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Pulitzer Prizes collection, 1917-2017

Summary Information

Abstract

This is the collection of Pulitzer Prizes winning exhibits and books from 1917 through 2017. In 2012 the Pulitzer Prizes switched from the bulky exhibits to an online system of submittal and judging.

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#1034
Bib ID 10208560 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Pulitzer Prize Board (Columbia University) ; Pulitzer Prize archive
Title Pulitzer Prizes collection, 1917-2017
Physical Description 408 linear feet (368 Boxes)
Language(s) English
Access

There are no restrictions this collection.

Boxes 162-212; 362-364; 365; 367 & 368 are located off-site.are located off-site. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at least two business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

Arrangement

Organized in five series:

Series I. Letters, Drama, and Music; Series II. Journalism; Series III: Special Awards and Citations, 1917-present; Series IV: Miscellaneous, Not Categorized; Series V: Photographs of Award Winners

Description

Scope and Content

The collection consists of prize-winning exhibits, although there are some exhibits which were awarded an honorable mention. Many of the exhibits are quite large and awkward to handle. In some cases the exhibit might be in a fragile condition and require delicate handling. In many cases, the exhibit is accompanied by an Entry Form, a Nominating Letter, a Photograph of the Winner, a short Biography of the Winner. The Photograph of the Winner is sometimes kept with the exhibit and sometimes the photograph has been removed and will be found in Series III: Photographs of Winners.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

There are no restrictions this collection.

Boxes 162-212; 362-364; 365; 367 & 368 are located off-site.are located off-site. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at least two business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish material from the collection must be requested from the Curator of Manuscripts/University Archivist, Rare Book and Manuscript Library (RBML). The RBML approves permission to publish that which it physically owns; the responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Pulitzer Prizes Collection; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Pulitzer Prizes Site

The Pulitzer Prizes Home Page. Click here to find out all about the Pulitzer Prizes, including how to submit, and to view the digital prizewinning entries since 2012.

The Pulitzer Prizes in Journalism Archives. Composed of the winning entries in the Journalism categories of the Prizes. For the years 1917 - 1995, winning entries are on microfilm.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Papers processed ptl 3/21/2013.

Revision Description

2013-03-22 File created by Patrick T. Lawlor

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

All links open new windows.

Genre/Form

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Photographic prints Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Journalism -- Awards -- United States Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Pulitzer Prize Board (Columbia University) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Pulitzer Prizes Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

The Pulitzer Prizes were established by Joseph Pulitzer, a Hungarian-American journalist and newspaper publisher, who left money to Columbia University upon his death in 1911. Pulitzer's endowment included the formation of the Pulitzer Prize for journalism, music, drama, and literature, established in 1917.

The Pulitzer Prize is administered by Columbia University.