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Series 1. Biographical and Personal Materials, 1931-2008
10.2 linear feet, 1 map case folder
RPA 00856-00877 (boxes 1-22); RPB 00112-00116 (oversize boxes 213-217); RPC 00084-00085 (oversize boxes 224-225); RPD 00039 (oversize box 229); RPU 00002 (box 201), RPU 00023 (box 204), RPU 00025 (box 205)
Map case: RPM 00013 (map folder 1)
Biographical information about Tony Schwartz and his family, including correspondence, awards, and publications about Schwartz.
Biographical information, 1931-02-2003-11
Documents from Schwartz's childhood and military service, such as school reports, government documents, student assignments, and medical documents, and a variety of material related to his family.
BOX-FOLDER 1/1 Material from Tony Schwartz's early life, 1931-02-24-1972-11-30
Arranged chronologically.
BOX-FOLDER 1/2 Material related to military service, personal life, and early career, 1943-1972
Includes Schwartz's first marriage certificate, war ration cards, selective service documents, and personal financial documents.
BOX-FOLDER 1/3 Peekskill High School yearbook, 1976-1980-02-08
1976 edition of "The Searchlight," the Peekskill High School yearbook for the class of 1941; includes signed note from Marye A. Camp (Gallucci).
BOX-FOLDER 1/4 Material relating to Tony Schwartz's family, undated
BOX-FOLDER 1/4 Material from or about Tony Schwartz's family, undated
Photocopies of a recipe for chocolate cake attributed to Esther Schwartz, Tony Schwartz's mother, and an obituary for John Zarach Levy.
BOX 213 "REENAH" clock, undated
Handmade rectangular 11x14x1 1/4 inch clock illustrated with a black-and-white photographic image of Charlie Chaplin; the letters "R E E N A H" replace numbers on the clock face.
"REENAH" refers to Reenah Schwartz, Tony Schwartz's wife.
BOX-FOLDER 1/5 Material about Michaela (Kayla) Schwartz, undated
Resume for Tony Schwartz's daughter, Kayla Schwartz; an article on her "Hand Holding and More" business; Smith College commencement announcement; and other material.
BOX-FOLDER 1/6 Material about Anton Schwartz, 1980-1998
Includes low-resolution photographs of Tony Schwartz's son, Anton Schwartz, and a young woman. Originals may be printed by thermal printer; enlarged photocopies included. Advertisement/biography of Anton Schwartz in Intercom newsletter. Three photocopies of a one-page biography of Anton; color printout of photo; black and white photo of Anton turned into a Father's Day card.
BOX-FOLDER 1/7 Material about Connie Lukeian, 1989-02-07
Brief biography and obituary for Connie Lukeian, Reenah Schwartz's sister. Also includes three copies of programs from a memorial held at the San Jose Unified School District; remarks from a memorial; an article from the San Jose Mercury News; and a copy of On Stage magazine from 1989-01.
BOX 201 Color photographs of Tony Schwartz family members and friends, circa 1980s-1990s
Thirty-three miscellaneous color photographs of Tony Schwartz, his wife Reenah Schwartz, and his daughter Kayla and son Anton Schwartz, with various friends and possibly relatives. Also included are color snapshots of two [family?] dogs and a series of images that appear to have been reproduced through a color [inkjet?] printer. Two prints show Schwartz with an unidentified man [at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia?]. Some of the photographic prints match color negatives of Schwartz family members and friends in box 204, folders 1-3.
BOX-FOLDER 204/1-3 Color negatives of Tony Schwartz family members and friends, circa 1980s-1990s
Eighteen strips of 35 mm color negative images of Tony Schwartz, his wife Reenah Schwartz, and his daughter Kayla and son Anton Schwartz, with various friends and possibly relatives. One negative strip shows Schwartz with an unidentified man [at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia?], and there are also shots of Schwartz and others in his home recording studio, an anti-smoking poster, and family members packing up a car. Some of the negative images match color photographic prints of Schwartz family members and friends in box 201.
BOX-FOLDER 225/1 Color photographs of Tony Schwartz with family members, [1980s?]
Two color photographic prints (possibly printed on a color [inkjet?] printer); several copies of each. One image shows Tony and wife Reenah Schwartz looking at a black-and-white image of son Anton Schwartz displayed on a monitor or television screen. The other shows Tony Schwartz on the telephone. Both appear to have been taken in Schwartz's home studio.
FOLDER map folder 1 Schwartz, Foltechesen, Barash, and Diamant family tree charts, undated
ID: RS 12620 G1-G2
Map case: RPM 00013 (map folder 1)
Photocopies of two typed charts, with typed and handwritten comments, on members of the four families and their relationships. Dates are not included.
Health-related documents
Includes writings on various health topics, such as agoraphobia and tremor disorders, and Tony Schwartz health-related documentation.
BOX-FOLDER 1/8 Articles on agoraphobia, anxiety, undated
"Psychoanalysis and Contextual Analysis of Phobias," written by Dr. Manuel D. Zane; "Excerpts from the Patient's Manual for the Treatment of Agoraphobia Used by the Oxford University Department of Psychiatry;" "PANIC," by Joan Friedman, Columbia Magazine; handwritten list of common phobias for adults and children.
BOX-FOLDER 1/9 Miscellaneous health information, 1976-11-17-1998-01-24
Includes a prescription for glasses, a letter from Dr. Manuel Zane on panic disorder, a hearing aid user's guide, a Health Resource packet on "Benign Essential Tremor" for Martin Edelston, and a prescription from Dr. Robert Jaffe.
BOX-FOLDER 1/10 Parkinson's information and Continental Health Evaluation Center articles, documents, 1981-10-26-1985-06
Includes a photocopy of "Parkinson's Disease: the Facts" by Gerald Stern, two Parkinson's Educational Program newsletters, articles on the Continental Health Evaluation Center, and an application to the Center.
Original folder labeled "Melcher, Dr. George/HANDS 564-6032."
BOX-FOLDER 1/11 Anxiety Disorders Association of America documents, 1987-05-08-1991-04-04
BOX-FOLDER 2/1 Medical documentation, 1991-04-23
BOX-FOLDER 2/2 Articles and letters on agoraphobia, 1988-10-15-1995-05-19
Articles on agoraphobia sent to Tony Schwartz, and several stories on David Zettles. Includes a letter from Dr. Manuel D. Zane, founder of the Phobia Clinic at White Plains Hospital Center.
BOX-FOLDER 2/3 International Tremor Foundation documents and related articles, 1991-05-1994-02
Includes newsletters from the International Tremor Foundation; originals and photocopies of articles on tremors.
Original magazine and newspaper articles housed in acid-free paper insert within folder.
BOX-FOLDER 2/4 Guggenheim fellowship application, 1963-10-12-1964-03-10
Includes draft of Schwartz's application for a Guggenheim fellowship; autobiographical essay (two copies); brochures about the fellowship program; rejection letter from Guggenheim Foundation.
BOX-FOLDER 2/5 Art appraisal documents, 1972-03-09-1983-04-23
Appraisal reports prepared for Tony Schwartz from ACA Galleries, Forum Gallery, ZOMA Gallery.
BOX-FOLDER 2/6 The Workmen's Circle membership documents, circa 1986-circa 1989
Membership information, promotional materials, etc. from Jewish fraternal organization The Workmen's Circle/Arbetter Ring.
BOX-FOLDER 2/7-11 Contact information, circa 1992-circa 1998
Miscellaneous personal and business contacts in lists and on index cards.
BOX-FOLDER 2/12 Material from New Sounds website, 1999-08-12-2000-02-11
Includes promotional content for Media, the Second God and a Tony Schwartz biography page.
The website is no longer accessible.
BOX-FOLDER 2/13 Material from Tony Schwartz's personal website, 2003-11-03
Printout of Tony Schwartz's personal web page. Includes biography, list of publications, price list of sound and video recordings for purchase.
Website URL:
BOX-FOLDER 2/14 Tony Schwartz material on Kitchen Sisters' website, 2003-11-03
Description of program and images from online gallery.
BOX-FOLDER 3/1 Miscellaneous personal business materials, 1982-07-16-1996-06-23
Home repairs, invoices, etc.
BOX-FOLDER 3/2 Civil lawsuit, Milton Goldin v. Tony Schwartz, 1996-10-25
Documentation from lawsuit against Tony Schwartz entered by Milton Goldin; decided in Tony Schwartz's favor.
Personal and family correspondence, 1941-1997
Personal correspondence to and from Tony Schwartz and his family and friends. The bulk of the material is arranged alphabetically by sender's last name (when available), although files made by Schwartz were maintained in original order whenever possible.
BOX-FOLDER 3/3-4 Personal correspondence A-M, undated
Filed alphabetically.
BOX-FOLDER 3/5-6 Personal correspondence N-Z
Filed alphabetically.
BOX-FOLDER 3/7 Benjamin A. Botkin to Tony Schwartz, 1953-02-11
Letter to Tony Schwartz signed "Ben." Based on context, the correspondent is folklorist Benjamin A. Botkin. Letter includes brief article on Tony Schwartz.
BOX-FOLDER 4/1 Marshall McLuhan to Tony Schwartz, 1973-08-30
Letter from Marshall McLuhan to Tony Schwartz about the effect of the microphone on the Catholic liturgy.
Three photocopies.
BOX-FOLDER 4/2 Tony Schwartz correspondence with Dan Streible of Velvet Light Trap, 1992-08-24-1992-09-02
Correspondence between Tony Schwartz and Dan Streible, and a copy of Velvet Light Trap, a cinema review journal from the University of Texas.
BOX-FOLDER 4/3 Correspondence copied to Tony Schwartz, 1983-02-17-1983-03-28
Ann E. Shanahan to Barbara Rubin; Larry Sabato to Tom Shales.
BOX-FOLDER 4/4 Mary, Anastasia, and Alba Somoza correspondence, 1994-11-30-1997-04-10
Copies of letters from President Bill Clinton to Mary, Anastasia, and Alba Somoza.
The Somozas were neighbors of Tony Schwartz, and Anastasia and Alba were twins with a physical disability requiring motorized wheelchairs. Tony Schwartz also collected articles pertaining to the Somozas.
BOX-FOLDER 4/5 Personal correspondence, cards, undated
Various greeting cards, birthday cards, miscellaneous other cards. Some dated, some signed.
BOX-FOLDER 4/6 Outgoing correspondence, 1941-01-01-circa 1990
Copies of correspondence drafted by Tony Schwartz; not all were necessarily sent.
BOX-FOLDER 4/7 Tony Schwartz correspondence with the New York City Sanitation Department, 1986-10-19-1986-12-16
Correspondence, photographs related to sanitation violation.
BOX-FOLDER 225/2 Tony Schwartz charcoal drawing of Louise Villetto Smith (copy), 1941
Copy of a charcoal sketch made by Tony Schwartz in 1941. Sent to Schwartz by Louise Villetto Smith in recognition of his induction into the Peekskill High School Alumni Hall of Honor.
BOX-FOLDER 4/8 Personal correspondence, hate mail, 1983-12-16-1987-12-30
Letters criticizing Schwartz.
BOX-FOLDER 4/9 A. Joseph Albert to Tony Schwartz, correspondence and insurance publications, 1984-09-25
Includes letter from A. Joseph Albert, literature promoting C.N.A Insurance, articles on A. Joseph Albert.
BOX-FOLDER 4/10 Tony Schwartz letter of support for Ricardo Maestracci and related material, 1986-06-15-1986-06-19
Letter in support of Ricardo Maestracci, a student of Tony Schwartz, in relation to an arrest for alleged fare-jumping.
Includes copies of Tony Schwartz's letter; copies of police summons for Maestracci; original and copies of Maestracci's narrative of the event; copies of unattributed advice for Maestracci and his lawyer.
BOX-FOLDER 4/11 Tony Schwartz correspondence with NAGRA, Audio Services, 1988-06-30-1989-03-13
Includes letters from Tony Schwartz to representatives of NAGRA (audio equipment manufacturer) and Audio Services (authorized NAGRA servicer/retailer) regarding misconduct on the part of Audio Services; also includes photocopies of receipts and copies of a check.
BOX-FOLDER 4/12 Reenah Schwartz to Harry M. Muheim, 1991-01-08-1992-02-10
Includes copy of article by Muheim on Leonard Bernstein with note from Muheim; letter from Reenah Schwartz to Muheim, reply from Muheim to Reenah Schwartz.
Two copies of article and letters.
BOX-FOLDER 4/13 Tony Schwartz transcribed conversation with Dr. Shintani, 1992-06-05
Shintani talks about Tony Schwartz's influence on his work on indigenous Hawaiian health issues.
BOX-FOLDER 4/14 Norman M. Kropf to Tony Schwartz, 1995-02-01
Includes obituary, funeral service materials from the service of Norman A. Kropf, his father and Tony Schwartz's high school art teacher.
BOX-FOLDER 4/15 Frank and Caroline Mouris to Tony and Reenah Schwartz
Letters, cards, and collages from Frank and Caroline Mouris.
Awards, honorary degrees, 1960-2001
Awards, certificates, photographs, and correspondence pertaining to awards and honors given to Tony Schwartz.
BOX-FOLDER 5/1 Tony Schwartz awards, honors, 1959-10-05-2001-02-09
Includes a fax from Steve Cohn to Tony Schwartz with Media Industry Newsletter mention of Schwartz being honored by the American Association of Political Consultants; program for "A Salute to Tony Schwartz" seminar at the Museum of Television and Radio, 1998-04-07, with remarks by Bill Moyers (see box 201 for color photographs of the event); material on the NYMRAD (New York Market Radio Broadcasters Association) awards, 1986 ; and items from the National Academy of Recording Artists, 1959.
BOX 214 International Advertising Association silver medal to New Sounds, Inc., for "Linda B.," 1992
Framed 10x13x1 1/2 inch IAA award, given under the auspices of the 1992 New York Festivals, to Tony Schwartz's New Sounds, Inc. "... in recognition of an outstanding achievement in the creation and production of public service advertising."
BOX 215 National ALS Foundation plaques awarded to Tony Schwartz, 1980 , 1982
Two framed "thank you for caring" plaques: 1980 award, 7x5x 3/4 inches; 1982 award, 10x8x7/8 inches.
BOX 216 United Nations Department of Public Information finalist award to New Sounds, Inc., for "Linda B.," 1992
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