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   Charles S. Ascher Papers, 1926-1979.

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Preferred Citation

Charles S. Ascher Papers. Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Columbia University.

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Summary Information

At a Glance

Bib ID:4078775 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Ascher, Charles S. (Charles Stern), 1899-1980.
Title:Charles S. Ascher Papers, 1926-1979.
Physical description:68 linear ft (ca. 95,000 items in 159 boxes & 11 rolls).
Language(s):In English
Access: Boxes 3-163 are located off-site. 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

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Description

Scope and Content

Correspondence, memoranda, manuscripts, documents, photographs, printed material, and memorabilia of Ascher. Also, his notes and diary/datebooks, as well as typescripts for many of his reports, articles, and reviews. Among the major correspondents are Roger Nash Baldwin, Mary Steichen Calderone, Julian Huxley, Margaret Mead, Jo Mielziner, Lewis Mumford, Alva Myrdal, Edwin Herbert Samuel (2nd Viscount Samuel), Percy E. Sutton, and Constantine D. Tsatsos.

Series I: Catalogued correspondence

Series II: Catalogued manuscripts

Series III: Manuscripts, Documents and Course Material

Series IV: Travel (includes photographs)

Series V: Oversize

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Using the Collection

Partially Offsite

 Boxes 3-163 are located off-site. 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.

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Restrictions on Use

Permission to publish materials must be obtained in writing from the Librarian for Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Preferred Citation

Charles S. Ascher Papers. Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Columbia University.

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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

Surveyed 03/27/89 Christina Hilton Fenn

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.
    2011-11- 15 EAD created by PTL

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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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Diaries.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Photoprints.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Subjects

HeadingCUL Archives:
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CUL Collections:
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Nat'l / Int'l Archives:
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American Society of Public Administration.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Baldwin, Roger N. (Roger Nash), 1884-1981.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Brooklyn College.--Faculty.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Calderone, Mary Steichen, 1904-1998.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Citizens Housing and Planning Council (New York, N.Y.)PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
City Housing Corporation.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
City planning--New Jersey.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
City planning--New York (State)--New York.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
College teachers.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Housing development--New York (State)--New York.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Housing--New York (State)--New York.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Huxley, Julian, 1887-1975.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
International Institute of Administrative Sciences.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
International Union of Local Authorities.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Mead, Margaret, 1901-1978.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Mielziner, Jo, 1901-1976.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Mumford, Lewis, 1895-1990.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Myrdal, Alva, 1902-1986.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Political science.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Public Administration Clearing House.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Radburn (N.J.)PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Samuel, Edward Herbert.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Sunnyside (New York, N.Y.)PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Sutton, Percy E.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Tsatsos, KoĢ„nstantinos, 1899-1987.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Unesco.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
United States.--National Housing Agency.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

History

Professor of political science at Brooklyn College from 1949 to his retirement in 1966. (Columbia A.B., 1920; LL.B., 1921). He was also secretary and general counsel of the City Housing Corporation, builder of the experimental developments Sunnyside (Queens, N.Y.) and Radburn (New Jersey); served as founding executive secretary of the Public Administration Clearing House in Chicago; regional director of the National Housing Agency from 1942-1947; and executive officer for programs at UNESCO.

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