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At a Glance
Cataloged and arranged.
Correspondence, manuscripts, reports, slides, records, film and card files, and scrapbooks. The papers reflect Lindsay's various activities and are arranged in two sequences, an alphabetical name file and an alphabetical subject file. Since many of the subjects are closely related, the division between them is not always very sharp. Among the subjects covered are: social legislation, I.L.O., National Child Labor Committee, prohibition, labor, Republican National Committee, Institute for Social Research, League of Nations, humane legislation, housing, Harmon Foundation, Educational Radio Corporation, and the Bergh Foundation. Boxes 167-169 contain the files of the Committee for Industrial Relations, 1912-1914
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Restrictions on Access
Cataloged materials (Boxes A-I) are on-site. Boxes 1-207 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.
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); Samuel McCune Lindsay papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
Ownership and Custodial History
Gift of Samuel M. Lindsay.
Gift of Flora Lindsay Magoun, 1978.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
In April 2020, the Anna Robertson Brown Lindsay papers (boxes 202-204) were removed and made their own collection.
In 2003, boxes 26 and 27 were consolidated into box 26. Boxes 29 and 30 were consolidated into box 30.
2020-04-04 Replaced PDF with structured finding aid. cml/kws
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Educator & sociologist. He received his Ph.B. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1889 and an LL.D. in 1909, and a Ph.D from the University of Halle in Germany in 1892. He was a special agent for the U.S. Senate Finance Committee in 1892 and an agent for the U.S. Industrial Commission to report on railroad labor in 1899-1900. He became Professor of Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania, 1896-1907 and Professor of Social Legislation at Columbia University, 1907-1939. Among his other activities were: National Child Labor Committee (Chairman); American Academy of Political and Social Science (President); American Economic Association; I.L.O.; Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, etc.