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At a Glance
This collection is arranged in two series: Series 1: Collected publications; and Series 2: Personal papers.
Scope and Contents
This collection contains publications focusing on the Belgian Congo and Africa as well as two social science publications; Markowitz's writings on the Belgian Congo, including drafts and the final publication of a book review submitted to Africa Today; general writings on psychology and Markowitz's correspondence with several academic institutions; teaching materials; and psychological reports written by Markowitz.
Burke Library record group:
William Adams Brown Ecumenical Library Archives
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Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary
Conditions Governing Access
This collection contains some restricted material. Restrictions related to specific material are listed in the detailed contents list.
The following boxes are located offsite: Box 1-4. Please note that requests for use of boxes held in offsite storage must be made three business days in advance.
Conditions Governing Use
Some material in this collection may be protected by copyright and other rights. Information concerning copyright, fair use, and reproduction requests can be consulted at Columbia's Copyright Advisory Office.
Item description, WAB: Marvin D. Markowitz papers, 1962 – 1973, series #, box #, folder #, The Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary, Columbia University in the City of New York.
This collection is part of the William Adams Brown Ecumenical Library Archives, which was founded in 1945 by the Union Theological Seminary Board of Directors.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The exact provenance of this collection is unknown.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary
Publications were removed from envelopes , flattened and sorted by publication and issue date. Materials were placed in new acid-free folders and boxes. The following publications were removed from the collection because they exist in other Columbia Libraries collections: 1. Africa Report 13, no.9 (1968) - 17, no.6 (1972). [Available through Lehman DT1 .AF86 and MICROFLM FN1131] 2. African Studies Bulletin 11, no.2 (1968). [Available through Barnard Periodicals or African Studies Reading Rm, 607 Butler] 3. African Studies Association, Eleventh Annual Meeting, October 16-19, 1968 4. African Studies Newsletter 1, no. 1-7(1968) - 2, no. 6-7 (1969) [Available through Lehman DT1 .A2292] 5. African Urban Notes, Bibliographical Supplement 7, (1968). [Available through Lehman HT148.A2 A35] 6. African Urban Notes 3, no.2 (1968). [Available through Lehman HT148.A2 A35] 7. Columbia Forum 12, no. 3 and 4 (1969). [Available through Barnard Periodicals and Offsite, 378.7CJ C725] 8. Problemes Africains et du Tiers de Monde, no.268-631 (1965-1971) [Available through Lehman DT1 .P94] 9. P.S, Published Quarterly by the American Political Science Association 3, no.2 (1970). [Available offsite and at Lehman JA28 .P6] 10.Remarques Congolaises and Africaines 7, no.233-277 (1965-1966). [Available through Lehman Library, subscription canceled, ask library for assistance] 11.World Politics: A Quarterly Journal of International Relations 22, no. 1-4 (1969-1970). [Available through Butler Storage D839 .W89]
The finding aid was created by Rossy Mendez and Brigette Kamsler in 2013 with the support of the Henry Luce Foundation, and edited by Leah Edelman in 2022.
2022-01-25 PDF converted to EAD and description updated by Leah Edelman.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Dr. Marvin David Markowitz was born on February 2, 1937. He earned a Bachelor of Arts from Henrietta College and received a Ph.D in Political Science from Columbia University in 1968. From 1963-1965, he was a Research Fellow for the Social Science Research Council. In this position he carried out field research in Belgium and the Congo and collaborated with Professor Benoit Verhaegen at the Université Lovanium de Léopoldville (now the Université Lovanium de Kinshasa). Dr. Markowitz also served in the faculty at the City College of the City University of New York and as an Assistant Professor at New York University where he obtained postdoctoral training in psychoanalysis. In addition to his interests in social science and psychoanalysis, Dr. Markowitz has written several articles in publications such as Africa, Africa Today and The Journal of Politics. Dr. Markowitz worked as a psychoanalyst and was a member of the Contemporary Freudian Society and the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis. He is owner of the Oakwood Center along with his wife, Roberta Markowitz, LCSW.