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Harry Scherman papers, 1937-1969

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#1124
Bib ID 4079308 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Scherman, Harry, 1887-1969
Title Harry Scherman papers, 1937-1969
Physical Description 49 boxes (49 boxes)
Language(s) Material is in English.
Access

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This collection has no restrictions.

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into 6 series: Series I. Cataloged manuscripts; Series II: Cataloged Correspondence and Manuscripts; Series III: Material by and about Harry Scherman; Series IV: Topical Files; Series V: Arranged Correspondence; Series VI: Printed Material

Description

Summary

Large groups of correspondence with members of the editorial board including Henry Seidel Canby, Dorothy Canfield Fisher, John Marquand, Christopher Morley, and William Allen White, which contain insights into the Club's activities, organization, and literary policies. Also, material relating to Scherman's careers as writer, economist, and philanthropist. Mr. Scherman's economic activities are represented by files of correspondence and papers of the National Bureau of Economic Research, the Federal Union, and the Committee on Economic Development. Among the personal items in the collection are manuscripts of his publications, reviews of his writings, numerous awards he has received, photographs, and documents relating to his long and rich career. There are two particularly warm letters from Winston Churchill and Albert Einstein. Also, additional personal and professional correspondence files of Scherman with publishers, agents, authors, Book of the Month Club judges, and organizations with which he was affiliated.

Using the Collection

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Restrictions on Access

This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least two 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); Harry Scherman papers; 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/--/89.

Revision Description

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"
Authors, American Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photoprints Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Book-of-the-Month Club Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Canby, Henry Seidel, 1878-1961 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Churchill, Winston, 1874-1965 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Economists Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Federal Union (U.S.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Fisher, Dorothy Canfield, 1879-1958 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Literary agents Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Literature publishing Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Marquand, John P (John Phillips), 1893-1960 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Morley, Christopher, 1890-1957 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
National Bureau of Economic Research Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Philanthropists Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Publishers and publishing Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
White, William Allen, 1868-1944 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Co-founder and chairman of the board of the Book-of-the-Month Club.