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Arranged in two series.
Business correspondence, editorial memoranda, circulation and financial reports, details for the construction and enlargement of the Pulitzer Building on Park Row, and general papers of THE WORLD. The earlier part of this collection is made up of all materials brought to the attention of Joseph Pulitzer during his editorship and that of his son, Ralph Pulitzer. For the time from Joseph Pulitzer's death in 1911 until ca. 1920, the papers are primarily the files of THE WORLD's "Bureau of Accuracy and Fair Play" directed by Isaac D. White. During the 1920s and until 1931, there is also much material from other departments of the paper such as the composing room, the purchasing department, and the auditors. Also included is a re-recorded audio tape from cylinders originally placed in the World Building cornerstone, October 9-10, 1889. The materials from 1932 until 1940 are insurance policies for the Pulitzer Building and financial reports winding up the affairs of the Pulitzer's Press Publishing Company. Materials collected by R.H. Lyman of THE WORLD's staff from 1893 until 1931 have been added.
Using the Collection
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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 tube box are 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.
Box 104 requires curatorial permission to use. This collection has no other restrictions.
Conditions Governing Use
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.
The World (New York) Records. Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Columbia University.
Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source of acquisition--Pulitzer, Joseph, Jr. through the School of Journalism. Method of acquisition--Transfer, 1983; Accession number--M-59.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 09/--/89.
Codebook placed in box 104 with cradle. kws 2023-09-22
2009-06-26 File created.
2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Newspaper of Joseph Pulitzer, purchased in 1883 and sold to Scripps-Howard in 1931.