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Samuel T. Betts Jr. Papers

An inventory of the collection at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: MRC
Date: 3 May 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.

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.

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.


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.

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.

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.

Table of Contents


Financial material