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Series I: American College Dictionary, 1947
At a Glance
Listed and arranged.
Note, etymology, and cross reference cards, computer print-outs, page proofs, computer tapes, and bound typescripts. The published dictionaries included in the collection are the AMERICAN COLLEGE DICTIONARY (New York, 1947); the RANDOM HOUSE DICTIONARY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE (New York, 1966), including the "concise dictionaries" of Spanish, German, French, and Italian; and the RANDOM HOUSE COLLEGE DICTIONARY (New York, 1973). Also, materials relating to the compilation and publication of music, Russian/English, school and junior dictionaries.
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Restrictions on Access
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.
This collection is located off-site. 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.
Box 164 is missing and is unavailable for use at this time.
The data on the computer tapes in Boxes 238-242 is only available on the original tapes, and is not immediately availble for use. Please contact the Rare Book & Manuscript Library if you are interested in using the tapes.
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.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Random House dictionary records; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. Contact email@example.com for more information.
No additions are expected.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source of acquisition--Random House, Inc. Date of acquisition--1970, 1974. Accession number--M-70.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 08/--/89.
There are no boxes numbered 243-273 in the collection. It appears that these box numbers were originally assigned to individual computer tapes that are now housed together in boxes 238-242.
When the collection was prepared to be sent to offsite storage, smaller boxes and volumes were housed together in larger cartons. This is reflected in the container list.
2022-01-28 EAD document created by CCR.