Special Collections. C.W. Post Campus / Long Island University, Brookville, New York 11548

Archives of William E. Hutton II / Joan King Chapin Families

Collection Facts At A Glance:


The Archives of W. E. Hutton II/Joan King Chapin Families was sold at auction and were acquired from a Rare Book Seller by Special Collection in January, 2009. Special Collections is grateful for assistance from Provost Paul Forestell and Dr. Don Ungarelli, former Dean of University Libraries, for acquisition of this priceless archive.

Collection Time Period:

Early 20th Century - 1998


The C. W. Post Campus of Long Island University has a special relationship with William E. Hutton II and his family. William E. Hutton II was the grandson of financier William E. Hutton and cousin of Marjorie Merriweather Post's second husband, E. F. Hutton. William E. Hutton II married Joan King Chapin in 1938. Joan Chapin was the daughter of Hudson car magnate Roy D. and his wife Inez Chapin of Michigan. William and Joan Hutton lived on a 26 acre estate adjacent to the C. W. Post Campus of Long Island University from 1945-1965 at which time LIU purchased their estate. Special Collections is delighted to make this archive accessible for general and research interests.

Scope and Content:

All of the items in the archives are original and range from the early 20th Century - 1998. They are divided into the following series.
  • 700 Personal family correspondences
  • 350 Family and Miscellaneous Photographs
  • 30+ Business papers,
  • 90 Miscellaneous documents
  • 100+ Family business mementos/ephemera
  • Several Newspaper clippings


Special Collections Reading Room


Special Collections.
B. Davis Schwartz Memorial Library,
C. W. Post Campus / Long Island University,
Brookville, NY 11548

User Restrictions:

The Collection is available for viewing in the Special Collections' Reading Room. Requests for digital images are considered on a case by case basis. Please call or email us for an appointment: 516/299-2880 and Conrad.Schoeffling@liu.edu.

Archives of William E. Hutton II / Joan King Chapin Families

Jarron Jewell, Archivist
Renee Hochberg, Jeremy Lauber, Marie Drucker - Graduate Interns
Karen Klein - Graduate Independent Study