Re: Locating the papers of a New Jersey senator and New York congressman #usa
Brooklyn Public Library has some archives of Emanuel Celler, but most of his papers are at The Library of Congress. https://www.loc.gov/item/mm78051755/
Have you tried searching old newspapers for more info on this story? No politician would miss a chance to brag to the public about doing a good deed.
Try searching old digitized newspapers at: https://fultonhistory.com/Fulton.html
This site seems to be down today, so try later or tomorrow.
Good luck in your search,