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Elihu Root Papers

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: yhm-arc-0000-014

Content Description

Maps, architectural drawings, photographs, and personal papers of Elihu Root, 1904-1930 -- Contains the unofficial correspondence of Elihu Root (Family and Official Papers are held in the Library of Congress). Extensive collection of personal correspondence and correspondence related to his office-holding and various public appointments and activities, these include: Chair of the New York State Constitutional Convention; 1917 Mission to Russia; Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; Metropolitan Museum of Art; New York Public Library; legal cases in which he served as counsel. Collection also includes a substantial number of photographs.

Acquisition Type



Mary Root, Elihu Root III, Elihu Root

Restrictions Apply



  • Creation: 1904 - 1930



35 Linear Feet (Extent: 30 Boxes; 1 Folio; 1 3" 3' and 1 6" 3' Tube; 2.7 cubic ft box; 7 Cataloged Photograph Albums (2 cubic feet); one wooden box; 12 photograph albums; two folios; 2 unframed photographs; 1 diploma tube; 3 scrapbooks; 10 framed photographs; 2 rolled items; 1 additional items)