Contents and Arrangement

1942-1969, 1942-1969

1 box

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

(Regarding Eberstadt's career as an investment banker.)


Series is not arranged according to any organizational scheme.

Collection History


No appraisal information is available.


These papers were processed with the generous support of the Ferdinand Eberstadt Foundation and the John Foster and Janet Avery Dulles Fund.

Processing Information

This collection was processed in 1984.

Finding aid written by Adriane Hanson in November 2007.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. To cite or publish quotations that fall within Fair Use, as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission is required. For instances beyond Fair Use, it is the responsibility of the researcher to determine whether any permissions related to copyright, privacy, publicity, or any other rights are necessary for their intended use of the Library's materials, and to obtain all required permissions from any existing rights holders, if they have not already done so. Princeton University Library's Special Collections does not charge any permission or use fees for the publication of images of materials from our collections, nor does it require researchers to obtain its permission for said use. The department does request that its collections be properly cited and images credited. More detailed information can be found on the Copyright, Credit and Citations Guidelines page on our website. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us through the Ask Us! form.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

A record of a luncheon in honor of Howard S. Cullman is located in Series 10: Memorabilia, Box 194, and three audio cassette tapes of an interview of Eberstadt are located in Series 15: Additional Papers, Box 277.

Credit this material:

1942-1969; Ferdinand Eberstadt Papers, MC021, Public Policy Papers, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
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Princeton, NJ 08540, USA
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Storage Note:
  • Mudd Manuscript Library (mudd): Box 196

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Related Materials

A collection of particular relevance to the Ferdinand Eberstat Papers at the Mudd Manuscript Library is the papers of James V. Forrestal. An oral history interview of Eberstadt, "Reminiscences of Ferdinand Eberstadt : oral history, 1960," is available at Columbia University.


The following sources were consulted during the preparation of the biographical note: "Eberstadt, Ferdinand," Current Biography, H.W. Wilson Company, 1942. Eberstadt, Ferdinand 1913 File; Undergraduate Alumni Records, Box 397, Folder 3; University Archives, Special Collections, Princeton University Library. "Ferdinand Eberstadt, Investment Banker Active in Government Service, Dies." The New York Times, November 13, 1969.

United Nations. Atomic Energy Commission
United States. Commission on Organization of the Executive Branch of the Government (1947-1949)
United States. Joint Army and Navy Munitions Board
United States. National Security Resources Board
United States. War Production Board
Baruch, Bernard M. (Bernard Mannes) (1870-1965)
Forrestal, James (1892-1949)
Hoover, Herbert (1874-1964)