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Series I: Editorial Files
At a Glance
Series I: Editorial Files/Articles-Authors of entries in IESS (Boxes 1-50), Articles-Personal Names (subjects of biographical entries) (Boxes 51-81), Articles-Title (Boxes 82-169); Articles-Subjects: General (Boxes 170-76), Articles-Subject: Economics (Boxes 177-97), Articles-Subject: Math/Statistics (Boxes 198-215), Articles-Subject: Psychology/Sociology (Boxes 216-35, Articles-Blind Entries (Box 236), Articles-Rejections (Boxes 237-39). Series II: Office and Production Files (Boxes 240-58).
Scope and Content
Series I contains correspondence, typescripts with holograph corrections, and galley proofs relating to entries in, and the production of, IESS. Series II includes correspondence relating to changes in articles, production schedules and procedures, and financial records. The Classified Office Files contain correspondence of administrative officers of IESS; memoranda, minutes and agendas of Editorial Advisory Board meetigs; lists of biographers and suggested contributors; and monthly reports. General Production Files are composed of correspondence, invoices, drafts of table of contents, a style manual, editing procedures, and an index. There is also correspondence with prospective members of the Editorial Advisory Board.
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Restrictions on Access
One unnumbered box of restricted office files at the end of the collection is: closed.
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.
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.
International Encyclopedia of the Social Science. Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Columbia University.
Ownership and Custodial History
Gift of the Macmillan Publishing Company, 1987.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Processed DT/LWW 04/01/88.
2009-06-26 File created.
2011-11-10 EAD created by PTL
2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.
History / Biographical Note
International Encyclopedia of the Social Science is a multi-volume reference work containing articles by leading social scientists. Established at the University of Chicago, IESS moved to New York and was published by Crowell, Collier, and MacMillan in 1968. The Encyclopedia was served by a large staff of specialty editors, and an advisory board of internationally know scholars in the fields covered.