Maass, Richard (collector)

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Richard Maass was an alumnus of New York University, having graduated from the School of Commerce (now the Stern School) in 1949 with a degree in economics. Maass was active in the political and educational affairs of the county; he was appointed as mayor of White Plains in 1974, and held the office of Westchester County Historian from 1974 to 1981. Maass served his community as the President of the Purchase College Council, and was a member of the American Jewish Committee and the Westchester County Historical Society. Along with his father-in-law, Richard M. Lederer, who served for many years as the Village Historian for Scarsdale, Maass was involved with the Manuscript Society from its earliest inception, and served as president of the organization from 1954-1956. In addition to the collecting interests represented by the Richard Maass Collection of Westchester and New York State, Maass assembled notable collections of Abraham Lincoln and Thomas Paine materials, as well as a significant collection of books relating to pirates.

From the guide to the Richard Maass Collection of Westchester and New York State, Bulk, 1645-1910, 1645-1995 (Bulk: 1645-1910), (© 2009 Fales Library and Special Collections)

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associatedWith Clinton, Henry, Sir, 1738? -1795 person
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associatedWith De Peyster, Abraham. person
associatedWith Dunmore, John Murray, Earl of, 1732-1809 person
associatedWith Ellsworth, Oliver, 1745-1807 person
associatedWith Gates, Horatio, 1728-1806 person
associatedWith Greene, Nathanael, 1742-1786 person
associatedWith Heath, William, 1737-1814 person
associatedWith Hewitt, Abram S. (AbramStevens), 1822-1903 person
associatedWith Hunter, Robert, 1666-1734 person
associatedWith Hyde, Edward, Earl of Clarendon, 1661-1723 person
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associatedWith Kieft, Wilhelm, ca. 1600-1647 person
associatedWith Lee, Charles, 1731-1782 person
associatedWith Livingston, Philip, 1716-1778 person
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associatedWith Nicolls, Richard, 1624-1672 person
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associatedWith Putnam, Israel, 1718-1790 person
associatedWith Radcliff, Jacob, 1764-1844 person
associatedWith Reed, Joseph, 1741-1785 person
associatedWith Sheldon, Elisha, 1740-1805 person
associatedWith Stuyvesant, Peter, 1592-1672 person
associatedWith VanCortlandt, Stephanus, 1642-1700 person
associatedWith Varick, Richard, 1753-1831 person
associatedWith Wadsworth, Jeremiah, 1743-1804 person
associatedWith Washington, George, 1732-1799 person
associatedWith Wood, Fernando, 1812-1881 person
associatedWith Wyllys, George, 1710-1796 person
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