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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 .
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Arrangement

Arrangement

Material is arranged into 3 series.

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

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Restrictions on 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 on-site.

Related Archival Materials

Lissim Collection of Theatre work: New York Public Library, Theatre Division (Lincoln Center).

Accruals

Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. Contact rbml@columbia.edu for more information.

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

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
Letters (correspondence) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Memoirs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Passports Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographic prints Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Speeches (documents) 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
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.

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Series I: Correspondence



Box 1 Catalogued Correspondence


Box 1 Benois, Aleksandr Nikolaevich


Box 1 Larionov, Mikhail'


Box 1 Lukomskii, Georgii Kreskentfevich


Box 1 Sorin, Savelii-Abramovich


Box 1 Arranged Correspondence

Series II: Manuscripts


Box 1 Haumont, Georges, "Les Porcelains de Simon Lissim"


Box 1 Lissim, Simon


"Adaptation of Old Designs"


Box 1 "Alexandra Exter"


Box 1 "Art and Mass Production"


Box 1 "Art Education"


Box 1 "Art Education in Schools"


Box 1 "The Art of Design"


Box 1 "Art Work in Camps"


Box 1 "Christmas Cards"


Box 1 "The Creation of Design"


Box 1 "Decorative Art in Our Time"


Box 1 "Decorative Arts Applied in Schools"


Box 1 "Design and its Role in Our Life Today"


Box 1 "Design and Nature"


Box 1 "Design and the Artist"


Box 1 "Industry and Design"


Box 1 "Kiev to New York"


Box 1 "Larionov and Goncharova"


Box 1 "Leon Bakst"


Box 1 "Mats"


Box 1 "Mechanical Forms as Designersf Sources"


Box 1 Miscellaneous Notes


Box 1 "No Art without Sincerity"


Box 1 Notes on friends and art contacts


Box 1 "The Ornament"


Box 1 "Porcelain"


Box 1 "Souvenirs"


Box 1 "Stage Design"


Box 1 "Stage Design in the Fine Art Curriculum"


Box 1 "Starinnaia russkaia odefchda"


Box 1 "Theater and Libraries"


Box 1 "Theater, Libraries, Education"


Box 1 "Valdo Barbey, Decorateur de Theatre"


Box 1 "When Parents Learn with Children"


Box 1 "Who is the Artist?"


Box 1 Untitled lectures


Box 1 Miscellaneous brief article's about Simon Lissim



Box 2 Documents, (5 folders)


Box 2 Photographs


Box 2 Reproductions of Art Work, (10 folders)


Subject Files


Box 2 Biographical Materials


Box 2 Gottschalk Book


Box 2 Papashvily Book (two folders)

Series III: Printed Materials



Box 3 Articles and Reviews (two folders)


Box 3 Clippings (folders 1-7)



Box 4 Clippings (folders 8-17)



Box 5 Clippings (folders 18-20)


Box 5 Invitations and programs


Box 5 Journals (three folders)


Box 5 Miscellaneous printed materials



Box 6 Miscellaneous printed materials and catalogues