2 Replies Latest reply on Jan 30, 2019 11:21 AM by LOC Manuscript Division

    Where are the archives of Guggenheim Brothers?


      Where are the archives of Guggenheim Brothers?

        • Re: Where are the archives of Guggenheim Brothers?
          Jason Atkinson Ranger

          Thank you for contacting the History Hub.  Could you please clarify your request?  Exactly which Guggenheims are you inquiring about?  Are you looking for personal and family papers or corporate records?  If you want personal papers, could you give the full names and approximate dates of birth and death of the specific persons you are researching?  If you are looking for corporate records, what time period are you looking for, and do you know where the corporation had its headquarters?

          If you are referring to the Guggenheim family business dating back to the late 1800s which now goes by the name Guggenheim Partners, your best bet is to contact Guggenheim Partners.


          That page also has links to several foundations set up by members of the the Guggenheim family, some of which have in their care archives related to their founders.  For example:  https://www.guggenheim.org/library-archives/archives-collections

          The Library of Congress has also has a number of collections that come up when you search for "Guggenheim".


            • Re: Where are the archives of Guggenheim Brothers?
              LOC Manuscript Division Tracker

              The Manuscript Division at the Library of Congress has several collections related to the Guggenheim family, including the following:

              • Daniel Guggenheim Fund for the Promotion of Aeronautics records, 1925-1943
              • Daniel and Florence Guggenheim Foundation records, 1924-2010
              • Harry Frank Guggenheim papers, 1900-1972

              Other collections, including the American Council of Learned Societies Records, Abram P. Elder Papers, Philip C. Jessup Papers, Emory Scott Land Papers, Frank J. Malina Papers, include correspondence and other material related to the Guggenheim family and/or affiliated organizations.

              The contents and arrangement of these collections are described by finding aids, which may be found on the Manuscript Division's website.


              The collections are available for research in the Manuscript Reading Room at the Library of Congress. Information about visiting this division of the Library is also available on our website. We recommend researchers contact reference staff at least 3-5 business days in advance of visiting the reading room to ensure materials are available on-site for research use. Please do not hesitate to reach out to the Manuscript Reading Room with any other questions you may have about these collections.

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