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Visual Materials [series]

The Post Family Visual Materials series consists of seven linear feet of photographs and six oversize photograph albums, primarily collected by Marjorie Merriweather Post. Many of the photographs and albums illustrate the various Post homes, notably her first Palm Beach residence called "Hogarcito," "Mar-a-Lago," and Hillwood. Mrs. Post was the owner of extensive collections of paintings, decorative arts and jewelry, many of which appear in the photographs of her homes, especially Hillwood in Washington, her New York apartment, and Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach. Her collection of Indian materials was located at "Tregaron" summer home on Lake St. Regis in New York State. Camp Topridge is also represented by albums.

Subjects covered by the photographs include the C.W. Post family, beginning with Charles Rollin Post, grandfather of the donor, the Postum Cereal Company, founded by C.W. Post, her life as wife of Ambassador Joseph Davies in Brussels, and various donations made to C.W. Post University in Long Island (located at Mrs. Post's former Roslyn, Long Island, home). There are also extensive albums and files on the Viscount airplane "Merriweather" and the Yacht "Hussah" (later called "Sea Cloud"). Painted and photographic portraits of Mrs. Post and her daughters, one of whom is the actress Dina Merrill, are included, and there are files and an album of Mrs. Post's wedding to her fourth husband, Herbert A. May, of Pittsburgh in 1958. Mrs. Post was a generous supporter of the Boy Scouts and the Red Cross, evidence of which also appears in the albums.

 
Photographs [subseries]
Box   49  
Airplane, Viscount, "Merriweather."
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C.W. Post University
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Entertainment [view selected images]
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Entertainment, Battle Creek High School Washington Tour
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Entertainment, Veterans, Hillwood, 1970
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Family - Barzin, Eleanor Close
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Family - Husbands, Daughters, Grandchildren
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Family - Merrill, Dina
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Family - Riggs, Adelaide Close
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First Congregational Church, Fort Worth
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Foreign Decorations
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Jewelry and works of art (na 8959)
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Kennedy Center Proposals
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May, Herbert A.
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May, Herbert A., Wedding to (see also albums)
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Merriweather Family
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Miscellaneous
Box   49  
Mount Vernon Seminary
Box   49  
Post, Caroline Lathrop (Mrs. C.R. Post)
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Post, Carroll R., Gardens, California 1938
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Post, Charles Rollin 1826-1919
 
Post, Charles William
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Post, Charles William, Dedication of statue, Lubbock, Texas
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Monuments, Battle Creek [view selected images]
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Portraits
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Rainmaking, Texas and Battle Creek (see also albums)
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Post, Ella Merriweather (Mrs. C.W. Post)
 
Post, Marjorie Merriweather
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Childhood to marriage (copy photos) [view selected images]
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Adulthood
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80th birthday, Washington, D.C.
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Portraits - Bust
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Portraits - Painted
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Portraits - Painted, Chandor
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Portraits, Photographic
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Post City, Texas
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Post Family (Crests heirlooms, graves, etc.)
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Post Family, Coat of Arms
 
Postum Cereal Company
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Personnel and Ads
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Office Building and Art Collection
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Officers
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Red Cross Ball, Palm Beach 1967
 
Residences
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Old Hillwood (Roslyn, Long Island) - Boxwoods
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Hillwood, Washington, D.C.
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Hillwood, Washington, D.C. - Dedication of flagpole
 
Mar-a-Lago
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Air Conditioning Work
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Barwig Sculptures 1960s
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Barwig Sculptures, (Jim Griffin photos) 1972
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Photos of E.F. Hutton Estate 1926

(copied from Columbia University, Butler Library, Joseph Urban collection)

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Miscellaneous
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New York Apartment. Hotel Pierre 1973
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Rosewall, Pittsburgh
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Topridge (Camp)
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Tregaron
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Yacht "Sea Cloud"
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Yacht "Sea Cloud" - Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Guests
 
Photograph Albums [subseries]
 
General
Box   50  
Farewell Garden Party in honor of the British Ambassador and Viscountess of Halifax, "Tregaron," Washington, D.C. May 6, 1946
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Interior design and plans, airplane "The Merriweather," Turboprop Viscount Jet, 4 Rolls Royce Engines.
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Marjorie Merriweather Post's gift of painting of U.S. Constitution to U.S. Naval Academy

(S.)

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Yacht Hussar (1932/22 Trial Run Photos) - renamed Sea Cloud after divorce of Ed and Marjorie Hutton
 
Educational Institutions
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Dedication and convocation, Merriweather Campus Long Island University September 26, 1965
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Dedication Ceremonies, R. Gordon Hoxie Hall, Dr. Everett C. Jessup Health Center C.W. Post College September 21, 1962
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Dedication Ceremonies, C.W. Post Athletic Field, Battle Creek, Michigan, November 3, 1961 (2 volumes)
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C.W. Post College- Sigma Alpha Epsilon (Mrs. Post made honorary housemother) 1969
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C.W. Post College- Sigma Alpha Epsilon (In State Latin Banquet ) November, 1969
 
Family and Travel
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Abroad,. Photo album abroad. 1904

("Coach and Four" trip through England by C.W. Post, Marjorie Post, Mrs. Carroll Post, Leila Young, Willis H. Post (cousin), wife and daughter Mary, 14 days)

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Family photos, snapshots, including first photos of Post City, Texas circa 1907-1915 [view selected images]
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Album of photos Charles Rollin Post (grandfather of Marjorie Merriweather Post)
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Travel Snap shots, England, France, Germany,. Also Pasadena home of C.W. Leila; Indian Reservation, Yosemite, etc. 1903-1905
Box   52  
Ella Merriweather Post Trip to Japan and China
Oversize Volume   77  
Trip Abroad, [special location: B 302/10] 1904

(special location: B 283/8)

(77)

Oversize Volume   72  
Cruise Around South America 1950

(special location: B 283/6)

(72)

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Personal
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Mrs. Post Presentations
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Reception following marriage to Herbert May, at Rosewall (Pittsburgh) and Hillwood. 1958
Oversize Volume   75  
Marjorie Merriweather Post (to 1929)

(special location: B 283/8] [na 8417-na 8435)

(75)

Box   53  
Boy Scouts, South Plains Council, Lubbock, Texas 1961
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Hillwood flagpole presented to Marjorie Merriweather Post May on the occasion of her 75th birthday, March 15, 1962 (presentation ceremony October 20, 1962)
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Ball in honor of Mrs. Joseph Edward Davies, American Legation, Luxembourg July 2, 1954
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American Embassy, Brussels 1938
 
Residences
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"Hogarcito," first Palm Beach Residence (sold in 1927) (2 volumes)
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Camp Topridge, Franklin County, New York (2 volumes)
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Small album of Hillwood
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Tregaron, McComb Street, Washington, D.C. 1942-1956
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Album, of house at 2 East 92nd Street, and of house on Foxhall Road 1915-1922, 1940-1942
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Marjorie and Joe Davies at Topridge
Box   54  
Album of Residences entitled "The Boulders, apartment of 375 Park Avenue and Auntie's House, Pasadena"x

(removed)

Box   54  
Mar-a-Lago (Historic American Buildings Survey) 1968
Oversize Volume   73  
Mar-a-Lago, Palm Beach, Florida 1927

(special location: B 283/6] [na 8412-na 8416)

(73)

Oversize Volume   74  
Hillwood, Rosilyn Long Island

(special location: B 283/7)

(74)

Oversize Volume   76  
"The Boulders"

(special location: B 283/8)

(76)

 
Miscellaneous
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Committee for a More Beautiful Capitol circa 1965
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Life Magazine photos
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Round and Square Dance 1954
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International Red Cross Gala, Palm Beach
 
Film [subseries]
Box   55  
Garden Party, Washington, D.C., (also VHS copy) 1930s
Box   55  
(Hillwood introduction) (2 copies)

(Outsize)