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Richard N. Gardner papers, 1927-2019

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#1977
Bib ID 14011794 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Gardner, Richard N.
Title Richard N. Gardner papers, 1927-2019
Physical Description 35.5 Linear Feet (26 record cartons and 3 document boxes)
Language(s) English .
Access You will need to make an appointment in advance to use this collection material in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. You can schedule an appointment once you've submitted your request through your Special Collections Research Account.

Material is unprocessed. Boxes 7, 9, 11, 14, 21, and 22 can be made available without further review. All other boxes need to be reviewed before access is permitted. Boxes 5 and 8 are awaiting conservation treatment and are closed at this time. kws 2022-03-30 Please contact rbml@columbia.edu for more information.

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.

Arrangement

Description

Content Description

This collection contains correspondence, scrapbooks, photographs, and subject files related to Richard N. Gardner's eminent career as a diplomat, political strategist, and professor at Columbia Law School. Of special interest are the files related to Gardiner's time as ambassador to Italy (1977-1981) and Spain (1993-1997), as well as files detailing his work with presidents from John F. Kennedy to Bill Clinton.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Conditions Governing Access

You will need to make an appointment in advance to use this collection material in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. You can schedule an appointment once you've submitted your request through your Special Collections Research Account.

Material is unprocessed. Boxes 7, 9, 11, 14, 21, and 22 can be made available without further review. All other boxes need to be reviewed before access is permitted. Boxes 5 and 8 are awaiting conservation treatment and are closed at this time. kws 2022-03-30 Please contact rbml@columbia.edu for more information.

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.

Preferred Citation

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

Accruals

Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. Contact rbml@columbia.edu for more information.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Boxes 14 and 22 rehoused into manuscript boxes. kws 2023-01-20

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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Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
United States. Embassy (Italy) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Richard Newton Gardner (July 9, 1927 – February 16, 2019) served as the United States Ambassador to Spain and the United States Ambassador to Italy. He was a professor emeritus of law at Columbia Law School. Gardner was born in New York City. He served in the United States Armed Forces during World War II. Gardner graduated from Harvard University with a B.A. degree in Economics, a J.D. from Yale Law School, and was a Rhodes Scholar, receiving a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Economics from Oxford University. He wrote several books and articles.

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Preliminary Box List



Box 1 Key Cases at Court



Box 2 Audio Visual: Videotapes; Cassette Tapes; Reel-to-Reel



Box 3 Miscellaneous



Box 4 Chronological Files: 1980s



Box 5 Chronological Files: 1960s



Box 6 Kennedy Administration Period; 1962-1963 Thematic Speeches



Box 7 Italy, late 1970s



Box 8 Italy, 1977-1978



Box 9 U.S. Embassy in Italy



Box 10 Articles and Mementos, 1970s



Box 11 Chronological Files: Late 1970s



Box 12 Chronological Files: 1950s



Box 13 CLS early years and International Fellows Program



Box 14 Italy, early 1980s



Box 15 Chronological Files: 1980s



Box 16 Speeches, 1963-1965



Box 17 Mixed Articles and Speeches



Box 18 Speeches, 1961-1965 (organized by subject and date)



Box 19 Carter Campaign, 1975-1979



Box 20 "Mission Italy" Chapter Notes



Box 21 Italy -- embassy years



Box 22 Arrival in Italy, 1979-1981



Box 23 Chronological Files: late 1980s



Box 24 Chronological Files: 1980s



Box 25 Chronological Files: 1990s



Box 26 CLS Chronological Files - Pre Kennedy Administration


Mission Italy:



Box 27 Chapters 1 and 2



Box 28 "Epilogue"



Box 29 "Speech Texts"