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Arents Grand Tour Collection

An inventory of the collection at Syracuse University


Finding aid created by: MRC
Date: 8 Nov 2010



Biographical History

George Arents, Jr. (1875-1960) was an American businessman. He studied at Columbia University and received his master's degree from Syracuse University at the age of 57. His father and great-uncle were founders of the Allen & Ginter Tobacco Company, which later became the American Tobacco Company. In 1922 Arents became a director of the American Tobacco Company and from 1924 he was the treasurer of both the American Machine and Foundry and International Cigar Machinery. He was also a collector of books and other published material relating to tobacco. He and his wife Lena made substantial gifts to Syracuse University; in recognition of their generosity, the department of rare books and special collections at Bird Library was for many years known as the George Arents Research Library.


Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Arents Grand Tour Collection consists of dozens of small photograph albums pertaining to a particular geographic regions or countries. Countries represented include Algeria, Australia, Cambodia, the U.K., most of Europe, Iceland, Malta, several Scandinavian countries, Tunisia, Turkey, Yugoslavia, and more. Titles given in the inventory below are given exactly as shown on the item.


Arrangement of the Collection

Alphabetical by country and within that by city.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions:

The majority of our archival and manuscript collections are housed offsite and require advanced notice for retrieval. Researchers are encouraged to contact us in advance concerning the collection material they wish to access for their research.

Use Restrictions:

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.


Subject Headings

Persons

Arents, George, 1875-1960.
Arents, Lena.

Subjects

Voyages and travels.

Places

Africa -- Description and travel.
Asia -- Description and travel.
Europe -- Description and travel.
North America -- Description and travel.

Genres and Forms

Photograph albums.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Arents Grand Tour Collection,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Gift of George and Lena Arents.


Table of Contents

Algeria

Australia

Austria

Belgium

Cambodia

Croatiasee Yugoslavia

Czechoslovakia

Denmark

England

France

Germany

Gibraltar

Iceland

Ireland

Italy

Madeira

Malta

Martinique

Monaco

Netherlands

Norway

Poland

Portugal

Scotland

Spain

Sweden

Switzerland

Tunisia

Turkey

United States

Yugoslavia [Croatia]


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