The Yeager Collection of autograph material by America’s businessmen, financiers and wealth creators has been described as “one of the finest assemblages of its kind and unquestionably the best on public display” by Scott A. Winslow, who many regard as today’s leading authority on business and financial autograph material. The collection represents a broad spectrum of names identified with the entrepreneurial spirit of America from the early eighteenth century on and includes numerous items of great rarity and interest.
The collection is devoted to the creators of wealth – not the owners of wealth acquired through inheritance or by marriage. It is believed that this collection represents the most inclusive aggregation of the one hundred wealthiest American born before World War I. Included are founders of enduring business enterprises that bear their names or individuals who were responsible for the ultimate success of the companies they transformed.