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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Bobst, Elmer Holmes
Title: Elmer Holmes Bobst Collection
Dates [inclusive]: 1862-1978
Abstract: Elmer Holmes Bobst was born in 1884 in Clear Springs, Maryland with aspirations to become a doctor, but instead, he taught himself pharmacology. Bobst became manager and treasurer of the Hoffman-LaRoche Chemical Works by 1920. In 1928, Hoffman-LaRoche became Roche-Nutley, and when Bobst retired from there in 1944, he was one of the nation's highest paid corporate executives. In 1945 he took charge of the ailing William Warner Company (later Warner-Lambert) and he remained board chairman. Bobst had close connections to President Eisenhower, but was also a close friend of President Nixon, helped guide his career and contributed generously to his campaigns. In 1968, Bobst became a White House advisor on health issues. Philanthropic pursuits were also of tremendous importance, particularly cancer research and education. The collection includes family documents from the American Civil War, Bobst's documents and artifacts of both a public and private nature.
Quantity: 40 Linear Feet
Quantity: 47 sound discs (lacquer) 47 phonograph records: 33-1/3 (16), 78 (31)
Quantity: 2 videocassettes (u-matic)
Quantity: 2 videocassettes (vhs)
Quantity: 40 Reels 40 open reel films
Quantity: 10 Reels 10 open reel audiotapes
Quantity: 15 audiocassettes
Location: Materials are stored offsite and advance notice is required for use. Please request materials at least two business days prior to your research visit to coordinate access.
Language: Materials primarily in English.
Call Phrase: MSS.067

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Biographical Note

Elmer Holmes Bobst lived out the American dream. For this self-educated son of a Lutheran minister, intellect plus hard work did indeed produce great success.

Bobst's father served in the Union army in the Civil War and was a member of the 128th Pennsylvania Infantry. His regiment saw action at Antietam and Chancellorsville where he was captured and paroled. He re-enlisted into the 1st Pennsylvania Cavalry and served until captured and sent to Andersonville in 1864. Isaac Bobst's Civil War experiences are chronicled in Daniel Biles': 'A Soldier's Journey: An Account of Private Isaac Bobst, 128th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry and 1st Pennsylvania Cavalry, from Antietam to Andersonville. Gettysburg, PA: Thomas Publications, 1990 available to view in the Fales Library.

The third of Isaac and Alice (Holmes) Bobst's five children, Elmer (born in 1884) hoped to become a doctor. But he was able to complete just one year at Franklin and Marshall College (on a baseball scholarship) before family financial problems forced him to seek work.

Bobst took a job in a Philadelphia drug store. During his few off hours, he taught himself pharmacology, passing both Pennsylvania's assistant pharmacist and managing registered pharmacist examinations in 1905. Self-study also prepared him to pass the state's preliminary bar examination in 1907. But family responsibilities prevented him from continuing his legal education. The law's loss proved to be commerce's gain, for Bobst went on to help shape the modern pharmaceutical industry and to build two of the industry's greatest firms.

Starting as a salesman at the New York office of the Swiss company Hoffmann-LaRoche in 1911, Bobst became manager and treasurer of the Hoffman-LaRoche Chemical Works by 1920. In 1928, he moved operations to Nutley, New Jersey and restructured the U.S. branch as an independent subsidiary, Roche-Nutley. By 1940, Roche-Nutley was generating two-thirds of Hoffman-LaRoche's total profits, and Bobst, when he retired in 1944, was one of the nation's highest paid corporate executives.(1)

The parent company was not the only beneficiary of Roche-Nutley's success; so were employees of the U.S. subsidiary. As Bobst wrote in his autobiography, "I was so regularly underpaid and overworked . . . that . . . when I reached a position where I could do something about decent working conditions and generous employee benefits in the pharmaceutical industry, I did."(2)

Bobst's retirement lasted less than a year. In 1945 he took charge of the ailing William Warner Company. As president and chief executive officer, he turned the company around, later merged it with the Lambert Company, and made it one of the world's largest pharmaceutical manufacturers. He remained board chairman of Warner-Lambert.

Active in politics, Bobst was a close friend of Richard Nixon, helped guide his career, contributed generously to his campaigns, and was instrumental in his joining the New York law firm of Nixon, Mudge, Rose, and Alexander. After Nixon's election in 1968, Bobst became a White House advisor on health issues. But he makes clear in his autobiography his opposition to U.S. military action in Vietnam(3) and his disapproval of the Watergate cover-up.(4)

A man of strong principles, Bobst enjoyed a reputation for fairness and honesty. Columnist Jack Anderson described him as "a veritable saint among the robber barons of the drug industry," who "steered clear of price-fixing and other scandals that have characterized the industry." While with Hoffman-LaRoche, he forced the parent company to end its dealings in illicit drugs. As head of Warner-Lambert he turned down an opportunity to acquire the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, feeling that such an acquisition was inconsistent with his efforts to promote health.(5)

A dedicated philanthropist, he enjoyed great success selling war bonds during World War II. But his major and most sustained commitment was to the American Cancer Society. "As I look over all I have done in my life," Bobst said," there is nothing more rewarding than my Cancer Society experience. If I have performed a service to mankind, that is it."(6) In addition to generous support of the Cancer Society, Bobst also made substantial gifts to such educational institutions as Columbia University, the University of Pennsylvania, Franklin and Marshall College, the Elmer Holmes Bobst Institute of Clinical Research at Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital in Philadelphia, and Chungang University in Seoul, Korea.

A notable contribution to education was his $11.5 million gift to New York University for the Elmer Holmes Bobst Library and Study Center. NYU President James Hester wrote, in his forward to Bobst's autobiography, "Mr. Bobst has made a major contribution to a library because he knows the value of libraries in his own self-education."(7)

Among the many awards accorded Elmer Bobst were honorary degrees from Franklin and Marshall College, Hahnemann Medical College, Rider College, and the University of Pennsylvania. He received the Henry Busby Award from Columbia University's College of Pharmacy in 1961, the National Cancer Society Award in 1962, the Horatio Alger Award in 1965, and the Albert Gallatin Award of New York University in 1966.

Bobst's first wife, the former Ethel Rose, died in 1953. His only child, Elmer Walton Bobst, died in 1964, leaving two daughters and four grandchildren. In 1961, Elmer

Bobst married the former Mamdouha As-Sayyid, a social scientist serving on Lebanon's delegation to the United Nations.

Until his death in 1978, at the age of 93, Bobst remained active. His legacy is a rich one, and his work goes on, sustained today by the philanthropic efforts of his widow, Mamdouha Bobst.

Sources:

  1. (1.) Moritz, Charles. Current Biography Yearbook. New York: Wilson, 1973. p.49.
  2. (2.) Bobst, Elmer Holmes. Bobst: the Autobiography of a Pharmaceutical Pioneer.New York, 1973. p.149.
  3. (3.) Bobst, p.149.
  4. (4.) Moritz, p.50.
  5. (5.) Moritz, p.50.
  6. (6.) Moritz, p.50.
  7. (7.) Moritz, p.50.

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Scope and Contents

The contents of this collection represent a portion of the material generated by, or related to, the public and private life of Elmer Holmes Bobst covering the time period between 1863 and 1978. Material covering the period from 1978 to the present time, representing his legacy to New York University and to the world, enriches the collection.

The records have been divided into seven series according to type of artifact or document. Arrangement within series is alphabetical or chronological, except when the physical shape of an item rendered this impractical. Included in the collection are: photograph albums, scrapbooks, loose photographs and prints, awards, medals, plaques, certificates, honors, press releases, newspaper and magazine articles, speeches, correspondence, 16 and 8 millimeter film, audio and video tape, slides, recordings, and memorabilia.

The items in the collection are housed in acid-free boxes of varying size depending on the article in question. A few oversize items are shelved out of series sequence and are so indicated in the series list.

Items of special interest include: The writings of Elmer Holmes Bobst [Series IV, Box 2] Correspondence between Elmer Holmes Bobst and presidents Nixon and Eisenhower [Series IV, Box 8] A number of letters written by Isaac Bobst, the father of Elmer Holmes Bobst during the American Civil War. There is also a spoon that the elder Bobst used while at Andersonville [Series IV, Box 9]. Voice recordings of Elmer Holmes Bobst [Series V, Box 6] include an interview conducted by noted journalist Edward R. Murrow. Several works on pharmaceutical and medical theory from the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth century are included in Series VII.

Arrangement

Folders are generally arranged alphabetically in seven series:

I: Photograph Albums, Scrapbooks, and Ships' Logs

II: Loose Framed and Unframed Photographs and Prints

III: Awards, Plaques, Medals, Certificates and Honors

IV: Articles, Press Releases, Speeches and Correspondence

V: Film, Audio and Video Tape, Slides and Recordings

VI: Miscellaneous Items and Oversize

VII: Books and Periodicals Belonging to Elmer Holmes Bobst

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Bobst, Ethel Rose
  • Bobst, Isaac Walton, 1847-1924
  • Bobst, Mamdouha As-Sayyid
  • Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969
  • Fuchs, Alfred T.
  • Murrow, Edward R.
  • Paul, King of the Hellenes, I, 1901-1964
  • Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994

Document Type

  • Writings (document genre)
  • Sound recordings.
  • Correspondence.
  • Personal papers.
  • Family papers.
  • Artifacts.
  • Personal correspondence.

Subject Organizations

  • American Cancer Society
  • Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
  • Hoffmann-LaRoche Chemical Works
  • La Roche-Nutley (Firm)
  • William Warner Company
  • Warner-Lambert Company

Subject Topics

  • Voluntary health agencies.
  • Education -- Societies, etc.
  • Campaign funds.
  • Cancer -- Prevention
  • Pharmaceutical industry.
  • Presidents -- United States -- Election -- 1968
  • Elections -- United States.
  • Pharmacy -- Study and teaching.
  • Philanthropists.

Subject Places

  • Andersonville Prison.
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives

Family Name(s)

  • Bobst family

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Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

Repository permission is required for access. Please contact Fales Library and Special Collections, 212-998-2596, fales.library@nyu.edu.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection is protected by copyright and/or related rights. You are free to use materials in the collection in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use. For other uses you need to obtain permission from the rights-holder(s).

Preferred Citation

Identification of item, date; Elmer Holmes Bobst Collection; MSS 067; box number; folder number or item identifier; Repository Name, New York University.

Separated Materials

The framed oil painting of people working in Renaissance apothecary, MSS.067.cuid20338; and framed oil painting of man working at fire, MSS.067.cuid20339; were removed from the collection and transferred to the Grey Art Gallery and Study Center in February 2019.

Audiovisual Access Policies and Procedures

Audiovisual materials have not been preserved and may not be available to researchers. Materials not yet digitized will need to have access copies made before they can be used. To request an access copy, or if you are unsure if an item has been digitized, please contact the Fales Library with the collection name, collection number, and a description of the item(s) requested. A staff member will respond to you with further information.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The Elmer Holmes Bobst Collection, donated to New York University by Mrs. Mamdouha Bobst, represents a portion of the records and personal effects of her late husband, Elmer Holmes Bobst. This material was transferred to the New York University Archives by Mrs. Bobst from her residence in New York in 1988 in order to establish a permanent home for the collection in the library which bears the Bobst name. Additional material given by Mrs. Bobst after 1989 has been incorporated with the original gift. The accession number associated with this gift is 1998.067.

Processing Information

Decisions regarding arrangement, description, and physical interventions for this collection prior to July 2019 have not yet been recorded. In July 2019 materials were rehoused by Preservation and sent to offsite storage.

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Container List

Series I: Photograph Albums, Scrapbooks, and Ships' Logs.

Scope and Contents

Series I contains scrapbooks, photographs, correspondence, ships' logs, and other materials that document Bobst's career, travel, professional and personal friendships, and lifelong enthusiasm for yachting.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Scrapbook of Elmer Holmes Bobst's early career. Includes early letters of recommendation; correspondence with Hoffman-LaRoche; letters from Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Hellen Keller, Gov. Thomas E. Dewey, Adolph Menjou, and Ramon Navarro, and event group photos.
1903-1940
Box: 2 Photograph album. Contains various portraits of Elmer Holmes Bobst throughout his life; includes a Bobst family portrait, ca. 1900, and a photograph of the "Highwall" estate in Montclair, N.J.
1900-1960
Box: 3 Folder : 1-2 Album of Elmer Holmes Bobst's 25th anniversary with Roche, Inc.
1936-10-15
Box: 3 Folder : 3 Scrapbook of editorials by Elmer Holmes Bobst
1940-1943
Box: 3 Folder : 4 Scrapbook of letters to Hoffman-LaRoche stockholders written by Elmer Holmes Bobst
1940
Box: 3 Folder : 4 Guest Register and Log Book from the Yachts "Alisa III" and "Alisa IV"
1949-1953
Box: 3 Folder : 6 Photograph album of "Alisa III"
1949-1950
Box: 6 Photograph album of the dedication of the new cafeteria, William Warner and Co.
1950
Box: 3 Folder : 7-8 Scrapbook with photographs: "Alisa III Sails the Hills", by Helmuth Klessewetter
1950
Box: 3 Folder : 9 Photograph album of "Cirrhosis Club" fishing cruise aboard the "Alisa IV". Annotated
1951
Box: 4 Folder : 1-2 A Sketchy Record of Our 1951 Peregrinations Aboard Alisa IV. Account of the cruise by Elmer Holmes Bobst. See also Series VI, Oversize Item 6 for a chart of this cruise.
1951
Box: 4 Folder : 3 Scrapbook with annotated photographs: "All the Way to Mo-Bay on Alisa IV," by Helmuth Klessewetter
1951
Box: 4 Folder : 4 Scrapbook with annotated photographs: "No Virgins in 1952," by Helmuth Klesswetter. Alissa IV cruise
1952
Box: 7 Photograph album, annotated: New Jersey Savings Bond meeting, Spring Lake, N.J.
1952-08
Box: 8 Scrapbook: Newspapers clippings, speeches, photographs. Includes letters from Dwight D. Eisenhower and Grover Whalen
1951-1953
Box: 4 Folder : 5-10 Trip to Germany. Scrapbook with newspaper clippings and photographs, multiple copies
1953-10
Box: 5 Folder : 1-2 Album of photographs and sketches for the administration building. 2 vol. Warner-Lambert, Morris Plains, N.J.
1955
Box: 5 Folder : 3 Outstanding Events in the History of Roche, Inc., Nutley, N.J.
1955
Box: 5 Folder : 4 Photograph album. Includes photographs of Elmer Holmes Bobst with Billy Graham, President and Mrs. Dwight D. Eisenhower, and signed photographs of Richard Nixon
1955-1956
Box: 5 Folder : 5 Scrapbook with annotated photographs. Trip to Mimmingen, Germany
1956-05-25
Box: 5 Folder : 6 Guestbook with signatures of attendees and congratulatory telegrams upon receiving the Cleveland Award, American Cancer Society
1957
Box: 5 Folder : 7 Guest Register of the "Alisa IV"
1953-1964
Box: 5 Folder : 8 Photograph album. Cruise of the "Alisa V"
1957
Box: 5 Folder : 9 Photograph album. Cruise of the "Alisa V" to Venezuela. Includes newspaper clippings in English and Spanish.
1958
Box: 9 Guest register of the "Alisa IV" and "Alisa V" including signatures of Richard Nixon, Robert Sarnoff, and Herbert P. Patterson
1956-1961
Box: 5 Folder : 10 Scrapbook with photographs. Annual meeting of the New Jersey Savings Bond Committee, Spring Lake, N.J. Contains photographs of Vice-President Richard Nixon and extensive newspaper clippings regarding his intention to run for the presidency in 1960.
1959-1960
Box: 5 Folder : 11 Photograph album. Lambert-Hudnut, Lititz, PA
1959
Box: 2 Visit to Eastleigh, Hampshire, England
1961
Box: 10 Folder : 1 Photograph album, annotated, of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Holmes Bobst's visit to Germany
1962-10
Box: 11 Photograph album. Presentation to Elmer Holmes Bobst of the Gallatin Award, New York University
1966
Box: 10 Folder : 2 Visit to Eastleigh, Hampshire, England
1966
Box: 10 Folder : 3 Scrapbook with photographs and newspaper clippings. Dedication of the Elmer Holmes Bobst Institute of Clinical Research, Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
1967-05-31
Box: 10 Folder : 4 Trip to Germany
1968
Box: 12 Tribute to Elmer Holmes Bobst by the University of Pennsylvania
1968
Box: 10 Folder : 5 Yacht Log and Register of the Yacht "Dodo"
1972-1976
Box: 10 Folder : 6-7 Elmer Holmes Bobst Address Books
undated
Box: 10 Folder : 8 Carolyn Jackson Address Book for Walter-Lambert Pharmaceutical Co.
1973
Box: 10 Folder : 9 Ship's Log, Alisa V
1951-1964
Box: 10 Folder : 10 Photographs of Elmer Holmes Bobst
1936-1972
Box: 10 Folder : 11 Business Address Book, includes some personal addresses
undated
Box: 106 Richard M. Nixon Presidential Library commemorative album
1968-08-08

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Series II: Loose Framed and Unframed Photographs and Prints.

Scope and Contents note

Series II contains photographs of Elmer and Mamdouha Bobst, as well as photographs of others given and inscribed to Bobst. Also in this series are photographs of Bobst yachts.

See also: Series VI. Oversize Items 1 through 4.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 13 Folder : 1-3 Loose photographs including: portraits of Elmer Holmes Bobst, ca.1915-1960; dedication of new Hoffman-LaRoche building, 1938; American Cancer Society Meeting with President Eisenhower, 1953; Cardiology Award Banquet, 1969; photographs of Elmer Holmes Bobst's 85th birthday at the White House with the Nixons.
1938-1969
Box: 13 Folder : 4-5 Loose photographs of the dedication of the Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, New York University.
undated
Box: 14 Folder : 1-4 Loose photographs, including informal pictures with political dignitaries: President Richard Nixon, Governor Alfred Driscoll, and others.
undated
Box: 15 Folder : 1 Photographs: President Richard Nixon: Inauguration picture, signed; color portrait, signed.
undated
Box: 86 Framed early Richard Nixon portrait, signed
undated
Box: 15 Folder : 2 Presidential portraits in facsimile: Christmas greetings from President Richard Nixon: 1969, George Washington; 1970, Thomas Jefferson; 1972, Theodore Roosevelt; 1973, James Monroe.
1969-1973
Box: 87 Framed Christmas greetings from President Richard Nixon, Presidential portrait in facsimile, Abraham Lincoln
1971
Box: 15 Folder : 3 Reproduction of Dwight D. Eisenhower portrait by Norman Rockwell
undated
Box: 85 Framed photographic portrait of Morris Fishbein
1959-07-22
Box: 85 Framed photographic portrait of John W. Snyder
undated
Box: 15 Folder : 4-9 Portraits of Elmer Holmes Bobst [3]; Elmer Holmes and Mamdouha Bobst.
1920, undated
Box: 15 Folder : 10 Yacht Photograph
undated
Box: 88 Framed photograph of the Hoffman-LaRoche Building
undated
Box: 88 Photograph of Elmer Holmes Bobst residence, Spring Lake, N.J., mounted on wood plaque
undated
Box: 90 Framed signed portrait of John Cardinal Krol
undated
Box: 90 Framed signed portrait of Terence Cardinal Cooke
undated
Box: 91 Framed signed portrait of Francis Cardinal Spellman
undated
Box: 16 Folder : 1-3 Loose photographs of yachts captained by Elmer Holmes Bobst.
undated
Box: 106 Folder : 1 Photographs, personal and professional
undated

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Series III: Awards, Plaques, Medals, Certificates and Honors.

Scope and Contents

Series III contains awards, plaques, certificates and other physical artifacts presented to Bobst throughout his life to recognize his professional and philanthropic contributions.

Subseries A: Boxed Awards.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 17 American-Hungarian Foundation, Theodore Von Karman Award Medal, 1975.
1975
Box: 17 Cleveland-Blaine Medal, Election of 1884. From Lois and Tom Evans.
undated
Box: 17 Key Man 10 Year Medal. Plaque. [Key missing]
undated
Box: 17 United Commercial Travelers, 50 year Member. Plaque
1969
Box: 17 Dwight D. Eisenhower "Atoms for Peace" Medal
1957
Box: 17 John F. Kennedy Medal
1963
Box: 17 Richard M. Nixon Campaign Medal
1960
Box: 17 Bird Watchers Medal, from Richard Nixon
1966
Box: 26 Richard M. Nixon Medal
1968
Box: 17 St. Patrick's Cathedral Coin
undated
Box: 17 Pope Paul VI Medal
1963
Box: 17 Pope John Paul II Medal
1978
Box: 18 National Safety Council Medal
1963
Box: 18 American Cancer Society Medal
1962
Box: 18 American Journal of Nursing Influence Medal
undated
Box: 18 New York City Cancer Committee, Clement Cleveland Award
1956
Box: 18 Gallatin Associates, Life Member Medal
undated
Box: 71
Box: 18 Albert Gallatin Award
1966
Box: 71
Box: 18 New York State Citizens Committee for Public Schools. Citation. Paperweight.
undated
Box: 18 Franklin and Marshall College, Franklin Club Diplomat. Paperweight.
undated
Box: 18 New York State Governor's Club. Paperweight. Signed by Nelson Rockefeller
undated
Box: 18 Folder : 11 United States Savings Bond Program, Volunteer Leadership Medal.
undated
Box: 18 U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Medal. George Humphrey (2)
undated
Box: 18 U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Medal. Robert Anderson.
undated
Box: 19 Folder : 1 American Cancer Society, Pennsylvania Division. Plaque
1955
Box: 18 U.S Treasury Award of Merit
1974
Box: 19 Folder : 3 U.S. Treasury Award. Proclamation of Elmer Holmes Bobst as Chairman Emeritus
1974
Box: 19 Folder : 4 Albert Gallatin Award Certificate
1966
Box: 20 Folder : 1 Salvation Army Association of the Palm Beaches Award for Distinguished Service
1966
Box: 20 Folder : 2 Franklin and Marshall College, Ford Foundation Leadership Award.
undated
Box: 21 New Jersey Savings Bond Committee. Six presidential coins [Presidents Roosevelt to Nixon] "in appreciation of patriotic service as Chairman."
undated
Box: 22 U.S. Savings Bond Program. 3 Commemorative Medals "for patriotic contribution. "Spring Lake, N.J.
1959
Box: 23 Folder : 1 U.S. Army Emergency Relief Fund, World War II.
undated
Box: 23 Folder : 2 U.S. Treasury Award. New Jersey Savings Bond
1953
Box: 23 Folder : 3 Pan American Medical Association, Ambassador of Good Will. Plaque
1962
Box: 24 American Cancer Society. Honorary Member of Board of Directors
1957
Box: 24 Warner-Chilcott Workers, Havana, Cuba. Certificate of Appreciation.
undated
Box: 25 Folder : 1 Lititz, Pa. Bi-Centennial Certificate
1959
Box: 25 Folder : 2 Gallatin Medal, New York University. Presentation Program. [3 copies]
1966
Box: 25 Folder : 3 Franklin and Marshall College. 85th Birthday Salute
1969
Box: 25 Folder : 4 Franklin and Marshall Varsity Club. Honorary Membership
1969
Box: 25 Folder : 5 Speech Rehabilitation Institute. Awards Banquet in honor of Elmer Holmes Bobst. Program
1970
Box: 25 Folder : 6 Lundbeck [Germany]. Congratulatory message from "the staff" on Elmer Homes Bobst's 90th birthday
1974-12-16
Box: 25 Folder : 7 Paul, King of Greece. Award to Elmer Homes Bobst of the Cross the Brigadier Generals of the Order of the Phoenix
1956
Box: 25 Folder : 8 Pan American Medical Association. Honorary Membership
1976
Box: 25 Folder : 9 World Medical Association. Award for outstanding service
undated
Box: 25 Folder : 10 Salvation Army Association, New Jersey. Life Membership
undated
Box: 25 Folder : 11 Salvation Army Leadership Award
1971
Box: 25 Folder : 12 New York Academy of Science Certificate of Fellowship.
undated
Box: 25 Folder : 13 Medical Society of the District of Columbia. Health U.S.A. Awards. Banquet Program
1960
Box: 25 Folder : 14 Columbia University College of Pharmacy. Henry Hurd Rusby Award Program
1961
Box: 26 U.S. Treasury Department. Minute Man Statue
1955
Box: 26 New Jersey Savings Bond Staff. Minute Man Statue. Given on Elmer Holmes Bobst's 90th birthday in recognition of service.
undated
Box: 27 Horatio Alger Award of Schools and Colleges Association
1965
Box: 61 Alfred P. Sloan Memorial Award
1973
Box: 28 Folder : 2 Theodore Von Karmann Award Certificate
1972
Box: 29 Folder : 1 Pennsylvania Ambassador Award. 1951
1951
Box: 29 Folder : 2 Lancaster, Pa. J.A. Businessman Award. 1974
1974
Box: 29 Folder : 3 American Cancer Society. Honorary Member, National Board. 1962
1962
Box: 29 Folder : 3 Rider College, New Jersey. Honorary L.L.D. [2 certificates]
undated
Box: 29 Folder : 3 American Cancer Society Citation, 1971.
1971
Box: 29 Folder : 4 Pennsylvania State Pharmaceutical Examining Board. Registered Assistant Pharmacist Certificate
1905
Box: 29 Folder : 4 Canadian Foundation for the Advancement of Pharmacy, 1960.
1960
Box: 29 Folder : 4 Hahneman Medical College and Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa. Award. 1970
1970
Box: 29 Folder : 5 U.S. Treasury. [2 citations] 1943.
1943
Box: 29 Folder : 6 U.S. Treasury War Finance Committee, New Jersey. Certificates, 4th through 6th War Loan, 1944.
1944
Box: 29 Folder : 6 U.S. Treasury War Finance Committee. Certificate in recognition of distinguished records, War Loans 1 through 6. 1944
1944
Box: 29 Folder : 6 World War II Veteran Association. Advisory Member. 1944
1944
Box: 29 Folder : 6 Lancaster Rotary Club. Pennsylvania Ambassador Award. 1951
1951
Box: 29 Folder : 6 American Cancer Society, New Jersey. Certificate of Merit
1956
Box: 30 Folder : 1 Lancaster Rotary Club. Pennsylvania Ambassador Award, program.
1951
Box: 30 Folder : 2 American Physicians Art Association. Special Award. 1965
1965
Box: 30 Folder : 3 Mario Negri Institute Foundation. Certificate of Achievement. 1978 (See also: Folder 5).
1978
Box: 30 Folder : 4 Papanicolaou Cancer Research Institute. Founders Certificate. 1977 (See also: Folder 5).
1977
Box: 30 Folder : 5 American Cancer Society Certificate
1959
Box: 30 Folder : 6 Various medals: Mario Negri Institute Foundation, 1978; Papanicolauou Cancer Research Institute, 1977; Chung-Ang University, Seoul, Korea, 1978.
1977-1978

Subseries B: Framed Awards on Display.

Box: 67 Red Cross of Greater New York. War Fund. Certificate of Honor. 1944
1944
Box: 105 Hahnemann Medical College, Philadelphia. Pa. Honorary Doctor of Science Degree. 1957
1957
Box: 62 New York City. John V. Lindsay, Mayor. Citation for Distinguished and Exceptonal Service.
1972
Box: 62 New York City. Abraham D. Beame, Mayor. Certificate of Appreciation on his 90th Birthday. 1974
1974
Box: 84 Pennsylvania State Certificate of Registered Pharmacist.
1905
Box: 66 U.S. War Production Board. Certificate in recognition of Elmer Holmes Bobst's contribution to the war effort
undated
Box: 70 American Cancer Society. Special Citation for Elmer Holmes Bobst's vision in his reorganization of the Society and for his "spiritual and business leadership" in the affairs of the Society. 1959
1959
Box: 69 American Society of Contemporary Medicine and Surgery. Distinguished Service Award. 1972
1972

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Series IV: Articles, Press Releases, Speeches and Correspondence.

Scope and Contents note

Series IV contains articles and newspaper clippings by and about Bobst, plus personal, professional, and political correspondence.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 31 Folder : 1 Newspaper clippings and press releases, 1921-1954.
1921-1954
Box: 31 Folder : 2 Newspaper clippings and press releases, 1955-1956.
1955-1956
Box: 31 Folder : 3 Newspaper clippings and press releases, 1957-1959.
1957-1959
Box: 31 Folder : 4 Newspaper clippings and press releases, 1960-1966.
1960-1966
Box: 31 Folder : 5 Newspaper clippings and press releases, 1967-1973.
1967-1973
Box: 31 Folder : 6 Hoffman-LaRoche, 25th Anniversary Brochure. 1930
1930
Box: 31 Folder : 7 Article: Elmer Bobst-Vitamin King, by Meador Wright. Monthly Magazine of the Oranges and Montclair. Apr. 1943 p.11.
1943
Box: 31 Folder : 8 Elmer Bobst Heads Warner, The Apothecary, Jan. 1946 p.1
1946
Box: 31 Folder : 9 Elmer Holmes Bobst, The Warner Orbis, Jan. 1946 p.1
1946
Box: 31 Folder : 10 Elmer Bobst Started his Career in a Drugstore, National Association of Retail Druggists. Journal, Feb. 4, 1946. p.242.
undated
Box: 31 Folder : 11 Medicine, Time, Apr. 26, 1946. p.76.
1946
Box: 31 Folder : 12 Life Begins at 60, Time, Feb. 11, 1952. p.38.
1952
Box: 31 Folder : 13 Men of Letters, Elmer H. Bobst, Better Impressions, 1st Quarter, 1952. p.8.
1952
Box: 31 Folder : 14 Merger-Minded Warner-Lambert, Fortune, Oct. 1955, p.43.
1955
Box: 31 Folder : 15 Elmer H. Bobst Lauded by Speakers, The Bronze Mortar, (Columbia University College of Pharmacy) June 1957.
1957
Box: 31 Folder : 16 Viewpoint Marketing, Newsweek, Sep. 1, 1958, p.37.
1958
Box: 31 Folder : 17 American Cancer Society Advertisement. NY Times Magazine. Mar. 27, 1960.
1960
Box: 31 Folder : 18 Press Release: Warner-Lambert and 3M Co. merger possible. Aug. 17, 1960.
1960
Box: 31 Folder : 19 Opportunity Still Knocks. Horatio Alger Awards Publication, 1965.
1965
Box: 31 Folder : 20 Bobst Dedication, Hahnemann Alumni News, Fall, 1967. p1.
1967
Box: 31 Folder : 21 Warner-Lambert, the buy it" Company," Television Age, Nov. 7, 1967. p.21.
1967
Box: 31 Folder : 22 And Co-starring Pat Nixon, NY Times Magazine, Sep. 11, 1970. p.27.
1970
Box: 31 Folder : 23 Nixon's 36 Best Friends, Washingtonian, Dec. 1970 p.62.
1970
Box: 31 Folder : 24 Hester, James. New York University, the Urban University Coming of Age. (Newcomen Address, 1970) NY: Newcomen Society, 1971.
1970-1971
Box: 31 Folder : 25 Nixon's Inner Circle of Businessmen, Business Week, Jul. 31, 1971. p.52
1971
Box: 31 Folder : 26 How Splendid the Day, biography of Elmer Holmes Bobst by Robert Alberts. Publisher's announcement. New York University Press Fall Catalogue, 1971. p.76.
1971
Box: 31 Folder : 27 Nixon's Private Circle, U.S. News and World Report, May 7, 1973. p.25.
1973
Box: 31 Folder : 28 Faster! Faster! - Elmer Bobst, Palm Beach Life. Aug. 1973
1973
Box: 31 Folder : 29 Top 20 Addresses [in New York], Town and Country. Sep. 1973 p.40.
1973
Box: 31 Folder : 30 Annals of Law, The New Yorker, Apr. 17, 1989, p.90.
1989
Box: 31 Folder : 31 Dedication of the Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, New York University. (Clippings, guest lists, programs, etc.) Oct.-Dec. 1972
1972
Box: 31 Folder : 32 Gala Bobst Library Open House. (Invitations, clippings, brochures, correspondence, etc.) Oct. 1973
1973
Box: 32 Folder : 1 Address: In honor of Dr. Barell. Basel, Feb. 15, 1936.
1936
Box: 32 Folder : 2 Address: Hoffmann-La Roche 25th Anniversary, 1936.
1936
Box: 32 Folder : 3 Address: Roche Employees, 1942.
1942
Box: 32 Folder : 4 Address: Roche Employees, 1946.
1946
Box: 32 Folder : 5 Address: Federal Reserve Bank Savings Bond Dinner, 1946.
1946
Box: 32 Folder : 6 Address: Security Loan Campaign Dinner, 1948.
1948
Box: 32 Folder : 7 Address: Lititz High School Alumni, June 1948.
1948
Box: 32 Folder : 8 Address: American Pharmaceutical Manufacturers, 1948.
1948
Box: 32 Folder : 9 Address: Connecticut Cancer Society Campaign Dinner, 1949.
1949
Box: 32 Folder : 10 Address: U.S. Savings Bonds, New Jersey Division, 1949.
1949
Box: 32 Folder : 11 Address: Lititz High School Alumni, 1951.
1951
Box: 32 Folder : 12 Address: The Warner-Hudnut Story, 1952.
1952
Box: 32 Folder : 13 Address: Advertising Women's Club of New York, 1952.
1952
Box: 32 Folder : 14 Address: "The Realshav Razor" Introduction, 1953.
1953
Box: 32 Folder : 15 Address: Lititz, PA. High School Ground-breaking, 1955.
1955
Box: 32 Folder : 16 Address. Fairleigh Dickenson College, 1955.
1955
Box: 32 Folder : 17 Address: On achieving life membership in the Canadian Foundation for the Advancement of Pharmacy, 1960.
1960
Box: 32 Folder : 18 Address: Dedication of the Elmer Holmes Bobst Institute of Clinical Research, 1967.
1967
Box: 32 Folder : 19 Article: "Detailing." Druggists Circular, Oct. 1934 p.16.
1934
Box: 32 Folder : 20 Article: "His Biggest Fee." Offprint of an editorial from the Roche Review. 1939
1939
Box: 32 Folder : 21 Article: Three Tales Told of Your Doctor, 1941. Reprinted from Roche Review.
1941
Box: 32 Folder : 22 Article: "Acorns and Oaks," 1943.
1943
Box: 32 Folder : 23 Article: Introduction to Standard Bearers, Jan. 1946
1946
Box: 32 Folder : 24 Article: "Dear Doctor / Dear Nurse" Letters, 1939-1946.
1939-1946
Box: 32 Folder : 25 Article: Introduction to Omnis Orbis Warner, 1949.
1949
Box: 32 Folder : 26 Article: Untitled (on Narcotics 1949).
1949
Box: 32 Folder : 27 Article: "The Sale I Never Forgot," in Printer's Ink, 1954.
1954
Box: 32 Folder : 28 Article: Introduction to 50 Years of Progress, 1928-1978. Hoffman-LaRoche, 1978.
1928-1978
Box: 32 Folder : 29 Article: "The Lure of the Land of Bimini," "Maiden Voyage of Alisa III," "A New Company is Born."
undated
Box: 32 Folder : 30 Letters: To Dr. Barell. [Memoranda no.18-23, discussing Roche, Inc.] 1941.
1941
Box: 32 Folder : 31 Letters: To Mr. Handsman. (2 tls.) 1941, 1944.
1941-1944
Box: 32 Folder : 32 Letter: "An Oscar to Mr. Bobst!" Letter to U.S. physicians in Medical Marketing, Dec. 1946 pg. 4.
1946
Box: 32 Folder : 33 Letter: "On Medical Writing." M.D. Medical News Magazine, Mar. 1958 p.18.
1958
Box: 32 Folder : 34 Report: Bobst-Columbia Plan for Pharmaceutical Education. 1957
1957
Box: 32 Folder : 35 Unpublished: "A Legacy." [Housed with "Life is What You Make It," an autograph manuscript dated "May 3, 81."]
undated
Box: 32 Folder : 36 Unpublished. Biographical data. n.d.
undated
Box: 33 Folder : 1 The death of Elmer Holmes Bobst. Newspaper clippings. Photocopy. 1978
1978
Box: 33 Folder : 2 The death of Elmer Holmes Bobst. Newspaper clippings. Originals. 1978
1978
Box: 33 Folder : 3 The Death of Elmer Holmes Bobst. News release. August, 1978.
1978
Box: 33 Folder : 4 Program for Burial Service. August 4, 1978.
1978
Box: 33 Folder : 5 Memorial Service for Elmer Holmes Bobst. Invitations and program. Sept. 13, 1978.
1978
Box: 33 Folder : 6 Memorial Service speech by Lane W. Adams, Sept. 13, 1978.
1978
Box: 33 Folder : 7 Memorial Service. Invitations list. Sept. 1978
1978
Box: 33 Folder : 8 Memorial Service correspondence.
undated
Box: 33 Folder : 9 Memorial Service list of attendees.
undated
Box: 34 A - H. Letters of Condolence on the Death of Elmer Holmes Bobst.
1978
Box: 35 I - Q. Letters of Condolence. Continuation.
1978
Box: 36 R - Z. Letters of Condolence. Continuation.
1978
Box: 37 Correspondence to Elmer Holmes Bobst. 1901-1910
1901-1910
Box: 37 Folder : 1 Correspondence to Elmer Holmes Bobst. 1901-1910: Isaac Walton Bobst. 5 als. 1906, 1908.
1906-1908
Box: 37 Folder : 2 Correspondence to Elmer Holmes Bobst. 1901-1910: Alice Holmes Bobst. 3 als. 1904
1904
Box: 37 Folder : 3 Correspondence to Elmer Holmes Bobst. 1901-1910: Alice Holmes Bobst. 12 als. 1907
1907
Box: 37 Folder : 4 Correspondence to Elmer Holmes Bobst. 1901-1910: Alice Holmes Bobst. 7 als. 1908, 1910, 1920. 1 als. 1920 [photocopy, 1920. EHB to AHB]
1908-1920
Box: 37 Folder : 5 Correspondence to Elmer Holmes Bobst. 1901-1910: Alice Holmes Bobst. An anthology of verse, Pictures of Memory, annotated by his mother for Elmer Holmes Bobst. 1912
1912
Box: 37 Folder : 6 Correspondence to Elmer Holmes Bobst. 1901-1910: Bobst Family Members. 6 als. 1906-1908.
1906-1908
Box: 37 Folder : 7 Correspondence to Elmer Holmes Bobst. 1901-1910: Ethel Rose Bobst and Elmer Holmes Bobst. 14 als. 1907
1907
Box: 37 Folder : 8 Correspondence to Elmer Holmes Bobst. 1901-1910: Ethel Rose Bobst and Elmer Holmes Bobst. 8 als. 1908, n.d.
1908
Box: 37 Folder : 9 Correspondence to Elmer Holmes Bobst. 1901-1910: High School Commencement Announcement. 1901
1901
Box: 37 Folder : 10 Correspondence to Elmer Holmes Bobst. 1901-1910: Pennsylvania State Pharmaceutical Examining Board. 1906
1906
Box: 37 Folder : 11 Correspondence to Elmer Holmes Bobst. 1901-1910: Pennsylvania State Board of Law Examiners. Admission to preliminary Bar exam. 1907
1906-1908
Box: 38 Folder : 1 Political and Business Correspondence. 1940-1971. Hoffman-LaRoche. 1940-1944.
1940-1944
Box: 38 Folder : 2 Political and Business Correspondence: U.S. Treasury Department. 1943-1944.
1943-1944
Box: 38 Folder : 3 Political and Business Correspondence: Fundraising Correspondence. 1943-1971.
1943-1971
Box: 38 Folder : 4.1 Political and Business Correspondence: Alfred T. Fuchs. 1946-1947 (Basle, Switzerland)
1946-1947
Box: 38 Folder : 4.2 Political and Business Correspondence: Warner-Hudnut. 1952-1954.
1952-1954
Box: 38 Folder : 4.3 Political and Business Correspondence: Warner/Chilcott. 1958
1958
Box: 38 Folder : 5 Political and Business Correspondence: President and Mrs. Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1952-1954. [Includes letters from Press Secretary James Hagerty.]
1952-1954
Box: 38 Folder : 6 Political and Business Correspondence: Alfred E. Driscoll, Governor of New Jersey. 1956
1956
Box: 38 Folder : 7 Political and Business Correspondence: Barnard M. Baruch. 1957, 1959.
1957-1959
Box: 38 Folder : 8 Political and Business Correspondence: President Richard M. Nixon. 1958-1971.
1958-1971
Box: 38 Folder : 9 Political and Business Correspondence: President John F. Kennedy from Elmer Holmes Bobst. 1963
1963
Box: 38 Folder : 10 Political and Business Correspondence: Robert H. Finch, Secretary of HEW. 1969
1969
Box: 38 Folder : 11 Political and Business Correspondence: John N. Mitchell, Attorney General. 1969
1969
Box: 38 Folder : 12 Political and Business Correspondence: William P. Rogers, Secretary of State. 1970
1970
Box: 38 Folder : 13 Political and Business Correspondence: John Tower, Senator. 1970
1970
Box: 38 Folder : 14 Political and Business Correspondence: Donald Schanche. 1971
1971
Box: 38 Folder : 15 Political and Business Correspondence: Social Invitations. 1969-1973.
1969-1973
Box: 39 Folder : 1-5 Isaac W. Bobst Correspondence and Family Memorabilia. Isaac W. Bobst to Leah Bobst. 18als. 1862-1864, 1868, n.d.
1862-1868
Box: 39 Folder : 6 Isaac W. Bobst Correspondence and Family Memorabilia. Spoon used by Isaac W. Bobst while a Prisoner of War at Andersonville Prison. U.S. Civil War.
1864-1865
Box: 39 Folder : 7 Isaac W. Bobst Correspondence and Family Memorabilia. Isaac W. Bobst's Discharge from the Union Army, 1865.
undated
Box: 39 Folder : 8 Isaac W. Bobst Correspondence and Family Memorabilia. Isaac W. Bobst In Memoriam. 1924
1924
Box: 39 Folder : 9 Isaac W. Bobst Correspondence and Family Memorabilia. Joseph Holmes and Scotia Panner. Marriage License. 1851
undated
Box: 39 Folder : 10 Isaac W. Bobst Correspondence and Family Memorabilia. Caroline M. Cox. Commonplace Book. 1859
undated
Box: 40 Folder : 1 Bobst-Columbia Plan for Pharmaceutical Education. Report. January, 1957.
1957
Box: 40 Folder : 2-8. Bobst-Columbia Plan for Pharmaceutical Education. Pharmaceutical Education Symposium. Papers. January, 1957.
1957
Box: 40 Folder : 9-10. Bobst-Columbia Plan for Pharmaceutical Education. Dinner in Honor of Elmer H. Bobst. June 1957.
1957
Box: 40 Folder : 11 Bobst-Columbia Plan for Pharmaceutical Education. Wood, David A. Memoir: Elmer H. Bobst: A Man of the Century. November 1989.
1989
Box: 41 Folder : 1-31 Later documents from Mahmoud Bobst
1974-1993

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Series V: Film, Audio and Video Tape, Slides and Recordings.

Conditions Governing Access

Audiovisual materials have not been preserved and may not be available to researchers.

Scope and Contents

Series V consists of audiovisual materials from Bobst's personal and professional life.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 42 Film, 16mm. Home Movies
1925-1949
Container 1     Title Date
Box: 42 [unknown]

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Format: 16mm film

undated
Box: 42 [Torn Canada]

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Format: 16mm film

1933
Box: 42 [unknown]

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Format: 16mm film

1927-08
Box: 42 [39179/EC2 Original]

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Format: 8mm film

undated
Box: 42 [unknown]

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Format: 16mm film

1928
Box: 42 [From: American Cancer Society]

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Format: 16mm film

1948
Box: 42 [unknown]

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Format: 16mm film

1937-07
Box: 42 [unknown]

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Format: 16mm film

1928-07
Box: 42 [from U.W. Vance Hoffmann-LaRoche]

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Format: 16mm film

1936-05
Box: 42 [Hoffmann-LaRoche]

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Format: 16mm film

1942-05-04
Box: 42 [Bimini]

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Format: 16mm film

1949-02
Box: 42 [unknown]

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Format: 16mm film

1936-05
Box: 42 [unknown]

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Format: 16mm film

undated
Box: 42 [unknown]

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Format: 16mm film

1948-02-22
Box: 42 [Diver (Alex) at Havana Harbor, Key West]

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Format: 16mm film

1948-02-19-1948-02-20
Box: 42 [unknown]

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Format: 16mm film

undated
Box: 42 [unknown]

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Format: 16mm film

1927-08
Box: 42 [unknown]

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Format: 16mm film

undated
Box: 42 [Browns Jaú Trip]

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Format: 16mm film

undated
Box: 42 [From: American Cancer Society]

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Format: 16mm film

1948
Box: 42 [Super SS]

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Format: 16mm film

1933-04
Box: 43 Film, 16mm. Home Movies

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Format: 16mm film

1950-1959
Box: 43 Cassette : cuid21452A, cuid21452B Bobst Family Footage

Scope and Contents

Telecine transfers of Bobst family films.

1950-1959
Box: 43 Film, 16mm. Newsreels
1939-1944
Container 1     Title Date
Box: 43 [News Parade: News of Year 1939]

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Format: 16mm film

Scope and Contents

Housing annotation: sound

1939
Box: 43 [News Parade: News of Year 1940]

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Format: 16mm film

Scope and Contents

Housing annotation: sound

1940
Box: 43 [News Parade: News Parade 1941]

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Format: 16mm film

Scope and Contents

Housing annotation: sound

1941
Box: 43 [News Parade: War in Europe]

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Format: 16mm film

Scope and Contents

Housing annotation: sound

undated
Box: 43 [World Parade: America]

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Format: 16mm film

Scope and Contents

Housing annotation: sound

undated
Box: 43 [News Thrills of 1941, v.2]

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Format: 16mm film

Scope and Contents

Housing annotation: sound

1941
Box: 43 Film, 16mm. Fit and Fair #35, sponsored by Richard Hudnut

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Format: 16mm film, Runtime: 18 minutes

Scope and Contents

Housing annotation: "Films for Industry, 18:00 rt"

undated
Box: 44 Audio Reel. Recorded May 12, 1971. [3 reels]

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Format: 1/4" open reel audio

1971
Box: 44 Audio Reel. Dedication Ceremony, Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, New York University. [3 reels, 2 copies each]

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Format: 1/4" open reel audio

1972-12-16
Box: 44 Bob Hope Promo

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Format: 16mm film

undated
Box: 44 Video Cassette. Elmer Holmes Bobst Memorial Service

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Format: 3/4" Umatic

1978
Box: 44 Amer Career Society. Million Club

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Format: VHS

undated
Box: 44 Unmarked 16 mm open reel films (10)
undated
Container 1     Title Date
Box: 44 [unknown]

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Format: 16mm film

undated
Box: 44 [unknown]

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Format: 16mm film

undated
Box: 44 [unknown]

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Format: 16mm film

undated
Box: 44 [unknown]

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Format: 16mm film

undated
Box: 44 [unknown]

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Format: 16mm film

undated
Box: 44 [unknown]

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Format: 16mm film

undated
Box: 44 [unknown]

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Format: 16mm film

undated
Box: 44 [unknown]

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Format: 16mm film

undated
Box: 44 [unknown]

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Format: 16mm film

undated
Box: 44 [unknown]

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Format: 16mm film

undated
Box: 44 [Mr. Bobst]

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Format: 1/4" Open Reel Audio

undated
Box: 45 American Cancer Society Kick-off Show. [Elmer Holmes Bobst, Bob Hope, Frank Sinatra,et al.]

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Format: Audio cassette

1947
Box: 45 Cancer Drive. [Elmer Holmes Bobst]

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Format: Audio cassette

1948
Box: 45 International Association of Gerontology. [Elmer Holmes Bobst]

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Format: Audio cassette

1951
Box: 45 American Cancer Society. [Elmer Holmes Bobst] 1953.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Format: Audio cassette

1953
Box: 45 Elmer Holmes Bobst Interview with H. Manning, Station CKGM, Montreal.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Format: Audio cassette

1960
Box: 45 Gallatin Award, New York University. Part 1.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Format: Audio cassette

1966
Box: 45 Gallatin Award. Part 2.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Format: Audio cassette

1966
Box: 45 Hahneman Medical College and Hospital Dedication. Part 1.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Format: Audio cassette

undated
Box: 45 Hahneman Medical College and Hospital Dedication. Part 2.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Format: Audio cassette

undated
Box: 45 Audio Cassette. Dr. Norman Vincent Peale. 2 cassettes]

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Format: Audio cassette

undated
Box: 45 Audio Cassettes of Elmer Holmes Bobst and others. Various Public Addresses by Elmer Holmes Bobst. Side A. (1) Henry Morgan Show. Cancer Appeal. 1948 (2) Special American Show. 1950 (3) American Cancer Society. n.d. (4) "Cancer Control in America". U.S. State Dept. O.I.C. Side B. (1) "You and Medicine." CBS. 1951 (2) Pharmacy Week Program. 1947 (3) Elmer Holmes Bobst Talk on Mutual Broadcasting. 1947

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Format: Audio cassette

1947-1951
Box: 45 Audio Cassettes of Elmer Holmes Bobst and others. Christmas Messages. Side A. Greetings from Elmer Holmes Bobst, Side B. Mendelssohn. Musical Selections.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Format: Audio cassette

1950-1956
Box: 45 Audio Cassettes of Elmer Holmes Bobst and others. Presenting Personal Philosophies of Thoughtful People. Interviews by Edward R. Murrow. [Elmer Holmes Bobst et al.]

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Format: Audio cassette

undated
Box: 45 Audio Cassettes of Elmer Holmes Bobst and others. If I'm Elected; The Actual Voices of Our Presidents and Their Opponent

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Format: Audio cassette

1892-1952
Box: 45 Audio Cassettes of Elmer Holmes Bobst and others. President Richard M. Nixon. Inaugural Ceremonies.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Format: Audio cassette

1969
Box: 46 Folder : 1-6 Slides. Dedication Ceremony, Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, New York University; unmarked slides
1954-1972
Box: 57 Phonograph Records of Elmer Holmes Bobst audiocassettes
1947-1970
Box: 58

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Series VI: Miscellaneous Items and Oversize.

Scope and Contents

Series VI includes artifacts and art Bobst collected on the pharmaceutical industry, items from Bobst's yachts, framed photographs inscribed to him, and furnishings from his office.

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 92 Ship's bell from the yacht Dodo
undated
Box: 93 Section of ship's keel from the yacht Alisa V
undated
Box: 93 War memorabilia in Japanese box.
undated
Box: 99 Ship's clock presented to Elmer Holmes Bobst.
undated
Box: 96 Ship's barometer.
undated
Folder: 12, left Chart for cruise of the Alisa IV
1951
Box: 68 Framed photo of Elmer Bobst with President Eisenhower
undated
Box: 65 Framed reproduction of Bernard Baruch portrait and handwritten note
1954
Box: 64 Framed photo of Mr. Bobst with President Nixon
undated
Box: 64 Frame photo of Mr. and Mrs. Bobst on Library construction site
undated
Box: 69 Framed photograph of Elmer Holmes Bobst's 85th birthday at the White House with the Nixons
undated
Box: 67 Framed certificate from US Treasury
1945
Box: 66 Framed photograph of the yacht Alisa V
undated
Box: 70 Framed black and white photo of the Hoffman-LaRoche Building
undated
Box: 79 Ceramic figuring of man in yellow military attire
undated
Box: 76 White molded glass "ADEPS BENZ"
undated
Box: 77 White molded glass jar "UNG. IODOFORM'
undated
Box: 72 Ceramic jar "OXID: FERR: R: C:"
undated
Box: 60 ceramic jar "PACATAL", gilded lettering
undated
Box: 60 ceramic jar "Pacatal", blue lettering
undated
Box: 60 ceramic jar "Peritrate", blue lettering
undated
Box: 60 ceramic jar "Gelusil", blue lettering
undated
Box: 73 Ceramic apothecary jar "I irios D F en Polvo"
undated
Box: 80 bronze mortar and pestle, from Columbia University College of Pharmacy
1957
Box: 74 Ceramic apothecary jar "Unguento Rosado"
undated
Box: 82 Ceramic apothecary jar "Farmacia Central: Estoraq"
undated
Box: 75 Ceramic apothecary jar "Farmacia el Amparo: Aguedita"
undated
Box: 83 Ceramic apothecary jar "Farmacia el Amparo: Oxalico"
undated
Box: 78 Ceramic figure of man in blue and red military attire
undated
Box: 98 Glass jar "syr. rhei. ar"
undated
Box: 100 Glass jar "pot. bichro"
undated
Box: 100 Glass jar "tinct. sanguin"
undated
Box: 98 Brown blown glass jar
undated
Box: 59 greenish clear blown glass jar
undated
Box: 59 greenish clear blown glass jar
undated
Box: 59 globe shaped blown glass pill container with pills
undated
Box: 81 unmarked mortar and pestle
undated
Item: MSS.067.cuid20364 Bronze sculpture of lion eating rabbit on top of faux wood base
undated
Item: MSS.067.cuid20365 Side table with three drawers
undated
Box: 63 framed photograph of Mrs. Bobst
undated
Box: 27 pen and clock set from Dick Nixon
1957
Box: 26 Elmer H. Bost Award Contributing to Arts and Letters
undated
Item: MSS.067.cuid20369 area rug
undated
Item: MSS.067.cuid20370 upholstered chair (salmon upholstery)
undated
Item: MSS.067.cuid20371 Mr. Bobst's desk
undated
Item: MSS.067.cuid20372 small side desk
undated
Item: MSS.067.cuid20373 Mr. Bobst's chair
undated
Item: MSS.067.cuid20374 globe with wood stand
undated
Box: 89 Booklet: "Some Stirring Relics of Historical Times"
1938
Box: 89 Boxed Booklet: "Ionosphere, The Nearness of Distance." Eastern Airlines
1975
Box: 105 Elmer Holmes Bobst. Portrait, framed
1940
Box: 97 Roche, Inc. With an image of Elmer Holmes Bobst. Print, framed. By Dante V. DeFlorio
undated
Box: 94 Nixon Presidential Library certificate and letter, framed.
1989-02-01
Box: 95 Richard M. Nixon. Photograph Portrait
undated
Box: 95 High School Diploma, Lititz, Pa.
1901-05-30
Box: 95 Elmer Bobst Insurance Certificates
1919-03-131977-05-251917-03-13
Box: 97 University Heights, New York University. Print, framed
1967-06-22

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Series VII: Books and Periodicals Belonging to Elmer Holmes Bobst.

Scope and Contents

Series VII contains selected books from Bobst's personal library, including family bibles. Also in this series are periodicals with articles by or about Bobst.

Box
47
Box
48
Box
49
Box
51
Box
52
Box
53
Box
54
Box
55
Box
56
Box
106
 

Subseries A: Books

Box
50
 

Subseries B: Periodicals with articles about Elmer Holmes Bobst., 1943-1967

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