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With the exception of letters to John Dewey, George Rives, G. Stanley Hall and some original incoming correspondence, the papers of James McKeen Cattell consist of typescript copies of correspondence with Seth Low, Nicholas Murray Butler, and faculty members, dealing with Psychology Dept. matters, professional matters, and Cattell's battle for academic freedom which ended in his dismissal from and subsequent suit against Columbia. Included are typescript copies of University reports, printed court records, and transcripts of correspondence with Cattell's lawyers.
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Identification of specific item; Date (if known); James McKeen Cattell papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
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Type of reproduction--Typescript copies in part
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Date of acquisition--1959. Accession number--M-59.
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Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 04/17/89.
July 2020 PDF replaced with full finding aid, YH