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   Lawrence A. Wien Papers, 1954-1982

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Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Lawrence A. Wien Papers, Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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Summary Information

At a Glance

Bib ID:4079665 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Wien, Lawrence A., 1905-1988.
Title:Lawrence A. Wien Papers, 1954-1982
Physical description:57.5 linear ft. (ca. 57,500 items in 125 boxes & 1 oversize folder).
Language(s):In English
Access: This collection has no restrictions. This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.  More information »

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into 14 series:

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Description

Scope and Content

Correspondence, documents, financial records and memorabilia. The personal correspondence of Lawrence A. Wien, 1960-1983; including memoirs and notes on interests both personal and financial. The Lawrence A. Wien Foundation files include correspondence, 1958-1976, information on the Foundation's 10-year trust, and information on tax returns. Files for the Charles and Rosanna Batchelor Memorial fund consist of general correspondence, grant requests, and miscellaneous financial documents. The Committee to Increase Corporate Philanthropic Giving files comprise a large part of the collection. Among the numerous individual corporations represented are the American Broadcasting Company and the Zale Company. Wien's Foundation for the Improvement of Housing Arrangements for Official Foreign Personnel has personal files for each person receiving the Foundation's benefits, guarantees for those individuals, and letters ment to solicit funds from various corporations.

In addition to information on other philanthropic interests, the collection contains Wien's dealings with Brandeis University, including correspondence, estate records, and folders on investors in the Wien International Scholarship Program (WISP). There are also Columbia University files including correspondence, 1967-1975, investment schedules for Wien's

There are also Columbia University files including correspondence, 1967-1975, investment schedules for Wien's Scholarship program at the Columbia Law School, and several lottery tickets in connection with his philanthropy to Columbia. Wiens's interests in the media and perfroming arts are represented in files on the Educational Broadcasting Corporation, Institute of International Education, and various dramatic productions he sponsored, including "Fiddler on the Roof," "Music Man," and "Zorba the Greek," as well as his dealings with Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. Also included is material on his involvement in the construction of the Apestuck Golf Club and his term as a Con Edison trustee. The collection also contains some personal memorabilia.

Series I: Personal Files

Subseries I.1: Personal Correspondence, 1960 - 1982

Series II: L. A. Wien Foundation, Inc. Files

Correspondence, 1958–1976

Series III: Charles and Rosanna Batchelor Memorial, Inc. Files

Series IV: Committee to Increase Corporate Philanthropic Giving Files

Series V: Foundation for Improvement of Housing Arrangements for Official Foreign

*Personnel, Inc. Files*

Series VI: Miscellaneous Philanthropic Interests Files

Series VII: Brandeis University Files

Series VIII: Columbia University Files

Series IX: Miscellaneous Studies and Publications

Series X: Performing Arts (Individual Productions) Files

Series XI: Lincoln Center Files

Series XII: Apestuck Golf Club Construction Corp. Files

Series XIII: Con Edison's Summary Reports to Trustees Files

Series XIV: Memorabilia

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Using the Collection

Offsite

Access Restrictions

This collection has no restrictions.

 This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

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Restrictions on Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish material from the collection must be requested from the Curator of Manuscripts/University Archivist, Rare Book and Manuscript Library (RBML). The RBML approves permission to publish that which it physically owns; the responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Lawrence A. Wien Papers, Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries. Rare Book and Manuscript Library; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division

Processing Information

processed 08/29/1990 MW

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion June 26, 2009 Finding aid written in English.
    2010-04-02 Legacy finding aid created from Pro Cite.

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Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Genre/Form

HeadingCUL Archives:
Portal
CUL Collections:
CLIO
Nat'l / Int'l Archives:
ArchiveGRID
Albums.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Annual reports.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Applications.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Bills (financial).PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Certificates.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Directories.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Financial records.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Insurance policies.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Invitations.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Leases.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Memorabilia.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Minutes.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Photographs.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Plaques.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Prospectuses.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Reports.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Speeches.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Stock certificates.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Tax returns.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Tickets.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Subjects

HeadingCUL Archives:
Portal
CUL Collections:
CLIO
Nat'l / Int'l Archives:
ArchiveGRID
Benefactors.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Brandeis University.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Businessmen.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Charitable giving.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Charities.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
College trustees.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Columbia University.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Consolidated Edison Company of New York, inc.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Endowments.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of New York.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Institute of International Education (New York, N.Y.)PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Lawyers.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Musical theater.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Philanthropists.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Scholarships.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

Biographical Note

Trustee, Columbia University, 1966-1972 (Columbia B.A., 1925; LLB, 1927). Philanthropist, lawyer and entrepreneur.

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