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John Schaffner papers, 1940-1989

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#1119
Bib ID 4079303 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Schaffner, John V., -1983
Title John Schaffner papers, 1940-1989
Physical Description 102 linear feet (222 boxes)
Language(s) English .
Access

The following boxes are located off-site: Boxes I.1 - IX.29. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library 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

Correspondence is arranged: chronologically and alphabetically.

Description

Summary

Archives of Schaffner's literary agency, including correspondence and financial records, 1948-1975. The material is divided into four sections, cataloged material; general correspondence; specific files with authors who were clients of the agency; and correspondence with other literary agents and editors, appointment books, and financial papers.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

The following boxes are located off-site: Boxes I.1 - IX.29. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library 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); John Schaffner papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Related Materials

For additional material related to Hubert Creekmore, see Speech Record #429 "Enjoyment of Poetry Program" April 5, 1959. A phonorecord of Creekmore reading his poetry.

Ownership and Custodial History

Gift of John Schaffner, 1967-1983.

Gift of Timothy Schaffner, 1990.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Schaffner, John. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1967. Accession number--M-67.

Additional author's corr., contracts, and financial records, 1940-1988: Source of acquisition--Schaffner, Timothy. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1990. Accession number--M-1990.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 09/--/1989.

Additional author's corr., contracts, and financial records, 1940-1988 Processed VS 02/11/1991.

Revision Description

2021-06-17 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"
Authors Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Editors Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Graham, Sheilah Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Literary agents Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Literature publishing Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Rama Rau, Santha, 1923-2009 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Toklas, Alice B Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Literary agent. Schaffner operated a literary agency in New York City and as the literary agent of Alice B. Toklas, Santha Rama Rau, and Sheilah Graham.