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Sophia Wittenberg Mumford papers

Ms. Coll. 958

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Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Creator:
Mumford, Lewis, 1895-1990
Creator:
Mumford, Sophia Wittenberg, 1899-1997
Title:
Sophia Wittenberg Mumford papers
Date [inclusive]:
1875-1997
Call Number:
Ms. Coll. 958
Extent:
23.22 linear feet (48 boxes, 1 oversized folder)
Language:
English
Language Note:
Material primarily in English with some items in Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Italian and Spanish.
Abstract:
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. A large majority of this collection is remnants of Lewis Mumford's papers that remained in their house upon his death in 1990 and were finally transferred to the University of Pennsylvania after her death in 1997.
Cite as:
Sophia Wittenberg Mumford papers, Ms. Coll. 958, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, University of Pennsylvania
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Biography/History

Sophia Wittenberg Mumford (1899-1997) was born on October 8, 1899 in Brooklyn, New York, to Russian émigrés, William and Elizabeth Wittenberg. Known as Sophy, she was the fourth of five children born in this close knit family. She began her career as a secretary for Emerson Co., the firm of efficiency expert J. Harrington Emerson. She was released a few months later when Emerson's wife read her palm and decreed it would be wise for her to find a new job. She soon found a position in the sales department of an office furniture company's branch office. A better career opportunity presented itself through her brother-in-law, Sidney Fleisher. The literary magazine, The Dial needed a competent stenographer and he was asked by the Business Manager's wife if he knew of anyone. He mentioned the opening to Sophy at dinner that evening. She immediately applied and was offered the positon. Hard working and well liked, she eventually became an editorial assistant in charge of proofreading.

Sophy met Lewis Mumford while working at The Dial. He was much more interested in her then she with him, but he pursued her doggedly. She finally relented and they were married on September 30, 1921. After their marriage, Lewis began to focus solely on his writing and she became their primary means of financial support. She continued working at  The Dial until 1925, when their son Geddes was born. Their daughter Alison followed 10 years later.

Despite no longer working outside the home, Sophy served as Lewis’s typist, offered editorial comments on his work, and at times conducted correspondence on his behalf. She was active in the Duchess County branch of the Committee to Defend America by Aiding the Allies and served on its National Committee’s Policy Board. She also served in active capacities in the Amenia Home School Club and in the League of Women Voters.

Her life was not without tragedy. She suffered through Lewis’s extramarital affairs throughout their marriage. She buried both of her children, Geddes was killed on September 13, 1944 in Italy, while serving in the Army during World War II, and Alison died from cancer on September 11, 1993. Lewis’s physical and mental faculties began to decline in the 1980s, which finally culminated in his death on January 26, 1990, took its toll on her emotionally and physically. She had a contemptuous relationship with her daughter Alison, who blamed her parents for her emotional difficulties later in life.

Sophia Mumford passed away on April 22, 1997 at the age of 97.

Scope and Contents

The Sophia Wittenberg Mumford Papers document the important role Sophy played in her husband's career. Lewis Mumford began to deposit his papers at the University of Pennsylvania in 1966. After Sophy died in 1997, the remaining papers were gathered and transferred to the library. The majority of the material in this collection supplements the Lewis Mumford Papers (Ms. Coll. 2) housed at the University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, and includes drafts of his writings, correspondence, family material and photographs.

Their intertwined lives are evident throughout the collection. Correspondents who initially wrote to Lewis befriended Sophy as well and began to write to the both of them. She often developed relationships with the wives of Lewis’s friends and established lasting friendships with Miriam Gabo, Helen Morse, Ursula Niebuhr, Anne Cori, Ruth Hubbard and Aline MacMahon Stein.

Also highlighting the details of their lives are Sophy’s diaries, which began as travel journals but soon evolved into her documenting her and Lewis’s daily activities. She began to type/copy her handwritten diaries in 1978 so that they, in their "old age, could read them more easily than [they] could the fading ink and early scrawl." She edited while she typed, purposely left out material, pasted paper over entries to render them unreadable and destroyed pages, especially entries regarding Alison. Handwritten diaries do not exist for 1974 (the typed copy remains), 1978-1991. As Lewis's health began to decline in the 1980's, long entries were no longer possible but she did type brief notes.

A large majority of material relating to their son, Geddes is found in the Lewis Mumford writings subseries (Series 4, Subseries A) as well as the family series (Series 2). Lewis pulled material relating to Geddes for research while writing Green Memories. Particularly heartbreaking are the letters written to Geddes before they were notified he had been killed in action. Drafts and typescripts of  Green Memories are included here as well.

The writings series also contains drafts, notes, and typescripts of some of Lewis's books, including The Culture of Cities,  My Works and Days and  Sketches from Life, along with the published version of several articles. Also included is a draft of his never published or produced play  The Bridge and  "Pan Stories," which Lewis wrote for Alison in 1946 while he was in England. An annotated copy of Donald Miller's biography,  Lewis Mumford: A Life can be found in this series as well. Outraged by Miller's "assault on Lewis and the misrepresentation of their marriage," Sophy penciled in comments refuting Miller's claims throughout the book.

All material is arranged alphabetically and chronologically thereunder unless otherwise noted. Some brittle and damaged newspaper clippings were replaced with copies obtained from ProQuest historical newspapers [electronic resource].

Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts,  2015 May 15

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Kristine McGee

Access Restrictions

The bulk of this collection is open for research use; however, access to original audio/visual materials and computer files (located in Series VII. Audiovisual) is restricted. The Kislak Center will provide access to the information on these materials from duplicate master files. If the original does not already have a copy, it will be sent to an outside vendor for copying. Patrons are financially responsible for the cost. The turnaround time from request to delivery of digital items is about two weeks for up to five items and three to seven weeks for more than five items. Please contact Reprographic Services (reprogr@upenn.edu) for cost estimates and ordering. Once digital items are received, researchers will have access to the files on a dedicated computer in the Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center. Researchers should be aware of specifics of copyright law and act accordingly.

Use Restrictions

Copyright restrictions may exist. For most library holdings, the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania do not hold copyright. It is the responsibility of the requester to seek permission from the holder of the copyright to reproduce material from the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Source of Acquisition

Bequest of Sophia Wittenberg Mumford, 1997.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

University of Pennsylvania: James Lambdin Henderson Papers, Ms.Coll. 623.

University of Pennsylvania: Lewis Mumford Papers, Ms. Coll. 2.

University of Pennsylvania: Jane Morley collection of letters from Sophia Mumford, Ms. Coll. 1071.

University of Pennsylvania: Evelyn Manuel Huber collection of Mumford and Huber family material, Ms. Coll. 1072.

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Controlled Access Headings

Form/Genre(s)
  • Audiovisual materials
  • Correspondence
  • Diaries
  • Estate records
  • Family papers
  • Financial records
  • Glass plate negatives
  • Ledgers (account books)
  • Manuscripts, American--20th century
  • Memorabilia
  • Photograph albums
  • Photographic postcards
  • Photographs
  • Picture postcards
  • Research notes
  • Typescripts
  • Writings (documents)
Personal Name(s)
  • Morss, Alison Mumford, 1935-1993
  • Mumford, Geddes, 1925-1944
Subject(s)
  • Authors, American
  • Families
  • Women
  • World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, American

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Collection Inventory

I.  Correspondence, 1928-1997.

Scope and Contents note

Arranged alphabetically by correspondent and in reverse chronological order thereunder.

Box Folder

A, 1954-1956.

1 1

B, 1972-1991.

1 2

Book Dealers, 1980-1986.

1 3

Bridgewater State College, 1986.

1 4

Brodie, Jocelyn, 1972-1988.

1 5

Bry, Doris, 1973-1987.

1 6

C, 1942-1997.

1 7

Christmas cards, 1942-1994.

1 8

Cori, Anne, 1967-1990.

1 9

Cressman, Luther Sheeleigh, 1943-1991.

1 10

D, 1972-1997.

1 11

Deutsch, Babette, 1975-1980.

1 12

The Dial Press: Rick Kot, 1981.

1 13

Donaldson, Franklin, 1963-1985.

1 14

Donskis, Leonidas, 1989-1993.

1 15

E-F, 1971-1995.

2 1

Ferry, W.H., 1978-1995.

2 2

Filler, Martin, 1975-1985.

2 3

Foley, Grover, 1980-1992.

2 4

G, 1975-1995.

2 5

Gabo, Miriam, 1974-1993.

2 6

Glikson, Andrew, 1985-1996.

2 7

Glikson, Arthur, 1968-1974.

2 8

H, 1971-1996.

2 9

Halsey, Van, 1984-1997.

2 10

Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc., circa 1963-1979.

2 11

Howard, Beth, 1983-1993.

3 1

Hubbard, Ruth, 1990-1995.

3 2

Hughes, Tom & Agatha, 1984-1990.

3 3

I-J, 1947-1996.

3 4

Johnson, Lyndon B., 1964-1965.

3 5

K, 1973-1993.

3 6

Kizer, Carolyn, 1942-1947.

3 7

L, 1966-1992.

3 8

Lea, Dale Halsey, 1990-1997.

3 9

Lennon, Florence Becker, 1930-1963.

3 10

Literary Agents, 1979-1996.

3 11

M, 1953-1996.

3 12

Miller, Donald L., 1987-1997.

3 13

Miller, Donald L.: The Lewis Mumford Reader, 1987-1988.

3 14

Miller, Donald L.: SWM's reaction to biography, 1982-1992.

3 15

Monmouth University: Ken Stunkel, 1985-1995.

4 1

Morley, Jane, 1987-1991.

4 2

Morse, Helen, 1950-1992.

4 3

N, 1950-1995.

4 4

National Medal of Arts, 1986.

4 5

Niebuhr, Ursula, 1971-1993.

4 6

New Jersey Institute of Technology: Lewis Mumford Festival, 1985-1987.

4 7

The New York Times: Waldo Frank book review, 1943.

4 8

Newman, Elmer, 1984-1997.

4 9

Nowicki Family, 1974-1996.

4 10

O-P-Q, 1959-1995.

4 11

Osborn, Bob & Elodie, 1974-1995.

4 12

Pantheon Books, 1986.

4 13

R, 1950-1996.

4 14

Rochberg-Halton, Gene, 1984-1990.

4 15

Sa-Si, 1974-1993.

5 1

Sl-Sz, 1954-1993.

5 2

Song, Junling (Julius), 1991-1996.

5 3

T, 1949-1990.

5 4

U-V, 1965-1994.

5 5

Unidentified, 1985-1987.

5 6

University of Pennsylvania, 1966-1990.

5 7

W, 1959-1995.

5 8

Walker, Ursula, 1982-1992.

5 9

Williams, Nina Gabo, 1982-1994.

5 10

Winerip, Michael: Article, 1989.

5 11

Wojtowicz, Robert: Literary Executive, 1987-1995.

5 12

Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1928-1932, 1982, 1987.

5 13

Y-Z, 1984-1989.

5 14

Zevi, Bruno, 1985-1996.

5 15

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II.  Family and personal.

A.  Family.

Box Folder

Baron, Charles J., 1935-1948.

6 1

Baron, Charles J. : Tiffany's, 1913-1915.

6 2

Baron, Charles J. : Tiffany's, 1928-1931.

6 3

Fleisher, Bob and Elena, 1942-1994.

6 4

Fleisher, Miriam and Sidney, 1935-1955.

6 5

Geddes Mumford Memorial Award, 1948-1952.

6 6

Germann, Mathilda, 1945-1958.

6 7

Huber, Evelyn Manuel, 1932-1997.

6 8

Miscellaneous, 1922-1950.

6 9

Malik, Hope Spingarn, 1970-1987.

6 10

Morss, Alison Mumford, 1938-1993.

6 11-15

Morss, Alison Mumford: Artwork, 1939-1958.

7 1

Morss, Alison Mumford: Birth, 1935.

7 2

Morss, Alison Mumford: Condolence letters, 1993.

7 3

Morss, Alison Mumford: Diary, 1972.

7 4

Morss, Alison Mumford: Essays, 1947-1960s.

7 5

Morss, Alison Mumford: Lewis's father, 1967.

7 6

Morss, Alison Mumford: Miscellaneous, 1943-1956.

7 7

Morss, Alison Mumford: Poetry, 1937-1954.

7 8

Morss, Alison Mumford: Random notes, 1935-1961.

7 9

Morss, Elizabeth, 1964-1989.

7 10

Morss, James, 1970-1995.

7 11

Mumford, Elvina C., 1918-1950.

7 12-13

Mumford, Elvina C.: Autograph album, 1882-1923.

8 1

Mumford, Elvina C.: Diary, 1897.

8 2

Mumford, Elvina C.: Menu journal & recipes, 1892.

8 3

Mumford, Elvina C.: Menu journal, 1893-1895.

8 4-6

Mumford, Elvina C.: Miscellaneous, 1884-1942.

8 7

Mumford family history, 1967-1968.

8 8

Mumford, Geddes, 1929-1941.

8 9-10

Mumford, Geddes, 1942-1949.

9 1-2

Mumford, Geddes: Condolence letters, 1944-1947.

9 3-4

Mumford, Geddes: Items returned by Army, 1945.

9 5

Mumford, Geddes: Obituary, 1945.

9 6

Mumford, Geddes: Putney School dismissal, 1941.

9 7

Mumford, Geddes: Random notes, 1950-1953.

9 8

Mumford, Geddes: Reprographic copies of letters, 1936-1944.

9 9

Mumford, Lewis: Appointments and honors, 1939-1940.

9 10

Mumford, Lewis: Artwork, undated.

9 11

Mumford, Lewis: Birthday wishes, 1986.

9 12

Mumford, Lewis: Centennial, 1994-1995.

9 13

Mumford, Lewis: Chronology, 1982.

9 14

Mumford, Lewis: Clippings, 1935-1990.

10 1

Mumford, Lewis: Condolences, 1990.

10 2-3

Mumford, Lewis: Future works, 1955, 1971.

10 4

Mumford, Lewis: Memorial, 1990.

10 5

Mumford, Lewis: 90th birthday, 1985.

10 6

Mumford, Lewis: Notes on decline, 1985-1990.

10 7

Mumford, Lewis: Obituaries, 1990.

10 8

Mumford, Lewis: Oddments, 1972-1988.

10 9

Mumford, Lewis: Passports, 1929-1976.

10 10

Tranum, Honor Spingarn, 1972-1995.

11 1

Turner, Joseph, 1941-1943.

11 2

Weis, Edith, 1922-1973.

11 3

Wittenberg, Erica Watts & family, 1952-1995.

11 4

Wittenberg family notes, 1952-1993.

11 5

Wittenberg, Marcia & family, 1925-1988.

11 6

Wittenberg, Ruth & family, 1944-1987.

11 7

Wittenberg, William & Elizabeth, 1943-1962.

11 8

B.  Personal.

Box Folder

Illness, 1955.

11 9

Independent Committee of the 26th District, 1942.

11 10

Letters to Lewis, 1925-1958.

11 11

Material for memoir, 1920-1996.

11 12

Oddments, 1925, 1941-1996.

11 13-14

Passports, 1930-1971.

11 15

Poetry from Lewis, 1937-1984.

11 16

Record album list, undated.

11 17

Theatre programs, 1919-1938.

12 1

Travel: Miscellaneous, 1922-1953.

12 2

World War II: Clippings, 1940-1941.

12 3

World War II: Miscellaneous, 1940.

12 4

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III.  Diaries and address books.

Box Folder

Indices.

12 5

Diary (Typed), 1957, 1960-1963.

12 6

Diary (Handwritten), 1957, 1960-1964 Jan.

12 7-9

Diary (Typed), 1964-1966.

12 10

Diary (Handwritten), 1964-1967.

13 1-3

Diary (Typed), 1967-1969.

13 4

Diary (Handwritten), 1968-1971.

13 5-6

Diary (Typed), 1970-1972.

13 7

Diary (Handwritten), 1971-1972.

14 1

Diary (Typed), 1973-1975.

14 2

Diary (Handwritten), 1973.

14 3

Diary (Typed), 1976-1977.

14 4

Diary (Handwritten), 1975-1977.

14 5

Diary (Typed), 1978-1991.

14 6-7

Daily calendar recordings and random notes, 1991-1994.

14 8

Diary excerpts, 1977-1995.

14 9

Address Books.

48

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IV.  Writings.

A.  Lewis Mumford's Writings.

Scope and Contents note

Arranged chronologically.

Box Folder

Aesthetics: A Dialogue, 1925.

15 1

Architecture.

15 2

The Bridge: First draft, 1927.

15 3

The Bridge: Part one, 1927.

15 4

The Bridge: Draft, 1927.

15 5-6

"The Plan of New York: A Critical Inquiry" : Galleys, 1932.

15 7

"The Planned Community" , 1933.

15 8

The Culture of Cities: First draft, 1935.

15 9

The Culture of Cities: Notes, 1928-1936.

15 10-11

The Culture of Cities: Used notes, 1934-1937.

15 12-14

The Culture of Cities: Used notes, 1926-1936.

16 1

The Culture of Cities: Preparatory, 1935-1936.

16 2

New Republic: Articles, 1938.

16 3

"The Social Responsibilities of Teachers and Their Implications for Teacher Education" , 1939.

16 4

"Looking Forward" , 1940.

16 5

"The Making of Men" , 1943.

16 6

"Pan Stories" , 1946.

16 7

Green Memories: Early draft, 1946.

16 8

Green Memories: First draft, 1946.

16 9-10

Green Memories: Edited typescript, undated.

16 11

Green Memories: Edited typescript, undated.

17 1-2

Green Memories: Draft, undated.

17 3

Green Memories: Additions and corrections, undated.

17 4

Green Memories: SWM notes, undated.

17 5

Green Memories Research: Binswanger, Martha, 1942-1945.

17 6

Green Memories Research: Family correspondence, 1927-1945.

17 7

Green Memories Research: Geddes Age 1-5, 1926-1930.

17 8

Green Memories Research: Geddes's correspondence, 1937-1944.

17 9-10

Green Memories Research: Geddes's correspondence (copies), 1943-1944.

17 11

Green Memories Research: Geddes's journals, 1942-1943.

17 12

Green Memories Research: Memories of Geddes by others, 1944-1945.

17 13

Green Memories Research: Miscellaneous, 1934-1943.

17 14

Green Memories Research: LM and SWM correspondence, 1925-1941.

17 15

Green Memories Research: 91st Division, 1945.

17 16

Green Memories Research: Random Notes on Geddes, 1934-1948.

17 17

Green Memories: Harcourt, Brace & Co., 1947-1948.

18 1

Green Memories: Letters from readers, 1947-1956.

18 2-3

Green Memories: Reviews, 1947-1948.

18 4

Green Memories: Seemel, Chris L., 1948-1950.

18 5

"Social Effects" , 1947.

18 6

Atomic War-The Way Out, 1948.

18 7

"Monumentalism, Sybolism and Style (Part Two)" , 1949.

18 8

"Alexander Farquharson: A Friend's Memories" , 1954.

18 9

"Democratic Vistas" , 1954.

18 10

The Ideal City: In Its Architectural Evolution: Review of, 1960.

18 11

"Memoir on My Mother" , 1960.

18 13

"The Myth of Megalopolis" , 1961.

18 14

"Authoritarian and Democratic Technics" , 1964.

18 15

"Présence de la Culture" , 1965.

18 16

"Utopia, the City and the Machine" , 1965.

18 17

Integrazione e Rinnovamento, 1968.

18 18

"Survival of Plants and Man" , 1970.

18 19

"The Cult of Anti-Life" , 1970.

18 20

"Epilogue: The Advancement of Life" , 1972.

18 21

Findings and Keepings: Interlude and little testament, undated.

18 22

Findings and Keepings: Part III, 1926-1931, circa 1979.

18 23

My Works and Days: Draft chapters, 1976-1977.

19 1

Sketches from Life: Draft, 1956-1981.

18 2-4

Sketches from Life: Notes, 1963-1981.

19 5

Sketches from Life: Reviews and publicity, 1981-1983.

19 6

The Lewis Mumford/David Liebovitz Letters: 1923-1968: Typescript, undated.

19 7-9

"Lewis Mumford on Architecture" : Transcript, 1990.

19 10

B.  General Research.

Box Folder

Architecture: Notes, 1921-1956.

20 1-5

Architecture: Research material, 1925-1958.

20 6-10

Architecture: Research material, undated.

21 1

"Art in Industry" : CKB comments, 1930.

21 2

Maps and guide books: Belgium.

21 3-4

Maps and guide books: England.

21 5-6

Maps and guide books: France.

21 7

Maps and guide books: Italy.

21 8

Maps: Connecticut and Massachusetts.

21 9

Maps: Massachusetts.

22 1

Maps: Miscellaneous.

22 2

Maps: Missouri and Illinois.

22 3

Maps: New York.

22 4

Maps: Pennsylvania.

22 5

Maps: Washington, D.C.

22 6

Random notes, 1939-1987.

22 7

Regional Planning Studies: Notes, undated.

22 8

C.  Writings by Others.

Box Folder

Chase, Stuart: "The Open Space Story in Redding" , 1978.

22 9

Coomaraswamy, Ananda K.: Published speeches, 1946.

22 10

Geddes, Patrick: Town Planning Towards City Development, 1918.

22 11

Geddes, Patrick: Town-Planning in Patiala State and City, 1922.

23 1

Goldbeck, Eva: "For a Life" , undated.

23 2-5

Heflin, Wilson: "New Light on Herman Melville's Cruise in the Charles and Henry" , 1974.

23 6

Lyle, David: The Book of Masonary Stoves, 1984.

23 7

"Man on Earth" , 1966.

23 8

Mann, Thomas: "Nietzsche's Philosophy in the Light of Contemporary Events" , 1947.

23 9

Marshack, Alexander: "Ukranian Upper Paleolithic Symbol Systems" , 1979.

23 10

Mayer, Gladys: "Everyman: Creator of the New World Order" , 1942.

23 11

Monday Evening Papers: No.2-3, 1964-1965.

24 1

Narr, Karl J.: Articles, 1974-1984.

24 2

Savelli, Giovanni: Letteratura Americana, 1956.

24 3

Spingarn, Amy: "New Houses" , 1925.

24 4

Spingarn, J.E.: Articles, 1901-1932.

24 5

Strongin, Josephine: Poems, undated.

24 6

Sullens, Idelle: "The New Opera Synthesis" , 1943.

24 7

Vilamajó & Lucchini: Julio Vilamajó su Arquitectura, 1970.

24 8

Wudeveld, H. Thomas: Articles, 1947, undated.

24 9
Volume

Canaletto & Visentini: Venezia & Londra, 1986.

1

Miller, Donald L.: Lewis Mumford: A Life, 1989.

2

D.  Miscellaneous Publications.

Box Folder

Civiltà Delle Macchine, 1964-1966.

24 10-11

Civiltà Delle Macchine, 1967-1970.

25 1-3

Firenze del Mondo, 1967.

25 4

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V.  Financial and legal.

A.  Financial.

Box Folder

Account books, 1921-1929.

25 5-6

Account books, 1931-1978.

26 1-4

Royalties, 1959-1988.

26 5

B.  Legal.

Box Folder

Copyright, 1924-1975.

26 6

Literary contracts, 1922-1980.

26 7

Rights and permissions, 1948-1997.

26 8

Television and radio contracts, 1948-1978.

26 9

Translation rights, 1924-1974.

26 10

Wills, 1979-1993.

26 11

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VI.  Photographs.

A.  Photographs.

Box Folder

Events, 1949-1975.

27 1

Family, 1875-1944.

27 2

Friends, 1922-1961.

27 3

Morss, Alison Mumford, 1936-1951.

27 4

Mumford, Geddes, 1925-1944.

27 5

Mumford, Lewis, 1895-1984.

27 6-7

Mumford, Lewis and Sophia Wittenberg, 1986, undated.

27 8

Mumford, Sophia Wittenberg, 1960s.

27 9

Europe.

28 1-2

Greece: Dimitris Pikionis Buildings, c. 1960.

28 3

Mexico.

28 4

Miscellaneous.

28 5

Public Works Administration.

28 6

St. Thomas the Apostle Church.

28 7

Sticks and Stones: A Study of American Architecture and Civilization, 1955.

28 8

Unidentified.

28 9

United States.

28 10

Wright, Frank Lloyd: Buildings.

28 11

Glass plate negatives.

29

Microfilm: Selection of LCM's papers.

29

B.  Albums.

Box Folder

Alison and family.

30

Alison and Geddes, 1925-1947.

31

Family.

32

Lewis and Sophy, 1896-1988.

33

Lewis and Sophy with others; house; friends, miscellaneous and vacations.

34

Buildings.

35

Postcards.

36-37

Negatives.

38

Elvina C. Mumford's album, 1899-1902.

39 1-2

Charles Baron's album.

40

Charles Graessel's album.

41

National Book Award.

42

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VII.  Audiovisual [RESTRICTED].

Conditions Governing Access note

Access to original audio/visual materials and computer files is restricted. The Kislak Center will provide access to the information on these materials from duplicate master files. If the original does not already have a copy, it will be sent to an outside vendor for copying. Patrons are financially responsible for the cost. The turnaround time from request to delivery of digital items is about two weeks for up to five items and three to seven weeks for more than five items. Please contact Reprographic Services (reprogr@upenn.edu) for cost estimates and ordering. Once digital items are received, researchers will have access to the files on a dedicated computer in the Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center. Researchers should be aware of specifics of copyright law and act accordingly.

Cassette tapes.

Box Folder

"An Apology to Henry Adams", 1961.

43

BBC Discussions, 1946, 1961, 1971-1972.

43

"Ideas," parts 1-3, undated.

43

Denver, Colorado: "A Remembrance," APA National Conference, 1990.

43

"Lewis Mumford: Selections of His Work," KPFA, reader Ed Markmann, Parts 1-2 (3 cassettes), 1990 July 17-18.

43

"Lewis Mumford: Selections of His Work," KPFA, reader Ed Markmann, Parts 3-4 (3 cassettes), 1990 July 19-20.

43

Joseph and Mabel Gil (2 tapes), 1990 August 16.

43

Record Albums.

Box Folder

Green Memories, 1948 Feb 21.

44

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VIII.  Memorabilia and oversized.

Box Folder

Memorabilia.

45

Oversized: Awards and diplomas, 1930-1990.

46 1-2

Oversized: Drawings, undated.

46 3

Oversized: Poster, undated.

46 4

Oversized: Research material, 1932-1955.

46 5

Oversized: Publications, 1954-1984.

46 6

Oversized: Awards and diploma, 1909-1988.

47 1

Oversized: Illustrations of European Cities.

47 2

Oversized: London Times, pgs. 9-10, 1892 Oct 7.

47 3

Oversized: Photographs.

47 4

Oversized: Posters, 1972-1986.

47 5

Oversized: Sophia by Gladys Meyer (FRAGILE pencil drawing), 1922.

47 6
Drawer Folder

Oversized: Posters (2).

49

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