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COLLECTION Identifier: Mss:783 1912-1936

Felix M. Warburg papers

A segment of Felix M. Warburg's office files relating especially to his family and outside interests. Includes letters from Herbert Hoover, A. S. W. Rosenbach, and William Howard Taft.


  • 1912-1936

Conditions Governing Access

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


.75 linear feet (2 boxes)

The Felix M. Warburg papers are a segment of his office files focusing on his family and outside interests. Records include correspondence, subject files, and material related to philanthropic and civic organizations.

Biographical / Historical

Felix M. Warburg was a prominent investment banker and philanthropist. Born in Hamburg, Germany, Warburg came to the United States in 1894. From 1896 he was with the firm of Kuhn, Loeb & Company, New York. Warburg was an active supporter of various charities, including the New York Foundation, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee the Jewish Welfare Board, Institute of Musical Art, Teachers College, and the Jewish Theological Seminary. Warburg founded the American Friends of the Hebrew University in 1925 and served as its first president. Warburg married Frieda Schiff (1876–1958) on 19 March 1895 in New York, and they had four sons and one daughter.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The Felix M. Warburg papers were transferred to Baker Library Special Collections from Widener Library, Harvard University in 1967.

Related Materials

Felix Moritz Warburg Papers, 1910-1937 at the American Jewish Archives at Hebrew Union Colege.

Processing Information

Processed: February 2018 By: Baker Library Special Collections Staff
Link to catalog
Warburg, Felix M. (Felix Moritz), 1871-1937. Felix M. Warburg Papers, 1912-1936: A Finding Aid
Baker Library
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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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