Records of the New York Institute for the Humanities 1971-1995, (bulk 1980-1984).


Records of the New York Institute for the Humanities 1971-1995, (bulk 1980-1984).

The Records of the New York Institute for the Humanities collection offers unique access for researchers interested in the history of intellectual life and the humanities in the period between 1975 and 1985. While the Institute's mission focused on intellectual activity in New York City, it also brought noted intellectuals to New York from Latin America and Europe, including those supported by the Exiled Writers program. In addition to materials relating to the operation and activities of the Institute, ... 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.

20.5 20.5 linear feet (34 document boxes, 37 audio cassette tape boxes)


SNAC Resource ID: 7911851

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