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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.
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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.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Joan Laskoff Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
2012.2013.M106: Source of acquisition--Joan Laskoff. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--01/23/2013.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Papers processed Anya Berg 05/2014.
Finding aid written Anya Berg 05/2014.
2014-05-23 File created.
2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.
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).