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At a Glance
Material is arranged into two series: Series I: Papers and Series II: Books.
The collection is primarily made up of notes for lectures that he gave and classes that he taught, drafts of essays and books he was working on, some books and literary journals, and some correspondence.
Using the Collection
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Restrictions on Access
You will need to make an appointment in advance to use this collection material in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. You can schedule an appointment once you've submitted your request through your Special Collections Research Account.
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); Robert Bone Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
2011-2012-M099: Source of acquisition--Family of Robert Bone. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--03/27/2012.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Papers procesed lt 2013.
Series II: Books added 2/1/2022
2015-01-20 xml document instance created by Adrien Hilton
2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Bone was a scholar of African-American literature and a professor of English at Columbia University from 1965-1990. He received his master's degree in American Studies and his doctorate from Yale University. He coined the term "Black Chicago Renaissance" and was the author of The Negro Novel in America, and Down Home: A History of Afro-American Short Fiction from its Beginnings to the End of the Harlem Renaissance.