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Guide to the James G. Harbord Papers
1902-1949
 MS 1493

New-York Historical Society
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Collection processed by CUNY fellows Lauren Bailey, Karen Hammer, Jenny LeRoy, and Sophia Natasha Sunseri

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on January 15, 2019
Description is in English

Descriptive Summary

Title: James G. Harbord Papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1902-1949
Abstract: This collection consists primarily of non-business correspondence to and from Army officer and businessman James G. Harbord during his tenure as President and Chairman of RCA. Correspondents include military associates and friends, as well as a wide range of people and institutions soliciting Harbord's support, endorsement, or participation in various capacities relating to his military and RCA careers. Letters discuss political and military issues, corporate culture, memberships, talks and addresses, social engagements, and travel. Includes many pamphlets and brochures, as well as other ephemera. The collection also includes a smaller amount of military papers from Harbord's service in the Philippines from 1903 to 1913 and in France during WWI.
Quantity: 63 Linear Feet
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Call Phrase: MS 1493