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Godfrey Dewey papers, 1887-1977, bulk 1926-1977

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0341
Bib ID 6218495 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Dewey, Godfrey, 1887-1977
Title Godfrey Dewey papers, 1887-1977, bulk 1926-1977
Physical Description 72.5 linear feet (59 record storage boxes; 17 document boxes; 2 flat boxes)
Language(s) English .
Access

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Arrangement

Arrangement

Arranged.

Description

Summary

Correspondence, published and unpublished writings, printed pamphlets, and miscellaneous documents dating largely from approximately the 1920s until Dewey's death in 1977. These concern the Phonemic Spelling Council, and Dewey's other work in spelling reform; teaching; Emerson College; Dewey decimal classification; the Lake Placid Club and the Olympic Winter Games, ca. 1930s-1970s; and childhood, education, and family matters. His wills, 1944-1974, and obituaries are included. Also, memorabilia including books from his library and a phonetic typewriter.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

This collection has no restrictions.

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

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); Godfrey Dewey papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Related Archival Materials

Related material is in the Melvil Dewey Papers.

Ownership and Custodial History

Transfer from Teachers College, 2007.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Accessioned in RBML Patrick Lawlor 06/19/2007.

Subject Headings

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Genre/Form

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Addresses Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bylaws (administrative records) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Reports Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
minutes (administrative records) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Classification -- Books Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Clubs -- New York (State) -- Lake Placid Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Emerson College -- : Presidents Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
English language -- Orthography and spelling Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lake Placid Club Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Simplified Spelling Board Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Simplified Spelling Society of Great Britain Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Spelling Reform Association Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Spelling reform Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Sports -- New York (State) -- Lake Placid Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Educator, spelling reformer. Dewey was founder and first president of the Phonetic Spelling Council; and was involved with Emerson College from 1940-1968, and president of Emerson College, 1949-1951. He was the son of Melvil Dewey, the founder of the Dewey decimal system.