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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and correspondence of Schneider, including numerous manuscripts of short stories and poems, many of which are unpublished, and several full-length manuscripts of unpublished critical works.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.
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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.
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
Cataloged by Christina Hilton Fenn 09/--/89. Processed by Michael Stone, January 2001.
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
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.