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  • Photograph of Lewis Mumford, 1938 (Ms. Coll. 2)
    Photograph of Lewis Mumford, 1938 (Ms. Coll. 2)

Lewis Mumford (1895–1990) was one of the foremost American intellectuals of the twentieth century. The Lewis Mumford Papers and associated collections document Mumford's work as scholar, critic, and teacher, as well as his personal life.

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  • The central collection documenting Mumford's life and career is the Lewis Mumford Papers (Ms. Coll. 2), in the Kislak Center. A number of smaller collections and more recent acquisitions complement this collection. Following is a separation list.

    Lewis Mumford Papers (Ms. Coll. 2).

  • Photograph of Lewis Mumford, 1938 (Ms. Coll. 2)

Information for researchers

 

The central collection documenting Mumford's life and career is the Lewis Mumford Papers (Ms. Coll. 2), in the Kislak Center. A number of smaller collections and more recent acquisitions complement this collection. Following is a separation list.

Major collections

Ms. Coll. 2: Lewis Mumford Papers, ca. 1905-1987. The Mumford papers provide extensive documentation of Mumford's professional life over a period of approximately seventy years. Note: For a full listing of correspondence in the Lewis Mumford Papers, researchers must search in the main online catalog, Franklin.

Ms. Coll. 958: Sophia Wittenburg Mumford papers, 1875-1997. The Sophia Wittenberg Mumford papers contain, correspondence, writings, diaries, photographs, memorabilia, audio-visual material, financial and legal material documenting the private and public life of Sophia and her husband Lewis Mumford.

Related collections

Ms. Coll. 1350: Lewis Mumford Supplementary Collection. Materials by or about Lewis Mumford  purchased to supplement the Lewis Mumford Papers.

Ms. Coll. 1361: Lewis Mumford Letters to Harry T. Moore. Detailed letters from Mumford to Moore, concerning both literary and personal matters.

Ms. Coll. 1362: Ernest Walter Martin Papers relating to Lewis Mumford. Correspondence to Ernest Walter Martin from Lewis Mumford as well as from others concerning Mumford, and manuscripts written by Martin on Mumford’s work.

Ms. Coll. 1071: Jane Morley Collection of Letters from Sophia Mumford. Letters Sophia Mumford wrote to Morley from 1987 through 1991.

Ms. Coll. 1072: Evelyn Manuel Huber Collection of Mumford and Huber family material. Letters from Lewis and Sophia Mumford to Evelyn Manuel Huber, Lewis Mumford's cousin once removed.

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