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Caroline Schimmel collection of Truman Capote material, 1949-1988

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0191
Bib ID 4079658 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Capote, Truman, 1924-1984 ; Krementz, Jill
Title Caroline Schimmel collection of Truman Capote material, 1949-1988
Physical Description 5.5 linear feet (13 manuscript boxes and one oversized folder)
Language(s) English .
Access You will need to make an appointment in advance to use this collection material in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. You can schedule an appointment once you've submitted your request through your Special Collections Research Account.

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.

This collection has no restrictions.

Arrangement

Arrangement

Material is arranged in three series.

Description

Summary

Twelve books by Truman Capote in various printings and foreign language translations, ephemera relating to stage adaptations of some of his works, and books about Capote. Novels represented include "Breakfast at Tiffany's" and "In Cold Blood".

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

You will need to make an appointment in advance to use this collection material in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. You can schedule an appointment once you've submitted your request through your Special Collections Research Account.

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.

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); Truman Capote papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Related Materials

"A bridge of childhood: Truman Capote's southern years" by Marianne M. Moates (1st ed) was donated by Schimmel and cataloged individually: https://clio.columbia.edu/catalog/787500

Accruals

Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. Contact rbml@columbia.edu for more information.

Ownership and Custodial History

Gift of Caroline Schimmel, 1984-2022.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Schimmel, Caroline. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1988. Accession number--M-1988.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Processed JR 12/--/88.

12 boxes sent to ReCAP PL 08/30/2005.

Capote materials removed from the Stuart B. Schimmel collection of letters manuscripts and documents to box 13 here, 2022. kws

Revision Description

2009-06-26 File created.

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

2021-07-06 The collection was initially known as Schimmel/Capote, then as Truman Capote Ephemera Collection, and finally as Capote Papers.

2022-02-03 Title changed to Caroline Schimmel collection of Truman Capote materials. kws

Subject Headings

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