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Henri Martin Barzun papers, 1909-1967

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#1530
Bib ID 4078426 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Barzun, 1881-1973
Title Henri Martin Barzun papers, 1909-1967
Physical Description 35 Linear Feet (70 boxes, 2 drawers of oversized materials)
Language(s) In French and English.
Access

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, 54, and 57 have been reviewed and can be made accessible. Patrons should be extremely cautious when handling these materials.

Arrangement

Arrangement

Material is arranged into four series: Series I: Catalogued Correspondence; Series II: Catalogued Manuscripts; Series III: Works by Others; Series IV: Books and Other Printed Materials.

Description

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 Andrʹe 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

Access Restrictions

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, 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.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Henri Martin Barzun Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library

Alternate Form Available

Benedetto Croce letters are on: microfilm.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Papers Processed EJL 07/10/86.

Papers Processed ELJ 07/10/73.

Revision Description

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

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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"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Diaries Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
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"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
American literature -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Breton, André, 1896-1966 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
College teachers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Croce, Benedetto, 1866-1952 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
D'Annunzio, Gabriele, 1863-1938 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Dreier, Katherine S (Katherine Sophie), 1877-1952 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Duchamp, Marcel, 1887-1968 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Duhamel, Georges, 1884-1966 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
French literature -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Gleizes, Albert, 1881-1953 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Goll, Yvan, 1891-1950 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Marinetti, F. T., 1876-1944 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Monroe, Harriet, 1860-1936 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Pound, Ezra, 1885-1972 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Reverdy, Pierre, 1889-1960 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Varèse, Edgard, 1883-1965 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical sketch

Author, editor and professor of French literature.