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At a Glance
Selected materials cataloged; remainder arranged. This collection is arranged in three series.
Correspondence, manuscripts, documents, notebooks, and photographs including: Correspondence with Columbia faculty, such as John Dewey and Robert Lynd; Columbia University matters, especially his participation in the introduction of the Contemporary Civilization courses; Correspondence sent to him as Director of the Summer Session, 1919-1939; Personal correspondence; Much correspondence relating to the Ropsenwald Fund for Negro Education; Manuscripts and typescripts of addresses, articles, and other writings; Notes and other materials arranged by subject; and 17 of his notebooks kept while a student at Columbia, Union Theological Seminary, and the University of Heidelberg.
1984 addition: Travel journals in the form of typescript copies of letters, photographs, postcards, and memorabilia; typescript copies of Coss' personal correspoondence from 1909 to 1920; and Columbia related material, chiefly Camp Columbia, 1919-1920, including photographs. These items are mounted on sheets of paper.
Using the Collection
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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.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); John J.Coss papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Ownership and Custodial History
Transferred from Columbia; Gift of Mrs John Hyland Dilks, 1984.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source of acquisition--Dilks, Mrs John H. Method of acquisition--Gift; Accession number--M-1984.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
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2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Moore Collegiate Professor of Philosophy at Columbia University.