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Eli Cantor papers, 1935-1985

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0190
Bib ID 4079656 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Cantor, Eli
Title Eli Cantor papers, 1935-1985
Physical Description 21.5 linear feet (46 boxes)
Language(s) English .
Access

This collection is 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.

"Brass Ring" correspondence in Box 1 and "Enemy in the Mirror" correspondence in Box 9 are closed.

Arrangement

Arrangement

Material is arranged into three series.

Description

Summary

Manuscripts, notes, correspondence, printed materials, and books. Ther collection contains typescript manuscripts with handwritten corrections of Cantor's novels"Enemy in the Mirror" (N.Y.: Crown Books, 1977) and "Love Letters" (N.Y.: Crown Books, 1980); printed works composed by Gallery 33 of the Composing Room, which Cantor headed from 196l to 1971; and articles by Cantor from various magazines, including "Esquire" and "Coronet". Also included are typescript manuscripts of "The Rite" (N.Y.: Zebra Books, 1979) and "The Nest" (N.Y.: Zebra Books, 1980), novels written by Cantor under the pseudonym Gregory A. Douglas. Series II of the collection contains 59 bound volumes of publications, edited by Cantor, from the "Research Institute of America", a New York based organization devoted to economic affairs

  • Series I: Manuscripts

    The collection contains typescript manuscripts with handwritten corrections of Cantor's novels, "Enemy in the Mirror" (N.Y.: Crown Books, 1977) and "Love Letters" (N.Y.: Crown Books, 1980); printed works composed by Gallery 33 of the Composing Room, which Cantor headed from 196l to 1971; and articles by Cantor from various magazines, including "Esquire" and "Coronet". Also included are typescript manuscripts of "The Rite" (N.Y.: Zebra Books, 1979) and "The Nest" (N.Y.: Zebra Books, 1980), novels written by Cantor under the pseudonym Gregory A. Douglas.

  • Series II: Printed Matter

  • Series III: Research Institute of America

    This series of the collection contains 59 bound volumes of publications, edited by Cantor, from the "Research Institute of America", a New York based organization devoted to economic affairs.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

This collection is 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.

"Brass Ring" correspondence in Box 1 and "Enemy in the Mirror" correspondence in Box 9 are closed.

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); Eli Cantor papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Ownership and Custodial History

Gift of Eli Cantor, 1984 & 1986.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Processed TC 08/--/1986.

Revision Description

2012-10-26 xml document instance created by Carrie Hintz

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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"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Articles Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Contracts Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
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Theses Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Authors Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Authors, American Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Economics Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Economists Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lawyers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Novelists Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Printers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Research Institute of America, inc Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

American author, lawyer& printer.

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Series I: Manuscripts

The collection contains typescript manuscripts with handwritten corrections of Cantor's novels, "Enemy in the Mirror" (N.Y.: Crown Books, 1977) and "Love Letters" (N.Y.: Crown Books, 1980); printed works composed by Gallery 33 of the Composing Room, which Cantor headed from 196l to 1971; and articles by Cantor from various magazines, including "Esquire" and "Coronet". Also included are typescript manuscripts of "The Rite" (N.Y.: Zebra Books, 1979) and "The Nest" (N.Y.: Zebra Books, 1980), novels written by Cantor under the pseudonym Gregory A. Douglas.



Box 1 "Black Market"(1942)


Box 1 Typescript (carbon)


Box 1 Related Material


Box 1 "Blue Bird of Happiness"--Typescript (photocopy)


The Brass Ring


1st Version (1980)


Box 1 Typescript with notes


Box 1 Related Correspondence



Box 2 2nd Version (1981-1982)--Typescript with notes


3rd Version (1982)


Box 2 Typescript



Box 3 Additional titlepage, etc.


4th Version (1982-1983)


Box 3 Typescript


Box 3 Outage


Box 3 Related Items



Box 4 5th Version (1983).


Box 4 Typescript


Box 4 Typescript with notes


Box 4 Flap-copy


Box 4 Miscellaneous notes



Box 5 6th Version (1985).Typescript


Box 5 7th Version (1985).Typescript



Box 6 Candy Store


Box 6 Version I (1945). Typescript


Box 6 Version II (1945) Typescript


Box 6 3rd version Typescript, 1948


Box 6 Working Draft


Box 6 Synopsis


Box 6 The Case of the Warrens (1943).--Typescript


Box 6 Cookbook Project


Box 6 "The Curving Road"(1945) Typescript



Box 7 Enemy in the Mirror


1st version (1971-1972)


Box 7 Typescript


Box 7 Typescript (photocopy)



Box 8 Notes


Box 8 Related Correspondence


Box 8 Articles and Clippings


2nd version (1972)


Box 8 Typescript



Box 9 Outage


Box 9 3rd version (1973)--typescript (carbon)


4th version (1974-1975)


Box 9 Typescript (folders 1-3)



Box 10 Typescript (folders 4-9)


Box 10 Typescript (photocopy)


Box 10 Notes and Clippings


Box 10 Notes and Revisions


Edited 4th version (1976)


Box 10 Typescript with corrections (folders 1-5)



Box 11 Typescript with corrections (folders 6-13)


5th version (1976)


Box 11 Typescript


Box 11 Photocopies



Box 12 Photocopies


6th version (1977)


Box 12 Typescript (l4 folders)


Production manuscript, (1977)


Box 12 Typescript



Box 13 Typescript (continued)


"Insurance" copy (1977)


Box 13 Typescript (l)-(l6)


Box 13 Notes and clippings



Box 14 The Golden Goblet


Box 14 1st version (1961).--Typescript


Box 14 New version (1962).--Typescript mimeo


Box 14 1st musical version (1972-1973).Typescript


2nd musical version (1978).


Box 14 Typescript


Box 14 Related correspondence


Box 14 3rd musical version (1978).-Typescript



Box 15 Love Letters


Author's Original (1978)


Box 15 Typescript


Box 15 Notes and Clippings


Box 15 2nd version (1978). Typescript.(photocopy)


Box 15 3rd version (1978).Typescript (l)-(6)



Box 16 4th version (1978).Typescript (l)-(7)


Box 16 5th version (1978).Typescript (l)-(8)



Box 17 Production manuscript. (1978).


Box 17 Typescript


Box 17 Uncorrected proof (1979)


Box 17 Film Contract


Box 17 Screenplay. 1st draft (1978).


Box 17 "The Methodology of Bergson and Spengler." (M.A. Philosophy thesis, N.Y.U.)



Box 18 The Nest


1st version (1979-1980)


Box 18 Typescript (l2 folders)


Box 18 Notes and revisions


Box 18 Research material


2nd version (1980)


Box 18 Typescript



Box 19 t.ms.(photocopy) (l)-(7)


Box 19 Photocopies


Box 19 Page Proofs, (l)-(5)



Box 20 The Rite


Draft (1973).


Box 20 Clippings and Notes


Box 20 Draft of first approach


Box 20 First approach (July 1973)


Box 20 typescript


Box 20 Notes


Box 20 Outage


Author's Original (1974)


Box 20 Typescript



Box 21 Typescript, continued


Box 21 Typescript


Box 21 Typescript (carbon)


Box 21 Notes, clippings & correspondence


3rd version (1975).


Box 21 Typescript



Box 22 Typescript, continued


Box 22 Outage


4th version (1975)


Box 22 Typescript


Box 22 Outage


Box 22 Revision of 4th version


Box 22 4th-5th revisions--Notes and clippings



Box 23 5th version (1977)


Box 23 Typescript


Box 23 Outage


6th version (1979)


Box 23 Typescript (photocopy) (folders l-3)



Box 24 Typescript, continued (photocopy) (folders 4-8)


Box 24 Out-takes


Box 24 Page-proofs


Box 24 Insert to Galleys


White Hat with Trumpets


Box 24 Typescript (carbon)


Box 24 Typescript with notes


Yes, There are Buffalo in Italy


Box 24 Typescript (mimeo) with notes


Box 24 Typescript (mimeo)


Box 24 Related items


Box 24 Miscellaneous Notes

Series II: Printed Matter



Box 25 "Adventure in the Morning." Story XIX, no. 92 (Nov-Dec


Box 25 "America 1975 The Corporation." Challenge 4 no. 7 (April 1956), 1975


Box 25 "Black Artists in Graphics." Ideal 10U


Box 25 "Corporations in Tomorrow's World." Management Review (June 1956)


Box 25 "Day of Days," Esquire (June I9U0)


Box 25 CGraphic AnnouncementsD Gallery 33 (The Composing Room)


Box 25 "Holiday Greetings." Ideal 94


Box 25 "Perils of the Typographic Market in 1972." Typographical Journal l6l, no. 1


Box 25 The Research Institute

(Articles in The Atlantic & the Saturday Review)


Box 25 "Songs for the Times, i-xiii." Poetry xlix, no. 1 (1936)


Box 25 "Take Me, Missus, Take Me." Accent (Winter


Box 25 "You Can Make Music." Coronet (December 1939)


Box 25 "You, The People." Coronet (November 1939)



Box 26 The Devils Pi. Illustrated by Milton Glaser. N.Y.: The Composing Room, 1967.


Box 26 Enemy in the Mirror. New York: Crown Publishers, 1977 (hardcover), 1977


Box 26 Enemy in the Mirror. New York: Zebra Books, 1977 (paperback), 1977


Box 26 Love Letters. New York: Crown Publishers, 1979. (hardcover)


Box 26 Love Letters. New York: Zebra Books, 1979 (paperback), 1979


[Gregory A. Douglas, pseud.]


Box 26 The Nest. N.Y.: Zebra Books, 1980. (paperback)


Box 26 The Rite. N.Y.: Zebra Books, 1979. (paperback)


Box 26 Typefaces. New York: The Composing Room, undated


Box 26 User's Guide to Phototypography. New York: The Composing Room.

Series III: Research Institute of America

This series of the collection contains 59 bound volumes of publications, edited by Cantor, from the "Research Institute of America", a New York based organization devoted to economic affairs.


Series III.1: Research Institute of America Files



Box 27 Analysis


Box 27 1942-1944

(includes special analysis of the American War Economy)



Box 28 1945-1956



Box 29 1957-1959


Box 29 Foreign Cables, 1945


Box 29 Research Institute Letters, 1945-1946


Research Institute Recommendations



Box 30 1951-1954



Box 31 1955-1959


Research Institute Reports


Box 31 1944



Box 32 1945-1947



Box 33 1948-1949



Box 34 1950-1955

(1951-1953 missing)



Box 35 1956-1959


Box 35 Research Institute Studies, 1954-1957


Box 35 Research Institute's Letter to Accountants, 1951-1952


Subseries III.2: Executive Membership


Executive Policy Letter



Box 36 1944-1948



Box 37 1949-1950



Box 38 1951-1952



Box 39 1953


Box 39 Policy Memoranda, 1944-1953


Reports


Box 39 1944



Box 40 1945-1946



Box 41 1946-1949



Box 42 1950-1951



Box 43 1952-1953


Staff Reports to Members



Box 44 1954-1955



Box 45 1956-1957



Box 46 1958-1960