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   Simon Lissim Papers, ca. 1919-1982.

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[Collection Name]. Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Columbia University.

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Summary Information

At a Glance

Bib ID:4077763 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Lissim, Simon, 1900-1981.
Title:Simon Lissim Papers, ca. 1919-1982.
Physical description:ca. 1,500 items, (6 boxes).
Language(s):In Russian, French, and English
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Arrangement

Arrangement

Material is arranged into 3 series

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Description

Scope and Content

Correspondence, manuscripts, documents, photographs, subject files and printed materials of Simon Lissim. Among the correspondents are Aleksandr Benois, Mikhail Larionov, Georgiĭ Lukomskiĭ and Saveliĭ Sorin. There are many manuscripts by Lissim himself including the tests for a number of lectures and speeches, sections of his memoirs and essays on aesthectics. The documents include passports documenting his emigration from Russia to France and the United States, and several awards and certificates. There are many photographs of Lissim as well as dozens of photographic reproductions of his work, uncluding Lenox and Sèvres porcelain, textile designs, silver work and graphic arts. There are subjecxt files relating to two books for which he did the illustrations, and there are many folders of clippings documenting his career.

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Using the Collection

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[Collection Name]. Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Columbia University.

Related Material

New York Public Library, Theatre Division (Lincoln Center). The Lissim Collection. Theatre work.

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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 Accessioned 1981

Papers Accessioned 1982

Papers Processed 02/--/83

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion June 26, 2009 Finding aid written in English.
    2009-06-26 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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Awards.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Books.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Certificates.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Clippings.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Essays.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Illustrations.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Lectures.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Letters.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Memoirs.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Passports.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Photoprints.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Speeches.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Subjects

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Art--Soviet Union.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Emigration and immigration--France--20th century.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Emigration and immigration--Soviet Union--20th century.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Emigration and immigration--United States--20th century.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Theater--Soviet Union.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

History

Artist and stage designer who emigrated from Russia to France in 1919, and from France to the United States in 1941.

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