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   John Jacob Coss Papers 1908-1952.

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Preferred Citation

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

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Summary Information

Abstract

This collection contains correspondence, manuscripts, documents, notebooks, and photographs of John Jacob Coss, professor of Philosophy.

At a Glance

Call No.:MS#0286
Bib ID:4079677 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Coss, John J. (John Jacob), 1884-1940.
Title:John Jacob Coss Papers 1908-1952.
Physical description:6 linear ft (ca.5,600 items in 14 boxes).
Language(s):In English
Access: The following boxes are located off-site: Boxes 4-14. 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

Selected materials cataloged; remainder arranged.

This collection is arranged in three series:

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Description

Scope and Content

Correspondence, manuscripts, documents, notebooks, and photographs including: Correspondence with Columbia faculty, such as John Dewey and Robert Lynd; Columbia University matters, especially his participation in the introduction of the Contemporary Civilization courses; Correspondence sent to him as Director of the Summer Session, 1919-1939; Personal correspondence; Much correspondence relating to the Ropsenwald Fund for Negro Education; Manuscripts and typescripts of addresses, articles, and other writings; Notes and other materials arranged by subject; and 17 of his notebooks kept while a student at Columbia, Union Theological Seminary, and the University of Heidelberg.

1984 addition: Travel journals in the form of typescript copies of letters, photographs, postcards, and memorabilia; typescript copies of Coss' personal correspoondence from 1909 to 1920; and Columbia related material, chiefly Camp Columbia, 1919-1920, including photographs. These items are mounted on sheets of paper.

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Using the Collection

Partially Offsite

Access Restrictions

 The following boxes are located off-site: Boxes 4-14. 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. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); John Jacob Coss 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 06/--/85 BC/SP

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion June 26, 2009 Finding aid written in English.
    2012-05-01 XML document instance created by Alison Rhonemus.

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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:
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CUL Collections:
CLIO
Nat'l / Int'l Archives:
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Addresses.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Articles.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Bibliographies.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Journals.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Notebooks.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Photographs.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Surveys.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Subjects

HeadingCUL Archives:
Portal
CUL Collections:
CLIO
Nat'l / Int'l Archives:
ArchiveGRID
African Americans--History.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Civilization.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
College teachers.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Columbia University.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Culture.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Dewey, John, 1859-1952.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Lynd, Robert Staughton, 1892-1970.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Philosophers.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

Biographical Note

Moore Collegiate Professor of Philosophy at Columbia University.

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