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Biographical Records


Scope and Content:

The Biographical series contains materials on a wide range of people who have all added a piece of their history to further add to our hotels historic legacy. Materials can be found on individuals who owned, managed and/or worked for the Waldorf Astoria; about personalities who were at some point associated with the hotel either as guests, entertainers, journalists, architects, designers and/or photographers. Materials in the collection includes video, photographs and print material.

Access Notes:

To preserve the privacy of our guests, access to this particular components of this series is limited. Any materials not available through the digital library must be requested from the archivist.



Records\Hanging Files: 5 linear ft. or 3 drawers.
Records\Oversize Boxes: 1.6 linear ft. or 1 box.
Photographs\Hanging Files: 5 linear ft. or 3 drawers




black-and-white photographs
color photographs
letters (correspondence)
clippings (information artifacts)