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At a Glance
Selected materials cataloged; remainder. arranged: Boxes 1, 1A & 1B: Cataloged correspondence; Box 2: Articles about Cardozo; Boxes 3, 3A & 4: Columbia lecture notes; Box 5: Commonplace books; Boxes 5 & 6: Editorials 1938; Boxes 6 - 9: Materials for biography by George S. Hellman; Box 10: Writings by Cardozo-Photographs-Copies of letters to Annie Nathan Meyer; Boxes 10 & 11: Newspaper clippings & misc.; Boxes 12 & 13: Photocopies of letters & manuscripts in the B.N. Cardozo Papers, Cardozo School of Law, New York; Box 14: Arranged correspondence, 1918-1938; Box 15: Files of the Estate of B.N. Cardozo, 1938-1940; Box 16: Misc. financial records, Obituaries & memorials, Photograph s& Printed materials; Box 17: Correspondence, memorials & obituaries, E.J. Nathan documents & printed materials; Oversize folder of documents.
Correspondence, manuscripts, notes, clippings, and photographs of or relating to Cardozo, including his lecture notes as a student at Columbia, 1885-1889, and his commonplace books. Also, four boxes of printed and manuscript material collected by George S. Hellman while writing BENJAMIN N. CARDOZO, AMERICAN JUDGE; and photocopies of letters, manuscripts, and notebooks of original Cardozo papers in the Cardozo School of Law Library. Materials re. his estate and will have been added.
Using the Collection
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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.
This collection is located on-site.
The seven volumes of Columbia lecture notes (Boxes 3-4) are too fragile for use; reader must use the microfilm copy of these volumes. Otherwise, the collection has no restrictions.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Literary rights of Benjamin N. Cardozo are held by. Columbia University.
Permission to cite or quote and to photocopy must be obtained from the. Cardozo School of Law, New York, N.Y. for photocopies in Boxes 12 and 13.
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.
Readers must use microfilm of materials specified above.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Benjamin N. Cardozo 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.
Alternate Form Available
Columbia lecture notes, 1889-1890 (7 v. and 1 folder of unbdound notes) are on: microfilm. See MN# Cardozo.
Commonplace book, 27 Oct. 1924 - 11 Nov. 1928, is also available on microfilm. See MN# Cardozo.
"Communism" (a.ms., 64p.) is also available on microfilm. See MN# 94-2006-4.
"The Earl of Beaconsfield, a Jew as Prime Minister" is also available on microfilm. See MN# 93-2003-1.
"Judicial Power in De Tocqueville" (64p.) is also available on microfilm. See MN# 94-2006-4.
Letters and manuscripts in Boxes 12 & 13 are: Type of reproduction--photocopies
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source of acquisition--Hellman, George S. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1949. Accession number--M-49.
Papers: Source of acquisition--Freese, William. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--12/--/1991. Accession number--M-91-12.
Microfilms of 2 manuscripts: Method of acquisition--Addition; Date of acquisition--11/--/1994. Accession number--M-94-11.
9 BNC letters to & re. William H. Freese: Source of acquisition--Freese, William. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--08/03/1994. Accession number--M-94-08-03.
Correspondence files & estate papers: Source of acquisition--Nathan, Frederic S. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--09/08/1999. Accession number--M-99-09-08.
2 letters from Cardozo to J.T. Sapienza: Source of acquisition--Kurland, Philip B. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--10/07/1997. Accession number--M-97-10-07.
Papers: Source of acquisition--Schulson, R.H. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1999. Accession number--M-1999.
Gift of the estate of Benjamin N. Cardozo.
Gift of George S. Hellman, 1949.
Gift of John Walden Myer & Rupert L. Joseph, 1951.
Gift of the Cardozo School of Law, New York, 1981.
Gift of Michael H. Cardozo, 1988.
Gift of William Freese, 1991 & 1994.
Gift of Alice Bator Kurland, 1997.
Gift of Frederic S. Nathan, 1999.
Gift of Ruth H. Schulson, 1999.
Publications About Described Materials
Hellman, George Sidney Benjamin N. Cardozo, American Judge. New York: Whittlesey House, McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1940.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 04/17/1989.
Papers Processed HR 01/10/1992.
Microfilms of 2 manuscripts Processed HR 11/07/1994.
9 BNC letters to & re. William H. Freese Cataloged HR 11/23/1994.
Correspondence files & estate papers Cataloged & processed HR 12/13/1999.
2 letters from Cardozo to J.T. Sapienza Cataloged HR 01/24/2000.
Papers Processed HR 05/02/2000.
2020-10-20 EAD document created by CCR.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
United States Supreme Court Justice & Chief Judge of the New York Court of Appeals.