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At a Glance
Selected materials cataloged; remainder arranged.
Scope and content
Correspondence, manuscripts, documents, photographs and printed materials concerning literary and political topics. Among the letters from literary figures are ten letters from the American novelist and playwright Aʹmelie Rives and her husband, the Russian Prince Pierre Troubetzkoy and letters from other famous authors during the 1920's. There are also letters Margolies collected, including eight letters from Stuyvesant Fish to George Wharton Pepper, on the League of the Preservation of American Independence, on President Wilson and the League of Nations, and letters from Presidents T. Roosevelt and Taft to Harry B. Apt concerning speaking engagements. Most of the many photographs cover the opening of a bookstore in Teheran in 1963, for which there is also additional material.
Cataloged correspondence: Bround, Heywood; Cabell, James Branch; Davis, Elmer; Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan; Dreiser, Theodore; Fish, Stuyvesant; Frank, Waldo; Frick, Henry Clay; Fuchs, Emil; Funk, Wilfred John; Gregory, Horace; Guffey, Joseph F.; Hansen, Harry; Henri, Robert; Hoffenstein, Samuel; Knopf, Alfred A.; Lansing, Robert; Laski,Harold Joseph; MacLeish, Archibald; Moses, Montrose Jonas; Phelps, William Lyon; Poindexter, Miles; Reed, James Alexander; Reynolds, Russel Burton; Roosevelt, Theodore; Scheetzl,A. E.; Straus, Oscar Solomon; Taft, William Howard; Troubestkoy, Pierre; Troubetskor, Amelie Rives (Princess Pierre); Van Doren, Irita Bradford; Van Doren, Mark; Van Vechten, Carl; Truman, Harry S. (s. photograph)
Uncatalogued materials: Biographical; Correspondence uncataloged; JFK memorial service, Iran; Photos; Retirement; The State of the Book Business (pamphlet); Trip to Iran 1963-64
Using the Collection
Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Restrictions on Access
This collection is located on-site.
This collection has no restrictions.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Joseph Aaron Margolies papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Papers: Source of acquisition--Margolies, Mrs. Joseph A. (via OHRO). Method of acquisition--gift; Date of acquisition--1984.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Papers Processed JL-W 02/--/85.
History / Biographical Note
Manager of Brentano's Bookstore in New York City from 1921-1951, director of the Council of Books in Wartime, 1944-1947, and later, director of the Book Department of the Foreign Policy Association and of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.