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Correspondence, notes, notebooks, note card files, clippings and photographs of Louis Morris Starr. One half of the collection consists of his research files for his dissertation"Bohemian Brigade; Civil War Newsmen in Action." (New York, Knopf, 1954). The other half contains photocopies of original Joseph Pulitzer letters and manuscripts in the Pulitzer and "The New York World" Papers at Columbia as well as Pulitzer items from other repositories. In addition there are typescript transcripts of Pulitzer's Pitman shorthand notebooks in Columbia collections. The photocopies and transcripts are annotated by Starr in preparation for a major biography he planned to write on Joseph Pulitzer.
Boxes 1-3 Papers on his Bohemian Brigade Box 1: Correspondence, Notes, Printed - clippings, Printed -.copy of book, Printed - hotographs. Box 2: Notebooks, 13 volumes Box 3: Notecard.file Boxes 4-6: Papers on "Joseph Pulitzer" Box 4: Correspondence, Photocopies of Pulitzer Originals Box 5: Transcripts of Pulitzer's Pitman Shorthand Notebooks Box 6: Notes from the Columbia University Collection, Notes from Other Sources, Notecard files
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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); Louis Morris Starr papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
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Ownership and Custodial History
Gift of Mrs. Louis M. Starr, 1983-1984.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Bohemian Brigade materials: Source of acquisition--Starr, Mrs Louis M. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1983.
Pulitzer materials: Source of acquisition--STarr, Mrs. Louis M. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1984.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Bohemian Brigade materials Processed HR 12/--/83.
Pulitzer materials Processed BRC/SL 03/--/85.
History / Biographical Note
(Columbia M.A., 1953; Ph.D., 1954), author, professor of journalism and Director of the Oral History Research Office at Columbia, 1961-1980.