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About half of the collection is material related to Harriet Korn Lehman. This small amount of material relates to her time at the Lincoln School, an experimental school founded in the early 20th century by Progressive education theorists at Columbia University's Teacher's College. These include her graduation excercises as she finished Elementary school, as well as a collection of writings by Lincoln School elementary students. Also with the material in the year book is a high school literary journal, and the high school year book from the 1926 Lincoln School class. Also included in the collection is a scrap book and a common-place book from the 1870s belonging to Isidore S. Korn, presumably the father of Harriet Korn Lehman. The scrap book consists mostly of cartoons, poems, and advice columns (such as he daily or weekly written by Henry Ward Beecher) clipped from newspapers and pasted into an old account book. The Common Place book is a collection of noteworthy quotes or selections from plays, poems, novels, and non-fiction works, hand-copied by the young Isidore. At the end of the common place book are two award winning essays Isidore wrote during his years at Columbia, one on the origins of the Roman Republic and another on the Philosophy of History.
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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); Korn Lehman Papers; Box and Folder (if known); Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
2010.2010.M015: Source of acquisition--Lois-Helene Michel. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--2009.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Papers processed Carrie Hintz 01/10/2010.
Finding aid written Matt Spooner, GSAS 2012 9/--/2010.
2011-01-11 xml document instance created by Carrie Hintz
2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Harriet Korn Lehman was the daughter of Isidore S. Korn, a major real estate developer or landlord in late 19th - early 20th century. She attended the Lincoln School of Columbia University's Teachers College, graduating in 1927 and married one of the sons of Emmanuel Lehman.
The Korn and Lehman families were politically and socially connected to one another throughout much of the 20th century. Isidore Korn was an associate of Philip Lehman, son of Emanuel Lehman (uncle of Herbert Lehman, who would later become the governor of New York), as they served on the board of several Jewish charitable organizations in the early 20th c, such as the Hebrew Orphan's Asylum. Another member of the Korn family later married the widow of Herbert's son Peter after Peter's death in WWII.