Rare Book & Manuscript Library

Emil Lengyel Papers, 1920-1985

Summary Information

At a Glance

Bib ID 4078360 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Lengyel, Emil, 1895-1985 ; Károlyi, Catherine Andrássy ; Károlyi, Mihály, 1875-1955 ; Mencken, H. L. (Henry Louis), 1880-1956 ; Molnár, Ferenc, 1878-1952 ; Szilard, Leo
Title Emil Lengyel Papers, 1920-1985
Physical Description 1 Linear Feet (ca.1000 items 4 boxes 14 scrapbooks)
Language(s) English , Hungarian , German .

This collection is located on-site.



Material is arranted into three series.


Scope and Content

Correspondence, manuscripts, articles, book reviews, personal documents, clippings, scrapbooks and photographs relating to Lengyel's career and his research on the politics of Europe and Asia. Correspondents include Catherine Andrassy Karolyi, Mihaly Karolyi, H.L. Mencken, Ferenc Molnʹar and Leo Szilard. Of special note are Lengyel's extensive autobiographical writings, also outlines and manuscripts of his books including the unpublished "By Their Flame." There are clippings and photocopies of printed articles by Lengyel in English and Hungarian, published biographical information, book reviews and lecture programs. A series of scrapbooks contains clippings on the politics of Europe from 1920 to 1950.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

This collection is located on-site.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Papers Processed 03/--/86.

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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Heading "CUL Archives:"
"CUL Collections:"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
Europe -- History -- 1918-1945 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Europe -- Politics and government -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hungarians -- United States Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hungary -- History -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lengyel, Emil, 1895-1985 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Scrapbooks Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical sketch

Hungarian-born journalist, lecturer and professor of history who moved to the United States in 1921.