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Guide to the James G. Harbord Papers
 MS 1493

New-York Historical Society
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New York, NY 10024
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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 June 23, 2021
Finding aid is written in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Harbord, James G. (James Guthrie), 1866-1947
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
Location: Materials are stored offsite and advance notice is required for use. Please contact prior to your research visit to coordinate access. Keep in mind that it will take between two (2) and five (5) business days for collections to arrive, and you should plan your research accordingly.
Language: The documents in the collection are in English.
Call Phrase: MS 1493