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Joint Committee on Importations records, 1939-1943

Summary Information

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Call No.: MS#0682
Bib ID 4078960 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Joint Committee on Importations
Title Joint Committee on Importations records, 1939-1943
Physical Description 1 box (1 box)
Language(s) English .
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Arrangement

Arrangement

Arranged.

Description

Summary

Correspondence and reports of the Joint Committee on Importations of Thomas Paul Fleming (1907-), Medical Librarian, Columbia University, 1927-1972. The major correspondents are Thomas P. Fleming, Representative of the Medical Library Association, Harry M. Lydenberg, Chairman and Director of the New York Public Library, and Keyes D. Metcalf, Executive Board Member and Director of Harvard University Library.

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Restrictions on Access

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.

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

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Joint Committee on Importations records; 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

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 07/--/89.

Subject Headings

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Academic librarians Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
American Library Association Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Arts -- Periodicals Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Fleming, Thomas P (Thomas Paul), 1907- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Library science -- United States -- Societies, etc Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lydenberg, Harry M Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Medical Library Association Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Medical libraries Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Metcalf, Keyes DeWitt, 1889-1983 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
National socialism Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Scholarly periodicals Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Science -- Periodicals Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
World War, 1939-1945 -- Blockades Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
World War, 1939-1945 -- Europe Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

This committee was formed by the American Library Association, the Medical Library Association, and several other national library organizations to foster the centralized acquisition of important European scholarly and scientific journals of vital interest to American scholars who were concerned that the journals would become unavailable as the war in Europe continued. Although the United States was still neutral in 1939, there were obstacles to the importation of German materials and materials from Nazi-occupied countries because of the British blockade of European ports and the U.S. government's increasingly restrictive policy against sending dollars to Nazi-occupied areas.