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Frederick Wiedman Jr. collection of Presidential papers

 Collection — Box: 1-3
Identifier: RITArc-0459

Scope and Contents

The Frederick Wiedman Jr. collection of Presidential papers contains 39 paper documents signed by each United States President from George Washington to Barack Obama. Ranging from the personal to the official, the papers touch on a variety of topics. There are a number of letters as well as more unusual documents like shipping and custom receipts.

Dates

  • 1783-1973

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Biographical / Historical

The collection was assembled by Frederick Wiedman Jr., a long-time Rochester attorney and supporter of RIT. He established the Frederick and Anna B. Wiedman Professorship in Imaging Science in recognition of his parents in 1985 and joined the RIT Board of Trustees in 1986. Upon his death in 1995, he bequeathed the major portion of his assets to the university to directly support educational programs. This collection of presidential signatures was part of his bequeath.

Extent

3 Linear Feet (3 flat boxes)

Language

English

Overview

The Frederick Wiedman Jr. Collection of Presidential papers is a fascinating group of documents each signed by one of our 39 United States Presidents. The collection provides a glimpse into the lives of the individuals who have held the most important office in the nation.

The collection was assembled by Frederick Wiedman Jr, a long-time Rochester attorney and supporter of RIT.

Physical Location

Collection is located in C.S.North - Shelf 2.

Other Finding Aids

In addition to this finding aid, an inventory is available below. For more information, please contact the RIT Archive Collections.

Frederick Wiedman Jr. collection of Presidential papers

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Lisa Witt in April 2013.
Title
Frederick Wiedman Jr. collection of Presidential papers
Subtitle
RIT Archives
Status
Published
Author
Lisa Witt
Date
24 April 2013
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Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the RIT Archive Collections Repository

Contact:
RIT Libraries
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Rochester NY 14623 USA
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