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Collection Scope and Content Note

Included are carbon copies of a series of articles written by Platt for the BATAVIA TIMES called Human Behavior, which covered a variety of subjects from politics to travel; also included are editorials, articles submitted to other newspapers, speeches, correspondence, and other documents pertaining to Platt's numerous interests. The political correspondence contains interesting Sulzer letters and some from Franklin D. Roosevelt, then Secretary of the Navy. The drugstore correspondence gives a picture of a small town druggist struggling to pay his bills; prices of articles and statements of accounts are included. Newspapers include letters pertaining to the three papers with which Platt was associated. The local history series contains documents concerning the Ithaca Unitarian Church, a suit brought against the Forest City Printing Company, some early letters, and accounts. Also, miscellaneous pamphlets, broadsides, and correspondence.

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