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   Randolph Silliman Bourne Papers 1910-1966.

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

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Summary Information

Abstract

Correspondence and manuscripts of radical essayist Randolph Bourne.

At a Glance

Call No.:MS#0138
Bib ID:4079396 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Bourne, Randolph Silliman, 1886-1918.
Title:Randolph Silliman Bourne Papers 1910-1966.
Physical description:7.5 linear feet (18 document boxes).
Language(s):In English
Access: This collection is located onsite. This collection has no restrictions.  More information »

Arrangement

Arrangement

Material is arranged into two series

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Description

Scope and Content

Correspondence, manuscripts, and typescripts of books and articles by Bourne, chiefly relating to education and government; clippings of articles and critical estimates of Bourne's publications; twenty notebooks of Columbia College notes and memoranda of a European tour; a diary for 1916; three volumes of the COLUMBIA MONTHLY, 1910-1913 and a Bible; and books from Bourne's library. The correspondence fall into several categories: letters to Bourne from personal friends, 1910-1918; letters to Bourne from magazines and publishers regarding his writings, 1912-1918; copies of Bourne's letters, chiefly to personal and business correspondents, 1910-1918; letters from Alyse Gregory, Dorothy Teall, and Agnes De Lima regarding Bourne and the possible publication of his letters, 1930-1948; and letters written to John Moreau relating to his RANDOLPH BOURNE, LEGEND AND REALITY (Washington, Public Affairs Press, 1966). These letters are from persons who knew Bourne and who read Moreau's manuscript.

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Accessestrictions

This collection is located onsite. This collection has no restrictions.

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); Randolph Bourne 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

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Cataloged 04/07/89 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.
    2013-03-25 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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Diaries.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Subjects

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Columbia College (New York, N.Y.)--Students.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
De Lima, Agnes.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Education.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Europe--Description and travel.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Gregory, Alyse, 1884-1967.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Moreau, John.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Political science.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Publishers and publishing.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Teall, Dorothy.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

Biographical Note

Randolph Silliman Bourne was a radical leftist intellectual and essayist. He was born in Bloomfield, New Jersey in 1886. His difficult birth left him with facial scars from a forceps delivery whch, couples with a bout of spinal tuberculosis at the age of four left him scarred and hunchbacked. His essay "The Handicapped-- By One of Them" is a foundational essay in disability studies.

Bourne attended Columbia Unviersity where he studied under John Dewey and Charles Beard. He earned his bachelor of arts degree in 1912 and a master's in 1913. He is best known for his essays in The Seven Arts and The New Republic that sharply criticized U.S. involvement in World War I and that took American intellectuals, notbaly his former mentor John Dewey, to task for their support of U.S. interventionist policy.

Randolph Bourne died of the flu on December 19, 1918.

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