Finding aid created by: CMV
Date: Jan 1979
|3 Jul 2008||converted to EAD (MRC)|
Overview of the Collection
|Creator:||Custard, Harry Lewis, 1893-1966.|
|Title:||Harry L. Custard Papers|
|Quantity:||9 linear ft.|
|Abstract:||Papers of the American author, philosopher, educator. Papers pertain to Custard's work in the philosophical field of the Unity of Knowledge. Correspondents whose letters are of significant depth and/or duration include William Moseley Brown, Luther L. Castetter, George R. Clements, Newton Dillaway, Laurence Foster, Isabel B. Holbrook, Robert Maynard Hutchins, C.G. Jung, Raymond Frank Piper, J. Hugo Tatsch, William Pearson Tolley, Margaret Truman, and Howard John Zitko.|
|Repository:||Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010
Harry Lewis Custard (1893-1966) was an American author, philosopher, and educator. Born in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, Custard lived in Scranton until he attended Syracuse University from 1916-1918, at which time military service interrupted his studies. He was able, however, to finish school while in the service and graduated in 1920. He went on to attend Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration from 1920-1922. He later taught at Lehigh University and Simmons College after which he worked for the federal government. With his wife, Edith May, he authored The Unity of Knowledge and the Organization of Thought (1940).
The Harry L. Custard Papers consists of general files, memorabilia, published material, and writings. The entire collection pertains to Custard's work in the philosophical field of "unity of knowledge."
General files contains files of information on various subjects which interested Custard as well as files of correspondence with people who expressed an interest in his research. This series also contains games devised by Custard, complete with playing cards and rules. Biographical material may be found in the "Personal" folder. Of particular interest to the researcher may be the signed letter from Margaret Truman in the "Graphology: signatures" folder and a signed letter from C. G. Jung in the first folder of "Correspondence: General: 1934-1948."
Memorabilia contains two items, a Harvard business school yearbook (1926-1927) and a Tambourine and Bones Award.
Published material contains articles written by Custard's wife Edith as well aas books on subjects related to Custard's research.
Writings contains typescripts and published examples of Custard's work, along with notes of various types (daily jottings, notes on books he read, and similar).
General files are in alphabetical order by subject. Published material and writings are in alphabetical order by type and within that by title.
The majority of our archival and manuscript collections are housed offsite and require advanced notice for retrieval. Researchers are encouraged to contact us in advance concerning the collection material they wish to access for their research.
Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.
Special Collections Research Center has made a concerted effort over the years to ensure that its manuscript and rare books holdings complement each other. As a result, many of our manuscript collections are supported by books, pamphlets, serials and other items which are cataloged in the Rare Books Collection. Please be sure to search the Classic Catalog for these related materials.
See also the Jeremiah Custard Papers.
Brown, William Moseley, 1894-
Castetter, Luther L., 1895-
Clements, George R.
Custard, Edith May (Best), 1900-
Custard, Harry Lewis, 1893-1966 Archives.
Dillaway, Newton, 1904-
Foster, Laurence, 1903-1969.
Holbrook, Isabel B.
Hutchins, Robert Maynard, 1899-1977.
Jung, C. G. (Carl Gustav), 1875-1961.
Piper, Raymond Frank.
Tatsch, J. Hugo (Jacob Hugo), 1888-1939.
Tolley, William Pearson, 1900-
Truman, Margaret, 1924-
Zitko, Howard John, 1911-
Educators -- United States.
Knowledge, Theory of.
Philosophers -- United States.
Genres and Forms
Preferred citation for this material is as follows:
Harry L. Custard Papers,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
|Box 1||Advertising for Unity of Knowledge publications 1949-1956|
|Box 1||American Engineering Council 1933|
|Box 1||Character study|
|Box 1||Clippings 1930-1951|
|Box 1||Color and music 1922-1933|
|Box 1||Advertising 1949-1960|
|Box 1||Roger Babson 1932-1934|
|Box 1||Edith M. Barrett 1933-1948|
|Box 1||Charles Bollinger 1963-1965|
|Box 1||Roger Borsodi 1964-1965|
|Box 1||William Mosely Brown and J. Hugo Tatsch 1933-1965|
|Box 1||Keral Carsen 1962-1966|
|Box 1||L.L. Castetter 1952-1966|
|Box 1||Dr. George R. Clements 1957-1966|
|Box 1||Gerald J. Defraeye 1964-1965|
|Box 1||Newton Dillaway 1953-1966 (2 folders)|
|Box 1||The Essenes 1944-1948|
|Box 1||1934-1948 - includes signed letter from C.G. Jung (2 folders)|
|Box 1||1942-1951 (2 folders)|
|Box 1||1949-1956 (2 folders)|
|Box 1||Mrs. Ellen Gibbs 1965-1966|
|Box 1||J.B. Goldstone 1941-1945|
|Box 1||Health Research 1964-1965|
|Box 1||Charles W. Hendel 1944|
|Box 1||Elizabeth Hadley Hunt 1941|
|Box 1||Hobart Huson 1964-1967|
|Box 1||Dr. Robert M. Hutchins 1933-1967|
|Box 1||George Winthrop Lee 1941-1942|
|Box 1||Letters of recommendation and photostats 1919-1948|
|Box 1||Miscellaneous 1948|
|Box 1||Raymond F. Piper 1924-1950|
|Box 1||John A. Polak 1948-1965|
|Box 1||S. Radhakrishnan 1964|
|Box 1||Theodor A. Reich 1936-1949|
|Box 1||Oliver L. Reiser 1947-1965|
|Box 2||R.C. Roper 1940-1953|
|Box 2||Thomas Sugrue 1946|
|Box 2||Mark Sullivan|
|Box 2||B.G.H. Vanderjagt 1950|
|Box 2||Charles Weller 1946-1948|
|Box 2||Dr. Howard Zitko 1962-1967 (2 folders)|
|Box 2||Correspondence and interviews 1933-1950|
|Box 2||Correspondence with publishers 1952-1956|
|Box 2||Distribution of Journal of Social Psychology 1964-1965|
|Box 2||Educational Research Associates|
|Box 2||Employment in government service 1937-1961|
|Box 2||Dr. Laurence Foster 1949-1965|
|Box 2||Louis Freiberg 1932-1934|
|Box 2||Business Lingo|
|Box 2||The Business Race Track|
|Box 2||Double Checkers|
|Box 2||The Family Circle Target Game|
|Box 2||Family Lingo|
|Box 2||Science Lingo|
|Box 2||Handwriting samples and signatures|
|Box 2||Published material|
|Box 2||Signatures - includes signed letter from Margaret Truman|
|Box 2||Isabel B. Holbrook 1915-1935|
|Oversize 1||Isabel B. Holbrook (oversize)|
|Box 2||Library of Congress 1945-1965|
|Box 2||Library of Congress cards for Custard's books|
|Box 2||List of religious systems and sects|
|Box 2||Gilbert Lorenz 1958-1965|
|Box 2||Miscellaneous published material 1930-1966|
|Box 2||Organic gardening|
|Box 2||Original sheet music 1945|
|Box 2||Personal 1902-1966 (2 folders)|
|Box 2||Quotations 1920-1946|
|Box 3||Oliver L. Reiser|
|Box 3||Gordon Speedie|
|Box 3||Statements pertaining to the Unity of Knowledge|
|Box 3||Syracuse University Class Reunion 1964|
|Box 3||Giorgio Tagliacozzo 1964|
|Box 3||William P. Tolley 1963-1965|
|Box 3||Unit of Knowledge publications|
|Box 3||Julius M. Werner 1966|
|Box 3||World University development program 1960-1966 (2 folders)|
|Box 3||Harvard Business School yearbook 1926-1927|
|Box 3||Tambourine and Bones award|
|Box 3||"On Relations"|
|Box 3||Miscellaneous (13 volumes)|
|Box 4||Miscellaneous (22 volumes)|
|Box 5||Miscellaneous (11 volumes)|
|Box 6||Miscellaneous (13 volumes)|
|Box 7||The Antioch Review 1947|
|Oversize 1||Fortune Nov 1943|
|Box 7||Higher Education for American Democracy, volumes I-VI 1947 (10 volumes)|
|Oversize 1||Life 28 Sep 1942|
|Box 7||Main Currents in Modern Thought 1946-1948 (6 issues)|
|Box 7||Mind Digest 1946 (3 issues)|
|Box 7||A Philosophy for World Unification 1946 (4 copies)|
|Box 7||"Emerson on health 1956|
|Box 7||"Unity of Knowledge" 1964-1965 (2 issues)|
|Box 7||"The Beard Five-Year Plan in Reflection" 1931|
|Box 7||Miscellaneous 1933-1953 (2 folders)|
|Box 7||"The Unity of Knowledge; Unity of the Human Soul"|
|Box 7||"The Unity of Matter"|
|The Unity of Knowledge and the Organization of Thought|
|Oversize 1||Excerpts 1934 (2 copies)|
|Oversize 1||Published 1940 (3 volumes)|
|Box 7||The Essence of Emerson 1955|
|Box 7||The Geometry of Thought 1959|
|Box 7||The Nature of Economics in the Economy of Nature (2 folders)|
|Box 7||Orientation in Education 1934|
|Box 7||Orientation in the Sphere of Knowledge 1958|
|Box 7||Orientation in the Sphere of Philosophy 1958|
|Box 7||Orientation in the Spheres of Economics and Business 1959|
|Box 7||Philosopher Joe 1958|
|Box 7||The Rhythmic Road of Life 1958|
|Box 7||Seeing Life Whole 1967|
|Box 7||Seeing Things Whole 1949|
|Box 7||The Unity in Religion 1955|
|Box 7||The Universal Reference Frame 1958|
|Box 7||The Universe and the University 1965|
|Box 8||Wisdom of Emerson 1965|
|Daily notes and jottings|
|Early charts, notes and quotations|
|Box 8||Miscellaneous 1930|
|Box 8||"What Woodrow Wilson means to me"|
|Box 8||Orientation in Education|
|Box 8||Reading notes (9 folders)|
|Published material (34 volumes)|
|Box 8||Miscellaneous (6 folders)|
|Box 9||Miscellaneous (4 folders)|
|Box 9||The Sphere of Graphology|