Historical Biographical Files [18--?] - 2012.


Historical Biographical Files [18--?] - 2012.

182.02 linear ft. (429 document boxes, 10 half-size document boxes).


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Pupin, Michael, 1858-1935

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Columbia College, A.B., 1883; Columbia University, Doctor of Science, 1904; Professor of Electro-mechanics, 1901-1927. From the description of Papers, 1800-1995. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122600557 ...

Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library

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The Rare Book & Manuscript Library is Columbia University’s principal repository for special collections. The Library collects, preserves, describes, promotes, and provides access to the material evidence of diverse individuals and activities in alignment with the University’s research and teaching mission. The Library builds and stewards deep collections in select subject areas and connects them to a global audience through reference, teaching, exhibitions, publications, and public programs...

Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969

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Dwight David Eisenhower (1890-1969) was leader of the Allied forces in Europe in World War II, commander of NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), and the thirty-fourth president of the United States, from January 20, 1953, to January 20, 1961. Eisenhower was born on October 14, 1890, in Denison, Texas, the third son of David Jacob Eisenhower, a railroad worker, and Ida Elizabeth Stover. In 1891, the family moved to Abilene, Kansas, where David accepted a job at a local creamery run by ...

Ginsberg, Allen, 1926-1997

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Irwin Allen Ginsberg was born on June 3, 1926 in Newark, New Jersey to Louis and Naomi (Levy) Ginsberg. American poet, author, lecturer, and teacher who was one of the core members of the Beat Generation of American author's in the 1950's and early 1960's along with Jack Kerouac, William S. Burroughs, and Neal Cassady. He died of complications of liver cancer on April 6, 1997. From the description of Allen Ginsberg papers, 1937-1994. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 462019390 ...

Bartók, Béla, 1881-1945

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Commissioned by the Basel section of the International Society for Contemporary Music. Composed originally as Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion 1937. Orchestrated 1940 as this Concerto. First performance London, 14 November 1942, Royal Philharmonic Society, Adrian Boult conductor, Louis Kentner and Ilona Kabos soloists.--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description of Concerto for 2 pianos and orchestra / Béla Bartók. [194-?] (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record i...

Barzun, Jacques, 1907-2012

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Born in France on November 30, 1907, critic-historian Jacques Barzun came to the United States in 1920 and received his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees from Columbia University. He taught at Columbia until his retirement in 1975, having also for a decade been Dean of Faculties and Provost. From 1975 to 1993 he was Literary Adviser to Charles Scribner's Sons. Among his forty books are biographical-critical studies of William James and Hector Berlioz, several volumes of literary and cultu...

Clinton, DeWitt, 1769-1828

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DeWitt Clinton (March 2, 1769 – February 11, 1828) was an American politician and naturalist who served as a United States Senator, Mayor of New York City and sixth Governor of New York. In this last capacity, he was largely responsible for the construction of the Erie Canal. Clinton was a major candidate for the American presidency in the election of 1812, challenging incumbent James Madison. A nephew of long-time New York Governor George Clinton, DeWitt Clinton served as his uncle's secreta...

Columbia University

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The Columbia University community and administration mobilized to the fullest extent in answer to the entry of the United States into World War I. Summed up by President Nicholas Murray Butler in the 1918 Annual Report, the effects of the war on the University were far-reaching: "Students by the hundred and prospective students by the thousand entered the military, naval, or civil service of the United States; teachers and administrative officers to the number of nearly four hundred...

Cordier, Andrew W. (Andrew Wellington), 1901-1975

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President of Columbia University, Dean of the Columbia University School of International Affairs, and Executive Assistant to the Secretaries-General of the United Nations, 1946-1962. From the description of Andrew W. Cordier Papers, 1918-1975. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 299029165 United Nations official, educator. From the description of Reminiscences of Andrew Wellington Cordier : oral history and lectures, 1963-1964. (Co...

Haswell, Hollee

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Kemp, James Furman, 1859-1926

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Hogan, Frank

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Holtzoff, Alexander, 1886-1969

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Holtzoff was a special assistant to the U.S. Attorney General from 1924-1945. He was appointed U.S. district judge for the District of Columbia in 1945. Holtzoff served as secretary of the Advisory Committee on Rules of Criminal Procedure of the U.S. Supreme Court in the mid-1940s. From the description of Papers, 1933-1968. (University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center). WorldCat record id: 31179176 ...

Gildersleeve, Virginia Crocheron, 1877-

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Educator. From the description of Reminiscences of Virginia Crocheron Gildersleeve : oral history, 1956. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122481372 Dean of Barnard College, 1911-1947. From the description of Virginia Crocheron Gildersleeve papers, 1898-1962. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 472459635 Virginia Crocheron Gildersleeve served as Dean of Barnard College from 1911-1947. A grad...

Lohf, Kenneth.

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Bromfield, Louis, 1896-1956

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Louis Bromfield was an American author and conservationist from central Ohio who gained international recognition winning the Pulitzer Prize and pioneering innovative scientific farming concepts. From the guide to the Louis Bromfield correspondence to Edna Wolfe, 1942-1949, (Ohio University) American author and conservationist. From 1939-1969 he lived and did sustainable farming at Malabar Farm, Lucas, Ohio. From the description of [Signature, 19--] / Louis Bromf...

Drisler, Henry, 1818-1897

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Butler, Nicholas Murray, 1862-1947

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Epithet: President of Columbia University British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000696.0x000180 Butler was a philosopher, diplomat, and educator; president of Columbia University from 1901-1942. From the description of Nicholas Murray Butler letter, 1942 Mar. 16. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 777002021 President of Columbia University. From the description of Letters to F.W. Wile and...

Dewey, John, 1859-1952

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John Dewey was born on October 20, 1859 in Burlington, Vermont and graduated in 1879 from The University of Vermont. After graduation Dewey taught high school and published in the Journal of Speculative Philosophy. In 1884 Dewey resumed his studies and earned a Ph. D. from John Hopkins University. Although he taught and remained primarily at Columbia University, he also taught or lectured at the University of Chicago, University of Michigan, University of Minnesota, University of California, Imp...

Low, Seth, 1850-1916

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Mayor of Brooklyn, Mayor of New York, and President of Columbia College (later Columbia University), 1890-1901. From the description of Papers, 1870-1930. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122482691 President of Columbia University. From the description of Typed letter : New York, to Ida B. Forbes, 1898 Jan. 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270593321 Mayor of N.Y.C. and President of Columbia University. From...

Sovern, Michael I.

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Coykendall, Frederick, 1872-1954

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Coykendall was an American businessman and book collector. From the description of Papers, 1914-1928. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 122335962 From the guide to the Frederick Coykendall papers, 1914-1928., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University) Columbia University A.B., 1895, A.M. and C.E., 1897. From the description of Frederick Coykendall Professional papers, 1923-1956. (Columbia University In the City of New York). ...

Rudd, Mark

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McGill, William J. (William James), 1922-1997

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McGill and Anderson were founding members of UCSD's Dept. of Psychology. McGill was also the third chancellor of UCSD and President of Columbia University. From the description of Conversations, 1981-1985 [sound recording]. (University of California, San Diego). WorldCat record id: 40643023 Professor of psychology, 1956-1965, and later President of Columbia University, 1970-1980. From the description of Papers, 1929-1979. (Columbia University In the City of New Y...

Tannenbaum, Frank, 1893-1969

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Director of University Seminars, professor of Latin American history at Columbia University. From the description of Papers, 1915-1969. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309772261 BIOGHIST REQUIRED Director of University Seminars, professor of Latin American history at Columbia University. From the guide to the Frank Tannenbaum Papers, 1915-1969, (Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library, ) ...

Lamont, Corliss, 1902-1995

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John Reed (1887-1920) was an American journalist and revolutionary. He graduated from Harvard College in 1910, joined the staff of The Masses in 1913, was a war correspondent in Mexico and Europe for Metropolitan Magazine, publicist for the Russian Revolution, and head of the American Communist Labor Party. From the guide to the Corliss Lamont papers concerning John Reed, 1910-1967., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University) Reed (1887-1920) was an Amer...

Pei, I. M., 1917-

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Architect. From the description of Reminiscences of Ieoh Ming Pei : oral history, 1978. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122619681 From the description of Papers of I. M. Pei. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71132705 ...

Wechsler, Herbert, 1909-2000

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Law professor. From the description of Reminiscences of Herbert Wechsler : oral history, 1982. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309735556 Born in 1909, Herbert Wechsler entered the City College of New York at 16 and later attended Columbia Law School where he was editor-in-chief of the Law Review. Wechsler graduated at the top of his class in 1931 and went on to serve as a clerk for Supreme Court Justice Harlan F. Stone. After w...

Dewey, Melvil, 1851-1931

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Director of the New York State Library. From the description of Employment card, 1888-1904. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122573790 ...

Moses, Robert, 1888-1981

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Robert Moses (1888-1981) was a public official in New York from 1919 to the mid-1970s. He held many offices, of which the most notable among them were: President, Long Island State Park Commission; Chairman, New York State Council of Parks; Commissioner, New York City Department of Parks; New York City Planning Commissioner and Construction Coordinator; and Chairman, New York State Power and Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authorities. He was responsible for the construction of many major public pr...

Kirk, Grayson L. (Grayson Louis), 1903-1997

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BIOGHIST REQUIRED Professor of Government 1943-1948, Provost 1949-1950 and President 1953-1968, Columbia University. From the guide to the Grayson Louis Kirk Papers, 1958-1984., (Columbia University Rare Book and Manuscript Library, ) Grayson Kirk, American international relations scholar and president of Columbia University from 1953 to 1968. From the description of Grayson Kirk manuscript material : 2 items, 1952-1953. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record...

Prezzolini, Giuseppe, 1882-1982

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Krutch, Joseph Wood, 1893-1970

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Author, educator, and naturalist. Author of social criticism, critical biographies, and later naturalist essays; retired to Tucson in 1952 and completed several works. From the description of Manuscripts, 1952-1970. (University of Arizona). WorldCat record id: 30636793 Epithet: American writer on drama British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000499.0x000275 Author, drama critic, and naturalist. ...