John Daniel Crimmins was a senior contractor at his father's business, becoming a partner in 1864 and head of the firm in 1873. The firm was involved in the construction of public works, churches, hospitals and other projects and buildings.
Through business contacts and affiliation with various organizations, Mr. Crimmins--as guest or host--attended numerous public and private functions, many of which involved well-known figures of the time. Where no host is named or there are several hosts, material is filed by the name of the guest of honor or the event. Mainly menus, programs, seating plans, invitations, announcements, and admission cards from functions attended by Crimmins. Includes many items from civic, political, business, Roman Catholic, and Irish-American organizations.
John D. Crimmins Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History