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Philip Edward Mosely Papers, 1930-1972

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: BAR Ms Coll/Mosely
Bib ID 4077852 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Mosely, Philip E. (Philip Edward), 1905-1972 ; Kennan, George Frost, 1904- ; Chernov, V. M. (Viktor Mikhaĭlovich), 1873-1952
Title Philip Edward Mosely Papers, 1930-1972
Physical Description 39 boxes (10000 items)
Language(s) English .
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.

The following boxes are located off-site: 2-40. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

Arrangement

Description

Scope and Content

The collection consists of correspondence, manuscripts, notes, photographs, subject files, and printed materials. Correspondents include Victor Chernov and George Kennan. Extensive notes by Mosely concern European diplomacy in the 1830s and the South Slavic Zadruga. There are thousands of photographs, chiefly from the Soviet Union ca. 1945-1955. Besides photographs of Soviet, Chinese, and East European political figures, such as Mao Tse-Tung, György Lukʹacs, and Boris Spasskiĭ, there are photographs of such Western figures as Enrico Berlinguer and Pablo Neruda. Subject files and mimeographed and printed materials include files on the Inter-University Committee on Travel Grants; papers on Soviet Studies distributed by St. Antony College, Oxford University; State Department research reports, and works by Mosely.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

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.

The following boxes are located off-site: 2-40. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

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: Method of acquisition--Purchase; Date of acquisition--1951.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Papers Accessioned 1951.

Papers Processed 06/--/80.

Papers Revised 11/--/80.

Revision Description

2009-06-26 File created.

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

2021-10-04 Added boxes 10 and 11, which had been missed when the finding aid was originally encoded. kws

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"
Letters (correspondence) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Notes (documents) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographic prints Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Berlinguer, Enrico Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
China -- Politics and government -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lukács, György, 1885-1971 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Mao, Zedong, 1893-1976 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Neruda, Pablo, 1904-1973 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Neruda, Pablo, 1904-1973 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Soviet Union -- Foreign relations -- 1945-1991 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Soviet Union -- Politics and government -- 1945-1991 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Soviet Union -- Study and teaching -- United States Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Spassky, Boris Vasilyevich, 1937- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical sketch

Professor of International Relations at Columbia University in 1946-55 and 1963-72 (in 1955-63 he was adjunct professor at Columbia and Director of Studies of the Council of Foreign Relations). He was director of Columbia's Russian Institute, and one of the founders of the Bakhmeteff Archive. He was the holder of many academic and governmental posts, the author of many articles, and the author of "Russian Diplomacy and the Opening of the Eastern Question in 1838-1839" (1934).