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   Harry J. Carman Papers, 1900-1964

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

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Summary Information

At a Glance

Bib ID:4078584 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Carman, Harry J. (Harry James), 1884-1964.
Title:Harry J. Carman Papers, 1900-1964
Physical description:47 linear ft (633,000 items in 105 boxes).
Language(s):In English
Access: The following boxes are located off-site: 2-29. 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 into 8 series:

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Description

Scope and Content

Papers of Carman spanning his entire career beginning with his student days at Syracuse and Columbia Universities. His Columbia files include professional correspondence, lecture notes, course-related materia, and a bibliographical card index of American and European history. Dean Carman's abiding interest both in the academic and general communities is reflected in numerous special files which include correspondence to him as book review editor of HISTORICAL OUTLOOK, 1925-1929, as participant in Columbia's AMERICAN CULTURE SERIES, ca. 1935-1942, and STUDIES IN THE HISTORY OF AMERICAN AGRICULTURE, ca. 1935-1945. There are numerous files relating to his membership on the New York City Board of Higher Education, 1938-1964, the New York State Board of Mediation, 1941-1955, and the Japan American Committee on Intellectual Exchange. The many folders on American colleges attest to the Dean's concern for the quality and improvement of undergraduate education in the United States. Included are some of the working papers for PREPARATION FOR MEDICAL EDUCATION IN THE LIBERAL ARTS (published 1953), and THE RESURVEY OF PREPROFESSIONAL EDUCATION IN THE LIBERAL ARTS COLLEGE (published 1961). Among the few and incomplete book manuscripts there is a typescript of LINCOLN AND PATRONAGE (published 1943) with handwritten addition and correction.

Cataloged Correspondence

Series I: 1900 - 1945

Series II: 1940 - 1950

Series III: 1950 - 1956

Series IV: 1955-1959

Series V: 1955-1960

Series VI: 1959 - 1964

Series VII: Miscellaneous

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Using the Collection

Partially Offsite

Access Restrictions

 The following boxes are located off-site: 2-29. 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.

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This collection has no restrictions.

Restrictions on Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish material from the collection must be requested from the Curator of Manuscripts/University Archivist, Rare Book and Manuscript Library (RBML). The RBML approves permission to publish that which it physically owns; the responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron..

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Harry J. Carman 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

Cataloged 04/17/89 Christina Hilton Fenn

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion June 26, 2009 Finding aid written in English.
    2010-01-21 Legacy finding aid created from Pro Cite.

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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

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Nat'l / Int'l Archives:
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Bibliographies.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Lecture notes.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Scrapbooks.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Slides.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Subjects

HeadingCUL Archives:
Portal
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Agriculture--United States--History.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
College administrators.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
College teachers.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Columbia College (New York, N.Y.)--Administration.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Columbia University--Faculty.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Columbia University--Students.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Education--United States.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Europe--History.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
High schools--New York (State)--Rhinebeck.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
History--Study and teaching.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Japan American Committee on Intellectual Exchange.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
New York (N.Y.).--Board of Higher Education.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
New York (State).--Board of Mediation and Arbitration.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Political science--Study and teaching.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Rhinebeck High School (Rhinebeck, N.Y.).--Principal.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Syracuse University--Students.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
United States--History.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Universities and colleges--New York (State)--New York.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Universities and colleges--New York (State)--Syracuse.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Universities and colleges--United States.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

Biographical Note

Moore Professor of History, 1939-1964, and Dean of Columbia College, 1943-1950. Harry James Carman was a student at Syracuse and Columbia Universities, Principal of the Rhinebeck High School, Rhinebeck, N.Y., 1903-1913, taught history and political science at Syracuse University, 1914-1917, and was on the faculty of Columbia University for 46 years.

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