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At a Glance
Material is arranged into 5 series.
Scope and Content
Correspondence, manuscripts, diaries, notebooks, and publications. The many manuscripts reflect Barzun's interest in poetry, literature and political affairs. The collection also contains materials for the journal, Art et Action which Barzun helped to found; lecture notes, 1933-1952; and a few items pertaining to Filippo Tommaso Marinetti and the Futurists. There are some Barzun family papers, as well. The correspondents are primarily French and American authors including André Breton, Katherine Dreier, Marcel Duchamp, Georges Duhamel, Albert Gleizes, Ivan Goll, Harriet Monroe, Ezra Pound, Pierre Reverdy, Edgar Varèse, Gabriel d'Annunzio, and Felippo Tommaso Marinetti.
Using the Collection
Rare Book and Manuscript Library
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.
This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material 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.
Series V is unprocessed. The housing is poor, and materials loose. Before a given box made is made accessible, it must be reviewed by an archivist. Boxes 37, 47, 49, 50, 51, 54, and 57 have been reviewed and can be made accessible. Patrons should be extremely cautious when handling these materials.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Readers must use microfilm of materials specified above.
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); Henri Martin Barzun Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library
Jacques Barzun papers: Extensive personal and professional papers of Henri-Martin Barzun's son, Columbia University history professor emeritus and provost Jacques Barzun (1907-2012).
Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Alternate Form Available
Benedetto Croce letters are on: microfilm.
Ownership and Custodial History
Gift of Jacques Barzun, 1964, 1972.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Papers: Source of acquisition--Barzun, Jacques. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1964.
Papers: Source of acquisition--Barzun, Jacques. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1972.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Papers Processed EJL 07/10/86.
Papers Processed ELJ 07/10/73.
The contents of Box 71 and 72 were found among the restricted materials in the Jacques Barzun papers in October 2022. These items were likely mislabeled when they were accessioned in 1976. They were removed from the Jacques Barzun papers and added to this collection.
2015-07-30 xml document instance created by Adrien Hilton.
2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.
2019-07-19 Added unprocessed reviewed boxes kws
2022-10-13 Box 71 added to finding aid by CLB
History / Biographical Note
Author, editor and professor of French literature, born in Grenoble, France in 1881 and died in New Rochelle, New York in 1973.