News from RBML’s Archivists | January 2021


“‘Color Blindness’ Deuteranomaly demonstration” by entirelysubjective is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Kevin Schlottmann, RBML’s head archivist, shares these updates of a selection of new and updated finding aids, as well as newly available collections.

🆕 Newly processed and available

As we do every January, we lifted restrictions that expired at the turn of the year.  This year, 15 collections had folders or sections that were opened for the first time. 🥳

A large and significant addition to the Citizens Union Records was processed.

Alan Cameron papers, 1959-2020

“Papers of Classics professor Alan Cameron who taught at Columbia University between 1977 and his retirement in 2008.”

🆕 Newly created or updated finding aids

Christine Ladd Franklin and Fabian Franklin papers, 1900-1939

Christine Franklin who lectured at Columbia University from 1914 to 1927, was well-known for her method of reducing all syllogisms to a single formula, and for her contributions to knowledge relating to color vision.”

Dorothy Hutchinson papers, 1943-1955

“Case records, notes and outlines for courses, notes for papers presented at conferences, and printed material. Dorothy Hutchinson was involved in the areas of adoption, foster parents, and unwed mothers.”

United States Presidents : Messages and papers, 1862-1938

“A WPA project under the direction of Clifford Lord. The collection consists of typescript copies of executive orders and other papers of the Presidents of the United States, 1862-1938”

Randolph Godfrey Phillips papers, 1956-1982

“Correspondence, notes, manuscripts, legal documents, transcripts, and printed materials of Phillips. Correspondents include George McGovern, Edmund Muskie, J.W. Fulbright, and William Ruckelshaus. The collection contains correspondence, manuscripts, legal documents, and transcripts illustrating Phillips’ legal career, including papers from the Four Seasons Securities Laws Litigation and from Phillips’ lawsuits against Alleghany Corporation, Investors’ Diversified Services (a company controlled by Alleghany), and the American Stock Exchange. Also, the papers of the National Committee for Impeachment, of which Phillips was chairman.”

Eugene Barry papers, 1848-1928

“Poet, leather manufacturer of Lynn, Mass. Eugene Barry (1843-circa 1928) was the father of Frederick Barry, 1876-1943, Professor of the History of Science at Columbia University. ”

Benjamin N. Cardozo papers, 1885-1940

“Correspondence, manuscripts, notes, clippings, and photographs of or relating to Cardozo, including his lecture notes as a student at Columbia, 1885-1889, and his commonplace books. Also, four boxes of printed and manuscript material collected by George S. Hellman while writing BENJAMIN N. CARDOZO, AMERICAN JUDGE; and photocopies of letters, manuscripts, and notebooks of original Cardozo papers in the Cardozo School of Law Library.”

Lewis Galantière papers, 1920-1977

“Writers represented in the correspondence files are Margaret Anderson, Sherwood Anderson, George Antheil, Djuna Barnes, Clive Bell, Malcolm Cowley, E.E. Cummings, John Dos Passos, Ford Madox Ford, Ernest Hemingway, Richard Hughes, Eugene Jolas, Archibald MacLeish, H.L. Mencken, Henry Miller, Adrienne Monnier, Man Ray, Elmer Rice, Jules Romains, Gertrude Stein, John Steinbeck, Allen Tate, Carl Van Vechten, Robert Penn Warren, and Edmund Wilson. Galantiere’s best known work as a translator was that of the writings of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, and the collection contains in addition to correspondence, twelve manuscripts, all bearing the author’s and the translator’s corrections”

Robert Dodd Lilley papers, 1935-1986

“President of the American Telephone and Telegraph Company (AT&T) from 1972 to 1976; Columbia University A.B. 1933, B.S. 1934, E.M. 1935, LL.D. 1981; Columbia University Trustee 1968-1980, Emeritus.”

Charles Anthon manuscripts, 1830-1875

“The collection is composed of notes on classical authors made by Professor Anthon.”

W.H. Auden papers, 1931-1973

“Letters, manuscripts, galley proofs, page proofs, art works, and printed materials of Auden”

Samuel Greenbaum papers, 1901-1922

“Correspondence relating to Greenbaum’s election to the Supreme Court in 1901. Correspondents include Charles Evans Hughes, William Travers Jerome, Seth Low, Jacob H. Schiff, and Stephen S. Wise.”

Evarts Boutell Greene papers, 1893-1947

“Correspondence, manuscripts, and printed files. The papers deal mostly with Greene’s academic career as a history professor at University of Illinois and at Columbia University; with his activities in various professional and social organizations; and, to a lesser extent, his travels, studies, and personal and family matters. Among the major correspondents are such public figures as Louis D. Brandeis, Felix Frankfurter, and James Jules Jusserand; and such prominent historians as James Truslow Adams, Henry Steele Commager, Samuel Eliot Morison, Richard B. Morris, and Allan Nevins.”

Cyrus King papers, 1791-1817

“College speeches, notebooks and class exercises relating to King’s undergraduate years at Columbia, letters written to and by King during his period in London, documents and incoming correspondence relating to his legal practice, correspondence from his career in Congress, speeches and petitions relating to Maine politics, and materials relating to statehood for the District of Maine, the War of 1812, and related contemporary events.”

Leverich family letters, 1820-1870

“Letters, mainly of a personal nature, written by and to various members of the Leverich family. The correspondence centers around Charles P. Leverich and his wife Matilda. Family in New York City. Charles P. Leverich was a New York merchant.”

Ernest W. Nelson papers, 1899-1921

“Ernest W. Nelson, born in Norway, came to America at age fifteen. His attendance at an art school in Washington, D.C. was financed by an aunt, who withdrew her support from him when this school was over. Forced into lithography to earn a living, Nelson never again pursued a career in fine arts, and his burgeoning talent in poetry was stunted at this same time. Notebooks filled with Nelson’s ideas and notes on art and poetry, as well as various other subjects, such as translations, women, liberty and democracy, and Americanization, which last shows his bitterness at not having achieved recognition as a creative artist in this country. ”

Kurt Goldstein papers, 1900-1965

Neurologist and psychiatrist. Dr. Goldstein was clinical professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University, 1934-1940. His fields of research included psycho-pathology, speech and optic disorders, injuries and tumors of the brain, and schizophrenia.”