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   Sam Zell Automatons, 1999-2006.

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Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date; Sam Zell Automatons; Box; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.:MS#1602
Bib ID:9180164 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Zell, Sam, 1941-
Title:Sam Zell Automatons, 1999-2006.
Physical description:8 linear ft. (8 oversized custom boxes)
Language(s): Material is in English
Access: This collection is located on-site. This collection has no restrictions.  More information »

Arrangement

Arrangement

Material is organized chronologically

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Description

Scope and Content

Collection of eight automatons. Samuel "Sam" Zell. Billionaire investor and chairman of Equity Group Investments, an investment firm focused on transportation, real-estate, energy, media and healthcare industries. Mr. Zell has 675 automatons made each year and gives them out as New Year's presents. The automatons are freestanding sculptural objects that represent a different topic each year. They are charged with an AC adaptor and then started by the push of a button. They begin by playing a new year's message from Sam Zell and then continue with a song parody, generally about the economy (although the 2004 automaton is about the election). The automatons move at the same time as they play the message and song.

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Using the Collection

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Access Restrictions

This collection is located on-site.

This collection has no restrictions.

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; Sam Zell Automatons; Box; 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

Items processed 02/10/2012 Wes Alcenat

Finding aid written 02/10/ Wes Alcenat

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion February 10, 2012 Finding aid written in English.
    2012-02-10 xml document instance created by Carrie Hintz

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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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History / Biographical Note

Biographical Note

Samuel "Sam" Zell. Billionaire investor and chairman of Equity Group Investments, an investment firm focused on transportation, real-estate, energy, media and healthcare industries.

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