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Lichtenstein, Walter



  • Existence: 1880-1964

Walter Lichtenstein (1880-1964) was born in Germany, but his parents immigrated to the United States when Walter was two years of age. He grew up in Hoboken, New Jersey and attended New York University before earning the A.B. (1900), M.A. and Ph.D. (1907) from Harvard. His field was European history. Lichtenstein became curator of the Hohenzollern Collection at the Harvard College Library in 1903. He continued to travel to Europe and South America to buy books for the collection even after leaving his position at Harvard to join the faculty of Northwestern University.

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Business records of Walter Lichtenstein

Sub-Group Identifier: HUGFP 43
Overview: Records of Walter Lichtenstein cheifly in his roles as Executive Secretary and as Vice President of the First National Bank of Chicago.

Walter Lichtenstein documents on the Bank for International Settlements

FOUND IN: Houghton Library
Collection Identifier: MS Am 1359
Overview: Documents on the Bank for International Settlements and papers of American banker and economist Walter Lichtenstein.

Walter Lichtenstein papers

Collection Identifier: Mss:78 1911-1951 L699
Overview: The Walter Lichtenstein papers span the years 1911-1951 and document Lichtenstein's work as an economist and banker in the United States, including his work at First National Bank of Chicago (1918-1945) where he was vice-president from 1933-1945, and as the secretary for the Federal Advisory Council of the Federal Reserve Board (1926-1948).

Walter Lichtestein correspondence

FOUND IN: Houghton Library
Collection Identifier: MS Am 1479
Overview: Letters to American economist and banker Walter Lichtenstein.