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Columbia University Department of Slavic Languages Records, 1946-1956

Summary Information

At a Glance

Bib ID 4078441 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Columbia University. Department of Slavic Languages
Title Columbia University Department of Slavic Languages Records, 1946-1956
Physical Description 1 document box (1 document box)
Language(s) English .
Additional Description http://www.columbia.edu/cu/libraries/inside/projects/findingaids/scans/pdfs/ldpd_bak_4078441.pdf
Access

This collection is located on-site.

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection consists from letters between linguist Roman Jacobson and Professor Ernest Simmons.

Description

Summary

Correspondence of linguist Roman Jakobson with Professor Ernest Simmons of Columbia University's Department of Slavic Languages. The letters discuss Jakobson's years as a teacher at Columbia University, and Slavic studies in the United States.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

This collection is located on-site.

Ownership and Custodial History

Gift of Columbia University, Department of Slavic Languages via Robert Maguire, 1987.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Papers processed ejs 08/--/87.

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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Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Emigration and immigration -- Soviet Union -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Jakobson, Roman, 1896-1982 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Linguistics -- Czechoslovakia -- History -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Linguistics -- Russia -- History -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Linguistics and Philology Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Russian Studies -- United States Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Russians -- United States Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Simmons, Ernest J (Ernest Joseph), 1903-1972 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Slavic Studies Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Slavic languages -- Study and teaching -- United States Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical sketch

Roman Jacobson (1896-1982) was a leading figure of the Moscow Linguistic Circle. In 1920, he relocated to Prague and became one of the founders of the "Prague school of linguistic theory". He worked at Harvard University from 1949 until 1960s. In his last decade he maintained an office at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he was an honorary Professor Emeritus.

Ernest J. Simmons, Professor of Russian Literature and Chairman of the Department of Slavic Languages at Columbia University from 1946 until 1959. His most famous book is the definitive biography "Leo Tolstoy".