Graff, Everett D. (Everett Dwight), 1885-1964

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Chicago steel company executive, philanthropist, Western Americana book collector and Newberry Library President of the Board of Trustees, 1953-1964.

Under Graff's leadership, the Newberry Library modernized its facilities and refined its collecting policies. In 1960, Graff bequeathed his Western Americana books, pamphlets, manuscripts and maps, which he had acquired over a fifty year period, to the Newberry Library. Graff was also active in numerous library associations and historical societies (American Antiquarian Society, Caxton Club) around the country.

From the description of Papers, 1921-1964 (bulk 1930-1960) (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 26382030

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associatedWith American Antiquarian Society. corporateBody
associatedWith Caxton Club. corporateBody
correspondedWith Coolidge, John, 1913-1995 person
associatedWith Dobie, J. Frank (James Frank), 1888-1964. person
associatedWith Everett D. Graff Collection of Western Americana. corporateBody
associatedWith Everett D. Graff Collection of Western Americana (Newberry Library) corporateBody
associatedWith Grabhorn Press. corporateBody
associatedWith Hamilton, W. T. (William Thomas), 1822-1908 person
associatedWith Howes, Wright. person
associatedWith Newberry Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Newberry Library. Board of Trustees. corporateBody
associatedWith Newberry Library. Special Collections Section. corporateBody
associatedWith Pargellis, Stanley McCrory, 1898-1968. person
associatedWith Rosenbach Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Storm, Colton, 1908-1988. person
associatedWith Towner, Lawrence W. person
correspondedWith Voelker, Frederic E. person
associatedWith Wagner, Henry Raup, 1862-1957. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Antiquarian booksellers
Book collecting


Birth 1885

Death 1964



Ark ID: w60k32sz

SNAC ID: 62205931