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Guide to the James Buell Munn Collection
1873-1980
 MC 2

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Machine-readable finding aid derived from an OCR processed document dated: on 2003. Machine-readable finding aid created by Brian Stevens.
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Creator: Munn, James Buell, 1890-1967.
Title:: Collection
Dates: 1873-1980
Abstract: James Buell Munn served as an educator and administrator at New York University during the years 1920 and 1932. His father, John Pixley Munn (1846-1931), a physician, was a member of the University's governing council from 1892 until his death in 1931, and was a major financial benefactor. Munn's mother, Martha Buell Plum Munn (1856-1926), was active in the Woman's Advisory Committee of the School of Education, and the Woman's Law Class. Munn's sister, Aristine Munn-Recht, became a practicing physician and was the first Dean of Women at Washington Square in 1917. The Munn estate papers consist of correspondence, reports, manuscripts, newspaper clippings, biographical and genealogical data, diaries, photographs, printed matter, and ephemera relating to Munn's tenure at Washington Square College, 1920-1932, and his continuing relationship with the college and his former students. There is also material relating to the family's various endeavors, including: Munn's father's medical career in New York, Munn's mother's work with the Woman's Advisory Committee and the Woman's Law Class, and the Munn family farm records.
Quantity: 12 linear feet (12 boxes)
Location: New York University Archives
Accession number: MC 2