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Society for Classical Studies records, 1868-2018

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0029
Bib ID 4078546 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Society for Classical Studies
Title Society for Classical Studies records, 1868-2018
Physical Description 50.5 linear feet (56 boxes and 4 volumes)
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.

Materials dated after 1985 may be consulted only by the Executive Director and President of the Society for Classical Studies, or by researchers with written permission to consult the records from the Executive Director or President.

Arrangement

Arrangement

Arranged into four series. Series I classified by subject and activity.

Description

Scope and Content

Documentary forms include correspondence, manuscripts, minutes, documents, financial records, membership records, photographs, and printed materials. Topics in the records include publications; Secretary's Office; Treasurer's Office; Membership; Officers, Directors, committees; Outside Persons and Organizations; Presses; and Programs, Placement and Meeting Sites. In addition, there are three scrapbooks (1869-1903) and one record book which contain minutes of the Society for Classical Studies meetings and sessions dating from 1868 to 1881.

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.

Materials dated after 1985 may be consulted only by the Executive Director and President of the Society for Classical Studies, or by researchers with written permission to consult the records from the Executive Director or President.

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); Society for Classical Studies Records; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Processed 06/20/88.

The first group of records was received in 1987 and processed in 1988. A project to microfilm these records was completed in 1989. At some point between 1989 and 2016, the microfilm project's records were appended to the collection, though they were not added to the finding aid until 2018.

Revision Description

2010-03-31 Legacy finding aid created from Pro Cite.

2016-08-08 XML document instance created by Patrick Lawlor.

2018-04-16 XML document instance updated by Catherine C. Ricciardi. Addition of Series IV.

2018-05-11 Finding aid updated by Celeste Brewer. Container list revised, microfilm project records added, and restrictions noted.

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
minutes (administrative records) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Classical languages Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Learned institutions and societies Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Philology Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical sketch

Society for Classical Studies, founded in 1869 as the American Philological Association, is the American learned society for Classics scholars. Its work deals with topics relating to ancient Greek and Roman languages, literature and history.