|Title:||Meyer Schapiro Letters and Manuscripts of Whittaker Chambers and James Thomas Farrel, 1923-1991.|
|Physical description:||3 linear ft. (ca. 1,250 items in 6 boxes)|
This collection is arranged into 5 series:
Autograph and typed letters from James Thomas Farrell to Schapiro, concerning Farrell's personal life, his writings, and current social and political affairs. There are also eight of Farrell's manuscripts from the 1960s. The long friendship of neighbors is seen in Farrell's personal letters about his private life and his family and in the discussions of whichever novel he was working on at the time. The main body of the correspondence is from the World War II period and shows much concern for current events in the Soviet Union as well as in the U.S. and Europe. The author also made a few forays into Irish humor, as in the use of his pseudonym, Jonathan Titelescu Fogarty. There are autograph drafts of Prof. Schapiro's replies to and notes about Farrell, and letters and post cards from Farrell's actress wife, Hortense Adler. Also, a letter from Frances Mitchell on her book, The Awakening - Le Revile , 1950.
1995 Addition: 70 letters from Whittaker Chambers to Meyer Schapiro, along with copies of his letters and research material about Chambers.
This collection has no restrictions.
This collection is located on-site.
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.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Meyer Schapiro Letters and Manuscripts of Whittaker Chambers and James Thomas Farrell; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
Columbia University Libraries. Rare Book and Manuscript Library; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division
Cataloged 09/--/1989 Christina Hilton Fenn
W.Chambers material Processed 10/26/2000 HR
Papers Processed 10/30/2000 HR
Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion June 26, 2009Finding aid written in English.
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|Anti--ommunist movements--United States.||Portal||CLIO||ArchiveGRID|
|Authors, American--20th century.||Portal||CLIO||ArchiveGRID|
|Buckley, William F. (William Frank), 1925-2008.||Portal||CLIO||ArchiveGRID|
|Communism--United States--20th century.||Portal||CLIO||ArchiveGRID|
|Farrell, James T. (James Thomas), 1904-1979.||Portal||CLIO||ArchiveGRID|
|Irish wit and humor.||Portal||CLIO||ArchiveGRID|
|Mitchell, Frances, 1914-||Portal||CLIO||ArchiveGRID|
|Subversive activities--United States--20th century.||Portal||CLIO||ArchiveGRID|
|United States.--Federal Bureau of Investigation.||Portal||CLIO||ArchiveGRID|
|World War, 1939-1945--Europe.||Portal||CLIO||ArchiveGRID|
|World War, 1939-1945--Soviet Union.||Portal||CLIO||ArchiveGRID|
|World War, 1939-1945--United States.||Portal||CLIO||ArchiveGRID|
Educator, art critic, and professor of fine arts at Columbia University, 1928-1965, University Professor, 1965-1973, Prof. Schapiro (Columbia Univ BA, 1924; MA 1926, Ph.D., 1929) died in 1996.