Records of the New York Institute for the Humanities Bulk, 1980-1984 1971-2004


Records of the New York Institute for the Humanities Bulk, 1980-1984 1971-2004

The Records of the New York Institute of the Humanities consist of materials created by the Institute's founder Richard Sennett, and other Institute adminstrators and Fellows. The Records document the formation and early years of the Institute, the activities of Institute Fellows, and the seminars, lectures, and other events sponsored by the Institute.

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SNAC Resource ID: 6328868

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