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   Series II: Files on Microfilm, Carnegie Corporation of New York Records circa 1886-1977

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Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Series II: Files on Microfilm, Carnegie Corporation of New York Records; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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Summary Information

Abstract

Most of the original (paper) files represented in this series on film were discarded after they were filmed in the 1940s and 1950s. In a few instances, the files exist only on microfiche rather than microfilm. The 107 reels consist of correspondence files and index card files. They chiefly pertain to gifts and grants made by Andrew Carnegie and Carnegie Corporation for free public library buildings and academic library buildings. The reels also include files pertaining to grants-in-aid to individuals, gifts and grants to communities for church organs, and miscellaneous "General Donations." In addition, Reels 41-42 (II.B) contain an index to the minutes of the meetings of the Corporation's Board, and Reels 90 and 91 (II.C.Negro Study General Correspondence) pertain to the Corporation study which resulted in Gunnar Myrdal's highly influential book, An American Dilemma.

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Call No.:XXXX
Bib ID:XXX View CLIO record
Creator(s):Carnegie Corporation of New York
Title:Series II: Files on Microfilm, Carnegie Corporation of New York Records circa 1886-1977
Physical description:107 reels
Language(s):XXX
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Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in four subseries:

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Description

Scope and Content

Most of the original (paper) files represented in this series on film were discarded after they were filmed in the 1940s and 1950s. In a few instances, the files exist only on microfiche rather than microfilm. The 107 reels consist of correspondence files and index card files. They chiefly pertain to gifts and grants made by Andrew Carnegie and Carnegie Corporation for free public library buildings and academic library buildings. The reels also include files pertaining to grants-in-aid to individuals, gifts and grants to communities for church organs, and miscellaneous "General Donations." In addition, Reels 41-42 (II.B) contain an index to the minutes of the meetings of the Corporation's Board, and Reels 90 and 91 (II.C.Negro Study General Correspondence) pertain to the Corporation study which resulted in Gunnar Myrdal's highly influential book, An American Dilemma.

Subseries II.A: Gifts and Grants,

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Subseries II.A.1: Libraries,

Reels 1-39

Subseries II.A.3: Church Organs

Correspondence as to Gifts and Grants, U.S. and elsewhere

Subseries II.A.4: Universities, Colleges, and Schools

Reels 69-78. Correspondence as to Gifts and Grants

Promised and made, reels 69-77

Promised but lapsed, reels 77-78

Subseries II.A.5: General Donations

Reels 78-86

Subseries II.A.6. Orders for Payment of Gifts Andrew Carnegie to R.A. Franks

Reel 43

Incomplete

See also: VI.A.1.b.Instructions to Franks

Subseries II.A.7. Turn-downs for organs, library buildings, art and music sets

Reel 89

Subseries II.B: Index to Board Minutes, 1911 November 10 - 1946 September 17

Reels 41-42

Subseries II.C: Negro Study--General Correspondence, 1939-1953

Reels 90-91

Subseries II.D: General Ledger and Securities Cards, ADD DATE

Reel 107 (Negative)

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Using the Collection

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Access Restrictions

This collection is located on-site.

Restrictions on Use

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); Series II: Files on Microfilm, Carnegie Corporation of New York Records; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries. Rare Book and Manuscript Library; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division

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Subject Headings

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