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At a Glance
Series I: Writing Projects contains manuscripts, proofs, and correspondence pertaining to Dr. Peter Gay's award-winning study "The Enlightenment: An Interpretation" as well as his files for the numerous essays, reviews, books, and anthologies he published during the period (1954-1969). Series II: The Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers encompasses Dr. Gay's correspondence as Director of the Cullman Center. In 1997, Gay was named founding director of The Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library. The center opened in 1999 with a focus on scholarship about human society. In 2003, Dr. Gay retired as director.
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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.
This collection has no restrictions.
This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.
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); Peter Gay papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source of acquisition--Gay, Peter. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1969. Accession number--M-69.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 06/--/1989.
2019-07-19 Finding aid encoded from PDF. kws
2021-04-27 Processed Series II; updated description summary; created box and folder list with enhanced description. cml
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Historian. Gay was Professor of History at Columbia University, 1962-1968.