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Dorothy Norman papers, 1923-1978

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: Ms Coll\Norman
Bib ID 4079170 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Norman, Dorothy, 1905-1997
Title Dorothy Norman papers, 1923-1978
Physical Description 60 linear feet (145 boxes (ca 25000 items))
Language(s) English
Access

Series II (Arranged Correspondence), Boxes 1-2 are closed for conservation review (kws June 2019). Otherwise, this collection has no restrictions.

This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at least two business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

Arrangement

Arrangement

26 boxes of correspondence, incoming letters and carbons of outgoing mail: The collection is divided into two parts. arranged alphabetically by subject; 89 boxes of printed materials (with some correspondence) arranged by subject; boxes numbered 107-122 (1975 gift) contain printed materials pertaining to India, 1950-1973; boxes 122-125 (1979 gift) also contain material on India; boxes 127-136 (1982 gift) contain materials on India, Nehru, and Alfred Stieglitz; boxes 137-144 (1991 gift) contains materials on India, Nehru, Norman's memoirs.

Box 1 contains cataloged correspondence

Correspondence is arranged: alphabetically by subject.

Printed materials are arranged: by subject.

Description

Summary

Correspondence, reports, pamphlets, and clippings of Norman. Among the subjects represented are health, population control, civil liberties, refugees, exiled governments and peoples of World War II, United Nations, education, delinquency, race relations, emerging nationalities, censorship, and foreign aid. Much of the correspondence in the collection centers around Mrs. Norman's column in THE NEW YORK POST in the 1940s. Organizations in the collection include Civil Liberties Union, Americans for Democratic Action, American Citizens Committee for Economic Aid Abroad, Women's City Club, American Emergency Food Committee for India, Urban League, Liberal Party, Citizens Union, Free Germany Movement, Free China Movement, and United World Federation. Also included are correspondence, manuscripts, research materials, and printed materials dealing with Norman's research and writing on India. There are two working manuscripts, one on India, the other on Nehru. Also, a fragmentary manuscript of her memoirs and the beginnings of a study of Alfred Stieglitz.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Access Restrictions

Series II (Arranged Correspondence), Boxes 1-2 are closed for conservation review (kws June 2019). Otherwise, this collection has no restrictions.

This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at least two business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Readers must use microfilm of materials specified above.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Dorothy Norman Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Related Materials

Syracuse University holds a significant collection of Dorothy Norman's papers as well https://library.syr.edu/digital/guides/n/norman_d.htm#series1

Alternate Form Available

Pearl S. Buck letters are on: microfilm.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 08/--/89.

Revision Description

2010-02-18 Legacy finding aid created from Pro Cite.

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

2019-06-04 Closed boxes 1 and 2 of Series II (Arranged Correspondence) for conservation review. kws

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"
Acheson, Dean, 1893-1971 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
African Americans -- History Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
American Civil Liberties Union Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Americans for Democratic Action Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Birth control Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bohlen, Charles E (Charles Eustis), 1904-1974 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Censorship Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Citizens Union of the City of New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Civil rights Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Economic assistance Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Governments in exile Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Health Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Humphrey, Hubert H (Hubert Horatio), 1911-1978 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Juvenile delinquency Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Liberal Party of New York State Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Mountbatten of Burma, Louis Mountbatten, Earl, 1900-1979 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Nehru, Jawaharlal, 1889-1964 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Newspapers -- Sections, columns, etc Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Race relations Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Refugees Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Social problems Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Statesmen Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Stevenson, Adlai E (Adlai Ewing), 1900-1965 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Stieglitz, Alfred, 1864-1946 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
United Nations Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
United World Federation Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Urban League of Greater New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Women in politics Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Women journalists Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Women's City Club of New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
World War, 1939-1945 -- Refugees Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
World politics Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Journalist. Dorothy Stecher Norman was active for many years in a wide range of social and political movements.