High Finance: The Yeager Collection

A rare historic homage to America’s foremost entrepreneurs.



An early stock certificate signed by Robert Morris, who also signed the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the US Constitution

Concordia College’s Bronxville campus is the permanent home of the Yeager Collection, one of the country’s most comprehensive and compelling collections of business memorabilia. In 1960, George M. Yeager began compiling autographed documents and letters from America’s creators of wealth—which coincided with his own start as an investment counselor. Today, the Yeager Collection represents the most inclusive compilation of the 100 wealthiest American-born businessmen and women, including Walt Disney, King Gillette, and Henry Ford. Here, a few highlights of the collection:

A document signed by Henrietta Green—known unflatteringly as “The Witch of Wall Street” for lending money at exorbitant rates during financial panics; she was worth an estimated $100 million at the time of her death in 1916—equivalent to about $2.17 billion today, making her one of the richest women in the world at the time.

Commemorative airmail postal cover carried by Howard Hughes during his around-the-world flight in 1939

 

 

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