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SERIES Identifier: Mss:783 1868-1986 L523

Series I. Executive records, 1868-1981

Scope and Contents

This series contains personal records of Robert Lehman, senior partner at Lehman Brothers from 1925 to1969, and of five prominent Kuhn, Loeb & Company executives and their families. The records are divided, according to creator(s), into six subseries: Robert Lehman records, Kahn family records, John M. Schiff records, Warburg family records, Hugh Knowlton records, and Clifford Michel records. Staff at Lehman Brothers and Kuhn, Loeb & Company maintained detailed records of the personal and financial activities of these partners and their families. The records include personal and business correspondence and a wide variety of financial records.

A seventh subseries of family trust and investment statement books, 1923-1969, consists of bound account books used for financial record keeping of members of the Kahn, Schiff and Warburg families. An eighth subseries contains trusts, wills, deeds, property agreements, estate papers, and miscellaneous family administrative papers of Lehman family members.


  • 1868-2007 (inclusive)

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Materials stored onsite. Please contact for more information.


350 linear feet (157 volumes, 370 boxes)

Physical Location



Repository Details

Part of the Baker Library Special Collections, Harvard Business School, Harvard University Repository

Baker Library Special Collections holds unique resources that focus on the evolution of business and industry, as well as the records of the Harvard Business School, documenting the institution's development over the last century. These rich and varied collections support research in a diverse range of fields such as business, economic, social and cultural history as well as the history of science and technology.

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