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   William Cabell Greet Papers, 1928-1971.

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

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Summary Information

At a Glance

Bib ID:4079722 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Greet, William Cabell, 1901-1972.
Title:William Cabell Greet Papers, 1928-1971.
Physical description:0.5 linear ft (ca. 250 items in 1 box).
Language(s):In English
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Arrangement

Arrangement

Material is arranged into two series:

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Description

Scope and Content

Professor Greet has presented Columbia with a collection of letters which he has received from numerous authors, including John Mason Brown, John Cheever, John Dos Passos, Marianne Moore, and 27 from H.L. Mencken. Of special interest is a notebook of letters concerning Greet's dictionary, WORLD WORDS, puiblished in 1944 by CBS as an aid in the understanding and pronunciation of new and foreign words. The notebook contains letters from Henry A. Wallace, George Marshall, Cordell Hull, J. Edgar Hoover, and more than 50 other public officials.

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Using the Collection

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Access Restrictions

This collection is located on-site.

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); William Cabell Greet 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

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Processed 02/--/85 JLW

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

Subjects

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American literature--20th century.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Authors, American--20th century.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Authors.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Brown, John Mason, 1900-1969.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Cheever, John.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
College teachers.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Dos Passos, John, 1896-1970.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Editors.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Encyclopedias and dictionaries.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
English language--Dictionaries.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
English language--Pronunciation--United States.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Hoover, J. Edgar (John Edgar), 1895-1972.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Hull, Cordell, 1871-1955.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Lexicographers.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Marshall, George, 1891-1975.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Mencken, H. L. (Henry Louis), 1880-1956.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Moore, Marianne, 1887-1972.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Pronunciation.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Wallace, Henry A. (Henry Agard), 1888-1965.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

History

Author, editor, lexicographer, professor of English at Columbia University since 1929 (Columbia University M.A. 1924, Ph.D. 1926).

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