|Rare Book & Manuscript Library|
At a Glance
Correspondence; Notes; Teaching Materials; research Material, etc.
Using the Collection
Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Restrictions on Access
Material is unprocessed. Please contact email@example.com 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.
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
Collection-level record describing unprocessed material made public in summer 2018 as part of the Hidden Collections initiative.
Papers processed [name] [date].
Papers appraised appraiser [date].
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.