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Manfred Kridl Papers, 1925-1974

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Call No.: BAR Ms Coll/Kridl
Bib ID 4077720 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Kridl, Manfred, 1882-1957 ; Kalecki, Oskar, 1891-1973 ; Jakobson, Roman, 1896-1982 ; Kohn, Hans, 1891-1971 ; Miłosz, Czesław, 1911- ; Lechoʹn, Jan, 1899-1956 ; Wittlin, Jozef, 1896- ; Znaniecki, Florian, 1882-1958 ; Shapley, Harlow, 1885-1972 ; Slonimski, Antoni, 1895-1976 ; Wierzyʹnski, Kazimierz, 1894-1969
Title Manfred Kridl Papers, 1925-1974
Physical Description 5000 items (30 boxes; 1 folder of negatives on glass plates)
Language(s) Polish .
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Arrangement

Arrangement

Material is arranged into eight series.

Description

Scope and Content

These papers, which concern mostly Kridl's years in the United States, consist of correspondence, manuscripts, documents, photographs, and printed materials. Among the correspondents are Oskar Kalecki, Roman Jakobson, Hans Kohn, Czesław Miłosz, Leszak Serafinowicz (Jan Lechoʹn), Kazimierz Wierzyʹnski, Jʹosef Wittlin, and Florian Zaniecki; there are one or two items each from Vladimir Nabokov, Harlow Shapley, and Antoni Slonimski. The manuscripts include lectures and articles by Kridl; there are also personal and family documents. There are about 100 photographs from Warsaw during the 1944 uprising and immediately after World War II. Printed materials include copies of books by Kridl.

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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

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Processing Information

Papers Accessioned 1979.

Papers Processed 06/--/79.

Papers Revised 01/--/80.

Revision Description

2009-06-26 File created.

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

Subject Headings

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Lectures Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographic prints Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

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Emigration and immigration -- Poland -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Emigration and immigration -- Soviet Union -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Emigration and immigration -- United States -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Letters Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Polish literature in foreign countries Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical sketch

Polish literary historian. Kridl taught at the universities of Brussels and Wilno (Vilnius) in the 1920s and 1930s. He came to the United States in 1940, and taught at Smith College in 1940-1948. In 1948-1955 he was Adam Mickiewicz Professor of Polish Studies at Columbia University. He was the author or editor of numerous works on Polish literary history.

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Series I: Cataloged Material


Cataloged Correspondence



Box 1 Arnold, Stanislaw


Box 1 Belie, Aleksandr


Box 1 Benesic, Julije


Box 1 Borwicz, Michal M.


Box 1 Budzyk, Kazimierz


Box 1 Bunche, Ralph J.


Box 1 Bundy, McGeorge


Box 1 Chizhevskii, Dmitrii


Box 1 Cieslak, Tadeusz


Box 1 Coleman, Arthur Prudden


Box 1 Cross, Samuel Hazzard


Box 1 Czezowski, Tadeusz


Box 1 Einstein, Albert


Box 1 Fajans, Kazimierz


Box 1 Gillon, Adam


Box 1 Gorski, Konrad


Box 1 Gregoire, Henri


Box 1 Halecki, Oskar


Box 1 Halle, Morris


Box 1 Hazard, John Newbold


Box 1 Ingarden, Roman


Box 1 Karpovich, Mikhail Mikhailovich


Box 1 Kelly, Eric P.


Box 1 Kesten, Hermann


Box 1 Kleiner, Juliusz


Box 1 Kohn, Hans


Box 1 Kot, Stanislaw


Box 1 Krzyzanowski, Julian


Box 1 Kucharzewski, Jan


Box 1 Lange, Oscar


Box 1 Laughlin, James


Box 1 Lednicki, Waclaw


Box 1 Levin, Harry


Box 1 Levi-Strauss, Claude


Box 1 Lunt, Horace G.


Box 1 Manning, Clarence A.


Box 1 Milosz, Czeslaw


Box 1 Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich


Box 1 Noyes, George Rapall


Box 1 Poggioli, Renato


Box 1 Pop, Sever


Box 1 Pusey, Nathan M.


Box 1 Rose, William John



Box 2 Schilt, Jan


Box 2 Senn, Alfred


Box 2 Serafinowicz, Leszek (pseudonym-Jan Lechon)


Box 2 Shapley, Harlow


Box 2 Simmons, Ernest J.


Box 2 Stominski, Antoni


Box 2 Srebrny, Stefan


Box 2 Stender-Petersen, Adolf


Box 2 Tarski, Alfred


Box 2 Thomson, S. Harrison


Box 2 Tuwim, Julian


Box 2 Vasmer, Max


Box 2 Weintraub, Wiktor


Box 2 Wellek, Rene


Box 2 Wierczynski, Stefan


Box 2 Wierzynski, Kazimierz


Box 2 Wittlin, Jozef


Box 2 Yarmolinsky, Avrahm


Box 2 Znaniecki, Florian


Cataloged Photographs


Box 2 Borowy, Waclaw


Box 2 Eisenhower, Dwight David in Warsaw,1945


Box 2 Warsaw Uprising of, 1944


Cataloged Documents


Box 2 Halecki, Oskar


Box 2 Lednicki, Waclaw


Box 2 Moscicki, Ignacy

Series II: Arranged Correspondence



Box 3 Manfred Kridl to unidentified persons


Box 3 Unidentified persons to Manfred Kridl


Box 3 Abramowicz, Dina


Box 3 American... (organizations)


Box 3 American Slavic and East European Review


Box 3 Beal, Chandler


Box 3 Berlin, Free University of


Box 3 Borova, Julia


Box 3 Brussels University


Box 3 Bujnowski, Jozef


Box 3 Bulas, Kazimierz


Box 3 Catholic Committee for Refugees


Box 3 Columbia University


Box 3 Ehrenpreis, Wiktor


Box 3 Erlicfi, Wiktor


Box 3 Fole j ewski, Zbigniew


Box 3 Ford Foundation (recommendations)


Box 3 Gross, Feliks


Box 3 Hertz, Aleksander


Box 3 Koschmieder, E.


Box 3 Kraus, David


Box 3 Langer, Rulka


Box 3 Lodz University


Box 3 Malinowski, Vtfadys^av


Box 3 May enowa, Renata


Box 3 Mizva, Stephen P.


Box 3 Nagurski, Irene


Box 3 New Europe (journal)


Box 3 Pankiewicz, Michal


Box 3 Polish... (organizations, journals)


Box 3 Polish Embassy



Box 4 Polski Instytut Naukovy w Ameryce


Box 4 Rapacka, Halina


Box 4 Roy Publishers


Box 4 Rzeuska, Maria


Box 4 Salman, Artur


Box 4 Scherer-Virski, Olga


Box 4 Schmitt, Bernadette


Box 4 S^avinska, Irena


Box 4 Smith College


Box 4 Staniewska, A. and H.


Box 4 Torun University


Box 4 Tygodnik Polski (New York)


Box 4 U.S. Department of Justice


Box 4 U.S. Department of State


Box 4 U.S. Offices of Price Administration & War Information


Box 4 Whitfield, Francis


Box 4 "Wiedza" Spoldzielnia wydawnicza


Box 4 Witenberg, Joseph C.


Box 4 Woloszynowa, Lidia


Box 4 Zajkowska, A.


Box 4 Zaklad Narodowy im. Ossolinskich


Box 4 Zawacki, Edmund


Box 4 Zawadzki, B. and N.


Box 4 Zgorzelski, Czeslaw


Box 4 Zlotovski, Ignacy


Box 4 Zubrzycki, Boleslaw


Box 4 Zygmund, Antoni and Irena


Box 4 Other Correspondents, A-B



Box 5 Other Correspondents, C-Z

Series III: Manuscripts


College and University Lectures



Box 6 Lectures on Czech Literature, Brussels University


Box 6 Lectures on the History of Polish Culture, Columbia University


Box 6 Lectures on the History of the Polish Language, Columbia University


Box 6 Lectures on Modern Slavic Poetics, Columbia University


Box 6 Lectures on the 19th and 20th century Polish Novel, Columbia University


Box 6 Lectures on Old Polish Literature, Columbia University



Box 7 Lectures on Polish Folklore, Columbia University


Box 7 Lectures on Polish Intellectual History, Columbia University


Box 7 Lectures on Polish Poetry, Columbia University


Box 7 Lectures on Slavic Literary Theory, Columbia University


Box 7 Lectures on 19th century Slavic Literature, Columbia University


Box 7 Miscellaneous Lectures at Smith College



Box 8 Lectures on Literary Theory, Wilno University


Box 8 Miscellaneous Lecture Notes



Box 9 Curriculum Vitae and Lists of Publications


Box 9 "Adam Mickiewicz" (1955 United Nations talk)


Box 9 "Adam Mickiewicz" in Great Men and Women of Poland


Box 9 "Adam Mickiewicz (1798-1855)"


Box 9 "Adam Mickiewicz jako poeta i jako dzialacz"


Box 9 Adam Mickiewicz, Poet of Poland: A Symposium



Box 10 "Alexandre Fredro"


Box 10 Anthology of Polish Literature



Box 11 "Bibliography of Prose Fiction Studies" (with related correspondence)


Box 11 "Bibliography on Czechoslovak Literature"


Box 11 "Cyprien Norwid"


Box 11 "Early Russian Epic Poetry (Byliny)"


Box 11 "The First Polish Translation of the Slovo o polku Igoreve"


Box 11 "La genese de la 'Jeune Pologne'"


Box 11 "Henryk Sienkiewicz"


Box 11 "Introduction a la theorie du roman"


Box 11 "Introduction to the Study of Literary Works"


Box 11 "JTai a vous parler de la Pologne contemporaine..."


Box 11 "Jean Kochanowski (1530-1584)"


Box 11 Juliusz Slowacki. Liryki



Box 12 "Literatura polska na emigracji (1939-1945)"


Box 12 Literatura polska (na tie rozwoju kultury)


Box 12 "The Lyric Poems or Juliusz Slowacki"


Box 12 "Lyric Poetry and its 'Genres'"



Box 13 "Mickiewicz on America and the American Potato"


Box 13 "Mickiewicz w powojennej krytyce polskiej"


Box 13 "Narodiny nowego swiata"


Box 13 Obituaries of Berent, Boy-Zeleriski, Brzozowska, Kleiner, Piwinski


Box 13 "O pierwszej sowieckiej okupacji Wilna"


Box 13 "O polskosci Wilna"


Box 13 "O przyszlosl kultury polskiej"


Box 13 "O t.zw. polityce realistycznej"


Box 13 Office of War Information Broadcasts


Box 13 Pharaoh screenplay (with related correspondence)


Box 13 "Poland and Russia in the Past and Future"


Box 13 "Poland's Fight for Democracy"


Box 13 "Polish Democratic Traditions"


Box 13 "Polish Literature" in Collier's Encyclopedia (with related correspondence)


Box 13 "Polish Literature" in Encyclopedia Americana (with related correspondence)


Box 13 "Polish Literature between 1918 and 1939" in Poland, 1918


Box 13 "Polish Literature in Exile"


Box 13 "Polish Poetry" in Dictionary of Poetics and Poetry (with correspondence)


Box 13 "Polish Post-War Literature"


Box 13 "The Position of Poland"


Box 13 "Present Ideological Trends in Poland"


Box 13 "Psychologia sowietystow"


Box 13 Reviews


Box 13 "The Role of Joseph Pilsudski in Polish Life"


Box 13 "Romantik und Moderne des Zeitgenossen der Heimat, Adam Mickievicz:


Box 13 Juliusz Slowacki"



Box 14 "Russian Formalism"


Box 14 "Salt of Earth"


Box 14 "Shprt Stories, of Erski.ne Caldwell


Box 14 "Some Remarks about Realism in Fiction"


Box 14 "The Structure of Slowacki's Lyric Poems"


Box 14 "Die Struktur der lyrischen Gedichte von Juliusz S^owacki"


Box 14 Survey of Polish literature and Culture


Box 14 "Szkic dziejow kultury polskiej" (with related correspondence)


Box 14 A Treasury of Slavic Literature


Box 14 "Two Champions of a New Christianity: Lamennais and Mickiewicz"



Box 15 "Waclaw Borowy, 1880-1950


Box 15 "What is Theory of Literature?"


Box 15 "Wielki szyderca"


Box 15 "Wstep do liryk Slowackiego"


Box 15 "Zadania demokracji polskiej"


Box 15 Za wasza i nasza wolnosc. Polska mysl demokratyczna w ciagu wiekow


Box 15 "Zu einer richtigen Auffasung des Mickiewicz Nachlasses"


Box 15 Unidentified (on various authors)


Manuscripts by Other Persons


Box 15 Ryszard Matuszewski, "Poezja polska na nowych drogach"


Box 15 Skafander, "De profundis ad astra"


Box 15 Julian Tuwim, Poems


Box 15 Jozef Wittlin, "The Tragic Gogol"


Box 15 Students' Papers

Series IV: Subject Files



Box 16 Adam Mickiewicz, Poet of Poland: A Symposium


Box 16 Anthology of Polish Literature


Box 16 Applications for Guggenheim Fellowship


Box 16 Book on Erskine Caldwell


Box 16 Columbia Slavic Department


Box 16 Copernicus Celebration, 1953



Box 17 Dissertations at Columbia


Box 17 Joseph Conrad


Box 17 Mickiewicz Chair at Columbia Controversy


Box 17 Polish Circle at Columbia


Box 17 Polish Relief after World War II


Box 17 Polskie Stronnictwo Demokratyczne


Box 17 Survey of Polish Literature and Culture

Series V: Documents and Notes



Box 18 Documents


Box 18 Passports and Residence Permits


Box 18 Financial Records


Notes


Box 18 English Novel


Box 18 French Novel


Box 18 German Novel


Box 18 Spanish Novel



Box 19 Notebooks on the Russian Language


Box 19 Miscellaneous Notes



Box 21 Bibliographic Card File


Box 21 Diaries


Box 21 Notebooks

Series VI: Printed Materials



Box 20 Invitations


Box 20 Announcements of M. Kridl's Lectures


Box 20 News Releases on Poland


Box 20 Newspaper Clippings and Miscellaneous Printed Materials



Box 23 Printed Materials by Manfred Kridl



Box 24 Printed Materials by Manfred Kridl



Box 25 Printed Materials by Manfred Kridl



Box 26 Printed Materials by Manfred Kridl



Box 27 Printed Materials by Manfred Kridl



Box 28 Printed Material by Others

Series VII: Photographs



Box 22 Photographs of Manfred Kridl


Box 22 Poland after World War II


Box 22 Warsaw before and after World War II


Box 22 Miscellaneous Photographs

Series VIII: Family Correspondence



Box 29 Family Correspondence



Box 30 Family Correspondence