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   Ella Winter Papers 1913-1978.

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Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Ella Winter papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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Summary Information

At a Glance

Bib ID:4079487 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Winter, Ella.
Title:Ella Winter Papers 1913-1978.
Physical description:41 boxes, 1 oversize folder
Language(s):In English
Access: The following boxes are located off-site: 3-41. 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

Selected materials are cataloged, the remainder are arranged. The collection is arranged into seven series and several subseries:

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Description

Scope and Content

Correspondence, manuscripts, documents, notes, photographs, and printed material of Winter. The papers cover primarily the years after 1952 when she and Stewart settled in England to avoid involvement in the House Un-American Activities Committee investigations. Winter traveled widely in Russia, visited China in 1958, and spent nine months in Ghana in 1965. Her journeys are well documented in this collection. Among the manuscripts are drafts for many of her periodical articles, typescripts of her autobiography And Not to Yield , and articles written about her travels. Also, files on art, the labor movement in California, Robinson Jeffers, the McCarthy era, Lincoln Steffens, and Vietnam. There are numerous photographs taken on her trips abroad, including her work with the Friends of Austria, 1920, of many theatrical productions, and of her family and home. Because of her eclectic interests she was acquainted with many prominent individuals in politics, literature, theatre, and the arts. Among the major correspondents are Edward Albee, Charles and Oona Chaplin, W.E.B. Du Bois, Katharine Hepburn, Carey McWilliams, Kwame Nkrumah, Sean O'Casey, and Muriel Rukeyser.

Series V: Subject Files

The subject files include clippings, correspondence, ephemera, manuscripts (by others), and printed material. The correspondence in the subject files is either about the subject, or, in the case of some persons, includes correspondence between the subject and persons other than Ella Winter.

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Using the Collection

Partially Offsite

 The following boxes are located off-site: 3-41. 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.

      offsite requestMore information and link to off-site request form

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); Ella Winter papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Finding aid available in repository and online.

Selected Related Material-- at Columbia

Lincoln Steffens Papers, Rare Book & Manuscript 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/--/1989 Christina Hilton Fenn

Justin Kaplan corr. re. Steffens Processed 06/28/2000 HR

Boxes 32-41 were processed by Ryan McComas (Pratt Institute, 2012), Spring 2012

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.
    2012-07-26 XML document instance created by Catherine C. Ricciardi

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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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Albee, Edward, 1928-PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Art, Modern--20th century--AfricaPortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Art.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Arts.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Chaplin, Charlie, 1889-1977.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
China--Description and travel.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Communism--United States.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Ghana--Description and travel.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Hepburn, Katharine, 1907-2003.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Jeffers, Robinson, 1887-1962.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Journalists.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Labor movement--California.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Literature.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
McWilliams, Carey, 1905-1980.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Nkrumah, Kwame, 1909-1972.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
O'Casey, Sean, 1880-1964.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Rukeyser, Muriel, 1913-1980.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Soviet Union--Description and travel.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Steffens, Lincoln, 1866-1936.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Stewart, Donald Ogden, 1894-1980.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Theater.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Vietnam--Politics and government.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

History

Writer. Ella Winter (1898-1980) whose full name was Leonore Sophie Winter Steffens Stewart, was an economist by training and journalist by profession. She was married to Lincoln Steffens, and after his death, to screenwriter and playwright Donald Ogden Stewart.

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