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Correspondence, manuscripts, documents, photographs, art works, memorabilia, and printed material of Meloney. The correspondence deals chiefly with the period with THE DELINEATOR, the SUNDAY MAGAZINE, and THIS WEEK MAGAZINE. The letters cover a wide field of interests and include correspondence from cabinet ministers, diplomats, jurists, authors, journalists, editors, educators, soldiers, and socialites. There are letters from Sherwood Anderson, Irving Bacheller, James M. Barrie, Max Beerbohm, Arnold Bennett, Gutzon Borglum, Willa Cather, Jo Davidson, Walter De la Mare, Alfred Douglas, Lord Dunsany, Robert Frost, John Galsworthy, Rudyard Kipling, D.H. Lawrence, Sinclair Lewis, Wyndham Lewis, Walter Lippmann, Somerset Maugham, A.A. Milne, Charles and Kathleen Norris, Alfred Noyes, Frances Perkins, Edwin Arlington Robinson, Bertrand Russell, Eleanor Roosevelt, Carlo Sforza, Booth Tarkington, Ernst Toller, H.M. Tomlinson, and H.G. Wells. In addition to Mrs. Meloney's manuscripts of her own writings, the collection contains manuscripts of Louis Bromfield, G.K. Chesterton, Walter De la Mare, John Drinkwater, Havelock Ellis, Richard Le Gallienne, Marie Adelaide Belloc Lowndes, and Leo Tolstoy.
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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.
The following boxes are located off-site: Box 32-40. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library 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.
Readers must use microfilm of materials specified above.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Marie Mattingly Meloney papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
Marie Mattingly Meloney Collection on Marie Curie: A collection of correspondence, photographs, manuscripts, printed material, and memorabilia related to Meloney's fundraising work to purchase radium for Curie's experiments.
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Pearl S. Buck letters are on: microfilm.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source of acquisition--Meloney, Mrs. and Mrs, William Brown, Jr. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1964. Accession number--M-64.
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Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 08/--/89.
2022-06-23 PDF finding aid replaced with EAD by CLB.
2022-09-23 Oversize materials inventoried and added to finding aid by CLB.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Editor, writer. Meloney was editor of THE DELINEATOR, 1920-1926, the SUNDAY MAGAZINE of the NEW YORK HERALD TRIBUNE, 1926-1943, and THIS WEEK MAGAZINE, 1934-1943.