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Miriam J. Benkovitz papers, 1954-1986

Summary Information

Abstract

This collection contains correspondence, manuscripts, notes, notebooks, photographs, microfilm, and printed materials relating to Miriam J. Benkovitz, professor of English, Skidmore College.

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0101
Bib ID 4078540 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Benkovitz, Miriam J
Title Miriam J. Benkovitz papers, 1954-1986
Physical Description 13.5 linear feet (32 boxes)
Language(s) 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.

Arrangement

Arrangement

Box 1: Arranged correspondence A-Z; Boxes 2-6: Richard Aldington; Boxes 7-10: Aubrey Beardsley Biography; Boxes 11-16: Baron Corvo Biography; Boxes 17-19: Ronald Firbank Bibliography; Box 20: Ronald Firbank Bibliography Supplement and 2nd Edition; Boxes 21-26: Ronald Firbank Biography; Boxes 27-29: Lord Ronald Gower Biography (unpublished); Boxes 30-31: Miscellaneous Articles; Box 32: Miscellaneous photographs, microfilm, and printed matter.

Description

Scope and Content

Correspondence, manuscripts, notes, notebooks, photographs, microfilm, and printed materials relating to Benkovitz's scholarly activities, including her biographies of Aubrey Beardsley, Ronald Firbank and Frederick Rolfe (Baron Corvo), her bibliography of Firbank, as well as two books of Richard Aldington's correspondence which she edited, and numerous articles. Her correspondence is both personal and professional. The manuscripts are in various stages of completion, and include Benkovitz's many annotations and corrections. For the Aldington and Corvo notes, there are typescript copies of letters with extensive notes by Benkovitz. There are both personal photographs and photographs intended to illustrate her books.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on 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.

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); Miriam J. Benkovitz papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Ownership and Custodial History

Gift of Miriam J. Feinberg, 1987.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Processed 06/20/88.

Revision Description

2012-02-28 xml document instance created by Alison Rhonemus

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

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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Genre/Form

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Correspondence Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographic prints Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Aldington, Richard, 1892-1962 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Authors, English -- 20th century -- Biography Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Beardsley, Aubrey, 1872-1898 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Biographers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
College teachers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Firbank, Ronald, 1886-1926 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Rolfe, Frederick, 1860-1913 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical sketch

Miriam J. Benkovitz, professor of English, Skidmore College, and author. She colleceted books avidly, specializing in turn-of-the-century literature.