Edwin F. Gay papers on the New York Post
Papers of American economic historian, editor and president of the New York Post Edwin F. Gay.
Language of Materials
Collection materials are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.
Extent2.5 linear feet (5 boxes)
Correspondence, minutes, president's reports, financial records, and clippings relating to the reorganization of the New York Post under the ownership of Thomas W. Lamont and later under the syndicate headed by Edwin F. Gay. Includes personal correspondence pertaining to changes in ownership, correspondence with Lamont regarding editorial policy, and correspondence with Mark Sullivan, journalist and historian, whom Gay recruited to write for the Post.
Biographical / Historical
Gay was an economic historian and the first dean of the Harvard Business School (1908-1919). In 1919 he became editor and president of the New York Post, which had just been purchased by Thomas W. Lamont. A syndicate organized by Gay purchased the Post in 1922, but the newspaper's financial troubles forced the group to sell the paper in 1924. Gay returned to Harvard the same year.
The papers are retained almost entirely in the order given them by Mr Gay.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
55M-259. Gift of Mrs. Godfrey Davies; received: 1954.
- Gay, Edwin F. (Edwin Francis), 1867-1946. Edwin F. Gay papers on the New York Post, 1917-1924: Guide.
- Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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