|Columbia University Archives|
At a Glance
Material is arranged into one series.
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.
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 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.
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
No additions are expected
Immediate Source of Acquisition
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
This collection was processed by Joanna Rios, February 2018. Finding aid was written by Joanna Rios, February 2018.
2018-02-21 File created.
2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.
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).