April 14th, 2008 by Julio Hernandez-Delgado
The Hunter College Libraries would like to announce some recent developments in its division of Archives & Special Collections. The division would like to begin by thanking Mr. Ilan Zelazny and Mr. Stefan Kuss for their assistance in helping us to revise our web site.
The Hunter College and the External Organizations sections on our web site have been rearranged for greater clarity and easier access. We added an Online Request Form to facilitate research queries and to encourage greater use of the monographs and collections that are housed in our repository. Very soon researchers will have access to our finding aids by clicking on to the Finding Aids link on our web site. The finding aid to the Lenox Hill Neighborhood House Collection, 1892-1994, is now available in pdf format. Additional finding aids are forthcoming.
We are happy to announce the acquisition of the LaWanda F. Cox Papers from the American Heritage Center of the University of Wyoming. Dr. Cox was a former professor of history at Hunter College whose primary research interest was the Civil War and Reconstruction period of the United States. Dr. Cox’s papers include awards, correspondence, research notes, papers, syllabi, manuscripts, photographs, newspaper articles, and a variety of documents on microfilm format. Dr. Cox is the co-author of Politics, Prejudice, & Principle 1865-1866 (1963), Reconstruction, the Negro, and the New South (1973), and author of Lincoln and Black Freedom: A Study in Presidential Leadership (1981), and Freedom, Racism & Reconstruction: Collected Writings of LaWanda Cox, (1997) edited by Donald G. Nieman.
We want to inform our users of two key collections that are available for research use. The first is the Guide to the Harold Lewis Papers, 1934-2003. Professor Lewis was the former head of the Hunter College School of Social Work for over thirty years. The papers include awards, addresses, correspondence, syllabi, articles, manuscripts, papers, publications, reports and photographs related to the field of Social Work. Professor Lewis is the author of The Intellectual Base of Social Work Practice: Tools for Though in a Helping Profession. (1982), and For the Common Good: Essays of Harold Lewis (2003).
The second is The Vera Mowry Roberts Collection, 1936-2003. Professor Roberts was formerly associated with the Theatre and Film Department of Hunter College. The papers include syllabi, correspondence, class registers, memorandum, profiles, articles, reports, student papers, letters of recommendation, manuscripts, essays, photographs, Playbills from 1933-1963, and a variety of posters of significant dramatic productions. Professor Roberts is the author of On Stage; a History of Theatre (1962), The Nature of Theatre (1971), The Story of Rutgers’ Church (1998), and co-author of Notable Women in the American Theatre; a Biographical Dictionary (1989). Researchers in the fields of Social Work and Theatre are encouraged to examine the aforementioned collections.
We look forward to announcing new developments in the division of Archives & Special Collections of the Hunter College Libraries in future posts.