- O'Brien, James J.
- Call number
- MssCol 2276
- Physical description
- .4 linear feet (1 box)
- Preferred Citation
- James J. O'Brien papers, Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library
- Manuscripts and Archives Division
- Access to materials
- Advance notice required. Request access to this collection.
James J. O'Brien was secretary of the New York Dept. of Public Works and special assistant to Mayor William O'Dwyer. Collection consists of correspondence, diary notes, press clippings, and memorabilia relating to O'Brien's around-the-world flight, May 1949, as "Father Knickerbocker" on behalf of the New York World Trade Week Committee in celebration of World Trade Week.
Source of acquisitionGift, O'Brien, Mrs. James J, 1972
Using the collection
LocationManuscripts and Archives Division
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street, New York, NY 10018-2788
Brooke Russell Astor Reading Room, Third Floor, Room 328