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Harry J. Carman papers, 1900-1964

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0194
Bib ID 4078584 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Carman, Harry J (Harry James), 1884-1964
Title Harry J. Carman papers, 1900-1964
Physical Description 47 linear feet (47 linear feet 107 boxes (106 document boxes, 1/2 document box))
Language(s) Material is in English.
Access

Boxes of Series I - Series VII are located off-site. You will need to request these materials 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

This collection is arranged into 8 series: Cataloged Correspondence; Series I: 1900 - 1945; Series II: 1940 - 1950; Series III: 1950-1956; Series IV: 1955-1959; Series V: 1955-1960; Series VI: 1959-1964; Series VII: Miscellaneous

Description

Summary

Papers of Carman spanning his entire career beginning with his student days at Syracuse and Columbia Universities. His Columbia files include professional correspondence, lecture notes, course-related materia, and a bibliographical card index of American and European history. Dean Carman's abiding interest both in the academic and general communities is reflected in numerous special files which include correspondence to him as book review editor of HISTORICAL OUTLOOK, 1925-1929, as participant in Columbia's AMERICAN CULTURE SERIES, ca. 1935-1942, and STUDIES IN THE HISTORY OF AMERICAN AGRICULTURE, ca. 1935-1945. There are numerous files relating to his membership on the New York City Board of Higher Education, 1938-1964, the New York State Board of Mediation, 1941-1955, and the Japan American Committee on Intellectual Exchange. The many folders on American colleges attest to the Dean's concern for the quality and improvement of undergraduate education in the United States. Included are some of the working papers for PREPARATION FOR MEDICAL EDUCATION IN THE LIBERAL ARTS (published 1953), and THE RESURVEY OF PREPROFESSIONAL EDUCATION IN THE LIBERAL ARTS COLLEGE (published 1961). Among the few and incomplete book manuscripts there is a typescript of LINCOLN AND PATRONAGE (published 1943) with handwritten addition and correction.

Using the Collection

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Restrictions on Access

Boxes of Series I - Series VII are located off-site. You will need to request these materials 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); Harry J. Carman 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

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 04/17/89.

Katia Shraga, May 2019: as migration issue for top containers is concerned - rehoused cataloged correspondence and Syracuse University (ca. 1900 - 1914) materials initially stored in one box in two separate boxes and renamed them as "Cataloged Correspondence Box 1" and "Box I.1". Added Roman numbers I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII to box numbers of Series I - VII correspondingly.

Revision Description

2010-01-21 Legacy finding aid created from Pro Cite.

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

Subject Headings

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Lecture notes Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Slides Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

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Agriculture -- United States -- History Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
College administrators Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
College teachers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Columbia College (New York, N.Y.) -- : Administration Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Columbia University -- : Faculty Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Columbia University -- : Students Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Education -- United States Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
High schools -- New York (State) -- Rhinebeck Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
History -- Study and teaching Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Japan American Committee on Intellectual Exchange Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
New York (N.Y.). Board of Higher Education Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
New York (State). Board of Mediation and Arbitration Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Political science -- Study and teaching Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Rhinebeck High School (Rhinebeck, N.Y.). Principal Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Scrapbooks Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Syracuse University -- : Students Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Universities and colleges -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Universities and colleges -- New York (State) -- Syracuse Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Universities and colleges -- United States Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Moore Professor of History, 1939-1964, and Dean of Columbia College, 1943-1950. Harry James Carman was a student at Syracuse and Columbia Universities, Principal of the Rhinebeck High School, Rhinebeck, N.Y., 1903-1913, taught history and political science at Syracuse University, 1914-1917, and was on the faculty of Columbia University for 46 years.