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Joan Laskoff Papers, 1840-1923 1983, bulk 1864-1911

Summary Information

Abstract

The collection consists entirely of material related to the 1996 documentary written and directed by Joan Laskoff about the life and times of Hungarian-American journalist and newspaper publisher Joseph Pulitzer, Pulitzer and What He Prized. Photographic copies of images used in the film, many of which originally appeared in print publications during mid-19th to early 20th centuries, comprise most of the collection. Color slides of the images are also included. Record books, in which Laskoff indexes the images, make up the remainder of the collection.

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#1645
Bib ID 10811616 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Laskoff, Joan
Title Joan Laskoff Papers, 1840-1923 1983, bulk 1864-1911
Physical Description 17 linear feet (11 record cartons, 1 oversize box, 3 slide boxes 5 flat boxes)
Language(s) English .
Access

This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

This collection has no restrictions.

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into one series.

Description

Summary

The Joan Laskoff Papers consists entirely of material collected by Joan Laskoff for the 1996 documentary Pulitzer and What He Prized. This record of the film, written and directed by Laskoff, is primarily in the form of photographic copies of images used, which depict the life and times of Hungarian-American publisher Joseph Pulitzer (1847-1911). Color slides of these images as well as indexes to the images are also included. The collection explores the professional, political, and personal life of Pulitzer, whose legacy includes the formation of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and the Pulitzer Prize. The collection offers insight into American journalism and the larger economic, political, and social environment during Pulitzer's time.

Using the Collection

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Restrictions on Access

This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

This collection has no restrictions.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Joan Laskoff Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Papers processed Anya Berg 05/2014.

Finding aid written Anya Berg 05/2014.

Revision Description

2014-05-23 File created.

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.

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Genre/Form

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Photographs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Slides (Photography) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Journalism -- United States -- History Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Laskoff, Joan Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Newspaper publishing Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Newspapers -- Ownership Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Pulitzer, Joseph, 1847-1911 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
United States -- Politics and government -- Caricatures and cartoons Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Joan Laskoff (also known as Joan Kraft) is the writer and director of the 1996 documentary, Pulitzer and What He Prized. Laskoff also directed the documentaries The Unknown Eiffel (1974) and We Put Her There: The Contributors (2000).