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Clifton Fadiman papers, 1966-1970

Series I: Writings, 1966-1969

This series consists of various writing projects, including the obituary of Harry Scherman, a fellow Columbia graduate and the founder of the Book-of-the-Month club, and the forewords to several books. In the case of A Visit from Saint Nicholas, correspondence and research materials on Clement Clark Moore sent to Fadiman by his publisher are included in addition to Fadiman's drafts of the introduction. The series also contains an essay entitled "What Makes a Teacher Great?" about Mark van Doren, who taught at Columbia from 1920 to 1959.

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Box 1 Folder 1 Anthology of Monsters Foreword, undated

Box 1 Folder 2 Annual, Famous Writers Foreword ,1969

Box 1 Folder 3 "Art, Wine, and Wine Merchants," circa, 1969

(Essay in Sherry-Lehmann Summer Sale Catalog)

Box 1 Folder 4 Obituary of Harry Scherman, 1969

Box 1 Folder 5 Study on Instructional Technology--Academy for Education and Development,, undated

Box 1 Folder 6 A Visit from Saint Nicholas,1966

(Introduction, Correspondence, and Research Materials)

Box 1 Folder 7 "What Makes a Teacher Great?", 1968