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William Cabell Greet papers, 1928-1971

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0519
Bib ID 4079722 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Greet, William Cabell, 1901-1972
Title William Cabell Greet papers, 1928-1971
Physical Description 0.5 linear feet (0.5 linear feet 1 box)
Language(s) English .
Access

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Arrangement

Arrangement

Selected materials cataloged; remainder arranged.

Description

Summary

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

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Restrictions on Access

This collection is located on-site.

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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.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); William Cabell Greet Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Processed JLW 02/--/85.

Revision Description

2013-01-08 xml document instance created by Adrien Hilton

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

Subject Headings

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"CUL Collections:"
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"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Notebooks Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
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"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
American literature -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Authors Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Authors, American -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Brown, John Mason, 1900-1969 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Cheever, John Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
College teachers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Dos Passos, John, 1896-1970 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Editors Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Encyclopedias and dictionaries Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
English language -- Dictionaries Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
English language -- Pronunciation -- United States Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hoover, J. Edgar (John Edgar), 1895-1972 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hull, Cordell, 1871-1955 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lexicographers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Marshall, George, 1891-1975 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Mencken, H. L. (Henry Louis), 1880-1956 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Moore, Marianne, 1887-1972 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Pronunciation Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Wallace, Henry A (Henry Agard), 1888-1965 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Author, editor, lexicographer& professor of English at Columbia University since 1929. (Columbia University M.A. 1924, Ph.D. 1926).