Meyer Schapiro letters and manuscripts of Whittaker Chambers and James Thomas Farrell

Meyer Schapiro letters and manuscripts of Whittaker Chambers and James Thomas Farrell, 1923-1991.
3 linear ft. ( 6 boxes)
Educator, art critic, and professor of fine arts at Columbia University, 1928-1965, University Professor, 1965-1973, Prof. Schapiro (Columbia Univ BA, 1924; MA 1926, Ph.D., 1929) died in 1996.
Selected material cataloged; remainder arranged. Boxes 1-4: Cataloged correspondence; Box 5: Cataloged manuscripts & misc. material; Box 6: Research material on Whittaker Chambers.
Autograph and typed letters from James Thomas Farrell to Schapiro, concerning Farrell's personal life, his writings, and current social and political affairs. There are also eight of Farrell's manuscripts from the 1960s. The long friendship of neighbors is seen in Farrell's personal letters about his private life and his family and in the discussions of whichever novel he was working on at the time. The main body of the correspondence is from the World War II period and shows much concern for current events in the Soviet Union as well as in the U.S. and Europe. The author also made a few forays into Irish humor, as in the use of his pseudonym, Jonathan Titelescu Fogarty. There are autograph drafts of Prof. Schapiro's replies to and notes about Farrell, and letters and post cards from Farrell's actress wife, Hortense Adler. Also, a letter from Frances Mitchell on her book, THE AWAKENING - LE REVEIL, 1950.
1995 Addition: 70 letters from Whittaker Chambers to Meyer Schapiro, along with copies of his letters and research material about Chambers.
This collection is located on-site.
This collection has no restrictions.
Readers must use photocopies of Whittaker Chambers' letters.
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish material from the collection must be requested from the Curator of Manuscripts/University Archivist, Rare Book and Manuscript Library (RBML). The RBML approves permission to publish that which it physically owns; the responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.
Gift of Meyer Schapiro, 1982, 1984, & 1995.
Bequest of Meyer Schapiro, 1996.
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Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Meyer Schapiro letters and manuscripts of Whittaker Chambers and James Thomas Farrell; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
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