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Series I: Correspondence
Series IV: Typescriopt Files
Series VI: Photocopies of Letters, Manuscripts and Documents
Series VII: Microfilms
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Photocopies of letters, manuscripts, and documents by, to, and concerning Hamilton are arranged in chronological order.
Some Special Files are arranged in alphabetical order by name or subject.
Microfilm reels are arranged on the shelf by collection title.
Correspondence, typescripts, photocopies, microfilms, card files, and notes of the Alexander Hamilton Papers Publication Project, 1955-1981. The correspondence files of the editor, Harold C. Syrett, and his staff concerning the operations, activities, gathering of data, photocopies, and microfilm reproductions of letters, manuscripts, and documents by, to, and about Alexander Hamilton and selected and edited for publication by Columbia University Press as THE PAPERS OF ALEXANDER HAMILTON (New York, 1961-1970). Also, the corrected typescript copies of texts to be published, photocopies of letters, manuscripts, and documents by, to, and about Alexander Hamilton; microfilms of manuscript materials in a variety of repositories; and photocopies of newspaper articles relating to Hamilton.
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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 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); Alexander Hamilton Papers Publication Project records; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Type of reproduction--Photocopies in part
Type of reproduction--Microfilm in part. 282 reels of microfilm.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source of acquisition--Columbia University Press. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1981. Accession number--M-81.
Publications About Described Materials
Alexander Hamilton. The Papers of Alexander Hamilton. New York : Columbia University Press, 1961-1979.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Processed by BRC/AR - 6/81. Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 06/--/89.
2010-02-10 Legacy finding aid created from Pro Cite.
2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.
2022-12-16 Microfilm from law school added to finding aid. kws
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
The Alexander Hamilton Papers Publication Project ran from 1955 until 1981. The correspondence files of the editor, Harold C. Syrett 1913- (M. A. 1938; Ph.D. 1944) and his staff concerns the operations, activities gathering of data photocopies of letters manuscripts and documents by to and about Alexander Hamilton 1757-1804 selected and edited for publication by Columbia University Press as The Papers of Alexander Hamilton New York 1961-1979.
Harold C. Syrett (1913-) was the editor for this project (M.A., 1938; Ph.D., 1944).