Rare Book & Manuscript Library

John Loring papers, 1970 to present

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#2034
Bib ID 15264625 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Loring, John
Title John Loring papers, 1970 to present
Physical Description 3 Linear Feet
Language(s) English .

Material is unprocessed. Please contact rbml@columbia.edu for more information.


Content Description

Gift from John Loring, an addition to his papers, consists of correspondence, photographs, and other materials, including but certainly not limited to: original photographs of the Isle of Wight Music Festival, August 29-31, 1969 taken by himself; an album of letters, invitations, and notes sent by prominent people including Margrethe II, Queen of Denmark, Walter Hoving, Mary Lasker, Malcolm Forbes, and Paloma Picasso; an album of letters and notes sent by additional prominent people including Albert II, Prince of Monaco, Gloria Vanderbilt, Richard Avedon, and Ultra Violet; very important examples of actual line editing of John Loring's text done by Jacqueline Kennedy while she was his editor at Doubleday; notes and faxes from Caroline Kennedy to John Loring relating to the quick work by Tiffany & Co. to create the notice for Mrs. Kennedy's funeral on May 23, 1994; and a letter written by Auguste Rodin; also four boxes of published articles by John Loring, including a comprehensive group of his writings for Architectural Digest.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Conditions Governing Access

Material is unprocessed. Please contact rbml@columbia.edu for more information.

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); John Loring 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

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

John Loring, Design Director Emeritus of Tiffany & Co., and biographer of Joseph Urban, has been giving us portions of his own papers for a number of years. This year's gift consists of 4 legal size flip top gray boxes of his own magazine publications, plus 4 albums of significant items that he has received, created, or collected over his career.