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   Gerald Sykes Papers, ca. 1921-1984

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

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Summary Information

At a Glance

Bib ID:4079758 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Sykes, Gerald, 1903-
Title:Gerald Sykes Papers, ca. 1921-1984
Physical description:41 linear ft. (ca.9,150 items in 56 boxes, 155 volumes, & 1 oversize folder).
Language(s):In English
Access: The following boxes are located off-site: 2-57. 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 11 series:

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Description

Scope and Content

Correspondence, manuscripts, notes, notebooks, documents, photographs, course-related materials, and printed materials. The manuscripts include typescripts of Sykes' published and unpublished novels, monographs, plays, short stories, and articles. Among these are The Perennial Avant Garde , The Cool Millennium , and The Hidden Remnant . Sykes' notes and notebooks span the period from the early 1930s to 1980, and include preliminary ideas and sketches for his books, as well as autobiographical material. A small number of documents concern Sykes' wartime work in the U.S. Government Office of War Information. Course-related material including writings and correspondence of students taught by Sykes between 1962 and 1975 at the New School and as an adjunct professor at Columbia University. Printed materials consist of numerous reviews of Sykes' books, in addition to offprints and articles by Sykes. Included as well are printed materials about or connected with Sykes, offprints of articles inscribed to him, and many volumes from his library. The substantial correspondence series includes personal letters and correspondence with agents and publishers relating to his books. Correspondents include Harold Clurman, Aaron Copland, Lawrence Durrell, Georgia O'Keeffe, and Francis Steegmuller, as well as a number of Sykes' students. There is extensive correspondence between Sykes and the artist John Hartell from 1927 to 1983.

Series I: Cataloged Correspondence

Series II: Cataloged Photographs

Series III: Arranged Correspondence

Series IV: Arranged Manuscripts

Series V: Notes and Notebooks

Series VI: Appointment and Address Books

Series VII: Documents and Photographs

Series VIII: Ccouse Related Materials

Within each year, folders arranged by institution and course

Series IX: Subject Files

Series X: Printed Materials

Series XI: Audio Tapes

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Using the Collection

Partially Offsite

Access Restrictions

 The following boxes are located off-site: 2-57. 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); Gerald Sykes 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 Processed 1985

Papers Processed 1988

Papers Processed 01/24/92 HR

Papers Processed 02/24/93 HR

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion June 26, 2009 Finding aid written in English.
    2010-03-29 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
Address books.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Announcements.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Appointment books.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Articles.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Attendance records.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Card files.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Certificates.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Commonplace books.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Contracts.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Curricula.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Drafts (literary).PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Essays.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Examinations.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Fiction.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Galley proofs.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Grade books.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Greeting cards.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Invitations.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Lectures.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Lists.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Manuscripts (literary).PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Monographs.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Notebooks.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Notes.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Photographs.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Photoprints.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Poems.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Proofs.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Reprints.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Reviews.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Schedules.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Scripts.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Syllabi.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Subjects

HeadingCUL Archives:
Portal
CUL Collections:
CLIO
Nat'l / Int'l Archives:
ArchiveGRID
0'Keeffe, Georgia, 1887-1986.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
American literature--20th century.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Art critics.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Authors.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Books--Reviews.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Clurman, Harold, 1901-PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
College teachersPortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Columbia University.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Copland, Aaron, 1900-1990.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Critics.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Culture.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Diamond, David, 1915-2005.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Drama.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Dramatists.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Durrell, Lawrence.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Editors.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Fiction--Technique.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Fremantle, Anne Jackson, 1909-2002.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Galbraith, John Kenneth, 1908-2006.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Hazzard, Shirley, 1931-PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Hicks, Granville, 1901-1982.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Hopkins, Anthony, 1937-PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Hutchins, Robert Maynard, 1899-1977.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Interpersonal relations--Study and teaching.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-1986.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Javits, Jacob K. (Jacob Koppel), 1904-1986.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Jung, Karl, 1902-PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Kazan, Elia.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Kronenberger, Louis, 1904-1980.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Kunitz, Stanley, 1905-2006.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Lerner, Max, 1902-1992.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
MacDowell, Marian, 1857-1956.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
McLuhan, Marshall, 1911-1980.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Miller, Henry, 1891-1980.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Miłosz, Czesław.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Motion picture plays.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Moynihan, Daniel P. (Daniel Patrick), 1927-2003.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
New School for Social Research (New York, N.Y.)PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Novelists, American.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Scenarios.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Slonimsky, Nicolas, 1894-1995.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Social psychology--Study and teaching.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Sociologists.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Sociology--Study and teaching.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Steegmuller, Francis, 1906-1994.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Strand, Hazel.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Strand, Paul, 1890-1976.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Television plays.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Thomson, Virgil, 1896-1989.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Trilling, Diana.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
United States.--Office of War Information.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Viereck, Peter, 1916-2006.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Wilder, Thornton, 1897-1975.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

Biographical Note

Author, editor, critic, and professor of sociology at the New School for Social Research, who died in 1984.

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