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   Robert Lax Papers, [ca. 1938]-1990

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Preferred Citation

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

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Summary Information

At a Glance

Bib ID:4079014 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Lax, Robert.
Title:Robert Lax Papers, [ca. 1938]-1990
Physical description:17 linear ft. ( ca. 5,300 items in 31 boxes & 1 package).
Language(s):In English
Access: This collection has no restrictions. This collection is located on-site.  More information »

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into 17 series:

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Description

Scope and Content

Correspondence, manuscripts, drawings, photographs, and printed material of Lax. Included are letters of Mark and Dorothy Van Doren and Thomas Merton. The bulk of the collection is comprised of Lax's poetry and journal manuscripts, many written in Patmos and Kalymnos, Greece, and originally sent to Emil Antonucci of the Journeyman Press in New York for publication. Also, printed photographs and unprinted negatives of pictures taken by Lax, primarily in Greece.

Series I: Correspondence and Manuscripts

Series II: Uncataloged correspondence and manuscripts by others

Series III: Manuscripts

Titled typescripts, in alphabetical order

Series IV: Manuscripts, untitled

Arranged chronologically

Series V: Manuscripts

Series VI: Artwork

Series VII: Photographs

Arranged by subject

Series VIII: Printed materials

Series IX: Oversize, Art

Series X: Oversize, Manuscripts

Series XI: Uncataloged correspondence and manuscripts by others

Series XII: Manuscripts

Titled typescripts, in alphabetical order

Series XIII: Manuscripts, untitled

Arranged chronologically

Series XIV: Manuscripts

Arranged chronologically

Series XV: Photographs

Arranged by subject

Series XVI: Printed materials

Series XVII: Addition to Lax Papers

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Using the Collection

RBML

Access Restrictions

This collection has no restrictions.

This collection is located on-site.

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); Robert Lax 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 07/--/89

Letters & clippings Cataloged 05/05/92 HR

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion June 26, 2009 Finding aid written in English.
    2010-02-16 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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Drawings.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Journals.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Manuscripts (literary).PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Notebooks.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Notes.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Photographs.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Photonegatives.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Photoprints.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Poems.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Sketches.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Subjects

HeadingCUL Archives:
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American literature--20th century.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
American poetry--20th century.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Antonucci, Emil.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Authors, American.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Editors.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Greece--Pictorial works.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Journeyman Press (New York, N.Y.)PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Kalymnos (Greece)--Description and travel.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Literature publishing--New York (State)--New York.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Merton, Thomas, 1915-1968.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Patmos Island (Greece)--Description and travel.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Poets, American.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Publishers and publishing--New York (State)--New York.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Van Doren, Dorothy.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Van Doren, Mark, 1894-1972.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

Biographical Note

Poet & editor (Columbia University B.A., 1938) who was born in 1915.

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