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At a Glance
A collection of letters and manuscripts of Dreiser. Among the seventeen letters are four written to the American editor William C. Lengel, concerning the writing of THE "GENIUS." The collection also contains the holograph manuscripts of "Fulfillment" a short story published in the author's CHAINS in 1927, and "Some American Women Painters" a journalistic essay written ca. 1897 and apparently unpublished (see article by Ellen Moers, COLUMBIA LIBRARY COLUMNS, May 1966, pp. 10-24).
Using the Collection
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Restrictions on 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.
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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.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Theodore Dreiser letters and manuscripts; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source of acquisition--Samuels, Jack Harris. Method of acquisition--Gift, other items by purchase; Date of acquisition--1961. Accession number--M-61.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 06/--/89.
2022-10-31 Finding aid created. kws