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Preliminary Guide to the Harry L. Levy Papers, circa 1934 - 1980

Summary

Harry L. Levy (1906-1981) served as a professor and dean of students at Hunter College, dean and vice-chancellor of the City University of New York, professor of the humanities at Fordham University, and visiting professor of classical studies at Duke University. Levy wrote several books and numerous articles; he specialized in the Roman poet Claudian, and authored major works on Ovid and Lucian. Papers include correspondence, subject files, articles, and reprints written and collected by Harry L. Levy, relating to his research in classical studies, and his roles as a professor and administrator. English.

Collection Details

Record Group
UA.29.02.0073
Title
Harry L. Levy papers
Date
circa 1934 - 1980
Creator
Levy, Harry L. (Harry Louis), 1906-
Extent
3 Linear Feet, 2000 Items
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
English.

Collection Overview

Papers include correspondence, subject files, articles, and reprints written and collected by Harry L. Levy, relating to his research in classical studies, and his roles as a professor and administrator.

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How to Cite

[Identification of item], Harry L. Levy Papers, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

Rubens paper
Box 1
Docta
Box 1
Correspondence
Box 1
Reviews
Box 1
Notes
Box 1
Reprints and pubs
Box 1
Professional records
Box 1
Magistralia
Box 1
Personalia
Box 1
Reprints and readings, 1934-1980
Box 2
 

Historical Note

Harry L. Levy was born in New York City in 1906, and received his bachelor of arts degree from City College of New York, and masters and doctoral degrees from Columbia University. He was a professor and dean of students at Hunter College, dean and vice-chancellor of the City University of New York, professor of the humanities at Fordham University, and visiting professor of classical studies at Duke University. Levy wrote several books and numerous articles; he specialized in the Roman poet Claudian, and authored major works on Ovid and Lucian. He also served as editor of Classical Weekly, and as president of the American Philological Association. Levy received the Chancellor's Medal from CUNY in 1967, and the President's Medal from both Hunter College and Brooklyn College. He died in Durham, N.C., in 1981, survived by his wife, Ernestine Friedl.


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Provenance

The Harry L. Levy Papers were received by the University Archives as a transfer in 2004.

Processing Information

This collection is unprocessed: materials may not have been ordered and described beyond their original condition.

Encoded by Jill Katte, March 2005