Papers of Arthur Lamport
Scope and Content Note
These records primarily relate to Lamport’s efforts to support refugees from World War II in the Dominican Republic. They include letters, telegrams, reports, meeting minutes, and a diary.
- Creation: 1939-1940
Language of Materials
The collection is in English and Spanish.
The collection is open to the public. Permission to publish part or parts of the collection must be obtained in writing from the YIVO Archives.
There may be some restrictions on the use of the collection. For more information, contact:
YIVO Archives, YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011
Biographical / Historical
Arthur Lamport was a banker and philanthropist. He was born in Franklin Falls, New York, and went to public school in Burlington, Vermont. He attended City College, and went on to found the investment firm A. M. Lamport and Co. His family was involved in Jewish philanthropy, and he served as treasurer of the United Jewish Appeal, and the United Palestine Appeal. In March of 1940, he visited the Dominican Republic to support economic development among the Jewish refugees there.
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Arthur Lamport was a banker and philanthropist, who helped support economic development among the Jewish refugees in the Dominican Republic. These materials relate to his efforts in the Dominican Republic, and include letters, telegrams, reports, meeting minutes, and a diary.
These records were given to YIVO by Dr. Harold Lamport in 1974.
- Guide to the Papers of Arthur Lamport (1883-1940) 1939-1940 RG 687
- Processed by YIVO staff. Additional Processing by Sarah Ponichtera
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- Language of description note
- Description is in English.
- Made possible by the Leon Levy Foundation and the Conference on Jewish Material Claims against Germany.