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James Graham Phelps Stokes papers, 1779-1960, bulk 1884-1960

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#1207
Bib ID 4079612 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Stokes, James Graham Phelps, 1872-1960
Title James Graham Phelps Stokes papers, 1779-1960, bulk 1884-1960
Physical Description 38 linear feet (21 letterbooks; 2 ledgers; 19 boxes; 99 correspondence file boxes;)
Language(s) English .
Additional Description http://www.columbia.edu/cu/libraries/inside/projects/findingaids/scans/pdfs/42_STE-SY_08.pdf
Access

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Arrangement

Arrangement

Selected materials cataloged; remainder arranged.

Description

Summary

Correspondence, manuscripts, documents, financial records, memorabilia, and printed materials. The papers relate to numerous organizations--social, political, civic, and philanthropic--with which he was associated. Among these organizations are Legal Aid Society; Prison Association of New York; Outdoor Recreation League; Socialist Democratic League and National Party; American Alliance for Labor and Democracy; Constitutional Democracy Association; National Security League; YMCA, etc. Included among the papers are his journals and diaries, 1884-1950. An incomplete set of his letterbooks 1905-1960 and some family papers relating to real estate and financial matters

Among the more than 1,600 cataloged letters there is correspondence with people associated with organizations to which Stokes also belonged, such as Marcellus Hartley Dodge and May Matthews of Hartley House; Samuel Barrows and William Marshall Fitts Round of the Prison Association of New York; William Henry Baldwin and Booker T. Washington of Tuskegee Institute; Charles Edward Russell, John Spargo and William English Walling of the Social Democratic League; and Charles B. Stover of the Outdoor Recreation League. There are also letters from Pearl Buck; John Dewey; Theodore Dreiser; Hamlin Garland; Sol Hurok; Helen Keller; Rockwell Kent; Robert Moses; Anna Pavlova; Jacob Riis, Upton Sinclair; and Lillian Wald.

Using the Collection

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Restrictions on Access

This collection is located on-site.

This collection has no restrictions.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Readers must use microfilm of materials sepecified above.

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); James Graham Phelps Stokes papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Alternate Form Available

Pearl S. Buck letters are on: microfilm.

Ownership and Custodial History

Gift of J. G. Phelps Stokes, 1959.

Gift of Mrs. J. G. Phelps Stokes, 1984.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Papers Entered in AMC 12/04/90.

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"
Bills (financial) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bylaws (administrative records) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Diaries Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Financial records Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Genealogies Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Insurance policies Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Journals Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Ledgers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Letterpress copybooks Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Maps Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Reports Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
blueprints (reprographic copies) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
minutes (administrative records) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
African Americans -- History Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
American Alliance for Labor and Democracy Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Baldwin, William Henry, 1863-1905 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Barrows, Samuel J (Samuel June), 1845-1909 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Buck, Pearl S (Pearl Sydenstricker), 1892-1973 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Charities Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Constitutional Democracy Association Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Correctional Association of New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Deeds Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Dewey, John, 1859-1952 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Dodge, M. Hartley (Marcellus Hartley), 1881-1963 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Dreiser, Theodore, 1871-1945 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Garland, Hamlin, 1860-1940 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hartley House (New York, N.Y.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hurok, Sol Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Keller, Helen, 1880-1968 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Kent, Rockwell, 1882-1971 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Legal Aid Society (New York, N.Y.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Matthews, May Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Moses, Robert, 1888-1981 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
National Security League Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Outdoor Recreation League Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Pavlova, Anna, 1881-1931 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Philanthropists Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Prison Association of New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Radicalism Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Riis, Jacob A (Jacob August), 1849-1914 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Round, W. M. F (William Marshall Fitts), 1845-1906 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Russell, Charles Edward, 1860-1941 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Sinclair, Upton, 1878-1968 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Social Democratic League Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Socialism Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Socialist Democratic League and National Party Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Socialists Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Spargo, John, 1876-1966 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Stover, Charles B Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Tuskegee Institute Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Wald, Lillian D., 1867-1940 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Walling, William English Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Washington, Booker T., 1856-1915 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Young Men's Christian associations Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Socialist and philanthropist. (Columbia University. College of P&S, M.D. 1896).