Rare Book & Manuscript Library

Seymour Topping papers, 1960s-2002

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#1612
Bib ID 9361985 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Topping, Seymour, 1921-
Title Seymour Topping papers, 1960s-2002
Physical Description 25 linear feet (20 record cartons and 1 small carton)
Language(s) English .

This collection is located on-site.

This collection has no restrictions.




The collection includes book reviews, speeches, lectures, memos, meeting notes, schedules, correspondence, research files, clippings, and schedules related to his work on Chinese politics and US-China relations as a foreign correspondent an editor at the New York Times.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

This collection is located on-site.

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); Seymour Topping Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.


No additions are expected

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Revision Description

June 2020 Inventory list replaced with full finding aid, YH

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Journalism Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
New York Times Company Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Topping, Seymour, 1921- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Seymour Topping (1921-) is an American writer, best known as a foreign correspondent and editor for the New York Times.