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   American Committee for the Library of Caen records, 1945-1946.

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Preferred Citation

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.

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Summary Information

Abstract

The collection consists of the Professor Horatio Smith's correspondence files as the Chair of the American Committee for the Library of Caen.

At a Glance

Call No.:UA#0040
Bib ID:5952784 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Columbia University. American Committee for the Library of Caen.
Title:American Committee for the Library of Caen records, 1945-1946.
Physical description:1 linear foot (1 record carton).
Language(s): Materials are in English and in French.
Access: There are no restrictions on this collection. This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least two business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.  More information »

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into one series: Series I. Correspondence, 1945-1946.

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Description

Scope and Content

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.

Series I. American Committee for the Library of Caen (restoration) records

This series contains the correspondence of Professor Horatio Smith, Chair of the American Committee for the Library of Caen. The correspondence is organized alphabetically. The most extensive file contains correspondence with the Chair of the Canadian Committee, Thibaudeau Rinfret, who was the Chief Justice of the Canadian Supreme Court. The series also includes administrative materials: publicity materials, photographs, accounting ledgers, book lists, etc.

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Using the Collection

Access Restrictions

There are no restrictions on this collection.

 This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least two business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

Restrictions on Use

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.

Accrual Information

No additions are expected.

Preferred Citation

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.

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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Archives; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division

Processing Information

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

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion February 14, 2018 Finding aid written in English.
    2018-02-14 File created.

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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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Additional Creators

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Smith, Horatio E. (Horatio Elwin), 1886-1946.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Subjects

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UniversiteĢ de Caen.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

History

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.

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