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   Luther Carrington Goodrich Papers 1890-1991.

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Preferred Citation

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

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Summary Information

At a Glance

Bib ID:4078539 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Goodrich, L. Carrington (Luther Carrington), 1894-
Title:Luther Carrington Goodrich Papers 1890-1991.
Physical description:ca. 13,000 items (22 boxes).
Language(s): English and Chinese.
Access: This collection has no restrictions. The following boxes are located off-site: Boxes 2-23. You will need to request this material at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.  More information »

Arrangement

Arrangement

Selected items cataloged; remainder arranged as follows. Box 1: Cataloged correspondence & Alphabetical file, C-H; Box 2: Alphabetical file, I-S; Box 3: Columbia University files, 1928-1943; Box 4-7: Arranged correspondence; Box 8-15: Subject files; Box 16-22: Manuscripts; Box 22: Slides & photographs; Box 23: Family memorabilia.

The material is arranged into eight series:

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Description

Scope and Content

Correspondence, manuscripts, documents, notes, notecards, journals, diaries, photographs, slides, memorabilia and printed materials documenting Goodrich's career in the field of Chinese language and history, as well as materials on the cultural affairs of twentieth century China. Among the cataloged correspondence are Joseph Alsop, Pearl S. Buck, Norman Cousins, Philip C. Jessup, H.H. Kung, Owen Lattimore, and Nathan Pusey. Part of the collection is arranged in Goodrich's alphabetical subject/name file and the remainder is arranged alphabetically. The correspondence is from colleagues, students, business associates, friends, etc. The subject files are on a variety of topics concerning China, the Far East, printing, medicine, the arts, and technology; material on the Chinese Civil Service Examination; associations, schools, foundations, missions and their work in the Far East.

The manuscript files include notes on topics, books read, lectures attended; articles, book reviews, comments and criticism; book introductions and revisions. The biographical material includes family histories and recollections by others; journals, diaries and travel experiences; collection of business cards of associates, phone book and family memorabilia including a hymnal from China, Chauncey Goodrich's Chinese/English dictionary and photographs. There are also slides and photographs of views of China, Chinese art objects in various collections throughout the world and various unidentified persons. Also included is a 2,000 item card file containing name and subject entries for (most probably) A Short History of the Chinese People. One box is devoted to Columbia University files, 1928-1943, regarding academic, scholarly, cirricular and administrative matters.

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Using the Collection

Partially Offsite

Access Restrictions

This collection has no restrictions.

 The following boxes are located off-site: Boxes 2-23. You will need to request this material 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

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); Luther Carrington Goodrich Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Finding aid available in repository and online.

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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

Processed 06/17/88

Correspondence Processed 04/30/92 HR

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.
    2013-01-09 XML document instance created by Catherine C. Ricciardi

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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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Genre/Form

HeadingCUL Archives:
Portal
CUL Collections:
CLIO
Nat'l / Int'l Archives:
ArchiveGRID
Announcements.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Articles.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Bibliographies.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Calling cards.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Card files.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Correspondence.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Diaries.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Dictionaries.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Hymnals.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Journals.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Lectures.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Notebooks.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Notes.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Photographs.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Photoprints.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Programs.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Reviews.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Subjects

HeadingCUL Archives:
Portal
CUL Collections:
CLIO
Nat'l / Int'l Archives:
ArchiveGRID
Alsop, Joseph, 1910-1989.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Art, Chinese.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Buck, Pearl S. (Pearl Sydenstricker), 1892-1973.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
China--Civilization--20th century.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
China--Cultural policy.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
China--History--20th century.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
China--Social life and customs.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Chinese language--Study and teaching.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
College teachersPortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Columbia University--Administration.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Columbia University--Faculty.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Cousins, Norman.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Historians.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
History--Study and teaching.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Jessup, Philip C. (Philip Caryl), 1897-1986.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Kung, H. H. (Hsiang-hsi), 1880-1967.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Lattimore, Owen, 1900-1989.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Pusey, Nathan M. (Nathan Marsh), 1907-2001.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Sinologists.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

History

Luther Carrington Goodrich (1894-1986), Columbia, M.A., 1927; Ph.D., 1934; L.L.D., 1962. Dean Long Professor Emeritus of Chinese, former Chairman Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures and Director of Ming Biographical History Project. Born in China, Goodrich travelled widely, teaching and writing on Chinese cultural and historical topics. He served as advisor to numerous art historians, academics, and institutions.

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