Reid family papers, 1795-1970 (bulk 1869-1970).
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Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969
Dwight David Eisenhower (1890-1969) was leader of the Allied forces in Europe in World War II, commander of NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), and the thirty-fourth president of the United States, from January 20, 1953, to January 20, 1961. Eisenhower was born on October 14, 1890, in Denison, Texas, the third son of David Jacob Eisenhower, a railroad worker, and Ida Elizabeth Stover. In 1891, the family moved to Abilene, Kansas, where David accepted a job at a local creamery run by ...
Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972
Harry S. Truman (May 8, 1884 – December 26, 1972) was the 33rd president of the United States, serving from 1945 to 1953, succeeding upon the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt after serving as the 34th vice president in early 1945. He implemented the Marshall Plan to rebuild the economy of Western Europe and established the Truman Doctrine and NATO to contain communist expansion. He proposed numerous liberal domestic reforms, but few were enacted by the Conservative Coalition that dominated Congres...
MacArthur, Douglas, 1880-1964
General of the Army Douglas MacArthur (26 January 1880 – 5 April 1964) was an American five-star general and Field Marshal of the Philippine Army. He was Chief of Staff of the United States Army during the 1930s and played a prominent role in the Pacific theater during World War II. He received the Medal of Honor for his service in the Philippines campaign, which made him and his father Arthur MacArthur Jr. the first father and son to be awarded the medal. He was one of only five to rise to the ...
Broun, Heywood, 1888-1939
American journalist. From the description of Letter : New York City, to M. D. Wechsler, 1930 Mar. 5. (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 122625143 ...
Tilden, Samuel J. (Samuel Jones), 1814-1886
Samuel Jones Tilden (February 9, 1814 – August 4, 1886) was the 25th Governor of New York and the Democratic candidate for president in the disputed election of 1876. Tilden is the only individual to win an outright majority of the popular vote in a United States presidential election but lose the election. Tilden was born into a wealthy family in New Lebanon, New York. Attracted to politics at a young age, he became a protégé of Martin Van Buren, the eighth President of the United States. Af...
Greeley, Horace, 1811-1872
Horace Greeley (February 3, 1811 – November 29, 1872) was an American newspaper editor and publisher who was the founder and editor of the New-York Tribune, among the great newspapers of its time. Long active in politics, he served briefly as a congressman from New York, and was the unsuccessful candidate of the new Liberal Republican party in the 1872 presidential election against incumbent President Ulysses S. Grant, who won by a landslide. Greeley was born to a poor family in Amherst, New ...
Gillett, Frederick Huntington, 1851-1935
Frederick Huntington Gillett (October 16, 1851 – July 31, 1935) was an American politician who served in the Massachusetts state government and both houses of the U.S. Congress between 1879 and 1931, including six years as Speaker of the House. Frederick H. Gillett was born in Westfield, Massachusetts, to Edward Bates Gillett (1817–1899) and Lucy Fowler Gillett (1830–1916). He graduated from Amherst College, where he was a member of the Alpha Delta Phi fraternity, in 1874 and Harvard Law Scho...
Trudeau, Francis B.
Byrd, Richard Evelyn Jr., 1888-1957
Rear Admiral Richard Evelyn Byrd Jr. (October 25, 1888 – March 11, 1957) was an American naval officer and explorer. He was a recipient of the Medal of Honor, the highest honor for valor given by the United States, and was a pioneering American aviator, polar explorer, and organizer of polar logistics. Aircraft flights in which he served as a navigator and expedition leader crossed the Atlantic Ocean, a segment of the Arctic Ocean, and a segment of the Antarctic Plateau. Byrd claimed that his ex...
American Red Cross
On December 2, 1905, Mrs. Tunis G. Bergen brought together a group of Brooklyn residents at the Barnard Club House on Remsen Street to form New York City's first borough-based Red Cross organization. With an initial membership roster of 300, the Brooklyn Chapter of the American Red Cross embarked on its first major campaign to aid victims of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, collecting over $100,000 and thousands of articles of clothing to contribute to the relief effort. From this point on, th...
Reid, Ogden Mills, 1882-1947
Holmes, Oliver Wendell, Jr., 1841-1935
Holmes was born in Boston, Massachusetts, to the prominent writer and physician Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. and abolitionist Amelia Lee Jackson. Dr. Holmes was a leading figure in Boston intellectual and literary circles. Mrs. Holmes was connected to the leading families; Henry James Sr., Ralph Waldo Emerson and other transcendentalists were family friends. Known as "Wendell" in his youth, Holmes, Henry James Jr. and William James became lifelong friends. Holmes accordingly grew up in an atmospher...
Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964
Herbert Clark Hoover (b. August 10, 1874, Iowa-d. October 20, 1964), thirty-first president of the United States, was born in Iowa, and was orphaned as a child. A Quaker known from his childhood as "Bert" to his friends, he began a career as a mining engineer soon after graduating from Stanford University in 1895. Within twenty years he had used his engineering knowledge and business acumen to make a fortune as an independent mining consultant. In 1914 Hoover administered the American Relief Com...
Hawkins, Eric, 1888-
Hayes, Rutherford Birchard, 1822-1893
Rutherford B. Hayes was born in Delaware, Ohio, in 1822 and earned degrees from Kenyon College and Harvard Law School before starting a career as a lawyer in Cincinnati. Hayes served as a major general in the Ohio Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War and was elected to the U.S. Congress in 1864. Hayes then was elected Governor of Ohio and later served one term as President of the United States (1877-1881) before retiring to his home in Fremont, Ohio, where he died in 1893.President of the Uni...
Tallin, Marcel M.
Brent, Charles Henry, 1862-1929
Episcopal bishop, missionary, author; chief of chaplain services, Amer. Exped. Forces during WWI. From the description of Letter to Mrs. J. Malcolm Forbes [manuscript], 1927 May 6. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647953607 Clergyman and missionary. From the description of Papers of Charles Henry Brent, 1860-1991 (bulk 1901-1929). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79449272 Biographical Note ...
Coolidge, Calvin, 1872-1933
Epithet: president of the United States British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000497.0x00001d Calvin Coolidge's son John married John Trumbull's daughter Florence. From the description of Letter, 1931 March 16, Northampton, Mass., to John H. Trumbull, Plainville, Conn. (Hartford Public Library). WorldCat record id: 25622017 For information on Pres. Coolidge, see an encyclopedia. No information is...
Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919
Roosevelt, 26th U.S. president, served 1901-1909. From the description of DS, 1904 March 1. : Washington, D.C. Homestead Certificate. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 15210791 26th president of the United States, 1901-1909. From the description of Theodore Roosevelt letters, 1917, 1918. (Buffalo History Museum). WorldCat record id: 213408920 Roosevelt was then Governor of New York. Chapman was one of the founders of the New York St...
Republican Party (N.Y.)
The Republican Party in New York predates the national party, which was not officially formed until 1854. From the guide to the Republican Party Broadside, 1837, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries) ...
Lippmann, Walter, 1889-1974
American journalist and author. From the description of Typewritten letter signed, dated : Washington, D.C., 23 September 1960, to Joan Peyser, 1960 Sept. 23. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270992594 Lippmann was an American journalist and author. From the description of Walter Lippmann letters to Hazel Albertson, 1910-1982. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612206746 From the guide to the Walter Lipmann letters to Hazel Albertson, 1910-1982., (H...
Root, Elihu, 1845-1937
Elihu Root, born in Clinton, NY, attended Hamilton College (A.B., 1864, A.M. in course, 1867) and University Law School of New York. He served as member Alaskan Boundary Tribunal; United States District Attorney, Southern New York, 1883 - 85; Secretary of War, 1899 - 1904; Secretary of State, 1905 - 09; U.S. Senator from New York, 1909 - 15; Senior Counsel for the U.S., North Atlantic Fisheries Arbitration, The Hague, 1910; Ambassador at Head of Special Diplomatic Mission to Russia, 1...
Reid, Helen Rogers, 1882-1970
Helen Rogers Reid was the first woman chair of Barnard's Board of Trustees. She served from 1947-1956 when she was made a trustee emeritus. Reid Hall on the Barnard campus is named for her. Reid Hall, in Paris, was established by Elizabeth Mills Reid, mother-in-law of Helen Rogers Reid, as a club for American women artists and intellectuals in 1893. By 1922, through the efforts of Helen Rogers Reid and Virginia Gildersleeve, it had become a residence for American university women and a center fo...
New York Herald Tribune Forum
Lewis, Leon L.
Draper, Gladys V.
Fitzwater, Fanny Fern
United States. President's Commission on the Status of Women
The Commission was established by President John F. Kennedy in 1961 to examine the needs and rights of women and to make recommendations for "the diminution of barriers that result in waste, injustice, and frustration." Eleanor Roosevelt chaired the Commission until her death in 1962. From the description of Records, 1961-1963 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232006800 ...
New York University
The Class Collection documents selected student and alumni activities of New York University graduating classes from 1843-1966. Formal and informal gatherings were common, and were documented in detail by the participants. From the description of Class collection, 1843-1966. 1880-1900 (bulk). (New York University). WorldCat record id: 477254465 New York University (formerly, University of the City of New York), is an academic institution and, as such, its faculty produces ar...
Cortissoz, Royal, 1869-1948
American art critic. From the description of Autograph letters signed (2), dated : [New York], 10 Apirl 1940 and 22 March 1942, to Harry [Harkness Flagler], 1940 Apr. 10 and 22 March 1942. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270564650 Royal Cortissoz (1869-1968), respected American art critic, was born in Brooklyn, NY. He trained as an architect, spending six years working at the firm of McKim, Mead, and White before embarking on his journalism career. Cortissoz served as the art...
Barrett, Lois A.
Barnard College was given its first provisional charter by the Regents of the State of New York on Aug. 8, 1889. From the description of Barnard College charters and statutes, 1934-1988. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 275960020 Junior Month was a summer project in sociological theory and practice founded in 1917 and supervised by the Charity Organization Society of New York City. In a one month period juniors from twelve eastern colleges a...
Moses, George H. (George Higgins), 1869-1944
Hill, Elsie M. (Elsie Mary), 1883-
Thompson, Dorothy, 1893-1961
American journalist. From the description of Letter, 1936 July 22, South Pomfret, Vermont, to Perry Walton, Boston. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 184904428 Journalist. From the description of Dorothy Thompson typed letter signed, 1957. (Maine Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 74986046 Thompson and Sinclair Lewis married in 1928 and divorced in 1942. In 1943 Thompson married the Austrian artist Maxim Kopf (1892-1958). In her memoi...
Ickes, Harold L. (Harold LeClair), 1874-1952
Lawyer and U.S. secretary of the interior. From the description of Harold L. Ickes papers, 1815-1969 (bulk 1933-1951). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980130 Harold Ickes (1874-1952) was a United States administrator and politician. He served as Secretary of the Interior for 13 years, from 1933 to 1946, the longest tenure of anyone to hold the office, and afterwards he became a syndicated columnist writing on political topics. From the guide to the Harold Ickes ...
Sullivan, Mark, 1874-1952
Journalist and author. From the description of Sullivan scrapbooks, 1940-1941. (Maryland Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 70953441 From the description of Mark Sullivan papers, 1900-1935 (bulk 1919-1935). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80376365 American author and journalist. From the description of Typed letters signed (2) : Washington, D.C., to Dr. Francis Harvey Green, 1920 Aug. 4 and 1933 May 5. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270875010 ...
Gildersleeve, Virginia Crocheron, 1877-
Educator. From the description of Reminiscences of Virginia Crocheron Gildersleeve : oral history, 1956. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122481372 Dean of Barnard College, 1911-1947. From the description of Virginia Crocheron Gildersleeve papers, 1898-1962. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 472459635 Virginia Crocheron Gildersleeve served as Dean of Barnard College from 1911-1947. A grad...
Andrews, Bert, 1901-1953
Conkling, Roscoe, 1829-1888
Roscoe Conkling was a New York politician and lawyer, serving in Congress as both Senator and Representative. He resigned abruptly to protest Federal appointments in New York, and returned to his law practice. He later declined an appointment to the United States Supreme Court. From the description of Roscoe Conkling letter to D.B. Sickels, 1876 Apr. 20. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 52734482 Roscoe Conkling was a Senator (1867-81) and Congre...
Milholland, John E., 1860-1925
Newspaper editor, social reformer. Milholland was interested in blacks, prisons, and education; active in saving and rebuilding Fort Ticonderoga; and developed the pneumatic underground tube system for carrying mail. From the description of Papers, 1887-1924. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155469481 ...
Alsop, Joseph, 1910-1989
Journalist. From the description of Reminiscences of Joseph Wright Alsop : oral history, 1972. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122308198 Authors and journalists. Full names: Joseph Wright Alsop and Stewart Johonnot Oliver Alsop (1914-1974). From the description of Papers of Joseph and Stewart Alsop, 1699-1989 (bulk 1937-1989). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71061964 ...
Reid, Whitelaw, 1837-1912
U.S. politician, historian and newspaper editor. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Cedarville, to Schuyler Colfax, 1863 Sept. 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 649441349 American newspaperman, editor, diplomat, and historian. From the description of Papers of Whitelaw Reid [manuscript], 1878-1893. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647879858 From the description of Papers of Whitelaw Reid, 1878-1893. (University of Virginia). ...
Boardman, Mabel Thorp, 1860-1946
Official of the American National Red Cross. From the description of Mabel Thorp Boardman papers, 1853-1945 (bulk 1894-1929). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980006 Mabel Boardman succeeded the famed Clara Barton as the President of the Red Cross. From the description of Mabel Boardman letter, copy, 1916. (University of Georgia). WorldCat record id: 268675251 Biographical Note ...
Chiang, Kai-shek, 1887-1975
Chinese political and military leader; head of state, 1928-1949; president of Taiwan, 1949-1975. From the description of Chiang Kai-shek diaries, 1917-1972. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754872867 1909-1911 served in the Japanese army; 1911 founding member of the Kuomintang; 1913-1916 participated in revolution against Yuan Shikai; 1923 commandant of military academy at Whampoa; ?1925 commander-in-chief of the National Revolutionary Army; 1927-1937 leader of th...
Reid, Elisabeth Mills, 1858-1931
Fresh Air Fund
Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945
Franklin Delano Roosevelt was born on January 30, 1882, in Hyde Park, New York. He was the son of James (lawyer, financier) and Sara (Delano) Roosevelt. He married Anna Eleanor Roosevelt on March 17, 1905, and had six children: Anna, James, Franklin, Elliott, Franklin Jr., John. He received his B.A. from Harvard in 1904 and later attended Columbia University Law School. Roosevelt was admitted to the Bar in 1907 and worked for the Carter, Ledyard, and Milburn firm in New York City from 1907 to 19...
Coudert, Frederic R. (Frederic René), 1871-1955
In 1897, Frederic R. Coudert and his father, Frederic René Coudert, Sr., became the first pair of father and son lawyers to argue cases before the U.S. Supreme court in a single day. From the guide to the The reminiscences of Frederic René Coudert, 1949, 1950., 1949-1950, (American Philosophical Society) Lawyer. From the description of Reminiscences of Frederic René Coudert : oral history, 1950. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: ...
Bellevue Hospital. Training School for Nurses
In 1873 the Lady Board of Managers founded the first nursing school in the United States that was organized along the principles of Florence Nightingale. From the description of Lady Board of Managers records, 1872-1969. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155490214 ...
Pitney, Fred B.
Wood, Leonard, 1860-1927
General (GEN) Leonard Wood was stationed at Headquarters, Eastern Department, Governor's Island, NY on 16 November 1914. From the description of Leonard Wood papers, 1914. (US Army, Mil Hist Institute). WorldCat record id: 61241654 Leonard Wood was a physician who served as Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army (1910-1914), military governor of Cuba (1899-1902) and Governor-General of the Philippines (1921-1927). His son Osborne (sometimes spelled Osborn) at the time of this lette...
Longman, Edward G., 1881-1969
Adams, Franklin P. (Franklin Pierce), 1881-1960
Franklin Pierce Adams was a journalist and writer. Born in Chicago, he decided to become a writer and moved to New York, where he wrote for various newspapers. His signature column was The Conning Tower, an enormously popular compilation of satire, light verse, literary criticism, politics, and social commentary, all made accessible by Adams' unpretentious wit. His friends in the New York literary circle also contributed to his column, including Dorothy Parker, Sinclair Lewis, Edna Ferber, and G...
Cowles, Anna Roosevelt, 1855-1931
Anna (Roosevelt) Cowles was the elder sister of American president Theodore Roosevelt. From the description of Papers, 1846-1942. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 79789687 ...
Bagdikian, Ben H.
Mills, Darius O. (Darius Ogden), 1825-1910
Hills, Laurence, 1879-1941
Van Doren, Irita Taylor, 1891-1966
Editor, New York Herald Tribune Book Review. From the description of Correspondence to Maxwell Struthers Burt, 1951. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 122690978 Literary editor. From the description of Irita Taylor Van Doren papers, 1920-1967. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71063846 Biographical Note 1891, Mar. 16 Born, Birmi...
Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
The Republican Party is a national political party in the United States, and was founded in 1854. In the 1864 election, the party took the name National Union Party to allow the participation of Democrats. From the description of Republican Party tickets, 1864. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 496362231 From the guide to the Republican Party tickets, 1864, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections) ...
Valera, Purificacion C.
Babcock, John V. (John Vincent)
Mills, Ogden, 1856-1929
Pershing, John J. (John Joseph), 1860-1948
Career Army officer who served in the Philippines as an adjutant general and engineer officer, collector of customs, and cavalry squadron commander, participating in actions against the Tausug (Moros), 1899-1903; later apppointed governor of Moro Province and commander, Department of Mindanao, 1909-1913. Well-known for his command of the American Expeditionary Forces in France during World War I, 1917-1919. From the description of General John J. Pershing photograph collection [pictu...
Parsons, Geoffrey, 1879-1956
Geoffrey Parsons, American newspaperman and author, chief editorial writer of the New York Herald Tribune from 1924 to 1952. In 1929, with the encouragement of Allan Nevins and the publishing firm of Dodd, Mead & Co., he began research for a biography of President William McKinley, never completed. From the description of Papers of Geoffrey Parsons, 1876-1937 (bulk 1929-1937). (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 122540529 Jo...