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At a Glance
Material is arranged into 3 series.
Scope and Content
Correspondence, manuscripts, documents, photographs, subject files and printed materials of Simon Lissim. Among the correspondents are Aleksandr Benois, Mikhail Larionov, Georgiĭ Lukomskiĭ and Saveliĭ Sorin. There are many manuscripts by Lissim himself including the tests for a number of lectures and speeches, sections of his memoirs and essays on aesthectics. The documents include passports documenting his emigration from Russia to France and the United States, and several awards and certificates. There are many photographs of Lissim as well as dozens of photographic reproductions of his work, uncluding Lenox and Sèvres porcelain, textile designs, silver work and graphic arts. There are subjecxt files relating to two books for which he did the illustrations, and there are many folders of clippings documenting his career.
Using the Collection
Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Restrictions on Access
This collection is located on-site.
Related Archival Materials
Lissim Collection of Theatre work: New York Public Library, Theatre Division (Lincoln Center).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Papers: Source of acquisition--Simon Lissim. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1981.
Papers: Source of acquisition--Dorothea Waples Lissim. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1982.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Papers Accessioned 1981.
Papers Accessioned 1982.
Papers Processed 02/--/83.
2009-06-26 File created.
2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.
History / Biographical Note
Artist and stage designer who emigrated from Russia to France in 1919, and from France to the United States in 1941.