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Alvin and Heidi Toffler papers, 1955-1984

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#1247
Bib ID 4078547 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Toffler, Alvin
Title Alvin and Heidi Toffler papers, 1955-1984
Physical Description 110 linear feet (263 boxes 1 oversize folder)
Language(s) English .
Access

This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least two business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

This collection has no restrictions.

Arrangement

Arrangement

Sorrespondence is in several files, both alphabetical and chronological. Administrative files are alphabetical by project.

Description

Scope and Content

Correspondence, telephone logs, lecture/administrative files, manuscripts, research files, personal papers, reviews, press clippings, tearsheets, and memorabilia relating to the many projects Toffler and his wife worked on from 1950 to 1985. The collection is divided into closed and open series. Closed files include all correspondence; telephone logs; administrative files pertaining to lectures, contracts, and business memos; and personal papers. Open files consist of clippings, notes, manuscripts, publishers' "dead matter," tearsheets of articles and books, press clippings, interviews, and galleys. The correspondence includes letters from a great variety of people, such as Betty Friedan, Jonas Salk, Newt Gingrich, Ed Koch, and many other politicians and celebrities. There are research files for virtually every project that Toffler was involved with, including his books "Future Shock" and "The Third Wave." The press clippings files are extensive and range from research topics to reviews, and cover countries from Australia to Switzerland. Lecture files also from Toffler's television/video production compnay, Triwave Productions, Inc., which include scripts, contracts, and materials relating to all stages of production. The many manuscripts, proofs, and galleys are in various stages of revision and include Toffler's extensive corrections and notes.

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 two 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); Alvin and Heidi Toffler papers; 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.

All restrictions lifted July 2019. Boxes 1-83 were closed pending death of Alvin, Heidi, and Karen Toffler.

Revision Description

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

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

2019-07-19 Restrictions lifted

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

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Authors, American -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Civilization, Modern -- 1950- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Friedan, Betty Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Gingrich, Newt Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Koch, Ed Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Salk, Jonas, 1914-1995 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Social change Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Social history -- 1945- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical sketch

Alvin (1928-2016) and Heidi Toffler, authors and futurists.