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Bruno Lasker papers, 1923-1951

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0744
Bib ID 4079009 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Lasker, Bruno, 1880-1965
Title Bruno Lasker papers, 1923-1951
Physical Description 34 boxes (34 boxes)
Language(s) English .
Access

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Arrangement

Arrangement

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

Description

Summary

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and sub-topics; notes for a substantial bibliography; printed and manuscript materials, and the typed draft of an unpublished book"Dates With Destiny" 1964.

Using the Collection

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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); 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

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 07/--/89.

Revision Description

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.

Subject Headings

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Authors Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Editors Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Education -- East Asia Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Henry Street Settlement (New York, N.Y.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Institute of Pacific Relations Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lloyd George, David, 1863-1945 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Prophecies Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Prophecies (Occultism) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Rowntree, B. Seebohm (Benjamin Seebohm), 1871-1954 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Social problems -- England Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Social problems -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Social service -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Social workers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
World politics Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

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.