News from RBML’s Archivists | October 2019

vintage assorted books on shelf
Photo credit: Roman Craft

Head Archivist Kevin Schlottmann shares collections new from the RBML

Here are some new and updated finding aids, reflecting work by archivists in archival processing, collections management, and university archives, as well as by our graduate student internship program. – KWS

Marie Mattingly Meloney Collection on Marie Curie
“The bulk of the collection deals with Marie Curie’s travels in the United States in 1921 and 1929, as a result of Marie Mattingly Meloney’s fundraising campaigns to purchase radium for Curie’s experiments. It includes correspondence with, photographs of, and manuscripts and printed material by and about Marie Curie. There is also an academic cap worn by Marie Curie while accepting honorary degrees in the United States, and a watch given to Meloney by Curie.”

Marie Curie – Mobile Military Hospital X-Ray-Unit circa 1915

The American Assembly records, 1950-2007
“This collection contains the administrative papers from 1950 to 1970s, which document the establishment of the Assembly and how it operated in the framework of Columbia University and its Business School.”

Columbia University Manuscripts Collection, 1655-1893
“Autograph letters, official and private documents, and accounts, which were previously mounted in eleven volumes. Most of these relate to Columbia University or people associated with the University.”

Max M. Laserson Papers
“Max M. Laserson Papers consist of correspondence and writings of Max Matthasia Laserson (Moisei Iakovlevich Laserson), philosopher, jurist, politician and public figure.”

James Sherry Papers

“James Sherry (b. 1946) is the author of 13 books of poetry and theory and a leading proponent of both Language Writing and Environmental Poetics. The papers include address books, appointment books, catalogs, correspondence, editorial files, event fliers, manuscripts, notebooks, professional files, and publications.”

Ted Tayler Papers
Correspondence, teaching materials, lectures, publications, writings and student work of Edward W. “Ted” Tayler, the Lionel Trilling Professor in the Humanities Emeritus and special lecturer in English and comparative literature.

American Poets’ Corner Archive, 1984-1996
“Poets Corner is an ongoing cultural tradition important to the Morningside neighborhood as well as the commemoration of a range of American writers, not limited to NYC, but brought together under the aegis of a national cultural canon.”

The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine’s American Poets Corner, located in the Arts Bay on the north side of the nave.

Daniel Haberman Papers
“American poet, translator and graphic designer. Haberman was instrumental in founding the American Poets’ Corner at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City and was the Cathedral’s first Poet-in-Residence (1983-1986).”