Collection Facts

Extent: 
210 items
NYH Topic Area(s):

Historical Context

Benjamin Arthur Gilman was a U.S. Congressman for 30 years, from 1973-2002. Before that, he was a N.Y. State Assemblyman from 1966-1972 and served as the Assistant New York State Attorney General in the 1950s. Ben Gilman focused on foreign affairs most of his life, serving as chairman of the International Relations Committee as the House Foreign Affairs Committee was then known from 1995-2000. This collection was donated to Orange County Community College in 2002 by the Gilman Foundation.

Scope of Collection

The photographs here reflect his work, travels and meetings with important leaders worldwide.