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Manuel Komroff papers, 1897-1979

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0723
Bib ID 4079549 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Komroff, Manuel, 1890-1974
Title Manuel Komroff papers, 1897-1979
Physical Description 23 linear feet (44 boxes 1 drawer)
Language(s) English .
Additional Description

The original printed finding aid, available here as a pdf, contains received descriptions for correspondence and individual manuscripts, including descriptions for individual titles, and biographical information for individual correspondents and descriptions of their correspondence. This description can be found on pages 11-39 of the pdf document.

Access

The following boxes are located off-site: Boxes 3-41. 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.

Arrangement

Arrangement

Selected materials cataloged; remainder arranged.

Description

Summary

Correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, and printed materials. There are manuscripts for his books, short stories, articles, and other writings. The printed materials include books written, edited, and translated by Komroff, as well as his contributions to anthologies and periodicals. There are also a number of books by other authors inscribed to him. Most of the photographs are portraits of literary figures, the majority of which were taken by Komroff.

1986 ADDITION: Letters and photographs from the literary, artistic, and musical worlds, including numerous letters from Ernest Bacon, Cyril Clemens, H.M. Kallen. and Carl Zigrosser, as well as one or two from Cecil deMille, Lady Gregory, Edward Kennedy, Robert Kennedy, George Moore, and Georgia O'Keefe. The subjects of the photos are a similar group, including many of the same people.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Additional Description

The original printed finding aid, available here as a pdf, contains received descriptions for correspondence and individual manuscripts, including descriptions for individual titles, and biographical information for individual correspondents and descriptions of their correspondence. This description can be found on pages 11-39 of the pdf document.

Restrictions on Access

The following boxes are located off-site: Boxes 3-41. 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.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Komroff's manuscript "A story teller's world" [autobiography] (Box 20A & 20B): has been copyrighted under the title "Encounters".

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); Manuel Komroff papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Ownership and Custodial History

Gift of Manuel Komroff, 1953 & 1956.

Gift of Mrs Manuel Komroff, 1979, 1980, 1985 & 1986.

Gift of Mrs Louis Henry Cohn.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Processed HR 09/--/1985.

The original printed finding aid was converted into an EAD document in April 2020. There is rich description in the printed finding aid that was not included in the EAD document. The original printed finding aid is available here as a pdf.

Revision Description

2020-04-28 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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Genre/Form

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Articles Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Autobiographies (literary works) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Fiction (general genre) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Galley proofs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Journals Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Manuscripts (for publication) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Memoirs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Notebooks Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Notes Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photonegatives Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Poems Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Scores (documents for music) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Scripts (documents) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
American literature -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Authors Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Authors, American Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bacon, Ernst, 1898-1990 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Clemens, Cyril, 1902-1999 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Gregory, Lady, 1852-1932 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Kallen, Horace Meyer, 1882-1974 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Kennedy, Edward M (Edward Moore), 1932-2009 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Moore, George, 1852-1933 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Novelists Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Novelists -- United States Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Scrapbooks Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Zigrosser, Carl, 1891-1975 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Novelist & author, died in 1974.