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Alfred Korzybski papers, 1917-1950

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0727
Bib ID 4078999 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Korzybski, Alfred, 1879-1950
Title Alfred Korzybski papers, 1917-1950
Physical Description 11 linear feet (23 boxes)
Language(s) English .
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Access

This collection is located on-site.

Reader must use microfilm copy.

All material relating to the Houck Case and biographical materials restricted to the written permission of donor to examine or photocopy: Microfilm Reels 36 and 38, and Box 19, 22-23.

Arrangement

Arrangement

Collection is in 2 series.

Description

Summary

Papers and correspondence including letters from leading intellectuals of the United States and Europe. Much of this correspondence pertains to the publication and critical discussion of his two influential works, MANHOOD OF HUMANITY : THE SCIENCE AND ART OF HUMAN ENGINEERING (1921) and SCIENCE AND SANITY : AN INTRODUCTION TO NON-ARISTOTELIAN SYSTEMS AND GENERAL SEMANTICS (1933).

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Restrictions on Access

This collection is located on-site.

Reader must use microfilm copy.

All material relating to the Houck Case and biographical materials restricted to the written permission of donor to examine or photocopy: Microfilm Reels 36 and 38, and Box 19, 22-23.

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); Alfred Korzybski papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Alternate Form Available

Microfilm available.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 07/--/89.

Papers Processed HR 03/17/93.

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History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Polish-American philosopher and scientist. Alfred Habdank Korzybski is widely known for his system of "general semantics.".