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Guide to the Irving S. Olds Papers
 MS 325

New-York Historical Society
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Container List

Series V. Photographs & Ephemera, 1907-1962. 1.38 Linear feet

Scope and Contents

This series contains ephemeral material. This includes documents from throughout his life, such as passports. It also includes photographs that were found within the collection, various news clippings, certificates, and awards.


The first part of this series contains photographs of Olds that are organized by subject. Immediately following, are various awards and ephemeral booklets. Ending the series are newsclippings that were amalgamated from throughout the accessioned material when no original order or context could be determined. There are five folders of oversize material in box 12.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 9 Folder : 4 Photos - Portraits of Olds
Offsite-Box: 9 Folder : 5 Photos - Cooper Union

Scope and Contents

Contains photos from events at Cooper Union, a university in which Olds was heavily involved, such as groundbreaking ceremonies, official dinners, commencements, and installations of new administrators

Offsite-Box: 9 Folder : 6 Photos - Waldorf Astoria

Scope and Contents

Contains photos from the Dinner of the National Fund for Medical Education at the Waldorf Astoria

Offsite-Box: 9 Folder : 7 Photos - 55th Reunion of Olds's Graduation from Yale
Offsite-Box: 9 Folder : 8 Photo - Wagner, Robert F.

Scope and Contents

Photograph of Olds with Mayor Wagner, featuring an autograph by Wagner

c. 1950s
Offsite-Box: 9 Folder : 9 Photos - Miscellaneous

Scope and Contents

Includes but is not limited to photos of Olds taken at universities such as Cooper Union, Syracuse, Drexel, and Yale, a photo from the dinner celebrating the 150th anniversary of the formation of N-YHS, photos of Olds participating in a New York Public Library fundraiser, photos of people possibly connected to the Blooming Grove Park Association, and photos of the SS Irving S Olds. Also includes one photograph taken in 1960 in Moscow of the World's Fair 1964-65 Delegation, which includes Olds, USSR Foreign Minister Gromyko, and the other members of the committee.

Box: 12 Folder : 6 Photos - Reunions

Scope and Contents

Contains 1960 reunion photos from Harvard Law School, Class of 1910, a 1957 photo of Yale Class of 1907, and a photo from each of the annual dinners of the U.S. Steel corporation from 1958-1961

Box: 12 Folder : 7 Photo - White and Case Group
c. 1950s
Box: 12 Folder : 8 Photos - White and Case Portraits

Scope and Contents

Includes individual photos of Franklin Remington, Charles Fay, and Justin White, all inscribed by the subjects. Also includes a photo of Perley Noyes along with his memorial booklet

Box: 12 Folder : 9 Photo - Opening Night at Lincoln Center
Box: 12 Folder : 3 Dinner Menu from White and Case Anniversary Celebration
Offsite-Box: 9 Folder : 10-11 Awards (2 folders)

Scope and Contents

Contains a booklet commemorating Olds, presented to him upon his retirement from U.S. Steel, and certificates from American Judicature Society, Chamber of Commerce, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Public Library Citizens Advisory Committee, Board of Governors of the American Red Cross, American Bar Association, Academy of Political Science in the City of New York, United States Department of the Navy, Trans World Airlines Ambassadors Club, and National Wildlife Federation

Box: 12 Folder : 5 Awards

Scope and Contents

Contains certificates from the Pinnacle Club, Yale University, Sons of the Revolution, 1964-65 New York World's Fair, Society of the New York Hospital, and New-York Historical Society

Folder: Oversize-Large Erie (Pennsylvania) High School diploma
Offsite-Box: 9 Folder : 13 Passports
Offsite-Box: 9 Folder : 14 Yale Ephemera
Box: 12 Folder : 4 Elihu Yale Poster
Offsite-Box: 9 Folder : 15 Miscellaneous Ephemera
Offsite-Box: 9 Folder : 16 News Clippings
Offsite-Box: 9 Folder : 17 U.S. Steel Clippings

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