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ESCO Fund Committee Inc. records, 1941-1986

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0402
Bib ID 4079699 View CLIO record
Creator(s) ESCO Fund Committee, Inc
Title ESCO Fund Committee Inc. records, 1941-1986
Physical Description 30 linear feet (70 boxes; 4 bundles of scrapbooks memorabilia; 1 card file index)
Language(s) English .
Additional Description http://www.columbia.edu/cu/libraries/inside/projects/findingaids/scans/pdfs/16_ER-FI_05.pdf
Access

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Arrangement

Arrangement

Selected materials cataloged; remainder arranged.

Description

Summary

The files contain correspondence, reports, clippings, Board minute books, photographs and ESCO publications. Among the correspondence are Stephen Wise, Theodore Kolleck, Ernest Bloch, and Leonard Bernstein. The collection also includes papers relating to Frank and Ethel Cohen's personal (i.e., non-ESCO) Zionist and Jewish interests.

Using the Collection

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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.

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); ESCO Fund Committee, Inc. records; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Ownership and Custodial History

Gift of Mrs Frank Cohen, 1973 to date.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Entered in AMC 09/28/90.

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"
Card files Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Financial records Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Reports Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
minutes (administrative records) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Bernstein, Leonard, 1918-1990 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bloch, Ernest, 1880-1959 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Economic development projects Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Esco Foundation for Palestine, inc Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Israel Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Jews -- Civilization Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Jews -- Education Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Kollek, Teddy, 1911-2007 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Philanthropists Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Scrapbooks Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Wise, Stephen Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Zionism Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

A charitable foundation, established in 1940 by business exectutive and philanthropist Frank Cohen (1893-1959). It has contributed to cultural and educational projects in both the United States and Israel. Some of its activities have included: ESCO Music Center at Ein Gev, fellowships for composers and conductors at Tanglewood, and vitimins and shelters for British children during World War II.