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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.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); George Philip Krapp 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
Columbia English professor, George Philip Krapp (1872-1934), wrote his doctoral thesis on The Legend of St. Patrick's Purgatory (1899) and became an instructor in the English department at Teacher's College in 1897. George Philip Krapp's focus was on Old English and Anglo-Saxon poetry, and he was the editor of a six-volume work entitled Saxon Poetic Records (1931-1953). Krapp was also interested in the history of the English language, writing Modern English and its Growth and Present Use (1900), arguing that "good English" was not determined by the conformity to grammatical laws, but by the common use of language. Krapp wrote several other volumes on the use of the English language in prose and among speakers in America.