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MS Am 1436

Gay, Edwin F. (Edwin Francis), 1867-1946. Edwin F. Gay papers on the New York Post, 1917-1924: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 1436
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Gay, Edwin F. (Edwin Francis), 1867-1946.
Title: Edwin F. Gay papers on the New York Post,
Date(s): 1917-1924.
Quantity: 1 collection (5 boxes (2.5 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Papers of American economic historian, editor and president of the New York Post Edwin F. Gay.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

55M-259. Gift of Mrs. Godfrey Davies; received: 1954.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Edwin F. Gay Papers on the New York Post, 1917-1924 (MS Am 1436). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Gay was an economic historian and the first dean of the Harvard Business School (1908-1919). In 1919 he became editor and president of the New York Post, which had just been purchased by Thomas W. Lamont. A syndicate organized by Gay purchased the Post in 1922, but the newspaper's financial troubles forced the group to sell the paper in 1924. Gay returned to Harvard the same year.

Arrangement

The papers are retained almost entirely in the order given them by Mr Gay.

Scope and Contents

Correspondence, minutes, president's reports, financial records, and clippings relating to the reorganization of the New York Post under the ownership of Thomas W. Lamont and later under the syndicate headed by Edwin F. Gay. Includes personal correspondence pertaining to changes in ownership, correspondence with Lamont regarding editorial policy, and correspondence with Mark Sullivan, journalist and historian, whom Gay recruited to write for the Post.

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