Milton A. Wolf Papers

Milton A. Wolf The Milton A. Wolf Papers consists of fifty-four cubic feet of materials dating from 1941 to 2005.  The collection documents the life of a Cleveland, Ohio businessman, philanthropist, university professor, and former ambassador (1977-1980) to Austria who was active in Ohio politics.  Dr. Wolf, a close associate of former Ohio Governor Richard F. Celeste, chaired the financial activities for most of the election campaigns of Senator John H. Glenn, including Glenn's presidential campaign in 1984.  Dr. Wolf also was active in the Jewish community of Cleveland and during the 1990s headed the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, an international Jewish relief organization.  In addition, Dr. Wolf, who earned four college degrees during his life including a Ph.D. in economics in 1993, served on the board of trustees of both Case Western Reserve University and The Ohio State University.  The collection also contains materials documenting the activities of Dr. Wolf's wife, Roslyn Zehman Wolf, in various charitable organizations in the greater Cleveland area.

Note to researchers:  Per the wishes of Milton A. Wolf, records from his ambassadorship to Austria were donated to the Jimmy Carter Library and Museum in Atlanta, Georgia.  In addition, files compiled by Dr. Wolf pertaining to the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee were transferred to the organization's archives in New York City.


The heirs of Milton A. and Roslyn Z. Wolf donated the Milton A. Wolf Papers to The Ohio State University in May 2006.


The papers of Milton A. Wolf are open to public research under the rules and regulations of The Ohio State University.


The heirs of Milton A. and Roslyn Z. Wolf have dedicated such copyrights as they possess in the Milton A. Wolf Papers to the public.  Consideration of all other copyrights is the responsibility of the author and the publisher.

Processing Note

Dennis Harrison, a contract archivist in Cleveland, did preliminary work on the collection from 2004 to 2006.  Jeffrey W. Thomas processed and arranged the Milton A. Wolf Papers in 2006.  A careful effort was made during the processing of the collection to preserve whenever possible the original order and filing systems found within each series.  One exception, a series of files originally listed under the heading of "People," was integrated into the Correspondence Series.