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Simon Lissim Papers, 1919-1982

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: BAR Ms Coll/Lissim
Bib ID 4077763 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Lissim, Simon, 1900-1981
Title Simon Lissim Papers, 1919-1982
Physical Description 1500 items (6 boxes)
Language(s) Russian .
Access

This collection is located on-site.

Arrangement

Arrangement

Material is arranged into 3 series Series I: Correspondence; Series II: Manuscripts; Series III: Printed Material

Description

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).

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Papers Accessioned 1981.

Papers Accessioned 1982.

Papers Processed 02/--/83.

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

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Genre/Form

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Awards Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Certificates Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Clippings (Information Artifacts) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Essays Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Illustrations Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lectures Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Memoirs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Passports Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographic prints Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Speeches Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Art -- Soviet Union Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Books Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Emigration and immigration -- France -- 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
Theater -- Soviet Union Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical sketch

Artist and stage designer who emigrated from Russia to France in 1919, and from France to the United States in 1941.