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Charles Mason Remey papers

Call Number: MS 413

Scope and Contents

The Charles Mason Remey Papers were given to Yale University Library by Mr. Remey. The family material consists of typed copies of manuscripts the originals of which are in other repositories, and Yale is one of several institutions that holds a set of these copies. It is not apparent whether any other institution has Remey's own travel diaries.


  • 1891-1957
  • Majority of material found within 1939 - 1957


Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright status for collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Charles M. Remey, 1940-1958.


8 Linear Feet

Language of Materials


Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

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The papers consist of his travel journals in Europe and Latin America as a teacher of the Bahá'i faith (1945-1948) and typescripts of family biographies and other aspects of the Remey family history. Included are compilations of the life and letters of Charles Mason, chief justice of Iowa, of George Collier Remey, rear admiral in the United States Navy, and of Mary Josephine Remey. Remey's architectural career is represented in an "Architectural design for a Bahá'i temple to be built upon Mt. Carmel in the Holy Land."

Biographical / Historical

Charles Mason Remey: studied architecture at Cornell, at École des Beaux Arts (Paris), 1896-1903; professor of architecture, George Washington University, 1908-1910; active in the Bahá'i faith and designer of the Bahá'i temple on Mount Carmel; author.

Guide to the Charles Mason Remey Papers
Under Revision
compiled by Thomas J. Connors
March 1980
Description rules
Finding Aid Created In Accordance With Manuscripts And Archives Processing Manual
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

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