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Samuel T. Betts Jr. Papers

An inventory of the collection at Syracuse University

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Betts, Samuel T., Jr., d. 1948.
Title: Samuel T. Betts Jr. Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1934-1947
Quantity: 4.5 linear ft.
Abstract: Active member of civic organizations and owner of stamp and printing company. Collection contains correspondence, receipts, and photographs.
Language: English
Repository: Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010

Biographical History

Samuel T. Betts Jr. (d. 1948) was a businessman in Skaneateles, New York. Betts was a long-time resident of Skaneateles and an active member of civic organizations such as the Skaneateles Library Association, Skaneateles Rotary Club, and on the board of appeals for the Village of Skaneateles. He was on the board of trustees for the Skaneateles Savings Bank and founded the Skaneateles Stamp Company, his main business venture.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Samuel T. Betts Jr. Papers contains correspondence, financial material, and memorabilia.

Correspondence consists of correspondence with family members and various clients of Betts' printing and stamp company, Skaneateles Stamp Co.

Financial material includes checks and bank statements from the National Bank and Trust Co. of Skaneateles and Betts' receipts, both personal and business.

Memorabilia consists of photographs of unknown individuals who could possibly be Betts's family, numerous calling cards and membership cards, souvenir postcards, and so on.

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Arrangement of the Collection

Correspondence is arranged alphabetically by name of correspondent, and within each folder chronologically. Financial material and memorabilia are arranged alphabetically by title, type, or topic.

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Access Restrictions

The majority of our archival and manuscript collections are housed offsite and require advance 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.

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Subject Headings


Betts, Samuel T., Jr. -1948.

Corporate Bodies

Addressograph-Multigraph Corporation.
Alling & Cory Company.
Rotary Club of Skaneateles (N.Y.)
Saugus Public Library (Saugus, Mass.)
White Plains Public Library (White Plains, N.Y.)


Business enterprises -- New York (State)
Libraries -- New York (State)
Stamp collecting.


Skaneateles (N.Y.)

Genres and Forms

Bank statements.
Business cards.
Checks (bank checks)
Clippings (information artifacts)
Receipts (financial records)
Visiting cards.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Samuel T. Betts Jr. Papers,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Unspecified, 1966.

Finding Aid Information

Created by: MRC
Date: 3 May 2010
Revision history: 22 Jun 2015 - corrected bio (MRC); 12 Jul 2021 - collection processed, inventory and bio updated (RMH)

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Box 1 Family circa 1940
Box 1 Addressograph-Multigraph Corporation 1939-1944
Box 1 Andrews, Ross, Sr. and Jr. 1938-1944
Box 1 Baltimore Philatelic Society 1939
Libraries (4 folders)
Box 1 Amityville Free Library circa 1945
Box 1 Belmont Public library circa 1945
Box 1 Brownsville Free Library circa 1945
Box 1 Camden Free Public Library circa 1945
Box 1 David A. How Public Library circa 1945
Box 1 Jeannette Public Library circa 1945
Box 1 Ripley Free Public Library circa 1945
Box 1 Saugus Public LIbrary circa 1945
Box 1 Scotia Public LIbrary circa 1945
Box 1 White Plains Public Library circa 1945
Box 2 Late card forms circa 1945 (4 folders)
Box 2 Late card form samples circa 1945
Box 2 Postcards 1934-1944 (2 folders)
Box 3 Rotary Club 1939-1944 (2 folders)
Box 3 Skaneateles Country Club 1938-1939, 1942, 1945
Box 3 Skaneateles Stamp Company 1938-1942 (2 folders)
Box 3 Syracuse Stamp Club 1939
Box 3 Washington Service 1937-1940 (2 folders)
Box 3 Miscellaneous, A-L 1938-1945 (2 folders)
Box 4 Miscellaneous, M-Z 1938-1945 (2 folders)
Financial material
Box 4 National Bank and Trust Co. of Skaneateles 1940-1944, 1947 - bank statements and checks (9 folders)
Box 5 A. J. Wright and Co. circa 1940
Box 4 Abbott, Proctor and Paine circa 1940
Box 5 Addressograph-Multigraph Corporation 1938-1944 (3 folders)
Box 5 Alling and Cory Co. circa 1940
Box 5 Associate Laundries 1938-1944
Box 5 Bentley and Thomas 1938-1944
Box 5 J. and F. B. Garrett Co. 1938-1944
Box 5 Insurance 1937-1947 - package and car insurance
Box 5 New York Telephone Company 1937-1945
Box 5 Sands, J.D., M.D. 1940-1947
Box 5 Schicht System Shop 1937-1945
Box 5 Stewart, Ivan J. 1939-1947
Box 5 Miscellaneous, A-G 1937-1947
Box 6 Miscellaneous, H-W 1937-1947 (2 folders)
Box 6 Miscellaneous 1937-1947 - handwritten notes, check stubs, membership reciepts, etc.
Box 6 Business and calling cards
Box 6 Membership cards 1938-1944
Box 6 Newspaper clippings 1942
Box 6 Photo postcards
Box 6 Photographs - Betts family, others
Oversize 1 Photographs - Betts family, others
Box 6 Syracuse University 91st Commencement for the New York State College of Forestry 1949 - program
Box 6 Miscellaneous - blank envelopes with addresses, event programs, handwritten notes, etc.

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