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Material is arranged into 7 series: Series I: Notebooks; Series II: Prophetics: Abstracts and Comments; Series III: Index; Series IV: Notes for Bibliography; Series V: Printed Matter; Series VI: Dates with Destiny; Series VII: Oral History Memoir
The collection consists of his working notebooks in 31 volumes, manuscripts and printed versions of speeches, articles, and reports, many relating to the Institute of Pacific Relations and the Far East. Also, a group of materials, 1957-1965, relating to Lasker's study of Prophetics, the conditions (psychological and physical), methods, history, and case studies of prediction. It comprises some 5,000 pages (in 33 binders) of abstracts and comments; an index to abstracts by names, topics, and sub-topics; notes for a substantial bibliography; printed and manuscript materials, and the typed draft of an unpublished book"Dates With Destiny" 1964.
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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.
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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); Bruno Lasker papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
Related Archival Materials
Collections related by provenance: Columbia University also has Mr. Lasker's REMINISCENCES in three volumes in the Oral History Record Office collection.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 07/--/89.
2009-06-26 File created.
2012-02-20 xml document instance created by Carrie Hintz
2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Writer, social worker. Lasker was born in Hamburg, Germany, July 21, 1880, resided in England, 1901-1914, coming to the United States in 1914. In England he was employed in social reform movements, being closely associated with B. Seebohm Rowntree and David Lloyd-George. After coming to the U.S., Lasker was active in New York City social work at the Henry Street Settlement and on various committees appointed by the Mayor. He was associate editor of the SURVEY MAGAZINE, 1917-1923, and was associated with THE INQUIRY of World War I and the Institute of Pacific Relations. He travelled extensively for the Institute in the Far East, studying social, economic, educational, and cultural conditions and relations with the West.