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Series I: Cataloged Correspondence, Manuscripts, and Photographs
At a Glance
Selected materials cataloged; remainder arranged. The collection is arranged into five series.
Correspondence, memoranda, photographs, manuscripts, lists, legal and financial documents, and printed materials of Simon. The personal and business papers include correspondence with authors, inscribed photographs of authors, editorial files, files for his special art, photography, and music projects, correspondence files relating to Simon and Schuster, Inc., personal and family correspondence, documents, and photographs. Correspondents include Irving Berlin, Margaret Bourke-White, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Joseph E. Davies, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Philippe Halsman, Jerome Kern, Cole Porter, Kenneth Roberts, Arthur Schnitzler, Jerome Weidman, and Sloan Wilson.
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Restrictions on Access
You will need to make an appointment in advance to use this collection material in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. You can schedule an appointment once you've submitted your request through your Special Collections Research Account.
The following boxes are located off-site: 1-47. 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.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Richard L. Simon papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Ownership and Custodial History
Gift of Mrs Richard L. Simon, 1982.
Gift of Raphael David Blau, 1992.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source of acquisition--Simon, Mrs. Richard L. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1982. Accession number--M-82.
Papers re. Teachers College (6 items): Source of acquisition--Blau, Raphael David. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--08/01/92. Accession number--M-92-08-01.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 09/--/89.
Papers re. Teachers College (6 items) Processed HR 07/21/93.
2009-06-26 File created.
2014-04-04 XML document instance created by Catherine C. Ricciardi
2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Publisher, co-founder of Simon and Schuster, Inc. in 1924.