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   Ivan Morris Papers, 1931-1976

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Preferred Citation

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

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Summary Information

At a Glance

Bib ID:4079561 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Morris, Ivan I.
Title:Ivan Morris Papers, 1931-1976
Physical description:18 linear ft. (ca. 18,900 items in 47 boxes and 3 volumes).
Language(s):In English
Access: The following boxes are located off-site: 2-47. 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. Selected family correspondence is closed.  More information »

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into 8 series:

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Description

Scope and Content

Correrspondence, manuscripts, notes, memoranda, documents, photographs and printed materials. In addition to personal correspondence and documents, there are files of Amnesty International, the human rights organization of which Morris was American Section chairman. Also included are notes and manuscripts of Morris' studies in Japanese literature and culture, particularly relating to his many books and translations. His interest in puzzles, and compilations of several volumes of them, are reflected in notes and correspondence. Among the major correspondence are Donald Keene, Anthony Powell, Sacheverell Sitwell and Arthur Waley.

1984 addition: Diaries, correspondence, manuscripts, and audio tapes

Series I: Personal Files

Subseries 1.1: Cataloged Correspondence

Subseries I.2: Uncataloged Correspondence

Subseries I.3: Manuscripts and Documents

Subseries I.4: Miscellaneous Files

Subseries I.5: Puzzles

Subseries I.6: Amnesty International

Subseries I.7: Japanese Literature and Culture

Series II: Miscellaneous Files

Subseries II.1: Photographs

Subseries II.2: Scrapbooks and Printed

Series III: Books

Series IV: Oversize

Series V: 1980 Addition

Subseries V.1: Personal Files

Subseries V.2: Amnesty International

Subseries V.3: Japanese Literature and Culture

Subseries V.4: Miscellaneous Files

Series VI: 1982 Addition

Series VII: 1984 Addition

Subseries VII.1: Diaries

Subseries VII.2: Personal Correspondence

Subseries VII.3: Family Correspondence

Subseries VII.4: Notes, etc.

Subseries VII.5: Audio

Series VIII: 2003 Addition

Includes materials from 1999 gift

Subseries VIII.7: Audio Recordings

Contents transcribed from label information provided on boxes for reel to reel audiotapes.

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Using the Collection

Partially Offsite

Access Restrictions

 The following boxes are located off-site: 2-47. 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.

      offsite requestMore information and link to off-site request form

Selected family correspondence is closed.

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); Ivan Morris 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

Papers Entered in AMC 11/19/90

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion June 26, 2009 Finding aid written in English.
    2010-02-18 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

HeadingCUL Archives:
Portal
CUL Collections:
CLIO
Nat'l / Int'l Archives:
ArchiveGRID
Albums.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Articles.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Audio tapes.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Bylaws.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Calling cards.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Contracts.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Diaries.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Indexes.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Lecture notes.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Lectures.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Memoranda.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Minutes.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Notebooks.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Obituaries.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Passports.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Photographs.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Proofs.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Reviews.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Scrapbooks.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Statutes.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Subjects

HeadingCUL Archives:
Portal
CUL Collections:
CLIO
Nat'l / Int'l Archives:
ArchiveGRID
Amnesty International.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
College teachers.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Columbia University.--East Asian Institute.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Japan--Social life and customs.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Japanese literature--Translations into English.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Japanese literature.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Keene, Donald.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Powell, Anthony, 1905-2000.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Puzzles.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Scholars.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Sitwell, Sacheverell, 1897-1988.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Waley, Arthur.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

Biographical Note

Ivan Ira Esme Morris, 1925-1976, was chairman of Columbia's East Asian Department from 1966-1969.

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