Nelson A. Rockefeller personal papers, Possessions, Series K
This series comprises files about broad categories of items owned by Nelson A. Rockefeller, ranging from his automobiles and
boats to his porcelains and honorary degrees. Researchers interested in his china, porcelain, and glass collections will also
want to review the finding aid for the series on his Art collection--Nelson A. Rockefeller personal papers, Art (FA340).
Additionally, there are 10 boxes containing documentation on his real estate holdings in New York City, as well as general
information regarding the Rockefeller family estate in Pocantico Hills, New York. Notably, this series does not include material
on the specific residences where Nelson Rockefeller and his family resided in Pocantico Hills. Of special significance among
the real estate files are 4 boxes on his Fifth Avenue apartment that date from 1934 to 1974. The earliest of this material
includes correspondence about the interior design and furnishings by Parisian interior architect Jean-Michel Frank and Swiss
sculptors Alberto and Diego Giacometti.
There is also information on the offices Nelson Rockefeller established on the property he already owned at 22 West 55th Street
in Manhattan, which served as the New York City Office of the Governor. He maintained this office during his 15-year tenure
as Governor of New York, becoming one of the first governors to have a permanent office in New York City in addition to the
executive chamber in the New York State Capitol in Albany.
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