Box contents include:
1. Viewbook of the Widener Memorial School
2. Clippings, various years including obituaries of:
Peter A. B. Widener, 1948
Joseph E. Widener, 1943
Eleanor Widener Dixon, undated
George D. Widener, 1971
Fitz "Eugene" Dixon, 2006 (Fitz Dixon) Includes information about his ownership of the Philadelphia NBA basketball team the Philadelphia 76ers.
3. Articles on the Widener Family including:
Peter Arrell Brown Widener
George Dunton Widener
Joseph E. Widener
Peter A. B. Widener, 2nd.
Harry Elkins Widener
4. Press release 1972 - Profile: Widener Family
5. List of books in Widener Library at Harvard University about Widener Family 1972
History / Biographical
The Widener Family was a prominent Philadelphia family who made major contributions to cultural and educational institutions in the area. Peter A. B. Widener (1834-1915) started the family dynasty in the meat business and street railways. His son, George Dunton Widener (1889-1912) was killed when the Titanic sank in 1912. Peter A. B. Widener's grandson, Harry Elkins Widener (1890-1912; son of George Dunton Widener) was also lost when the Titanic went down. Eleanor Widener Dixon was the sister of Harry Elkins Widener and the mother of Fitz Eugene Dixon, Jr, former President of the Board of Trustees of Widener University. The Widener Library at Harvard University was named after Harry Elkins Widener. For Widener Family History, see also a book in the archives collection entitled "Without Drums" written by P.A.B. Widener II. This book is a history of the Widener Family as seen from his perspective.