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Clifton Fadiman papers, 1966-1970

Series III: Encyclopedia Britannica, 1967-1970

This series contains drafts of and papers relating to Fadiman's work for the Encyclopaedia Britannica Company.

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Subseries I: Article on Children's Literature, undated

Included in this sub-series are research materials and numerous drafts of the article on children's literature that Fadiman wrote for theBritannica.

Box 2 Folder 1 Background--General, undated

Box 2 Folder 2 Background--Countriesl, undated

Box 2 Folder 3 to 6 Drafts, undated, (4 folders)

Box 2 Folder 7 Final Typescript, undated

Subseries II: Other projects, 1967-1970

This sub-series contains documents related to some of Fadiman's other projects for the Encyclopaedia Britannica company, such as theYoung Children's Encyclopaedia, referred to in Fadiman's notes as the "pre-reader." Fadiman was editor ofBritannica'sHumanities Film Series from 1969 to 1981, and this series contains two of his film reviews. Also included is a translation of Wilhelm von Humboldt's "On the External and Internal Organization of the Berlin Institutions of Higher Learning," and a letter from Fadiman harshly criticizing the piece and its author.

Box 3 Folder 1 Educational Corporation Humanities Newsletter, 1967 December 14

Box 3 Folder 2 Film Commentaries (For the Educational Corporation) ,1969

Box 3 Folder 3 "A Note on Literature" and "A Note on the Arts," circa, 1970

(Chapter Head Notes for the 1971 Edition)

Box 3 Folder 4 "On the External and Internal Organization of the Berlin Institutions of Higher Learning,, 1969

(Translation forGreat Ideas Today),

Box 3 Folder 5 Young Children's Encyclopedia circa, 1970