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Amram Scheinfeld papers, 1915-1975

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#1122
Bib ID 4079305 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Scheinfeld, Amram, 1897-1979
Title Amram Scheinfeld papers, 1915-1975
Physical Description 24 linear feet (32 boxes 10 oversize pkgs)
Language(s) English .
Access

The following boxes are located off-site: 2-31. 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

Selectively cataloged; remainder arranged. Collection is arranged in 7 series.

Description

Summary

Manuscripts, proofs, and printed editions of Scheinfeld's books on human heredity, YOU AND HEREDITY, WOMEN AND MEN, and THE NEW YOU AND HEREDITY. Sketches and line drawings used as illustrations in the books are included. Also, manuscripts and clippings of his magazine articles; many examples of his comic strips, including "Dixie Dugan;" and correspondence and financial documents about his works.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

The following boxes are located off-site: 2-31. 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); Amram Scheinfeld papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Related Materials

Amram Scheinfeld Papers, 1891-1961, Collection 390. Local History Manuscript Collections, Milwaukee Public Library, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 09/--/1989.

This is a tricky collection, with kind of a split personality. We have it because Scheinfeld write books on heredity which led to a teaching gig at Teachers College, but before he started on that path, he was a professional cartoonist, and the comics content in the collection is extensive and unprocessed (and poorly housed).

Revision Description

June 2020 PDF replaced with full finding aid, YH

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"
Articles Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Cartoons Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Clippings (Information Artifacts) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Correspondence Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Drawings (visual works) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Illustrations Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Memorabilia Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Periodicals Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Reports Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Authors, American Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Calderone, Mary Steichen, 1904-1998 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Cartoonists Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Celler, Emanuel, 1888-1981 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Comic books, strips, etc Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Genetics Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Heredity, Human Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Holmes, John Haynes, 1879-1964 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Human biology Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Human biology -- Social aspects Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Journalism Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Journalists Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Kinsey, Alfred C (Alfred Charles), 1894-1956 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lerner, Max, 1902-1992 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Montagu, Ashley, 1905-1999 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Podhoretz, Norman Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Reproduction Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Schuster, M. Lincoln (Max Lincoln), 1897-1970 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Sex Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Stout, Rex, 1886-1975 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Young, Chic, 1901-1973 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Amram Scheinfeld was born in 1897, Louisville, Kentucky. In 1901, He moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin with his family. Graduated from high school in 1914, he began working as a cartoonist and a journalist for several Milwaukee newspapers such as Milwaukee Free Press, Wisconsin News, and Baltimore-area newspapers. He later moved to New York City and grew interest in genetics from his work in journalism. Scheinfeld took classes at the University of Wisconsin, the New School, New York University and at academies in Paris. Scheinfeld authored the column "Looking into People" in the Cosmopolitan from 1951 to 1965. His articles were published in numerous journals, magazines, and newsletter publications including Collier's, Reader's Digest, Saturday Evening Post, Esquire, and Ladies' Home Journal. He also published a number of works on human genetics and heredity: You and Heredity (1939), Women and Men (1944), The New You and Heredity (1950), The Human Heredity Handbook (1956), Why You Are You (1958, revised 1970), Postscript to Wendy (1959), Basic Facts of Human Heredity (1961), Your Heredity and Environment (1965), Twins and Supertwins (1967), Heredity in Humans (1972), and so on. Scheinfeld died in 1979, New York.