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Stephen Crane papers, 1895-1908

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: Ms Coll\Crane, S,MS#0305
Bib ID 4078666 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Crane, Stephen, 1871-1900
Title Stephen Crane papers, 1895-1908
Physical Description 9 linear feet (21 boxes)
Language(s) English .

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This collection is arranged into 10 series.



Letters addressed to the Cranes from various members of the Crane and Howorth families, and from prominent literary figures such as Joseph Conrad, Henry James, H.G. Wells, George Bernard Shaw, Hamlin Garland, Elbert Hubbard, and Rider Haggard. A number of these letters relate to Cora Crane's activities after Stephen Crane's death, but the majority have to do with life at Brede Place in Sussex. Also present are a number of holograph manuscripts of Stephen Crane's literary works and manuscripts and typescripts of other material which he dictated. There is a group of stories and articles by Cora Crane, some pictures, photographs, art, and memorabilia. Also, seventy-four books from Crane's library, many of them signed.

Using the Collection

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Restrictions on Access

This collection is located on-site.

This collection has no restrictions.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Readers must use microfilm of materials specified above.

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); Stephen Crane papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Alternate Form Available

Boxes 1-9 (except for Crane cataloged documents), 12, and 20 are on: microfilm.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 06/--/89.

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

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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Articles Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Autographs (manuscripts) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Manuscripts (documents) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Notebooks Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographic prints Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Pictures (object genre) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Poems Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID


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American literature -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Authors, American Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Conrad, Joseph, 1857-1924 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Crane, Cora, 1865 or 1866-1910 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Garland, Hamlin, 1860-1940 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Haggard, H. Rider (Henry Rider), 1856-1925 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hubbard, Elbert, 1856-1915 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
James, Henry, 1843-1916 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Shaw, Bernard, 1856-1950 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Sussex (England) -- Social life and customs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Wells, H. G. (Herbert George), 1866-1946 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Women authors Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID