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"Records of civilization" records, 1915-1954

Summary Information

Abstract

This collection consists of the correspondence and administrative records of the "Record of Civilization" series editor Austin P. Evans.

At a Glance

Call No.: UA#0248
Bib ID 5802592 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Columbia University. Department of History
Title "Records of civilization" records, 1915-1954
Physical Description 2.5 linear feet (2.5 linear feet 2 record cartons)
Language(s) English .
Access

This collection has no restrictions.

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.

Arrangement

Arrangement

Material is arranged into one series: Series I. Correspondence, 1915-1954.

Description

Summary

This collection consists of the correspondence and administrative records of the Record of Civilization series editor Austin P. Evans. From finding the right translator and sometimes a separate writer for the introduction and notes, making corrections on the manuscript, choosing the illustrations, collecting published reviews, to ordering a new print run, the letters cover all aspects of the bookmaking process. There is correspondence related to works that were ultimately not published in the Records of Civilization series: one went to a different press and another was canceled when another translation was released.

  • Series I. Correspondence, 1915-1954

    This series contains the correspondence between the series editor, Austin P. Evans, and the authors and representatives at Columbia University Press (CUP). The records are organized by the title of the work and/or the author of the original ancient or medieval text to be translated and annotated. The files include correspondence with the translators and/or commentators and the representatives from Columbia University Press. There are also files with published reviews.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

This collection has no restrictions.

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.

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); "Records of civilization" records; Box and Folder (if known); University Archives, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Selected Related Material at Columbia

Austin P. Evans papers, 1920s (MS#0404)

Department of History Records, 1890-1959 (UA#0009)

Accrual

No additions are expected

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Joanna Rios, February 2018. Finding aid was written by Joanna Rios, February 2018.

Revision Description

2018-02-21 File created.

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

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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Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Columbia University. Department of History Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Evans, Austin P (Austin Patterson) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Records of Civilization was a series of volumes edited under the auspices of the Department of History, Columbia University. Originally, the series had two main goals. The first was to make primary sources of the early history of Europe and the Near East accessible to students by providing English translations of the original documents. The second was to introduce students to the work of modern scholars and recent criticism on these ancient and medieval works. The series was edited by James T. Shotwell (1915-1926), Arthur P. Evans (1926-1953), and Jacques Barzun (1953-1962).