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Guide to the Irving S. Olds Papers
1818-1963
 MS 325

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Olds, Irving S. (Irving Sands), 1887-1963
Title: Irving S. Olds papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1818-1963
Abstract: This collection consists of the personal papers of Irving S. Olds, a former President of the New-York Historical Society. He led a notable life, as a clerk for Chief Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, as a law partner at White & Case, as CEO of U.S. Steel, and as an avid supporter of the arts. The majority of this collection dates from later in his life, primarily from the late 1940s to the early 1960s. Although he was still involved with U.S. Steel and White and Case during those years, the majority of this collection consists of personal correspondence, personal records of his own finances and history, diaries outlining his daily activities during his retirement, and ephemeral items from his life. The earlier records consist of mostly personal matters as well, despite his abundant use of White & Case stationery.
Quantity: 18.25 Linear feet in 11 record cartons, 2 flat boxes, and 1 oversize folder
Call Phrase: MS 325