Rare Book & Manuscript Library

Benjamin Nelson papers, 1925-1977

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#1485
Bib ID 4079151 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Nelson, Benjamin, 1911-1977
Title Benjamin Nelson papers, 1925-1977
Physical Description 106 linear feet (224 document boxes)
Language(s) English .

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This collection has no restrictions.



Selected materials cataloged remainder listed and arranged.



Professional and personal correspondence, manuscripts and notes for his many publications in the social sciences and Renaissance studies, drafts and notes for his THE IDEA OF USURY and writings about Max Weber, other papers collected during his teaching career, and materials for the many professional conferences which he attended and for the academic associations and societies in which he was active.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

This collection is located off-site and will need to be requested at least 2 business days in advance.

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); Benjamin Nelson papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 08/--/89.

Revision Description

2009-07-14 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

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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"CUL Collections:"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
College teachers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Columbia University -- Faculty Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Editors Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Harper & Row, Publishers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Historians Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hofstra College -- Faculty Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
New School for Social Research (New York, N.Y. : 1919-1997) -- Faculty Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Psychoanalysis -- Periodicals Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Publishers and publishing Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Renaissance -- Study and teaching Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Scholarly publishing Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Social sciences Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Sociologists Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
State University of New York at Stony Brook -- Faculty Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
University of Chicago -- Faculty Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
University of Minnesota -- Faculty Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Usury Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Weber, Max, 1864-1920 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Historian, sociologist. Nelson taught at City College of New York, the University of Chicago, the University of Minnesota, Columbia University, Hofstra College, S.U.N.Y. Stony Brook, and The New School for Social Research. He also edited special issues of PSYCHOANALYSIS AND THE PSYCHOANALYTIC REVIEW and acted as an advisor for Harper & Row and other publishers.