Lehman was Lieutenant Governor of New York, 1928-1932; Governor of New York, 1933-1942; Director General of the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (UNRRA), 1943-1946; Senator of New York, 1949-1956; and partner in Lehman Brothers, 1908-1928.
Correspondence, manuscripts of writings, documents, sound recordings, motion pictures, political cartoons, clippings, printed material, and memorabilia. These document Lehman's early business career and his careers as Lieutenant Governor of New York, Governor of New York, Director General of UNRRA, and Senator from New York. Also documented are Lehman's college years, his retirement years, and family and personal life. Materials dating from 1858 relate to his father and grandfather. Correspondents include Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, Herbert C. Hoover, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Hubert H. Humphrey, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Lady Bird Johnson.
In order to make the Lehman collections easier for patrons to request and access, the access to the collections will be very limited through June 2009. Please contact Susan Hamson<mailto:sgh2105@columbiaedu>, Curator of Manuscripts, if you have further questions. Although access is very limited at this time, every effort will be made to accommodate your research needs if at all possible.
Readers must use microfilm of materials specified above.