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Cataloged correspondence, Box 1; Arranged correspondence, Boxes 1-26;Arranged manuscripts, Boxes 27-30; Subject files, Boxes 31-38; Research files, Boxes 89-112; Printed materials, Boxes 113-124;Miscellaneous printed material, Box 125.
Correspondence, manuscripts, subject files and research notes of Sigmund Diamond. Included among the correspondence are Diamond's letters to and from various distinguished members of Columbia University and other academic insitutions, as well as correspondence with many noted sociologists and historians. Included in the manuscripts is Diamond's "In Quest." The subject files comprise material from Diamond's tenure at Columbia and include some material pertaining to his forced departure from Harvard in the 1950's due to his previous communist affiliation, and his active role in maintaining the efficacy of the Freedom of Information Act. The research files include microfilms and notes.
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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); Sigmund Diamond papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source of acquisition--Diamond. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--11/05/1990. Accession number--M-90-11-05.
Gift of Sigmund Diamond, 1990.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Processed JSM 09/02/1992 and Henry Rowen 11/99.
2010-01-27 Legacy finding aid created from Pro Cite.
2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Sigmund Diamond (1920-1999),Giddings Professor of Sociology and Emeritus Professor of History, Columbia University, 1955-1986.
Sigmund Diamond was born in in Baltimore, Md. on 14 June 1920 and died in Norwich CT on 14 October 1999. He was educated at Johns Hopkins University A. B. 1940, Harvard University, Ph. D. 1953. He spent his career at Columbia University assistant professor then professor of historical sociology 1955 He wrote and edited numerous books including The Nation Transformed 1963, The Soviet Union Since Khrushchev, 1965, In Quest: Journal of an Unquiet Pilgrimage, 1980, and Compromised Campus: The Collaboration of Universities with the Intelligence Community, 1945-1955 1992. He served as Editor Political Science Quarterly from 1963 on.