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At a Glance
Selected materials cataloged; remainder arranged.
Correspondence, manuscripts, drawings, documents, photographs, clippings, and other printed materials. Most of Freeman's own letters are written to Anne Williams Feinberg, his secretary. Among the cataloged correspondence are: Sherwood Anderson, Margaret Bourke-White, Erskine Caldwell, John Dos Passos, Theodore Dreiser, Langston Hughes, Edna St. Vincent Millay, and Lincoln Steffens. There is the manuscript of his book NEVER CALL RETREAT.
Using the Collection
Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Restrictions on Access
This collection is located on-site.
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); Joseph Freeman papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
Ownership and Custodial History
Gift of Joseph Freeman, 1952.
Gift of Charmion von Wiegand, 1980.
Gift of Anne Feinberg, 1982.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Entered in AMC 10/04/90.
2020-09-23 EAD document created by CCR.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Poet, editor, and critic. Freeman graduated from Columbia University in 1919 with an A.B. He was an editor of "New Masses" from 1926 until 1937; an editor of "The Liberator" and of "Partisan Review;" a foreign correspondent for the "Chicago Tribune" the "New York Herald Tribune" and "Tass." He was the author of NEVER CALL RETREAT, AN AMERICAN TESTAMENT, and other works. Later in life he worked in the field of public relations. His wife, Charmion von Wiegand, was an abstract painter.