William Golden Papers

We are pleased to announce that the papers of philanthropist William T. Golden have been processed and are open for use!

William T. Golden was an investment banker, a philanthropist and an all around interesting guy.  He began his career as a Wall Street investment banker with a strong interest in science and technology who wanted to use his income to fund scientific research and other philanthropic causes.  He was an adviser to President Harry S. Truman and originated the idea of a National Science Adviser and helped from the National Science Foundation as well as sitting on a number of boards including local favorite the American Museum of Natural History.

Golden's papers reflect his extensive scientific and charitable work, including his work with the Truman administration.  The finding aid for the collection is available here:  http://findingaids.cul.columbia.edu/ead/nnc-rb/ldpd_7401114/summary

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