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   Norbert Guterman Papers 1920-1984.

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

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Summary Information

Abstract

This collection consists of correspondence, manuscripts, notes and notebooks, printed reviews and photographs of Norbert Guterman (1900-1984), author and translator.

At a Glance

Bib ID:4078415 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Guterman, Norbert, 1900-1984.
Title:Norbert Guterman Papers 1920-1984.
Physical description:3250 items (12 boxes).
Language(s): In English, French, Polish, and German.
Access: The following boxes are located off-site: 2-12. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at least twenty-four (24) hours 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 in seven series:

Selected materials cataloged; remainder arranged.

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Description

Scope and Content

Correspondence, manuscripts, notes and notebooks, printed reviews and photographs. The correspondents include writers from Guterman's Paris years, primarily Pierre Morhange, Max Jacob, Andrʹe Malraux, and Andrʹe Breton. Henri Lefebvre and Francis Steegmuller were Guterman's lifelong friends and there are files of letters from each. A number of other literary figures in France, Poland and the U.S. are also represented, including Françoise d'Eaubonne, Kazimierz Wierzynski, Tadeusz Nowakowski and Hans Habe. There is also correspondence from and concerning family members in Europe, especially Poland, during World War II. The manuscripts include literary works by Guterman, mostly dating from the 1920s and 30s, readers reports, and translations by Guterman. Also included are Guterman's notes made on his readings and in preparation for his editing work, reviews of Guterman's books and reviews by him from the "New Republic," and photographs of his family and friends, including Lefebvre and Pierre Morhange.

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Using the Collection

Partially Offsite

Access Restrictions

 The following boxes are located off-site: 2-12. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

      offsite requestMore information and link to off-site request form

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); Norbert Guterman 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 10/--/86 JR

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion June 26, 2009 Finding aid written in English.
    2012-07-03 xml document created by Judith Zupnick.

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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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Subjects

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French literature--20th century.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Jacob, Max, 1876-1944.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Lefebvre, Henri, 1901-1991.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Morhange, Pierre, 1901-1972.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Polish literature--20th century.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Steegmuller, Francis, 1906-1994.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Surrealism (Literature)PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
TranslatorsPortalCLIOArchiveGRID
World War, 1939-1945--Refugees.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

Biographical Note

Norbert Guterman, 1900-1984, was an author and translator. Born in Warsaw, he studied in Paris in the 1920s, and was part of the "Groupe Philosophies" with Pierre Morhange, Henri Lefebvre, and others. The Groupe was connected for a time with the Surrealists and later with Marxism and the Parti Communiste. In 1929/1930 Guterman moved to the U.S. where he became best known as a translator of philosophical and literary works.

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