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Norbert Guterman Papers, 1920-1984

Summary Information

Abstract

This collection consists of correspondence, manuscripts, notes and notebooks, printed reviews and photographs of Norbert Guterman (1900-1984), author and translator.

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0528
Bib ID 4078415 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Guterman, Norbert, 1900-1984
Title Norbert Guterman Papers, 1920-1984
Physical Description 6.5 linear feet (13 boxes)
Language(s) English , French , German , Polish .
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: 2-10, 10A, 11-12. 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.

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Arrangement

Arrangement

Selected materials cataloged; remainder arranged.

Description

Scope and Content

Correspondence, manuscripts, notes and notebooks, printed reviews and photographs. The correspondents include writers from Guterman's Paris years, primarily Pierre Morhange, Max Jacob, Andrʹe Malraux, and Andrʹe Breton. Henri Lefebvre and Francis Steegmuller were Guterman's lifelong friends and there are files of letters from each. A number of other literary figures in France, Poland and the U.S. are also represented, including Françoise d'Eaubonne, Kazimierz Wierzynski, Tadeusz Nowakowski and Hans Habe. There is also correspondence from and concerning family members in Europe, especially Poland, during World War II. The manuscripts include literary works by Guterman, mostly dating from the 1920s and 30s, readers reports, and translations by Guterman. Also included are Guterman's notes made on his readings and in preparation for his editing work, reviews of Guterman's books and reviews by him from the "New Republic," and photographs of his family and friends, including Lefebvre and Pierre Morhange.

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: 2-10, 10A, 11-12. 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.

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.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Norbert Guterman papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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: Source of acquisition--Symington, Mrs. Donald. Method of acquisition--gift; Date of acquisition--04/04/86. Accession number--M-86-04-04.

Gift of Mrs. Donald Symington, 1986.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

JR 10/86.

Papers processed JR 10/--/86.

Revision Description

2012-07-03 xml document created by Judith Zupnick.

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

2022-03-25 Folder-level info added to boxes 5, 6, 7

Subject Headings

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French literature -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Jacob, Max, 1876-1944 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lefebvre, Henri, 1901-1991 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Morhange, Pierre, 1901-1972 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Polish literature -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Steegmuller, Francis, 1906-1994 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Surrealism (Literature) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Translators Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
World War, 1939-1945 -- Refugees Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical sketch

Norbert Guterman, 1900-1984, was an author and translator. Born in Warsaw, he studied in Paris in the 1920s, and was part of the "Groupe Philosophies" with Pierre Morhange, Henri Lefebvre, and others. The Groupe was connected for a time with the Surrealists and later with Marxism and the Parti Communiste. In 1929/1930 Guterman moved to the U.S. where he became best known as a translator of philosophical and literary works.

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Series I: Cataloged correspondence



Box 1 Bentley, Eric


Box 1 Breton, André


Box 1 Brunner, John


Box 1 Buber, Martin


Box 1 Burke, Kenneth


Box 1 Burnshaw, Stanley


Box 1 Cowley, Malcolm


Box 1 Fadiman, Clifton


Box 1 Herriot, Édouard


Box 1 Howe, Irving


Box 1 Jacob, Max


Box 1 Lefebvre, Henri


Box 1 Malraux, André


Box 1 Mann, Thomas


Box 1 Maxwell, William


Box 1 Morhange, Pierre


Box 1 Pierre-Quint, Léon


Box 1 Rahv, Philip


Box 1 Randall, John Herman, Jr.


Box 1 Remizov, Aleksei Mikhailovich


Box 1 Riding, Laura


Box 1 Schapiro, Meyer


Box 1 Steegmuller, Francis


Box 1 Trilling, Lionel


Box 1 Wescott, Glenway


Box 1 Wittlin, Józef


Box 1 Yarmolinsky, Avrahm

Series II: Cataloged manuscripts


Box 1 Lefebvre, Henri

Series III: Arranged correspondence



Box 2 Unidentified correspondence


Box 2 A


Box 2 Adorno, T.W.


Box 2 American Jewish Committee


Box 2 B


Box 2 Ballinger, Marnie (Bacon)


Box 2 Beaurain, Nicole


Box 2 Belaval, Yvon


Box 2 Berman, Antoine


Box 2 C


Box 2 Chisholm, Roderick


Box 2 Cohen, Robert S.


Box 2 Colloques Philosophiques de Royaumont


Box 2 Constantinovsky


Box 2 D


Box 2 Delbo, Charlotte


Box 2 Deutsch, Helene


Box 2 Dupin, Jacques


Box 2 E


Box 2 F


Box 2 G


Box 2 Guterman, Norbert


Box 2 H


Box 2 Hubbard, Richard


Box 2 Hyle, Moira (Mrs. G. Rolland)


Box 2 Hyle family


Box 2 J


Box 2 K


Box 2 Kotowska, Monica



Box 3 L


Box 3 Lefebvre, Evelyn


Box 3 Lefebvre, René


Box 3 Lowenthal, Leo


Box 3 M


Box 3 Manheim, Ralph


Box 3 Manheim family


Box 3 Morot-Sir, Édouard


Box 3 N


Box 3 Nowakowski, Tadeusz


Box 3 O


Box 3 P


Box 3 Parelhoff, Albert


Box 3 Penclub (Poland)


Box 3 R


Box 3 Racine-Furland, Nicole


Box 3 Raymond, Henri


Box 3 S


Box 3 Schumacher, Joachim


Box 3 Steegmuller family


Box 3 Symington, Leslie


Box 3 Symington family


Box 3 T


Box 3 V


Box 3 W


Box 3 Wilson, Deirdre (Mrs. J.L.)


Box 3 Z



Box 4 Arranged correspondence - Family


Arranged correspondence - Publishers

Series IV: Manuscripts


Writings by Guterman


Translations by Guterman

Series V: Notes & Notebooks



Box 8 Schelling & Miscellaneous topics



Box 9 Miscellaneous topics

Series VI: Biographical Material & Photographs



Box 10 Biographical material


Box 10 Photographs



Box 10A Pocket Planners and IDs

Series VII: Printed material



Box 11 Reviews


Box 11 Subjects



Box 12 Books from Guterman's library - inscribed or with manuscript notes


Box 12 Card catalog of Guterman's library