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At a Glance
This collection is arranged into one series.
The collection consists of the Professor Horatio Smith's correspondence files as the Chair of the American Committee for the Library of Caen. In addition there are photographs of the library after the invasion, publicity brochures for the fundraising campaign (in English and in French), and lists of book titles to be sent to Caen.
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.
There are no restrictions on this collection.
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); American Committee for the Library of Caen records; Box and Folder; University Archives, Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University in the City of New York.
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. Finding aid written by Joanna Rios in February 2018.
2018-02-14 File created.
2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
The library of the University of Caen was destroyed in the Allied invasion of Normandy. The American Committee for the Library of Caen, along with its Canadian counterpart, collected over 150,000 books and donated funds for the restoration of the library. Columbia Professor Horatio Smith served as Chair of the American Committee. After Professor Smith died, his widow assumed the post and was awarded the French Legion of Honor.