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Series II: Editorial Files, 1920s-1950s
At a Glance
This collection is arranged into 5 series, with one addition.
Scope and Content
This collection contains the correspondence, editorial files and office files of the Columbia University Press, primarily from its reorganization in 1923 by Frederick Coykendall to the present.
Using the Collection
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Conditions Governing 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.
Boxes 1-558 of this collection are located off-site. You will need to request these boxes material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.
Boxes CC1-CC11 are located on site.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Readers must use microfilm of materials specified above.
None of the material may be quoted or published without permission of the editor in chief of the Press and of the Librarian for Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Columbia University Press Records (Box #, Folder #); Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Libraries.
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
Pearl S. Buck letter is on: microfilm.
Royal Cortissoz lettrers are on: microfilm.
Ownership and Custodial History
Gift of the Press, 1919 & 1978.
1919 M-19 Columbia University Press Gift
Additions: 2010-2011-M164, June 2011 and 2016-2017-M128, March 2017
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 05/08/89.
2010-01-25 Legacy finding aid created from Pro Cite.
2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
The Columbia University Press, one of the oldest and largest of American university presses, was founded in 1893. The Press has published dissertations and other works by academic authors from Columbia University and elsewhere, series of books and other publications for departments of the University, periodicals, and other works.