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Lehman Brothers Collection
The Lehman Brothers Collection is an important resource for the study of modern business history and provides scholars with a rare opportunity to access twentieth-century corporate records. The collection consists of two components: company deal book and business records. The deal books document many of Lehman Brothers' notable investment projects from the 1920s to the 1980s. The Lehman Brothers business records cover the administrative operations of the firm from the late 19th century to the 2000s.
Lehman Special Correspondence Files
The Special Correspondence Files of the Herbert Lehman Papers contain correspondence with nearly 1,000 individuals from 1864 through 1982. Beginning with letters from Lehman's family in the late nineteenth century, the series documents the range and scope of Lehman's long career in public service. In addition to family letters, the Special Correspondence Files contain letters from every President of the U. S. from Franklin Roosevelt to Lyndon Johnson, as well as from notables such as Dean Acheson, Benjamin Cardozo, Paul Douglas, Felix Frankfurter, W. Averill Harriman, Harold Ickes, Robert F. Kennedy, Fiorello LaGuardia, Henry Morgenthau, Alfred E. Smith, Adlai Stevenson, and Robert Wagner, among many others.