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   Miriam J. Benkovitz Papers 1954-1986.

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Preferred Citation

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

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Summary Information

Abstract

This collection contains correspondence, manuscripts, notes, notebooks, photographs, microfilm, and printed materials relating to Miriam J. Benkovitz, professor of English, Skidmore College.

At a Glance

Call No.:MS#0101
Bib ID:4078540 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Benkovitz, Miriam J.
Title:Miriam J. Benkovitz Papers 1954-1986.
Physical description:13,5 linear ft (ca. 9,100 items in 32 boxes).
Language(s):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.  More information »

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in one series:

Box 1: Arranged correspondence A-Z; Boxes 2-6: Richard Aldington; Boxes 7-10: Aubrey Beardsley Biography; Boxes 11-16: Baron Corvo Biography; Boxes 17-19: Ronald Firbank Bibliography; Box 20: Ronald Firbank Bibliography Supplement and 2nd Edition; Boxes 21-26: Ronald Firbank Biography; Boxes 27-29: Lord Ronald Gower Biography (unpublished); Boxes 30-31: Miscellaneous Articles; Box 32: Miscellaneous photographs, microfilm, and printed matter.

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Description

Scope and Content

Correspondence, manuscripts, notes, notebooks, photographs, microfilm, and printed materials relating to Benkovitz's scholarly activities, including her biographies of Aubrey Beardsley, Ronald Firbank and Frederick Rolfe (Baron Corvo), her bibliography of Firbank, as well as two books of Richard Aldington's correspondence which she edited, and numerous articles. Her correspondence is both personal and professional. The manuscripts are in various stages of completion, and include Benkovitz's many annotations and corrections. For the Aldington and Corvo notes, there are typescript copies of letters with extensive notes by Benkovitz. There are both personal photographs and photographs intended to illustrate her books.

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Using the Collection

Offsite

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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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.

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); Miriam J. Benkovitz 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

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Processed 06/20/88

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion June 26, 2009 Finding aid written in English.
    2012-02-28 xml document instance created by Alison Rhonemus

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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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CorrespondencePortalCLIOArchiveGRID
PhotoprintsPortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Subjects

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Aldington, Richard, 1892-1962--Correspondence.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Authors, English--20th century--Biography.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Beardsley, Aubrey, 1872-1898--Biography.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
BiographersPortalCLIOArchiveGRID
College teachersPortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Firbank, Ronald, 1886-1926--Bibliography--Biography.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Rolfe, Frederick, 1860-1913--Biography.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

Biographical Note

Miriam J. Benkovitz, professor of English, Skidmore College, and author. She colleceted books avidly, specializing in turn-of-the-century literature.

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