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Correspondence is arranged: alphabetically by name. The remaining materials are arranged by topic.
Scope and Content
Letters and papers including correspondence extending in date from 1873 to 1930 and consisting principally of letters to Dr. Burgess from friends, associates, and contemporary scholars in the field of political science, and dealing with academic and scholarly subjects, the publication of his various writings, his teaching career, business, and personal affairs. Included are some original letters written by Burgess and copies of others. The letters to Burgess are from Europe and America with the majority in English, but a number are in German. Also, twenty-two file boxes containing manuscript and typescript notes for lectures, courses, articles, addresses, books, and more correspondence relating to these.
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Restrictions on Access
You will need to make an appointment in advance to use this collection material in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. You can schedule an appointment once you've submitted your request through your Special Collections Research Account.
The following boxes are located off-site: 8-24. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library 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.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); John William Burgess papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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Type of reproduction--Copies in part
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source of acquisition--Burgess, Jrs. John William. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1932. Accession number--M-32.
Gift of Mrs John William Burgess, 1932.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 04/12/89.
2009-06-26 File created.
2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.
History / Biographical Note
Professor of political science at Amherst College and Columbia University.