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Erik Barnouw papers, 1920-1990

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0079
Bib ID 4079647 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Barnouw, Erik, 1908-2001
Title Erik Barnouw papers, 1920-1990
Physical Description 21 linear feet (46 boxes)
Language(s) English .
Access

The following boxes are located off-site: Boxes 1B, 2-46. 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.

Arrangement

Arrangement

Selected materials cataloged; remainder arranged. Box 1-1A: Cataloged correspondence; Boxes 1B-29: 1974 gift; Box 30: 1979 gift; Box 31-37: 1984 gift; Box 38: 1985 & 1992 gifts; Boxes 39-40: 1993 gift; Boxes 41-46 Addition (Unprocessed).

Description

Summary

Correspondence, scripts, manuscripts, and reports regarding his activities in the American radio and film industries. Included are papers regarding projects for the United State Government, the Indian film industry, various television and radio networks, and private ventures. Also included is material regarding the Center for Mass Communications of Columbia University, in which Barnouw figured prominently and files for the books he has written.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

The following boxes are located off-site: Boxes 1B, 2-46. 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.

Preferred Citation

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

Alternate Form Available

Peal S. Buck letter is also on: microfilm.

W.H. Auden letters are also on: microfilm.

Ownership and Custodial History

Gift of Erik Barnouw, 1974, 1979, 1984, 1985, 1992& 1993.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Processed HR 04/--/85.

Papers Processed HR 01/28/93.

Papers Processed HR 01/29/93.

Revision Description

2009-07-07 File created.

2012-03-28 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

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Articles Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Interviews Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lectures Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Proofs (printed matter) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Scripts (documents) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Albert, Eddie Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Alperovitz, Gar Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Auden, W. H. (Wystan Hugh), 1907-1973 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Authors Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Baldwin, Roger N (Roger Nash), 1884-1981 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bergman, Ingrid, 1915-1982 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bernays, Edward L., 1891-1995 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bertelli, Gian Carlo Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Braudy, Leo Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Buck, Pearl S (Pearl Sydenstricker), 1892-1973 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Chayefsky, Paddy, 1923-1981 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
College teachers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Columbia University. Press. Center for Mass Communication Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Cooney, Joan Ganz Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Corwin, Norman, 1910-2011 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Denison, Merrill, 1893-1975 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Documentary films Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Douglas, William O (William Orville), 1898-1980 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Editors Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Flaherty, Frances Hubbard Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Flaherty, Robert Joseph, 1884-1951 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Fontanne, Lynn Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Friendly, Fred W. Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Graff, Henry F (Henry Franklin), 1921- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Horgan, Paul, 1903-1995 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Iwasaki, Akira, 1903-1981 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Jessup, Philip C (Philip Caryl), 1897-1986 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Kagan, Norman Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Krishnaswamy, S. (Subrahmanyam) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Laflin, Louis Ellsworth, 1898- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lasker, Mary Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Leyda, Jay, 1910-1988 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lorentz, Pare Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lurtsema, Robert J. Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
MacLeish, Archibald, 1892-1982 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Malamud, Bernard Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Manvell, Roger, 1909-1987 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Mareth, Paul D Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Medina, Harold R (Harold Raymond), 1888-1990 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Mekas, Jonas, 1922- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Merriam, Eve, 1916-1992 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Merton, Robert King, 1910-2003 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Motion picture industry -- India Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Motion picture industry -- United States Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Nash, Ogden, 1902-1971 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Olivier, Laurence, 1907-1989 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Postman, Neil Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Radio Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Ray, Satyajit, 1921-1992 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Riefenstahl, Leni Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Robeson, Eslanda Goode, 1896-1965 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Roud, Richard Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Rubbo, Michael Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Solomon, Rosalind, 1930- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Stirling, Nora B., 1900- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Stone, Idella Purnell, 1901- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Suid, Lawrence H., 1938- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Swing, Raymond, 1887-1968 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Television Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Thant, U, 1909-1974 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Thapar, Raj Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Thapar, Romesh Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Thomson, Virgil, 1896-1989 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Van Dyke, Willard Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Wilkins, Roy, 1901-1981 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Wright, Basil Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Professor of Dramatic Arts at Columbia University, author, and editor.

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Series I. Cataloged Correspondence



Box 1 Albert, Eddie


Box 1 Alperovitz, Gar


Box 1 Auden, W. H.

(Correspondence is also available on microfilm# 91-2095)


Box 1 Baldwin, Roger N.


Box 1 Bergman, Ingrid


Box 1 Bernays, Edward L.


Box 1 Bertelli, Gian Carlo


Box 1 Braudy, Leo


Box 1 Buck, Pearl S.

(Correspondence is also available on microfilm# 91-2094-2)


Box 1 Chayefsky, Paddy


Box 1 Cooney, Joan Ganz


Box 1 Corwin, Norman


Box 1 Denison, Merrill


Box 1 Douglas, William 0.


Box 1 Flaherty, Frances H


Box 1 Fontanne, Lynne


Box 1 Friendley, Fred W.


Box 1 Graff, Henry F.


Box 1 Horgan, Paul


Box 1 Hughes, Harcher



Box 1A Iwasaki, Akira


Box 1A Jessup, Philip C.


Box 1A Kagan, Norman


Box 1A Kirkus, Virginia


Box 1A Krishnaswamy, S.


Box 1A Laflin, Louis E.


Box 1A Lasker, Mary


Box 1A Leyda, Jay


Box 1A Lorentz, Pare


Box 1A Lurtsema, Robert J.


Box 1A MacLeish, Archibald


Box 1A Malamud, Bernard


Box 1A Manvell, Roger


Box 1A Mareth, Paul D.


Box 1A Medina, Harold R.


Box 1A Mekas, Jonas


Box 1A Merriam, Eve


Box 1A Merton, Robert


Box 1A Nash, Ogden


Box 1A Olivier, Laurence


Box 1A Postman, Neil


Box 1A Ray, Satyajit


Box 1A Riefenstahl, Leni


Box 1A Robeson, Eslands G.


Box 1A Roud, Rlchard


Box 1A Rubbo, Michael


Box 1A Shaw, Sir Run Run


Box 1A Solomon, Rosalind


Box 1A Stirling, Nora B.


Box 1A Stone, Idella P.


Box 1A Suid, Lawrence H.


Box 1A Swing, Raymond


Box 1A Thant, U


Box 1A Thapar, Romesh & Raj


Box 1A Thomson, Virgil


Box 1A Turteltaub, Saul


Box 1A Van Dyke, Willard


Box 1A Wilkins, Roy


Box 1A Wright, Basil

Series II. 1974 Gift, 1974



Box 1B U.S. War Department Materials


Box 1B Indian Film Industry



Box 2 Constitutional Law Series (NET)



Box 3 Constitutional Law Series (NET)



Box 4 Constitutional Law Series (NET)



Box 5 Constitutional Law Series (NET)



Box 6 Theatre Guild Scripts (radio and television)

(Theatre Guild on the Air, radio, sponsored by U.S. Steel U.S. Steel Hour, television, produced by Theatre Guild)



Box 7 Theatre Guild Scripts (radio and television)

(Theatre Guild on the Air, radio, sponsored by U.S. Steel U.S. Steel Hour, television, produced by Theatre Guild)



Box 8 Theatre Guild Scripts (radio and television)

(Theatre Guild on the Air, radio, sponsored by U.S. Steel U.S. Steel Hour, television, produced by Theatre Guild)



Box 9 Theatre Guild Scripts (radio and television)

(Theatre Guild on the Air, radio, sponsored by U.S. Steel U.S. Steel Hour, television, produced by Theatre Guild)



Box 10 Public Health and Welfare Projects



Box 11 Public Health and Welfare Projects



Box 12 Radio scripts, 1920-1950



Box 13 Radio Commentaries


Box 13 Miscellaneous Scripts


Box 13 "American Radio: 1927 A Research Study of One Year of Radio", 1927



Box 14 Representative television scripts by various writers, 1940-present



Box 15 Representative television scripts by various writers, 1940-present



Box 16 Representative television scripts by various writers, 1940-present



Box 17 Documentary film scripts and related material from various countries



Box 18 Documentary film scripts and related material from various countries



Box 19 Manuscripts and related correspondence regarding Barnouw's three volume work, History of Broadcasting in the United States



Box 20 Manuscripts and related correspondence regarding Barnouw's three volume work, History of Broadcasting in the United States



Box 21 Manuscripts and related correspondence regarding Barnouw's three volume work, History of Broadcasting in the United States



Box 22 Scripts (radio, television, and film) by Barnouw, 1930-1960s



Box 23 Scripts (radio, television, and film) by Barnouw, 1930-1960s



Box 24 Scripts (radio, television, and film) by Barnouw, 1930-1960s



Box 25 Scripts (radio, television, and film) by Barnouw, 1930-1960s



Box 26 Books Inscribed to Barnouw



Box 27 Documentary: A History of the Non-Fiction Film--Typescript



Box 28 Tube of Plenty--Typescript and Proofs



Box 29 Tube of Plenty--Typescript and Proofs

Series III. 1979 Gift, 1979



Box 30 Hiroshima-Nagasaki 1945--Correspondence and material related to the film

Series III. 1984 Gift, 1984



Box 31 Documentary: A History of the Non-Fiction Film (Oxford University Press, 1984)--Correspondence and other related materials,, 1970-1983



Box 32 Handbook of radio production (Little, Brown & Co., 1949).


Box 32 Handbook of radio writing (Little, Brown & Co., 1939)--Correspondence & other related materials,, 1939-1959


Box 32 A History of Broadcasting in the United States (Oxford University Press): A tower in Babel (1966); The golden web (1968); and The image empire (1970)-- Correspondence & other related materials,, 1939-1983



Box 33 Indian Film, Revised edition by E. Barnouw & S. Krishnaswamy (Columbia University Press, 1980)--Correspondence, Manuscripts, proofs, & other related materials, 1977-1982.



Box 34 Lectures, articles, & interviews, 1976-1980


Box 34 Library of Congress: Chief of Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division & Various Consultancies--Correspondence & other related materials,, 1975-1983



Box 35 The Magician and the Cinema (Oxford University Press, 198l)--Correspondence, manuscript, proofs, & other related materials,, 1977-1983


Box 35 National Educational Television. "Mr. Secretary" & other proposals. Correspondence, scripts, & other related materials, 1958-1963.



Box 36 "Problems of Democracy" (.Center for Mass Communications). Correspondence, scripts, & other related materials,, 1960-1961


Box 36 Radio Scripts--Correspondence & scripts, 1935-1951


Box 36 Robert Flaherty Film Seminar (1982)--Correspondence & other related materials,, 1981-1982


The Sponsor (Oxford University Press, 1978)


Box 36 Correspondence & Other related materials, 1974-1977



Box 37 Correspondence, manuscripts, proofs, & other related materials,, 1977-1979

Series V. 1985 and 1992 Gifts


Subseries V.1. 1985 Gift



Box 38 Radio drama in action. (Farrar & Rinehart, 1945)

("Includes revealing autobiographical notes by a number of different writers, most of whom were little known at the time, Manv later became celebrated in other media, but were, in the early 1940s mainly concerned with radio...Other contributors to the anthology were writers prominent in other media but occasionally drawn to radio, especially during World War II...The anthology was reprinted several times, remaining in print until the late 1950s and widely used in College and university courses."- Erik Barnouw)

These are photocopies of original manuscripts held by the State Historical Society of Wisconsin.


Box 38 General correspondence, 1942, 1944, 1942, 1944


Box 38 Farrar & Rinehart, publishers, 1945-1947


Box 38 Foreign editions, royalties, 1947


Box 38 Benet, Stephen Vincent


Box 38 Buck, Pearl S.


Box 38 Chevigny, Hector


Box 38 Corwin, Norman


Box 38 Dryer, Bernard


Box 38 Gottlieb, Joseph


Box 38 Hughes, Langston


Box 38 Kleiner, Harry


Box 38 Lampell, Mi Hard


Box 38 Laurents, Arthur


Box 38 Lawrence, Jimmy


Box 38 Lomax, Alan


Box 38 Lyon, Peter


Box 38 MacDougall, Ranald


Box 38 Marquis, Arnold


Box 38 Michael, Sandra


Box 38 Miller, Arthur


Box 38 Mulvey, Timothy (Father)


Box 38 Oboler, Arch


Box 38 Ottley, Roi


Box 38 Robson, William


Box 38 Rosten, Norman


Box 38 Welles, Orson


Box 38 Wishengrad, Morton


Box 38 Miscellaneous: Playwrights whose works were omitted. Also, one copy of the printed book.


Subseries V.2. 1992 Gift, 1992


Box 38 Miscellaneous correspondence and documents, 1927-1989

Series VI. 1993 Gift, 1993


International Encyclopedia of Communications

(Per E. Barnouw, these files "are from my personal files as editor-in-chief of the encyclopedia. The official files are at the Annenberg School of Communications, University of Pennsylvania. The 4-vol encyclopedia was published by Oxford University Press in 1989.")



Box 39 Genesis and funding of the project, 1982-83


Box 39 Organization, contracts, progress report, 1983-84


Box 39 Editorial correspondence, 1985-88


Box 39 Hiroshima-Nagasaki, 1945

(Per E. Barnouw, "Supplementing the original Hiroshima-Nagasaki file, this file records continuing reactions to the film, 1973-88; the evolution of various articles about the film in journals; and of the video The Case of the A-Bomb Footage.")



Box 40 Fable Safe--File on the evolution and history of this controversial film on the arms race,, 1972-1989


Box 40 US-USSR Projects

(Organization and history of (a) the 1989 Glasnost Film Festival tour of USA; (b) the 1990 Flaherty Film Seminar in Riga, Latvia, and follow-up visits to USSR documentary studios; and (c) the 1990 USSR tour of the American Showcase (d) Documents supplementing these, including the final Showcase report)


Box 40 Tube of Plenty, 1971-1986

(Evolution of the one-volume condensation and updating of the 3-volume History of Broadcasting in the United States (A Tower in Babel, The Golden Web, and The Image Empire).)