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Ruth Nanda Anshen papers, 1938-1986

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0035
Bib ID 4079643 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Anshen, Ruth Nanda ; Columbia University. Press ; Harcourt, Brace & World ; Harper & Brothers ; Harper & Row, Publishers ; Pocket Books ; World Publishing Company
Title Ruth Nanda Anshen papers, 1938-1986
Physical Description 16.8 linear feet (40 document boxes)
Language(s) Material is in English.
Access

The following boxes are located off-site: Boxes 6-40. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at least two business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

This collection has no restrictions.

Arrangement

Arrangement

Selected materials cataloged; remainder arranged. This collection is divided into three series: Series I. Cataloged Correspondence; Series II. Uncataloged Files Subseries II.1. Alphabetical Files; Subseries II.2. Alphabetical Files; Subseries II.3. Ruth Nanda Anshen; Series III. Books from Anshen's Library

Description

Summary

Correspondence with many well known authors and scientists, correspondence with publishers, contracts, and other materials dealing with the many series of books which she has organized. Dr Anshen has edited over one hundred works in fields ranging from physics and biology to philosophy, education, psychology, and esthetics. Her series - WORLD PERSPECTIVES (Harper), RELIGIOUS PERSPECTIVES (Harper), CREDO PERSPECTIVES (Pocket Books/Simon & Schuster), THE SCIENCE OF CULTURE SERIES (Harcourt, Brace), PERSPECTIVES IN HUMANISM (World Pub. Co.), and THE TREE OF LIFE SERIES - have been concerned with new trends in scientific thought and the mutual intelligibility of the various arts and sciences. A new series, CONVERGENCE (Columbia University Press), was started in 1981 dealing with ideas that changed, or that are changing the world. Books from the various series are also included. There is also personal material of Dr Anshen and her family.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

The following boxes are located off-site: Boxes 6-40. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at least two 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.

Preferred Citation

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

Alternate Form Available

Benedetto Croce letters are on: microfilm.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Processed HR 07/12/90.

Revision Description

2009-07-07 File created.

2012-02-02 XML document instance created by Catherine C. Ricciardi

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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"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Authors, American Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Contracts Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Adams, James Truslow, 1878-1949 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Aesthetics Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Barth, Karl, 1886-1968 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Barzun, Jacques, 1907-2012 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Beard, Charles A (Charles Austin), 1874-1948 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Biology Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Boas, Franz, 1858-1942 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Carnap, Rudolf, 1891-1970 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Carson, Rachel, 1907-1964 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Cary, Joyce, 1888-1957 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Chomsky, Noam Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Clark, John Maurice, 1884-1963 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Clark, Kenneth, 1903-1983 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Conant, James Bryant, 1893-1978 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Copland, Aaron, 1900-1990 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Costikyan, Edward N., 1924-2012 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Cousins, Norman Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Croce, Benedetto, 1866-1952 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Dewey, John, 1859-1952 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Douglas, William O (William Orville), 1898-1980 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Editors Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Flexner, Abraham, 1866-1959 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Frankfurter, Felix, 1882-1965 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Freud, Anna, 1895-1982 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Freud, Sigmund, 1856-1939 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Fromm, Erich, 1900-1980 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Gilson, Etienne, 1884-1978 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Goodman, Paul, 1911-1972 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Gropius, Walter, 1883-1969 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Gutmann, James Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Howe, Irving Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Huxley, Aldous, 1894-1963 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Huxley, Julian, 1887-1975 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Ickes, Harold L (Harold LeClair), 1874-1952 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Jaspers, Karl, 1883-1969 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Jessup, Philip C (Philip Caryl), 1897-1986 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Küng, Hans, 1928- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lévi-Strauss, Claude Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lorenz, Konrad Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lovell, Bernard, 1913-2012 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
MacLeish, Archibald, 1892-1982 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Malraux, André, 1901-1976 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Mann, Thomas, 1875-1955 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Maritain, Jacques, 1882-1973 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
McCarthy, Eugene J., 1916-2005 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
McLuhan, Marshall, 1911-1980 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Mead, Margaret, 1901-1978 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Mitchell, Wesley C (Wesley Clair), 1874-1948 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Mumford, Lewis, 1895-1990 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Nevins, Allan, 1890-1971 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Niebuhr, Reinhold, 1892-1971 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Pauling, Linus, 1901-1994 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Philosophy Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Physics Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Piaget, Jean, 1896-1980 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Rabi, I. I (Isidor Isaac), 1898-1988 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Russell, Bertrand, 1872-1970 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Salk, Jonas, 1914-1995 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Sartre, Jean-Paul, 1905-1980 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Schapiro, Meyer, 1904-1996 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Taylor, Telford Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Tillich, Paul, 1886-1965 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Trevor-Roper, H. R (Hugh Redwald), 1914-2003 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Undset, Sigrid, 1882-1949 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Wertheimer, Max, 1880-1943 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

History

Ruth Nanda Anshen (1900-2003) was a philosopher, author, and editor.

In 1958, she established the Anshen-Columbia University Seminars on the Nature of Man, which attracted prominent scientists, theologians, writers, artists, world leaders and philosophers.

Dr. Anshen edited over one hundred works in fields ranging from physics and biology to philosophy, education, psychology, and esthetics, and wrote many books herself, includingThe Anatomy of Evil, Biography of An Idea, Morals Equals MannersandThe Mystery of Consciousness: A Prescription for Human Survival.Her series -Convergence(Columbia University Press), World Perspectives(Harper),Religious Perspectives(Harper),Credo Perspectives(Pocket Books/Simon & Schuster),The Science of Cultures(Harcourt, Brace), Perspectives in Humanism(World Pub. Co.), andThe Tree of Life - were concerned with new trends in scientific thought and the mutual intelligibility of the various arts and sciences.