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Mira Edgerly Korzybska papers, 1850-1960

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0726
Bib ID 4079756 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Korzybska, Mira Edgerly, 1872-1954
Title Mira Edgerly Korzybska papers, 1850-1960
Physical Description 13 linear feet (25 boxes 2 scrapbooks 19 oversized folders)
Language(s) English .
Other Finding Aids

Legacy Finding aid

Access

This collection is located on-site.

Box-level restrictions are marked in the container list: Box 17-18.

Permission to use collection must be obtained from, Charlotte S. Read.

Arrangement

Arrangement

Selected materials cataloged; remainder arranged. Collection is in 8 series.

Description

Summary

Correspondence, manuscripts, notes, diaries, documents, photographs, audio tape recordings, printed materials, scrapbooks, and sketches and drafts of portraits. Her finished portraits on ivory are cataloged separately for the Art Collection (q.v.). The collection includes her correspondence with friends and clients; manuscripts of her articles, lectures, and many unpublished autobiographical drafts; pencil sketches, watercolor drafts, and photoprints of her portraits on ivory; photographs of her family amd travels; clippings and other printed materials; and three scrapbooks of clippings and memorabilia. There is cataloged correspondence from Arnold Genthe, S.I. Hayakawa, Karen Horney, Burges Johnson, Dwight Macdonald, and Alice B. Toklas, etc.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Other Finding Aids

Legacy Finding aid

Restrictions on Access

This collection is located on-site.

Box-level restrictions are marked in the container list: Box 17-18.

Permission to use collection must be obtained from, Charlotte S. Read.

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); Mira Edgerly Korzybska papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Related Materials

See also: Art Coll\Korzybska for her finished portraits on ivory

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Papers Processed HR 03/--/1990.

Scrapbook Processed HR 03/11/1993.

Papers Processed HR 05/01/1996.

Revision Description

November 2020 PDF replaced with full finding aid, YH

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"
Address books Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Announcements Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Appointment books Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Articles Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Audiotapes Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Autobiographies (literary works) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Coats of arms Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Daguerreotypes Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Diaries Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Drawings (visual works) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Engravings (prints) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Essays Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Financial records Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Genealogies Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Gouache paintings Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lectures Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lists Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Memorandums Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Miniatures Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Notes Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Paintings Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Pencil works Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographic prints Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Visiting cards Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Watercolor paintings Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Artists Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
General semantics Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Genthe, Arnold, 1869-1942 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hayakawa, S. I (Samuel Ichiyé), 1906-1992 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Horney, Karen, 1885-1952 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Johnson, Burges, 1877-1963 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Korzybski, Alfred, 1879-1950 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Macdonald, Dwight Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Miniature painters Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Painters Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Portrait miniatures Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Portrait painters Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Portraits Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Scrapbooks Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Toklas, Alice B Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Women artists Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Women painters Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Painter of portraits on ivory. She was a self-taught artist whose career as a successful and sought after portraitist took her from San Francisco to New York, London, Washington, Latin America, and Chicago. In 1919, she married Alfred Korzybski, 1879-1950 (q.v.), and worked with him to develop and promote his theories of General Semantics.