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At a Glance
Selected materials cataloged; remainder arranged.
Prof. Greet has presented Columbia with a collection of letters which he has received from numerous authors, including John Mason Brown, John Cheever, John Dos Passos, Marianne Moore, and 27 from H.L. Mencken. Of special interest is a notebook of letters concerning Greet's dictionary, WORLD WORDS, puiblished in 1944 by CBS as an aid in the understanding and pronunciation of new and foreign words. The notebook contains letters from Henry A. Wallace, George Marshall, Cordell Hull, J. Edgar Hoover, and more than 50 other public officials
Using the Collection
Rare Book and Manuscript Library
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.
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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); William Cabell Greet Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
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Ownership and Custodial History
Gift of W.C. Greet, 1968-1970.
Gift of Mrs W.C. Greet, 1976.
Gift of Mrs W.C. Greet (via Prof. Richard A. Norman), 1985.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source of acquisition--Greet, W.C. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1968. Accession number--M-1968.
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
Author, editor, lexicographer& professor of English at Columbia University since 1929. (Columbia University M.A. 1924, Ph.D. 1926).