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   Carolyn Horton and Associates Records 1919-1988.

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Preferred Citation

Carolyn Horton and Associates Records. Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Columbia University.

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Summary Information

At a Glance

Bib ID:4079522 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Carolyn Horton and Associates.
Title:Carolyn Horton and Associates Records 1919-1988.
Physical description:16.5 linear ft (ca. 21,000 items in 41 boxes & 2 card file boxes).
Language(s):In English
Access: This collection is 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

Arrangement

Series 1. Box 1-9: correspondence files; Box 10-11: subject files (conservation & restoration topics); Box 12-21: business records; Box 22-28: financial records; Box 29-31: personnel records; Card file box 1-2: artist & genre files.

Series 2. Box 32: correspondence files; financial records; biographical files A-B; Box 33: biographical files C-P; Boxes 34-37: subject files A-Y; Box 38: subject files--lectures; Box 39: business files.

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Description

Scope and Content

Correspondence, subject files, business, personnel, biographical files and financial records. The correspondence files deal with clients: individuals, libraries, museums and book dealers. The chronological files are letters with individual clients, while the alphabetical clients files contain folders for institutional clients, and also include topical subject headings such as "Libraries", "Museums", and headings for specific books and works of art. The subject files contain manuscripts, notes for seminars and lectures given by Carolyn Horton on the preservation of books and paper documents and include files on floods, particularly the 1966 flood in Florence, Italy, wet books, form letters, rubbings of books and sample paper. The business records consist of detailed worksheets arranged by client, describing condition of items bound or restored and the type of work done on these items; and complete financial records, i.e., bills, receipts, accounts and personnel records, including payroll, taxes, health insurance and other benefits, which document the operations of a bindery and paper restoration firm. The card file boxes contain details of work done arranged by artist name and by genre, i.e., music, portraits, newspapers, vellum, etc. The biographical files consist of correspondence, notebooks and newspaper clippings relating to Horton's career including her discovery that freezing wet books prevents their molding.

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Using the Collection

Offsite

Access Restrictions

 This collection is 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.

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 and 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

Carolyn Horton and Associates Records. Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Columbia University.

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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

records Cataloged 11/15/89 HR

Correspondence, financial records, subject files, lectures, business records and biographical meterial. 4 linear ft (ca. 3,000 items in 8 boxes) Processed 06/18/90

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.
    2011-12-13 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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Genre/Form

HeadingCUL Archives:
Portal
CUL Collections:
CLIO
Nat'l / Int'l Archives:
ArchiveGRID
Financial records.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Lectures.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Personnel records.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Rubbings.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Subjects

HeadingCUL Archives:
Portal
CUL Collections:
CLIO
Nat'l / Int'l Archives:
ArchiveGRID
Art--Conservation and restoration.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Bookbinders--United States--20th centuryPortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Bookbinding--United States--20th century.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Document restorers.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Manuscripts--Conservation and restoration.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

History

Bookbinding and restoration; Document restoration including manuscripts, maps and works of art on paper.

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