Lessing J. Rosenwald Papers 1891-1979 (bulk 1932-1979)


Lessing J. Rosenwald Papers 1891-1979 (bulk 1932-1979)

Bibliophile, businessman, and philanthropist. Correspondence, subject files, speeches and writings, printed matter, and miscellany relating to Rosenwald's career with Sears, Roebuck & Company; his activities on behalf of various Jewish causes and his opposition to Zionism; his public service work with the National Recovery Administration and the War Production Board; his various charitable, educational, and cultural philanthropies; and his work as a bibliographer and collector of books and prints.

28,000 items; 81 containers plus 2 oversize; 32.6 linear feet


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