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Meyer Schapiro letters and manuscripts of Whittaker Chambers and James Thomas Farrell, 1923-1991

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#1121
Bib ID 4079304 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Schapiro, Meyer, 1904-1996
Title Meyer Schapiro letters and manuscripts of Whittaker Chambers and James Thomas Farrell, 1923-1991
Physical Description 3 linear feet (3 linear feet 6 boxes)
Language(s) Material is in English.
Access

This collection is located on-site.

This collection has no restrictions.

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into 5 series: Series I: Cataloged Correspondence; Series II: Ccataloged Manuscripts; Series III: Clippings; Series IV: Miscellaneous Material; Series V: Research Materials on Whittaker Chambers

Description

Summary

Autograph and typed letters from James Thomas Farrell to Schapiro, concerning Farrell's personal life, his writings, and current social and political affairs. There are also eight of Farrell's manuscripts from the 1960s. The long friendship of neighbors is seen in Farrell's personal letters about his private life and his family and in the discussions of whichever novel he was working on at the time. The main body of the correspondence is from the World War II period and shows much concern for current events in the Soviet Union as well as in the U.S. and Europe. The author also made a few forays into Irish humor, as in the use of his pseudonym, Jonathan Titelescu Fogarty. There are autograph drafts of Prof. Schapiro's replies to and notes about Farrell, and letters and post cards from Farrell's actress wife, Hortense Adler. Also, a letter from Frances Mitchell on her book, THE AWAKENING - LE REVEIL, 1950.

1995 Addition: 70 letters from Whittaker Chambers to Meyer Schapiro, along with copies of his letters and research material about Chambers.

Using the Collection

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Restrictions on Access

This collection is located on-site.

This collection has no restrictions.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Readers must use photocopies of Whittaker Chambers' letters.

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); Meyer Schapiro letters and manuscripts of Whittaker Chambers and James Thomas Farrell; 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 09/--/1989.

W.Chambers material Processed HR 10/26/2000.

Papers Processed HR 10/30/2000.

Revision Description

2010-03-01 Legacy finding aid created from Pro Cite.

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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Genre/Form

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Affidavits Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Articles Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Depositions Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Invitations Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Memorandums Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Notes Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Releases Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Reviews Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Subpoenas Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Transcripts Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Actresses Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Adler, Hortense Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Anti-communist movements -- United States Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Authors, American -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Buckley, William F., Jr., 1925-2008 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Chambers, Whittaker Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
College teachers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Columbia University -- : Faculty Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Communism -- United States -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Corman, Cid Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Farrell family Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Farrell, James T (James Thomas), 1904-1979 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hiss, Alger Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Irish wit and humor Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Journalists Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Mitchell, Frances, 1914- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Poems Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Spies Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Subversive activities -- United States -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Women authors Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
World War, 1939-1945 -- Europe Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
World War, 1939-1945 -- Soviet Union Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
World War, 1939-1945 -- United States Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Educator, art critic, and professor of fine arts at Columbia University, 1928-1965, University Professor, 1965-1973, Prof. Schapiro (Columbia Univ BA, 1924; MA 1926, Ph.D., 1929) died in 1996.