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Isidor Schneider Papers, 1925-1975

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#1132
Bib ID 4079312 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Schneider, Isidor, 1896-1976
Title Isidor Schneider Papers, 1925-1975
Physical Description 8 linear feet (5,000 items in 20 manuscript boxes)
Language(s) English .

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This collection is arranged into 12 series.



Manuscripts and correspondence of Schneider, including numerous manuscripts of short stories and poems, many of which are unpublished, and several full-length manuscripts of unpublished critical works. The collection also contains an extensive file of typescript reports on books for The Book Find Club, clippings of reviews written by Schneider and about his books, photographs and drawings of Schneider, and a file of correspondence relating to his writings. The literary correspondence includes letters from many of the important novelists, poets, and literary critics from the 1920s to the 1950s. They include Conrad Aiken, Sherwood Anderson, Kenneth Burke, Malcolm Cowley, Theodore Dreiser, Waldo Frank, Lillian Hellman, Robert Hillyer, Alfred Kreymborg, Thomas Mann, Arthur Miller, Marianne Moore, Lewis Mumford, Laura Riding, Muriel Rukeyser, Karl Shapiro, Stephen Spender, Mark Van Doren, and Yvor Winters.

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 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); Isidor Schneider Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Schneider, Isidor. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1966. Accession number--M-66.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Cataloged by Christina Hilton Fenn 09/--/89. Processed by Michael Stone, January 2001.

Revision Description

2010-03-10 Legacy finding aid created from Pro Cite.

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

2020-06-29 Bio and processing notes updated based on finding aid prepared in 2001 )http://www.columbia.edu/cu/lweb/eresources/archives/rbml/Schneider/) - ksd

Subject Headings

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Aiken, Conrad, 1889-1973 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
American literature -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
American poetry -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Anderson, Sherwood, 1876-1941 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Authors Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Authors, American Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Book Find Club (New York, N.Y.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Book clubs (Discussion groups) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Burke, Kenneth, 1897-1993 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Cowley, Malcolm, 1898-1989 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Critics Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Dreiser, Theodore, 1871-1945 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Frank, Waldo David, 1889-1967 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hellman, Lillian, 1905-1984 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hillyer, Robert, 1895-1961 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Kreymborg, Alfred, 1883-1966 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Mann, Thomas, 1875-1955 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Miller, Arthur, 1915-2005 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Moore, Marianne, 1887-1972 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Mumford, Lewis, 1895-1990 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Poets, American Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Riding, Laura, 1901-1991 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Rukeyser, Muriel, 1913-1980 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Shapiro, Karl, 1913-2000 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Spender, Stephen, 1909-1995 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Van Doren, Mark, 1894-1972 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Winters, Yvor, 1900-1968 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Women authors Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Isidore Schneider (1896 - 1976), American poet and novelist, was born in the Western Ukraine. His family emigrated when he was six and their struggles and privations engendered the communist attitudes that marked much of his early work. His literary career was launched in the "little" magazines of the early twenties such as The Dial and the The Transition. His earliest book publication was in the first edition of The American Caravan. His work appeared in many American literary anthologies alongside some of the finest writers of prose and verse in the early twentieth century. His long and diverse career included an editorship at New Masses, as well as work in newspaper publishing and work as a publisher's advertising manager.