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Charles Mason Remey Papers

A description of his papers at Syracuse University

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Remey, Charles Mason, 1874-1974.
Title: Charles Mason Remey Papers
Inclusive Dates: before 1941
Quantity: 4.5 linear ft.
Abstract: American architect. Collection includes manuscripts and published material.
Language: English
Repository: Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010

Biographical History

Charles Mason Remey (1874-1974) was an American architect and author and adherent of the Baha'i faith. He designed and built Baha'i houses of worship in Uganda and Ethiopia (three others were designed but never constructed), and traveled extensively to promote the religion. In 1960 his claim to be the successor to Shoghi Effendi as Guardian, or worldwide head, of the Baha'i caused a major schism which persists to this day.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Charles Mason Remey Papers includes manuscripts (most relating to Remey's memoirs and to the Remey family history), photographs and published material.

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Arrangement of the Collection

The collection is unprocessed and remains in original order.

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Access Restrictions

The collection is currently unprocessed and not available for research. Please contact Special Collections Research Center for more information.

Use Restrictions

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

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Subject Headings


Remey family.
Remey, Charles Mason, 1874-1974.


Architects -- United States.
Architecture -- United States.

Genres and Forms

Manuscripts (document genre)



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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Charles Mason Remey,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Gift of Charles Mason Remey, 1961.

Finding Aid Information

Created by: MRC
Date: 22 Apr 2010
Revision history:

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