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   George Edward Woodberry Papers, 1866-1951

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Preferred Citation

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

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Summary Information

At a Glance

Bib ID:4079497 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Woodberry, George Edward, 1855-1930.
Title:George Edward Woodberry Papers, 1866-1951
Physical description:ca. 6,200 items.
Language(s):In English
Access: The following boxes are located off-site: 12-47. 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

Correspondence, manuscripts, documents, photographs, and printed materials of and relating to Woodberry. Included are letters from Woodberry to Melville H. Cane, John Erskine, John S. Harrison, Robert Underwood Johnson, and Joel E. Spingarn. There are 330 letters from Woodberry to Harry Harkness Flagler telling of Woodberry's daily life in Beverly, Mass. and of his travels in Europe and Africa. Additional correspondence, notes, and printed materials relate to Woodberry's life, writings, teaching career, retirement, the controversy in 1902 that led to his resignation from the Columbia University faculty in 1904, the bequest of his books to Harvard University and Phillips Exeter Academy, the Poetry Room dedicated in his honor at Harvard University, an exhibit of Woodberriana at the New York Public Library and the Woodberry Society. There are more than fifty manuscripts of his essays and poems. Among the printed materials are his poems, essays, and book reviews, most of which have been cut from The Atlantic Monthly . Other printed materials are about Woodberry, reviews of his books, obituaries, memorials, and books, many inscribed.

Series I: Cataloged Correspondence

Series II: Aarranged Correspondence

Series III: Cataloged Manuscripts and Documents

Series IV: Printed Material

Series V: Books

Series VI: Joseph Doyle Research Materials

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Using the Collection

Partially Offsite

Access Restrictions

 The following boxes are located off-site: 12-47. 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); George Edward Woodberry 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.
    2010-04-02 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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Genre/Form

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Photoprints.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Poems.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Subjects

HeadingCUL Archives:
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Africa--Description and travel.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
American literature--19th century.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
American literature--20th century.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Beverly (Mass.)--Social life and customs.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Cane, Melville, 1879-1980.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
College teachers.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Columbia University--Faculty.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Critics.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Decedents' estates.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Educators.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Erskine, John, 1879-1951.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Europe--Description and travel.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Flagler, Harry Harkness, b. 1870.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Harrison, John Smith, 1877-PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Harvard University.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Johnson, Robert Underwood, 1853-1937.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
New York Public Library.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Phillips Exeter Academy.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Poets, American.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Spingarn, Joel Elias, 1875-1939.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Woodberry Society.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

Biographical Note

Poet, critic, educator. Woodberry was chairman of Columbia University Dept. of Comparative Literature until 1904.

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