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   Melville Cane Papers, 1901-1979.

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Preferred Citation

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

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Summary Information

At a Glance

Bib ID:4079655 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Cane, Melville, 1879-1980.
Title:Melville Cane Papers, 1901-1979.
Physical description:22 linear ft (ca. 2,950 items in 46 boxes & 5 volumes).
Language(s):In English
Access: The following boxes are located off-site: 7-52. 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 8 series:

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Description

Scope and Content

Correspondence, manuscripts, and books of Melville H. Cane. Among the correspondents are Van Wyck Brooks, Carl Jung, Lewis Mumford, William Saroyan, Upton Sinclair, Felix Frankfurter, Jessamyn West, and W.H.Auden. Included is a scrapbook of newspaper articles by Cane, written chiefly for the "New York Evening Post". He served as the Columbia University correspondent during 1901 and 1902, when he was studying for his degree at the School of Law.

Series I: Cataloged Correspondence

Cataloged Correspondence and Manuscripts are Interfiled

Series II: Cataloged Manuscripts

Cataloged Correspondence and Manuscripts are Interfiled

Series III: Arranged Correspondence

Series IV: Books and Periodicals

Subseries IV.1: Books & Periodicals By Or With Contributions By Cane

Subseries IV.2: Inscribed Books

Subseries IV.3: Books About Cane & Family

Series V: Medals

Series VI. Manuscripts

Subseries VI.1: Miscellaneous

Series VI.2: Individual

Series VII: Subject Files

Subseries VII.1: Columbia University

Subseries VII.2: Various Subjects

Series VIII: Oversized Material

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Using the Collection

Partially Offsite

Access Restrictions

 The following boxes are located off-site: 7-52. 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

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); Melville H. Cane 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

Processed 12/--/85 JL-W

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion June 26, 2009 Finding aid written in English.
    2010-01-21 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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CUL Collections:
CLIO
Nat'l / Int'l Archives:
ArchiveGRID
Essays.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Lectures.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Manuscripts.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Poems.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Proofs.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Scrapbooks.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Subjects

HeadingCUL Archives:
Portal
CUL Collections:
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Nat'l / Int'l Archives:
ArchiveGRID
American literature--20th century.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
American poetry.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Auden, W. H. (Wystan Hugh), 1907-1973.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Authors, American--20th century.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Bradley, William Aspenwall, 1878-1939.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Braithwaite, William Stanley, 1878-1962.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Brooks, Van Wyck, 1886-1963.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Cardozo, Benjamin N. (Benjamin Nathan), 1870-1938.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Cross, Wilbur L. (Wilbur Lucius), 1862-1948.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Eliot, T. S. (Thomas Stearns), 1888-1965.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
English poetry.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Erskine, John, 1879-1951.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Frost, Robert, 1874-1963.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Gregory, Alyse, 1884-1967.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Jung, C. G. (Carl Gustav), 1875-1961.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Lawyers.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Lewis, Sinclair, 1885-1951.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Maritain, Jacques, 1882-1973.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Moore, Marianne, 1887-1972.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Morley, Christopher, 1890-1957.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Mumford, Lewis, 1895-1990.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Munson, Gorham Bert, 1896-1969.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Nash, Ogden, 1902-1971.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
O'Neill, Eugene, 1888-1953.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Orage, A. R. (Alfred Richard), 1873-1934.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Perkins, Maxwell E. (Maxwell Evarts), 1884-1947.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Poets.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Rives, AmeĢlie, 1863-1945.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Ross, Harold Wallace, 1892-1951.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Saroyan, William, 1908-1981.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Sinclair, Upton, 1878-1968.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Speyer, Leonora, 1872-1956.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Spingarn, Joel Elias, 1875-1939.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Stieglitz, Alfred, 1864-1946.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Thurber, James, 1894-1961.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Trilling, Lionel, 1905-1975.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
West, Jessamyn.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Wheelock, John Hall, 1886-1978.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Wolfe, Thomas, 1900-1938.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

Biographical Note

American poet & lawyer whose career included important achievements in the fields of copyright law, book publishing, and the writing and publishing of poetry.

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