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Guide to the Edgar J. Nathan, Jr. Papers
1808-1976
 MS 438

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Creator: Nathan, Edgar J., Jr., 1891-1965
Title: Edgar J. Nathan, Jr. papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1808-1976
Abstract: The Edgar J. Nathan, Jr. papers include documents related to Nathan's civic service as a politician and communitarian, particularly within Jewish organizations. The collection includes speeches, correspondence, reports, and memorabilia from his time as a delegate to the 1938 New York Constitutional Convention, as Manhattan Borough President (1941-1945), and as a Justice to the New York Supreme Court (1946-1965), in addition to containing papers on his lifelong work in the Jewish community, particularly with Congregation Shearith Israel and the Jewish Theological Seminary. Print matter (much of it related to Judaism), photographs, general personal correspondence, and materials related to his time in the practice of law or in the service of the War Trade Board during World War I can also be found in the collection, along with limited materials related to Nathan's ancestry and early Jewish immigration to America.
Quantity: 22.1 Linear feet in 18 record cartons, one flat box, and three oversize folders
Call Phrase: MS 438