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   Ralph Leslie Rusk Papers , 1913-1956

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Ralph L. Rusk Papers. Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Columbia University.

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Bib ID:4079286 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Rusk, Ralph L. (Ralph Leslie), b. 1888
Title:Ralph Leslie Rusk Papers , 1913-1956
Physical description:ca. 25,700 items (10 boxes, 25 card file boxes, 1 tube box)
Language(s):In English
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Correspondence, manuscripts, notes, course related materials, photographs, photostats, and printed materials of Rusk. Included are two small files of correspondence, approximately 100 items, relating to Rusk's editing of THE LETTERS OF RALPH WALDO EMERSON (1939) and to his study of occasional poetry in Colonial America for the Colonial Project in American Literature. The manuscripts include several miscellaneous items by Rusk, and five Columbia University masters essays submitted to him in connection with the Colonial American poetry study. Also, 12,000 note cards relating to this study as well as 150 photostatic copies of books of Colonial American poetry. For the Emerson edition there are 14,000 note cards on Emerson's life and letters. There are also 1,000 note cards for Rusk's edition of THE LETTERS OF EMMA LAZARUS (1939). The Columbia course related materials consist of notes, syllabi, reading lists, bibliographies, examination questions, lists of students and a few letters from them for Rusk's American literature course, 1931-1951. The printed materials are mainly reprints of articles on R.W. Emerson, inscribed to Rusk and containing annotations by him. In addition there are 23 photographs taken by Rusk in 1913, of a Passion Play which was performed in the Philippines.

Series 1: Correspondence; Photos; Manuscripts

Series II: Photostats of Books of Colonial American Poetry

Series III: Card File Boxes of Notes: Colonial American Poetry

Series V: Card File Boxes of Notes: Emma Lazarus

Series VI: Photostat

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Ralph L. Rusk 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

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Cataloged 09/--/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.

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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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American literature--Study and teaching.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
American poetry--Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
College teachers.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Columbia University--Faculty.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Columbia University--Students.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Editors.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
English language--Study and teaching.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Philippines--Pictorial works.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Scholarly publishing.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Theater--Philippines.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
University of the Philippines--Faculty.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

Biobraphical note

Professor of English, Columbia University, 1925-1954, and Ralph Waldo Emerson specialist. Rusk taught English at the University of the Philippines, 1912-1914. Columbia University A.M., 1912; Ph.D., 1925.

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