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Columbia University Institute of Arts and Sciences Correspondence, 1930-1945

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Call No.: MS#0259
Bib ID 4079667 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Columbia University. Institute of Arts and Sciences
Title Columbia University Institute of Arts and Sciences Correspondence, 1930-1945
Physical Description 1 linear feet (242 items in 2 boxes)
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 on-site.

The original copy of the Pearl Buck sketch is missing; it appears that the item was not properly refiled after microfilming in 1991. The item is available on microfilm.

Arrangement

Arrangement

Selected materials cataloged; remainder listed.

Description

Scope and Contents

A collection of letters addressed to Russell Potter, Director of the Institute of Arts & Sciences, relating to speaking engagerents and conferences. The correspondence, dated 1930-1945, includes letters from Gertrude Stein, Robert Frost, Edna Ferber, Al Smith, Henry Wallace, Anthony Eden, and Harold Laski. Some of the letters are of a personal nature.

There are also over 130 sketches by Lucie Ruth Kraft (1891- ) of lecturers as they appeared at the Institute. Many of these sketches were autographed by the subjects. Also included are a copy of "the Handbook" copies of "The Institute Program" 1934-1940 and a Playbill for a production of works by Cornelia Otis Skinner. The typescript notes of Walter H. McKay for the 22nd session are also included in the collection.

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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 on-site.

The original copy of the Pearl Buck sketch is missing; it appears that the item was not properly refiled after microfilming in 1991. The item is available on microfilm.

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.

Accruals

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

Alternate Form Available

Item related to Pearl S. Buck is available on microfilm. See MN# 91-2094-2.

Ownership and Custodial History

Gift of the Institute, 1945.

Gift of Emma S. Stecher, 1982.

Transfered from Columbiana, 1986.

Gift of Beulah B. McKay, 1990.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Institute of Arts and Science. Method of acquisition--Gift, 1945; Date of acquisition--1945. Accession number--M-1945.

Source of acquisition--Stecher, Mrs. Emma. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1982. Accession number--M-1982.

Source of acquisition--Columbiana. Method of acquisition--Transfered, 1986; Date of acquisition--1986. Accession number--M-1986.

Source of acquisition--McKay, Mrs. Beulah B.. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1990.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Entered in AMC HR rev 2/82 08/29/90.

Entered in AMC 08/29/90.

Eneted in AMC 08/29/90.

Revision Description

2020-10-06 EAD document created by CCR, and note on Pearl Buck item was added to this document.

Subject Headings

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Ferber, Edna, 1887-1968 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Frost, Robert, 1874-1963 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Smith, Alfred Emanuel, 1873-1944 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Stein, Gertrude, 1874-1946 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

The Institute was the non-academic division of the University Extension at Columbia University from 1913 to 1957, and its scope included single lectures and short series of lectures on general subjects. The Institute was established to provide evening education for adults wishing to keep abreast of current thought among the arts.

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Series I: Cataloged Correspondence



Box 1 Anderson, Maxwell


Box 1 Angell, Norman


Box 1 Babin, Victor


Box 1 Bairnsfather, Bruce


Box 1 Bakeless, John


Box 1 Baker, Newton D.


Box 1 Benoit-Lévy, Jean


Box 1 Binyon, Laurence


Box 1 Bottome, Phyllis


Box 1 Byrnes, James F.


Box 1 Cram, Ralph Adams


Box 1 Craske, Leonard


Box 1 Davis, Elmer


Box 1 Davis, William H.


Box 1 Dean, Vera Micheles


Box 1 Dewey, Thomas E.


Box 1 Drum, H. A.


Box 1 Duranty, Walter


Box 1 Eden, Anthony F. (Earl of Avon)


Box 1 Farley, James A.


Box 1 Ferber, Edna


Box 1 Fielding, Anne


Box 1 Fosdick, Harry Emerson


Box 1 Frost, Robert


Box 1 Gerard, James W.


Box 1 Haldane, John Burdon S.


Box 1 Halifax, Edward Frederick L. W., Earl of


Box 1 Kirkpatrick, Helen P.


Box 1 Langmuir, Irving


Box 1 Lanux, Pierre de


Box 1 Laski, Harold J.


Box 1 Lewis, Sinclair


Box 1 Litvinoff, Maxim


Box 1 Lovette, Leland P.


Box 1 McCormick, Anne O'Hare


Box 1 McNutt, Paul V.


Box 1 Morgenstierne, Wilhelm T. M.


Box 1 Morley, Christopher


Box 1 Mumford, Lewis


Box 1 Paderwski, Ignacy Jan


Box 1 Perkins, Frances


Box 1 Riegger, Wallingford


Box 1 Roosevelt, Eleanor


Box 1 Roth, Feri


Box 1 Ruml, Beardsley


Box 1 Sayre, Francis B.


Box 1 Seabury, Samuel


Box 1 Syfet, Joseph


Box 1 Shapley, Harlow


Box 1 Skinner, Cornelia


Box 1 Smith, Alfred E.


Box 1 Smith, Harold D.


Box 1 Spalding, Albert


Box 1 Stassen, Harrold E.


Box 1 Stein, Gertrude


Box 1 Stout, Rex


Box 1 Sultberger, Arthur Hays


Box 1 Tao-Ming, Wei


Box 1 Tolkas, Alice B.


Box 1 Wallace, Henry A.


Box 1 Weidman, Charles


Box 1 Wickersham, C. W.


Box 1 Wilkie, Wendell L.


Box 1 Wolfe, Thomas


Box 1 Woollcott, Alexander


Box 1 Young, Oven D.

Series II: Sketches of Lecturers by Lucie Ruth Kraft



Box 2 Agar, Herbert Sebastian

Sketch is autographed by the subject.


Box 2 Anderson, Sherwood

Sketch is autographed by the subject. Item has been separately cataloged and is listed in the Ms/Doc catalog.


Box 2 Angell, Sir Norman

Sketch is autographed by the subject.


Box 2 Anspacher, Louis Kaufman, 3 items

Sketch is autographed by the subject.


Box 2 Auslander, Joseph, 3 items

Sketch is autographed by the subject.


Box 2 Barnett, David

Sketch is autographed by the subject.


Box 2 Barnouw, Adriaan Jacob, 2 items

Sketch is autographed by the subject.


Box 2 Barrett, Samuel Alfred


Box 2 Benét, Stephen Vincent


Box 2 Bentley, Phyllis Eleanor


Box 2 Bohn, Frank, 2 items

Sketch is autographed by the subject.


Box 2 Bouton, Stephen Miles

Sketch is autographed by the subject.


Box 2 Brailsford, Henry Noel, 2 items

Sketch is autographed by the subject.


Box 2 Brittain, Vera


Box 2 Brown, John Mason, 4 items

Sketch is autographed by the subject.


Box 2 Buck, Pearl Sydenstricker

Original copy is missing; it appears that the item was not properly refiled after microfilming in 1991.

Item is available on microfilm. See MN# 91-2094-2. Sketch is autographed by the subject. Item has been separately cataloged and is listed in the Ms/Doc catalog.


Box 2 Chase, Harry Woodburn


Box 2 Cooper, Courtney Ryley

Sketch is autographed by the subject.


Box 2 Craven, Thomas

Sketch is autographed by the subject.


Box 2 Dafoe, John Wesley


Box 2 Dane, Clemence [Winifred Ashton] ?


Box 2 Datta, Surendra Kumar

Sketch is autographed by the subject.


Box 2 DeMille, William Churchill

Sketch is autographed by the subject.


Box 2 Dobrée, Bonamy

Sketch is autographed by the subject.


Box 2 Dugmore, A. Radclyffe ?


Box 2 Dunlap, Knight

Sketch is autographed by the subject.


Box 2 Eastman, Max Forrester


Box 2 Enders, Gordon B.

Sketch is autographed by the subject.


Box 2 Erskine, John

Sketch is autographed by the subject.


Box 2 Essary, Jesse Frederick

Sketch is autographed by the subject.


Box 2 Fadiman, Clifton

Sketch is autographed by the subject.


Box 2 Faÿ, Bernard


Box 2 Fisher, Anne B.

Sketch is autographed by the subject.


Box 2 Flynn, John Thomas

Sketch is autographed by the subject.


Box 2 Franz, Dalies


Box 2 Freuchen, Peter, 2 items


Box 2 Frost, Robert, 2 items


Box 2 Gruber, Ruth

Sketch is autographed by the subject.


Box 2 Haggard, Howard Wilcox

Sketch is autographed by the subject.


Box 2 Haldane, John Burdon Sanderson, 2 items


Box 2 Harlow, Alvin Fay


Box 2 Heiser, Victor George

Sketch is autographed by the subject.


Box 2 High, Stanley Hoflund, 2 items

Sketch is autographed by the subject.


Box 2 Hindus, Maurice Gerschon

Sketch is autographed by the subject.


Box 2 Huddleston, Sisley, 2 items


Box 2 Kelsey, Vera

See Anne B. Fisher, both sketches are on one page. Sketch is autographed by the subject.


Box 2 Kent, Rockwell

Sketch is autographed by the subject. Item has been separately cataloged and is listed in the Ms/Doc catalog.


Box 2 La Follette, Suzanne


Box 2 Laher, Richard

Sketch is autographed by the subject.


Box 2 Langrauir, Irving, 2 items


Box 2 Leighton, Clare

Identified as "Mrs. Brailsford"


Box 2 Lie, Jonas

Sketch is autographed by the subject.


Box 2 L…, William H.P.

Sketch is autographed by the subject.


Box 2 Mason, Daniel Gregory and Herbert Dittler


Box 2 MacCarthy, Sir Desmond

Sketch is autographed by the subject.


Box 2 Marcosson, Isaac Frederick

Sketch is autographed by the subject.


Box 2 Markham, Edwin Charles


Box 2 Meyers, Cecil Kenneth

Sketch is autographed by the subject.


Box 2 Miller, Caroline

Sketch is autographed by the subject.


Box 2 Milton, George Fort

Sketch is autographed by the subject.


Box 2 Montague, William Pepperell, 2 items


Box 2 Moore, Douglas Stuart

Sketch is autographed by the subject. Item has been separately cataloged and is listed in the Ms/Doc catalog.


Box 2 Morley, Christopher Darlington


Box 2 Morley, Edmund Robert Parker, 4th Earl of

Sketch is autographed by the subject.


Box 2 Mulholland, John

Sketch is autographed by the subject.


Box 2 Murry, John Middleton


Box 2 Nijinsky, Romola

Sketch is autographed by the subject. Item has been separately cataloged and is listed in the Ms/Doc catalog.


Box 2 O'Brien, Edward Joseph Harrington, 2 items

Sketch is autographed by the subject.


Box 2 Overstreet, Harry Allen, 5 items

Sketch is autographed by the subject.


Box 2 Parish, J. ?

Sketch is autographed by the subject.


Box 2 Peterson, Houston, 2 items

See also Alvin Fay Harrow, both sketches are on one page. Sketch is autographed by the subject.


Box 2 Phelps, William Lyon

Sketch is autographed by the subject.


Box 2 Pope, James Pinckney


Box 2 Potter, Russell

Includes a self-caricature by Potter. Both sketches are autographed by Potter. See also Sisley Huddleston, both sketches are on one page.


Box 2 Raiguel, George Earle


Box 2 Rice, Elmer L.

Sketch is autographed by the subject. Item has been separately cataloged and is listed in the Ms/Doc catalog.


Box 2 Root, E. Merrill, 2 items

Sketch is autographed by the subject.


Box 2 Rosso, Augusto


Box 2 Sandburg, Carl

Sketch is autographed by the subject. Item has been separately cataloged and is listed in the Ms/Doc catalog.


Box 2 Seldes, Gilbert Vivian, 2 items


Box 2 Shotwell, James Thomson


Box 2 Siegfried, André, 2 items

Sketch is autographed by the subject.


Box 2 Simmons, Harwood and Helen Marshall


Box 2 Skinner, Otis

Sketch is autographed by the subject.


Box 2 Sokolsky, George


Box 2 Soule, George Henry, Jr.


Box 2 Spicer, Earle, 2 items

Sketch is autographed by the subject.


Box 2 Stein, Gertrude, 2 items


Box 2 Stern, William, 2 items


Box 2 Strachey, John [Evelyn John St. Loe Strachey]


Box 2 Taft, Robert Alphonso

Sketch is autographed by the subject.


Box 2 Teurfs, Frank

Sketch is autographed by the subject.


Box 2 Tindall, William York

Sketch is autographed by the subject.


Box 2 Tomlinson, Edward, 3 items

Sketch is autographed by the subject.


Box 2 Van Doren, Mark Albert, 3 items

Sketch is autographed by the subject.


Box 2 Villiers, Alan John


Box 2 Weeks, Edvard Augustus, 7 items

Sketch is autographed by the subject.


Box 2 Wilder, Thornton Niven

Sketch is autographed by the subject. Item has been separately cataloged and is listed in the Ms/Doc catalog.


Box 2 Willert, Sir Arthur

Sketch is autographed by the subject.


Box 2 Wood, Grant

Sketch is autographed by the subject. Item has been separately cataloged and is listed in the Ms/Doc catalog.


Box 2 Unidentified, 4 items

Series III: 1986 Addition


Box 2 "The Handbook"


Box 2 "The Institute Program", 1934-1940


Box 2 Playbill for a production of works by Cornelia Otis Skinner

Series IV: 1990 Addition


Box 2 McKay, Walter H. "The Institute of Arts & Sciences...22nd Session", [1934/1935], 73 [i.e., 72p.] t.ms.