Harry Caplan papers,1918-1980

Collection Number: 14-9-1921

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Harry Caplan papers, 1918-1980.
Collection Number:
14-9-1921
Creator:
Harry Caplan, 1896-
Quantity:
27.8 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Correspondence, manuscripts, papers, photographs.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
The bulk of this collection consists of letters from Caplan's colleagues, graduate students, friends, and family members, and notes and drafts of his replies. Also included are speeches and lectures, course materials, bibliographies, subject files, notes, manuscripts, reprints and other published material, diaries, photographs, sketches, materials concerning Cornell, and other papers reflecting Caplan's career as a classics professor.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Harry Caplan received his B.A. in 1916, M.A. in 1917, and Ph.D. in 1921 from Cornell. He taught in Cornell's Department of Public Speaking, 1919-1923, and in the Department of Classics, 1924-1980.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

The bulk of this collection consists of letters from Caplan's colleagues, graduate students, friends, and family members, and notes and drafts of his replies. Also included are speeches and lectures, course materials, bibliographies, subject files, notes, manuscripts, reprints and other published material, diaries, photographs, sketches, materials concerning Cornell, and other papers reflecting Caplan's career as a classics professor.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Caplan, Harry, 1896-
Cornell University--Faculty.

Subjects:
Classical languages--Study and teaching.
Classical literature--Study and teaching.
College teachers.

Form and Genre Terms:
Diaries.
Photographs.
Sketches.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Harry Caplan papers, #14-9-1921. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1
Correspondence
1918-1939
Box 2
Correspondence
1920s-1945
Box 3
Correspondence
1942-1949
Box 3
World War II letters from Jay (Caplan's nephew)
1943-1944
Box 4
Correspondence
1950-1956
Box 5
Correspondence
1956-1961
Box 6
Correspondence
1961-1964
Box 7
Correspondence
1965-1968
Box 8
Correspondence
1969-1973
Box 9
Correspondence
1974-1976
Box 10
Correspondence
1976-1980 andn.d.
Box 11
Unsorted correspondence (in envelopes)
1940-1954
Box 12
Unsorted correspondence (in envelopes)
1954-1963
Box 13
Unsorted correspondence (in envelopes)
1957-1969
Box 14
Unsorted correspondence (in envelopes)
1960-1971
Box 15
Unsorted correspondence (in envelopes)
1967-1973
Box 16
Unsorted correspondence (in envelopes)
1969-1971
Box 17
Unsorted correspondence (in envelopes)
1972-1975
Box 18
Unsorted correspondence (in envelopes)
1964-1976
Box 19
Unsorted correspondence (in envelopes)
1975-1979
Box 20
Subject files
Box 21
Subject files
Box 22
Alphabetical files; miscellany; students' papers
Box 23
Writings
Box 24
Writings; diaries; appointment book
Box 25
American Philological Association
1947-1953
Box 25
Bibliography - Medieval and Renaissance Latin letter
1946
Box 25
Bibliography
1948
Box 25
American Academy in Rome letters
1949,1951
Box 25
Jewish War Veterans
1949
Box 25
Certificate of Incorporation; The Statler Club
Box 25
India-Cornell memoranda
Box 25
Notes - slips, cards, etc. with notations and references
Box 25
Modus faciendi sermones (manuscript)
Box 25
Family Correspondence
  • a. "Family 1"
  • b. "Family 2"
  • c. "Family 3"
  • d. "Family 4"
  • e. Bulletins of Congregation Beth Emeth
Box 25
Thesaurus Lingua Latina correspondence
Box 25
American Philolgocal Association paper and material
1954
Box 25
Abstracts by various authors (manuscripts)
Box 25
Miscellaneous
Box 25
Menander the Rhetorician
Box 26
Manuscript of Ad Herrenium
Box 26
"University Matters" - material concerning University meetings, recommendations for positions, etc.
Box 26
Committee on Educational Policy; minutes of the committee meeting
1946-1947
Box 26
Personal documents
Box 26
Linguistic Society financial report
1946
Box 26
Presentation of Caplan in Wales
ca. 1928-1929
Box 26
Caplan's statement on his thesis
1921
Box 27
Photographs
Box 28
Sketches; prayer book
Box 29
Postcards
ca. 1949-1965
Box 30-32
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