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   Columbia University Press Records, 1893-2000s [Bulk dates: 1923-2007]

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Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Columbia University Press Records (Box #, Folder #); Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Libraries.

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Summary Information

At a Glance

Bib ID:4078645 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Columbia University. Press.
Title:Columbia University Press Records, 1893-2000s [Bulk dates: 1923-2007]
Physical description:404 linear feet (500 boxes)
Language(s):In English
Access: The follwoing boxes are located onsite: Boxes CC 1 to CC 11. The rest of this collection (Boxes 1 to 500) is located off-site. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library 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.  More information »

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into 5 series:

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Description

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.

Series I: Cataloged Correspondence, 1893-1959

This series contains selections from the Press's correspondence files. Files are organized alphabetically by correspondent's last name. Additional materials, including from some of the same Press authors, can be found in Series II.

Series II: Editorial Files, 1920s-1950s

This series contains the editorial files, which include correspondence kept by the editor related to a specific work. Files are organzined by the author's last name and the title of the work. Files include rejected, transferred and published works as well as files for general correspondence.

Subseries II.1 Editorial Files, 1920s-1959

This subseries includes the editorial files from the early days of the press.

Subseries II.2. 2011 Addition, 1960-2000s

This subseries contains the materials transferred from the CUP in 2011. It contains mostly editorial files but there are some office files included in this subseries. Editorial files are organized by author's last name and title of the work and may include part of the book's ISBN.

Subseries II.3: 2017 Addition, 2000s

This subseries contains the records transferred in 2017. This addition is made up of editorial files only.

Series III: Office Files, 1920s-1950s

This series contains the office or subject files kept by the CUP staff.

Series IV: Printed Materials, 1893-1972

This series contains the CUP catalogues, announcements and publicity materials.

Series V. Board of Trustees Meetings, 1893-2007

This series contains the records related to the Board of Trustees. The materials from 1991 to 2007 were received as part of the 2017 addition.

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Using the Collection

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Access Restrictions

 The follwoing boxes are located onsite: Boxes CC 1 to CC 11. The rest of this collection (Boxes 1 to 500) is located off-site. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library 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.

Restrictions on Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish material from the collection must be requested from the Curator of Manuscripts/University Archivist, Rare Book and Manuscript Library (RBML). The RBML approves permission to publish that which it physically owns; the responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Columbia University Press Records (Box #, Folder #); Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Libraries.

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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries. Rare Book and Manuscript Library; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division

Processing Information

Cataloged 05/08/89 Christina Hilton Fenn

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion June 26, 2009 Finding aid written in English.
    2010-01-25 Legacy finding aid created from Pro Cite.

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Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Genre/Form

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Nat'l / Int'l Archives:
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Account books.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Announcements.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Annual reports.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Budgets.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Catalogs.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Financial reccords.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Minutes.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Personnel records.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Subjects

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CUL Collections:
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Nat'l / Int'l Archives:
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Coykendall, Frederick, 1872-1954.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Publishers and publishing--New York (State)--New York.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
University presses--New York (State)--New York.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

History

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.

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