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Lionel Trilling papers, 1899-1987

Summary Information

Abstract

The Lionel Trilling Papers document the life of author, professor, and literary critic, Lionel Trilling. This collection contains his writings, extensive correspondence with other New York intellectuals, personal documents, and other records concerning his professional activities.

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#1256
Bib ID 4079615 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Trilling, Lionel, 1905-1975
Title Lionel Trilling papers, 1899-1987
Physical Description 27 linear feet (51 document boxes 3 index card boxes)
Language(s) English .
Access

This collection is located on-site.

There are two folders in Series IV: Professional Work that contain student grades and reference letters. These items are restricted until 2036 and 2040.

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in six series and seven subseries.

Description

Summary

The Lionel Trilling Papers document the professional work and personal life of Lionel Trilling (1905-1975), the prolific literary critic and Columbia University Professor of English Literature. This collection was acquired upon his death in 1975.

The bulk of the records consist of his many writings in the form of articles, essays, lectures, short stories, and book reviews. Correspondence with other prominent writers and intellectuals of the 20th century, family members, editors and publishers comprises the second largest series in the collection. Also contained are records concerning Trilling's work as a professor at Columbia University, as well as his involvement in various outside professional organizations. There is a small amount of personal documents and articles about Trilling's life and writings, including his detailed journals, comprised of his personal thoughts and intellectual queries.

Some of the items in this collection were originally located in the archives of his wife, Diana Trilling. Since their personal and professional lives intersected constantly, records concerning him, such as photographs and correspondence with his publishers, may be found in her collection as well.

  • Series I: Personal Papers, 1899-1975

    Series I holds some of Lionel Trilling's personal items. This small series has been arranged into two subseries: Documents and Journals. Academic records, biographical information, certificates, and other general personal documents are found in Subseries 1. Subseries 2 contains extensive personal writings, ranging from the mid-1920s to the end of Trilling's life. Subseries 1 is arranged by topic, while Subseries 2 is arranged chronologically. Family and personal photographs are located in Series V.

  • Series II: Correspondence, 1900-1983

    Series II holds Lionel Trilling's personal and professional correspondence. These letters were sent between Trilling and family members, colleagues at Columbia University and outside of the institution, contacts at publishing houses, and friends. This series is the largest in the collection and along with the writings, illuminates some of Trilling's opinions of other writers, developing literary trends, and the changing political situation, in particular World War II and the rise of social justice organizations in the 1960s. However, much of the correspondence consists of requests for Trilling to lecture, review new literary texts and give recommendations to former students and colleagues.

    The series has been arranged into two subseries: Alphabetical, by name or by topic, and Chronological. This collection was processed according to earlier manuscript processing standards followed; therefore letters of "significant" individuals were removed from their place within a loose chronological order and arranged alphabetically. Although this collection has been reprocessed and newly donated material has been integrated, the two systems of arrangement have been maintained since the original order is not clear.

  • Series III: Writings, 1925-1975

    This series is the second largest in the collection and contains Lionel Trilling's extensive writings. The texts span his entire career and cover a variety of intellectual, cultural, and personal subjects. Many of the texts have accompanying annotations written by Trilling. These notations illustrate his creative process and provide insight in the way he crafted his writing. The series has been arranged into three subseries based upon the original order of the papers. The subseries are: Manuscripts and Papers, Articles, and Reviews.

  • Series IV: Professional Work, 1926-1987

    The records in Series IV document Trilling's professional career as a professor of Literature, a literary critic, and a commentator on the changing political and cultural landscape of the United States. Included in this series are accolades, such as honorary degrees, awards, and grants received as well as meeting minutes and notices from professional organizations that Trilling was a member of. Columbia University records, such as committee correspondence and reports, course syllabi and attendance lists. This series is arranged by topic.

  • Series V: Photographs, 1905-1963

    This small series holds photographs of Lionel Trilling, select friends, and several family members. Identified individuals include Lionel Trilling as both a youth and adult, his Uncle Hyman, his mother, Fannie Trilling, and Jacques Barzun. The majority of the family photographs were bequeathed to James Trilling and not included in the donation of this archive. For more photographs, please see the Diana Trilling Papers housed at the RBML at Columbia University.

  • Series VI: Realia, 1905-1971

    Series VI contains personal memorabilia such as the baby shoes of Lionel Trilling and his sister, Harriet Schwartz, as well as some academic medals that he won while at High School and The Alexander Hamilton Award that he was given from Columbia University

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

This collection is located on-site.

There are two folders in Series IV: Professional Work that contain student grades and reference letters. These items are restricted until 2036 and 2040.

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.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Lionel Trilling papers, Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Related Material

Diana Trilling Papers, 1921-1996 Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library MS#1421 http:www.columbia.edu/cu/lweb/archival/collections/ldpd_6259383/index.html

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Papers Entered in AMC 12/04/1990.

Offprints & clippings Processed HR 07/01/1992.

7 photographs Cataloged HR 07/01/1992.

Collection reprocessed in July 2007 by Lea Osborne.

99 letters (with publisher) Cataloged & processed HR 06/26/1997.

Revision Description

2008-12-02 File created.

2008-12-31 xml document instance created by Patrick Lawlor

2009-04-27 Revised by Lea Osborne

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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Genre/Form

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"CUL Collections:"
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"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Articles Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Audiotapes Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Card files Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Journals Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Manuscripts (literary) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographs 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, American -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Barzun, Jacques, 1907-2012 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
College teachers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
College teachers as authors -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Columbia University Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Criticism -- United States Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Critics Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Ginsberg, Allen, 1926-1997 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Literary quarrels Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Ransom, John Crowe, 1888-1974 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Trilling, Diana Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Van Doren, Mark, 1894-1972 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Lionel Trilling was an intellectual force in the New York literary and political scene throughout much of the 20th Century. A prolific writer, Trilling published literary criticism and cultural commentaries in journals such as The Nation, Commentary, The New York Times, The New York Times Book Review, and The Menorah Journal. Some of these publications were created by Trilling's colleagues, a group of left-leaning, Anti-Stalinist critics and theorists the New York Intellectuals like Daniel Bell, Irving Howe, Alfred Kazin, and Sidney Hook. These individuals were predominantly Jewish men who established themselves as a kind of "American Bloomsbury" to quote Columbia University professor of journalism Nicholas Lemann. Outside of his writing, Trilling was a popular and respected professor of English Literature at Columbia University. Together, with historian Jacques Barzun, Trilling helped to establish some of the core interdisciplinary classes that were vital to the growth and development of Columbia as a competitive academic environment.

Lionel M. Trilling was born on July 4, 1905 in New York City to businessman David W. Trilling and his wife Fannie (neé Cohen). As a child, Trilling attended DeWitt Clinton High School in the Bronx where he was a colleague of Countee Cullen. At school Trilling participated as a member of the Book Review Squad, the Reporters Squad, and president of Papyrus. He also wrote for the school publication, Magpie as well as co-authored a class play. In 1921 Lionel Trilling entered Columbia University, an institution that was to be his intellectual home for the rest of his life. Trilling graduated from Columbia with his A.B. in 1925 and his M.A. in 1926. For the next eleven years Trilling worked toward a doctorate in English Literature. However, this path was interrupted by work. He did not complete the Ph.D. until 1938.

Trilling left New York to be an Instructor of English at the University of Wisconsin from 1926 to 1927. Upon his return, Trilling began to date a recent Radcliffe graduate named Diana Rubin. Rubin was also a New Yorker, having been brought up in Manhattan. She briefly worked with her mother, Cecelia, as an interior designer while she pursued a career as a classical singer. Illness forced Rubin to abandon that goal. She and Lionel married on October 25, 1929.

A couple of years later, Trilling began teaching at Columbia University. His initial position was as an instructor and in 1939 he was made an assistant professor. From 1939 until 1944 he held this position and was promoted in 1944 to associate professor. Trilling was the first Jewish professor in the department to receive tenure. Throughout his career, Trilling was extremely involved with his undergraduate students. Along with his colleague and close friend, Jacques Barzun, Trilling reinstated a series of interdisciplinary or "general education" courses. With Barzun, Trilling taught a portion of the course entitled, Colloquium on Important Books, in which he covered cultural history and criticism of the 19th and 20th centuries. In 1969, Trilling was given the title of University Professor, a post he held until his retirement from teaching in 1975.

Although he was an active faculty member, Trilling published quite regularly. His dissertation"Matthew Arnold", was published a year after he completed the degree. This was followed by another study"E.M. Forster" in 1943. Other publications include a novel"The Middle of the Journey" (1949), several volumes of short stories; the most well-known of these is "Of This Time, Of That Place" (1940). However, Trilling is best known for his collections of critical essays, in particular "The Liberal Imagination" (1950)"The Opposing Self" (1955), and "Beyond Culture" (1965). Trilling was interested in Sigmund Freud as a cultural icon as well as using Freudian psychology in the analysis of literature. Two books that focused on these themes were "Freud and the Crisis of Our Culture" (1955) and "The Life and Work of Sigmund Freud" (1962). Please note that Trilling's writings encompassed decades of work and that countless bibliographies have been attempted and often abandoned due to the sheer size of his oeuvre.

Trilling did not spend all of his time strictly at Columbia. He was a founder, with John Crowe Ransom and F.O. Matthiessen, of the Kenyon School of Letters, now referred to as The School of Letters, Indiana University. Beginning in 1951 as a summer program, the school expanded to a full-year program in 1961, with a focus on literary theory and criticism. Information concerning The School of Letters may be found in the Indiana University School of Letters Director's Records finding aid located in the Indiana University Archives.

Throughout his life, Lionel Trilling maintained a high level of professional achievement and this was reflected in the many academic accolades he received. He served as the George Eastman Visiting Professor at Oxford University from 1964-1965. There, Trilling lectured at the university and other academic and intellectual institutions as well as taught classes. He was accompanied by Diana Trilling who, by this time, had firmly established herself as a serious literary and cultural critic and penned for a variety of journals, including "Partisan Review""The New York Times Book Review""Redbook""The Nation""The New Leader", and "McCall's". She had also recently published a book entitled"Claremont Essays". They were joined by their son, James Lionel Trilling. He was born in 1949 and at that point was a student at Exeter.

Four years later, Trilling was the Charles Eliot Norton Visiting Professor at Harvard University. In addition to these two positions, he held honorary doctorates from Trinity College in Hartford Connecticut (1955), Harvard University (1962), Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland Ohio (1968), Northwestern University (1963), Leicester University (1973), Brandeis University (1974) and Yale University (1974). Trilling was awarded the Alexander Hamilton Medal from Brandeis University in 1968 and gave the first annual Jefferson Lecture for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) in 1972. He was a Guggenheim Fellow from 1948 to 1949 and received a second grant that he was unable to use in 1975.

While he was active in his field, Trilling was a member of the Modern Language Association, the American Committee for Cultural Freedom of which both he and Diana Trilling resigned once the organization redirected its mission, The National Institute of Arts and Letters, and The American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

As the 1960s unfolded, student unrest grew on American campuses, in particular Kent State and Columbia University. Although Trilling was teaching at that time, he, like most members of the faculty, was unaware of the growing dissatisfaction among the students and the community of Harlem. Always considered a driving force behind New York intellectualism, he would later be criticized for never publicly recognizing the importance of the social movements that occurred during the decade as well as the racial components that were driving the majority of them.

Upon his retirement from Columbia, Trilling was awarded the title of Professor Emeritus. Shortly after, he was taken ill with a fast moving form of cancer that had progressed undetected for too long. By November of that year, he had died. Diana Trilling published a twelve-volume set of his writings from 1977 to 1979. She also wrote "The Beginning of the Journey: The Marriage of Diana and Lionel Trilling", a memoir of the first years of their life together. Diana Trilling died of cancer in October of 1996.

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Series I: Personal Papers, 1899-1975

Series I holds some of Lionel Trilling's personal items. This small series has been arranged into two subseries: Documents and Journals. Academic records, biographical information, certificates, and other general personal documents are found in Subseries 1. Subseries 2 contains extensive personal writings, ranging from the mid-1920s to the end of Trilling's life. Subseries 1 is arranged by topic, while Subseries 2 is arranged chronologically. Family and personal photographs are located in Series V.


Subseries I.1: Documents, 1899-1975

This small subseries is composed of Lionel Trilling's personal items. Academic records, such as report cards from Columbia, the DeWitt Clinton High School yearbook and other publications featuring Trilling as a student, and essays written for his English classes at Columbia are found here. Other personal documents include a representative sample of his appointment books, a copy of the Trillings' marriage license, early poems written for family members, several passports, and birth and death certificates. There are also a few items belonging to his mother, Fannie Trilling.



Box 1 Folder 1 Academic Records, 1922-1928


Box 1 Folder 2 Address Book, undated


Box 1 Folder 3 Appointment Books, 1957-1974


Box 1 Folder 4 Biographical Material, 1974


Box 1 Folder 5 Birth and Death Certificates, 1956, 1975, 1956, 1975


Box 1 Folder 6 Columbia University Assignments, 1921-1923


Dewitt Clinton High School


Box 1 Folder 7 Publications, 1920-1921


Box 1 Folder 8 Scrapbook, 1919-1921


Box 1 Folder 9 Yearbook, 1921



Box 2 Folder 1 Early Writings, undated, 1918


Box 2 Folder 2 Funeral Program, 1975 November 10


Box 2 Folder 3 Marriage Certificate, 1929 June 12


Box 2 Folder 4 Passports, 1956-1972


Box 2 Folder 5 Printed Material, 1918-1925


Box 2 Folder 6 Trilling, Fannie, 1899, 1964, 1899, 1964


Subseries I.2: Journals, 1926-1975

Trilling recalled his daily activities, including classes taught, events observed, and conversations conducted with colleagues, friends and family members. However, the journals are not limited to narrative. Trilling also jotted down hypotheses concerning life, literature, and, in particular, the relationship between men and women, as well as potential stories and essays. These diatribes ranged from the merely observant: "Is it a terrible struggle for a bird to fly? Has he always the imminent panic of falling?" to the profoundly theoretical:

"There is one thing the world has immediate need of: I thought once it was a new religion but it is not that: it is that someone should ask a great thundering question-someone should ask it or the very earth should shout it, and the attentions of all to be turned to answer. We could not stand the certainty of a faith, I think. It is not at all necessary that the question be answered or answerable; it is only necessary that it be formulated and valid. But probably this is even more naively an impossible desire than for a new faith. What if I had only one question to answer?"

And, occasionally, to the very personal:

"Why do I so easily forget, and remember with so much surprise that one of the most intense and most un[scribbled word]edly passionate experiences I have had is the light of a scarlet leaved tree and that a flower can delight me? Why am I a little embarrassed to record this for myself?"

Some of the journal entries have annotations that appear to have been added a later date by Diana Trilling. These notes clarify names or provide context for some of the entries. Some of the journals are clearly dated, albeit inconsistently, while others have approximated dates.


Box 2 Folder 7 Undated


Box 2 Folder 8 1926 September-1929 Spring, 1926


Box 2 Folder 9 1930-1931


Box 2 Folder 10 1934-1936



Box 14-L-1 Abstract of the Final Report of the Commission of Inquiry into Charges Made against Leon Trotsky in the Moscow Trials, 1937



Box 2 Folder 11 1938-1943


Box 2 Folder 12 Late, 1930s-1940s



Box 3 Folder 1 Late, 1930s-1941


Box 3 Folder 2 1944 October-1945 September 9, 1944 October-1945 September


Box 3 Folder 3 1945 September 9-1946 Summer, 1945 September


Box 3 Folder 4 1946 Summer-1948 September, 1946


Box 3 Folder 5 Late, 1940s


Box 3 Folder 6 1948 September-1952 April


Box 3 Folder 7 1952-1955



Box 4 Folder 1 Late 1950s-Late, 1960s


Box 4 Folder 2 1956 January-1957 October


Box 4 Folder 3 Circa, 1958


Box 4 Folder 4 1958


Box 4 Folder 5 1959 March-1961 July


Box 4 Folder 6 1959 August 19-1963, 1959 August


Box 4 Folder 7 1960 March-August


Box 4 Folder 8 Sincerity and Authenticity , 1960s


Box 4 Folder 9 1963-1965


Box 4 Folder 10 1965 Fall-1968, 1965


Box 4 Folder 11 1967 December-1970 December


Box 4 Folder 12 1968 Fall, 1968


Box 4 Folder 13 1969-1970 ?, 1969-1970


Box 4 Folder 14 1969-1971 ?, 1969-1971



Box 5 Folder 1 1970-1974


Box 5 Folder 2 1971-1972


Box 5 Folder 3 1973


Box 5 Folder 4 1974 April


Box 5 Folder 5 1974-1975

Series II: Correspondence, 1900-1983

Series II holds Lionel Trilling's personal and professional correspondence. These letters were sent between Trilling and family members, colleagues at Columbia University and outside of the institution, contacts at publishing houses, and friends. This series is the largest in the collection and along with the writings, illuminates some of Trilling's opinions of other writers, developing literary trends, and the changing political situation, in particular World War II and the rise of social justice organizations in the 1960s. However, much of the correspondence consists of requests for Trilling to lecture, review new literary texts and give recommendations to former students and colleagues.

The series has been arranged into two subseries: Alphabetical, by name or by topic, and Chronological. This collection was processed according to earlier manuscript processing standards followed; therefore letters of "significant" individuals were removed from their place within a loose chronological order and arranged alphabetically. Although this collection has been reprocessed and newly donated material has been integrated, the two systems of arrangement have been maintained since the original order is not clear.


Subseries II.1 Alphabetical, 1900-1983

Subseries 1 is comprised of letters received by Trilling from his friends, family members, and business colleagues. Subjects covered ranged a variety of issues. Often Trilling debated current events with his colleagues, like an exchange concerning affirmative action with Daniel Patrick Moynihan. Many prominent writers may be found here such as Allen Ginsberg, who maintained a long correspondence with Trilling and often included drafts and ideas for poems in his letters, E.M. Forster, Robert Penn Warren (who Trilling affectionately referred to as "Red"), Saul Bellow, and e.e. cummings. In addition, there are long exchanges with John Crowe Ransom, with whom Trilling founded the School of English at Kenyon College, Henry Rosenthal, one of Trilling's oldest and closest friends, and Columbia History professor, Jacques Barzun who, along with being a close friend of Lionel Trilling, co-taught interdisciplinary courses with him. Letters from publishers, in particular Oxford University Press, Harvard University Press, and Viking Press illustrate the variety of professional literary relationships Trilling cultivated.

Family correspondence is available with the following individuals: James Trilling, Diana Trilling, Fannie Trilling (mother), David Trilling (father), Harriet Schwartz (sister), and Hyman Trilling (uncle). In general there is very little correspondence of this nature within the collection.


Box 5 Folder 6 A, 1931 February-1983 March


Box 5 Folder 7 Baldwin through Barzun, undated, 1933 October-1955 April, undated, 1933 October-1955 April


Box 5 Folder 8 Barzun through Bentley, undated, 1942 July-1975 November, undated, 1942 July-1975 November


Box 5 Folder 9 Beale through Butterfield, undated, 1931 October-1973 November, undated, 1931 October-1973 November



Box 6 Folder 1 Calkins through Chase, undated, 1929 April-1966 November, undated, 1929 April-1966 November


Box 6 Folder 2 Cherne through Cummings, undated, 1925-1964 September, undated, 1925-1964 September


Box 6 Folder 3 D, undated, 1929 October-1975 October, undated, 1929 October-1975 October


Box 6 Folder 4 E, undated, 1934 August-1974 May, undated, 1934 August-1974 May


Box 6 Folder 5 F, undated, 1927 March-1974 August, undated, 1927 March-1974 August


Box 6 Folder 6 G, undated, 1926 September-1928 August, 1945 November-1968 January, undated, 1926, 1945 November-1968 January


Box 6 Folder 7 H, undated, 1931 August-1974 April, undated, 1931 August-1974 April



Box 7 Folder 1 I through J, 1939 May-1974 February


Box 7 Folder 2 K, undated, 1929 July-1974 April, undated, 1929 July-1974 April


Box 7 Folder 3 L, undated, 1931 April-1961 December, undated, 1931 April-1961 December


Box 7 Folder 4 M, undated, 1928 February-1973 November, undated, 1928 February-1973 November


Box 7 Folder 5 N, undated, 1956 Septmber-1969 April, undated, 1956


Box 7 Folder 6 O, 1945 March-1969 March


Box 7 Folder 7 P, undated, 1941 March-1975 October, undated, 1941 March-1975 October


Publishers, 1947-1980


Box 7 Folder 8 A through Macy


Box 7 Folder 9 Martin through U



Box 8 Folder 1 Viking Press


Box 8 Folder 2 Rahv through Ransom, undated,1937-August-1957 October, undated


Box 8 Folder 3 Riesman through Rosenthal, undated, 1947 June-1975 June, undated, 1947 June-1975 June


Box 8 Folder 4 Rosenthal, 1923 July-1926 November


Box 8 Folder 5 Rosenthal through Rukeyser, 1927 January-1970 April



Box 9 Folder 1 S, 1927 November-1976 December


Box 9 Folder 2 T, 1938 November-1971 November


Box 9 Folder 3 Trilling, David, undated, 1926, undated, 1926


Box 9 Folder 4 Trilling, Diana to Trilling, Lionel, undated, 1929-1937, 1957, undated, 1929-1937, 1957


Box 9 Folder 5 Trilling, Fannie, 1953 August-1954 July, 1964 September-November, 1953, 1964 September-November


Box 9 Folder 6 Trilling, Harriet, undated, 1926 September-1927 May, undated, 1926 September-1927 May


Box 9 Folder 7 Trilling, Hyman to Trilling, David and Fannie, 1900-1901, 1919, 1900-1901, 1919


Box 9 Folder 8 Trilling, James, 1957 January


Box 9 Folder 9 Trilling, Lionel to Trilling, Diana, undated, 1928 October-1931 July, undated, 1928 October-1931 July


Box 9 Folder 10 Trilling, Lionel to Trilling, Diana, 1956 December-1962 May



Box 10 Folder 1 U through V, 1940 June-1962 September


Box 10 Folder 2 W though Z, 1929 October-1974 April


Subseries II.2: Chronological, 1925-1976

Letters held in Subseries 2 are similar in nature to those in Subseries 1. Correspondents include colleagues, publishers, personal friends, and students from Columbia University. Records concerning the Kenyon Institute, in particular the founding, the initial proposal, annual budget, and mission statement are found in January 1947. These letters are between Trilling, and fellow founders F.O. Matthieson and John Ransom. Many of the letters consist of requests to lecture at various academic institutions or to offer opinions of unpublished manuscripts. There are also letters from current and former students, many of whom were soldiers serving in Europe during World War II.


Box 10 Folder 3 Undated


Box 10 Folder 4 1925 March-1931 November


Box 10 Folder 5 1932 May-1937 December


Box 10 Folder 6 1938 January-1939 May



Box 11 Folder 1 1939 June-1940 December


Box 11 Folder 2 1941 January-1942 June


Box 11 Folder 3 1942 July-1943 June


Box 11 Folder 4 1943 July-December


Box 11 Folder 5 1944 January-August


Box 11 Folder 6 1944 September-1945 March



Box 12 Folder 1 1945 April-September


Box 12 Folder 2 1945 October-1946 March


Box 12 Folder 3 1946 April-September


Box 12 Folder 4 1946 October-1947 March


Box 12 Folder 5 1947 April-September



Box 13 Folder 1 1947 October-November


Box 13 Folder 2 1947 December-1948 February


Box 13 Folder 3 1948 March-April


Box 13 Folder 4 1948 May-September


Box 13 Folder 5 1948 October-1949 February



Box 14 Folder 1 1949 February-March


Box 14 Folder 2 1949 April-August


Box 14 Folder 3 1950 January-1951 September


Box 14 Folder 4 1951 October-1952 April


Box 14 Folder 5 1952 May-December



Box 15 Folder 1 1953 January-March


Box 15 Folder 2 1953 April-September


Box 15 Folder 3 1953 October-December


Box 15 Folder 4 1954 January-April


Box 15 Folder 5 1954 May-July


Box 15 Folder 6 1954 August-November



Box 16 Folder 1 1954 December-1955 January


Box 16 Folder 2 1955 February-March


Box 16 Folder 3 1955 April-May


Box 16 Folder 4 1955 June-August


Box 16 Folder 5 1955 September-October


Box 16 Folder 6 1955 November-December



Box 17 Folder 1 1956 January-February


Box 17 Folder 2 1956 March-April


Box 17 Folder 3 1956 May-July


Box 17 Folder 4 1956 August-October 19, 1956 August-October


Box 17 Folder 5 1956 October 20-November, 1956 October


Box 17 Folder 6 1956 December-1957 February



Box 18 Folder 1 1957 March-April


Box 18 Folder 2 1957 May-July


Box 18 Folder 3 1957 August-October


Box 18 Folder 4 1957 November-December


Box 18 Folder 5 1958 January-February


Box 18 Folder 6 1958 March-April



Box 19 Folder 1 1958 May-June


Box 19 Folder 2 1958 July-September


Box 19 Folder 3 1958 October-November 10, 1958 October-November


Box 19 Folder 4 1958 November 11-December, 1958 November


Box 19 Folder 5 1959 January-February


Box 19 Folder 6 1959 March-April



Box 20 Folder 1 1959 May-June


Box 20 Folder 2 1959 July-September


Box 20 Folder 3 1959 October-November


Box 20 Folder 4 1959 December-1960 January


Box 20 Folder 5 1960 February-April



Box 21 Folder 1 1960 May-August


Box 21 Folder 2 1960 September-November


Box 21 Folder 3 1960 December-1961 February


Box 21 Folder 4 1961 March-May


Box 21 Folder 5 1961 June-August



Box 22 Folder 1 1961 September-October


Box 22 Folder 2 1961 November-December


Box 22 Folder 3 1962 January-February


Box 22 Folder 4 1962 March-April


Box 22 Folder 5 1962 May-June


Box 22 Folder 6 1962 July-September



Box 23 Folder 1 1962 October-November


Box 23 Folder 2 1962 December-1963 January


Box 23 Folder 3 1963 February-March


Box 23 Folder 4 1963 April-May 21, 1963 April-May


Box 23 Folder 5 1963 May 22-July, 1963 May



Box 24 Folder 1 1963 August-October


Box 24 Folder 2 1963 November-December


Box 24 Folder 3 1964 January-February


Box 24 Folder 4 1964 March-April


Box 24 Folder 5 1964 May-June



Box 25 Folder 1 1964 July-October


Box 25 Folder 2 1964 November


Box 25 Folder 3 1964 December-1965 January


Box 25 Folder 4 1965 February-March


Box 25 Folder 5 1965 April-May


Box 25 Folder 6 1965 June-July



Box 26 Folder 1 1965 August-October


Box 26 Folder 2 1965 November-December


Box 26 Folder 3 1966 January-February


Box 26 Folder 4 1966 March-April


Box 26 Folder 5 1966 May-June



Box 27 Folder 1 1966 July-September


Box 27 Folder 2 1966 October-November


Box 27 Folder 3 1966 December-1967 March


Box 27 Folder 4 1967 April-June


Box 27 Folder 5 1967 July-September


Box 27 Folder 6 1967 October-November 12, 1967 October-November



Box 28 Folder 1 1967 November 14-1968 January 15


Box 28 Folder 2 1968 January 16-February, 1968 January


Box 28 Folder 3 1968 March-April


Box 28 Folder 4 1968 May-July


Box 28 Folder 5 1968 August-October


Box 28 Folder 6 1968 November-1969 January



Box 29 Folder 1 1969 February-April


Box 29 Folder 2 1969 May-October


Box 29 Folder 3 1969 November-1970 February


Box 29 Folder 4 1970 March-June


Box 29 Folder 5 1970 July-October



Box 30 Folder 1 1970 November-1971 January


Box 30 Folder 2 1971 February-March


Box 30 Folder 3 1971 April-June


Box 30 Folder 4 1971 July-September


Box 30 Folder 5 1971 October-December


Box 30 Folder 6 1972 January-February



Box 31 Folder 1 1972 March-May 14, 1972 March-May


Box 31 Folder 2 1972 May 15-July, 1972 May


Box 31 Folder 3 1972 August-November


Box 31 Folder 4 1972 December-1973 January


Box 31 Folder 5 1973 February-March


Box 31 Folder 6 1973 April-July



Box 32 Folder 1 1973 August-October


Box 32 Folder 2 1973 November-December


Box 32 Folder 3 1974 January-March 19, 1974 January-March


Box 32 Folder 4 1974 March 20-April, 1974 March


Box 32 Folder 5 1974 May-June


Box 32 Folder 6 1974 July-September



Box 33 Folder 1 1974 October-November


Box 33 Folder 2 1974 December-1975 January


Box 33 Folder 3 1975 February-March


Box 33 Folder 4 1975 April-May


Box 33 Folder 5 1975 June-August


Box 33 Folder 6 1975 September-1976 January

Series III: Writings, 1925-1975

This series is the second largest in the collection and contains Lionel Trilling's extensive writings. The texts span his entire career and cover a variety of intellectual, cultural, and personal subjects. Many of the texts have accompanying annotations written by Trilling. These notations illustrate his creative process and provide insight in the way he crafted his writing. The series has been arranged into three subseries based upon the original order of the papers. The subseries are: Manuscripts and Papers, Articles, and Reviews.


Subseries III.1: Manuscripts and Papers, 1931-1975

This subseries is composed of drafts of Lionel Trilling's longer writings, in the form of manuscripts, academic papers, lectures, and essays. In terms of manuscripts, there are drafts ofBeyond Culture, The Liberal Imagination, andSincerity and Authenticity. The Middle of the Journeyis present in many versions that are each substantially unique. Other papers held in this subseries include lectures given at numerous institutions such as the 92nd Street YMWHA and the Aspen Film Conference, as well as acceptance speeches for various honors received, afterwards and forewords to other individual's writings, essays concerning literary and cultural events and selected book reviews. These reviews have been maintained within the subseries rather than separated into Subseries 3 in order to preserve the original order. Some of the drafts have descriptive notes written by Diana Trilling in which she compares the text in its draft form to a later published or rewritten version.



Box 34 Folder 1 An Address to Jewish Students, undated


Box 34 Folder 2 Afterward to The Unpossessed by Tess Slesinger,, 1966


Box 34 Folder 3 "Aggression and Utopia: A Note on William Morris' News from Nowhere,", undated


Box 34 Folder 4 American Anthology, 1942 October


Box 34 Folder 5 "The Anti-Hero," (lecture at YMHA), undated


Box 34 Folder 6 "Anxious Exits: A Review of a Dance Recital,", undated


Box 34 Folder 7 "Art and Neurosis,", 1945


Box 34 Folder 8 "Art, Will and Necessity,", 1974


Box 34 Folder 9 "The Arts, The Artist, and Society," (Carnegie Tech Symposium), undated


Box 34 Folder 10 Aspen Film Conference Keynote Address, 1963 August 30


Box 34 Folder 11 Autobiographical Lecture, undated


Box 34 Folder 12 to 13 Beyond Culture , 1965



Box 35 Folder 1 Beyond Culture , 1965


Box 35 Folder 2 Birthday Ode, 1946


Box 35 Folder 3 "The Changing Myth of the Jew,", undated


Box 35 Folder 4 Class of 1925 Speech, 1966 May 3


Box 35 Folder 5 "Clio Pops in on Mr. Guedalla,", undated


Box 35 Folder 6 "Coeducation: The Amalgamation of Barnard and Columbia,", 1968


Box 35 Folder 7 "The Columbia Academic Community,", 1968


Box 35 Folder 8 Comment on Dr. Bernard Meyer's Paper on Joseph Conrad, 1962 December 12


Box 35 Folder 9 "Contemporary American Literature in Its Relation to Ideas,", 1949


Box 35 Folder 10 "Culture and the Little Magazine,", 1946


Box 35 Folder 11 "Dreiser and the Liberal Mind,", 1946 April


Box 35 Folder 12 "Dreiser, Parrington and Reality,", 1946


Box 35 Folder 13 E.M. Forster , 1964


Box 35 Folder 14 The Earthy Comedy: James Joyce, 1932 June 17


Box 35 Folder 15 Elements that Are Wanted, 1940


Box 35 Folder 16 Elliott E. Cohen, undated


Box 35 Folder 17 Essays (not proofread), undated, 1952-1953, undated, 1952-1953


The Experience of Literature


Box 35 Folder 18 General, 1963-1967


Box 35 Folder 19 Drama, 1964



Box 36 Folder 1 Fiction, 1964


Box 36 Folder 2 Poetry, 1964


Box 36 Folder 3 Scott Fitzgerald, 1945 August 25


Box 36 Folder 4 "The Fair Courts of Life: James Joyce in His Letters,", 1967-1974


Box 36 Folder 5 "Freud and the Crisis of Our Culture,", 1955


Box 36 Folder 6 "A Gathering of Fugitives," undated, 1955-1956, undated, 1955-1956


Box 36 Folder 7 "General Education and the American Preparatory System,", 1973 October-December


Box 36 Folder 8 Harvard University Acceptance Speech, 1962 June


Box 36 Folder 9 "The 'Image' of the University,", 1968


Box 36 Folder 10 "The Immortality Code,", 1941


Box 36 Folder 11 Introduction of Northrop Frye, 1963 November


Box 36 Folder 12 "Kipling,", 1943 October-1944 January


Box 36 Folder 13 "Liberal Anti-Communism Revisited,", 1967 May


The Liberal Imagination



Box 37 Folder 1 Foreword to a New Issue, 1974


Box 37 Folder 2 French Translation--Manuscript, undated


Box 37 Folder 3 French Translation--Notes and Revisions, undated


Box 37 Folder 4 to 5 Manuscript, 1949 December


Box 37 Folder 6 Preface to a New Issue, undated


Box 37 Folder 7 The Life and Work of Sigmund Freud (review), undated


Box 37 Folder 8 Literary Criticism: An Introductory Reader--Preface, 1970


Box 37 Folder 9 Literary Criticism: An Introductory Reader--Introduction, 1970


Box 37 Folder 10 "Literature and Intellect: A Note on Contemporary American Literature,", 1949


Box 37 Folder 11 "Little Dorrit,", 1952


Box 37 Folder 12 "The Meaning and Making of Leadership: A Community of the Elite,", undated


Box 37 Folder 13 Melville Cane, 1974


Box 37 Folder 14 Memoir, 1974


The Middle of the Journey



Box 38 Folder 1 General, 1947


Drafts


Box 38 Folder 2 One through Three, 1947


Box 38 Folder 3 Four and Five, 1947


Box 38 Folder 4 Six, 1947


Box 38 Folder 5 Seven, 1947


Box 38 Folder 6 Eight--Incomplete, 1947



Box 39 Folder 1 Nine, 1947


Box 39 Folder 2 to 3 Ten, 1947


Box 39 Folder 4 Eleven, 1947


Box 39 Folder 5 to 6 Twelve, 1947



Box 40 Folder 1 to 2 Thirteen, 1947


Box 40 Folder 3 Introduction to Later Edition, 1976


Box 40 Folder 4 "Milton Levy,", 1962 January 18


Box 40 Folder 5 "Mind in the Modern World,", 1972


Box 40 Folder 6 The Modern Element in Literature, undated


Box 40 Folder 7 Novel--Untitled, undated


Box 40 Folder 8 "The Novelist of the Divine: A Review of Kafka's The Castle,", 1965


Box 40 Folder 9 Of This Time, Of That Place --Drafts One and Two,, 1940



Box 41 Folder 1 Of This Time, Of That Place --Revised Versions,, undated


Box 41 Folder 2 "The Oliver Twist in the Party Line,", undated


Box 41 Folder 3 to 4 The Opposing Self --Manuscript,, 1957


Box 41 Folder 5 The Opposing Self --Notes and Gallery Proofs,, 1957


Box 41 Folder 6 "The Other Margaret,", undated


Box 41 Folder 7 "Our Hawthorne,", undated


Box 41 Folder 8 Oxford Anthology of English Literature, 1972


Box 41 Folder 9 Palm Coast Development Seminar, 1974 December


Box 41 Folder 10 "The Person of the Artist,", 1957 May 20



Box 42 Folder 1 Personal Memoir, 1975 September-October


Box 42 Folder 2 Perspectives U.S.A., 1952


Box 42 Folder 3 The Princess Casamassima: An Introductory Essay, 1948


Box 42 Folder 4 "The Progressive Psyche: A Review of Self-Analysis by Karen Horney,", 1942 September


Box 42 Folder 5 Prospectus of a Book on Matthew Arnold, 1931


Box 42 Folder 6 "Reality in America,", undated


Box 42 Folder 7 "A Recollection of Raymond Weaver,", undated


Box 42 Folder 8 "Reflections on a Lost Cause: English Literature and American Education,", undated


Box 42 Folder 9 Response to the Award of the Alexander Hamilton Medal, 1972


Box 42 Folder 10 Review of E.R. Wasserman's and R. Gitting's Books on Keats, 1953


Box 42 Folder 11 Richard Volney Chase, Jr., 1962 October 12


Box 42 Folder 12 Robert Warshaw, undated


Box 42 Folder 13 "The Scholar's Tale,", 1936


Box 42 Folder 14 "The Sense of the Past,", 1942 April 8


Box 42 Folder 15 "Sex and the Science: The Kinsey Report,", 1950


Box 42 Folder 16 Sherwood Anderson, undated


Sincerity and Authenticity


Box 42 Folder 18 Outline


Draft One, 1970


Box 42 Folder 19 Part I


Box 42 Folder 20 Part II



Box 43 Folder 1 Part III


Box 43 Folder 2 Part IV


Box 43 Folder 3 Part V


Box 43 Folder 4 Part VI


Box 43 Folder 5 Draft Two--Parts I through VI, 1970


Box 43 Folder 6 to 7 Final Draft--Parts I through VI, 1972 March



Box 54 Folder 9 Autograph Book, 1972 October



Box 44 Folder 1 "The Situation of the American Intellectual at the Present Time,", 1952-1953


Box 44 Folder 2 "A Speech on Robert Frost: A Cultural Episode,", 1959


Box 44 Folder 3 Swift Scholarship, 1970


Box 44 Folder 4 "Tacitus Now,", 1942


Box 44 Folder 5 "The Time of Life,", 1944


Box 44 Folder 6 Trinity College Address, 1955


Box 44 Folder 7 "Two Analyses of Sigmund Freud"--Review, 1947 December 14


Box 44 Folder 8 Van Doren, Mark--Award Speech, 1966 February


Box 44 Folder 9 Van Wyck Books: Scenes and Portraits--Review, 1953


Box 44 Folder 10 "Week of April 19,", 1936 April


Box 44 Folder 11 "Why We Read Jane Austen,", 1975


Box 44 Folder 12 William Wordsworth, 1970-1971


Subseries III.2: Articles and Essays, 1925-1974

Subseries 2 is comprised of shorter pieces of texts, some of which have been published in journals and magazines. Few of these exist in multiple draft form. This subseries is arranged by topic and includes articles on cultural and literary events, book reviews from journals such asThe New York Times Book Review, Partisan Review, andThe Nation, letters to the editor, and published essays that are organized by journal title. Some notable titles includeThe Griffin, a journal that was published by The Readers' Subscription a group whose board members were Trilling, W.H. Auden, and Jacques Barzun,Commentary, andMenorah Journal. Of interest is a small sample of Trilling's writings that were translated into other languages or published in other countries.


Box 44 Folder 13 General, 1938-1974


Articles


Box 44 Folder 14 Undated


Box 44 Folder 15 1930-1954


Box 44 Folder 16 1960-1975


Book Reviews


Box 44 Folder 17 General, 1930-1952


Box 44 Folder 18 Kenyon Review , 1940-1948



Box 45 Folder 1 The Menorah Journal , 1929-1931


Box 45 Folder 2 The Nation , 1930-1948


Box 45 Folder 3 The New Republic , 1930-1941


Box 45 Folder 4 New York Evening Post , 1927-1929


Box 45 Folder 5 The New York Times Book Review, 1948-1957, 1974, 1948-1957, 1974


Box 45 Folder 6 The New Yorker , 1949-1951


Box 45 Folder 7 PM's Weekly , 1941 March-June


Box 45 Folder 8 Partisan Review, undated, 1937-1938, 1948, undated, 1937-1938, 1948


Box 45 Folder 9 Introductions to Books, 1956-1962


Box 45 Folder 10 Letters to the Editor, undated, 1933, 1945, 1966-1972, 1933, 1945, 1966-1972


Printed Essays


Box 45 Folder 11 Commentary , 1949-1974


Box 45 Folder 12 Encounter , 1956-1965


Box 45 Folder 13 The Griffen , 1952-1959


Box 45 Folder 14 Horizon , 1947-1949


Box 45 Folder 15 Kenyon Review , 1940-1947


Box 45 Folder 16 Menorah Journal , 1925-1930


Box 45 Folder 17 Mid-Century , 1952-1962



Box 46 Folder 1 Morningside , undated


Box 46 Folder 2 The Nation, undated, 1930, 1942-1949, undated, 1930, 1942-1949


Box 46 Folder 3 The New Republic , 1943-1944


Box 46 Folder 4 Partisan Review, undated, 1938-1951, 1961, undated, 1938-1951, 1961


Box 46 Folder 5 Transcripts--"The Best Years,", 1962

(based onOf This Time, Of That Place)


Box 46 Folder 6 Transcripts--Edmund Wilson, 1973 July


Translations


Box 46 Folder 7 1940-1951


Box 46 Folder 8 1953-1954



Box 47 Folder 1 1956-1959


Box 47 Folder 2 1960-1974


Subseries III.3: Notes, 1952-1974

Notes used for lectures at Columbia University and other institutions are held in Subseries 3. These lecture notes are arranged by topic and cover subjects such as Russian and American Literature, Jane Austen, Rudyard Kiping, William Wordsworth and Keats. There are also a large number of notes Trilling used for his Comparative Literature Course. In addition, there are three card files holding topical notes on authors and literary works that Trilling often wrote about.


Box 47 Folder 3 American Literature, undated


Box 47 Folder 4 Austen, Jane, 1952-1957


Box 47 Folder 5 Byron, Lord George Gordon, 1963


Comparative Literature Course


Box 47 Folder 6 General, undated


Box 47 Folder 7 Conrad, Joseph, 1958-1962


Box 47 Folder 8 Frazer, James G., 1959-1961


Box 47 Folder 9 Freud, Sigmund, 1959


Box 47 Folder 10 Gide, André, undated


Box 47 Folder 11 Hemingway, Ernest, undated



Box 48 Folder 1 Joyce, James, 1959-1966


Box 48 Folder 2 Kafka, Franz, undated


Box 48 Folder 3 Lawrence, D.H., 1963-1964


Box 48 Folder 4 Mann, Thomas, 1958-1962


Box 48 Folder 5 Nietzsche, W., 1958-1963


Box 48 Folder 6 Shaw, George Bernard, 1962 November


Box 48 Folder 7 Thackeray, W.M., undated


Box 48 Folder 8 Yeats, William B., 1958-1963


Box 48 Folder 9 Contemporary American Literature Course, undated


Box 48 Folder 10 Dickens, Charles, 1952


Box 48 Folder 11 Endymion, undated


Box 48 Folder 12 Erikson, Erik, undated


Box 48 Folder 13 Freud, Sigmund and Jung, Carl Gustav, undated


Box 48 Folder 14 Huckleberry Finn, 1973



Box 49 Folder 1 Keats, John, undated


Box 49 Folder 2 Kipling, Rudyard, 1972


Box 49 Folder 3 Middlemarch ", undated


Box 49 Folder 4 Russian Literature, 1959 February


Box 49 Folder 5 Sartur Resartus, undated


Box 49 Folder 6 Scott, Sir Walter, undated


Box 49 Folder 7 Sincerity--Oxford University Lectures, undated


Box 49 Folder 8 Sincerity and Authenticity--Columbia University Seminar, undated


Box 49 Folder 9 Swift, Jonathon, 1958-1969


Box 49 Folder 10 Twain, Mark: Innocents Abroad, undated


Wordsworth, William


Box 49 Folder 11 General, 1962-1964


Box 49 Folder 12 Bibliographies, 1955-1974


Box 49 Folder 13 Lectures I through VII, undated


Box 49 Folder 14 Wuthering Heights , undated


Card Files



Box 50 American Authors


Box 50 Arendt, Hannah: On Revolution


Box 50 Austen, Jane


Box 50 Bibliographical Notes


Box 50 Cather, Willa


Box 50 Crane, Stephen


Box 50 Dreiser, Theodore


Box 50 Eliot, T.S.


Box 50 Freud, Sigmund


Box 50 Fuller, H.B.


Box 50 Huckleberry Finn


Box 50 James, Henry


Box 50 Karlinsky, Simon


Box 50 Keats, John


Box 50 Lederer, Emil


Box 50 Lewes, G.H.


Box 50 Robinson: The Freudian Left


Box 50 Rousseau, J.J.


Box 50 Sincerity and Authenticity


Box 50 Walzer: Revolution of the Saints


Box 50 Wharton, Edith


Box 50 Wordsworth, William


Box 50 Miscellaneous Authors and Subjects


Box 50 Swift Scholarship


Card Files



Box 51 Austen, Jane


Box 51 Conrad, Joseph


Box 51 Dostoevsky, Fyodor


Box 51 Eliot, T.S.


Box 51 Faulkner


Box 51 Gide, A.


Box 51 Joyce, James


Box 51 Kafka


Box 51 Keats, John


Box 51 Lawrence, D.H.


Box 51 Mann, T.


Box 51 Nietzsche


Box 51 Rousseau, J.J.


Box 51 Swift, J.


Box 51 Yeats, W.B.


Box 51 Modern Literature: Miscellaneous


Card Files



Box 52 Wordsworth

Series IV: Professional Work, 1926-1987

The records in Series IV document Trilling's professional career as a professor of Literature, a literary critic, and a commentator on the changing political and cultural landscape of the United States. Included in this series are accolades, such as honorary degrees, awards, and grants received as well as meeting minutes and notices from professional organizations that Trilling was a member of. Columbia University records, such as committee correspondence and reports, course syllabi and attendance lists. This series is arranged by topic.



Box 53 Folder 1 General, 1946-1952, 1965, 1946-1952, 1965


Box 53 Folder 2 Aspen Institute, 1963 August


Box 53 Folder 3 Awards, 1951, 1974, 1951, 1974


Box 53 Folder 4 BBC Radio Shows, 1972-1973


Box 53 Folder 5 The Century Association, 1959, 1974-1975, 1959, 1974-1975


Columbia University


Box 53 Folder 6 Administrative Records, undated, 1933, 1956, 1975, 1933, 1956, 1975


Box 53 Folder 7 Alexander Hamilton Medal, 1972 March


Box 53 Folder 8 Examinations, 1952, 1966, 1952, 1966


Box 53 Folder 9 Grade Books, undated, 1960-1968

[Restricted until 2040]


Box 53 Folder 10 Library, undated


Box 53 Folder 11 Printed Material, 1926, 1939-1941, 1976, 1926, 1939-1941, 1976


Box 53 Folder 12 Reference Letters, 1957-1975

[Restricted until 2037]


Box 53 Folder 13 Syllabi, 1966-1974


Box 53 Folder 14 Guggenheim Foundation, 1975


Box 53 Folder 15 Interviews, undated, 1974 January, undated, 1974 January


Box 53 Folder 16 Honorary Degrees, 1955-1974



Box 54 Folder 1 Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities, 1972


Box 54 Folder 2 Lionel Trilling Award, 1975-1976


Box 54 Folder 3 The Mid-Century Book Society, 1951-1963


Box 54 Folder 4 Posthumous Items, 1976-1977, 1986-1987, 1976-1977, 1986-1987


Box 54 Folder 5 Printed Material, undated, 1947-1976, undated, 1947-1976


Box 54 Folder 6 Visiting Scholar, 1972-1973


Box 54 Folder 7 Writings by Others, undated, 1944-1976, undated, 1944-1976

Series V: Photographs, 1905-1963

This small series holds photographs of Lionel Trilling, select friends, and several family members. Identified individuals include Lionel Trilling as both a youth and adult, his Uncle Hyman, his mother, Fannie Trilling, and Jacques Barzun. The majority of the family photographs were bequeathed to James Trilling and not included in the donation of this archive. For more photographs, please see the Diana Trilling Papers housed at the RBML at Columbia University.


Box 54 Folder 8 Photographs, undated, 1905, 1945, 1963, undated, 1905, 1945, 1963



Mapcase 14-L-1 Oversized Photographs, undated, 1915-1920, undated, 1915-1920

Series VI: Realia, 1905-1971

Series VI contains personal memorabilia such as the baby shoes of Lionel Trilling and his sister, Harriet Schwartz, as well as some academic medals that he won while at High School and The Alexander Hamilton Award that he was given from Columbia University



Box 55 Baby Shoe--Harriet Schwartz, 1910-1915


Box 55 Baby Shoes--Lionel Trilling, 1905


Medals


Box 55 The Alexander Hamilton Medal, 1971


Box 55 Clinton Club Short Story Contest, 1920 November


Box 55 DeWitt Clinton High School, 1920 June