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The World records, 1882-1940

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#1533
Bib ID 4079498 View CLIO record
Creator(s) World (New York, New York, N.Y. : 1883 : Daily) ; Lyman, R. H
Title The World records, 1882-1940
Physical Description 41000 items (104 Boxes; 2 Flat Boxes 1 Tube Box; 1 Copper Box)
Language(s) English .
Access

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.

This collection has no restrictions.

Arrangement

Arranged in two series

Cataloged Correspondence; Manuscripts; Documents

Description

Summary

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

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

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.

This collection has no 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.

Preferred Citation

The World (New York) Records. Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Columbia University.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 09/--/89.

Revision Description

2009-06-26 File created.

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

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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Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Newspaper publishing -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Press Publishing Co Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Pulitzer Building (New York, N.Y.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Pulitzer, Joseph, 1847-1911 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Pulitzer, Ralph Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Scripps-Howard Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
White, Isaac D (Isaac Davis), 1901-1990 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Newspaper of Joseph Pulitzer, purchased in 1883 and sold to Scripps-Howard in 1931.