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   Joan Laskoff papers, 1840-1923, 1984, undated [Bulk Dates: 1864-1911]

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Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Joan Laskoff Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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Summary Information

Abstract

The collection consists entirely of material related to the 1996 documentary written and directed by Joan Laskoff about the life and times of Hungarian-American journalist and newspaper publisher Joseph Pulitzer, Pulitzer and What He Prized. Photographic copies of images used in the film, many of which originally appeared in print publications during mid-19th to early 20th centuries, comprise most of the collection. Color slides of the images are also included. Record books, in which Laskoff indexes the images, make up the remainder of the collection.

At a Glance

Call No.:MS#1645
Bib ID:10811616 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Laskoff, Joan.
Title:Joan Laskoff papers, 1840-1923, 1984, undated [Bulk Dates: 1864-1911]
Physical description:17 linear ft. (11 record cartons, 1 over-sized box, 3 slide boxes, 5 flat boxes)
Language(s): Material is in English
Access: 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. This collection has no restrictions.  More information »

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into one series:

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Description

Scope and Content

The Joan Laskoff Papers consists entirely of material collected by Joan Laskoff for the 1996 documentary Pulitzer and What He Prized. This record of the film, written and directed by Laskoff, is primarily in the form of photographic copies of images used, which depict the life and times of Hungarian-American publisher Joseph Pulitzer (1847-1911). Color slides of these images as well as indexes to the images are also included. The collection explores the professional, political, and personal life of Pulitzer, whose legacy includes the formation of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and the Pulitzer Prize. The collection offers insight into American journalism and the larger economic, political, and social environment during Pulitzer's time.

Series I. Pulitzer and What He Prized Files, 1776 1840-1923 1984 undated

This series comprises the entire collection, including photographic copies of illustrations, photographs, political cartoons and caricatures, as well as color slides and indexes.

Subseries I.1, Illustrations, Photographs, Political Cartoons and Caricatures, 1776 1844-1914 1984 undated

This subseries, arranged alphabetically, comprises the bulk of the collection. It includes photographic copies of illustrations and political cartoons and caricatures, which originally appeared in a variety of mid-19th to early 20th century American print publications, including Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper (Leslie’s Weekly)(1852-1922), Harper's Magazine (1850-), Peterson's Magazine (1842–1898), Godey's Magazine and Lady's Book (1830–1878), Puck (1871-1918), Collier’s (1888-), The American Magazine (1906-1956), as well as German-language American publications, including Illinois Staats-Zeitung (Illinois State Newspaper) (1848-1921). A limited number of hand-colored copies are present. It also includes a small number of oversized reproductions, as well as original drawings of Joseph Pulitzer.

Subseries I.2, Color Slides, 1851-1911 undated

This subseries, arranged alphabetically, is comprised of Leica and Hasseblad color slides. The slid es depict many of the same images seen in the collection in photographic form.

Subseries I.3, Indexes, undated

This subseries, arranged numerically, is comprised of Laskoff’s records books, which index all of the images seen in the collection. Index prints are included.

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Using the Collection

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Access Restrictions

 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.

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This collection has no restrictions.

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.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Joan Laskoff Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries. Rare Book and Manuscript Library; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division

Processing Information

Papers processed 05/2014 Anya Berg

Finding aid written 05/2014 Anya Berg

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion May 23, 2014 Finding aid written in English.
    2014-05-23 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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Photographs.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Slides (Photography)PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Subjects

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Journalism--United States--History.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Journalism--United States--History.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Laskoff, Joan.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Newspaper publishing.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Newspapers--Ownership.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Pulitzer, Joseph, 1847-1911.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
United States--Politics and government--Caricatures and cartoons.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

History

Joan Laskoff (also known as Joan Kraft) is the writer and director of the 1996 documentary, Pulitzer and What He Prized. Laskoff also directed the documentaries The Unknown Eiffel (1974) and We Put Her There: The Contributors (2000).

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