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   Ruth Nanda Anshen Papers 1938-1986.

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

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Summary Information

At a Glance

Bib ID:4079643 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Anshen, Ruth Nanda.
Title:Ruth Nanda Anshen Papers 1938-1986.
Physical description:16.8 linear ft (ca. 14,000 items in 40 boxes).
Language(s):In English
Access: The following boxes are located off-site: Boxes 6-40. 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.  More information »

Arrangement

Arrangement

Selected materials cataloged; remainder arranged.

This collection is divided into three series:

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Description

Scope and Content

The collection contains correspondence with many well known authors and scientists, correspondence with publishers, contracts, manuscripts, and other materials related to the many series of books which Anshen has organized. Books from the various series are also included. There is also personal material related to Dr. Anshen and her family.

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Using the Collection

Partially Offsite

Access Restrictions

 The following boxes are located off-site: Boxes 6-40. 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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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); Ruth Nanda Anshen papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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Columbia University Libraries. Rare Book and Manuscript Library; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division

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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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Columbia University.--Press.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Harcourt, Brace & World.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Harper & Brothers.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Harper & Row, Publishers.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Pocket Books.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Genre/Form

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Subjects

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Adams, James Truslow, 1878-1949.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Aesthetics.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Authors, American.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Barth, Karl, 1886-1968.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Barzun, Jacques, 1907-PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Beard, Charles Austin, 1874-1948.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Biology.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Boas, Franz, 1858-1942.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Carnap, Rudolf, 1891-1970.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Carson, Rachel, 1907-1964.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Cary, Joyce, 1888-1957.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Chomsky, Noam.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Clark, John Maurice, 1884-1963.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Clark, Kenneth, 1903-1983.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Conant, James Bryant, 1893-1978.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Copland, Aaron, 1900-1990.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Costikyan, Edward N., 1924-PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Cousins, Norman.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Croce, Benedetto, 1866-1952.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Dewey, John, 1859-1952.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Douglas, William O. (William Orville), 1898-1980.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Editors.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Education.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Flexner, Abraham, 1866-1959.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Frankfurter, Felix, 1882-1965.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Freud, Anna, 1895-1982.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Freud, Sigmund, 1856-1939.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Fromm, Erich, 1900-1980.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Gilson, Etienne, 1884-1978.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Goodman, Paul, 1911-1972.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Gropius, Walter, 1883-1969.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Gutmann, James.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Howe, Irving.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Huxley, Aldous, 1894-1963.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Huxley, Julian, 1887-1975.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Ickes, Harold L. (Harold LeClair), 1874-1952.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Jaspers, Karl, 1883-1969.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Jessup, Philip C. (Philip Caryl), 1897-1986.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Küng, Hans, 1928-PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Lévi-Strauss, Claude.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Lorenz, Konrad.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Lovell, Bernard, Sir, 1913-PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
MacLeish, Archibald, 1892-1982.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Malraux, André, 1901-1976.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Mann, Thomas, 1875-1955.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Maritain, Jacques, 1882-1973.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
McCarthy, Eugene J., 1916-2005.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
McLuhan, Marshall, 1911-1980.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Mead, Margaret, 1901-1978.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Mitchell, Wesley C. (Wesley Clair), 1874-1948.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Mumford, Lewis, 1895-1990.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Nevins, Allan, 1890-1971.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Niebuhr, Reinhold, 1892-1971.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Pauling, Linus, 1901-1994.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Philosophy.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Physics.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Piaget, Jean, 1896-1980.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Rabi, I. I. (Isidor Isaac), 1898-1988.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Russell, Bertrand, 1872-1970.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Salk, Jonas, 1914-1995.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Sartre, Jean-Paul, 1905-1980.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Schapiro, Meyer, 1904-1996.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Taylor, Telford.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Tillich, Paul, 1886-1965.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Trevor-Roper, H. R. (Hugh Redwald), 1914-2003.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Undset, Sigrid, 1882-1949.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Wertheimer, Max, 1880-1943.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

History

Ruth Nanda Anshen (1900-2003) was a philosopher, author, and editor.

In 1958, she established the Anshen-Columbia University Seminars on the Nature of Man, which attracted prominent scientists, theologians, writers, artists, world leaders and philosophers.

Dr. Anshen edited over one hundred works in fields ranging from physics and biology to philosophy, education, psychology, and esthetics, and wrote many books herself, including The Anatomy of Evil , Biography of An Idea, Morals Equals Manners and The Mystery of Consciousness: A Prescription for Human Survival. Her series - Convergence (Columbia University Press), World Perspectives (Harper), Religious Perspectives (Harper), Credo Perspectives (Pocket Books/Simon & Schuster), The Science of Cultures (Harcourt, Brace), Perspectives in Humanism (World Pub. Co.), and The Tree of Life - were concerned with new trends in scientific thought and the mutual intelligibility of the various arts and sciences.

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