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Subgroup 15: Board of Trustees personal papers, 1836-1964

Identifier: NL Archives 02/15

  • Staff Only

Scope and Contents

Includes personal and Newberry Library related papers of members of the Newberry Library Board of Trustees. Papers pertain to Library administrative matters (Blatchford), collections donated to the Library by Trustee collectors (Ayer, Graff, Greenlee), and other business and personal affairs.


  • 1836-1964

Conditions Governing Access

The Newberry Library Archives are open for research in the Special Collections Reading Room; 1 box at a time (Priority III).

Unprocessed records are available by appointment only. Advance notice is necessary, particularly for administrative files, so that files may be screened for personnel records that are removed when records are processed.

Files containing personal or confidential information about individuals (including individual files on members of the Board of Trustees, individual donor files and records reporting the donations of an individual, personnel records, payroll records, and individual accepted fellows files) are closed for 30 years.


31.9 Linear Feet (58 boxes and 6 oversize boxes)


Organized in four series: Eliphalet Wickes Blatchford papers (02/15/01), Edward E. Ayer papers (02/15/02), Everett D. Graff papers (02/15/03), and William B. Greenlee papers (02/15/04).


Repository Details

Part of the The Newberry Library - Modern Manuscripts Repository

60 West Walton Street
Chicago Illinois 60610 United States