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Guide to the Records of B. Altman & Co.
1876-1955 (Bulk 1881-1933)
  MS 31

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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on October 19, 2011
Description is in English.

Container List

Series I. President Michael Friedsam, 1915-1933, undated

Scope and Contents note

Contains material relating to B. Altman & Co. President Michael Friedsam (President, 1913-1931), divided into four subseries.

Subseries 1. Correspondence, 1915-1918, undated

Scope and Contents note

Includes material relating to B. Altman & Co., the Altman Foundation, the Fifth Avenue Association, the Fusion Committee of 1917, charitable organizations, and Friedsam's art collection. Also included are letters from jobseekers and letters of introduction, congratulatory and thank you letters, and wedding and funeral invitations.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Letters received
1915-1916
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Letters received
1917 Jan.-June
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Letters received
1917 July-Dec.
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Letters received
1918 Jan.-June
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Letters received
1918 July-Dec.
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Letters received
Undated
Subseries 2. Associations, clubs, and charity material, 1917-1918, undated

Scope and Contents note

Includes donation lists, meeting minutes, circulars re: luncheon and dinner meetings, and report. Organizations include the Uptown Club (minutes), the Friars club, Merchant's Association, Harmonie Club, and unidentified organizations.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Associations, clubs, charity material
1917-1918, undated
Subseries 3. Stock and bond records, 1921-1933

Scope and Contents note

Includes records for Friedsam and the Delion Corp.: industrial, bank, mining, oil, public utilities, and railroad stocks and bonds; city and state bonds.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Volume: Vol Folder : Stock and bond records, M. Friedsam/ Delion Corp.
1921-1933
Subseries 4. News clippings, 1929-1931

Scope and Contents note

Clippings from New York City newspapers regarding Friedsam, including social events, charity work, the Fifth Avenue Association, and B. Altman & Co.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Volume: Vol Folder : News clippings re: Michael Friedsam
1929-1931

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