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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1880-1924
Creator:
A. & W. Mackinlay (Firm).
Extent: 0.3 linear feet (1 box)
This collection (1880-1924) contains documents that relate to the business dealings of A. & W. MacKinlay, Limited, a bookselling company founded by Andrew and William MacKinlay in 1827, and based in Halifax, Nova Scotia.The bulk of the collection consists of invoices charged by A. & W. MacKinlay to H & A. Locke or to D. Y. Stewart and Son, two regional businesses. A few pieces of business correspondence are also included, along with a pair of ledger books which were printed and sold by A. & W. MacKinlay, but which contain the handwritten financial accounts of two unidentified businesses.
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A. & W. MacKinlay, Limited collection
creator
A. & W. Mackinlay (Firm).
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1336
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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0.3 linear feet (1 box)
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1880-1924
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This collection (1880-1924) contains documents that relate to the business dealings of A. & W. MacKinlay, Limited, a bookselling company founded by Andrew and William MacKinlay in 1827, and based in Halifax, Nova Scotia.The bulk of the collection consists of invoices charged by A. & W. MacKinlay to H & A. Locke or to D. Y. Stewart and Son, two regional businesses. A few pieces of business correspondence are also included, along with a pair of ledger books which were printed and sold by A. & W. MacKinlay, but which contain the handwritten financial accounts of two unidentified businesses.
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1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s
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English
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A. & W. Mackinlay (Firm). A. & W. Mackinlay (Firm). D. Y. Stewart & Son (Firm). H. & A. Locke (Firm). MacKinlay, Andrew, 1800-1867
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Business records Correspondence Financial records Invoices Ledgers (account books)
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1971-1998
Creator:
American Poetry Review.
Extent: 217 boxes
The collection primarily comprises the editorial files maintained on each contributor to the journal. Included in these files are correspondence between the authors, translaters, and editors of APR, manuscripts submitted for publication, galleys corrected by the authors and editors, and editors’ votes and comments on submitted manuscripts. Other series include a small section of administrative correspondence, financial records from 1972-1980, photographs of the writers whose work has been published in APR (many of which may be viewed online), and an incomplete run of the periodical.
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American Poetry Review records
creator
American Poetry Review.
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 349
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
217 boxes
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1971-1998
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The collection primarily comprises the editorial files maintained on each contributor to the journal. Included in these files are correspondence between the authors, translaters, and editors of APR, manuscripts submitted for publication, galleys corrected by the authors and editors, and editors’ votes and comments on submitted manuscripts. Other series include a small section of administrative correspondence, financial records from 1972-1980, photographs of the writers whose work has been published in APR (many of which may be viewed online), and an incomplete run of the periodical.
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1970s 1980s 1990s
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English
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American Poetry Review. American Poetry Review.
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Audiovisual materials Correspondence Financial records Manuscripts for publication Manuscripts, American--20th century Photographs
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1827-1961
(Bulk: 1852-1961)
Extent: 0.4 linear foot (1 box)
This is a collection of Book-of-the-Month club news, mailings, and offers along with a few examples of other book-seller related materials such as advertisements, catalogs, lists, and financial and business documents, mostly receipts. The bulk of the collection is from the years 1850 to 1961 with a few outlying documents from the 1820s to 1840s.
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American publishing, printing, and book-related ephemera collection
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1411
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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0.4 linear foot (1 box)
inclusive date
1827-1961
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1852-1961
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This is a collection of Book-of-the-Month club news, mailings, and offers along with a few examples of other book-seller related materials such as advertisements, catalogs, lists, and financial and business documents, mostly receipts. The bulk of the collection is from the years 1850 to 1961 with a few outlying documents from the 1820s to 1840s.
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1820s 1830s 1840s 1850s 1860s 1870s 1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s
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1850s 1860s 1870s 1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s
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English
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Book-of-the-Month Club‏.
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Advertisements Book catalogs Business records Financial records
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1929-2012
(Bulk: 1970-2012)
Creator:
Tehon, Atha
Extent: 11.5 linear feet (30 boxes and 8 oversized folders)
Atha Tehon (1926-2012) was a children's book designer and art director at Dial Books for Young Readers for thirty years and a freelance designer. This collection documents Tehon's life and career in the field of children's book publishing through correspondence, professional papers, project files on children's books, artwork, and awards.
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Atha Tehon papers
creator
Tehon, Atha
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1260
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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11.5 linear feet (30 boxes and 8 oversized folders)
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1929-2012
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1970-2012
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Atha Tehon (1926-2012) was a children's book designer and art director at Dial Books for Young Readers for thirty years and a freelance designer. This collection documents Tehon's life and career in the field of children's book publishing through correspondence, professional papers, project files on children's books, artwork, and awards.
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1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
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1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
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English
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Tehon, Atha Dial Books for Young Readers. Farrar, Straus, and Giroux. HarperCollins (Firm). Pinkney, Jerry Sendak, Maurice, 1928-2012 Steig, William, 1907-2003
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Audiovisual materials Awards Book jackets Calendars Clippings (information artifacts) Correspondence Drawings (visual works) Machine-readable artifacts Memorabilia Mock-ups Page proofs Sketchbooks Sketches
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1916-1934
Creator:
Boni & Liveright.
Extent: 5 linear feet (11 boxes)
Horace Liveright and Albert Boni owned the publishing company Boni & Liveright Inc., the first American publishing company to publish authors such as Faulkner, Freud, Cummings, and Hemingway. This collection consists of a series of letters between various parties and Horace Liveright. Most files contain correspondence written to and from Horace Liveright or his associates in the company (e.g. Donald Freide, Julian Messner, and Arthur Pell).
title
Boni & Liveright and Horace Liveright correspondence
creator
Boni & Liveright.
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 4
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
5 linear feet (11 boxes)
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1916-1934
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Horace Liveright and Albert Boni owned the publishing company Boni & Liveright Inc., the first American publishing company to publish authors such as Faulkner, Freud, Cummings, and Hemingway. This collection consists of a series of letters between various parties and Horace Liveright. Most files contain correspondence written to and from Horace Liveright or his associates in the company (e.g. Donald Freide, Julian Messner, and Arthur Pell).
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1910s 1920s 1930s
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English
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Boni & Liveright. Curtis Brown, Ltd. -- Correspondence Dreiser, Theodore, 1871-1945 -- Correspondence Ernest Brown & Philips. -- Correspondence Frank, Waldo David, 1889-1967 -- Correspondence Hackett, Frances, 1883-1962 -- Correspondence Hays, Arthur Garfield, 1881-1954 -- Correspondence Jastrow, Joseph, 1863-1944 -- Correspondence Kallen, Horace Meyer, 1882-1974 -- Correspondence Le Galliene, Richard, 1866-1947 -- Correspondence Library of Congress. Copyright Office. -- Correspondence Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. -- Correspondence Paget Literary Agency. -- Correspondence Wassermann, Jakob, 1873-1934 -- Correspondence Woodward, William E., 1874-1950 -- Correspondence
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Correspondence
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1883-1896
Creator:
Frost, Charles W., 1848 1939
Extent: 0.2 linear feet (1 box)
Charles W. Frost (1848-1939) was an advertising agent in Philadelphia who published a Comprehensive Calendar (a 250-year calendar beginning in 1753 and ending in 2002). This collection contains letters largely addressed to Frost relating almost exclusively to the perpetual calendar.
title
Charles Frost correspondence relating to his Comprehensive Calendar
creator
Frost, Charles W., 1848 1939
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1242
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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0.2 linear feet (1 box)
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1883-1896
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Charles W. Frost (1848-1939) was an advertising agent in Philadelphia who published a Comprehensive Calendar (a 250-year calendar beginning in 1753 and ending in 2002). This collection contains letters largely addressed to Frost relating almost exclusively to the perpetual calendar.
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1880s 1890s
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English
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Frost, Charles W., 1848 1939 Bok, Edward William, 1863-1930 Curtis Publishing Company.
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Advertisements Correspondence Financial records
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circa 1887-1960
Creator:
Curtis Publishing Company.
Extent: 184 boxes
The records fall into three major categories, and a fourth category containing a small amount of historical material: (1) Ladies' Home Journal, circa 1887-1946: correspondence (principally with editor William V. Alexander), financial records, and a small amount of historical material related to the publication; (2) Division of Commercial Research, Advertising Department, circa 1911-1960: research reports, speeches, and statistical studies directed by Charles Coolidge Parlin, his associates and successors, such as Henry Sherwood Youker; (3) Serials, circa 1913-1957: in-house publications of the Curtis Company; and (4) Historical material, scrapbooks, and memorabilia.
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Curtis Publishing Company records
creator
Curtis Publishing Company.
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 51
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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184 boxes
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circa 1887-1960
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The records fall into three major categories, and a fourth category containing a small amount of historical material: (1) Ladies' Home Journal, circa 1887-1946: correspondence (principally with editor William V. Alexander), financial records, and a small amount of historical material related to the publication; (2) Division of Commercial Research, Advertising Department, circa 1911-1960: research reports, speeches, and statistical studies directed by Charles Coolidge Parlin, his associates and successors, such as Henry Sherwood Youker; (3) Serials, circa 1913-1957: in-house publications of the Curtis Company; and (4) Historical material, scrapbooks, and memorabilia.
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English
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Curtis Publishing Company.
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Correspondence Manuscripts, American--19th century Manuscripts, American--20th century
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1881-1913
Creator:
Bok, Edward William, 1863-1930
Extent: 0.2 linear feet (1 box)
Edward William Bok was a publisher who came to the United States from the Netherlands with his parents at the age of six. This collection contains correspondence to Bok from various writers and actors spanning the years 1881 to 1913.
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Edward William Bok correspondence
creator
Bok, Edward William, 1863-1930
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 944
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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0.2 linear feet (1 box)
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1881-1913
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Edward William Bok was a publisher who came to the United States from the Netherlands with his parents at the age of six. This collection contains correspondence to Bok from various writers and actors spanning the years 1881 to 1913.
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1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s
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English
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Bok, Edward William, 1863-1930
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Correspondence Manuscripts, American--19th century Manuscripts, American--20th century Negatives (photographic) Poems
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1903-1915
Creator:
Pugh, Edwin, 1874-1930
Extent: 0.4 linear foot (1 box)
Edwin William Pugh (1874-1930), an author known for his works in the style of "the British Cockney School," frequently corresponded with his literary agent, Charles Francis Cazenove (1870-1915). These letters, dating between 1903 and 1915, represent a period of decline in Pugh’s literary career; and the letters, postcards, telegraphs, and telegrams in the collection relate not only to the logistics behind the creation and publication of Pugh’s fiction, but also to the author’s personal struggles, including poverty and poor health.
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Edwin Pugh letters to C. F. Cazenove
creator
Pugh, Edwin, 1874-1930
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1317
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
0.4 linear foot (1 box)
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1903-1915
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Edwin William Pugh (1874-1930), an author known for his works in the style of "the British Cockney School," frequently corresponded with his literary agent, Charles Francis Cazenove (1870-1915). These letters, dating between 1903 and 1915, represent a period of decline in Pugh’s literary career; and the letters, postcards, telegraphs, and telegrams in the collection relate not only to the logistics behind the creation and publication of Pugh’s fiction, but also to the author’s personal struggles, including poverty and poor health.
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1900s 1910s
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English
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Pugh, Edwin, 1874-1930 Cazenove, C. F.
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Correspondence
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1840-1910
Creator:
American Institute of Phrenology.
Butler, David P.
Fowler and Wells.
Fowler, Lorenzo Niles
Fowler, Orson Squire
Sizer, Nelson
Wells, Samuel Robert
Extent: 0.4 linear foot (1 box)
This collection contains materials related to the study and practice of phrenology, specifically as espoused by American phrenologists Orson Squire Fowler, Lorenzo Niles Fowler, Charlotte Fowler Wells, Lydia Folger Fowler, and Samuel Roberts Wells, who together make up the company Fowler and Wells. Fowler and Wells was the most prolific disseminator of phrenological materials throughout the nineteenth century. The materials in this collection range from extended, personal analyses of individuals, to advertisements and ephemera about phrenological publications, to original editions of the American Phrenological Journal.
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Fowler and Wells phrenological character readings, ephemera, and printed material
creator
American Institute of Phrenology. Butler, David P. Fowler and Wells. Fowler, Lorenzo Niles Fowler, Orson Squire Sizer, Nelson Wells, Samuel Robert
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1418
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
0.4 linear foot (1 box)
inclusive date
1840-1910
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This collection contains materials related to the study and practice of phrenology, specifically as espoused by American phrenologists Orson Squire Fowler, Lorenzo Niles Fowler, Charlotte Fowler Wells, Lydia Folger Fowler, and Samuel Roberts Wells, who together make up the company Fowler and Wells. Fowler and Wells was the most prolific disseminator of phrenological materials throughout the nineteenth century. The materials in this collection range from extended, personal analyses of individuals, to advertisements and ephemera about phrenological publications, to original editions of the American Phrenological Journal.
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1840s 1850s 1860s 1870s 1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s
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English
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American Institute of Phrenology. Butler, David P. Fowler and Wells. Fowler, Lorenzo Niles Fowler, Orson Squire Sizer, Nelson Wells, Samuel Robert The American Phrenological Journal.
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Advertisements Manuals (instructional materials) Printed ephemera
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1834-1875
Extent: 0.25 linear feet
Small collection of records regarding the G. & C. Merriam Company spanning the years from 1834 to 1875. The papers comprise chiefly correspondence to the G. & C. Merriam Company.
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G. & C. Merriam Company records
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1201
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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0.25 linear feet
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1834-1875
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Small collection of records regarding the G. & C. Merriam Company spanning the years from 1834 to 1875. The papers comprise chiefly correspondence to the G. & C. Merriam Company.
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1830s 1840s 1850s 1860s 1870s
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English
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G. & C. Merriam Company.
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Business records Correspondence Fliers (printed matter) Invoices Manuscripts, American--19th century Receipts (financial records)
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1981-2003
Creator:
Ott, Gil (Gilbert Frederic), 1950-2004
Extent: 4 boxes
The collection comprises correspondence, personal writings, submissions, journals, notebooks, grant and financial records, and computer files on a hard-drive.
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Gil Ott papers
creator
Ott, Gil (Gilbert Frederic), 1950-2004
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 610
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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4 boxes
inclusive date
1981-2003
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The collection comprises correspondence, personal writings, submissions, journals, notebooks, grant and financial records, and computer files on a hard-drive.
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1980s 1990s 2000s
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English
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Ott, Gil (Gilbert Frederic), 1950-2004
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Audiovisual materials Correspondence Financial records Machine-readable artifacts Manuscripts, American--20th century Writings (documents)
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1723-2006
(Bulk: 1967-2006)
Creator:
Gotham Book Mart.
Extent: 79 linear feet (95 boxes)
The Gotham Book Mart (1920-2006) was one of New York City’s most iconic bookstores during the 20th century. Founded by Frances Steloff (1887-1989), the daughter of poor Russian-Jewish immigrants, the Book Mart became a social center for the New York literati and a focal point for literary modernism in the United States. Steloff’s successor, independent literary manuscript dealer Andreas Brown (1933-), maintained the store’s focus on avant garde and small press publications while incorporating his own interests in postcards and genealogy. This collection contains 91 boxes of material relating to the daily operation of the Book Mart; correspondence, biographical, and legal material from both Brown and Steloff; postcard and genealogical material collected by Brown; photographs of the store, its employees, and events which took place there; and manuscripts and ephemera offered for sale.
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Gotham Book Mart records
creator
Gotham Book Mart.
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1025
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
79 linear feet (95 boxes)
inclusive date
1723-2006
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1967-2006
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The Gotham Book Mart (1920-2006) was one of New York City’s most iconic bookstores during the 20th century. Founded by Frances Steloff (1887-1989), the daughter of poor Russian-Jewish immigrants, the Book Mart became a social center for the New York literati and a focal point for literary modernism in the United States. Steloff’s successor, independent literary manuscript dealer Andreas Brown (1933-), maintained the store’s focus on avant garde and small press publications while incorporating his own interests in postcards and genealogy. This collection contains 91 boxes of material relating to the daily operation of the Book Mart; correspondence, biographical, and legal material from both Brown and Steloff; postcard and genealogical material collected by Brown; photographs of the store, its employees, and events which took place there; and manuscripts and ephemera offered for sale.
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1720s 1730s 1740s 1750s 1760s 1770s 1780s 1790s 1800s 1810s 1820s 1830s 1840s 1850s 1860s 1870s 1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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English
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Gotham Book Mart. Black Sparrow Press. Brown, Andreas Capote, Truman, 1924-1984 Steloff, Frances, 1887-1989 Williams, Tennessee, 1911-1983
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Audiovisual materials Book catalogs Broadsides (notices) Business records Cabinet photographs Correspondence Genealogies (histories) Legal documents Manuscripts (documents) Memorabilia Photograph albums Photographic postcards Photographs Postcards Sales records Scrapbooks
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1903-2013
(Bulk: 1955-2012)
Creator:
Dies, Harold, 1914-2012
Extent: 9 linear feet (9 boxes)
Harold Dies (1914-2012) was a trustee of the Dreiser Trust from its establishment following Helen Dreiser's death in 1955 to his own death in 2012. The Dreiser Trust managed the income and approved contracts for sale of Theodore Dreiser's published works. This collection documents Harold Dies' work with the Dreiser trust and includes financial information; agreements, copyright, correspondence, and royalty statements relating to the works of Helen Dreiser, Theodore Dreiser (bulk), and Paul Dresser; correspondence relating to the Trust and the estates of family members; legal and court records relating to estates of family members; some personal material of Harold Dies and members of the Dreiser family (including Gertrude A. Hopkins Dorn (niece of Theodore Dreiser), Helen Dreiser, Theodore Dreiser, Vera Dreiser, and Paul Dresser (brother of Theodore Dreiser)); and publications using Dreiser material or Dreiser-inspired content.
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Harold Dies papers relating to the Dreiser Trust
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Dies, Harold, 1914-2012
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1369
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
9 linear feet (9 boxes)
inclusive date
1903-2013
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1955-2012
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Harold Dies (1914-2012) was a trustee of the Dreiser Trust from its establishment following Helen Dreiser's death in 1955 to his own death in 2012. The Dreiser Trust managed the income and approved contracts for sale of Theodore Dreiser's published works. This collection documents Harold Dies' work with the Dreiser trust and includes financial information; agreements, copyright, correspondence, and royalty statements relating to the works of Helen Dreiser, Theodore Dreiser (bulk), and Paul Dresser; correspondence relating to the Trust and the estates of family members; legal and court records relating to estates of family members; some personal material of Harold Dies and members of the Dreiser family (including Gertrude A. Hopkins Dorn (niece of Theodore Dreiser), Helen Dreiser, Theodore Dreiser, Vera Dreiser, and Paul Dresser (brother of Theodore Dreiser)); and publications using Dreiser material or Dreiser-inspired content.
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1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
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1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
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English
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Dies, Harold, 1914-2012 Dreiser Trust. Dreiser, Helen Patges, -1955 Dreiser, Theodore, 1871-1945 Dreiser, Vera Dresser, Paul, 1858-1906
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Agreements Correspondence Estate records Family papers Financial records Legal documents Royalty statements
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1916-1983
Creator:
Farrell, James T. (James Thomas), 1904-1979
Extent: 800 linear feet
Born to a working class family in Chicago, James T. Farrell (1904-1979) rose quickly to be a leading figure for 20th century naturalism in American literature. An exceptionally prolific writer, Farrell published works spanning over five decades; however, his critics expressed that his output led to poor craftsmanship and editorial discretion throughout his later works. In addition to his professional works, Farrell produced a seemingly inexhaustible amount of correspondence, diaries, articles, and musings which covered a wide range of topics from politics to baseball. The currently available portion of this collection consists of over one hundred linear feet of personal and professional correspondence. Having kept many copies of his own drafts and letters as well, the correspondence provides a nearly complete view into Farrell’s conversations with publishers, politicians, family, fans and critics. Perhaps most importantly, this collection represents Farrell's legacy — an insatiable writer who fought to leave his mark on the world.
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James T. Farrell papers
creator
Farrell, James T. (James Thomas), 1904-1979
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 886
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
800 linear feet
inclusive date
1916-1983
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abstract/scope/contents
Born to a working class family in Chicago, James T. Farrell (1904-1979) rose quickly to be a leading figure for 20th century naturalism in American literature. An exceptionally prolific writer, Farrell published works spanning over five decades; however, his critics expressed that his output led to poor craftsmanship and editorial discretion throughout his later works. In addition to his professional works, Farrell produced a seemingly inexhaustible amount of correspondence, diaries, articles, and musings which covered a wide range of topics from politics to baseball. The currently available portion of this collection consists of over one hundred linear feet of personal and professional correspondence. Having kept many copies of his own drafts and letters as well, the correspondence provides a nearly complete view into Farrell’s conversations with publishers, politicians, family, fans and critics. Perhaps most importantly, this collection represents Farrell's legacy — an insatiable writer who fought to leave his mark on the world.
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1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s
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English
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Farrell, James T. (James Thomas), 1904-1979 Doubleday & Company, Inc. Vanguard Press.
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Correspondence
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1926-2014
Creator:
Gertzman, Jay A.
Extent: 4 linear feet (5 boxes)
Jay A. Gertzman, professor emeritus of English at Mansfield University, is the author of four books: Fantasy, Fashion, and Affection: Illustrated and Decorated Editions of Robert Herrick’s Poetry, Bookleggers and Smuthounds: The Trade in Erotica, 1920-1940; Samuel Roth, Infamous Modernist; and A Descriptive Bibliography of Lady Chatterley's Lover: With Essays Toward a Publishing History of the Novel. This collection focuses on Gertzman's research on Samuel Roth (1893-1974), writer, publisher, and entrepreneur, who is best known for publishing unauthorized excerpts of James Joyce's Ulysses in the United States, and for being the plaintiff in a landmark case before the United States Supreme Court that redefined what constitutes obscene material unprotected by the First Amendment. Researchers will find notes associated with Gertzman's book, Samuel Roth, Infamous Modernist, which was published in 2013 by University Press of Florida, as well as various research notes on Samuel Roth's publishing and writing career.
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Jay A. Gertzman collection on Samuel Roth
creator
Gertzman, Jay A.
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1315
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
4 linear feet (5 boxes)
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1926-2014
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Jay A. Gertzman, professor emeritus of English at Mansfield University, is the author of four books: Fantasy, Fashion, and Affection: Illustrated and Decorated Editions of Robert Herrick’s Poetry, Bookleggers and Smuthounds: The Trade in Erotica, 1920-1940; Samuel Roth, Infamous Modernist; and A Descriptive Bibliography of Lady Chatterley's Lover: With Essays Toward a Publishing History of the Novel. This collection focuses on Gertzman's research on Samuel Roth (1893-1974), writer, publisher, and entrepreneur, who is best known for publishing unauthorized excerpts of James Joyce's Ulysses in the United States, and for being the plaintiff in a landmark case before the United States Supreme Court that redefined what constitutes obscene material unprotected by the First Amendment. Researchers will find notes associated with Gertzman's book, Samuel Roth, Infamous Modernist, which was published in 2013 by University Press of Florida, as well as various research notes on Samuel Roth's publishing and writing career.
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1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
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English
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Gertzman, Jay A. Roth, Samuel, 1893-1974
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Correspondence Research notes
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1947-1955
Creator:
John C. Winston Company.
Extent: 1 box (0.2 linear foot)
An album comprised of dust jackets of books published by the John C. Winston Company spanning the years from 1947 to 1955.
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John C. Winston Company book jacket album
creator
John C. Winston Company.
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1409
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
1 box (0.2 linear foot)
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1947-1955
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An album comprised of dust jackets of books published by the John C. Winston Company spanning the years from 1947 to 1955.
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1940s 1950s
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English
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John C. Winston Company.
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Manuscripts, American--20th century
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1931-1995
Creator:
American Musicological Society.
Extent: 60 boxes
The records primarily consist of correspondence with authors, editorial staff, employees of the William Byrd Press, and officers of the American Musicological Society; copies of many issues of the Journal at various stages in th e publication process; and business records. The most prominent figures in the collection are the editors of the Journal; musicologists Oliver Strunk, Donald Grout, Lewis Lockwood, James Haar, Martin Picker, Don Randel, Lawrence Bernstein, Nicholas Temperley, Ellen Rosand, and Richard Kramer are also well represented.
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Journal of the American Musicological Society records
creator
American Musicological Society.
id
PUSp.Ms. Coll. 222
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
60 boxes
inclusive date
1931-1995
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abstract/scope/contents
The records primarily consist of correspondence with authors, editorial staff, employees of the William Byrd Press, and officers of the American Musicological Society; copies of many issues of the Journal at various stages in th e publication process; and business records. The most prominent figures in the collection are the editors of the Journal; musicologists Oliver Strunk, Donald Grout, Lewis Lockwood, James Haar, Martin Picker, Don Randel, Lawrence Bernstein, Nicholas Temperley, Ellen Rosand, and Richard Kramer are also well represented.
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1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s
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English
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American Musicological Society.
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Correspondence Publications (documents)
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1914-1931
Creator:
Campion & Company.
J.P. Horn & Co.
Extent: 1.4 linear feet (4 boxes)
This is a collection of business records of two Philadelphia publishing firms, J.P. Horn & Co. and Campion & Company, during the early portion of the 20th century. Materials include account books, invoice books, order books and miscellaneous correspondence regarding finances.
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J.P. Horn & Co. / Campion & Company business records
creator
Campion & Company. J.P. Horn & Co.
id
PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1037
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
1.4 linear feet (4 boxes)
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1914-1931
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This is a collection of business records of two Philadelphia publishing firms, J.P. Horn & Co. and Campion & Company, during the early portion of the 20th century. Materials include account books, invoice books, order books and miscellaneous correspondence regarding finances.
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1910s 1920s 1930s
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English
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Campion & Company. J.P. Horn & Co.
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Business records Correspondence Financial records Ledgers (account books)
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1920-1921
Creator:
Taylor & Francis., Publisher
Extent: 0.75 linear feet (3 boxes)
The Philosophical Magazine, which began in 1798, is one of the longest-running scientific journals in the English language. The British journal presents papers on materials science and condensed matter physics, primarily, and is published by Taylor & Francis. This collection consists of galley proofs for scientific articles published in the journal between 1920 and 1921, along with some accompanying manuscripts, typescripts, and illustrations.
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Philosophical Magazine galley proofs for science articles
creator
Taylor & Francis., Publisher
id
PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1329
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
0.75 linear feet (3 boxes)
inclusive date
1920-1921
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abstract/scope/contents
The Philosophical Magazine, which began in 1798, is one of the longest-running scientific journals in the English language. The British journal presents papers on materials science and condensed matter physics, primarily, and is published by Taylor & Francis. This collection consists of galley proofs for scientific articles published in the journal between 1920 and 1921, along with some accompanying manuscripts, typescripts, and illustrations.
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1920s
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language_facet
English
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Taylor & Francis. Philosophical Magazine.
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Galley proofs Manuscripts (documents) Typescripts
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1972-2008
(Bulk: 1978-1995)
Creator:
Running Press
Extent: 58 boxes
The Running Press Records are the institutional records of the Philadelphia based publisher which follow the growth and development of the company from its establishment in the early 1970s to 2008, six years after the company’s acquisition by the Perseus Book Group.
title
Running Press records
creator
Running Press
id
PUSp.Ms. Coll. 727
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
58 boxes
inclusive date
1972-2008
bulk date
1978-1995
abstract/scope/contents
The Running Press Records are the institutional records of the Philadelphia based publisher which follow the growth and development of the company from its establishment in the early 1970s to 2008, six years after the company’s acquisition by the Perseus Book Group.
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1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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1970s 1980s 1990s
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English
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Running Press
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Audiovisual materials Correspondence Financial records Manuscripts, American--20th century Photographs
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1974-1992
Creator:
Singing Horse Press.
Extent: 21 boxes
The collection comprises correspondence (485 folders in 20 boxes) and production materials related to Paper Air (23 folders in one box). The correspondence includes solicitations for poetry from Gil Ott and the responses that he received. The poets’ works were either published as books by Singing Horse Press or in the magazine Paper Air.
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Singing Horse Press records
creator
Singing Horse Press.
id
PUSp.Ms. Coll. 389
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
21 boxes
inclusive date
1974-1992
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abstract/scope/contents
The collection comprises correspondence (485 folders in 20 boxes) and production materials related to Paper Air (23 folders in one box). The correspondence includes solicitations for poetry from Gil Ott and the responses that he received. The poets’ works were either published as books by Singing Horse Press or in the magazine Paper Air.
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1970s 1980s 1990s
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English
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Singing Horse Press.
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Correspondence Manuscripts for publication
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1973-2003
Creator:
Singing Horse Press.
Extent: 11 boxes
The collection comprises correspondence and publication materials for works of poetry published by Singing Horse Press.
title
Singing Horse Press supplementary records
creator
Singing Horse Press.
id
PUSp.Ms. Coll. 609
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
11 boxes
inclusive date
1973-2003
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The collection comprises correspondence and publication materials for works of poetry published by Singing Horse Press.
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1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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English
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Singing Horse Press. Ott, Gil, (Gilbert Frederic), 1950-2004
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Correspondence Financial records Manuscripts for publication
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circa 1866-2013, bulk 1965-1990
Creator:
Teacher, Stuart
Extent: 5.5 linear feet (11 boxes)
This collection, dating from 1866 to 2013, contains published works, personal papers, business records and ephemera assembled by Stuart “Buz” Teacher, who founded Running Press with his brother, Lawrence “Larry” Teacher in 1972. Published works that inspired Running Press in its early years are included herein, along with documents that pertain to the publishing house's subsequent growth and sale to the Perseus Books Group in 2002. Around 1983, the Teacher brothers began restoring a townhouse at 125 South 22nd Street in Philadelphia; the documentation of this process is also included in the collection.
title
Stuart Teacher collection of Running Press material
creator
Teacher, Stuart
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1209
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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5.5 linear feet (11 boxes)
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circa 1866-2013, bulk 1965-1990
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This collection, dating from 1866 to 2013, contains published works, personal papers, business records and ephemera assembled by Stuart “Buz” Teacher, who founded Running Press with his brother, Lawrence “Larry” Teacher in 1972. Published works that inspired Running Press in its early years are included herein, along with documents that pertain to the publishing house's subsequent growth and sale to the Perseus Books Group in 2002. Around 1983, the Teacher brothers began restoring a townhouse at 125 South 22nd Street in Philadelphia; the documentation of this process is also included in the collection.
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Teacher, Stuart Bullitt, John C. (John Christian), 1824-1902 Perseus Publishing. Running Press Teacher, Lawrence, -2014
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Architectural drawings (visual works) Business records Legal documents Notebooks Photograph albums Photographs School records
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1972-2017, undated
Creator:
Teacher, Stuart
Extent: 7 linear feet (10 containers)
This 46-item collection (1972-2017, undated) consists of documents and artifacts identified by Stuart Teacher as significant to the history of Running Press. Founded by brothers Stuart and Lawrence Teacher in Philadelphia in 1972, Running Press grew to be one of the most successful independent publishers in the nation by the mid-1980s. This collection represents, in the words of Stuart Teacher, "two parallel themes" in the company's history: a creativity-centric publishing philosophy and a strong, collaborative employee culture.
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Stuart Teacher collection of significant items in the history of Running Press
creator
Teacher, Stuart
id
PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1333
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
7 linear feet (10 containers)
inclusive date
1972-2017, undated
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abstract/scope/contents
This 46-item collection (1972-2017, undated) consists of documents and artifacts identified by Stuart Teacher as significant to the history of Running Press. Founded by brothers Stuart and Lawrence Teacher in Philadelphia in 1972, Running Press grew to be one of the most successful independent publishers in the nation by the mid-1980s. This collection represents, in the words of Stuart Teacher, "two parallel themes" in the company's history: a creativity-centric publishing philosophy and a strong, collaborative employee culture.
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English
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Teacher, Stuart Running Press Teacher, Lawrence, -2014
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Appointment books Business records Financial records Legal documents Minutes (Records) Souvenirs (Keepsakes)
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