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Lecture notes from courses Professor Diver taught at Columbia from 1955 to 1989; Manuscripts of unpublished invited lectures at various universities here and abroad and related notes and linguistic data; official correspondence of the well-known linguistics journal WORD, from the period when Professor Diver was editor of this journal (1956-1965); Professor Diver's notebooks of courses he took while a graduate student at Columbia.
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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.
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); William Diver Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Processed by Patrick Lawlor, 7/26/2022
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Professor William Diver was a member of the Columbia University faculty starting in 1959, and Professor of Linguistics from 1968 until his retirement in 1989. He was an eminent scholar of Greek and Latin and linguistic theorist, who became widely known in the field of linguistics as founder of the Columbia School of Linguistics, a theoretical approach to the analysis of language that continues to inspire research on a wide variety of languages.