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Herbert H. Lehman papers, 1858-1963. 

Creator: 
Lehman, Herbert H. (Herbert Henry), 1878-1963.
Phys. Desc: 
1,250,000 items.
Location: 
Rare Book & Manuscript Library
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Biographical Note

Lehman was Lieutenant Governor of New York, 1928-1932; Governor of New York, 1933-1942; Director General of the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (UNRRA), 1943-1946; Senator of New York, 1949-1956; and partner in Lehman Brothers, 1908-1928.

Scope and Contents

Correspondence, manuscripts of writings, documents, sound recordings, motion pictures, political cartoons, clippings, printed material, and memorabilia. These document Lehman's early business career and his careers as Lieutenant Governor of New York, Governor of New York, Director General of UNRRA, and Senator from New York. Also documented are Lehman's college years, his retirement years, and family and personal life. Materials dating from 1858 relate to his father and grandfather. Correspondents include Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, Herbert C. Hoover, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Hubert H. Humphrey, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Lady Bird Johnson.