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Isadore M. Fixman collection

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Isadore M. Fixman collection, 1667-1969

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Title: Isadore M. Fixman collection, 1667-1969Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1800-1860

Primary Creator: Fixman, Isadore M. (1905-1969)

Other Creators: Clinton, DeWitt (1769-1828), Fish, Hamilton (1808-1893), Fulton, Robert (1765-1815), Henry, Joseph (1797-1878), Van Rensselaer, Stephen (1764-1839), Willard, Emma (1787-1870), Wool, John Ellis (1784-1869)

Extent: 7.0 Linear Feet

Arrangement: Arranged in three series.

Subjects: Albany County (N.Y.), Clinton, DeWitt, 1769-1828, Erie Canal (N.Y.), Fish, Hamilton, 1808-1893, Fulton, Robert, 1765-1815, Henry, Joseph, 1797-1878, Livingston Family, New York (State) - History - 1775-1865, Rensselaer County (N.Y.), Schuyler Family, Willard, Emma, 1787-1870, Wool, John Ellis, 1784-1869

Forms of Material: Family papers, Manuscripts, Maps, Pamphlets, Photographs, Reports

Languages: English

Collection processed by: J. Dojka

Abstract

The collection contains family letters, legal documents (personal, professional, and business), primarily written by residents of New York State and miscellany; photographs of nineteenth-century portraits from the album of Elizabeth Van Rensselaer; black and white photographs taken in the mid-1950s and 1960s of Van Rensselaer family member portraits and homes; newspapers with articles relating to the Van Rensselaer family.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Fixman collection (MC 2) contains materials which date from 1667-1969. The bulk of the material dates from 1800-1860. The collection is organized in three series. Series I, Correspondence and Miscellany, is arranged alphabetically by correspondent and subject containing letters and legal documents, primarily written by residents of New York State. The correspondence is of various types: personal, professional, and business. This series contains family correspondence of members of the Van Rensselaer, Copeland, and Bleeker families. Additional, notable correspondents include scientists and inventors such as Joseph Henry and Robert Fulton; political figures DeWitt Clinton, Erastus Corning, General John E. Wool, Hamilton Fish, and Alexander Hamilton; educator Emma Willard; and naturalist James Hall. Series II, Photographs and Albums contains photographs of nineteenth-century portraiture of members of the Van Rensselaer family from the album of Elizabeth Van Rensselaer and black and white photographs taken in the mid-1950s and 1960s of Van Rensselaer homes. Series III, Newspapers, arranged alphabetically by title, contains newpapers with articles relating to Van Rensselaer family members and other prominent New York and national events including the War of 1812 and the construction of the Erie Canal.

Biographical Note

Isadore M. Fixman was born October 12, 1905, in Woodbine, New Jersey. He graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1925 with a degree in electrical engineering. From 1937-1969 he was the treasurer, then president and owner of Hub Electric Inc., in Chicago, Illinois. Mr. Fixman was an active alumnus of Rensselaer. He was president of the class of 1927, a Life Patroon, president of the Alumni Association from 1962-1964, and a member of the Institute’s Board of Trustees from 1967-1969. He was also very active in many community and professional organizations in the Chicago area. In the mid-1950s Mr. Fixman became very interested in the history of the Van Rensselaer family, especially Stephen III, and began to collect their correspondence, photographs, and newspaper accounts of their activities. His collecting was eventually extended to the entire Albany-Troy-Schenectady area and encompassed most of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Mr. Fixman had intended to eventually donate his collection to Rensselaer and a his wife, Fannabell S. Fixman, donated the collection to the Institute in 1970 after his death in a plane crash near Indianapolis, Indiana on September 9, 1969. In the early 1970’s, when planning was underway for a new library building, Mrs. Fixman established an endowment to fund the Institute Archives and Special Collections Department. In recognition of Isadore Fixman’s service to the Institute the newly created archives and special collections department were named the Fixman Historical Collections.

Subject/Index Terms

Albany County (N.Y.)
Clinton, DeWitt, 1769-1828
Erie Canal (N.Y.)
Fish, Hamilton, 1808-1893
Fulton, Robert, 1765-1815
Henry, Joseph, 1797-1878
Livingston Family
New York (State) - History - 1775-1865
Rensselaer County (N.Y.)
Schuyler Family
Willard, Emma, 1787-1870
Wool, John Ellis, 1784-1869

Administrative Information

Repository: Institute Archives and Special Collections

Preferred Citation: Isadore M. Fixman collection, MC 2. Institute Archives and Special Collections, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY.


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Series III: NewspapersAdd to your cart.
Box 12Add to your cart.
Folder 1Add to your cart.
Item 1: The Albany Argus, 1821-1825Add to your cart.
Oct. 30, 1821, Jan. 15, 1822, Mar. 19, 1822, Mar. 29, 1822, Apr. 23, 1822, Jul. 19, 1822, Sept. 23, 1822, Oct. 8, 1822, May 6, 1823, Sept. 23, 1823, Oct. 10, 1823, Oct. 31, 1823, Jan. 1, 1824, Jan. 29, 1824, Jul. 13, 1824, Jul. 16, 1824, Sept. 17, 1824, Sept. 21, 1824, Sept. 28, 1824, Oct. 1, 1824, Oct. 26, 1824, Oct. 29, 1824, Dec. 10, 1824, Dec. 14, 1824, Dec. 21, 1824, Mar. 18, 1825, Jul. 8, 1825, Oct. 11, 1825
Folder 2Add to your cart.
Item 1: The Albany Argus, 1837-1839Add to your cart.
May 26, 1837, Jun. 21, 1839, Jan. 29, 1839, Feb. 5, 1839, Feb. 26, 1839, Mar. 26, 1839, Apr. 9, 1839, Spr. 12, 1839, Jul. 30, 1839, Dec. 10, 1839
Folder 3Add to your cart.
Item 1: The Albany Argus & City Gazette, 1826-1827Add to your cart.
Jan. 3, 1826, May 16, 1826, May 30, 1826, Jun. 9, 1826, Jun. 13, 1826, July 4, 1826, Oct. 6, 1826, Dec. 12, 1826, May 15, 1827
Folder 4Add to your cart.
Item 1: The Albany Argus & Daily Gazette, 1826Add to your cart.
Feb. 15, 1826, Feb. 17, 1826, Mar. 11, 1826
Item 2: Albany Evening Journal, 1835Add to your cart.
Jan. 10, 1835, Feb. 9, 1835, Feb. 13, 1835
Folder 5Add to your cart.
Item 1: The Albany Gazette, 1832Add to your cart.
Feb. 7, 1832, Feb. 24, 1832, Feb. 28, 1832, May 4, 1832, May 1, 1832, May 15, 1832, May 22, 1832, May 25, 1832, June 26, 1832, July 20, 1832, July 31, 1832, Aug. 17, 1832, Aug. 21, 1832, Sept. 21, 1832, Oct. 2, 1832
Item 2: The Albany Gazette, 1832Add to your cart.
Oct. 9, 1832
Item 3: The Albany Register, 1852Add to your cart.
Feb. 10, 1852
Box 13Add to your cart.
Folder 1Add to your cart.
Item 1: The AlbionAdd to your cart.
Feb. 2, 1839, Sept. 16, 1839
Item 2: The AmericanAdd to your cart.
May 5, 1821, Aug. 25, 1821
Item 3: American and Commercial Daily AdvertiserAdd to your cart.
Mar. 22, 1841, Sept. 16, 1839
Item 4: Atkinson's Evening Post, 1839Add to your cart.
April 20, 1839
Item 5: The Balance and Columbian Repository, 1802Add to your cart.
Sept. 14, 1802, Sept. 21, 1802
Item 6: The Balance & New York State Journal, 1810Add to your cart.
Feb. 9, 1810
Item 7: Baltimore Clipper, Oct. 26, 1839Add to your cart.
Item 8: The Bedford Gazette, Jan. 19, 1838Add to your cart.
Item 9: Boston Courier, June 9, 1847Add to your cart.
Item 10: Boston  Daily Courier, Aug. 20, 1855Add to your cart.
Item 11: Boston Gazette, May 7, 1801Add to your cart.
Folder 2Add to your cart.
Item 1: Boston PatriotAdd to your cart.
Oct. 31, 1812, Nov. 4, 1812, Nov. 25, 1812
Item 2: Boston Semi-Weekly Advertiser, Sept. 18, 1850Add to your cart.
Item 3: Boston Weekly MessengerAdd to your cart.
Jan. 9, 1817, Dec. 26, 1822
Item 4: The Cambridge Tribune, April 20, 1895Add to your cart.
Item 5: Columbian CentinelAdd to your cart.
June 4, 1794, July 5, 1794, July 15, 1812, July 25, 1812, Oct. 28, 1812, Nov. 4, 1812, Nov. 7, 1812, Nov. 11, 1812, Jan. 16, 1822, Feb. 23, 1822, Sept. 25, 1824, Oct. 15, 1828
Item 6: Columbian RegisterAdd to your cart.
Jan. 15, 1820, Aug. 5, 1820
Folder 3Add to your cart.
Item 1: Chronicle ExpressAdd to your cart.
Oct. 3, 1803, Feb. 16, 1804
Item 2: The Connecticut CourantAdd to your cart.
Aug. 29, 1796, Oct. 24, 1796, May 4, 1801, March 4, 1807, May 13, 1807
Item 3: The Connecticut CourantAdd to your cart.
March 9, 1808, May 11, 1808, Oct. 27, 1812
Item 4: Daily Albany ArgusAdd to your cart.
Jan. 13, 1838, Feb. 19, 1838, Jan. 29, 1839, Feb. 1, 1839, July 26, 1839, Dec. 6, 1839, June 20, 1839
Folder 4Add to your cart.
Item 1: The Daily Advertiser, July 2, 1795Add to your cart.
Item 2: Daily Dispatch, April 13, 1861Add to your cart.
Item 3: Daily National IntelligencerAdd to your cart.
Sept. 10, 1835, Jan. 27, 1838, March 13, 1838, Jan. 31, 1839, March 23, 1839, July 14, 1840, May 11, 1843, Feb. 24, 1849, Jan. 9, 1850, July 5, 1852, April 13, 1861
Item 4: Erie GazetteAdd to your cart.
March 7, 1822, Oct. 19, 1837
Item 5: Essex Register, Oct. 19, 1837Add to your cart.
Item 6: The Evening Mirror, Sept. 19, 1845Add to your cart.
Item 7: Federal Republican and Commercial GazetteAdd to your cart.
Oct. 26, 1812, Oct. 30, 1812, Nov. 2, 1812, Nov. 6, 1812, Nov. 9, 1812, Nov. 11, 1812, Nov. 23, 1812, Feb. 5, 1813
Box 14Add to your cart.
Folder 1Add to your cart.
Item 1: The Gazette, Oct. 16, 1886Add to your cart.
Item 2: Gazette of the United States, June 13, 1792Add to your cart.
Item 3: Gazette of the United States & Daily Advertiser, Feb. 5, 1801Add to your cart.
Item 4: Gazette of the United States and Philadelphia, Feb. 20, 1798Add to your cart.
Item 5: The GlobeAdd to your cart.
Sept. 10, 1835, Nov. 6, 1835, Jan. 17, 1838
Item 6: Greenfield GazetteAdd to your cart.
Aug. 21, 1794, Aug. 21, 1794, Oct. 2, 1794, Nov. 19, 1794, Nov. 13, 1794, Feb. 25, 1796, March 3, 1796, March 17, 1796
Item 7: Independent ChronicleAdd to your cart.
July 5, 1802, Sept. 22, 1806, Dec. 11, 1809, July 9, 1810, July 30, 1812, Nov. 5, 1812
Item 8: Harper's WeeklyAdd to your cart.
July 24, 1886, July 31, 1886
Item 9: Harrisburg ChronicleAdd to your cart.
Dec. 18, 1820, Feb. 25, 1822
Folder 2Add to your cart.
Item 1: Home Journal, July 19, 1862Add to your cart.
Item 2: Kingston Journal, June 3, 1868Add to your cart.
Item 3: The Lewiston Republican, Dec. 18, 1839Add to your cart.
Item 4: Maine Gazette, March 1, 1822Add to your cart.
Item 5: Maryland State Capitol Gazette, May 8, 1852Add to your cart.
Item 6: Morning Courier and New York Inquirer, May 19, 1849Add to your cart.
Item 7: The Morning Telegram, June 17, 1891Add to your cart.
Item 8: The National Advocate for the CountryAdd to your cart.
March 16, 1821, April 3, 1821
Item 9: National IntelligencerAdd to your cart.
July 27, 1807, July 18, 1812, Oct. 29, 1812, Nov. 5, 1812, April 25, 1816, Dec. 7, 1819, Sept. 20, 1820, Feb. 28, 1822, Aug. 10, 1822, Sept. 11, 1822, Sept. 25, 1822, Feb. 1, 1823, Oct. 15, 1823, Nov. 29, 1823, Apr. 14, 1825, Aug. 13, 1825, Oct. 6, 1825, Oct. 13, 1825, July 17, 1827, Mar. 4, 1828
Folder 3Add to your cart.
Item 1: New England PalladiumAdd to your cart.
Feb. 3, 1801, Feb. 10, 1801, June 9, 1801
Item 2: New England Palladium & Commercial AdvertiserAdd to your cart.
July 9, 1819, Feb. 26, 1822, Mar. 5, 1822
Item 3: New England Review, Aug. 29, 1835Add to your cart.
Item 4: New Hampshire PatriotAdd to your cart.
May 14, 1811, Oct. 31, 1812
Item 5: New London Gazette and General AdvertiserAdd to your cart.
June 8, 1825, Mar. 5, 1828
Folder 4Add to your cart.
Item 1: New York Advertiser, Nov. 10, 1826Add to your cart.
Item 2: New York AmericanAdd to your cart.
Feb. 23, 1822, Mar. 16, 1822, Nov. 27, 1822, Mar. 3, 1823, Aug. 14, 1822, Sept. 4, 1822, Oct. 11, 1823, Oct. 15, 1823, Nov. 19, 1823, May 5, 1824, July 3, 1824, July 21, 1824, Sept. 29, 1824, July 12, 1825, Jan. 13, 1826, Jan. 24, 1826, July 16, 1833, Aug. 18, 1835, Sept. 8, 1835, Dec. 12, 1837, Jan. 5, 1838, Jan. 28, 1839, Mar. 27, 1839, Dec. 12, 1839, Feb. 19, 1844, Aug. 21, 1844
Box 15Add to your cart.
Folder 1Add to your cart.
Item 1: New York Commercial Advertiser, 1848-1852Add to your cart.
Item 2: New York Daily Tribune, 1845-1852Add to your cart.
Item 3: New York HeraldAdd to your cart.
Folder 2Add to your cart.
Item 1: New York Observer, 1860-1891Add to your cart.
Item 2: New York Semi-Weekly Tribune, Dec. 17, 1845Add to your cart.
Folder 3Add to your cart.
Item 1: New York Spectator, 1812-1830Add to your cart.
Folder 4Add to your cart.
Item 1: New-York Standard & StatesmanAdd to your cart.
Oct. 22, 1830, Nov. 5, 1830
Item 2: New-York Statesman, 1827-1828Add to your cart.
Item 3: New York Times, Aug. 21, 1863Add to your cart.
Item 4: New York Times & Commercial IntelligencerAdd to your cart.
Item 5: New York TribuneAdd to your cart.
Aug. 29, 1857, Sept. 14, 1861
Box 16Add to your cart.
Folder 1Add to your cart.
Item 1: New YorkerAdd to your cart.
Feb. 2, 1839, Feb. 21, 1839, May 8, 1841
Item 2: Nile's National RegisterAdd to your cart.
Mar. 3, 1838, Mar. 10, 1838, Aug. 8, 1840
Item 3: Nile's Weekly RegisterAdd to your cart.
Folder 2Add to your cart.
Item 1: North Carolina Citizen, Jan. 17, 1878Add to your cart.
Item 2: Paulson's American Daily Advertiser, 1818Add to your cart.
Item 3: Pawtucket Gazette and Chronicle, Oct. 12, 1849Add to your cart.
Item 4: The Pennsylvanian, 1836-1839Add to your cart.
Item 5: Philadelphia Recorder, July 23, 1825Add to your cart.
Item 6: The Philadelphia Saturday Courier, Dec. 21, 1839Add to your cart.
Item 7: The Plough Boy, 1819-1820Add to your cart.
Item 8: The Portsmith Journal, Feb. 3, 1849Add to your cart.
Item 9: The Post Boy, June 17, 1806Add to your cart.
Folder 3Add to your cart.
Item 1: The Repertory, 1804-1808Add to your cart.
Item 2: The Repertory and General AdvertiserAdd to your cart.
Nov. 6, 1812, Dec. 15, 1812
Item 3: Republican Watch-Tower, 1806-1809Add to your cart.
Item 4: Rhode Island American, April 29, 1825Add to your cart.
Item 5: Rhode Island American and General Advertiser, 1825Add to your cart.
Item 6: Richmond Inquirer, Dec. 17, 1839Add to your cart.
Item 7: Saturday ChronicleAdd to your cart.
Jan. 6, 1838, Mar. 10, 1838
Item 8: Saturday Globe, April 29, 1893Add to your cart.
Item 9: Scientific American, Aug. 28, 1845Add to your cart.
Item 10: Southport Telegraph, Jan. 13, 1845Add to your cart.
Box 17Add to your cart.
Folder 1Add to your cart.
Item 1: The Spectator, 1798-1802Add to your cart.
Item 2: The Statesman, 1824-1828Add to your cart.
Folder 2Add to your cart.
Item 1: The Statesman, 1824-1828Add to your cart.
Box 18Add to your cart.
Folder 1Add to your cart.
Item 1: The Universal Gazette, Jan. 27, 1800Add to your cart.
Item 2: Utica Morning Herald, July 2, 1864Add to your cart.
Folder 2Add to your cart.
Item 1: Utica Patriot, 18112-1813Add to your cart.
Item 2: The Utica Telegraph, Dec. 25, 1864Add to your cart.
Folder 3Add to your cart.
Item 1: Weekly Argus, 1843-1853Add to your cart.
Item 2: Weekly Messenger, Oct. 23, 1812Add to your cart.
Item 3: Woodstock ObserverAdd to your cart.
Mar. 5, 1822, Sept. 25, 1827
Item 4: The WorldAdd to your cart.
Aug. 10, 1860, July 30, 1869

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