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Harry J. Carman papers, 1900-1964

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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 (107 boxes (106 document boxes, 1/2 document box))
Language(s) English .
Access

Boxes of Series I - Series VII are located off-site. You will need to request these materials at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

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Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into 8 series.

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.

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

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Harry J. Carman papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Ownership and Custodial History

Gift of Mrs Margaret C. Carman, 1965.

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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.

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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.

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Cataloged Correspondence



Box Cataloged Correspondence Box 1 Cousins, Norman To Carman, 1952-1954, 3 t.1.s.


Box Cataloged Correspondence Box 1 Eisenhower, D. W. To Carman, 1955, 1 t.1.s.


Box Cataloged Correspondence Box 1 Roosevelt, Eleanor To Carman, 1952-1953, 7 t.l.s., 1 t.l.

Series I, 1900-1945



Box I.1 Syracuse University, ca. 1900 - 1914



Box I.2 Syracuse University Continued


Box I.2 Early Financial Records, (ca. 1900 - 1920)



Box I.3 Rhinebeck High School , New York, (ca. 1910 - 1912)



Box I.4 Columbia University Student Days, 1914 - 1918


Box I.4 Correspondence: Historical Outlook, l925 - 1929



Box I.5 Correspondence, (ca. 1928 - 1930)


Box I.5 Correspondence, A - C, (1930 - 1932)



Box I.6 Correspondence, D - Z, 1930 - 1932



Box I.7 Correspondence Under Special Headings:Association of History TeachersColumbia University Press:Freeland:Heath and Company: Historical Outlook:League of Nations:Positions Wanted, 1930 - 1939


Box I.7 Agriculture and Studies in the History of American Agriculture (1935 - 1945)Correspondence: (1935 - 1945)



Box I.8 Agriculture:Subject Files: A - Farm Labor Reports



Box I.9 Agriculture:Subject Files: Farm Population and Employment - W



Box I.10 Agriculture:1) Correspondence: (1941)2) Misc. Unsorted Materials



Box I.11 Agriculture:Misc. Unsorted Materials continued



Box I.12 AgricultureScrapbooks



Box I.13 Misc. Correspondence, (ca. 1935 - 1940)


Box I.13 American Culture Series, (ca. l935 - 1942)


Box I.13 Columbia: Contemporary Civilization & Departmental Affairs, (ca. 1935 - 1945)



Box I.14 Misc. Files: Correspondence, Course Exams, etc., (ca. 1937)



Box I.15 Misc. Correspondence:1) Unfinished Business: A - Z2) Letters from Students, 1939

Series II, 1940-1950



Box II.1 A - B



Box II.2 C - Conference of Christians



Box II.3 Conference on 500 - E (misc.)



Box II.4 Ea - F



Box II.5 G..Hi



Box II.6 I - J



Box II.7 K - L



Box II.8 Labor Relations (Mediation): History of Labor Series, ., (ca. 1942)



Box II.9 Labor, J - N



Box II.10 Labor, P - W and New York State Board of Mediation/ Jules Freund



Box II.11 M



Box II.12 N.Y.C. Board of Higher Education, (l939 - 1943)


Box II.12 N.Y.C. Board of Higher Education General File, 1942 - 1952



Box II.13 N.Y. C. Board Brooklyn College, l942 - 1952



Box II.14 N. Y. C. Board City CollegeHunter CollegeQueens College, 1942 - 1952



Box II.15 N - Pr



Box II.16 Pr - S (general) (folder 3)



Box II.17 S (general) (folder 4) - Si



Box II.18 Sp - V



Box II.19 W - Z and Misc. Unsorted Material



Box II.20 Correspondence: (1944 - 1945)1) Letters of Congratulations on Appointment as Dean of Columbia College2) Letters of Condolence on Death of Mrs. Cathryne M. Barrett Carman

Series III, 1950-1956



Box III.1 A - American Assembly



Box III.2 American Council on Education (1)



Box III.3 American Council on Education (2)



Box III.4 American Council on Education (3)



Box III.5 Ar - Bard College (l950 - 1952)



Box III.6 Bard College(l953 - 1955) - Board of Higher Education(l)



Box III.7 Board of Higher Education(2) - Colgate University



Box III.8 Columbia University - Coss



Box III.9 D - Earl Hall



Box III.10 Earlham College - Emigrée



Box III.11 F



Box III.12 Labor



Box III.13 Law - Ma



Box III.14 Mediation Board: Individual Cases, A - F



Box III.15 Mediation Board: Individual Cases, H - Z - National Concerts



Box III.16 National Conference Sub-Committee on Preprofessional Education of the Survey of Medical Education: Financial Records, 1952



Box III.17 National Scholarship - Pa



Box III.18 Pe - Pres



Box III.19 Pu - S (general)



Box III.20 Sa - Sy



Box III.21 T - Whitney Foundation, 1950 - 1951



Box III.22 Whitney Foundation (l952-1955) - Z and Misc. Unsorted Material



Box III.23 Japan Committee on Intellectual Exchange Committee(ca.1950-1960)General Files:1) Folders 1 - 122)A - Ca



Box III.24 Japan Committee:1) General Files: Co - P:2) Visitors to Japan: American Personal Name File



Box III.25 Japan Committee:Correspondence: Japanese Personal Name File, A - Ta



Box III.26 Japan Committee:1) Correspondence: Japanese...Name File, Ta - S2) Account Books3) Printed Matter

Series IV, 1955-1959



Box IV.1 A - C



Box IV.2 D - Mac



Box IV.3 Man - R



Box IV.4 The Resurvey of Preprofessional Education in the Liberal Arts College Conference on the Resurvey... (1958):1) Correspondence2) Working Papers (l)



Box IV.5 The Resurvey ...:1) Working Papers(2) 2) Colleges Visted by Dean Carman (A - Z) 3) Pre-medical Material4) Miscellaneous Material



Box IV.6 S - Z and Misc. Unsorted Material



Box IV.7 Ethics (Institute of Ethics for the Institute for Religious and Social Studies of the Jewish Theological Seminary)

Series V, 1955-1960



Box V.1 A - K



Box V.2 M - Z and Misc. Unsorted Material: (1956-1958 [1])



Box V.3 Misc. Unsorted Material, l958[2] - 1960

Series VI, 1959-1964



Box VI.1 A - B



Box VI.2 C



Box VI.3 D - G



Box VI.4 H - N



Box VI.5 O - T.



Box VI.6 1) U - Z and Misc. Unsorted Material, 1961 - 1964


Box VI.6 2) Correspondence re: Carman's 75th birthday, 1959

Series VII: Miscellaneous



Box VII.1 Lincoln and Patronage , manuscript and typescript with ms. corrections


Box VII.1 Lincoln and Patronage , Typescript (without t. - p.)

[On Patronage in N.Y. State]



Box VII.2 Mss.: Misc manuscripts and typescripts, including some speeches



Box VII.3 Mss.: Misc. typescripts submitted to Carman (1)



Box VII.4 Mss.: Misc. typescripts submitted to Carman (2)



Box VII.5 Mss.: Misc. typescripts submitted to Carman (3)



Box VII.6 Lecture Notes (includes: clippings; reprints; course-related material):American History (l)



Box VII.7 Lecture Notes: American History (2)



Box VII.8 Lecture Notes: American History (3)



Box VII.9 Lecture Notes: American History(4)



Box VII.10 Lecture Notes: Economics



Box VII.11 Lecture Notes: European History(l) (Europe: 1500 - 1800)



Box VII.12 Lecture Notes: History 15 - 16


Box VII.12 Lecture Notes: European History (2) (Europe: 1800 - 1921)



Box VII.13 Lecture Notes: European History(3): *1) History 20; 2) Geographical File(1): A - Germany



Box VII.14 Lecture Notes: European History(4): 1) Geographical File; 2) Gt. Brit. - Scand


Box VII.14 Lecture Notes: World History: 1) Asia; 2) Africa



Box VII.15 Lecture Notes: Government and Politics (l)



Box VII.16 Lecture Notes: Government and Politics (2)



Box VII.17 Lecture Notes: History of Science (l)



Box VII.18 Lecture Notes: History of Science (2)



Box VII.19 Lecture Notes: Miscellaneous Files



Box VII.20 Columbia University Course - Related Material: Course Syllabi



Box VII.21 Columbia University History Exams



Box VII.22 Columbia University History 90 Exams



Box VII.23 Columbia University 1) History 182


Box VII.23 Columbia University 2) History 187



Box VII.20 Columbia University 3) Misc Notes



Box VII.24 Card Files:1) Contemporary Civilization A1 - A2: Lecture Notes2) Bibliography: A - Z



Box VII.25 Card Files:American History Bibliography (1)



Box VII.26 Card Files:1) American History Bibliography (2)2) European History Bibliography3) Memorabilia



Box VII.27 Miscellaneous:1) Personal Documents 2) Inscribed Reprints3) WMCA Radio Editorials: ca. l958-19594) Misc. Notes and Bibliographies



Box VII.28 Miscellaneous:1) Columbia role books2) Memorabilia



Box VII.29 Black and white glass slides depicting environment and life of farm laborers (i.e., share croppers, tenant farmers, and migrant laborers) during the 1930 depression years.