crown CU Home > Libraries Home
Columbia University Libraries Archival CollectionsRare Book & Manuscript Library Collections
 

   The World (New York) Records 1882-1940

Download and Print CitationContact Bookmark Share

Preferred Citation

The World (New York) Records. Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Columbia University.

COinS Metadata available (e.g., for Zotero).

Summary Information

At a Glance

Bib ID:4079498 View CLIO record
Title:The World (New York) Records 1882-1940
Physical description:ca. 41,000 items (103 boxes; 2 flat boxes; 1 tube box; 1 copper box)
Language(s):In English
Access: The tube box are located off-site. You will need to request this material 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

Arranged in two series

Return to top

Description

Scope and Content

Business correspondence, editorial memoranda, circulation and financial reports, details for the construction and enlargement of the Pulitzer Building on Park Row, and general papers of THE WORLD. The earlier part of this collection is made up of all materials brought to the attention of Joseph Pulitzer during his editorship and that of his son, Ralph Pulitzer. For the time from Joseph Pulitzer's death in 1911 until ca. 1920, the papers are primarily the files of THE WORLD's "Bureau of Accuracy and Fair Play," directed by Isaac D. White. During the 1920s and until 1931, there is also much material from other departments of the paper such as the composing room, the purchasing department, and the auditors. Also included is a re-recorded audio tape from cylinders originally placed in the World Building cornerstone, October 9-10, 1889. The materials from 1932 until 1940 are insurance policies for the Pulitzer Building and financial reports winding up the affairs of the Pulitzer's Press Publishing Company. Materials collected by R.H. Lyman of THE WORLD's staff from 1893 until 1931 have been added.

Series I: Cataloged Correspondents

Series II: Manuscripts & Documents

Return to top

Using the Collection

Partially Offsite

 The tube box are located off-site. You will need to request this material 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.

Preferred Citation

The World (New York) Records. Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Columbia University.

Return to top

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.
    2009-06-26 File created.

Return to top

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.

All links open new windows.

Additional Creators

HeadingCUL Archives:
Portal
CUL Collections:
CLIO
Nat'l / Int'l Archives:
ArchiveGRID
Lyman, R. H.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Subjects

HeadingCUL Archives:
Portal
CUL Collections:
CLIO
Nat'l / Int'l Archives:
ArchiveGRID
Newspaper publishing--New York (State)--New York.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Press Publishing Co.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Pulitzer Building (New York, N.Y.)PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Pulitzer, Joseph, 1847-1911.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Pulitzer, Ralph.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Scripps-Howard.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
White, Isaac D. (Isaac Davis), 1901-PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Return to top

History / Biographical Note

Historical Note

Newspaper of Joseph Pulitzer, purchased in 1883 and sold to Scripps-Howard in 1931.

Return to top