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   Harry Scherman Papers, 1937-1969

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

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Summary Information

At a Glance

Bib ID:4079308 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Scherman, Harry, b. 1887
Title:Harry Scherman Papers, 1937-1969
Physical description:ca. 19,500 items (49 boxes)
Language(s):In English
Access: The following boxes are located off-site: 4-49. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library 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

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into 6 series:

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Description

Scope and Content

Large groups of correspondence with members of the editorial board including Henry Seidel Canby, Dorothy Canfield Fisher, John Marquand, Christopher Morley, and William Allen White, which contain insights into the Club's activities, organization, and literary policies. Also, material relating to Scherman's careers as writer, economist, and philanthropist. Mr. Scherman's economic activities are represented by files of correspondence and papers of the National Bureau of Economic Research, the Federal Union, and the Committee on Economic Development. Among the personal items in the collection are manuscripts of his publications, reviews of his writings, numerous awards he has received, photographs, and documents relating to his long and rich career. There are two particularly warm letters from Winston Churchill and Albert Einstein. Also, additional personal and professional correspondence files of Scherman with publishers, agents, authors, Book of the Month Club judges, and organizations with which he was affiliated.

Series I. Cataloged manuscripts

Series II: Cataloged Correspondence and Manuscripts

Series III: Material by and about Harry Scherman

Series IV: Topical Files

Series V: Arranged Correspondence

Series VI: Printed Material

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Using the Collection

Partially Offsite

Access Restrictions

 The following boxes are located off-site: 4-49. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library 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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This collection has no restrictions.

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); Harry Scherman 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 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.
    2010-03-01 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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Photoprints.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Subjects

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Authors, American.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Book-of-the-Month Club.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Canby, Henry Seidel, 1878-1961.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Churchill, Winston, 1874-1965.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Committee on Economic Development.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Economists.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Federal Union (U.S.)PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Fisher, Dorothy Canfield, 1879-1958.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Literary agents.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Literature publishing.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Marquand, John P. (John Phillips), 1893-1960.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Morley, Christopher, 1890-1957.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
National Bureau of Economic Research.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Philanthropists.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Publishers and publishing.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
White, William Allen, 1868-1944.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

Biographical Note

Co-founder and chairman of the board of the Book-of-the-Month Club.

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