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At a Glance
Series 1. Box 1-9: correspondence files; Box 10-11: subject files (conservation & restoration topics); Box 12-21: business records; Box 22-28: financial records; Box 29-31: personnel records; Card file box 1-2: artist & genre files.
Series 2. Box 32: correspondence files; financial records; biographical files A-B; Box 33: biographical files C-P; Boxes 34-37: subject files A-Y; Box 38: subject files--lectures; Box 39: business files.
Correspondence, subject files, business, personnel, biographical files and financial records. The correspondence files deal with clients: individuals, libraries, museums and book dealers. The chronological files are letters with individual clients, while the alphabetical clients files contain folders for institutional clients, and also include topical subject headings such as "Libraries""Museums", and headings for specific books and works of art. The subject files contain manuscripts, notes for seminars and lectures given by Carolyn Horton on the preservation of books and paper documents and include files on floods, particularly the 1966 flood in Florence, Italy, wet books, form letters, rubbings of books and sample paper. The business records consist of detailed worksheets arranged by client, describing condition of items bound or restored and the type of work done on these items; and complete financial records, i.e., bills, receipts, accounts and personnel records, including payroll, taxes, health insurance and other benefits, which document the operations of a bindery and paper restoration firm. The card file boxes contain details of work done arranged by artist name and by genre, i.e., music, portraits, newspapers, vellum, etc. The biographical files consist of correspondence, notebooks and newspaper clippings relating to Horton's career including her discovery that freezing wet books prevents their molding
Using the Collection
Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Restrictions on Access
This collection is 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.
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); Carolyn Horton and Associates records; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
Ownership and Custodial History
Gift of Carolyn Horton, 1987, 1989& 1990.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
records Cataloged HR 11/15/89.
Correspondence, financial records, subject files, lectures, business records and biographical meterial. 4 linear ft (ca. 3,000 items in 8 boxes) Processed 06/18/90.
2009-06-26 File created.
2011-12-13 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
Bookbinding and restoration; Document restoration including manuscripts, maps and works of art on paper.