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Collection consists of correspondence, photographs and passports; programs, menus, broadsides, clippings and pamphlets, including "Dedication of the F.R. Newman Military Collection," October 25, 1976, Barton Hall. Menus, programs, maps, pamphlets, Chinese banknotes, and 103 negatives (with contact prints) of scenes of China
collected during his stay in Shanghai, China, from 1912 to 1916. Photographs of Bandhu Fraternity; material concerning the Class of 1912 25th Reunion, June 1937; correspondence and other materials concerning the Class of 1912 Fifty Year Memorial Fund, and Newman's role in the establishment of the Class of 1912 Professorship;
correspondence between Newman and the Cornell University Treasurer's Office, 1950-1963; and correspondence and testimonials concerning Newman. Also, material concerning Newman's trip to Japan; a letter from Floyd Newman's son, John A. Newman (Cornell University Class of 1943), concerning Mario Garcia Menocal (Cornell University Class of
1888), Cuba's first popularly elected president, and his brother, Adolpho Jose Menocal (Cornell University Class of 1888). Speeches and program of the dedication of the F.R. Newman Arboretum at the Cornell Plantations, June 10, 1982. Also, a large collection of Cornell memorabilia, including the skates Newman used to skate the length of
Cayuga Lake in 1912; football shoes and helmet; baseball shoes and gloves; a 1912 Cornell University banner, buttons and freshman beanie; several beer steins, tickets and postcards.
Also, a collection of World War I memorabilia including photographs, medals, helmets, French and German bayonets and German uniform items; and memorabilia and documents from the Shanghai Volunteer Corps.
"Recollections" by David C. Duncan, June 8, 1970; typescript talk by Newman at the Union Club in Cleveland, May 12, 1983; cassette of interview of Newman by David Dunlop and Anne Bland, February 28, 1986; and
Communique, Summer 1987.
History of Allied Oil Company, Inc., prepared as case material for the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration, 1954; materials for the dedication of the Newman addition to the Riga Free Library in Churchville, N.Y.; photocopies of Newman's index cards for Allied Oil Company; photographs of Newman's 99th birthday; and
a photocopy of an article about John Newman's miniature village, 1932.
Eight Chinese paper decorative gods, and a head-dress, circa 1914. Also, Newman's personal briefcase, a drawing of himself, and a photographic portrait by Fabian Bachrach. Also, miscellanea including photographs, newspapers, portraits, drawings, souvenirs, and other items from China, Japan, and America.
Photos of Japan and China, 1912-13; Japanese wedding gown, shoes and fan, gift from Yugi Yamaguchi to Cornell University.