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   Bruno Lasker Papers [ca. 1923]-1951.

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

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Summary Information

At a Glance

Bib ID:4079009 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Lasker, Bruno, 1880-1965.
Title:Bruno Lasker Papers [ca. 1923]-1951.
Physical description:27 linear feet. 33 boxes
Language(s):In English
Access: This collection has no restrictions. This collection is 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. This collection has no restrictions  More information »

Arrangement

Material is arranged into 7 series:

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Description

Scope and Content

The collection consists of his working notebooks in 31 volumes, manuscripts and printed versions of speeches, articles, and reports, many relating to the Institute of Pacific Relations and the Far East. Also, a group of materials, 1957-1965, relating to Lasker's study of Prophetics, the conditions (psychological and physical), methods, history, and case studies of prediction. It comprises some 5,000 pages (in 33 binders) of abstracts and comments; an index to abstracts by names, topics, and sub-topics; notes for a substantial bibliography; printed and manuscript materials, and the typed draft of an unpublished book, "Dates With Destiny," 1964.

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Using the Collection

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Access Restrictions

 This collection has no restrictions. This collection is 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

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); Bruno Lasker Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Related Material

Collections related by provenance: Columbia University also has Mr. Lasker's REMINISCENCES in three volumes in the Oral History Record Office collection.

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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 07/--/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.
    2012-02-20 xml document instance created by Carrie Hintz

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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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Authors.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
East Asia--Description and travel.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
East Asia--Economic conditions.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
East Asia--Social conditions.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Editors.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Education--East Asia.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Henry Street Settlement (New York, N.Y.)PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Institute of Pacific Relations.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Lloyd George, David, 1863-1945.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Prophecies (Occultism)PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Prophecies.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Rowntree, B. Seebohm (Benjamin Seebohm), 1871-1954.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Social problems--England.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Social problems--New York (State)--New York.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Social service--New York (State)--New York.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Social workers.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
World politics.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

Biographical Note

Writer, social worker. Lasker was born in Hamburg, Germany, July 21, 1880, resided in England, 1901-1914, coming to the United States in 1914. In England he was employed in social reform movements, being closely associated with B. Seebohm Rowntree and David Lloyd-George. After coming to the U.S., Lasker was active in New York City social work at the Henry Street Settlement and on various committees appointed by the Mayor. He was associate editor of the SURVEY MAGAZINE, 1917-1923, and was associated with THE INQUIRY of World War I and the Institute of Pacific Relations. He travelled extensively for the Institute in the Far East, studying social, economic, educational, and cultural conditions and relations with the West.

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