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Guide to the Richard C. Patterson, Jr. Scrapbooks
 MS 3184

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Patterson, Richard C., Jr. (Richard Cunningham), 1886-1966
Title: Richard C. Patterson, Jr. scrapbooks
Dates [inclusive]: 1879-1966
Abstract: The collection holds twelve oversize scrapbooks, eleven of which consist almost entirely of clippings and which trace the career of Richard C. Patterson, Jr. from his appointment as New York City's Commissioner of Correction in 1927; through his positions in private industry and government in the 1930s-1940s and as ambassador to Yugoslavia, Guatemala and Switzerland in the 1940s-1950s; and to his tenure as New York's Commissioner of Public Events in the 1950s-1966. The first scrapbook of the collection holds a broader range of documents, principally from Patterson's early life and career, including documents related to his position as head of the administrative office for the American Commission to Negotiate Peace in France after World War I.
Quantity: 9 Linear feet in 6 boxes (12 volumes)
Location: Materials in this collection may be stored offsite. For more information on making arrangements to consult them, please visit
Language: The documents in the collection are primarily in English, but there are many in Spanish, German, and French, and a few in Chinese.
Call Phrase: MS 3184