Rare Book & Manuscript Library
 

Randolph Silliman Bourne Papers, 1910-1966

Series II: Manuscripts and Documents, circa 1910-1918

Series II includes manuscripts and typescripts of Bourne's works. The original manuscript of "The State"—one of the works for which he is best known, despite its being unfinished at the time of his death—is present. Other essays, published and unpublished at the time of Bourne's death, and several poems are included. In addition to Bourne's more formal writings, his notebooks and course materials from Columbia University, circa 1909-1913, are also in Series II, as are his European travel diaries and ephemera from 1913-1914. Clippings and pamphlets on topics of interest to Bourne, including educational reform and political movements, are included in the series as well.

Submit a request for access to the archival material. All users will need to register the first time they make a request. Columbia-affiliated users may login with their uni and password. Unaffiliated users may create a new account.




Box 7 "The Artist in Wartime,", undated


Box 7 "Chivalry and Sin,", undated

Review of "The Cry of Youth" by Harry Kemp and "Americans" by John Curtis Underwood.


Box 7 "Development of Public Opinion,", 1918


Box 7 "The Disillusionment,", undated


Box 7 "Doubts About Enforcing Peace,", undated

Essay on the League to Enforce Peace.


Box 7 Handwritten manuscript on "Drift,", undated


Box 7 Columbia University course notes on the governments of Germany and Switzerland, circa 1910


Box 7 "A Little Thing of Brunelleschi's,", undated


Box 7 "The Major Chord,", undated

Dramatic script for three parts: The Poet, Myrra, and Apris.


Box 7 "A Modern College,", circa 1915

Essay on Reed College in Portland, Oregon.



Box 9 "New Love and New Religion,", undated



Box 7 "The Night-Court,", undated



Box 9 "On Stamp-Collecting,", undated



Box 7 Outline of a proposed autobiographical novel, circa 1918 December


Box 7 Politics 1-2, 1909-1910

Columbia University course notebook


Box 7 "Pageantry and Social Art,", circa 1916

Essay on the Shakespeare Celebration Committee's planned festival in New York.


Box 7 "Practice vs. Product,", undated


Box 7 "The Prayer of a Materialist,", undated


Box 7 Untitled manuscript beginning, "Progressive educators object to...,", undated



Box 9 "Reply to Dewey,", 1918 May 28



Box 7 "Sabotage,", undated

Poem



Box 9 "Sabotage,", circa 1912

Poem



Box 7 "Sex and Ferryboats,", undated


Box 7 "The 'Scientific' Manager,", undated


Box 7 "Sketches,", undated

Poems


Box 7 "A Sociological Poet,"

Essay on the poetry of Jules Romains.


Box 7 "Song for a Little Boy,"

Poem


Box 7 Two sonnets on "Youth" and other poems


Box 7 Untitled manuscript beginning, "That spirit of malcontentedness…", undated


Box 7 "Suffrage and Josella,", undated


Box 7 Untitled manuscript beginning "To most Americans of the classes which consider themselves significant...,", circa 1918

Beginning of Bourne's unfinished fragment on "The State"


Box 7 Typescript and manuscript of unfinished fragment on "The State,", circa 1918


Box 7 "Twilight,", undated


Box 7 "The Uses of Infallibility,", circa 1917

Essay on Newman's "Apologia pro sua Vita."


Box 7 "The War of Cultures,", circa 1916



Box 9 "What Plato Means to Me,", undated



Box 7 Untitled manuscript beginning, "When you come as an inhabitant to this earth..., ", undated


Box 7 Photographs, circa 1888-1918



Box 9 Photographs, circa 1916



Box 7 Diary for 1901 typescript, 1901


Box 7 Loose Columbia University course notes and essays, circa 1910-1913



Box 9 College themes, with instructor comments, circa 1910-1913



Box 7 Notebooks, circa 1910-1913


Box 7 Loose handwritten notes, circa 1910-1918


Box 7 Loose handwritten notes, circa 1910-1918



Box 9 Loose notes, circa 1916-1918



Box 7 Houghton Mifflin publishing contract and statements for Youth and Life,, 1912 November 5, 1913-1915


Box 7 Columbia University scrubwomen's controversy, 1913


Box 7 Notes and articles on Columbia Spectator and Monthly content, circa 1910-1913



Box 8 Reading notes, circa 1910-1918


Box 8 Columbia University course notebooks, circa 1910-1913


Box 8 Richard Watson Gilder Fellowship appointment letter, 1913 April 15


Box 8 Travel diaries, 1913-1914


Box 8 Travel ephemera, 1913-1914

Includes Socialist pamphlets in French and other printed ephemera gathered by Bourne during his travels.



Box 19 Accordion folder, circa 1913-1914

Contains clippings and ephemera from Europe and New York.



Box 8 Receipt books/reading lists, 1913, 1916-1918


Box 8 Diary/appointment book, 1916



Box 12 List of published articles by Bourne, by magazine, undated


Box 12 Published articles by Bourne, 1911-1918


Box 12 Scrapbook titled "Education and Living," with clipped reviews of Bourne's work, circa 1911-1918


Box 12 Loose reviews of Bourne's work, 1917-1918


Box 12 French Socialist poster, 1914

CLOSED to researchers until after Conservation treatment. DO NOT UNFOLD.



Box 11 Articles and clippings: art and literature, circa 1910-1918


Box 11 Articles and reports on education, 1913-1917


Box 11 Articles and clippings: philosophy, psychology, and anthropology, circa 1910-1918


Box 11 Articles and clippings: politics, circa 1910-1918


Box 11 News clippings, circa 1910-1918


Box 11 Socialist and pacifist pamphlets, circa 1915-1918


Box 11 People's Council of America bulletins and clippings, circa 1917


Box 11 Four Lights, circular of the Woman's Peace Party of New York City, 1917

All issues addressed to Agnes de Lima.



Box 7 Contract with Rehbein Bros. for purchase of a piano, 1914 December 31



Box 13 Columbia Monthly with essays by Bourne, 1910-1913


Box 13 Holy Bible owned by Bourne



Box 14 Books from Bourne's library



Box 15 Books from Bourne's library



Box 16 Books from Bourne's library



Box 17 Books from Bourne's library



Box 18 Books from Bourne's library