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At a Glance
Arranged by folder title in one series.
The files relate to his six years as chair of the CU History Department (1988-1994), plus a couple that refer to wider professional activities of some significance outside the University.
Using the Collection
Rare Book and Manuscript Library
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.
Some files are restricted for 75 years from their date of creation.
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); William V. Harris's History Department Files; Box and Folder; University Arcives. Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
2017.2018.M087: Source of acquisition--William V. Harris. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1/31/2018.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Papers processed, ptl 2/7/2018.
2018-02-06 File created.
2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.
History / Biographical Note
William Vernon Harris, William R. Shepherd Professor of History, specialized in the history of the ancient Greek and Roman worlds. He received his B.A., M.A. and D.Phil. degrees from Oxford University. His books include Dreams and Experience in Classical Antiquity (2009), Restraining Rage: the Ideology of Anger Control in Classical Antiquity (2002), Ancient Literacy (1989), and War and Imperialism in Republican Rome (corrected edition, 1985). His edited books include Rethinking the Mediterranean (2005) and The Monetary Systems of the Greeks and Romans (2008). He has written a number of articles about the economic history of the Roman Empire, and is seeing through the press a collection of them that is provisionally entitled Rome's Imperial Economy. W.V. Harris was the Director of Columbia's Center for the Ancient Mediterranean. Harris's articles include "The Mediterranean and Ancient History", published in Rethinking the Mediterranean (Oxford University Press, 2005), "Quando E Come L'Italia Divenne Per La Prima Volta Italia? Un Saggio Sulla Politica Dell'Identità", and "The Late Republic", from the Cambridge Economic History of the Greco-Roman World.