Historical Records Repositories in New York State
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY. AVERY ARCHITECTURAL AND
FINE ARTS LIBRARY
Drawings and Archives Collection, New York, NY
Columbia University architectural drawings, [ca. 1888-1957]
The present location of Columbia's Morningside Heights Campus was designed by the firm of McKim, Mead & White. Construction was begun in 1897. It was built on the site of the former Bloomingdale Insane Asylum.
Included are architectural drawings, surveys, maps, and site proposals, for Columbia's Morningside Heights Campus, designed primarily by McKim, Mead & White. Other architects represented include Adams and Woodbridge; Arnold Brunner (who designed the School of Mines); Eggers and Higgins; the Columbia University Buildings and Grounds Department; Howells and Stokes (designed St. Paul's Chapel); Reinhard, Hofmeister and Wahlquist; and James Gamble Rogers. Drawings for buildings no longer in existence or never constructed and drawings for later alterations, are included. Architectural drawings of the Bloomingdale Insane Asylum, and surveys of the asylum site prepared for Columbia, 1888-1894. Also included are site plans and proposals, surveys, and maps, ca. 1890s-1910s, showing the surrounding area, including such institutions as the Jewish Theological Seminary, St. Luke's Home, Cathedral of St. John the Divine, Grant's Tomb, and others. Drawings for the Womans's Hospital in the State of New York (designed by Allen and Collens, erected 1903, demolished in the 1970s), ca. 1903-1914, are also included. This building was used to house the Columbia School of the Arts in the 1960s since it was located near the campus.
McKim, Mead & White drawings found in this collection are in addition to other Columbia University drawings found in the McKim, Mead & White collection of architectural records and drawings.
COLUMBIA UNIVERISTY ORAL HISTORY RESEARCH
Columbia University, Box 20, Room 801 Butler Library, New York, NY 10027
Abramovich, Teodora. Reminiscences of Teodora Abramovich: oral history, 1991. Transcript: 36 leaves.
Forms part of: Northside Center for Child Development project. Psychologist. Early career as psychiatrist in Argentina; work at Rusk Institute, 1955; therapist, Northside Center for Child Development [Northside]; close relations of Northside staff and clients; patient base in Harlem: living conditions, importance of family and school to treatment; treatment of children with schizophrenia and elective mutism; volunteer, Women's House of Detention; changes in Northside operations and atmosphere with retirement of Mamie Clark; recollections of Mamie Clark, subsequent directors. Interviewed by Jonathan S. Lee.
Gift of Dr. Teodora Abramovich. Name index available. Copyright by The Trustees of Northside Center for Child Development, 1991. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information.
Adler, Kurt A., 1905- . Reminiscences of Kurt A. Adler: oral history, 1978. Transcript: 39 leaves. Tape: 2 cassettes.
Forms part of: Austrian project. Psychiatrist. Childhood; interests of parents Alfred and Raissa Adler in socialist, political, and intellectual affairs; their attitudes towards World War I; United States Army neurologist and psychiatrist, World War II; German prisoner of war patients; Adler Institute and Adler Clinic. Interviewed by Rose Stein. Access: Open. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information. Name index available. Other authors: Stein, Rose, interviewer.
Basith, Ekbal. Reminiscences of Ekbal Basith: oral history, 1991. Description: Transcript: 33 leaves.
Forms part of: Northside Center for Child Development project. Psychiatrist. Family, India; internship, Pakistan; immigration to United States, 1957; residency, St. Louis; M.D., child psychiatry, New York Medical College; research with Stella Chess, 1963-1965; involvement with League School, Brooklyn; reaction to segregation; psychiatrist, Northside Center [Northside]: recollections of Mamie Clark and staff, working atmosphere, classical family therapy, day school concept, adolescent and pre-teen girls' group, Northside representative at workshops and conferences, steering committee, changing problems in community; member, New York City AIDS Task Force.
Interviewed by Jonathan S. Lee. Gift of Dr. Ekbal Basith. Copyright by The Trustees of Northside Center for Child Development, 1991. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information. Name index available.
Bowman, Karl Murdock, 1888-1973. Reminiscences of Karl Murdock Bowman: oral history, 1968. Transcript: 102 leaves.
Psychiatrist. Medical education and early practice; psychiatric treatment for soldiers, 1917-1919; Jungian and Freudian influences; Boston Psychopathic Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Bellevue Hospital; American Psychiatric Association: president, 1944-1945, internal politics, use of shock treatment; chemical and organic aspects of mental disease; relation of law to mental disorders: RESEARCH ON ALCOHOLISM, SEXUAL DEVIATION, NARCOTICS; Leopold-Loeb trial; Langley Porter Clinic, 1941-1956. Recollections of teachers, students, and colleagues. Interviewed by Alden B. Mills. Contributed by Alden B. Mills, Sacramento, CA. Access open. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information. Name index available.
Clark, Kenneth Bancroft, 1914- . Reminiscences of Kenneth Bancroft Clark : oral history, 1976. Transcript: 407 leaves. Tape: 11 reels.
Psychologist, educator; interviewee married Mamie Phipps Clark. Family background, childhood and education, Howard University, 1936, PhD, Columbia University, 1940; teaching career at City College; with wife Mamie, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People witness on psychological damage of racial segregation; founding of Northside Center for Child Development, 1946; political clashes involving Harlem Youth Opportunities; impressions of Adam Clayton Powell, Malcolm X; DARK GHETTO, 1965; establishment of Metropolitan Applied Research Center, 1967; federal and local education commissions; American Psychological Association, 1972, presidential address and aftermath.
Interviewed by Ed Edwin. Access: Closed. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information. Name index available.
Clark, Mamie Phipps, 1917-1983. Reminiscences of Mamie Phipps Clark : oral history, 1976. Transcript: 100 leaves. Tape: 1 reel.
Child psychologist; interviewee married Kenneth B. Clark. Arkansas childhood; BS, MS, Howard University; PhD., Columbia University, 1946; Riverdale Children's Association; founding of Northside Center, 1946; child psychology with underprivileged urban children; relationship of community and Northside Center; impressions of Adam Clayton Powell.
Interviewed by Ed Edwin. Access: Closed. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information. Name index available
Collins, Joseph, 1866-1950. Reminiscences of Joseph Collins: oral history, 1949. Transcript: 62 leaves. Miscellaneous papers relating to oral history.
Neurologist. New York medicine and psychiatry, 1888-1912; publishers and authors, 1912-1930; Sir William Osler; Henry James; James Joyce. Interviewed by Allan Nevins, Dean Albertson, and Fredrick Dupee.
Copyright by the Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1972. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information. Name index available. Microfiche copy available for purchase. (Columbia University oral history collection, part I, published by Meckler Publishing, Westport, CT).
Davies, Stanley Powell, 1894-1985.Reminiscences of Stanley Powell Davies: oral history, 1981. Transcript: 138 leaves. Tape: 4 cassettes.
Forms part of: Community Service Society project. Social welfare executive.Childhood experiences in Pennsylvania, family background; Bucknell University, A.B., 1912; studying economics at Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania; Columbia University, Ph.D. in sociology, 1923; staff of Surgeon-General of the Army in World War I; executive secretary of the Committee on Mental Hygiene of the New York State Charities Aid Association, 1919-1923; changing sociological attitudes and practices toward mental disabilities in the 1920's; Professor of Sociology, Bucknell University, 1923-24; general director of the Charity Organization Society; work for Community Service Society, Association for Improving the Condition of the Poor, New York State Mental Health Association, the New York City Office of Mental Hygiene, and many other mental health organizations. Interviewed by Vida S. Grayson.
Underwritten by the Community Service Society, New York, and NY.
Eberstadt, Walter. Reminiscences of Walter Eberstadt: oral history, 1991. Transcript: 34 leaves.
Forms part of Northside Center for Child Development project. Investment banker. Childhood and educational background; association with Northside Center for Child Development [Northside], 1960s- ; personal interest in minority problems; Northside: personalities, interests of board members, problems with attracting interest, relations with Harlem community, educational, counseling services, unionization of staff, 1971, financial problems, tensions between Mamie Clark and psychiatric staff; search for Mamie Clark's successor. Interviewed by Jonathan S. Lee.
Gift of Walter Eberstadt. Copyright by The Trustees of Northside Center for Child Development, 1991. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information. Name index available
Evarts, Josephine, 1901-1983. Reminiscences of Josephine Evarts: oral history, 1980. Transcript: 317 leaves. Tape: 6 reels.
Physician; interviewee married Charles N. Demarest.Family background, childhood in Vermont; Vassar, 1920-24; College of Physicians & Surgeons, New York, N.Y., 1924-28; internship, Bellevue Hospital, 1928-29; medical practice in Kent, Connecticut, and Millerton, New York; association with Sharon Hospital, 1929-81 and Harlem Valley Psychiatric Center, 1968-71; views on doctors' fees, alcohol and drug addiction, medical ethics and research, care of elderly.
Ervin-Tripp, Susan, 1927- . Reminiscences of Susan Ervin-Tripp: oral history, 1983. Tape: 1 cassette.
Forms part of: Spencer Foundation project. Psychologist. Interviewed by Isabel S. Grossner. Underwritten by the Spencer Foundation, Chicago, IL.
Access: Closed. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information. Name index available.
Felix, Robert H., 1904- . Reminiscences of Robert H. Felix : oral history, 1963. Transcript: 73 leaves.
Forms part of: Health sciences project. Psychiatrist. Family background, medical education; psychiatric residency; work in Missouri psychiatric hospital and Federal Narcotics Farm; responsibilities as Public Health Service Chief of Mental Hygiene Division; establishment, growth of national Institute of Mental Health; conceptualizing community-based mental health programs; establishment of Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry; Public Health Service and Congressional pressures on National Institute of Mental Health programs; mental health research programming.
Interviewed by Harlan B. Phillips. Underwritten by the National Institutes of Health; gift of Dr. George Rosen, Yale University. Access: Written permission required from interviewee. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information. Name index available. Other authors: Phillips, Harlan B., interviewer.
Hartmann, Heinz, 1894-1971. Reminiscences of Heinz Hartmann : oral history, 1963. Transcript: 145 leaves. Tape: 4 reels.
Forms part of: Psychoanalytic movement project. Psychoanalyst. Early education, Vienna; development of interest and training in psychoanalysis in Berlin and Vienna; analysis by Sigmund Freud; early associations with leading figures in European and American psychoanalytic movement; EGO PSYCHOLOGY AND THE PROBLEM OF ADAPTATION, 1939; effect of ego metaphysical writings on current psychoanalitic theory and technique; New York Psychoanalytic Institute; collaborative work with Drs. Rudolph Loewenstein and Ernest Kris.
Interviewed by Bluma Swerdloff. Underwritten by the New-Lands Foundation, New York, N.Y. Access: Open except for certain pages. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information. Name index available.
Jacobsen, Carlyle, 1902-1974. Reminiscences of Carlyle Jacobsen : oral history, 1964. Transcript: 59 leaves.
Forms part of: Health sciences project. Medical psychologist. Education; experimental psychology projects; anthropoid experiment station; professor of medical psychology, Washington University, 1938; role of medical education in psychology; student health service in preventive medicine; administrative work, University of Iowa, 1946; Public Health Service counsels; program development for State University of New York, 1950; administration of institutional grant policies and expenditures; importance of research grants to development of medical education; political facets of grantsmanship.
Interviewed by Harlan B. Phillips. Gift of Dr. George Rosen, Yale Medical School, New Haven, CT. Access: Open. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information. Name index available.
Jersild, Arthur Thomas, 1902- . Reminiscences of Arthur Thomas Jersild : oral history, 1967. Transcript: 255 leaves.
Psychologist, educator. Education, South Dakota and Nebraska; Teachers College, 1929; consulting psychologist to Columbia Broadcasting System, 1935-48; Institute for Educational Leadership in Japan, 1948-49; school consultant; impressions of educators James Russell and William Russell, William H. Kilpatrick, and Edward G. Thorndike.
Interviewed by Thomas F. Hogan. Access: Open. Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1972. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information. Microfiche copy available for purchase. (Columbia University oral history collection, part I, published by Meckler Publishing, Westport, CT).
Jones, Barbara. Reminiscences of Barbara Jones: oral history, 1990. Transcript: 48 leaves.
Forms part of: Northside Center for Child Development project. Secretary, fundraiser. Childhood and early education, Pittsburgh; University of Pittsburgh; acquaintance with Kenneth and Mamie Clark through mutual friend; Secretary to Mamie Clark, 1948-1979, Northside Center for Child Development [Northside], continuation of duties following Mamie Clark's resignation, 1985; additional responsibilities in fundraising; variety, scope of fundraising arrangements; egalitarian work environment, fairness of sliding scale fees; board/ staff parties, sense of community; jump in staff size with move to Schomburg building; changes in policy with the arrival of Medicaid; weathering of financial crises; Northside's approach, reputation, influence in the field.
Interviewed by Jonathan S. Lee. Gift of Barbara Jones. Copyright by The Trustees of Northside Center for Child Development, 1991. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information. Name index available.
Kaufman, Ralph. Reminiscences of Ralph Kaufman: investiture, 1968. Transcript: 29leaves.
Forms part of: Mount Sinai Hospital project. Psychiatrist. Contributed by Albert S. Lyons, New York, NY.
Access: Open. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information. Name index available.
Klineberg, Otto. Reminiscences of Otto Klineberg : oral history, 1984. Transcript: 121 leaves. Tape: 4 cassettes.
Psychologist. Early education; growth in interest in social psychology; PhD in psychology, Columbia University, 1927; cultural influences on psychology, intelligence tests; work concerning racial differences, IQ test performance in American blacks; UNESCO 1948-49, World Federation for Mental Health; work at University of Sao Paolo, Sorbonne; recollections of various psychologists and anthropologists, including Jean Piaget and Margaret Mead. Interviewed by Robert W. Rieber. Underwritten by the Graduate School of the City University of New York and the Department of Psychology, Columbia University.
Access: Open. Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1984. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information. Name index available.
Kolb, Lawrence, 1881-1972. Reminiscences of Lawrence Kolb: oral history, 1963. Transcript: 73 leaves.
Forms part of: Health sciences project. Psychiatrist, administrator. Family, educational background; Public Health Service work with New York Psychiatric Institute; medical director on Ellis Island, 1913-19; 1920s drug and alcohol addiction study, Hygienic Laboratory; administration of narcotics hospital, research lab, Kentucky; Director, Division of Mental Hygiene, United States Public Health Service, 1938-44; push for National Institute of Mental Health, community centers; role of World Wars in medical research; aging and mental health study.
Kolb, Lawrence Coleman, 1911- . Reminiscences of Lawrence Coleman Kolb : oral history, 1977. Transcript: 156 leaves. Tape: 1 reel.
Forms part of: Psychoanalytic movement project. Psychiatrist. Education; work in neurology with Adolf Meyer; work with war neurosis as Navy psychiatrist, World War II; analysis with Frieda Reichmann; director of research, National Institute for Mental Health, 1946-49; teaching activities and psychotherapeutic work with amputees, Mayo Clinic, 1949-54; development of theory of personality sets; association with New York Psychiatric Institute; establishment of Washington Heights Community Mental Health project; beginnings of Columbia Psychoanalytic Clinic, its training program; expansion of psychoanalytic influence in medical schools; student unrest, 1960s, at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center; impressions of Harry Stack Sullivan, Frederick Peterson, David Levy, Kevin Cahill.
Interviewed by Bluma Swerdloff. Underwritten by the New-Lands Foundation, New York, NY. Access: Open. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information. Name index available.
Levison, Bea, 1918- . Reminiscences of Levison, Bea: oral history, 1990. Transcript: 58 leaves.
Forms part of: Northside Center for Child Development project. Psychologist. Family and educational background; association with Northside Center for Child Development [Northside]; importance of education for psychological development, apporaches to schizophrenia, design of special education programs; family services for Northside clients, parental involvement; changes in Northside staff, orientation and finances during 1960s and 1970s; unionization of staff, 1971.
Interviewed by Jonathan S. Lee. Gift of Bea Levison. Copyright by The Trustees of Northside Center for Child Development, 1991. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information. Name index available.
Lourie, Reginald Spencer, 1908- . Reminiscences of Reginald Spencer Lourie : oral history, 1982. Transcript: 35 leaves.
Forms part of: Infant development project. Physician, psychiatrist. Family; background in bacteriology, pediatrics; residency Psychiatric Institute of New York, 1938; Navy psychiatrist, World War II; work at New York City baby clinics; research at University of Rochester, 1946-48, Children's Hospital, Washington DC, 1948--: patterns in infant training, electroencephalogram diagnosis, eye movements under stress; frontiers and problems in pediatric psychiatry; education of doctors; women's liberation. Interviewed by Richard M. Polsky. Underwritten by the National Center for Clinical Infant Programs, Washington, DC.
Access: Open. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information. Name index available.
McGill, William James, 1922- . Reminiscences of William James McGill : oral history, 1980. Transcript: 467 leaves. Tape: 9 reels.
University president, psychologist. Education, New York, N.Y., Fordham 1939-43; early work experience; Ph.D. Psychology, Harvard, 1952; Lincoln Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Columbia University Department of Psychology, 1956-65; University of California, Santa Barbara, to build Department of Psychology there, 1965, Chancellor, 1968-70: anti-war and racial unrest, student strike; President of Columbia University, 1970-80: state of the university in 1970, impressions of trustees, faculty, administrators, problems of finance, administration, student unrest, community relations; fund raising; building programs on Morningside Heights and at Health Center; Faculty House, President's House; Arden House meeting, 1975; Rockefeller Center lease; Chairman, Commission for the Eighties; comments on the future of education, scholars and educators, Columbia University.
Interviewed by Henry Graff. Underwritten by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Access: Closed until June 30, 1990 or death, whichever is later. Permission required to cite, quote, or reproduce. Contact repository for information. Name index available.
Meyers, Edna O. Reminiscences of Edna O. Meyers: oral history, 1991. Transcript: 54 leaves.
Forms part of: Northside Center for Child Development project. Psychologist. Childhood in Harlem; founder, New Dance Group, 1932; recollections of Northside Center for Child Development [Northside]: first associations with Northside through counseling of son, subsequent remedial work as reading therapist, chief psychologist: development of new approach to learning assessment, teaching through brain training; experiences counseling in Harlem public schools; description of home environment of typical Northside client; character of Harlem neighborhood in early 1950s; division of responsibility among social workers, psychologists and psychiatrists at Northside: comparisons of philosophies, approaches to jobs; role of Board of Directors in promotion, fund-raising; recollections of Kenneth and Mamie Clark.
Interviewed by Jonathan S. Lee. Gift of Dr. Edna O. Meyers. Copyright by The Trustees of Northside Center for Child Development, 1991. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information. Name index available.
Oettinger, Katherine Brownell, 1903- . Reminiscences of Katherine Brownell Oettinger : oral history, 1983.Transcript: 329 leaves. Miscellaneous papers relating to oral history.
Forms part of: Women in the federal government project. Original oral history held by: Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe College, Cambridge, MA 02138. Social worker, government official; interviewee married Malcolm H. Oettinger, Sr. Family background, childhood and education; early professional practice, activities in field of mental health; marriage and family; community activities, Works Progress Administration Nursery Schools; care of children in wartime, child guidance clinics; National Mental Health Act of 1946; Pennsylvania Bureau of Mental Health, 1950-54; Dean, Boston University School of Social Work, 1954-57; Chief, United States Children's Bureau, 1957-68: relations with administrative staff, six Health, Education, and Welfare secretaries, Congress, four presidential transitions, commissioners, technical personnel; 1960 White House Conference on Children and Youth; Deputy Assistant Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare, 1968-69; consultant to international organizations.
Paisley-Cleveland, Lisa, 1950- . Reminiscences of Lisa Paisley-Cleveland: oral history, 1990. Transcript: 44 leaves.
Forms part of Northside Center for Child Development project. Psychiatric social worker. Family; psychology degrees from Howard University, New York University; work with drug-addicted patients, women with psychiatric problems at Arthur C. Logan Memorial Hospital; psychiatric social worker at Northside Center for Child Development [Northside], 1975- : union negotiations, organization of Northside, enrollment process, kinds of services; Northside in contrast to other mental health agencies: family-oriented approach, understanding racism and oppression as underpinnings of psychological and educational difficulties, influence of education level on self-esteem; Northside's need for larger political role in community, more effective strategies for communication and outreach. Interviewed by Jonathan S. Lee.
Gift of Lisa Paisley-Cleveland. Copyright by The Trustees of Northside Center for Child Development, 1991. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information. Name index available.
Rado, Sandor, 1890-1972. Reminiscences of Sandor Rado : oral history, 1965. Transcript: 317 leaves.
Notes: Forms part of: Psychoanalytic movement project. Psychoanalyst. Early education, Hungary; M.D., 1915; education as a psychoanalyst; work with Sigmund Freud and Sandor Ferenczi; faculty member of Berlin Psychoanalytic Institute, 1923-31; Karl Abraham; managing editor, INTERNATIONALE ZEITSCHRIFT FUER PSYCHOANALYSE and IMAGO; the United States and organization of a psychoanalytic institute on the Berlin model; educational director, New York Psychoanalytic Institute, 1931-41; comments on the evolution of psychoanalytic theory and technique.
Interviewed by Bluma Swedloff. Underwritten by the New-Lands Foundation. Access: Open. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information. Name index available.
Riess, Bernard. Reminiscences of Bernard Riess : oral history, 1988. Transcript: 181 leaves. Tape: 6 cassettes.
Psychologist. Family life in Harlem, 1907-1927; education in New York City and later teaching there; Psychology Department at Hunter College, New York, 1928-1952; New School for Social Research; research director, Children's Court treatment project, 1947; activity in New York State Psychology Association; Housatonic Mental Health Center, Lakeville, Connecticut; fund raising for Russian War Relief, World War II; American Labor Party, Westchester County; civil rights activity; travels; family life.
Interviewed by Sharon Zane. Underwritten by sons of the interviewee. Access: Open. Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1989. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information. Name index available.
Stevens, Rutherford, 1911- . Reminiscences of Rutherford and Mildred Stevens: oral history, 1991. Transcript: 89 leaves.
Forms part of Northside Center for Child Development project. Physician. Early childhood and education, Philadelphia; B.A., Howard University, 932; M.D., Howard University, 1939; Officer, World War II, 1939-1945; difficulty in obtaining Medical Officer status because of race; Medical Officer, 1941-1945; Army Neuropsychiatric Consultation program; early Army integration efforts; Menninger's Psychiatric Clinic, early experiences: psychoanalysis, work with patients; move to New York: private practice; Northside Center for Child Development [Northside]: lack of interest in out-patient psychiatry after World War II, attitudes toward psychiatry of blacks and whites, attitudes of Kenneth Clark and others toward analysis, lay therapists; meeting of prospective spouse at Northside; work with children at Northside; Northside's lack of size, resources; Mildred Stevens' recollections of early Northside's diversity, high ideals; Northside's reputation; shared recollections of various children.
Interviewed by Jonathan S. Lee. Gift of Rutherford and Mildred Stevens. Copyright by The Trustees of Northside Center for Child Development, 1991. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information. Name index available.
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY RARE BOOKS AND MANUSCRIPTS
Butler Library, New York, NY 10027
Folks, Homer, 1867-1963. Papers, 1890-1963.ca. 6,000 items (27 boxes, 1 oversized portfolio)
Social worker. Papers and correspondence relating to Folk's activities with theRed Cross after World War I, as a special agent to the military governor of Cuba in 1900, and as president of the New York State Probation Commission, 1907-1917. The collection also reflects his interest in mental hygiene, the care of neglected and delinquent children, tuberculosis, and public health and welfare.
Franzblau, Rose Nadler, 1905?-1979. Papers, [ca. 1930]-1978. ca. 66,000 items (132 boxes, 15 oversize items)
Psychologist and syndicated newspaper columnist. (Columbia University M.A., 1931; Ph.D., 1935). In her NEW YORK POST column, "Human Relations," in magazine articles, and on radio and television, Dr. Franzblau applied the principles of Freudian theory to the problems of her readers from 1949 until 1976. Earlier she had been a specialist in personnel management for the United Nations and the U.S. Government. She was also active in philanthropy and a financial backer of Broadway plays. Papers containing correspondence, manuscripts, notes, radio scripts, letters asking Franzblau's advice, clippings, memoranda, announcements, photographs, tape recordings, records, books, pamphlets, and memorabilia. She kept the vast number of letters asking her advice and the typescripts of her replies. Among the cataloged correspondents are Ann Landers, Jo Mielziner, Dorothy Schiff, and Abigail Van Buren. Contents list.
Howard, Jane, 1935- . Papers, ca.1930-1984. 25 linear ft (ca. 31,000 items in 52 boxes & 6 card file boxes).
Jane Temple Howard, journalist and author. Correspondence, manuscripts, drafts, notes, photographs, and printed material. Included are files relating to articles which she researched and wrote while on the staff of LIFE MAGAZINE, especially on popular figures in current literature and the arts. There are also research files and typescripts for her books: PLEASE TOUCH, A DIFFERENT WOMAN, and FAMILIES. Among the correspondents are: Paul Bowles, Agnes de Mille, Ken Kesey, and Hope Cooke Namgyal. ADDITION: Research files for FAMILIES & research files, typescripts, and note cards for MARGARET MEAD. Deposited by Jane Howard, 1979, 1985, & 1989. Permission to publish materials must be obtained in writing from the Librarian for Rare Books and Manuscripts. Contents list, 11p.
Lieberman, E. James, 1934- . Papers, 1949-1995. 3 linear ft. (ca.960 items in 8 boxes).
E. James Lieberman (1934- ), psychiatrist and authority on the psychotherapist Otto Rank, 1884-1939. Correspondence, manuscripts, seminar papers, tape cassettes, and printed materials. The collection includes the first and final drafts of Lieberman's Acts of Will; The Life and Work of Otto Rank (New York: The Free Press, 1985), as well as his research files for the book. There is also a heavily annotated ms. translation by J. J. Taft of Rank's Daybooks (Diaries). Other correspondence, conference papers, lecture notes, and inscribed books have been added. Gift of E. James Lieberman, 1985, 1986, 1988, 1992, & 1997. Available for faculty, students, and researchers engaged in scholarly or publication projects. Permission to publish materials must be obtained in writing from the Librarian for Rare Books and Manuscripts. Box list, 1 p. See also Ms Coll/Rank; Ms Coll/The Otto Rank Association; Ms Coll/Robinson, V.P.; Ms Coll/Taft, J.J.
McGill, William J. (William James), 1922- . Papers, 1929-1979. 23 linear ft (ca. 34,150 items in 56 boxes and 1 oversize folder).
Professor of psychology, 1956-1965, and later President of Columbia University, 1970-1980. Correspondence, memoranda, notes, speeches, scientific data, photographs and printed material. Half of the collection relates to McGill's research and writing in the fields of experimental and mathematical psychology, particularly in the psychology of perception, and contains drafts of papers, notes, class materials and works by others. Also included are files relating to McGill's chairmanship of the Carnegie Commission on the Future of Public Broadcasting, files pertaining to his participation on the New York State Special Advisory Panel on Medical Malpractice, and some papers from his chairmanship of the psychology department, and later chancellorship, of the University of California, San Diego. Some personal correspondence and documents are also included. Among the cataloged correspondence are John W. Gardiner, Edward M. Kennedy, Margaret Mead, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, Jonas Salk, and Beverly Sills. Gift of William J. McGill, 1980. Transfer from the President's Office, 1984. Permission to publish materials must be obtained in writing from the Librarian for Rare Books and Manuscripts. Contents list, 6p.
Mitchell, Wesley Clair, 1874-1948. Papers, 1898-1948. 42 boxes.
Mitchell's diaries for 1905 to 1948 are available only on microfilm.American economist, teacher. Professor of economics at Columbia University, 1913-1919 and 1922-1944. Professional correspondence, diaries, unpublished articles, lecture notes, and abstracts of Mitchell. Subjects include economic theory and its history, business cycles, money, national planing, anthropology and psychology, and published material by Clair and others. Calendar index.
Mobilization for Youth. Records, [ca. 1958]-1970. ca. 10, 500 items (29 boxes)
Social service agency operating on the Lower East Side of New York City. Mobilization for Youth was conceived in 1957 and formally founded and funded in 1961.
Correspondence, minutes, memoranda, reports, project proposals, financial records, and related printed materials documenting various social services focused on community development, the elimination of poverty, and the prevention and control of juvenile deliquency. Among its programs are manpower and training services such as the Neighborhood Youth Corps, a remedial education and work program, and the New Careers Program, providing both instruction and on the job training; individual, group, and family services such as counseling and supportive services for jovenile delinquents; and mental health services. The correspondence is with city, state, and federal agencies as well as private social service organizations. Correspondents include John V. Lindsay. Also, files for Bertram M. Beck, Executive Director, the Board of Directors, the various committees, and project funding activities.
Otto Rank Association. Papers, 1934-1993. 23 linear ft (ca.11,600 items in 55 boxes).
The Otto Rank Association was planned by J. Jessie Taft and founded by Virginia P. Robinson in 1965 to foster and develop interest in the writings of Otto Rank, the psychoanalyst, to promote further exploration of his concepts and their meaning for art, literature, psychology, psychotherapy, and the history of culture through publication, translation, discussion, and research; and to establish an information center regarding these and related writings. Otto Rank was an early associate and later opponent of Sigmund Freud. The Association was dissolved in 1983. Correspondence, manuscripts, minutes, lists, and legal documents, financial records, publicity materials, and printed items. Among the correspondents are: Anna Freud, Ernst L. Freud, Erich Fromm, Ernest Jones, Rollo May, Karl Menninger, Henry Miller, and Anaïs Nin, a frequent lecturer at meetings. There are 117 letters from Nin discussing her lecture tours and the publication of her diaries. Gift of the Association, 1984-1986. Gift of Anita J. Faatz, 1990. Gift of Gunther Stuhlmann, 1993. Permission to publish materials must be obtained in writing from the Librarian for Rare Books and Manuscripts. Contents list, 4p.
Polier, Justine Wise, 1903-1987. Legal research files, 1970-1976. 5 linear ft. (ca. 2,000 items in 10 boxes). Photocopies.
Justice in the Domestic Relations Court of New York City, 1934-1962, Judge of the New York State Family Court, 1962-1973. Polier was affiliated with the Children's Defense Fund and the Field Foundation (Barnard A.B., 1924).
Legal briefs, opinions, depositions, notes, memoranda, correspondence, and miscellaneous printed material of Polier. The materials are primarily photocopies of court documents which Polier assembled in the course of monitoring legal precedents for the Children's Defense Fund and the Field Foundation. Among the topics covered in the files are abortion, discrimination, education, foster care, juvenile justice, mental health, and parental rights.
Contents list. Available for faculty, students, and researchers engaged in scholarly or publication projects. Collection is shelved offsite and requires 48 hours for access. Permission to publish materials must be obtained in writing from the Librarian for Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Rank, Otto, 1884-1939. Papers, 1903-1988, 1903-1940. 18 linear ft. (ca. 2,650 items in 40 boxes and 1 flat box).
Rundbriefe (Boxes Ib, IIa, IIb, IIc); General correspondence (Box Ia); "Lohengrin Sage," "Incest Motif," "Art and Artist," and "Genetic Psychology" are on microfilm. Psychotherapist and one-time associate of Sigmund Freud. The collection consists of: (1) A group of early materials written between 1903-1905, before Rank met Freud. This includes 4 daybooks, a notebook of dreams, a notebook of poems, the manuscripts of "Der Kunstler;" (2) Correspondence between Freud and Rank between 1906-1924, including the controversy over THE TRAUMA OF BIRTH. 40 a.l.s. from Freud and typed copies from Rank, with a few letters to and from Ferenczi; (3) Copies and some originals of the circular letters by members of the inner circle, Ernest Jones, Abraham, Eitingon, Ferenczi, Rank and Freud, 1920-1924; (4) Original handwritten manuscripts, typed copies, notes and corrections of Rank's major works; (5) Rank's own listing and comments on his writings and publications (to 1930); (6) Rank's published works--20 titles. Mrs. Simon, formerly the wife of Otto Rank, presented a group of manuscripts by and about him including the introduction and part of the text of his last book BEYOND PSYCHOLOGY. The original manuscript of Freud's MASSENPSYCHOLOGIE UND ICH-ANALYSE with the published English translation by James Strachey; and two other Freud manuscripts. Helene Rank Velfort, his daughter, has presented a group of books from his library which contain many revisions and annotations. English and German.
Schroeder, Theodore Albert, 1864-1953. Papers, [ca. 1950]-1952. 60 items (2 boxes)
Schroeder was a lawyer by profession, who devoted his life to the development and dissemination of his theory of "evolutionary psychology." Correspondence, documents, books, pamphlets, and clippings pertaining to Schroeder. The majority of the letters are from Schroeder to his friend and patron, Mrs. Ethel Clyde, and to his publisher, Lesley Kuhn, of Psychological Library. Topics covered include psychology, obscenity, and censorship.
Sherwin, Oscar, 1902-1976. Papers, 1926-1974. 4.5 linear ft (ca. 3,500 items in 9 boxes).
Historian, professor of English at the City College of New York. Columbia University B.A., 1922; M.A., 1928. Correspondence, manuscripts, notes, course materials, illustrations, family items, and printed materials of Sherwin. The manuscripts are largely of unpublished material, but are of some published works like THE ENCOMPASSING MIRROR. The majority of the collection consists of Sherwin's notes on various literary and historical topics including among others Dryden, Pope, and Swift. Course materials are from his classes at City College. The illustrations are some of those considered for use in his publications. Family items include college papers by his son James, notebooks kept by his wife, Stella, during a period of mental illness, and Sherwin's reflections upon her condition. The printed materials consist of periodical articles and reviews by Sherwin and reviews of his books.
Contents list. Available for faculty, students, and researchers engaged in scholarly or publication projects. Collection is shelved offsite and requires 48 hours for access. Permission to publish materials must be obtained in writing from the Librarian for Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Woodworth, Robert Sessions, 1869-1962. Papers, 1906-1962. 19 linear ft (ca.12,500 items in 38 boxes).
Psychologist. He was Professor of Psychology at Columbia Universit551903-1958. Correspondence, manuscripts, notes, documents, subject files, financial records, course materials, photographs, and printed materials. Woodworth's professional correspondence is with colleagues, scholars, students, the Columbia University Psychology Department, professional organizations, the Archives of Psychology, the National Academy of Sciences, the Psychological Corporation, and publishers. His own set of psychology subject headings include both general and specific topics such as behavior, color, experimental psychology, learning, memory, perception, personality, sensation, etc. These files contain manuscripts, notes, psychological tests, test data, revisions, for his monographs and other research materials. In addition to the subject files, there is some general, personal and family correspondence; manuscripts of his articles, lectures, addresses, curricular materials, biographical files and photographs. The printed materials consist of his personal collection of reprints of psychological literature arranged according to his own subject headings; reprints by colleagues, some inscribed and signed with his annotations; and books from his library, some of which contain his markings and comments.
Gift of the estate of Robert S. Woodworth via the Psychology Department, 1988.Permission to publish materials must be obtained in writing from the Librarian for Rare Books and Manuscripts.
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