Papers, 1939-1944.

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Adler, Mortimer Jerome, 1902-2001. Papers, 1939-1944.

Papers, 1939-1944.

The papers of Mortimer J. Adler, 1939-1944, consist of correspondence and manuscripts which document the writing, editing, and publication of two works, How to Read a Book (1940) and How to Think About War and Peace (1943). While the bulk of these papers concern the publication and sales of these two books, there is also correspondence which discusses the editing and criticism of the ideas advocated in the books. The bulk of the correspondence concerning How to Read a Book profiles the production, title selection, legal matters, publicity, and sales of the book. Adler's correspondence with M. Lincoln Schuster and Jerome Weidman, both of Simon and Schuster, and Clifton "Kip" Fadiman reflect personal as well as professional relationships. One letter from Adler to Aaron Copland concerns a permission to quote request. The correspondence found in the second series, How to Think about War and Peace, is between Adler, Clifton Fadiman, and Simon and Schuster, his publishing company. This correspondence provides insight into the intellectual formulation of the book. There is, in addition, correspondence concerning Fadiman's writing and editing of the preface as well as critiques of the book from various scholars. Included here are first drafts, printer's copies and bound manuscripts. Significant correspondents include: Stringfellow Barr, Jacques Barzun, T.T. Bevans, Scott Milross Buchanan, Bennett Cerf, Stuart Chase, Clifton Fadiman, Waldeman Gurian, Quincy Howe, Walter Lippman, Henry R. Luce, Jacques Maritain, John Ulric Nef, M. Lincoln Schuster, Leon Shimfin, Richard Simon, Jerome Weidman, and E.B. White.

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Simon and Schuster Inc

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Simon and Schuster had been a publisher of English translations of Werfel's works in the 1920s and 1930s (by the time of this correspondence, those rights had been transferred to Viking Press). Richard Simon and M. Lincoln Schuster were the founders and heads of the company, which was based in New York City; they maintained a personal friendship with Werfel and Alma Mahler. Howe was an editor at Simon and Schuster. From the description of Correspondence with Alma Mahler and Franz Wer...

Gurian, Waldeman, 1902-1954

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Fadiman, Clifton, 1904-1999

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Translator, anthologist, author, and radio and TV entertainer. Full name Clifton Paul Fadiman. From the description of Papers of Clifton Fadiman, 1952-1964. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71068775 Author, literary critic. From the description of Reminiscences of Clifton Fadiman : oral history, 1955. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122411663 Writer, editor. Fadiman worked on many projects for the...

Chase, Stuart, 1888-1985

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Economist and author. From the description of Stuart Chase papers, 1907-1978 (bulk 1931-1955). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70981114 Stuart Chase, b. 1888, d. 1985, economist, author, and member of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's "brain trust." Robert D. Williamson, editor-in-chief at Silver, Burdett and Co., Newark, N.J. Lola Kovener, autograph seeker who posed as a secretary. From the description of Letters to Robert D. ...

Shimfin, Leon.

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Barzun, Jacques, 1907-

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Author, historian, editor, university administrator, and a member of the faculty of Columbia University since 1927. C.U.: A.B. (1927) & Ph.D. (1932). From the description of Jacques Barzun papers, ca.1900-1999. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 265033358 Author, historian, editor, university administrator, and a member of the faculty of Columbia University since 1927. C.U.: A.B. (1927) & Ph. D. (1932). From the description...

Lippman, Walter, 1889-1974.

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Bevans, Tom Torre.

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White, E.B. (Elwyn Brooks), 1899-1985

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American author and humorist E.B. White was born in Mount Vernon, N.Y., and graduated from Cornell. After graduation he worked on odd jobs and travelled; while working as a copywriter, he submitted some essays to the newly founded New Yorker, which led to his long-term relationship with the magazine. White is generally credited with supplying New Yorker's signature style, a clever, whimsical, and highly allusive tone; over the years he contributed everything from essays and stories to photo capt...

Weidman, Jerome, 1913-1998

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Epithet: playwright and novelist British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001569.0x000274 Jewish American novelist, playwright, short-story writer, and essayist; also author of screenplays and creator of the television series "The Reporter." Best known for I CAN GET IT FOR YOU WHOLESALE and the Pulitzer Prize-winning FIORELLO! From the description of Papers, 1934-1990. (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Cente...

Howe, Quincy, 1900-....

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Journalist. From the description of Reminiscences of Quincy Howe : oral history, 1962. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309740310 ...

Luce, Henry Robinson, 1898-1967

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Editor, publisher, and philanthropist. From the description of Henry Robinson Luce papers, 1917-1967 (bulk 1945-1967). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70979868 Epithet: American publisher British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000705.0x0000d4 Biographical Note 1898, Apr. 3 Born, Shantung Provi...

Buchanan, Scott, 1895-1968

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Buchanan was an American educator, philosopher, and foundation consultant. He was dean of St. John's College, Annapolis (1937-1947). From the description of Papers, 1911-1972. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 122297600 ...

Nef, John Ulric, 1899-

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Professor of economic history. Professor, Department of Economics, University of Chicago, 1929-1950; chairman and professor, Committee on Social Thought, 1945-1964. From the description of Papers, 1909- [ca. 1970]. (University of Chicago Library). WorldCat record id: 52246436 Writer, historian. From the description of Reminiscences of John Ulric Nef : oral history, 1969. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122451879 ...

Adler, Mortimer Jerome, 1902-2001

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American philosopher, educator, author. From the description of Papers, 1939-1944. (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 80110800 Mortimer Jerome Adler, philosopher, educator, writer. The Mortimer J. Adler Papers include information on his work with the Great Books, Encyclopaedia Britannica, and the Institute for Philosophical Research as well as material relating to his many publications. The collection consists ...

Maritain, Jacques

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Jacques Maritain, a French philosopher and man of letters, was French Ambassador to the Vatican from 1945 to 1948, professor of philosophyat Princeton University from 1948 to 1952 and continued to make his home in Princeton until 1960. His works include TRUE HUMANISM (1936, tr. 1938); ART AND SCHOLASTICISM (1920, tr. 1929); ON THE USE OF PHILOSOPHY (1961). From the description of The responsibility of the artist : typescript, ca. 1960 / by Jacques Maritain. (Peking University Library...

Barr, Stringfellow, 1897-1982

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Historian, author, and former president of St. John's College in Annapolis, Maryland. From the guide to the Stringfellow Barr letters to Broadus Mitchell, 1952, 1954, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) University of Virginia professor; co-founder of St. John's College's "New Program" based on the classics; president of the Foundation for World Government. From the description of Papers of Stringfellow Barr [manuscript], 1915-1958. (...

Cerf, Bennett, 1898-1971

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BIOGHIST REQUIRED Author & publisher. Columbia A.B. 1919; Litt.B. 1920. From the guide to the Bennett Cerf Papers, ca. 1898-1977., (Columbia University Rare Book and Manuscript Library, ) Publisher and editor. Founder of Random House, New York, with Donald S. Klopfer; president, 1927-1966; and chairman of the board, 1966- Other publishing affiliations include Bantam Books (New York) and Modern Library, Inc. (New York). From the description of Calling card : N...

Simon, Richard L. (Richard Leo), 1899-1960

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Publisher, co-founder of Simon and Schuster, Inc. in 1924. From the description of Papers, 1915-1992. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309772065 ...

Copland, Aaron, 1900-1990

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Aaron Copland (1900-1990) was an American composer. During the years 1964 and 1965 Copland wrote, conducted, narrated, and hosted a series of twelve television programs entitled Music in the 20s = Music in the Twenties. The transcripts described in this collection were transcribed from filmed interviews recorded live at the WGBH studios in Boston, Mass. between 1964 Nov. 11 and 1965 Jan. 26. These unedited, preliminary tape recordings later formed the basis of the series...

Schuster, M. Lincoln (Max Lincoln), 1897-1970

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BIOGHIST REQUIRED Publisher. Schuster was co-founder and chairman of the board of Simon & Schuster, Inc. From the guide to the Max Lincoln Schuster Papers, [ca. 1913-1976], (Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library, ) Editor, publisher. From the description of Reminiscences of Max Lincoln Schuster : oral history, 1964. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309725228 Publisher. Schuste...