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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 record cartons)
Language(s) English .
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Arrangement

Arrangement

Material is arranged into one series.

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

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.

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

2002.012.

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

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"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).

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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.



Box 1 Abelard's Sic et Non (not published by Columbia), 1938-1946

(Richard McKeon)


Al-Taftazani's A commentary on the creed of Islam, 1930-1949

(Earl Edgar Elder)


Ambroise's The crusade of Richard Lion-Heart, 1940-1942

(John L. La Monte and Merton Jerome Hubert)


Andreas Capellanus's The art of courtly love, 1939-1941

(John Jay Parry)


Bodin's Method for the easy comprehension of history, 1939-1949

(Beatrice Reynolds)


Boniface's Letters (The letters of Saint Boniface), 1932-1942

(Ephraim Emerton)


Book of the Popes, Reviews, 1917

(Louise Ropes Loomis)


Brant's Narrenschiff (Ship of Fools), 1942-1946

(Edwin H. Zeydel)


Cassiodorus's An introduction to divine and human readings, 1939-1946

(Leslie Webber Jones)


Castellio's De haereticis (Concerning Heretics), 1930-1935

(Roland H. Bainton)


Cato's De agri cultura (On Farming), 1928-1935

(Ernest Brehaut)


Conquest of Lisbon (De expugnatione Lyxbonensi), 1932-1936

(Charles Wendell David)


Copernicus Astronomy (Three Copernican treatises), 1937-1951

(Edward Rosen)


English translations from medieval sources, bibliography, 1929-1951

(Clarissa P. Farrar and Austin P. Evans (2 folders))


Gesta Friderici (The deeds of Frederick Barbarrosa), 1930-1953

(Charles Christopher Mierow)


Gregory VII, Letters, 1930-1932

(Ephraim Emerton)


Erasmus's Institutio principis Christiani (The education of a Christian prince),, 1927-1937

(Lester K. Born)


Gregory of Tours's Historia Francorum (History of the Franks), 1924-1939

(Ernest Brehaut)


Gregory of Tours, Reviews, 1917


Hellenistic Civilization (unpublished), 1929-1933

(Harry Mortimer Hubbell (H.M. Hubbell))


Hellenic Civilization, Reviews, 1915-1916

(G. W. Botsford and E. G. Sihler)


Helmold's Cronica Slavorum (The chronicle of the Slavs), 1928-1936

(Francis Joseph Tschan)


History of History, 1923-1927

(James T. Shotwell)


History of History, Reviews, 1923


History of Mar Yaballaha (Yaballaha III), 1925-1927

(James A. Montgomery)


Irish History Sources (The sources for the early history of Ireland),, 1923-1935

(James F. Kenney)



Box 2 Jean de Venette (The chronicle of Jean de Venette), 1929-1954

(Jean Birdsall and Richard A. Newhall)


Lanzelet; a romance of Lancelot, 1948-1951

(Kenneth G. T. Webster and Roger Sherman Loomis)


Literature of the New Testament, 1932-1941

(Ernest Findlay Scott)


Literature of the New Testament, Reviews, 1922-1924


Liutprand's Antapodosis (unpublished), 1928-1929

(Frances Harper and Loren C. MacKinney)


Macrobius's Commentary on the dream of Scipio, 1939-1951

(William Harris Stahl)


Odo of Deuil's De profectione Ludovici VII in orientem, 1941-1951

(Virginia Gingerick Berry)


Old Norwegian Law (The earliest Norwegian laws), 1928-1935

(Laurence M. Larson)


Orosius (The seven books of history against the pagans; the apology of Paulus Orosius),, 1923-1937

(Irving Woodworth Raymond)


Otto of Freising (The two cities; a chronicle of universal history to the year 1146 A.D.), 1919-1929, 1146, 1919-1929

(Charles Christopher Mierow)


Papal Finance (Papal revenues in the Middle Ages), 1925-1936

(William E. Lunt)


Pascal's Equilibrium of Liquids (The physical treatises of Pascal: the equilibrium of liquids and the weight of the mass of the air),, 1931-1937

(Frederick Barry)


Peasant Life in Old German Epics (Meier Helmbrecht and Der arme Heinrich),, 1926-1936

(Clair Hayden Bell)


Penitentials (Medieval handbooks of penance), 1925-1939

(John T. McNeill and Helena M. Gamer)


Peterborough Chronicle, 1939-1951

(Harry A. Rositzke)


Philip de Novare's The wars of Frederick II against the Ibelins in Syria and Cyprus,, 1930-1936

(John L. La Monte and Merton Jerome Hubert)


Puritan Tracts (Tracts on liberty in the Puritan Revolution), 1929-1937

(William Haller)


Redentin Easter play (Das Redentiner Spiel), 1936-1941

(A. E. Zucker)


Robert de Clari's Conquest of Constantinople, 1930-1935

(Edgar Holmes McNeal)


Russian Law (Medieval Russian laws), 1939-1947

(George Vernadsky)


Salvianus's On the government of God, 1927-1932

(Eva M. Sanford.)


See of Peter, 1925-1927

(James T. Shotwell and Louise Ropes Loomis)


Social and Economic History (A guide to the printed materials for English social and economic history, 1750-1850),, 1920-1926

(Judith Blow Williams)


University records (University records and life in the Middle Ages),, 1937-1954

(Lynn Thorndike)


Usamah's An Arab-Syrian gentleman and warrior in the period of the crusades,, 1928-1930

(Philip K. Hitti)


William of Tyre's A history of deeds done beyond the sea, 1925-1948

(Emily Atwater Babcock and A. C. Krey)


Zabara's The book of delight, 1928-1932

(Moses Hadas and Merriam Sherwood)