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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note are Lengyel's extensive autobiographical writings, also outlines and manuscripts of his books including the unpublished "By Their Flame."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
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.

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Series I: Cataloged Correspondence

Box 1 Coudenhave-Kalergi, Richard Nicolaus, Graf von

Box 1 Davis, Elmer

Box 1 Dos Passos, John

Box 1 Dreiser, Theodore

Box 1 Farrell, Raymond F.

Box 1 Feuchtwanger, Li on

Box 1 Fulbright, J. William (James William)

Box 1 Fulop-Miller, Rene

Box 1 Galbraith, John Kenneth

Box 1 Habe, Hans

Box 1 Jaszi, Oszkar

Box 1 Karolyi, Catherine Andrassy

Box 1 Karolyi, Mihaly

Box 1 Kelley, Clarence M.

Box 1 Kennedy, Robert F.

Box 1 Kirchwey, Freda

Box 1 Kirk, Grayson

Box 1 Koch, Ed

Box 1 Korda, Michael

Box 1 La Guardia, Fiorello H. (Fiorello Henry)

Box 1 Le Hand, Marguerite A.

Box 1 Lehman, Herbert H.

Box 1 Lengyel, Emil

Box 1 Szent-Gyorgi, Albert

Box 1 Lilienthal, David Eli

Box 1 Luce, Henry Robinson

Box 1 McGovern, George S. (George Stanley)

Box 1 Makarios III, Archbishop of Cyprns

Box 1 Mann, Thomas

Box 1 Markel, Lester

Box 1 May o, Charles W. (Charles Williams)

Box 1 Mencken, H.L. (Henry Louis)

Box 1 Miller, Gilbert

Box 1 Molnar, Ferenc

Box 1 Moynihan, Daniel P. (Daniel Patrick)

Box 1 Mufioz-Marin, Luis

Box 1 Oakes, George W.

Box 1 Oakes, John B.

Box 1 Ochs, Adolph S.

Box 1 Pearson, Drew

Box 1 Reston, James Barrett

Box 1 Roda Roda

Box 1 Roosevelt, Nicholas

Box 1 Shuster, George Nauman

Box 1 Szigeti, Joseph

Box 1 Szilard, Leo

Box 1 Untermeyer, Samuel

Box 1 Van Doren, Mark

Box 1 Van Loon, Hendrick Villem

Box 1 Villard, Oswald Garrison

Box 1 Von Neumann, John

Box 1 Von Sternberg, Josef

Series II: Arranged Correspondence and Manuscripts

Box 1 Correspondence A-Z

Box 1 Documents

Box 1 Photographs

Box 2 Manuscripts by Emil Lengyel

Autobiography--"An American in the Making"

Box 2 "A Life"

Box 2 Miscellaneous Manuscripts, (3 folders)

Box 2 Third person manuscript

Box 2 "By their Flame"

Box 2 "The Case of Captain Dreyfus", (2 folders)

Box 3 "Contessina"

Box 3 "Diaries"

Box 3 "Europe Since 1815", (7 folders)

Box 3 "In Defense of Hypocrisy"

Box 3 Miscellaneous Manuscripts

Box 4 "Mongolia"-(outline for book)

Box 4 "Nationalism-last stage of communism"-(incomplete manuscript)

Box 4 Outlines for books

Box 4 "Royal Women in Exile"

Printed Materials

Box 4 Articles by Lengyel in English, (3 folders)

Box 4 Articles by and about Lengyel in Hungarian

Box 4 Biographical information on Lengyel

Box 4 Lecture Programs

Box 4 Miscellaneous

Box 4 Pamphlets

Box 4 Reviews of Lengyel's books

Series III: Scrapbooks

Box Oversized 1922-1925

Box Oversized 1925-1930

Box Oversized 1930-1932

Box Oversized 1933-1934

Box Oversized 1934-1936

Box Oversized 1936-1938

Box Oversized 1938

Box Oversized 1940s