Bernhard Joseph Stern papers

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Bernhard Joseph Stern papers
Inclusive Dates: 1926-1943
Collection Number: mssStern
Collector: Stern, Bernhard Joseph, 1894-1956
Extent: 3 boxes
Repository: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
Manuscripts Department
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, California 91108
Phone: (626) 405-2191
Fax: (626) 449-5720
Email: reference@huntington.org
URL: http://www.huntington.org
Abstract: The Bernhard Joseph Stern correspondence and papers reflects his work on the biography of Lewis Henry Morgan.
Language of Material: The records are in English and Russian.

Administrative Information

Access

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Publication Rights

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Preferred Citation

Bernhard Joseph Stern papers, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Mrs. Bernhard Joseph Stern, 1968 and 1977.

Biography

Bernhard Joseph Stern (1894-1956) was an American born sociologist, who received his Ph.D. from Columbia. As a professor, author, and lecturer, his interests were many faceted with special emphasis on anthropology.
He became so absorbed in Lewis Henry Morgan (1818-1881 - the first social evolutionist in the United States to gain an international reputation) that he wrote the book, Lewis Henry Morgan: Social Evolutionist. It was published by the University of Chicago Press in 1931.
In 1936 Dr. Stern entered into an agreement with the Institute of Anthropology and Ethnography of the Academy of Sciences in the Soviet Union. He was authorized to be the American member of the editorial committee for the publication of the complete works of Lewis Henry Morgan.

Scope and Content

This collection includes subject matter related to Stern’s book about Lewis Henry Morgan and also his contract with the Soviet Union in 1936. There are over 100 letters during the period 1926-1938 addressed to the University of Rochester Library where so much Morgan material was deposited. In response, there are over 70 letters from the Rochester librarians. There are several letters to publishers requesting them to consider his manuscript. Corresponding to this group are over 40 letters from various American publishers in which they express reaction to his letters from various American publishers in which they express reaction to his projected volume. Letters to persons who had known Morgan are included. There are copies of over 140 Morgan letters and/or excerpts of them addressed to Joseph Henry (over 100 letters to him) and others during the period 1862-1881. There are approximately 100 pieces including miscellaneous notes, drafts of articles, and outlines that were working material for the volume. There are 20 printed reviews of the Morgan volume, three of which, appeared in the Soviet Union.
During the period 1931-1940 there are over 50 Stern letters to various Soviet scholars and over 20 letters written by the Soviets to him. These letters (some in Russian with an accompanying translation) are concerned with the mutual interest in Morgan and the 1936 contract, which was not trouble free.
Significant persons represented are: Robert Henrich Lowie (4 letters addressed to Stern, 1928-1929); and the Soviet scholars: A.A. Busigin, J. Winnikow, I.I. Meshchaninov, I.P. Alcor-Koshkin, and M. Kosven.
Box 1 consists of letters addressed to Stern arranged alphabetically by author.
Box 2 consists of letters (copies) written by Stern to various persons arranged alphabetically by addressee; Stern’s notes and drafts; printed reviews of his book Lewis Henry Morgan: Social Evolutionist.
Box 3 consists of letters and/or excerpts (all copies) written by Morgan to various persons arranged alphabetically by addressee. Other related material includes printed ephemera and photographs.

Indexing Terms

Personal Names

Kosven, M. O. (Mark Osipovich), 1885-
Lowie, Robert Harry, 1883-1957
Morgan, Lewis Henry, 1818-1881
Morgan, Lewis Henry, 1818-1881 -- Correspondence
Stern, Bernhard Joseph, 1894-1956 -- Archives
Stern, Bernhard Joseph, 1894-1956 -- Lewis Henry Morgan : social evolutionist

Corporate Names

Institut antropologii i ėtnografii (Akademii︠a︡ nauk SSSR) -- Correspondence
University of Chicago -- Press -- Correspondence
University of Rochester -- Library -- Department of Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Archives --Correspondence

Subjects

Anthropologists -- Soviet Union -- Correspondence
Anthropologists -- United States -- Correspondence
Biographers -- United States -- Archives
Sociologists -- United States -- Archives

Geographic Areas

Soviet Union -- Intellectual life -- Sources
United States -- Intellectual life -- 20th century -- Sources

Genre

Letters (correspondence) -- Soviet Union
Letters (correspondence)-- United States
Professional papers -- United States
Personal papers -- United States


CONTAINER LIST

Box 1

Correspondence

Folder 1

A letters to Bernhard Joseph Stern, 1894-1956, (1928)

Folder 2

American Anthropologist letters to Bernhard Joseph Stern, 1894-1956, (1927-1929)

Folder 3

B letters to Bernhard Joseph Stern, 1894-1956, (1928-1936)

Folder 4

Brown University Library letter to Bernhard Joseph Stern, 1894-1956,, (1930, Oct. 29)

Folder 5

C letters to Bernhard Joseph Stern, 1894-1956, (1929-1936)

Folder 6

Century Company letter to Bernhard Joseph Stern, 1894-1956, (1929, Jan. 23)

Folder 7

Columbia University Press letters to Bernhard Joseph Stern, 1894-1956, (1928-1929)

Folder 8

D letters to Bernhard Joseph Stern, 1894-1956, (1928)

Folder 9

D. Appleton & Co. letters to Bernhard Joseph Stern, 1894-1956, (1928)

Folder 10

Fenton, William N. (William Nelson), 1908-2005 letters to Bernhard Joseph Stern, 1894-1956, (1936-1938)

Folder 11

H letter to Bernhard Joseph Stern, 1894-1956, [1930]

Folder 12

Harcourt, Brace and Company letters to Bernhard Joseph Stern, 1894-1956, (1928)

Folder 13

Harper & Brothers letters to Bernhard Joseph Stern, 1894-1956, (1928)

Folder 14

Houghton Mifflin Company letter to Bernhard Joseph Stern, 1894-1956

Folder 15

Johnson, Alvin letter to Bernhard Joseph Stern, 1894-1956, (1929, Dec. 10)

Folder 16

Kenyon, Alfred S. (Alfred Stephen), 1867-1943 letter to Bernhard Joseph Stern, 1894-1956, (1930, Oct. 27)

Folder 17

Knopp, Alfred A., Inc. letters to Bernhard Joseph Stern, 1894-1956, (1928-1931)

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Folder 18

Liverwright, Horace, Inc. letter to Bernhard Joseph Stern, 1894-1956, (1929, Jan. 22)

Folder 19

Longmans, Green & Co. letter to Bernhard Joseph Stern, 1894-1956, (1929, Jan. 23)

Folder 20

Lowie, Robert Harry, 1883-1957 letter to Bernhard Joseph Stern, 1894-1956, (1928-1929)

Folder 21

M letters to Bernhard Joseph Stern, 1894-1956, (1928-1936)

Folder 22

MacIver, R.M. letter to Bernhard Joseph Stern, 1894-1956, (1931, Feb. 17)

Folder 23

MacMillan & Co. letter to Bernhard Joseph Stern, 1894-1956, (1928, Jan. 2)

Folder 24

Malinowski, Bronislaw, 1884-1942 letters to Bernhard Joseph Stern, 1894-1956, (1931)

Folder 25

Minnesota University letters to be Bernhard Joseph Stern, 1894-1956, (1931)

Folder 26

Myer, John H. letter to Bernhard Joseph Stern, 1894-1956, (1931, Apr. 18)

Folder 27

N letters to Bernhard Joseph Stern, 1894-1956, (1928-1936)

Folder 28

New York State Library letter to Bernhard Joseph Stern, 1894-1956, (1936, Feb. 14)

Folder 29

New York University letters to Bernhard Joseph Stern, 1894-1956, (1936)

Folder 30

North Carolina University letters to Bernhard Josteph Stern, 1894-1956, (1928-1932)

Folder 31

P letter to Bernhard Joseph Stern, 1894-1956, (1928, July 26)

Folder 32

President's Research Committee on Social Trends letter to Bernhard Joseph Stern, 1894-1956, (1931, Jan. 12)

Folder 33

Putnam, G.P. letters to Bernhard Joseph Stern, 1894-1956, (1929-1936)

Folder 34

R letter to Bernhard Joseph Stern, 1894-1956, (

Folder 35

Rochester Historical Society (Rochester, N.Y.) letters to Bernhard Joseph Stern, 1894-1956, (1928)

Folder 36

Russian review of Lewis Henry Morgan, Social Evolutionist, (1932)

Folder 37

S letters to Bernhard Joseph Stern, 1894-1956, (1928-1949)

Folder 38

Scientific Monthly letter to Bernhard Joseph Stern, 1894-1956, (1927, June 12)

Folder 39

Scribner, Charles, Sons letter to Bernhard Joseph Stern, 1894-1956, (1937, Feb. 5)

Folder 40

Sociliast Labor Party letters to Bernhard Joseph Stern, 1894-1956, (1936-1937)

Folder 41

T letter to Bernard Joseph Stern, 1894-1956, (1931, Mar. 21)

Folder 42

Union College letters to Bernhard Joseph Stern, 1894-1956, (1928-1945)

Folder 43

Union Soviet Socialist Republics letters to Bernhard Joseph Stern, 1894-1956, (1931-1940)

Folder 44

University of Chicago Press letters to Bernhard Joseph Stern, 1894-1956, (1928-1940)

Folder 45

University of Rochester letters to Bernhard Joseph Stern, 1894-1956, (1927-1938)

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Folder 46

University of Washington. Libraries letters to Bernhard Joseph Stern, 1894-1956, (1928-1931)

Folder 47

University of Wisconsin letter to Bernhard Joseph Stern, 1894-1956, (1931, Mar. 14)

Folder 48

V letters to Bernhard Joseph Stern, 1894-1956, (1931-1936)

Folder 49

Viking Press letters to Bernhard Joseph Stern, 1894-1956, (1929)

Folder 50

Wells College letters to Bernhard Joseph Stern, 1894-1956, (1928-1936)

Folder 51

White, Leslie A., 1900-1975 letters to Bernhard Joseph Stern, 1894-1956, (1931)

Folder 52

Yale University letters to Bernhard Joseph Stern, 1894-1956, (1928-1936)

Box 2

Correspondence, manuscripts, and notes

Folder 1

Stern, Bernhard Joseph, 1894-1956 letters to A-C, (1928-1936)

Folder 2

Stern, Bernhard Joseph, 1894-1956 letters to D-L, (1928-1945)

Folder 3

Stern, Bernhard Joseph, 1894-1956 letters to M-P, (1927-1938

Folder 4

Stern, Bernhard Joseph, 1894-1956 letters to S-Y, (1928-1949)

Folder 5

Stern, Bernhard Joseph, 1894-1956 letters to U.S.S.R., (1931-1936)

Various academies and scholars
Folder 6

Stern, Bernhard Joseph, 1894-1956 letters to U.S.S.R., (1937-1938)

Various academies and scholars
Folder 7

Stern, Bernhard Joseph, 1894-1956 letters to University of Chicago Press, (1929-1943)

Folder 8

Stern, Bernhard Joseph, 1894-1956 letters to University of Rochester, (1926-1935)

Folder 9

Stern, Bernhard Joseph, 1894-1937 letters to University of Rochester, (1935-1937)

Folder 10

Stern, Bernhard Joseph, 1894-1956 letters to Union College, (1928-1936)

Folder 11

Stern, Bernhard Joseph, 1894-1956 -- Lecture notes

Folder 12

Stern, Bernhard Joseph, 1894-1956 -- Lewis Henry Morgan - American Ethnologist, (1928)

Folder 13

Stern, Bernhard Joseph, 1894-1956 -- Lewis Henry Morgan Today, An Appraisal of his Scientific Contributions, (1945)

Folder 14

Stern, Bernhard Joseph, 1894-1956 -- "The man Lewis H. Morgan...", [1940]

Folder 15

Stern, Bernhard Joseph, 1894-1956 -- "The Life of Lewis Henry Morgan..." [outlines (documents)]

Folder 16

Stern, Bernhard Joseph, 1894-1956 -- Miscellaneous notes, [1940]

Folder 17

Stern, Bernhard Joseph, 1894-1956 -- Miscellaneous notes and drafts, (1931-1935)

Folder 18

Stern, Bernhard Joseph, 1894-1956 -- Printed reviews of Lewis Henry Morgan, Social Evolutionist, (1931-1941)

17 items
Included: Other works and bibliography
Box 3

Correspondence, notes, printed ephemera, and photographs

Folder 1

Morgan, Lewis Henry, 1818-1881 letters to Spencer Fullerton Baird, 1823-1887, (1865-1881)

Folder 2

Morgan, Lewis Henry, 1818-1881 letter to Asa Gray, (1877, Mar. 14)

Folder 3

Morgan, Lewis Henry, 1818-1881 letters to Joseph Henry, 1797-1878, (1862-1868)

Folder 4

Morgan, Lewis Henry, 1818-1881 letters to Joseph Henry, 1797-1878, (1868-1872)

Folder 5

Morgan, Lewis Henry, 1818-1881 letters to Joseph Henry, 1797-1878, (1873-1881)

Folder 6

Morgan, Lewis Henry, 1818-1881 letters to A.H. (Albert Harrison) Mixer, 1822-1908, (1870-1871)

Folder 7

Morgan, Lewis Henry, 1818-1881 letters to John Wesley Powell, 1837-1902, (1870-1880)

Folder 8

Morgan, Lewis Henry, 1818-1881 letters to W.I. Rheese, (1871)

Folder 9

Morgan, Lewis Henry, 1818-1881 letter to W.F. Warner, (1873, Oct. 16)

Folder 10

Morgan, Lewis Henry, 1818-1881 letter to "Mr. Editor", (1866, Oct. 3)

Folder 11

American Antiquity -- Lewis H. Morgan's Journal of a Trip to Southwestern Colorado and New Mexico, June 21 to August 7, 1878, (1942)

Reprinted
Folder 12

Garrison, Wendell Phillips, 1840-1907 excerpts to Lewis Henry Morgan, 1818-1881, (1876-1880)

Folder 13

Industrial Unionist, vol. 2, no. 7, vol. 2, no. 8, and vol. 3, no. 7, (1933-1934)

Folder 14

Kocbeh, Marc O. -- Printed articles, (1946)

Folder 15

Miscellaneous notes, [1938]

Xerox copies
Folder 16

Miscellaneous letters (correspondence) to and from various persons, (1866-1937)

Folder 17

Miscellaneous notes, (1841-1936)

Folder 18

Morgan, Lewis Henry, 1818-1881 -- Photographs, (1945)

Folder 19

Union College -- Union Worthies Number One Lewis Henry Morgan, (1945)

Folder 20

Receipts and sales slips, (1930-1936)

Folder 21

Rochester History, vol. 3, no. 4, (1946)

Folder 22

"Weekly People," (1938, Nov. 26)

Extremely brittle