Rare Book & Manuscript Library

Joseph Freeman papers, 1920-1965

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0456
Bib ID 4079704 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Freeman, Joseph, 1897-1965
Title Joseph Freeman papers, 1920-1965
Physical Description 4 linear feet (9 boxes)
Language(s) English .

This collection is located on-site.

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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.

Preferred Citation

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

Processing Information

Entered in AMC 10/04/90.

Revision Description

2020-09-23 EAD document created by CCR.

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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Heading "CUL Archives:"
"CUL Collections:"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
Advertisements Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Articles Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Drawings (visual works) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lectures Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Manuscripts (literary) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Notebooks Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Poems Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Proofs (printed matter) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Reviews Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Scripts (documents) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID


Heading "CUL Archives:"
"CUL Collections:"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
American literature Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Anderson, Sherwood, 1876-1941 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Authors, American Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bourke-White, Margaret, 1904-1971 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Caldwell, Erskine, 1903-1987 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Critics Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Dos Passos, John, 1896-1970 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Dreiser, Theodore, 1871-1945 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Editors Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Freeman, Joseph, 1897-1965 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Millay, Edna St. Vincent, 1892-1950 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Poets Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Poets, American Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Scrapbooks Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Songs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Steffens, Lincoln, 1866-1936 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

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.