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Daniel Longwell papers, circa 1920-1974

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Call No.: MS#0798
Bib ID 4079042 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Longwell, Daniel
Title Daniel Longwell papers, circa 1920-1974
Physical Description 90 boxes (circa 24,750 items (90 boxes))
Language(s) English .
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Papers documenting Longwell's influential career in publishing and journalism. There are files of correspondence with such notables as Sir Winston Churchill, Ernest Hemingway, Thomas Hart Benton, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Christopher Morley, and H.L. Mencken as well as artists such as Tom Lea and Peter Hurd. Also, correspondence and memoranda dealing with the Time-Life organization, among them an extensive series of letters from Henry R. Luce and various editors of the magazines.

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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.

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); Daniel Longwell papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Related Archival Materials

For art works that came with this collection and are not in Boxes 8a and 8b, see the art collections shelf list.


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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Longwell, Mrs. Daniel. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1969. Accession number--M-69.

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.

2018-12-21 dsc added

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

Subject Headings

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American literature -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Benton, Thomas Hart, 1889-1975 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Churchill, Winston, 1874-1965 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Doubleday & Company, Inc. Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Editors Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Journalism Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Journalists Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Literature publishing Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Luce, Henry Robinson, 1898-1967 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Mencken, H. L. (Henry Louis), 1880-1956 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Morley, Christopher, 1890-1957 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Publishers and publishing Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Time, inc Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Windsor, Edward, Duke of, 1894-1972 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Windsor, Wallis Warfield, Duchess of, 1896-1986 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Editor. Longwell was an editor at Doubleday and supervised the publication of works of Edna Ferber, Ellen Glasgow, and other writers. In 1934, he joined Time, Inc., where he was one of founding editors of LIFE, and chairman of the board of editors from 1946 until his retirement in 1954.

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Series I: Cataloged Correspondence

Box 1 Aitken, William Maxwell, 1st Baron Beaverbrook

Box 1 Arlen, Michael

Box 1 Artzybasheff, Boris

Box 1 Auslander, Joseph

Box 1 Bankhead, William Brockman

Box 1 Baum, Vicki

Box 1 Beerbohm, Max

Box 1 Bénet, Rosemary (Mrs. Stephen Vincent)

Box 1 Bénet, Stephen Vincent

Box 1 Benson, Ezra Taft

Box 1 Benton, Thomas Hart

Box 1 Bradley, Omar

Box 1 Brokaw, Ann Clare

Box 1 Bromfield, Louis

Box 1 Brooks, Van Wyck

Box 1 Bucholz, R J

Box 1 Bush, Vannevar

Box 1 Canby, Henry Seidel

Box 1 Canfield, Cass

Box 1 Caniff, Milton

Box 1 Carmer, Carl

Box 1 Chiang, Mme. Mai-ling Sung

Box 1 Clark, Mark Wayne

Box 1 Cornell, Katharine

Box 1 Crouse, Russel

Box 1 Croy, Homer

Box 1 Curry, John Steuart

Box 2 Dane, Clemence

Box 2 Daniel, Margaret Truman

Box 2 Dos Passos, John

Box 2 Doubleday, Russell

Box 2 Draper, Dorothy

Box 2 Dreiser, Theodore

Box 2 Edman, Irwin

Box 2 Edward VIII, King of Gt. Britain

Box 2 Eichenberg, Fritz

Box 2 Eisenhower, Milton Stover

Box 2 Eisenstaedt, Alfred

Box 2 Elliman, Katherine (Mrs. Douglas)

Box 2 Engle, Paul

Box 3 Fadiman, Clifton

Box 3 Ferber, Edna

Box 3 Glasgow, Ellen

Box 3 Gunther, John

Box 4 Hart, Moss

Box 4 Hayes, Helen

Box 4 Hemingway, Ernest

Box 4 Hemingway, Mary Welsh (Mrs. Ernest)

Box 4 Herbert, Alan Patrick

Box 4 Herbert, Gwendolen Quilter (Lady)

Box 4 Hersey, John

Box 4 Horgan, Paul

Box 4 Kurd, Peter

Box 4 Huxley, Aldous Leonard

Box 4 Huxley, Julian Sorell

Box 5 Johnson, Lady Bird Taylor (Mrs. Lyndon B.)

Box 5 Kantor, Mackinlay

Box 5 Kaufman, George S.

Box 5 Kennerley, Mitchell

Box 5 Krock, Arthur

Box 5 Lankes, Julius J.

Box 5 Lea, Tom

Box 5 Lewis, Sinclair

Box 5 Lippmann, Walter

Box 5 Lombard, Carole

Box 5 Longwell, Dan and Mary

Box 5 Longwell, Mary

Box 5 Low, David

Box 5 Luce, Clare Boothe

Luce, Clare Boothe. Moncks Corner, S.C. 27 Jan 1941

to Mary Douglas Fraser Longwell (Mrs. Daniel)

a.l.s, p. (with envelope and 11 photographs)

Gift of Mrs. Longwell, 1977

Box 5 Luce, Henry R.

Box 5 MacLeish, Archibald

Box 5 Mauldin, Bill

Box 5 Maugham, William Somerset

Box 5 Mencken, Henry Louis

Box 5 Monnet, Jean

Box 5 Montague, Charles Edward

Box 5 Moran, Charles McMoran Wilson, 1st Baron

Box 5 Moran, Dorothy Dufton Wilson, Baroness

Box 5 Morison, Stanley

Box 6 Morley, Christopher

Box 6 Mumford, Lewi s

Box 6 Mydans, Carol and Shelley

Box 6 Nash, Ogden

Box 6 Norris, Charles Gilman

Box 6 Norris, Kathleen Thompson (Mrs. Charles Gilman)

Box 6 Penney, James Cash

Box 6 Perelman, S. J.

Box 7 Raynolds, Robert F.

Box 7 Read, Herbert

Box 7 Rickenbacker, Edward Vernon

Box 7 Roberts, Kenneth

Box 7 Rogers, Ginger

Box 7 Ross, Harold W.

Box 7 Sandburg, Carl

Box 7 Sargeant, Winthrop

Box 7 Schorer, Mark

Box 7 Sedgwick, Ellery

Box 7 Sherman, Stuart Pratt

Box 7 Smith, Logan Pearsail

Box 7 Spellman, Francis, Cardinal

Box 7 Stevenson, Adlai Ewing

Box 7 Street, Julian

Box 7 Stimson, Henry Lewis

Box 7 Sulzberger, Arthur Hays

Box 7 Tarkington, Booth

Box 7 Tarkington, Susannah Robinson (Mrs. Booth)

Box 7 Thomas, Lowell

Box 7 Tomlinson, Henry Major

Box 7 Truman, Bess Wallace (Mrs. Harry S.)

Box 7 Truman, Harry S.

Box 7 Wallace, Henry Agard

Box 7 Walpole, Hugh

Box 7 Waugh, Evelyn

Box 7 Waugh, Laura Herbert (Mrs. Evelyn)

Box 7 White, William Allen

Box 7 Windsor, Wallis (Warfield), Duchess of

Box 7 Wolfe, Thomas

Box 7 Wood, Grant

Box 7 Wyeth, Andrew

Box 7 Young, Roland

Box 7 Young, Stark

Box 7 Zanuck, Darryl F.

Series II: Cataloged Manuscripts, Drawings, and Photographs

Box 8a Benton, Thomas Hart

Box 8a Edward VIII, King of Great Britain

Box 8a Elson, Robert T.

Box 8a Engle, Paul

Box 8a Hemingway, Ernest

Box 8a Herbert, Alan Patrick

Box 8b Horgan, Paul

Box 8b Hurd, Peter

Box 8b Kitt, Eartha Mae

Box 8b Longwell, Daniel

Box 8b Morley, Christopher

Box 8b Nash, Ogden

Box 8b Rogers, Ginger

Box 8b Waugh, Evelyn

Box 8b White, William Allen

Series III: Cataloged Diaries, 1943-1968

Box 8c Diaries, 1943-1951

Box 8d Diaries, 1952-1968

Series IV: Other Papers

Subseries 1: Uncataloged Correspondence

Box 10 A-Ar

Box 11 As-B

Box 12 C-Co

Box 13 Cu-D

Box 14 E-Ed

Box 15 El-G

Box 16 H-I

Box 17 J-L

Box 18 M

Box 19 N-Ri

Box 20 Ro-Th

Box 21 Tr-War

Box 22 War - Z

Subseries 2: Uncataloged Correspondence

Box 57 Benton, Thomas Hart

Box 58 Benton, Thomas Hart

Box 59 Bet - Cha

Box 60 Chi - Chu

Box 61 Ci - De

Box 62 Di - E

Box 63 Flower Box Committee

Box 64 F - G

Box 65 H - He

Box 66 Hi - J

Box 67 K - Life

Box 68 Life (continued)

Box 69 Longwell, Daniel

Box 70 Longwell, Daniel

Box 71 Longwell, Daniel

Box 72 Lo - McC

Box 73 McD - Me

Box 74 Mi - O

Box 75 P - Readers Digest

Box 76 Readers Digest (continued)

Box 77 Readers Digest - Ru

Box 78 S - Sp

Box 79 Sq - Time

Box 80 Time (cont.)

Box 81 Time (cont.) - V

Box 82 W - Z

Subseries 3: Other Materials

Box 9 Edna Ferber Items

Box 23 Duke and Duchess of Windsor

Box 24 Miscellaneous Correspondence

Box 25 Miscellaneous Correspondence

Box 26 Time Life File, A-M

Box 27 Time Life File, P-Z

Box 27 Time Life Staff, A-B

Box 28 Time Life Staff, C-Luce

Box 29 Time Life Staff, Luce

Box 29a Time Life Staff, M-Z

Box 30 Personal Papers

Box 31 Personal Papers

Box 32 Personal Papers

Box 33 Personal Papers

Box 33 Business Papers

Box 34 Business Papers

Box 35 Trips

Box 36 Financial Records

Box 37 Financial Records

Box 38 Financial Records

Box 39 Cancelled Checks

Box 40 Cancelled Checks

Box 41 Cancelled Checks

Box 42 Cancelled Checks

Box 43 Columbia College Notebooks

Box 44 Printed Materials Clippings, Pamphlets, and Illustrations

Box 45 Photographs

Box 46 Photographs

Box 47 Photographs

Box 48 Memorabilia

Box 49 Memorabilia

Box 50 Inscribed Books

Box 51 Inscribed Books

Box 52 Inscribed Books

Box 53 Time-Life: Book Mockups and miscellaneous photographs

Box 54 Time-Life: Layout exhibits for 1957 annual

Box 55 Dummy of Life Issue (Used for a demonstration), 1954 October 11

Box 56 Life trial material, 1942

Box Flat Box 286 1 scrapbook (Old Navy w/ letter from Mary (Mrs. Daniel) Longwell to KAL)

Box Flat 286 Time-life: Layout exhibit #1 for the 1957 annual; Boswell, Peyton Jr., Modern American Painting

Mapcase 14-E-3 Monroe, Marilyn, n.p., n.d., photograph, signed (inscribed to Daniel Longwell; signature and inscription probably made by Miss Monroe's publicity agent)

Mapcase 14-E-3 Martin, Mary, n.p., n.d., photograph, signed (insribed to Daniel Longwell)

Mapcase 14-E-3 Hayworth, Rita, n.p., n.d., photograph, signed (inscribed to Daniel Longwell)

Mapcase 14-E-3 Churchill, (Sir) Winston Leonard Spencer, n.p., 1949, photograph, signed on mat (inscribed to Daniel Longwell)

Mapcase 14-M-6 Oversize Folders(Hemingway)

Series V: Art

Mapcase 13-G-1 Herriman, George Boss, I'm engaged in a literary work : illustration for Don Marquis's The lives and times of Archy and Mehitabel [Garden City, New York : Doubleday, 1950], , 1950, 1 items; Watercolor Signed Framed