Collection ID: 4079644 MS#0104

Collection context


Berg, Aaron W., 1903-1978
2 linear feet and 4 boxes
English .
Preferred citation:

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Aaron W. Berg papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.


Scope and Content:

Correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, memorabilia, and printed materials concerning Berg's lifelong interest in and work for his alma mater. Berg served the University in many capacities such as vice-president and president of the Alumni Association of Columbia College, 1954-1958, and member of the board of directors of the Alumni Federation of Columbia University, 1946-1958. The correspondence deals chiefly with alumni affairs; some of the major correspondents include Harry J. Carman, Lawrence Chamberlain, Frank S. Hogan, Mr & Mrs Richard Rodgers, and Arthur Hays Sulzberger. Among the photographs are two signed by Dwight D. Eisenhower. Also included is a typescript memoir of Berg's three years as a student in the Columbia School of Law (1927). Berg collaborated with three other students on this memoir. Aaron Berg's correspondence with Dwight D. Eisenhower is at the Eisenhower Library. Also included are literary autographs and manuscripts purchased on the Aaron Berg Fund.

Biographical / Historical:

Lawyer and active alumnus of Columbia University (A.B. 1924; LL.B. 1927).

Acquisition information:

Source of acquisition--Berg, Aaron W. Method of acquisition--Bequest; Date of acquisition--07/13/1990. Accession number--M-90-07-13.

9 items by John Howard Payne: Source of acquisition--6346B (Berg). Method of acquisition--Purchase; Date of acquisition--04/09/1996. Accession number--M-96-04-09.

A. Lang letter: Source of acquisition--6346B(Berg) (Auerbach). Method of acquisition--Purchase; Date of acquisition--05/27/1998. Accession number--M-98-05-27.

Bequest of Aaron W. Berg, 1979 1980.

Processing information:

Processed BRC 07/13/1990.

9 items by John Howard Payne Cataloged HR 06/27/1996.

A. Lang letter Cataloged HR 06/18/1998.


Selected materials cataloged; remainder arranged.


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Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Aaron W. Berg papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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