Frederick Wiedman Jr. collection of Presidential papers

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Collection Overview
Biographical/Historical Information
Scope and Content
Additional Finding Aids
Subject Headings
Information for Researchers
Administrative Information
Related Materials

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Title
Frederick Wiedman Jr. collection of Presidential papers
Inclusive Date(s)
1783-1973
Abstract
The Frederick Wiedman Jr. Collection of Presidential Papers is a fascinating group of documents with the signature of 39 United States Presidents 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.
Extent
3.0 Linear feet (3 flat boxes)
Location
Collection is located in C.S.North - Shelf 2.
Repository
RIT Archive Collections
RIT Libraries
Wallace Center
90 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, New York, 14623
(585) 475-2557
raswml@rit.edu
Language
English

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Biographical/Historical Information (Collapse)

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.

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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.

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Additional Finding Aids (Collapse)

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

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Subject Headings (Collapse)

Personal Name(s)

  • Adams, John Quincy , 1767-1848
  • Adams, John, 1735-1826
  • Arthur , Chester A. ( Chester Alan) , 1829-1886
  • Buchanan , James, 1791-1868
  • Carter, Jimmy, 1924-
  • Coolidge, Calvin , 1872-1933
  • Eisenhower, Dwight D., (Dwight David), 1890-1969
  • Fillmore, Millard, 1800-1874
  • Ford, Gerald R., 1913-2006
  • Garfield , James A. ( James Abram) , 1831-1881
  • Grant, Ulysses S. , 1822-1885
  • Grover, Cleveland , 1837-1908
  • Harding, Warren G. ( Warren Gamaliel) , 1865-1923
  • Harrison, Benjamin, 1833-1901
  • Harrison, William Henry, 1773-1841
  • Hayes, Rutherford Birchard , 1822-1893
  • Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964
  • Jackson, Andrew , 1767-1845
  • Jefferson, Thomas , 1743-1826
  • Johnson, Andrew, 1808-1875
  • Johnson, Lyndon B. ( Lyndon Baines) , 1908-1973
  • Kennedy, John, F. ( John Fitzgerald) , 1917-1963
  • Lincoln, Abraham , 1809-1865
  • Madison, James, 1751-1836
  • McKinley, William , 1843-1901
  • Monroe, James, 1758-1831
  • Nixon, Richard , 1913-1994
  • Pierce, Franklin, 1804-1869
  • Polk, James K (James Knox) , 1795-1849
  • Reagan, Ronald, 1911-2004
  • Roosevelt , Franklin D. ( Franklin Delano) , 1882-1945
  • Roosevelt, Theodore , 1858-1919
  • Taft, William Howard , 1857-1930
  • Taylor, Zachary , 1784-1850
  • Truman , Harry S. , 1884-1972
  • Tyler, John, 1790-1862
  • Van Buren, Martin , 1782-1862
  • Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924

Occupation(s)

  • United States presidents.

Genre(s)

  • Autographs (manuscripts)
  • Papers (document genres)

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Preferred Citation

Frederick Wiedman Jr. collection of Presidential papers, RIT Archive Collections

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open to researchers.

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Administrative Information (Collapse)

Collection ID

RITArc.0459

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Lisa Witt in April 2013.

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Related Materials

RIT Collection of Presidential Papers.

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