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Gerald Sykes papers, 1921-1984

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#1221
Bib ID 4079758 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Sykes, Gerald, 1903-
Title Gerald Sykes papers, 1921-1984
Physical Description 41 linear feet (41 linear feet 56 boxes 155 volumes 1 oversize folder)
Language(s) Material is in English.
Access

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This collection has no restrictions.

Arrangement

Arrangement

Selected materials cataloged; remainder arranged. Cataloged correspondence: Box 1; Arranged correspondence: Boxes 2-11; Manuscripts: Boxes 12-36; Notes & notebooks: Boxes 37-42; Documents & photographs: Box 43; Teaching materials: Boxes 44-47; Subject files: Boxes 48-50; Printed materials Boxes 51-56; & Oversize folder: Photograph.

Description

Scope and Content

Correspondence, manuscripts, notes, notebooks, documents, photographs, course-related materials, and printed materials. The manuscripts include typescripts of Sykes' published and unpublished novels, monographs, plays, short stories, and articles. Among these areThe Perennial Avant Garde,The Cool Millennium, andThe Hidden Remnant. Sykes' notes and notebooks span the period from the early 1930s to 1980, and include preliminary ideas and sketches for his books, as well as autobiographical material. A small number of documents concern Sykes' wartime work in the U.S. Government Office of War Information. Course-related material including writings and correspondence of students taught by Sykes between 1962 and 1975 at the New School and as an adjunct professor at Columbia University. Printed materials consist of numerous reviews of Sykes' books, in addition to offprints and articles by Sykes. Included as well are printed materials about or connected with Sykes, offprints of articles inscribed to him, and many volumes from his library. The substantial correspondence series includes personal letters and correspondence with agents and publishers relating to his books. Correspondents include Harold Clurman, Aaron Copland, Lawrence Durrell, Georgia O'Keeffe, and Francis Steegmuller, as well as a number of Sykes' students. There is extensive correspondence between Sykes and the artist John Hartell from 1927 to 1983.

General Note

Books from the library of Gerald Sykes inscribed to him and with his notes are shelved on Stack 15, Cage 21, Range 7A

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least two business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

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); Gerald Sykes 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

Papers Processed 1985.

Papers Processed 1988.

Papers Processed HR 01/24/92.

Papers Processed HR 02/24/93.

Revision Description

2010-03-29 Legacy finding aid created from Pro Cite.

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

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
Attendance records Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Card files Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Certificates Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Commonplace books Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Contracts Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Curricula Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Drafts (literary) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Essays Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Examinations Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Fiction Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Galley proofs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Grade books Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Greeting cards Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Invitations Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lectures Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lists Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Manuscripts (literary) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Monographs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Motion picture plays Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Notebooks Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Notes Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photoprints Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Proofs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Reprints Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Reviews Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Schedules Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Scripts Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Syllabi Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
American literature -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Art critics Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Authors Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Books -- Reviews Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Clurman, Harold, 1901-1980 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
College teachers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Columbia University Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Copland, Aaron, 1900-1990 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Critics Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Culture Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Diamond, David, 1915-2005 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Drama Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Dramatists Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Durrell, Lawrence Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Editors Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Fiction -- Technique Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Fremantle, Anne, 1909-2002 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Galbraith, John Kenneth, 1908-2006 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hazzard, Shirley, 1931-2016 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hicks, Granville, 1901-1982 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hopkins, Anthony, 1937- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hutchins, Robert Maynard, 1899-1977 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Interpersonal relations -- Study and teaching Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-1986 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Javits, Jacob K (Jacob Koppel), 1904-1986 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Jung, Karl, 1902- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Kazan, Elia Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Kronenberger, Louis, 1904-1980 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Kunitz, Stanley, 1905-2006 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lerner, Max, 1902-1992 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
MacDowell, Marian, 1857-1956 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
McLuhan, Marshall, 1911-1980 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Miller, Henry, 1891-1980 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Miłosz, Czesław Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Moynihan, Daniel P (Daniel Patrick), 1927-2003 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
New School for Social Research (New York, N.Y. : 1919-1997) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Novelists, American Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
O'Keeffe, Georgia, 1887-1986 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Poems Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Scenarios Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Slonimsky, Nicolas, 1894-1995 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Social psychology -- Study and teaching Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Sociologists Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Sociology -- Study and teaching Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Steegmuller, Francis, 1906-1994 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Strand, Hazel Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Strand, Paul, 1890-1976 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Television plays Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Thomson, Virgil, 1896-1989 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Trilling, Diana Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
United States. Office of War Information Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Viereck, Peter, 1916-2006 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Wilder, Thornton, 1897-1975 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Author, editor, critic, and professor of sociology at the New School for Social Research, who died in 1984.