes)
Iphigene Ochs Sulzberger (1892-1990) helped shape the history of the New York Times throughout a long and active life. Sulzberger nurtured and bridged the generations of the family that controlled The... more
New York Times Company
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 17781
78 linear feet (137 boxes, 189 volumes, 8 oversize folders, 1 tube)
Adolph Simon Ochs was an American newspaperman and the publisher of the New York Times for almost forty years, from 1896 to 1935. Under his leadership, the paper acquired an international reputation for objective and trustworthy reporting. The... more
Williams, Edgar Thomas Jr., 1937-
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | SCM 21196
43.7 linear feet (93 boxes, 1 tube)
Edgar Thomas Williams Jr. (1937- ) is an art collector, real estate investor, and philanthropist from New York City. The E.T. Williams papers date from 1952 to 2011 (bulk dates 1980-1992), and consist of files chronicling Williams' art collecting,... more