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Louis B. Boudin papers, 1900-1950

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0137
Bib ID 4079385 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Boudin, Louis B (Louis Boudianoff), 1874-1952
Title Louis B. Boudin papers, 1900-1950
Physical Description 2.5 linear feet (5 boxes)
Language(s) English .

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This collection has no restrictions.



Selected materials cataloged; remainder arranged.


Scope and Contents

Cataloged Correspondence (3 boxes) is for 1900-1918, but there are a few letters that go up to 1950 which are with the manuscript materials.

Collection of the correspondence and papers including 1) Correspondence with various well-known European and American socialists, ca. 1900-1950, numbering at least 200 pieces; 2) The complete unpublished manuscript of Boudin's work ORDER OUT OF CHAOS, a study of economic crises; 3) Manuscripts of various chapters and articles on communism by Boudin; 4) Notes for a lecture series on the fundamentals of socialism, 13 typescripts of editorials by Mr. Boudin, a 9-page typed letter to Harry W. Laidler, and an 8-page typed memorandum for a work on "Nietzsche, Tolstoy, and Marx."

Using the Collection

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Restrictions on Access

This collection is located on-site.

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); Louis B. Boudin 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

Papers Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 04/07/89.

Revision Description

2020-09-23 EAD document created by CCR.

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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Heading "CUL Archives:"
"CUL Collections:"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
Lectures Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID


Heading "CUL Archives:"
"CUL Collections:"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
Authors Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Communism Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lawyers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Socialism Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Socialists -- Europe Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Socialists -- United States Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Prominent lawyer, authority on socialists and socialism, author of various works related to socialism and law.