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View Series III. Correspondence: Restricted Files


Series IV. Writings: Books and Pamphlets

49 boxes.

Mumford was an extra-ordinarily efficient and organized writer. He read extensively in preparation for his subject, made copious notes on small sheets of paper about his research materials and ideas, and put his ideas to paper with relatively few revisions and changes to his completed typescript.

This series contains typescripts, manuscripts, notes, proofs, complete pamphlets, review clippings, and many varieties of research materials. All titles in this series represent completed works, and all but one, The Passage Back: Letters to Germany, were published. Elmer Newman's Lewis Mumford: A Bibliography was used as a guide to which pamphlets should be classified with books and which as articles. There are copies of most of Mumford's pamphlets in the Papers.

The Lewis Mumford Papers do not contain working materials for all of his books: the Mumfords discarded some materials before sending the collection to Philadelphia; other items were probably discarded at various times in the past. A typescript for The Golden Day can be found at Dartmouth College; otherwise, we must assume that book materials not in this collection no longer exist.

The quantity of material for any given work in the series ranges from a single review clipping to several boxes of proofs, typescripts, notes, research materials, etc. The book and pamphlet titles are arranged chronologically by publication date and not alphabetically by title. The filing order within a particular project, however, strictly maintains the following order: proofs, typescripts, notes, research materials, review clippings, and publicity materials.

Box Container Contents
95 6482-6499 The Story of Utopias
first draft
96 6500-6506 The Story of Utopias
second and unidentified partial drafts
96 6507 The Story of Utopias
synopses and outlines (some manuscript)
96 6508-6510 The Story of Utopias
notes (manuscript)
96 6511 The Story of Utopias
review clippings
97 6512-6517 Sticks and Stones
various draft chapters and fragments
97 6518 Sticks and Stones
notes (manuscript)
98 6519-6520 Sticks and Stones
visual research materials (postcards, clippings, photographs, photostats, Mumford's 1923 pocket notebook)
98 6521 Sticks and Stones : New School architecture lectures, 1924-1925
(notes)
98 6522 Sticks and Stones
review clippings
98 6523-6525 The Golden Day (originally titled The American Essence)
first draft
98 6526 The Golden Day
second (?) draft chapters 1-2
99 6527-6530 The Golden Day
second (?) and unidentified draft chapters and fragments
99 6531 The Golden Day
proofs for magazine articles which are also chapters 1 and 2 of book
99 6532-6536 The Golden Day
final draft, chapters 1-5
100 6537-6538 The Golden Day
final draft, chapters 6-71
100 6539 The Golden Day, "Envoi"
100 6540-6541 The Golden Day
notes
100 6542 The Golden Day
review clippings
100 6543 The American Caravan (all volumes)
review clippings
100 6544 American Taste
review clippings
101 6545-6555 Herman Melville
first draft, preface and chapters 1-11
101 6556-6561 Herman Melville
second draft, prologue and chapters 1-7
102 6562-6566 Herman Melville
second draft, chapters 8-12
102 6567 Herman Melville
second draft, epilogue
102 6568 Herman Melville
dust jacket and review clippings
102 6569-6570 Herman Melville
review clippings
103 6571 The Brown Decades
draft chapter titled "Art in America Since 1900"
103 6572-6573 The Brown Decades
notes and research materials
103 6574 The Brown Decades
notes, mixed as they came from Mumford, for: (1.) abandoned book on "Arts in America" which became The Brown Decades ; (2.) "Form and Personality" sketch which became the "Renewal of Life" series; and (3.) outline for a 1929 Dartmouth lecture
103 6575 The Brown Decades
preface to 1969 reprint edition, proof
103 6576 The Brown Decades
review clippings
104 6577 Technics and Civilization (originally titled Form and Personality, then Form and Civilization): early (1929-1932) notes, some ms.
Only the photocopies (housed in Box 105) of these fragile materials should be us ed.
104 6578-6579 Technics and Civilization (Form and Personality or Form and Civilization)
draft fragments
Only the photocopies (housed in Box 105) of these fragile materials should be used.
104 6580-6587 Technics and Civilization (Form and Personality or Form and Civilization
various draft chapters
Only the photocopies (housed in Box 105) of these fragile materials should be used.
104 6588 Technics and Civilization (Form and Personality or Form and Civilization)
notes on an early draft by Catherine Bauer
Only the photocopies (housed in Box 105) of these fragile materials should be used.
105 6589-6599 Technics and Civilization
photocopies of the materials in Box 104, to be used by readers in place of Box 104
106 6600-6608 Technics and Civilization (Form and Civilization)
draft chapters, with some ms. comments by James Henderson and Geroid T. Robinson
107 6609 Technics and Civilization (Form and Civilization)
partial draft of another version
107 6610-6620 Technics and Civilization
first draft under T and C title; carbon copy through p. 306 but lacking chapter 1
107 6621-6622 Technics and Civilization
first draft, chapter 1
108 6623-6635 Technics and Civilization
first draft, chapters 2-8
109 6636 Technics and Civilization
draft fragment; undated lists of text and plate corrections; 1946 special preface
109 6637 Technics and Civilization
notes
109 6638-6640 Technics and Civilization
review clippings and advertising materials
109 6641 America and Alfred Stieglitz
draft for "The Metropolitan Milieu" and unused draft preface for the book
109 6642 The Culture of Cities
unused draft of chapter 1
109 6643-6644 The Culture of Cities
notes
110 6645-6647 The Culture of Cities
notes
110 6648 The Culture of Cities
1949 preface to German edition; 1959 preface to Japanese edition; ca. 1970 preface to Harbinger edition
110 6649-6651 The Culture of Cities
review clippings
111 6652 Whither Honolulu? pamphlet (2 copies)
111 6653 Men Must Act
review clippings
111 6654 Regional Planning in the Pacific Northwest pamphlet (3 copies)
111 6655 Faith for Living
dust jacket
111 6656 Faith for Living
preface to English edition
111 6657 Faith for Living
review clippings
111 6658 Faith for Living
review by James T. Farrell, proof
111 6659 Faith for Living
review clippings
111 6660 The South in Architecture
review clippings
111 6661 The City of Man
bound galley proofs
111 6662 The City of Man
review clipping
112 6663 The School of Humanities: A Description pamphlet (3 copies)
112 6664 The Social Foundations of Post-War Building
first draft
112 6665 The Social Foundations of Post-War Building
review clippings
112 6666-6670 The Condition of Man
first draft
112 6671-6675 The Condition of Man
second draft, chapters 1-3 (partial)
113 6676-6681 The Condition of Man
second draft, chapters 3 (partial)-6
113 6682 The Condition of Man
draft fragments
113 6683 The Condition of Man
draft fragments and notes
113 6684-6685 The Condition of Man
notes
114 6686-6690 The Condition of Man
notes
115 6691-6695 The Condition of Man
notes
116 6696 The Condition of Man
bibliographical notes
116 6697 The Condition of Man
general and bibliographical notes mixed with notes for The Conduct of Life
116 6698 The Condition of Man
additional bibliographical notes
116 6699 The Condition of Man
introduction to Japanese translation; preface to 1962 edition, revised proof
116 6700-6702 The Condition of Man
review clippings
116 6703 The Plan of London County
draft
117 6704 City Development
preface to German edition; preface to Italian edition
117 6705 City Development
review clippings
117 6706-6707 The Passage Back: Letters to Germany (1945; unpublished) mimeographed ts. (2 copies)
117 6708 The Passage Back
notes
117 6709 Values for Survival (originally titled Dear Son: A Letter to Those Who Came Back)
notes "abandoned for Values for Survival, " but which "foreshadow later writing"
117 6710 Values for Survival
(originally titled Dear Son: A Letter to Those Who Came Back): draft
117 6711 Values for Survival
(?): unused preface
117 6712 Values for Survival
review clippings
117 6713 Green Memories
review clippings
117 6713a Man as Interpreter
galley proofs
118 6714-6715 The Conduct of Life
typescript fragments (includes some material originally used for The Condition of Man
118 6716 The Conduct of Life
typescript fragments
118 6717-6718 The Conduct of Life
typescript fragments and notes (includes some material from earlier projects)
118 6719-6723 The Conduct of Life
notes and research materials
119 6724-6728 The Conduct of Life
notes
119 6729 The Conduct of Life
ts. title page with ms. notes; preface to Japanese edition; revised preface to paperback edition
119 6730-6731 The Conduct of Life
review clippings
120 6732 Toward a Free World: Long-Range Planning Under Democratic Control (2 copies of pamphlet)
120 6732a Toward a Free World: Long-Range Planning Under Democratic Control
carbon of Dutch translation
120 6733 The Roots of Contemporary American Architecture
galley proofs of biographies; review clipping
120 6734 Art and Technics
review clippings
120 6735 In the Name of Sanity
preliminary (?) material; dust jacket
120 6736 In the Name of Sanity
review clippings
120 6737 The Human Prospect and From the Ground Up
review clippings (filed together because many of the reviews include both books)
120 6738-6741 The Transformations of Man (originally titled The Masks of Man)
early draft, introduction through chapter 4
121 6742 The Transformations of Man
early, unused draft
This box is restricted. Readers must have permission from the Mumfords to use. There is to be no publication, quoting, or photocopying.
122 6743 The Transformations of Man
notes
122 6744 The Transformations of Man
draft fragments, notes, and research materials
122 6745 The Transformations of Man
review clippings; advertising materials; preface to Japanese edition
122 6746 The City in History
proofs (?) for graphic section
122 6747 The City in History
corrected ts. of text for graphic section
122 6748 The City in History
corrected ts. for bibliography
123 6749 The City in History
corrected ts. setting copy, chapters 1-6
124 6750 The City in History
corrected ts. setting copy, chapters 7-12
125 6751 The City in History
corrected ts. setting copy: chapters 13-end
126 6752 The City in History
two early draft introductions
126 6753-6761 The City in History
draft chapters
126 6762 The City in History
draft fragments
126 6763 The City in History
corrections
126 6764-6767 The City in History
used notes
127 6768-6769 The City in History
used notes
127 6770-6773 The City in History
notes and revisions
127 6774 The City in History
notes and revisions for bibliography
127 6775-6777 The City in History
notes on origins
128 6778 The City in History
notes (some originally for The Culture of Cities); and research materials
128 6779-6786 The City in History
research materials
128 6787-6790 The City in History
visual research materials
129 6791-6802 The City in History
visual research materials
130 6803-6810 The City in History
visual research materials
130 6811-6813 The City in History
review clippings
130 6814 Social Responsibilities of the Business Community
pamphlet
130 6815 The Highway and the City
review clippings
130 6816 The Urban Prospect
review clippings
130 6817 Ralph Waldo Emerson: Essays and Journals
(ed. by Mumford)
page proof for title page; notes; brochure
131 6818 The Myth of the Machine
complete draft
132 6819 The Myth of the Machine
revisions and rejected fragments, all with extensive ms. notes
133 6820 The Myth of the Machine
revisions and fragments, many with ms. notes
134 6821 The Myth of the Machine
fragments
134 6822 The Myth of the Machine
abandoned preface, proof with ms. revisions
134 6823-6830 The Myth of the Machine
used notes
134 6831 The Myth of the Machine
early notes
135 6832-6834 The Myth of the Machine
research materials
135 6835-6839 The Myth of the Machine
review clippings
135 6840 The Myth of the Machine
review clippings (German)
135 6841 The Pentagon of Power
notes; research materials; typescript fragments
135 6842-6844 The Pentagon of Power
notes
136 6845-6846 The Pentagon of Power
notes
136 6847-6849 The Pentagon of Power
research materials, some visual
136 6850 The Pentagon of Power
visual research materials
136 6851 The Pentagon of Power
Mumford's memo on the book; and review clippings
136 6852 The Pentagon of Power
review clippings
137 6853 The Van Wyck Brooks-Lewis Mumford Letters
Mumford's introduction (two tss., one with extensive ms. revisions)
137 6854 The Van Wyck Brooks-Lewis Mumford Letters
typescript with ms. notes by Mumford and others, Chapters I-IV (Gift of R. Spiller)
138 6855 The Van Wyck Brooks-Lewis Mumford Letters
ypescript with ms. notes by Mumford and Gladys Brooks, Chapters V-VI (2 copies of each) (Gift of R. Spiller)
139 6856 The Letters of Lewis Mumford and Frederic J. Osborn
review clippings
139 6857 Interpretations and Forecasts
dust jacket; a few proof pages; miscellaneous materials related to publication process
139 6858 Architecture as a Home for Man
review clippings and advertising materials
139 6859 Findings and Keepings
source materials, tss., mss., and clippings
139 6860 Findings and Keepings
photocopy of corrected galleys for "The Builders of the Bridge"
139 6861 Findings and Keepings
unbound page proofs for "The Builders of the Bridge"
139 6862-6863 Findings and Keepings
rejected ts. fragments (the reason for some post-1975 dates on this material is unknown)
139 6864-6868 Findings and Keepings
source materials
139 6869 Findings and Keepings
review clippings; list of copies sent out by Mumford
139 6870 My Works and Days
"preliminary fragmentary material" (primarily photocopies with ms. revisions)
139 6871 My Works and Days
source materials and ts. fragments
140 6872 My Works and Days
dust jackets; jacket text; advertising dummies
140 6873 My Works and Days
review clippings
140 6874 Sketches from Life
corrected page proofs, incomplete
141 6875-6889 Sketches from Life
ts. setting copy, Chapters 1-30
142 6890-6891 Sketches from Life
ts. setting copy, Chapters 31-34
142 6892-6903 Sketches from Life
draft chapters and fragments, including some additions and deletions
143 6904 Sketches from Life
rejected chapter, "Professor der allerei Wissenschaften, " 2 drafts
143 6905 Sketches from Life
rejected passage on Melville, proof with ms. revisions
143 6906 Sketches from Life?
rejected chapter, "The Geddesian Gambit"
143 6907 Sketches from Life
rejected fragments
143 6908 Sketches from Life
rejected scattered sheets, "Important biography"
143 6909-6910 Sketches from Life?
source materials and ts. fragments
143 6911 Sketches from Life
research materials for deleted chapter, "The Gathering Clouds"
143 6912 Sketches from Life
notes and source materials (the "LM" notes on these materials refer to the original title of Sketches from Life)
143 6913 Sketches from Life
lists of recipients for bound galleys, etc.
143 6914 Sketches from Life
review clippings
143 6915 The Lewis Mumford/David Liebovitz Letters
lists of recipients of copies; brochure

View Series V. Writings: Articles, Lectures, Prefaces, Introductions, and Book Reviews
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