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Geraldine De Courcy papers, 1958-1985

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#2027
Bib ID 15146188 View CLIO record
Creator(s) DeCourcy, Geraldine
Title Geraldine De Courcy papers, 1958-1985
Physical Description 2.5 Linear Feet (5 document 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.

Arrangement

Arrangement

In three series

Description

Scope and Contents

This is a small collection of research work consisting of correspondence and copies of materials collected by Geraldine De Courcy for her published biography of Paganini and for her unpublished biography of Joachim. The papers also give details of the problems that followed her death, given that her will was not properly witnessed and could not be probated.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Conditions Governing 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.

Conditions Governing Use

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); Geraldine De Courcy 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

Processed by Jennifer B. Lee and Patrick Lawlor, October 2020.

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

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"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Biographies Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

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"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Joachim, Joseph, 1831-1907 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Musicians Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Content Description

Harold R. Lineback of St. Louis, Missouri, purchased the literary portion of the estate of Geraldine I. C. De Courcy, best known as a biographer of Paganini, in 1973, following her death in New York City on July 7, 1969. He was involved with the American Committee of the Institute of Paganini Studies, had been in touch with her since the 1930s, and would become their president in 1980.