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Guide to the Brooke Astor Papers
 MS 3157

New-York Historical Society
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New York, NY 10024
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Collection processed by Eri Matsuda and Larry Weimer

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Astor, Brooke
Title: Brooke Astor papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1884-2007
Abstract: The collection includes personal papers and photographs of the socialite and philanthropist Brooke Astor, as well as some documents concerning her parents, other family members, and her husbands, especially Vincent Astor. Correspondence and photographs, mostly from the 1970s-2002, reflect Brooke Astor's social and philanthropic connections. The collection also holds some of Brooke's diaries and other writings, and family photographs, including an album dating from Brooke's father's tenure as a U.S. Marine in Hawaii and in China. Her father's time as American High Commissioner in Haiti in the 1920s is represented by a set of letters written by Brooke's mother from Port-au-Prince.
Quantity: 8 Linear feet in 7 boxes + 1 oversize folder
Location: Materials in this collection are stored offsite. For more information on making arrangements to consult them, please visit
Language: The documents in the collection are in English.
Call Phrase: MS 3157