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Charles S. Ascher papers, 1926-1979

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0046
Bib ID 4078775 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Ascher, Charles S (Charles Stern), 1899-1980
Title Charles S. Ascher papers, 1926-1979
Physical Description 68 linear feet (68 linear feet 159 boxes 11 rolls)
Language(s) Material is in English.
Access

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This collection has no restrictions.

Arrangement

Arrangement

Collection in part catalogued.

Description

Summary

Correspondence, memoranda, manuscripts, documents, photographs, printed material, and memorabilia of Ascher. Also, his notes and diary/datebooks, as well as typescripts for many of his reports, articles, and reviews. Among the major correspondents are Roger Nash Baldwin, Mary Steichen Calderone, Julian Huxley, Margaret Mead, Jo Mielziner, Lewis Mumford, Alva Myrdal, Edwin Herbert Samuel (2nd Viscount Samuel), Percy E. Sutton, and Constantine D. Tsatsos.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material 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.

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.

Preferred Citation

dentification of specific item; Date (if known); Charles S. Ascher papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Surveyed Christina Hilton Fenn 03/27/89.

Revision Description

2009-06-26 File created.

2011-11- 15 EAD created by PTL

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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Genre/Form

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Diaries Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photoprints Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
American Society of Public Administration Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Baldwin, Roger N (Roger Nash), 1884-1981 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Brooklyn College. Faculty Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Calderone, Mary Steichen, 1904-1998 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Citizens Housing and Planning Council (New York, N.Y.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
City Housing Corporation Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
City planning -- New Jersey Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
City planning -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
College teachers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Housing -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Housing development -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Huxley, Julian, 1887-1975 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
International Institute of Administrative Sciences Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
International Union of Local Authorities Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Mead, Margaret, 1901-1978 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Mielziner, Jo, 1901-1976 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Mumford, Lewis, 1895-1990 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Myrdal, Alva, 1902-1986 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Political science Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Public Administration Clearing House Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Samuel, Edward Herbert Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Sutton, Percy E Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Tsatsos, Kōnstantinos, 1899-1987 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Unesco Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
United States. National Housing Agency Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Professor of political science at Brooklyn College from 1949 to his retirement in 1966. (Columbia A.B., 1920; LL.B., 1921). He was also secretary and general counsel of the City Housing Corporation, builder of the experimental developments Sunnyside (Queens, N.Y.) and Radburn (New Jersey); served as founding executive secretary of the Public Administration Clearing House in Chicago; regional director of the National Housing Agency from 1942-1947; and executive officer for programs at UNESCO.