Rare Book & Manuscript Library

Karl Polanyi papers, 1937-1963, bulk 1947-1963

Series V: Weekend Notes, 1956-1958

This series contains drafts of Abe Rotstein's unpublished Weekend Notes, in which he transcribed his conversations with Polanyi over a series of weekend visits and commutes (the two men lived in Canada and drove into New York City for their respective teaching appointments). The chapters of this manuscript, chronologically ordered by weekend from 1956-1958, were individually bound in 26 small notebooks, and have been kept in the original order. The bulk of this series consists of nearly final drafts of the manuscript. Also included are several early drafts, correspondence between Polanyi and Rotstein, as well as the Table of Contents and Introduction by Polanyi to his unfinished book Freedom and Technology.

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Box 13 Folder 3-6 I-IV, 1956 (4 Folders), 1956

Box 13 Folder 7 IX, 1957 (Includes Correspondence), 1957

Box 13 Folder 8-17 X-XX, 1957-1958 (XXVI missing) (10 Folders), 1957-1958

Box 13 Folder 18 XXI, 1958

Box 13 Folder 19 XXII, 1957-1958 (Includes Correspondence, Table of Contents and Introduction to Polanyi's "Freedom and Technology"), 1957-1958

Box 14 Folder 1-4 XXIII-XXVI, 1958 (4 Folders), 1958

Box 14 Folder 5 Drafts and Correspondence, 1958