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Joseph Boromé papers, 1939-1981

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#1900
Bib ID 6909796 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Boromé, Joseph Alfred, 1919-2002
Title Joseph Boromé papers, 1939-1981
Physical Description 9 linear feet (17 boxes)
Language(s) English .
Access

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Description

Summary

Correspondence; Notes; Teaching Materials; research Material, etc.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

Material is unprocessed. Please contact rbml@columbia.edu for more information.

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.

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); Joseph A. Borome 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

Collection-level record describing unprocessed material made public in summer 2018 as part of the Hidden Collections initiative.

Papers processed [name] [date].

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Subject Headings

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History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Joseph Alfred Boromé was an historian who compiled and edited the correspondence of diverse figures, from librarian and scholar Justin Winsor and Reconstruction Senator Hiram Revels to English abolitionist John Candler and Haitian historical figure Toussaint Louverture. A native New Yorker of Caribbean descent, Boromé's parents were from the island of Dominica. He began his career as a librarian, and was head of the Burgess Library at Columbia University (1949-1950) followed by a long career as professor of history at City College in New York (1950-1984). He authored two books"Charles Coffin Jewett" (1951) and "Toussaint Louverture, a Life with Letters" (1984), numerous articles, and wrote extensively on Dominica. Boromé died in 2002.