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Sidney Edward Mezes papers, 1917-1919

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0872
Bib ID 4079106 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Mezes, Sidney Edward, 1863-1931
Title Sidney Edward Mezes papers, 1917-1919
Physical Description 1000 items (1000 items)
Language(s) English .
Access

The following boxes are located off-site: Box 2. 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.

Arrangement

Arrangement

Cataloged and arranged.

Description

Summary

Mezes' correspondence and documents relating to the Inquiry group. Correspondents include Emily Greene Balch, George Louis Beer, Isaiah Bowman, Wilbur Cross, Cleveland H. Dodge, Stephen P. Duggan, Edward A. Filene, Glenn Frank, Robert Herrick, Robert Lansing, Edward M. House, Samuel McCune Lindsay, Walter Lippmann, Breckenridge Long, Adolph C. Miller, William Phillips, Frank L. Polk, Albert Shaw, James T. Shotwell, Vladimir G. Simkhovitch, Frank William Taussig, Allyn A. Young.

This collection is separated into two parts. The first is a selection from the entire group of papers which was made and edited for publication by Ingrain Bander who "discovered" the papers in a storeroom of City College of which Mezes was president from 1914 to 1927. These papers are arranged in seven general subject groups and are class-marked for their place in the general file. The second and larger group is an alphabetical file of letters and documents. In both sections the papers relate to the "Inquiry" group of World War I which was appointed by President Wilson in 1917 "to collect and collate data that might be needed eventually at a Peace Conference." Mezes was executive director of this group. Mezes was brother-in-law of Colonel Edward House and many of the letters are addressed to him.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

The following boxes are located off-site: Box 2. 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); Sidney Edward Mezes papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Alternate Form Available

Microfilm available for part of the collection.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 08/--/89.

The original printed finding aid was converted into an EAD document in June 2020. There is additional description in the printed finding aid that was not included in the EAD document. The original printed finding aid is available here as a pdf.

Revision Description

2020-06-11 EAD document created by CCR.

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Balch, Emily Greene, 1867-1961 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Beer, George Louis, 1872-1920 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bowman, Isaiah, 1878-1950 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Cross, Wilbur Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Dodge, Cleveland H. (Cleveland Hoadley), 1860-1926 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Duggan, Stephen, 1870-1950 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Filene, E. A. (Edward Albert), 1860-1937 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Frank, Glenn, 1887-1940 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Herrick, Robert, 1868-1938 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
House, Edward Mandell, 1858-1938 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lansing, Robert, 1864-1928 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lindsay, Samuel McCune, 1869-1960 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lippmann, Walter, 1889-1974 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Long, Breckenridge Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Miller, Adolph Caspar, 1866-1953 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Peace Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Phillips, William Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Polk, Frank L (Frank Lyon), 1871-1943 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Shaw, Albert, 1857-1947 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Shotwell, James T., 1874-1965 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Simkhovitch, Vladimir G (Vladimir Gregorievitch), 1874-1959 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Taussig, F. W (Frank William), 1859-1940 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
World War, 1914-1918 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
World politics Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Young, Allyn Abbott, 1876-1929 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

President of City College, 1914-1927, and Executive Director of the Inquiry group. The Inquiry group of World War I was appointed by President Wilson in 1917 to "collect and collate data that might be needed eventually at a Peace Conference."

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Series I: Correspondence


Subseries I.1: Cataloged Correspondence



Box 1 Balch, Emily Greene


Box 1 Beer, George Louis


Box 1 Bowman, Isaiah


Box 1 Cross, Wilbur


Box 1 Dodge, Cleveland H.


Box 1 Duggan, Stephen P.


Box 1 Filene, Edward A.


Box 1 Frank, Glenn


Box 1 Herrick, Robert


Box 1 House, Edward M.


Box 1 Lansing, Robert


Box 1 Lindsay, Samuel McCune


Box 1 Lippmann, Walter


Box 1 Long, Breckenridge


Box 1 Miller, Adolph C.


Box 1 Phillips, William


Box 1 Polk, Frank L.


Box 1 Shaw, Albert


Box 1 Shotwell, James T.


Box 1 Simkhovitch, Vladimir G.


Box 1 Taussig, Frank William


Box 1 Young, Allyn A.


Subseries I.2: Alphabetical Correspondence File


Box 1 A - E



Box 2 F - Z

Series II: "Inquiry Papers"



Box 1 "Inquiry Papers", 16 folders