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Donald Oresman Papers

Identifier: MS-MS-ms130

The Donald Oresman Papers consists of correspondence between Oresman and William Gaddis, drafts, and source material toward Gaddis's book, A Frolic of His Own.


  • Creation: 1987-1997


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Biographical or Historical Information

Donald Oresman is an American corporate lawyer. He received his A.B. from Oberlin College in 1946 and his LL.B. from Columbia Law School in 1957.  Oresman served as an Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Paramount Communications Inc., from December 1983 to March 1994. Prior to December 1983, he engaged in the practice of law as a Partner of Simpson Thacher and Bartlett. He has been a Director Emeritus of Movado Group, Inc. since June 13, 2013. He served as a Director of Movado Group, Inc., from 1981 to June 13, 2013.

Source of Acquisition

Accession number 23037. Gift of Donald Oresman, 2004 April 21

Related Materials

See also the William Gaddis Papers (MSS049)



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Revision Statements

  • 2020 November 5: Resource record updated in ArchiveSpace by Sarah Schnuriger.

Collecting Area Details

Part of the Manuscripts Collecting Area

Joel Minor
Olin Library, 1 Brookings Drive
MSC 1061-141-B
St. Louis MO 63130 US
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